Rider’s Journal

Exponential top ten Finish at Rolex

April 2011 – May 26, 2011 — Equine Canada has named Exponential as the inaugural ‘Omega Alpha Horse of the Month,’ based his seventh place finish in the 2011 edition of the CCI 4* Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, held April 28–May 1, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, USA.

May 26, 2011 — Equine Canada has named Exponential as the inaugural ‘Omega Alpha Horse of the Month,’ based his seventh place finish in the 2011 edition of the CCI 4* Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, held April 28–May 1, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, USA. Following the dressage phase, Exponential, a Canadian bred 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned and ridden by Jessica Phoenix, of Cannington, ON, sat in 30th place with a score of 60.0. The pair was one of three combinations to complete Derek Di Grazia’s cross country course with no jumping or time penalties, which rocketed them up the leaderboard to eighth place. Exponential’s success continued as he and Phoenix also had a fault free jumping round to finish on their dressage score for seventh place overall—only one of two riders out of the 45 member starting field to do so. 

In addition to her seventh place finish at Rolex, Phoenix was also awarded The Bank One Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the highest-placed rider who is also the sole owner of the horse.

“Exponential is an incredible athlete and probably the best jumper I will ever sit on,” said Phoenix, who also rode Exponential at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. “I got him as an eight-year-old that had been off the track for about a year. He had never shown before. We are just coming up with a plan for the fall, and it may include Burghley.

Phoenix added, “I am so fortunate to have such a special partnership with Exponential, and we are honored to be the inaugural recipient of the Equine Canada Horse of the Month award.”

"At Omega Alpha, it has been our pleasure to work with Jessica Phoenix for the last couple of years," said Patti Hanco of Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals Inc. “Watching their steady progression up the leaderboards at the major North American events makes their finish at Rolex no surprise. Congratulations to Exponential on being the Omega Alpha Horse of the Month.”

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