Ashlee Bond perfect in the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup in California.

The American rider was the only competitor that culminated his two clear rounds beating US Audrey Coulter. Daniel Pedraza of Mexico occupied the fifth place. (Photo © ESI Photography)


Returning to the win route, Ashlee Bonds of the United States won the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping to represent the seventh and last sleeve of the North American League – Western Sub-League, valid for the classification of the World Cup Final in Omaha.

As Thermal, California and part of the HITS Series headquarters of the CSI 3*-W week, Bonds got the only double clear of the afternoon alongside the 13-year-old mare Chela LS (Chapultepec la Silla x Tlaloc la Silla) owned by Little Valley Farms, getting a time of 40.91 seconds for their tiebreaker. The second position was for Audrey Coulter and Alex (Arpeggio x Mon Cheri), a 13-year-old gelding owned by Copernicus Stables, Llc, knocking down a pole and totaling 4 fouls in 45.29 seconds.

The decisive round was made up of 4 qualifiers, where Lane Clarke of Australia with 12-year-old gelding Balu U (Baloubet du Rouet x Caletto II) was third, accumulating 8 fouls in 40.10 seconds, while fourth place was Karl Cook with 8 faults and 41.05 seconds and the 13-year-old mare Tembla (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Cavalier).

The only representative of the Latin Ranking was the Mexican Daniel Pedraza, who exceeded the agreed time of the regular round by 1 hundredths of a second and was ultimately penalized with 1 foul with his 12-year-old stallion Arc de Triomphe (For Pleasure x Wellington). With this result Pedraza added 50 World Ranking points.


Final Results