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Samuel Parot wins $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship

Monday, 27 February 2017
CSI5* WEF Week 7 2017

Samuel Parot and Quick du Pottier. Photo (c) Sportfot. Samuel Parot and Quick du Pottier. Photo (c) Sportfot.

Sunday's $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) featured 50 starters over another Anthony D'Ambrosio (USA) designed course, with a ten-horse jump-off. Chile's Samuel Parot raced through the short course in 38 seconds flat for the win aboard his own Quick du Pottier.

Canada's Tiffany Foster jumped into second place riding Artisan Farms' Brighton in 38.96 seconds. McLain Ward (USA) rode his own and Susan Heller's Tina la Boheme to the third place time of 39.02 seconds. New Zealand's Sharn Wordley took both fourth and fifth place honors, crossing the timers in 40.12 seconds riding the Sky Group's Casper, and 40.50 seconds with the Sky Group's Barnetta.

Parot and his 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Hurlevent De Breka x Cuba) have been partnered since 2014 and share a mutual appreciation for speed.

"This horse is really fast. He jumped a very good first round, and in the jump-off I tried to win," Parot stated. "I went very fast, and I took a lot of risk at the last jump. He is very careful. He jumps a lot of clear rounds, and he did not touch anything today."

Parot continued, "He won a few classes last season, and it feels very good to be having such a great circuit. For him to make the jump-off is not difficult. He is always very fast."

While Quick du Pottier's ability and enthusiasm make him a winning horse in the show ring, the gelding needs to be well-managed at home and in the warm-up ring.

"He is very hot," Parot explained. "I do not jump him much at home, and it is not possible to jump him here in the warm-up. I do one jump and then go. He is a really special horse."

Also competing in the International Arena on Sunday, Emma Kurtz and Chagrin Saddlery's Carisma topped the $10,000 Hollow Creek Farm Medium Junior Jumper Classic.

 


Source: Press release from Equestrian Sport Productions News // Picture © Sportfot

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