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 had a great 2018 season where they put all their Badminton ghosts to rest and not only did they complete but they finished 19th and Tom was rewarded the Laurence Rook Trophy for the ' best British rider who had not before completed Badminton'. Albeit they have started in previous years it was an honer to be recognised with this first completion being so important for the partnership.
Tom and Cooly went on to complete Burghley and finished 21st around a strong track! Having come back well from Burghley and still being so keen to work Cooly is aiming for Badminton (now CCI -L 5*) again in the Spring of 2019, this year we plan for him to have a friend joining him (aka Liberty an Glory)!