Ocala, FL – National show jumping resumed early this morning at World Equestrian Center – Ocala with the $30,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix. Forty-six horse-and-rider combinations representing 11 countries set out to contest FEI Level III course designer, Joey Rycroft’s (CAN) intricate track. Edging ahead of the pack as the fastest of 13 double-clears, Santiago Lambre (BRA) scored his second consecutive Welcome Prix victory, this time aboard All In Horses and Jan De Waard’s All In Horses Cava.
Twenty horse-and-rider combinations negotiated the first round track cleanly, advancing directly to the jump-off. The top three were established early in the class with times that remained uncatchable.
The first double clear entry in was Dorothy Douglas (USA) and Davenport Farm’s MTM Pablo (Perigueux x Celina). Douglas and the nine-year-old Warmblood gelding had a recent win during Week IV’s $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix. Today, the pair were the pathfinders in the class setting 33.133 seconds as the time to beat, which ultimately secured the third place position.
Next in was Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Jumpers Six LLC’s Bull Run’s Prince Of Peace (Cardenio 2 x P-Comtesse). Vanderveen and the careful 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding are coming off their $50,000 Coca-Cola Beverages Florida FEI CSI3* Welcome Prix win during Week IV. The pair were still in gear, delivering a blazing fast jump-off in 33.172 seconds.
However, the pair were soon replaced atop the leaderboard when Santiago Lambre and All In Horse Cava (Cadensky x Licara) followed and snatched the win. Lambre earned last week’s $30,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix win aboard his own Cetano Van Aspergem Z. Lambre also received second place with Cetano Van Aspergem Z in Saturday night’s $100,000 Coors Light National Grand Prix, missing the winning spot by just three hundredths of a second.
Today, Lambre was determined to grab the victory, “I watched Kristen go very fast, so I knew I had to take all of the risks in order to win. Cava is a very quick horse, and it was just enough to win.” Lambre and speedy 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding flew the timers in 33.133 seconds to steal the victory.
Lambre was effusive about the talented gelding owned by All In Horses and Jan De Waard, “He is a super competitive and brave horse. He has won a few FEI classes already. He loves this venue and tends to really show his speed in that arena. Even if you add strides in the jump-off, he is so naturally quick it doesn’t matter. I think he is going to do some big classes in the future. He will do the Saturday night grand prix this week and hopefully some FEI grands prix soon.”
$30,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix Results:
1 All In Horses Cava, Santiago Lambre (BRA), All In Horses & Jan De Waard: 0 | 0 | 33.133
2 Bull Run’s Prince Of Peace, Kristen Vanderveen (USA), Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC: 0 | 0 | 33.172
3 MTM Pablo, Dorothy Douglas (USA), Davenport Farms: 0 | 0 | 34.246
4 Kaiser Van Het Lambroeck, Juan Carlos Garcia (ITA), Camille Leblond: 0 | 0 | 34.732
5 Mick Jagger, Sharn Wordley (NZL), Sharn Wordley: 0 | 0 | 35.297
6 Idalgo, Tom Foley (IRL), Sher Al Farm: 0 | 0 | 35.556
7 Quinn 33, Diego Vivero (ECU), Rupert Winkelmann: 0 | 0 | 36.099
8 Sligo Balou Boy, Luis Larrazabal (VEN), Luis Larrazabal: 0 | 0 | 36.298
9 MTM Constantin, Dorothy Douglas (USA), MTM Farm: 0 | 0 | 36.477
10 Testigo LS, Angel Karolyi (VEN), Angel Karolyi: 0 | 0 | 36.670
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