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Jurgens and Ziggy eat up the course at the 2014 Rolex. Photo courtesy Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Rolex was thrill of a lifetime for coffee shop girl

The cup is half-full for coffee-shop owner Rachel Jurgens who took to the fabled Rolex fields at the end of April. At least that’s how she describes her bucket-list ride on her 18-year-old Thoroughbred Ziggy. After the three-day event, which put Olympians and international champions to the toughest tests, the North Carolina woman and her ex-racehorse Thoroughbred placed 27. In each of the three phases, Jurgens looked not at their mistakes, but at their accomplishments, beginning with the dressage test, which pit them against skilled Warmbloods on a blowing, windy day. Ziggy’s Berry Boy Sire: Ziggy’s Blush Dam: Berry Blush, […]