SpectraVET Cohiba and Lynn bested 34 other horses to take top honors in the East Coast Young Event Horse 5-year-old Championships.
SpectraVET Cohiba was sitting in third following the first day of competition, but a score of 41.9 in the jumping phase (which counts for 50% of the total score) boosted her into the Champion spot with a total of 82.38.
“She really impressed me,” said Symansky. “I didn’t know what to quite think about it going in – she has just run one Novice, but she is a superstar. She has a great brain and is a really athletic type, and I just couldn’t have been happier with the day.”
Lynn Symansky purchased SpectraVET Cohiba from Julia Schmid in Germany off of a short video clip and the Wurtemburg mare (Con Spirito x Lea) arrived in the U.S. in early spring. The mare has had a quiet introduction to the U.S., only running one Novice Event in addition to her YEH qualifying competition. “I like to take some time at home really getting to know them before I bring them out to the competitions,” explained Symansky. “I plan to do one more Event with her this fall and then kick on a bit quicker in her six-year-old year.”