ShowNet hits the road to Del Mar and Wilmington in the latest Weekly Wrap.
Del Mar International World Cup Week CSI3*-W highlights include:
$36,500 Grand Prix Qualifier: Laura Hite came away with the win over a monstrous field in the Grand Prix qualifier. Nearly 60 competitors took to the course in hopes of qualifying for World Cup competition. Just nine made it to the jump off, and Laura and her 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood were best by just over a second.
$36,500 CWD 1.45m: Richard Spooner was best in the CWD 1.45m speed class. The Master of Faster did what he does best and, despite jumping second in the order in the field of nearly 50 competitors, he could not be caught aboard Molly Ohrstrom’s 8-year-old stallion, Love.
$100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Del Mar: Zazou Hoffman was best when the stakes were highest in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Del Mar. She and Samson II bested an electrifying jump-off of four, just edging Olympic veterans Eduardo Menezes and Quintol. The duo’s winning margin was just under a second.
New England Equitation Championships highlights include:
NEHC Adult Amateur Grand Championship: At New England Medal Finals, Hannah Brown was awarded the Adult Amateur Grand Championship. She rode Brooke Farr’s Dimacho to the title. Brown moved up after being the Reserve Champion of the 22-27 age group a year ago.
NEHC Junior Medal Final: Katrina Tiktinsky topped the NEHC Junior Medal Final. Riding her own Augsburg, Katrina emerged from the multi-round competition with the leading score of 174.99. Katrina’s winning mount is a 13-year-old Warmblood gelding. They have been partnered since 2016.
World Equestrian Center Fall Classic highlights include:
$5,000 Welcome Stake: Willie Tynan rode Dominique to top honors in the Welcome Stake to kick off the week in Wilmington. Tynan and Shannon Hughes’ entry bested a five-horse jump-off and were one of three double clear performers on the day.
$7,500 Futures Prix: Jill Gaffney rode Freestyling Farms’ Jordan to the top of the Futures Prix. Jordan is a 13-year-old Oldenburg mare. They were a half-second fastest in a robust jump-off field of 11.
$25,000 WEC Grand Prix: Ryan Genn and Dieta were the winners of the WEC Grand Prix. The duo was clean and fast, coming away more than two seconds faster than any of the combinations in the five-horse jump-off, including those with faults. Dieta is a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare. The winning owner was Shannon Reid.
World Cup season continues in Washington, D.C. in the next Weekly Wrap!