The ninth week of the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) saw a second major win for Kristen VanderVeen (USA) and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili.
Ashlee Bond (ISR) recorded her first career five-star grand prix victory riding Donatello 141 in the $401,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate at WEF.
Spencer Smith won the $137,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 9 CSI5* riding Theodore Manciais, edging his coach, Eric Lamaze, into 3rd spot.
Israel's Ashlee Bond logged her first Turf Tour Grand Prix victory aboard Ace of Hearts in the $15,000 1.40M Turf Tour Grand Prix at The Ridge.
Highlighted by a strong performance by Eric Lamaze, the Canadian Show Jumping Team tied for 4th place in the $150,000 CSIO4* Nations’ Cup in Wellington, FL.
Rodrigo Lambre topped the $214,000 Premier Equestrian Grand Prix with Catover to conclude WEF 8, while Kevin Babington received a special award.
The future of U.S. show jumping was shining bright as a team of up-and-coming athletes dominated the $150,000 Nations Cup CSIO4* at WEF in Wellington, FL.
CSIO4* week in Wellington launched with Adrienne Sternlicht (USA) winning the $5,000 Premier Equestrian Welcome Stake riding Cadans Z.
Spencer Smith won the $50,000 Dutta Corp/Guido Klatte Grand Prix CSI2*, while Catherine Tyree topped the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Classic CSI5*.
Norway’s Geir Gulliksen posted the first World Cup victory of his long and successful career riding the brave little VDL Groep Quatro in Gothenburg, Sweden.