Richard Vogel Wins 35k Adequan WEF Problem Cup Premiere Spherical

Richard Vogel & Codex 28. Photograph© Sportfot.

The extremely anticipated 2023 Winter Equestrian Pageant (WEF) season debuted this week at Wellington Worldwide. Germany’s Richard Vogel launched into the brand new 12 months with a victory within the $35,000 Adequan® WEF Problem Cup Premiere Spherical on Thursday. All eyes have been on Vogel and his mount, Codex 28, because the pair stormed to victory over 11 different jump-off contenders.

A complete of thirty-one entries jumped course designer Eric Hasbrouck’s (USA) first spherical. Of the twelve pairs that superior to the tie-breaking spherical, eight have been double clear. Vogel and Codex 28 (Contendros 2 x Espri) have been those to beat, and so they confirmed off a simple and speedy ultimate spherical ending 1 / 4 of a second forward of two-time U.S. Olympic workforce gold medalist McLain Ward and Catoki.

Vogel and Codex 28, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding owned by Sportpferde Herbert, have a dynamic historical past collectively because the pair started their journey when the proficient gelding was 5 years previous. After competing for a time on the nationwide stage with its proprietor, Codex 28 is now again underneath the path of Vogel and is pointed in direction of lofty targets. Vogel stated that the athletic mount must be considered one of his most “promising horses for the longer term.”

Scott Stewart Shines throughout Opening Week

An ever-present “one to beat” within the Winter Equestrian Pageant (WEF) hunter ring, Scott Stewart collected tri-colors in three divisions in the course of the first two days {of professional} hunter competitors at WEF. The primary championship got here within the Equine Tack & Nutritionals 3’9” Inexperienced Hunter division within the E. R. Mische Grand Hunter Stadium on Thursday.

Stewart, of Wellington, FL, piloted Jordan, a 10-year-old Selle Français gelding by Paname de Varnel owned by Sophie Gochman. Incomes first, second, and third-place ribbons throughout the board, Jordan posted two scores of 88.5, 87, and 88 all through 4 rounds of leaping.

“It’s thrilling to be again – I adore it right here. I introduced out a small group of horses and so they all did effectively this week,” stated Stewart of the begin to his WEF season. “Sophie purchased Jordan on the finish of final 12 months and he was champion all through indoors. He’s such an excellent jumper and an actual trier.”

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