Beezie Madden captures her second 2017 FEI win, dominating the 2017 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows. Participation of Puerto Rican Vasco Flores. (Photo © The Book LLC)
Four-time Olympic medalist Bezzie Madden captured the $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix CSI 2* to add his second 2017 FEI win, taking her 50 World Rankings points, where she currently holds the 55th position.
Former World Equestrian Games’s bronze medal Bezzie Madden, as usual, showed quality to lead a group of 47 pairs on course designed by American Ken Krome, classifying 9 riders to the jump-off, where the winner completed her final run in 37.34 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Breitling LS (Quintero x Accord II) owned by Abigail Wexner. Taking a lead of 1.21 seconds to her closest rival from Madden, Andrew Ramsay’s second position was in 38.55 seconds with 10-year-old mare Cocq to Doodle (Tolan R x Niagara), followed in third place by Charlie Jacobs recording a time of 38.77 seconds with 11-year-old mare Cassinja S (Carinjo x Cassini I), while completing the top five in fourth place Adrienne Sternlicht with 12-year-old gelding Toulago (Toulon x Carthago Z) recording 40.08 seconds and fifth place Georgina Bloomberg with 12-year-old mare Manodie II H (Carthago Z x Zues) in 43.79 seconds.
For Latino Ranking Puerto Rican Vasco Flores was close to take Ranking points in 17th place, after completing in 4 fouls and 80.09 seconds his regular round with 12-year-old gelding Balou 660 (Balou du Rouet x Ramiro).
The best seed of the Grand Prix was World No. 2 McLain Ward of United States, knocked down a pole in his regular round to finish as the 4 fastest faults in 12th place with 15-year-old gelding HH Carlos Z (Chellano Z x Voltaire), the same horse he had won last Friday.