Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Brighton shine in Sunday’s $75,000 Farmvet Grand Prix with an unbeatable time of 37.351 seconds in the jump-off. In second was Angel Karolyi (VEN) and Jenny Booth’s S & L Sage with a time of 39.806 seconds. Rich Fellers (USA) finished off the podium with his own Lux Lady with a close time of 40.508 seconds.
Tiffany Foster on Brighton in their presentation ceremony. Photo by ESI.
The course, designed by fellow Canadian, Joe Rycroft, tested sixty-nine riders in the Grand Prix Stadium Sunday afternoon. “I thought the course today was absolutely fantastic. Joey did a great job. There were a lot of horses in the class and it was very technical, and the perfect time allowed,” noted Foster.
Foster and the 2006 bay gelding, owned by Artisan Farms, LLC, are no strangers to the winner circle. “My horse is an absolute superstar. We have been together for quite a long time. He is so fast so when I can manage to do the whole course without pulling one time it is usually pretty hard to beat him,” shared Foster.
Tiffany Foster on Brighton. Photo by ESI.
The pair will continue to compete at Desert International Horse Park next week in the National Sunshine Series competition before packing their bags again. “My plan is to do next week here and then I head to Wellington and he will jump a couple [FEI 4* competitions] before the end of the year and pass the winter at the Winter Equestrian Festival,” Foster revealed.
About the Desert International Horse Park
With nearly 1.3 million square feet of competition and riding space, the Desert International Horse Park is one of the largest equestrian facilities in North America. Offering multiple weeks of world-class equestrian competition from October through March, the facility is a destination location for thousands of equestrians, their horses, family and friends for several months annually. Competitors from all over the world travel to Thermal, CA to not only compete but to enjoy everything the desert has to offer.