It was a fantastic finish for Harrie Smolders (NED) and Monaco to win the CSI5* class in an 11-horse jumpoff at WEF.
The German keeps racking up the wins, this time aboard Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z; top Canadian was Mario Deslauriers, 11th with Bardolina 2.
Week seven at WEF kicked off with a Wednesday win for McLain Ward aboard a horse he says is never ridden between shows, just turned out.
Top Canadian in the class was Erynn Ballard riding Catoki's Son Z, who placed 4th in a large starting field of 66 on the grass Derby Field.
Less than a second separated the winner from runner-up Beezie Madden (USA) and her veteran partner Breitling LS.
Ashlee Bond (ISR) and Imagine out-galloped Canada's Erynn Ballard and Classic Penny to top a field of 40 over Catsy Cruz's (MEX) course.
This versatile show jumper enjoys a multitude of other equestrian pursuits from polo and herding cows to horse racing and skijoring.
Canadians Eric Lamaze and Tiffany Foster place 5-6 in the class, while Rachel Cornacchia grabs 2nd place in $50,000 grand prix.
“He is an experienced equitation horse and today was my first time riding him in the ring,” said Krawitt following his Section A win.
The pair win the $37,000 Restylane 1.45m CSI2* ‒ a hot start, as it is their first show after a lengthy break due to the pandemic.