WELLINGTON CSI 5 * – THE GRAND PRIX IS IRELAND GREEN
The Winter Equestrian Festival continues at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center, with a CSI 5*.
The first 145 of the CSI 5*, Wednesday, March 7th, a jump off category, saw the victory of the Irish rider Daniel Coyle with Tienna in front of his compatriot Shane Sweetnam riding Cyklon 1083, and Santiago Lambre on Dolores.
On Thursday March 8th, the 150 with jump off, was won by Mclain Ward riding Hija van Strokapelleken. Behind him placed Shane Sweetnam riding Chaqui Z, and Danielle Goldstein on Lizziemary.
Friday March 9th, another 145 against the clock, saw Mclain Ward again as the winner, this time riding Bellefleur BS Z, ahead of Kristen Vanderveen riding Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili, and Daniel Coyle riding Tienna.
The most important race, the Grand Prix on Saturday March 10th, with prize money of $ 384,000.00, was won by the Irish rider Daniel Coyle riding Cita, with the only double clear in the category! Behind him placed Rodrigo Pessoa riding Chaganus (0-4) and Rodrigo Lambre riding Coleman.
The last event of the CSI 5 *, the 150 against the clock on Sunday, March 11th, saw the victory of Tiffany Foster riding Brighton, ahead of Adrienne Sterlincht riding Pembroke and Enrique Gonzalez riding Chacna.
Susanna Fusco and Fabrizio Bonciolini
March 12th, 2018