Day 1 of Stephex Masters and #TeamArtisan takes home the win! Tiffany Foster and Brighton topped a 40-man field in Wednesday's CSI3* 1.40m. Watch their winning jump-off round in 33.72 seconds:
Posted by Artisan Farms LLC on Wednesday, August 30, 2017
The 2017-edition of the Brussels Stephex Masters kicked off on Wednesday, with Canada’s Tiffany Foster taking the top honours in the feature class – the Top Series 1.45m presented by TVH, also counting for the world ranking.
Nine out of the forty riders jumped clear over Uliano Vezzani’s first round track to proceed to the jump-off, where Foster came in as the third last rider with the lovely 11-year-old gelding Brighton (Contendro II x Quick Star). Against the clock, the Canadian rider blew all competition aside with a lightning fast round over the shortened course counting seven fences.
“I know Brighton really well, I have had him for a while now and he is an extremely competitive horse. He is incredible, the faster you go the faster his legs move – you really don’t have to worry about him knocking the jumps down,” Foster laughed. “So, I knew on the open stretches I could go as quick as I wanted to. I trust him, and like I said I know him really well – he knows exactly what he is supposed to do when he goes in the ring and is a real winner. He is an awesome horse,” Foster said after.
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“I also have to say that the organizers did a great job today,” said Foster referring to the difficult weather conditions with a proper downpour a little over half-way in the class. “There was so much rain! They made the right decision to hold the class for a little and let the ground dry, so by the time we started jumping again the ground was great. They really did the right thing.”
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