EN Today: The one where the rider falls off, horse goes and jumps a Jeep
John dug up this gem of a video featuring French eventer Nicolas Touzaint’s ride Pepsy du Thil at the Haras de Jardy CIC3* on May 5th.
Watch the horse jump the vehicle at 1:23
And we’re not talking about the hood of an SUV. Check out this amazing video of French rider Nicolas Touzaint’s ride Pepsy du Thil at the Haras de Jardy CIC3* on May 5th. Nicolas becomes unseated early on the course and Pepsy du Thil, undeterred, goes on to literally jump an SUV (it looks like a Jeep Grand Cherokee). I’m not sure how I would feel as a rider taking a tumble at an advanced vertical and then watching my horse go on to jump a car without me. I have watched the video several times and not only does the horse jump the Jeep, but it jumps the Jeep at an angle, making the overall jump much greater. The Aussies dominated the event, with Clayton Fredericks taking 1st (with Bendingo) and 3rd (Walterstown Don) and Bill Levett taking 2nd (One Two Many NJ).
Car jumping is something of an EN tradition. To this day one of my favorite videos is of this runaway horse jumping a car last August. Seriously, don’t try this at home kids.
[Haras de Jardy Results PDF, Website, video via KL]
Go Pepsy du Thil.
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