Ireland’s Jonathan Corrigan and Loughnavatta Indigo (ISH) win $36,600 Welcome Stake CSI2* at Traverse City Spring Horse Show

  • 20 June 2020, 08:25

The excitement was palpable in Traverse City, Michigan in the USA as equestrian competition returned to the ring for the Traverse City Spring Horse Show.

Friday afternoon’s first international class of the week, the $36,600 Welcome Stake CSI2*, saw Jonathan Corrigan (IRL) and Debra Wycoff’s Irish Sport Horse Loughnavatta Indigo take a superb victory.

Jonathan Corrigan (IRL) and Loughnavatta Indigo won the $36,600 Welcome Stake CSI2*. Photo: Andrew Ryback Photography

Last to go in the jump-off, Corrigan and Loughnavatta Indigo crossed the line clear in 38.50 seconds to take the top prize. Speaking about his horse Corrigan said:

“Loughnavatta Indigo is an 11-year-old Irish Sporthorse, the Wycoff family owns him for me. We have jumped some 4* and 5* classes before and this is our first show back in a long time, just like everybody else.”

On his jump-off strategy:
“I was kind of thinking of jumping a slow clear, but I watched Samuel [Parot] go. He was quick, but I thought there were one or two areas where I could be quicker without having to run. Since I was last to go, I figured I might as well take a chance.”

On his first trip to Traverse City Horse Shows:
“It’s been pretty good so far, considering we just won! I have a good feeling about it. There is a sense of quietness about it, and there is a lot of room and countryside, so it’s very nice and relaxing. The footing is amazing and all the horses jump great on it. I’ll be here for next week, too.”

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