Laura Kraut and Cavalia with no enemies at The Snowman Stakes in London.

With an advantage over 1 second, the American rider finished off the Italian Lorenzo de Luca to earn his first win of the week and first of December. (Photo ©


The American rider Laura Kraut got her first victory at the 2016 CSI 5* Olympia Horse Show, after finishing dominating the winner round of The Snowman Stakes, made at a height of 1.45m.

Presenting with 9-year-old mare Cavalia (Vingino x Manhattan) owned by St. Bride’s Farm, Kraut added 50 FEI World Ranking points with her victory, completing his presentation in time of 32.70 seconds, liquidating yesterday winner Italian Lorenzo de Lorenzo.

Taking a lead of 1.08 seconds between the winner and second place, the top five of the competition was completed by de Luca with his yesterday pair Halifax van het Kluizebos (Heartbreaker x Fetiche Du Pas) in 33.78 seconds, escorted by Germans Maurice Tebbel and Camilla PJ (Calme x Picard) in the third and fourth was number 3 in the world and also yesterday winner Daniel Deusser with the 13-year-old gelding Cornet d’ Amour (Cornet Obolensky x Damiani) in time of 37.60 seconds, while the Swedish Peder Fredricson and H&M Carat Desire (Carinjo x Latus II) were fifth, with a time of 38.69 seconds.


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