Hanna Mauritzson and Parkmore Lux are Double Clear & Victorious in the $30k Grand Prix at Blenheim

An enthusiastic crowd cheered on the competitors in this afternoon’s $30,000 Markel Insurance 1.45m Grand Prix. With the only double clean performance of the class, Hanna Mauritzson and Parkmore Lux (owner, Ritz Fuente, LLC) topped the field to take the win.

Hanna Mauritzson and Parkmore Lux. Photo by McCool Photography

First in the jump-off, Mauritzson rode a neat track, stopping the clock in 47.10s. Susan Hutchison and Notable (Carolyn Mitler, owner) followed. She had the time, 46.58s, but also lowered the height of one jump on the track for a score of four faults, ultimately finishing in second place. 

Susan Hutchison and Notable. Photo by McCool Photography

Course designer Guillherme Jorge of Brazil built the 1.45m track on The Oaks International Grand Prix Field, which included a challenging triple bar oxer and double combinations.
Mauritzson noted, “The course was super. The lines were nice and the jump-off had fun turns and some gallops. There was a bit of everything. It was a great course.” And describing her winning mount, she said, “He’s really my best, best horse. He had a little break and so this is his first Grand Prix coming back. I’m very happy. He was a little fresh today, so I was afraid he wouldn’t keep his focus, but he was absolutely amazing.”
Seven qualifiers remain in the Markel Insurance 1.45m Grand Prix Series, where the top 25 point earners are invited to the Markel Insurance 1.45m Series Final at The Las Vegas National. Next week’s Blenheim Red, White, & Blue Classic features another $30,000 Markel Insurance 1.45m Grand Prix plus a Blenheim EquiSports U25 competition.

Hannah Mauritzson and Parkmore Lux celebrate the win
in the $30,000 Markel Insurance 1.45m Grand Prix. Photo by McCool Photography


$25,000 1.45m Markel Insurance Grand Prix
Place – Entry Number – Horse – Rider – Owner – Faults/Time
1. 716 – Parkmore Lux – Hanna Mauritzson – Ritz Fuente, LLC – 0/0/47.104

2. 263 – Notable – Susan Hutchinson – Carolyn Mitler – 0/4/46.587
3. 777 – Ceasar – Devon Bridges – ACE Equestrian – 1/83.211
4. 340 – Oh My Goodness – Leslie Steele – Leslie Steele – 2/84.691
5. 694 – Chantico – John Pearce – Karen Ball – 4/78.900
6. 654 – Valentin – Daniel Pedraza – Daniel Pedraza – 4/78.936
7. 491 – Silver Creek’s Rolex – Tasha Visokay – Ingenium Farm – 4/81.086
8. 669 – Google – Sergio Nieto – Sergio Nieto – 4/82.093
9. 720 – Collonella Z – Natasha Traurig – Carolina Tardelli – 4/82.244
10. 818 – Chablis de Mirland – Angel Karolyi – David Esparaza Perez – 8/76.600
11. 690 – Firestone S – John Pearce – Nicole Teague – 8/78.566
12. 765 – Milan IV – Delaney Flynn – Delaney Flynn – 8/80.367