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First Hunter Derby of ‘23 and Irish Grand Prix Victory at The Ridge at Wellington Groves Week 4

Jordan Coyle and Picador (Picture by Romeo Ghete)

Loxahatchee Groves, FL (February 1, 2023) – The Ridge at Wellington Groves wrapped up its third week of competitors with an Irish victory within the $15,000 1.40m Grand Prix, their first $1,000 2’6″ Nationwide Hunter Derby, and two additional days of courses for hunters, jumpers, and equitation riders, each acknowledged and unrecognized. On Friday Eire’s Jordan Coyle and Picador fought their technique to victory in The Ridge’s Week 3 $15,000 1.40m Grand Prix, besting a area of 30 over a course designed by Leopoldo Palacios. Second went to Week 3’s $5,000 1.30m Rising Star Basic winner, Israel’s Daniel Bluman driving Corbie V.V.Z Et, whereas third went to Coyle as effectively, this time aboard Ariso. The competitors included a few of the world’s high riders, together with Adrienne Sternlicht, Beat Mandli, and Cian O’Connor, combined in with freshly minted Grand Prix riders and horses over a dynamic course supposed to problem whereas permitting for development and improvement.

Saturday’s Hunter Derby was the inaugural Derby occasion of the 2023 Ridge season, providing $1,000 in prize cash and a course designed by Nona Garson with excessive choices as much as 2’6″. Julie Hogan driving Gigi Stetler’s Think about That bested the three rounds, which included an non-obligatory Heat Up, first spherical, and helpful spherical. Second went to Samantha Carp and Conchita 128, whereas Sara Kate Lengthy and Delivered by Hand completed in third.

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