SSG Gloves “Go Clean for the Green” promotion manager Jennifer Ward presents Canada’s Eric Lamaze with a $3,000 bonus following his second consecutive win in the $35,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup on January 29 at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Photo by Sportfot
Wellington, Florida – January 29, 2016 – Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Lamaze jumped to his second consecutive win in the $35,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup and also picked up another $3,000 bonus in the SSG Gloves “Go Clean for the Green” promotion on Friday, January 29, at the 2016 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.
Well on his way to repeating the five “Go Clean for the Green” victories he enjoyed during the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, Lamaze has earned $6,000 in bonus money already this year thanks to his success in the WEF Challenge Cup. For the second week in a row, his winning mount was Rosana du Park, an 11-year-old Selle Francais mare owned by Artisan Farms LLC and Torrey Pines Stable.
This time, the pair topped a starting field of 71 entries, including 13 that returned to face the jump-off track set by course designer Luc Musset of Belgium. Lamaze posted one of only four double-clear efforts and set the time to beat at 38.57 seconds riding from the seventh position in the jump-off field. His time held up for the win and, as he was wearing SSG ‘Digital’ riding gloves on his way to victory, a $3,000 bonus check from SSG Gloves in recognition of his loyalty to the Canadian brand.
“These gloves aren’t only good, they are lucky!” said Lamaze. “I’m wearing the same ones as last week; they are the lucky ones.”
Lamaze continued, “It’s great to go into a jump-off knowing you have one of the fastest horses in the class.”
The pair will contest Saturday night’s $130,000 CSI3* Adequan Grand Prix before the mare enjoys a break. Next week, Lamaze will start showing some of his other mounts, including Fine Lady 5, owned by the Ziegler family’s Artisan Farms LLC and Lamaze’s own Torrey Pines Stable.
The SSG Gloves “Go Clean for the Green” promotion offers $60,000 in bonus money to riders throughout the 12-week WEF competition running January 13 through April 3, 2016, in Wellington, FL. A $3,000 bonus is offered each week to the winner of the WEF Challenge Cup if they are wearing SSG ‘Digital’ style riding gloves with the horsehead logo clearly visible in all rounds of competition. In the weekly Maybach – Icons of Luxury High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and the Sleepy P High Junior Jumper Classic competitions, a $1,000 bonus is on offer if the winning rider is wearing SSG ‘Digital’ style riding gloves with the SSG Gloves horse head logo clearly visible in all rounds of competition.
SSG ‘Digital’ Riding Gloves are available for purchase at numerous Wellington locations, including Tackeria, as well as on-site at the Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds at various retailers such as Running Fox.