Wilmington, OH – A variety of incredible horse-and-rider pairs made their way to the winner’s circle to wrap up the first week of the 2022 Midwest Indoor series. Richard Reinhart earned first and second place honors in the $30,000 World Equestrian Center Grand Prix. Tammy Provost also earned her place in the spotlight after securing first and second place in the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby 3’ – Open.
Richard Reinhart (USA) was nothing short of unstoppable in the Sanctuary. After earning top places in the 1.35m classes early in the week, he wrapped up the week with a win in the $30,000 WEC – Wilmington Grand Prix aboard Ron Caraway’s Vincent. He also earned the red ribbon with Diane Master’s Light Show.
Kevin McCarthy (IRL) is no stranger to the winner’s circle in Wilmington. McCarthy captured the win in the $10,000 Futures Prix aboard Jadina, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Sweet Oak Farm. The new mount for McCarthy proved to be a promising young talent in the sport.
Tammy Provost and Dean Burger’s 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Red Label emerged victorious in the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Open. Earning scores in the 90s, the duo was able to top the competitive field with a total score of 185. Returning on Jill Donaldson’s 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Persuasive, Provost earned another high score of 178 overall to take second place honors.
Vanessa McCaughley and her very own Capitol Hill snagged the win in the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby – Non-Pro. The 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding carried McCaughley to their first derby win together earning two over fences scores of 90 and 92 for an overall score of 182.
Earlier in the week, Darby Pease topped the pack of 16 horse-and-rider combinations in the $10,000 World Equestrian Center Welcome Stake. Pease piloted Carel Van Donderen, a 15-year-old KWPN gelding owned by Louisa Robb, to an impressive double clear effort to take the win.
Lauren Schmitt and Fusion conquered the $3,500 World Equestrian Center Non-Pro 2’6” Hunter Derby.
Congratulations to all entries on a successful start to the 2022 Midwest Indoors Series! We look forward to having you back for the second week of competition.
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