Jessica Springsteen and her new firecracker mare Volage Du Val Henry topped the $35k Speed Class in Lexington Thursday afternoon, cementing their newfound partnership as one to watch.
The Selle Francais mare owned by SCEA Elevage De Voise laid down a fabulous 65-second trip that no one could catch. Andrew Ramsay and his longtime partner Cocq a Doodle put up the closest fight at the end of the class, but they were still a half-second out from the lead.
“I just recently got ‘Volly’. I was showing her a bit over the summer, and since bringing her back to the States she’s just been going so well,” said Jessica with a smile. “She’s only eight. This is our first indoor together so I’m really happy with her. She’s really strong minded but she’s always going to go. She loves to jump and she’s so brave. It’s fun to have a horse that really tries and she really wants to do the right thing. I’m really excited about her. I think she’s going to become a really competitive horse and I’m excited for the future.”
Congratulations to Jessica Springsteen and Volage du Val Henry on winning the Table C class at the National Horse Show.
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Devin Ryan and Cooper set the gold standard early on in the round despite having faults, and had they not had the single rail would have been vastly uncatchable.
But it was Jessica’s day, and something tells us the first of many with her new teammate.
“I thought I had a good chance to get a good placing,” Jessica continued. “I did not think that I would end up winning, but I just tried to be smooth and do the turns without going too, too crazy. It ended up working out so I was really happy.”