The American and the extraordinary mare who is "smarter than everybody else" keep the Rolex Grand Slam dream alive at the Dutch Masters.
The American rider becomes the new Rolex Grand Slam Live Contender with his victory aboard the great mare HH Azur.
The pair defended last year's title at the conclusion of the 2022 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows in North Salem, NY.
Erynn Ballard (CAN) and Gakhir, her Nations' Cup mount, took fifth place; Tiffany Foster received The Kate Nash Boone Style Award.
Two-time US Olympic team gold medalist McLain Ward won his third CSI5* in two weeks by taking the $401,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSI5* riding HH Azur.
The highlight of the 2019 WEF, the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*, was won by McLain Ward (USA) and HH Azur in a thrilling eight-horse jump-off.
Kent Farrington claimed the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Rider award and HH Azur has been named the Longines FEI World’s Best Jumping Horse.
McLain Ward (USA) rode with perfection, clearing every fence through four rounds of jumping to win the LONGINES FEI World Cup™ Finals
The stage was set and the audience was counting on McLain Ward (USA) to win his second consecutive class at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017
Eric Lamaze (CAN) and Fine Lady 5 finished second in the $380,000 Suncast® Grand Prix CSI 5* at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.
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