There were 37 entries in the $70,000 Hollow Creek Farm 1.50m Classic CSI 5* at WEF on Sunday, February 20th, and nine entries advanced to the jump-off. The fastest clear round came from the final ride, Santiago Lambre (MEX) with his own Doloris. By leaving strides out in the first and last lines, he stopped the timers in 36.72 seconds for the win.
Just slightly behind the time in second place was Ben Maher (GBR) on Poden Farms’ Carlson 86 in 36.81 seconds. Catherine Tyree (USA) and Mary Tyree’s Catungee were third in 37 seconds flat.
While Lambre found and purchased Doloris, a 10-year-old KWPN mare by Harley VDL x Colorado D, as six-year-old, he did not start competing regularly with her until the end of her eight-year-old year.
Lambre moved from Belgium to Wellington in 2017 after living in Europe for ten years. He and Doloris won five FEI ranking classes in 2017 in Lambre’s first year of competing in the United States. After a two-month break, Lambre came ready to compete at WEF.
“She started not in the highest form, but after the last two weeks, she started to jump really fantastic again,” he said.
“She has a lot of blood. I try to her to let her do a bit what she wants because she doesn’t like too much control,” described Lambre. “Sometimes when it’s too technical, it can be a bit difficult, but the good thing is when it’s the jump-off, you can go really fast.”
Final Results: $70,000 Hollow Creek Farm 1.50m Classic CSI 5*
1 DOLORIS: 2008 KWPN mare by Harley VDL x Colorado D SANTIAGO LAMBRE (MEX), Santiago Lambre: 0/0/36.72
2 CARLSON 86: 2008 German Sport Horse gelding by Colorit x Auftritt BEN MAHER (GBR) Poden Farms: 0/0/36.81
3 CATUNGEE: 2006 Holsteiner gelding by Contact Me x Liatos CATHERINE TYREE (USA), Mary & Joe Tyree: 0/0/37.00
4 MANODIE II H: 2005 Oldenburg mare by Carthago x Zeus
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), Gotham Enterprises, LLC: 0/0/37.44
5 CHARLEVILLE: 2007 KWPN gelding by Quasimodo Z x Lancelot EVE JOBS (USA), Eve Jobs: 0/0/37.46
6 ECLATANT: 2009 KWPN gelding by Berlin x Heartbreaker PETRONELLA ANDERSSON (SWE), Stephan Conter: 0/0/37.51
7 CATOKI’S SON Z: 2009 Zangersheide gelding by Catoki x Aldo du Reverdy ERYNN BALLARD (CAN), Ilan Ferder: 0/0/37.61
8 CYBER LADY Z: 2009 Zangersheide mare by Douglas x Skippy II TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Wendy Valdes: 0/0/38.94
9 BIJOUX: 2006 KWPN mare by Cartani x Athletico DIEGO VIVERO (ECU), Javier Estrada: 0/4/36.87
10 TOULAGO: 2005 Oldenburg gelding by Toulon x Carthago Z
ADRIENNE STERNLICHT (USA), Starlight Farms 1 LLC: 1/72.20
11 CLEARWATER: 2007 Holsteiner gelding by Clearway x Come On
MARILYN LITTLE (USA) Karen O’Connor: 1/72.56
12 BULL RUN’S DIVINE FORTUNE: 2009 KWPN mare by Padinus x Caruso KRISTEN VANDERVEEN (USA), Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC: 4/67.20