Jul 18, 2019 | Show Stories

No stranger to developing young horses, Michelle Parker has successfully competed on many mounts, including homebreds. CCF Coral Sea, aka ‘Coral’, is practically family for Parker. Coral was bred by Parker’s mother and is the offspring of two of Parker’s previous Grand Prix mounts. Like his parents, Coral is on track to step into the Grand Prix Ring once he graduates from the Young Jumper Divisions. 

As a 5-year old, Coral earned top prizes throughout 2018 in the Young Jumper division, even winning one round of the Championships. Now competing in the 6-year old Young Jumper division, this flashy bay is continuing his #PathwayToSuccess. 

In Coral’s Young Jumper Profile below, Parker shares his backstory and some insight on his “cool” personality.


CCF Coral Sea has his eyes on the prize!



CCF Coral Sea’s baby pic at Cross Creek Farms in Tucson, AZ



What is CCF Coral Sea’s breeding? Where was he bred and who bred him?

Clintord/Julio Mariner. Carol Parker Cross Creek Farms  Born in Tucson, AZ I rode both parents in the Grand Prixs successfully

How long have you been riding Coral?

Since age 4.  They all get cowboy broke in Tucson and then come to California as 4-year-olds.

If he were a celebrity, who would he be and why?

Johnny Depp.  He’s a very pretty boy and thinks he’s super cool.

Would he rather eat or compete?

Coral would like to eat.  

What are his goals in life?

Grand Prix of course 😉


CCF Coral Sea and Michelle Parker win a Five Year Old Qualifier at Showpark. 

PC: Captured Moment Photography