The feature class of Week 3 of the ESP Spring Series in Wellington, FL, was contested by 42 riders on the grass Derby Field.
Canadian Sam Walker tops Section A of the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Open Stake with Evita, owned by Marbill Hill Farm.
US rider's new partnership with Baloutinue continues to blossom; top Canadian is Erynn Ballard with Jack Van’t Kattenheye in 7th place.
Saturday's feature class in Wellington, FL, saw another win for Vanderveen and Faustino De Tili; Erynn Ballard is top Canadian in 7th.
Canadians were prominent as the ESP Spring Series week 2 opened, with a second place for Ballard and a win for Asta Torokvei's Gamble.
In any Olympic year there tends to be a scramble of horsetrading in order to vie for spots on teams, and this year has been no different.
Darragh Kenny, the top-ranked Irishman in the world at #9, produced his winning round on a horse he had only been riding for two weeks.
Sunday's feature class at WEF 8 saw another big win for the German rider; Mario Deslauriers' former mount Amsterdam is 3rd with new rider.
The US rider took the $50,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m National Grand Prix; top Canadian was Tiffany Foster and Windsor Grey, 4th.
Many international riders in the field of 30 used the night class as a prep for the upcoming $150,000 Nations Cup on Friday.