Ben Maher and Tic Tac set a blistering pace to claim victory in the $137,000 Restylane Grand Prix CSI3* to wrap up the second week of WEF.
The first international grand prix of the 2021 WEF circuit ended in a win for Madden, with two Canadians in the top ten.
Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) and Berdien captured the win in the 1.50m class at WEF; Canada's Vanessa Mannix was 6th aboard Catinka 25.
The US rider soared to the top in the $37,000 Adequan CSI3* aboard Agana Van Het Gerendal Z; Canada's Eric Lamaze was 5th with Fine Lady 5.
“The horses are fresh ... They feel like they got a year younger with a year off," said the Olympic gold medalist following his win.
Described as "freaky careful", the seven-year-old grey Oldenburg gelding was purchased in partnership with Mark Rein and Tara Dow-Rein.
The talented seven-year-old Newberry Balia NL is showing and winning in Europe due to a circle of friends and some interesting circumstances.
While CSIO Aachen was tanked due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a new event currently running has attracted top jumping competitors from around the world.
“When someone comes to look at horses, it’s important for us to have a little bit of everything in our sales program,” says Eric Lamaze.
FEI medical chief warns that ‘we cannot just apply what we want and ignore what is seen as an inconvenience’ after safety protocols ignored at shows.