ShowNet takes over both coasts for FEI competition in the latest Weekly Wrap.
American Gold Cup CSI4*-W highlights include:
$35,000 Trelawny Farm Welcome Stake: Kristen Vanderveen kicked off the American Gold Cup with a blazing fast win in the Trelawny Farm Welcome Stake. She and longtime partner Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili were uncatchable over the speed track set by course designer Alan Wade. They were nearly three seconds faster than their closest competitor.
$80,000 American Gold Cup Qualifier: Fresh off team gold at the World Equestrian Games, McLain Ward was tops again in the American Gold Cup Qualifier with a new mount named Contagious. The 9-year-old Dutch Sporthorse gelding was recently acquired from Reed Kessler by Beechwood Stables for Ward to campaign. The new partnership also recently won a ranking class at five-star competition at Saugerties.
$70,000 Fidelity Investments Classic: McLain Ward continued his winning ways in the Fidelity Investments Classic. This time, his winning mount was the 11-year-old Selle Francais mare Tradition de la Roque. The duo was nearly two seconds fastest in a competitive jump-off field of 11.
$204,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup New York: Molly Ashe Cawley stole the show in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup New York. Riding Louisburg Farm’s D’Arnita, she edged Margie Engle by the narrowest of margins, coming home just nine-hundredths faster. The win marked D’Arnita’s first in World Cup qualifying competition, and she did so in her debut at the level.
Sacramento International Welcome Week CSI2* highlights include:
$6,000 1.45m: In Sacramento, Eric Navet started the weekly strongly with a win in the 1.45m aboard veteran partner Catypso. The pair has come back strongly this summer and fall after Navet missed some time while recovering from a broken metatarsal in his foot. The venerable duo bested a field of 26.
$40,000 Welcome Grand Prix: Karrie Rufer came home with the win in the Welcome Grand Prix. She piloted her top mount Georgie D’Auvray EC to top honors over a 32-strong field of competitors.
Both Rufer and Navet are preparing for next week’s World Cup qualifier. We’ll have that and more from Sacramento in the next Weekly Wrap.