Ashlee Bond Races to the Win in $20,000 Osphos 1.40-1.45m Speed Classic at Temecula Valley National Premier
As the featured class of the day at the Temecula Valley National Premier in the Audi Grand Prix Arena, presented by Evergate Stables, the $20,000 Osphos 1.40-1.45m Speed Classic saw a large field of competitors all hungry for the top prize. In the end, it was the ladies that took home the top three places in the incredibly competitive class. Israel’s Ashlee Bond guided her super star partner Donatello 141 to a fault-free round of 66.254 seconds, an early lead that proved unbeatable throughout the majority of the class. Second place was awarded to Nicole Shahinian-Simpson, the first rider to lay down a clean effort, riding Akuna Mattata to a time of 66.741 seconds. California’s darling, Mandy Porter, rounded out the top three clocking in a clear round in 76.866 seconds aboard Caramo Z.
Nick Haness and Cortese Capture High Performance 3’9” Conformation Hunter Championship at Temecula Valley National Premier
The second day of World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week at the Temecula Valley National Premier kicked off in winning fashion Wednesday morning as champions were crowned in the grass AON Grand Hunter Arena. Nick Haness and Cortese nearly swept the High Performance 3’9” Conformation Hunter division to claim the championship tricolor, while Ilana Halpern and KF Pretty Much took home reserve champion honors. In the High Performance 3’9” Hunters, it was Jamie Taylor aboard Dauntless that rode away with the championship, and reserve champion was awarded to Michelle Morris and Ka-Ching.
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