December 6, 2022

Evan Coluccio and Christian D’Or Make Dominating Debut in $20,000 HITS Open Prix at HITS Culpeper

Evan Coluccio and Christian D’Or Make Dominating Debut in $20,000 HITS Open Prix at HITS Culpeper

Sometimes, a new partnership comes together right from the start, and on Sunday that proved to be the case for Evan Coluccio with his new mount Christian D’Or. The 9-year-old Belgian Warmblood owned by Sea Sporthorses LLC arrived at Coluccio’s farm just 10 days ago, and the $20,000 HITS Open Prix marked their competition debut. They showed their new partnership is a winning one by besting a five-horse jump-off to take home the top prize, kicking off an exciting future together.

“This was my very first class with him ever,” expressed Coluccio. “He is a really good horse, and I feel like I can really trust him. I think he can jump very big jumps, and I think very highly of him – he’s got a big future. Once I got going, I was like, ‘Okay, this is easy. We can cruise around.’ He couldn’t have been better. He was just with me and he listened great – he did everything I asked of him. I was a little unsure of what to expect in the beginning, but he was awesome!”

Catsy Cruz set a technical track for the day’s main event in the Grand Prix Ring at Commonwealth Park. The first round started with a bending line, and the end of the course demanded accuracy with an oxer-vertical-vertical triple combination before the final line, which featured a vertical-oxer double combination before the final oxer headed towards the gate. Five advanced to the jump-off, which also began over a bending line and finished over the same double combination to the oxer after a fast gallop around the final turn.

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