Rich Fellers of Sherwood, Oregon and the amazing Irish-bred stallion Flexible stormed to victory in a thrilling third-round jump-off at the Rolex FEI
World Cup™ Jumping Final in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands today.
Only Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat and his 11-year-old gelding, Nino des
Buissonnets, were left to challenge the US partnership against the clock
in the closing stages, but despite a superb effort, they had to yield
to the pure determination of a horse and rider who, quite simply, never
give up. Flexible was all but written off twice during his career due to
severe injury, but overcame the odds to return to the top of the sport
each time. For the legion of fans who have followed the 16-year-old son
of Cruising and his rider from Oregon (USA) who bought the chestnut
stallion in Cavan, Ireland 10 years ago, today was a dream come true.
Unorthodox in his movement and