In this episode, sponsored by Vita Flex Pro, co-host Sandra Oliynyk talks with Irish grand prix show jumper Daniel Coyle. They spoke at the Washington International Horse Show in October 2022.
Coyle was the winner of the 2022 $500,000 Great American Grand Prix in Florida and the 2022 Grand Prix of Rotterdam CSIO5* in the Netherlands. During the conversation, he talks about his two grand prix mounts, Legacy and Oak Grove’s Carlyle. He shares how his partnerships with them developed and how he keeps their training sessions fresh and interesting. He also explains what it’s like to gallop to a puissance wall and how he discovered the secret to how Carlyle loves to be ridden.
Coyle shares the differences between the European and North American styles of riding. He also thinks getting to know his horses gives him a slight advantage in the grand prix arena.