Canada's Vanessa Mannix places 5th with Catinka in a starting field of 78 entries over a track set by course designer Oscar Soberon.
“Today I just went in, let it be her way, and it worked out." The Canadian rider bests a field of 25 at Desert Circuit Week I in Thermal, CA.
Alex Matz (son of former Olympian turned top racehorse trainer Michael Matz) and Jillz win the class at beautiful Black Watch Farm.
A split field of 105 entries took on the two $6,000 classes; Canadian David Arcand and Malle Babbe Van’t Kieveld place 6th in Sec. B.
The victory at the World Cup Festival in Auckland makes her one of the youngest to ever win NZ’s highest-ranked international series.
Sunday's feature event at WEF 1 was clinched by Hilary McNerney and Singuletto with Foster and Vienna hot on their heels.
The pair take the premiere round of the series as the first week of WEF gets underway; Ballard also grabs 5th spot with Kamilla D.
Ramiro Quintana (ARG) started his WEF show season off on a high note with a victory in the $8,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Jumpers.
As the HITS Ocala Holiday Series wraps up in Florida, Jill Henselwood and Eblesse place 3rd in the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix.
The final day of the ESP Holiday III Show at PBIEC featured a win by Canada's Ballard with Ilan Ferder's 8-year-old Norwegian Warmblood mare.