World Cup action continues at the 60th annual Washington International Horse Show. Plus, the World Equestrian Center holds its annual Fall Invitational.
WIHS CSI4*-W highlights include:
$40,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake, Winning Round (Thursday 10/25): Cat Tyree kicked off international competition at the Washington International Horse Show’s 60th anniversary with a win in the Welcome Stake. She rode Mary Tyree’s Bokai to top honors in a highly competitive field of 25 and was the fastest of seven clear rounds.
$35,000 International Jumper Accumulator, Costume Class (Thursday 10/25): The young Brian Moggre put on a show in the accumulator class. At just 17 years old, Moggre rode MTM Flutterby to a maximum score of 65 and was fastest, stopping the timers in 40.23 seconds. He was also dressed in attire reminiscent of the movie Grease in the event, which doubles as the annual costume class.
$50,000 International Jumper Speed Final: Georgina Bloomberg rode to the top of the International Jumper Speed Final. Aboard Gotham Enterprizes’ Paola, Bloomberg bested the field with swift turns and bold galloping. Her final time of 52.9 seconds was good enough to edge McLain Ward by a little over a tenth of a second.
Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund WIHS Equitation Final: Elli Yaeger was awarded the WIHS Equitation Final Championship. It was tight at the top. The 16-year-old earned the highest cumulative score over the course of the hunter, jumper and work-off phases. She edged Coco Fath by a single point.
$135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Washington for the President's Cup: Beezie Madden and Breitling LS reminded everyone in attendance at the Capital One Arena why they are the current World Cup Final Champions. The duo came away with a dominant victory in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Washington. In a four-horse jump-off, they were more than two seconds fastest.
WEC Fall Invitational highlights include:
$15,000 Welcome Stake: The highlight of the World Equestrian Center circuit is the Fall Invitational. Purse increases characterized the week, and Willie Tynan earned the first boosted prize, topping the Welcome Stake with Michelle Guardino-Dettelbach’s Fancy Girl. In a field of 44, 14 qualified for the jump-off. Tynan and Fancy Girl’s margin of victory was about 1.5 second.
$10,00 Futures Prix: Tynan’s week got even better when he got a winning streak going in the Futures Prix. He took the top two placings in the class, prevailing with Red Barn Farm’s KEC Kris Kringle. Kris Kringle is an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding.
$50,000 World Equestrian Center Grand Prix: Lisa Goldman took the win in the WEC Grand Prix. Topping an eight-horse jump-off, she and her veteran partner Sovereign were victors by a comfortable second. Goldman rode four horses in the class, jumping off with two of them.
More memorable performances in the next Weekly Wrap!