Richard Spooner from California and the 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding Cristallo (Caretino x Cicero) took the winner’s slot in the Wellington CSI3* Grand Prix last night.
Second was Katie Dinan (USA) and Nougat Du Vallet, and Ben Maher (GBR) on Tripple-X III, were third.
There were 66 starters in the competition, and the course builder was Germany’s Olaf Petersen, Jr.
Seven went through to the jump-off, and four were clear.
Photo:Sportfot Richard Spooner & Cristallo
Final Results: $100,000 Fidelity Investments CSI 3* Grand Prix
1. CRISTALLO: 1998 Holsteiner gelding by Caretino x Cicero
RICHARD SPOONER (USA), Show Jumping Syndications International: 0/0/36.77
2. NOUGAT DU VALLET: 2001 Selle Francais gelding by Scherif D'elle
KATHERINE DINAN (USA), Grant Road Partners: 0/0/38.93
3. TRIPPLE-X III: 2002 AES stallion by Namelus R x Cantango
BEN MAHER (GBR), Ben Maher: 0/0/39.50
4. ONIRA: 1996 KWPN gelding by Nimmerdor x Ramiro
BRIANNE GOUTAL (USA), Remarkable Farms LP: 0/0/41.41
5. ARIES: 2001 Oldenburg gelding by Argentinas x Grannus
JEFFERY WELLES (USA), Noel Love Gross: 0/4/37.80
6. CABALLERO 84: 2002 Holsteiner gelding by Chambertin x Carpaccio
ALEXANDRA THORNTON (USA), Dunwalke LLC: 0/4/41.75
7. VANDAVID: 2002 KWPN stallion by Madison x Voltaire
CATHERINE PASMORE (USA), Pasmore Stables: 0/8/38.51
8. CAESAR 322: 2002 Zangersheide gelding by Canabis Z x Eros Platiere
ANDRE THIEME (GER), Andre Thieme: 1/86.04
9. DERLY CHIN DE MUZE: 2003 BWP mare by For Pleasure x Nebab de Reve
ERIC LAMAZE (CAN), Torrey Pines & Ashland Stables: 1/86.81
10. KING KOLIBRI: 2002 Hanoverian stallion by Kolibri x Achill-Libero H
LAUREN TISBO (USA), Tequestrian Farms LLC: 1/88.48