Hometown: Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Discipline: Show Jumping
Growing up on the west coast, Kirsten Coe spent much of her childhood in the saddle. For the majority of her junior career, she perfected her skills at the Desert Circuit in California.
Throughout her career, Coe has often done double-duty in both the hunter and jumper rings. In the hunter classes, she has picked up numerous tri-colors on many different horses. With Heartfelt, Coe won the World Champion Hunter Rider Professional Challenge at the Capital Challenge in 2007.
Coe jumped to many strong placings in the Grand Prix ring, partnering with a number of Ilan Ferder’s talented horses. In June of 2008, she and Starlight won the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix in Connecticut.
In August of 2010, Coe and Kilkenny Randall Z were fifth in the $30,000 Manchester and the Mountains Grand Prix.
In 2011, Coe clocked up many miles traveling back and forth between Florida and California to compete a number of horses. During the first week in March, Coe and Tristan teamed up to win the $31,000 HITS Welcome Classic presented by Pfizer Animal Health at Thermal. The following week, with Kilkenny Randall Z, she was second in the $200,000 Lamborghini Grand Prix. Coe completed the winter season of 2011 by finishing eighth with Tristan in a star-studded field at the $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).
2012 started well for Coe. She and her horses had several strong placings at the FTI Consulting WEF. With Baronez, Coe finished third in the $32,000 Suncast 1.50M Championship Jumper Classic. Coe and Combina finished sixth in the $32,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round IX. For her performances, Coe qualified to represent the U.S. at the 2012 Rolex/FEI World Cup Finals.
Coe traveled to Europe where she finished ninth in the CSI4* Gold Tour class in Antwerpen, Belgium on Sundance. She bettered that performance in Wiesbaden, Germany on the Global Champions Tour (GCT) when she finished fourth in a CSI5* 1.45M class on Baronez.
Back in the states, Coe finished fifth in the $50,000 Spy Coast/YHS Grand Prix Qualifier with Baronez at the Hampton Classic. She added a third-place finish to her results for the year, riding Catando Lyngriis in the Grand Prix of Princeton. Coe ended 2012 with a third-place finish in the $25,000 Citibank New Years Grand Prix with Chicago Lyngriis.
In 2013, Coe won the $30,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Round VII with Baronez during week seven of the FTI Consulting WEF. The following week she and Calypso were third in the $25,000 Ariat Jumper Classic. During week 11, Coe had a great week with Baronez, finishing third in the $101,000 Pennfield Feeds CSI4* Grand Prix and fifth in the $50,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Round XI. The pair’s success continued, placing fourth at the American Invitational. Traveling to Spruce Meadows, Coe and Baronez were fifth in the $400,000 CN Reliability Grand Prix World Cup Qualifier during the CSI5* ‘National’ Tournament. With Calypso, Coe scored a second-place finish in the $50,000 RBC Financial Group Cup during the CSI4* ‘Canada One’ Tournament.
Going overseas to compete, Coe helped the U.S. team win the CSIO3* Bratislava in Slovokia aboard Calypso. The pair also was third in a CSIO3* 1.60M class. In Beervelde, Belgium, Coe rode Baronez to a fifth-place finish in a CSI3* class.
Returning to North America, Coe again was a Nations Cup team member, representing the U.S. in the $350,000 BMO Nations Cup during the Spruce Meadows CSIO5* ‘Masters’ Tournament. She closed out her year with a fourth-place finish in the $100,000 Open Jumper 1.50M class with Baronez at the Alltech National Horse Show.
Coe began 2014 on a high note at Desert Circuit VII on the West Coast, finishing third in the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix with Baronez. The pair scored another third-place finish at the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix. At Spruce Meadows in June, she helped the U.S. team to a third-place finish in Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Scotiabank. At the National Horse Show, Coe earned valuable World Cup points with a sixth-place finish on Baronez in the CP Grand Prix.
In 2015, Coe secured her ticket to the 2015 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final with a third-place finish in the Live Oak International CSI2*-W Grand Prix with Czardas 30. In the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Ocala she and Baronez finished fifth. Coe then represented the U.S. at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final. At the Old Salem Farm Spring II Horse Show she and Baronez were fifth in the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix. At Spruce Meadows’ CSI5* ‘National’ presented by Rolex Tournament Coe and Czardas 30 were fourth in the $34,000 Roadtrek Motorhomes Cup.
Coe headed to Europe for the summer, starting off by representing the U.S. at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup presented by Longines at CSIO5* Falsterbo on Czardas 30. She then rode Baronez in the 100th Nations Cup of Germany at CSIO5* Mannheim, helping the U.S. Team claim top honors in a highly competitive field. She also finished fifth in a CSIO5* class with California 62 at Mannheim.