Wellington, FL – February 14, 2014 – The Winter Equestrian Festival sees the best riders from across the globe, and many rising stars that will soon leave their mark on an international scale. There was no exception for 7-year-old Constable, owned by Cherry Knoll Farm, who traveled to Wellington to take on the 2014 Winter Equestrian Festival. With Olympian Laura Kraut in the saddle, the gelding has shown improvement with each passing week, riding to the top of the $1,500 7 Year Old Jumper division, sponsored by Adequan.
The chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding rose to the top of the rankings during WEF 4, nabbing the second and third place finishes in the $1,500 7 Year Old Jumper division. Constable is a more recent mount for Kraut, but as their partnership grows, so does their consistency.
Constable made his mark in Chantilly, France, in July 2013, when he rode to the first place finish in the Prix Equidia Life International 6-Year-Old Jumping Competition.
Kraut continued, “He is super sensitive, like all of the ones I have. I don’t use spurs or a stick; he is a very quiet ride and is very brave. He is brave about the jumps and he is very adjustable, but very sensitive. He doesn’t try to pull you around or do anything bad. He has the best intentions, and I am just lucky to have him.”
Kraut plans to continue to show Constable throughout the duration of WEF. She will also continue to show her veteran mount Cedric in the approaching FEI competitions. The USEF recently announced Kraut and Cherry Knoll Farm’s Cedric as one of the four horse and rider combinations to represent the United States on Friday, February 28, 2014, during the $75,000 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farms.