American rider Jessica Springsteen completed a perfect course to secure the victory in second FEI event of the CP National Horse Show at Lexington. (Photo © Taylor Renner)
American rider Jessica Springsteen completed a perfect course in the $35,000 International Open Jumper Speed, evaluated by Table C.
Maintaining its rhythm along in course designed by Michel Vaillancourt on part of the American Jessica Springsteen, she led the domination by home riders, who occupied the top five positions and the winner placed like main figures with her time of 65.00 seconds.
Introducing with the 8-year-old mare Volage du Val Henry (Quidam of Revel SF x Cassini I) owned by S.C.E.A. Haras du Val Henry, Jessica Springsteen secured 50 World Ranking Points and a first prize of $11,550 with her result, beating the fasted Andrew Ramsay with the 10-year-old mare Cocq A Doodle (Tolan R x Niagara) who stopping the clock in 61.53 seconds plus a demolition that added 4 seconds, for a grand total of 65.53 seconds in second place.
For the third place Devin Ryan had the same fate as Andrew Ramsay, having to add 4 seconds to the 62.31 seconds he achieved with the 10-year-old gelding Cooper (Unaniem x Baloubet Du Rouet), while fourth place was fourth times US Olympic medals Beezie Madden with the 8-year-old stallion HHS Hercules in 68.94 seconds and fifth place Aaron Vale registered a time of 69.49 seconds with the 8-year-old gelding Elusive (Rodrigoo x Capfucino).
The best seed of the class and world number 1 Kent Farrington of the United States of America, did not hurry the pace with his 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris), making it clear that he made an ambient round to make his horse ready, in what will be the main event of the week at the CSI4* CP National Horse Show in Lexington.
Returning to the winner Jessica Springsteen, today’s FEI victory represented the number 8th of 2017, showing that she is ready for more at the end of the year.