Abigail McArdley of the United States dominated at home the second class of the GLEF in its sixth week, being escorted by Margie Engle. (Photo © Diana Hadsall Photography)
American rider Abigail McArdley dominated the second FEI event of the sixth week in the GLEF, obtaining a fast jump-off round.
Playing the $40,000 Great Lakes Classic CSI3* presented by Triple C Trailer Sales Inc., Abigail McArdley with the 10-year old gelding Chuck Berry 8 (Chacco-Blue x Watzmann) recorded a time of 31.81 seconds in their jump-off to secure 50 World Ranking Points.
Achieving a new victory at the sixth week’s Great Lakes Equestrian Festival under the development of the CSI3* Williamsburg, Abigail McArdley led the American one-two to be escorted by Margie Engle and the 13-year-old stallion Royce (Cafe Au Lait x Grandilot ), completing her course in 32.18 seconds.
For third place Scott Keach of Australia maintained a good rhythm with the 12-year-old gelding Fedor (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Orkaan) finishing in 33.12 seconds, while completing the Top 5 own Abigail McArdley in fourth position with the 15-year-old gelding Cade (Heartbreaker x Darco) in 33.54 seconds and US Quentin Judge accompanied by the 13-year-old gelding HH Quatuor (Col Canto x Rosire) recorded a time of 33.81 seconds in fifth place.
For the Latino Ranking highlighted adding FEI Ranking Points Mexican rider Alberto Michan with the 11-year-old gelding Redmond (Neo D’Aunou x Joly Jumper) completing his jump-off in 35.02 seconds and Colombian rider Ilan Bluman next to the 9-year-old gelding Eax Run Run LS (Casall x Montebello La Silla) completed in ninth place the last double clear round in 35.69 seconds.
Final Results $40,000 Great Lakes Classic CSI3*
1.- Chuck Berry 8/Abigail McArdle (USA) 0 / 0 / 31.81
2.- Royce/Margie Engle (USA) 0 / 0 / 32.18
3.- Fedor/Scott Keach (AUS) 0 / 0 / 33.12
4.- Cade/Abigail McArdle (USA) 0 / 0 / 33.54
5.- HH Quatuor/Quentin Judge (USA) 0 / 0 / 33.81
6.- Redmond/Alberto Michan (MEX) 0 / 0 / 35.02
7.- Van Gogh/Theo Genn (USA) 0 / 0 / 35.26
8.- Barnetta/Sharn Wordley (NZL) 0 / 0 / 35.42
9.- Eax Run Run LS/Ilan Bluman (COL) 0 / 0 / 35.69
10.- Hunter ST Anna Z/Ilan Ferder (ISR) 0 / 4 / 36.14
11.- Charline 28/Kady Abrahamson (USA) 0 / 8 / 37.82
12.- Bull Run’s Testify/Kristen Vanderveen (USA) 0 / 12 / 35.62