First Hunter Derby of ‘23 and Irish Grand Prix Victory at The Ridge at Wellington Groves Week 4

Jordan Coyle and Picador (Picture by Romeo Ghete)

Loxahatchee Groves, FL (February 1, 2023) – The Ridge at Wellington Groves wrapped up its third week of competitors with an Irish victory within the $15,000 1.40m Grand Prix, their first $1,000 2’6″ Nationwide Hunter Derby, and two further days of lessons for hunters, jumpers, and equitation riders, each acknowledged and unrecognized. On Friday Eire’s Jordan Coyle and Picador fought their technique to victory in The Ridge’s Week 3 $15,000 1.40m Grand Prix, besting a discipline of 30 over a course designed by Leopoldo Palacios. Second went to Week 3’s $5,000 1.30m Rising Star Traditional winner, Israel’s Daniel Bluman driving Corbie V.V.Z Et, whereas third went to Coyle as effectively, this time aboard Ariso. The competitors included among the world’s prime riders, together with Adrienne Sternlicht, Beat Mandli, and Cian O’Connor, blended in with freshly minted Grand Prix riders and horses over a dynamic course meant to problem whereas permitting for progress and improvement.

Saturday’s Hunter Derby was the inaugural Derby occasion of the 2023 Ridge season, providing $1,000 in prize cash and a course designed by Nona Garson with excessive choices as much as 2’6″. Julie Hogan driving Gigi Stetler’s Think about That bested the three rounds, which included an non-obligatory Heat Up, first spherical, and helpful spherical. Second went to Samantha Carp and Conchita 128, whereas Sara Kate Lengthy and Delivered by Hand completed in third.

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