Sponsored Jumper Set to Compete in 2016 OlympicsBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · June 6, 2016
KER-sponsored showjumper Scott Keach recently competed in the Devon Horse Show Grand Prix in Devon, Pennsylvania. The event is now an FEI four-star-ranked event featuring top riders from around the world.
Keach is set to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the longest timespan between Olympic appearances for an Australian. His last Olympic appearance was 28 years ago in the 1988 Seoul games, which beats the previous record of 16 years between Olympic appearances. Scott was 23 years old when he first competed on the Australian team in eventing. Now at the age of 51, he will compete in this year’s Olympic showjumping.
In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Scott explained, “We bought Fedor in Europe three years ago as a fairly inexperienced horse and I’ve produced him up to grand prix level. Things started falling into place two years ago and that is when the Rio Olympics became a real focus.”
He says, “My horses look fantastic on KER feed. I’m happy with their muscle tone, their coats—even in their eyes they look alert, and for me it’s very obvious.”