It was a fantastic finish for Harrie Smolders (NED) and Monaco to win the CSI5* class in an 11-horse jumpoff at WEF.
USA’s Benjamin Ebeling wins the Grand Prix Special CDI3*; Alexandra Reid takes Intermediaire I Freestyle with Flynn.
USA’s Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo win; earlier in the day Canada’s Pia Fortmuller topped the FEI Intermediaire A CDI3* with Frieda.
Three Canadians place in the top 10 of the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI3* that kicked off the evening at PBIEC in Wellington.
Top Canadian is Jacqueline Steffens, who places 4th with Cat Ninja in a field of 73 entries at the Winter Equestrian Festival.
Bertram Allen (IRL) is brilliant aboard Pacino Amiro to take the win in the feature class of week 7 of the Winter Equestrian Festival.
The Canadians couldn't catch the US riders; Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien came the closest with a 4th-place finish in the GP for Special.
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.
At the National show in Wellington, FL, Naima and I Do Kiss scored an impressive 74.347% after a year away from competition.