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.
Top Canadians in the $73,000 class were Tiffany Foster, 5th with Figor, and Mario Deslaurier, 10th riding Bardolina 2.
The AOs have long been a part of the hunter world; debate rages regarding whether the existing rules are outdated as to who can participate.
The victory marked a triumphant return for the German rider after a four-year absence from WEF; Tiffany Foster 5th with Northern Light.
Three Canadians finished in the top 10 in the $37,000 class, led by Mario Deslauriers and Bardolina 2, who placed second.
WEF 4 started out with an incredible sweep by the American rider; top Canadian was Erynn Ballard and Nespresso Van’t Laekhof, 3rd in Sec. A.