Rio course designer Guilherme Jorge got the chance to see Olympians duking it out yet again on his beautiful but testing courses to see who would take home the $50,000 Brookstreet Grand Prix, and it was Beth Underhill who emerged victorious.
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Posted by Beth Underhill Stables on Sunday, July 16, 2017
Seven horses moved to the jump-off, but the duel came down to Beth aboard Count Me In and Amy Millar on Heros who bested the next closest ride by four seconds, with just tenths between them.
“I’m fortunate that Count Me In is a very fast horse,” said Underhill of the ten-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Sandy Lupton. “Sometimes he’ll get a little too quick, and he’ll get a little ahead of himself. I took a couple of calculated risks today. There was an option to leave out a stride to the combination that I’d seen Amy and Jonathon (Millar) do, but I felt it was going to make my horse get too quick, so I was hoping that by being efficient everywhere else on the track, it would be enough to win. Fortunately for me, my strategy paid off.”
With the conclusion of the Ottawa National Horse Show, Wesley Clover Parks now prepares to welcome competitors from around the globe for the CSI3* Ottawa International Horse Show, sanctioned by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). Beginning on Wednesday, July 19, the Ottawa International Horse Show is highlighted by the $40,000 RBC Welcome at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, the $100,000 Grand Prix at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, and the $35,000 AECON Jumper Classic at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23.
For more information on the Ottawa National Horse Show and CSI3* Ottawa International Horse Shows, visit www.wesleycloverparks.com. Be sure to keep up with all the action by following Wesley Clover Parks on Facebook here.