5 Strides with Laura Kraut’s CONFU

Photo © Carly Nasznic

The 13-year-old grey Holsteiner gelding Confu won the $214,000 Spy Coast Farm Holiday II Grand Prix CS14* in December. TPH caught up with him via human show jumping superstar, Laura Kraut.

What’s your favorite thing about being in the show ring?
I really like it when there are a lot of people watching me. A few of my favorite places are Olympia, Aachen, and The Royal, just to name a few! But my favorite part is knowing I will get a treat when I complete my round.

If you could eat any human food, what would it be?

What do you love most about a jump off?
It’s taken me a long time to figure out how to jump really well and go fast. I got it now and have really enjoyed this past year practicing during our COVID break.

What would surprise our readers to know about you?
My barn is name Rocket … and I think pinning my ears is really cute, and a sign of affection.

What’s life like at home when you’re not showing?
When I am at home in England, I love hacking out on the roads and through the English countryside. Laura sometimes takes me to the race horse gallop which is so much fun!

*This article was originally published in the February 2021 print edition of The Plaid Horse. Click here to read it now, and subscribe for issues delivered straight to your door!