June 2017 - Winner's Circle
Written by CRM
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 06:15

The Master of Faster turned on the heat with his equine partner of 15 years to clinch the $60,000 Grand Prix of California, presented by Equ Lifestyle Boutique. The unstoppable duo, known as Richard Spooner and Cristallo, executed a flawless jump-off in 33.75, less than 0.04 seconds faster than the previous leaders, Vani Khosla and Billy Mexico. Relegated to a well-deserved second by a show jumping veteran, Khosla earned her second impressive grand prix red ribbon for the week at Blenheim EquiSports’ Mothers Day weekend event in San Juan Capistrano.

Allison Kroff and 8-year-old Quintus led the victory gallop after an exhilarating jump-off of 12 young horses in the $7,500 Interactive Mortgage Horses 10 & Under Futurity qualifier, held just before the Grand Prix. Kroff blazed around the shortened course with her big-strided mount, making the winning decision to leave out a stride in the last line. The action took place at Blenheim EquiSports mid-May show.

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Winners of the $25,000 Adequan Grand Prix 1.45m, Skipko K & Patrick Seaton-Sandoval. Photo: ©Alden Corrigan Media

First to go clear and winner of the Fédération Equestre Internationale North American Junior & Young Rider Championships Trial Idagio Van Het Nerenhof & Natalie Dean (trained by Willow Tree Farm). Photo: ©Alden Corrigan Media

Highest placing Junior in the NAJYRC 1.40m Trials, Hayden Zadel & Triskel De Kerliven. Photo: ©Alden Corrigan Media

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