Canadian rider Nicole Walker commanded the CSI3* Harrisburg stellar event in what was a one-two-three final for her country and valid for the World Cup. (Photo © Al Cook Photography)
Canadian rider Nicole Walker commanded the one-two-three for her country at $100,000 Prix of Penn National of CSI3* Harrisburg.
Surprising victory for young Canadian rider Nicole Walker, who dominated the jump-off round with 12-year-old stallion Falco van Spkeveld (Toulon x Lys De Darmen), securing 80 World Ranking points on course designed by Portuguese Bernardo Costa Cabral.
After a regular round with 26 pairs in the conclusion of the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Nicole Walker recorded a time of 30.77 seconds in a Canadian sweep with Francois Lamontagne next to the 9-year-old mare Chanel du Calvaire (Luccianio x Kashmir van Schuttershof) in 31.51 seconds occupied second place and third Ali Ramsay with the 10-year-old mare Hermelien vd Hooghoeve (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Thunder van de Zuuthoeve) in 32.02 seconds.
The double clear round extended until fifth place in a valid class to World Cup North American League qualify, where British rider Emily Moffitt finished in 32.04 seconds her course with the 10-year-old stallion Hilfiger van de Olmenhoeve (Dulf van den Bisschop x Querlybet Hero) and fifth place was American Kelli Cruciotti in 33.30 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Hadja van Orshof (Cabrio van de Heffinck x Darco).
By the Latino Ranking its two representatives managed to add World Ranking Points, being the best located the former latino Ranking leader Samuel Parot of Chile with a 4 fouls regular round faster in 58.77 seconds accompanied by the 15-year-old gelding Couscous van Orti (Nabab de Reve x Cash) finishing in 11th place and Paulo Santana of El Salvador also knocked down a fence in 60.83 seconds next to the 17-year-old gelding Taloubet (Baloubet du Rouet x Quidam de Revel) ranked 14th.