Coolys Luxury (Cooly)
16.3HH bay gelding, born 2002
Sire/Dam: Olympic Lux/Tell Me Sunshine
Owned by The Luxury Syndicate
Cooly progressed quickly in his first season with Tom, competing at 3* level and finishing the season at Blenheim. In 2012 he finished the year in great form with an 8th at Aston Advanced, 10th at Hartpury CCI** and then completed Bleinhem CCI***. He successfully completed his first CCI**** at Pau at the end of 2013 and followed that up with a 14th at Luhmuhlen CCI**** and a great double clear at Burghley CCI**** to finish 11th in 2014. In 2015 he once again finished the season with a great result at Burghley finishing 19th. Having had an unfortunate mishap at Badminton at the beginning of 2016 he completed Camphire (in Ireland CIC*** where he finised 3rd! Cooly then finished the season at Pau CCI**** where he finished int he top 25!
Unfortunately Badminton 2017 wasn't for Cooly, after a great dressage test Cooly wasn't feeling his fully enthusiastic self on the XC so Tom decided to save him for another day. They he went onto complete a CIC3* at Bramham where he finished 9th and Le Pin au Haras (in France) where he finished 17th. Finishing his season back at Burghley CCI*** again back on form and finishing 17th.
Tom and Cooly are determined to conquer Badminton and are hoping 2018 will be their year, watch this space...!!