The Canadian Hugh Graham brought out his experience to take the victory in the CSI2* Caledon week, surpassing the Millar family with Amy and Ian escorting him. (Photo © Ben Radvanyi Photography)
68-year-old Canadian rider Hugh Graham brought out his experience to win the $35,000 Open Welcome Phase 2 Caledon Cup in Canada.
Representing the first 2017 win and first since 2014, Hugh Graham showed the way on the course designed by Mexican Oscar Soberon, beating a group of 27 pairs that started the regular round and 8 riders who returned to the jump-off, including Hugh Graham with the 11-year-old gelding KnockOut 3E (Jamestown x Class Action) in time of 41.59 seconds.
Also today’s victory represented the sixth in Hugh Graham’s professional career, with regard to FEI events since 2009, being today the member of Pan-American team and Canadian Olympic team, to be part of Canada Hall of Fame since 2016.
The second place was for the Canadian Olympic team Amy Millar next to the 10-year-old gelding Heros (Canadian River x Clinton) in 42.80 seconds and for the third place to the main figure of the Canadian Show Jumping and ten times Olympic team “Captain Canada” Ian Millar, who at 70-year-old continues to accumulate good results with the 14-year-old gelding Dixson (Vigo d’Arsouilles x Olisco) in 42.89 seconds.
Completed the Top 5 finishing in fourth place Canadian rider Ali Ramsay with the 10-year-old mare Hermelien VD Hooghoeve (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Thunder van de Zuuthoeve) and fifth place for Canadian Laurie Bucci with the 9-year-old gelding Glimmer Man (Gervantus II x Donner Bube).