This year’s WEF was a great success despite its early finale due to COVID-19. The Champion Awards were presented based on prize money or points won.
Concluding the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival season on a high note, Natalie Dean (USA) and Ceitasi topped a five-horse jump-off in Sunday’s feature class.
Ireland’s Darragh Kenny scored a victory in the $137,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI3* to conclude a banner season at the Winter Equestrian Festival.
Artisan Farms' Brighton lived up to his 95% clear round percentage when winning the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Jumper Classic with Foster 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.
In Wednesday’s highlight class, the best was saved for last as Vanderveen and Faustino de Tili were the final of 60 to navigate the two-phase course.
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.
It came down to a minute to win it in the Douglas Elliman Real Estate Classic as Brian Moggre was the only rider to break that mark over the speed track.
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*.