Quasi Cool Impresses In His International Debut With Dutton At Carolina International

Mar 19, 2021 - 3:36 PM

Raeford, N.C.—March 19

Quasi Cool lived up to his name today at the Cloud 11-Gavilan North LLC Carolina International, jumping a calm, cool and clear show jumping round for Phillip Dutton to maintain their lead in the CCI3*-S heading into tomorrow’s cross-country.

“He was spectacular today” said Dutton. “I thought he jumped really well, and it didn’t matter what I did; he wasn’t going to get near a rail. It was a nice feeling to have.”

Marc Donovan’s course produced 11 double clear rounds out of 28 to jump.

Phillip Dutton and Quasi Cool maintained their dressage lead after a clear show jumping round in the CCI3*-S. Lindsay Berreth Photos

He found the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Quo Vados—B-Estelle, Lord) in Dirk Schrade’s barn in Germany after he’d taken him to the 2* level. This weekend is his FEI debut with Dutton in the irons.

Now owned by Caroline Moran, “Quasi” has been steadily racking up completions with Dutton since he started riding him in 2019. “I was a little bit cautious on the cross-country in the beginning, just trying to get his confidence and get him using himself well on the flat. We’re really excited about him,” he said. “He’s a very laidback horse. Not much fazes him or flusters him. He’s a pretty easygoing guy.”

Cross-country for the CCI3*-S kicks off at 9 a.m. tomorrow in reverse order of placing.

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Colleen Rutledge and C Me Fly’s round was interrupted when the wind knocked down part of a jump, but they started up again to jump clear and move into second place.
Doug Payne and Camarillo jumped clear to move into sixth place.
Woods Baughman demonstrated excellent equitation on his way to a clear round with Hopak de Greenbay Z.
Happy pats from Woods Baughman after a clear round.
Will Coleman enjoyed the “Irish weather” while watching show jumping.
Andrew McConnon went over his clear round aboard Ferrie’s Cello with Erik Duvander.
Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Stormwater jumped a clear round to maintain third place.
Dana Cooke’s FE Glamour sported some lovely dapples.
Nick Larkin, winner of the first ever Rolex Kentucky CCI5*-L, is competing in the three-star with Cellusana Alex Too.
Cecilia Lundberg’s Cascor was a bit spooked by the high winds heading out of the ring after a clear jumping round.
Mary Bess Davis was happy to finish her clear round on CSF Dassett Decoy.

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