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Laura Kraut and Cedric head $ 500 000 Grand Prix

Monday, 28 March 2011

Laura Kraut and Cedric are unbeatable in Wellington. Photo by Sportfot. Laura Kraut and Cedric were victorious in the $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix, at CSI 5* Wellington this weekend. Tonight was the pair's third and biggest grand prix victory of the WEF circuit to conclude a fantastic winter season.

Andres Rodriguez rode Secret to the first clear round of the jump-off and set the standard with his speedy round in 37.10 seconds. The pair's time held onto the lead for ten rounds before Kraut and Cedric entered the ring, eventually finishing in third place. The only other horse and rider combination able to come close to the time were Lauren Hough and Quick Study, who jumped double clear in 36.55 seconds to place second.

The $100,000 FTI Rider Challenge concluded tonight after eleven weeks of jumper competition at the 2011 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Great Britain's Nick Skelton led the standings and earned a $50,000 cut of the bonus money for his success during the circuit. McLain Ward finished in second place ($25,000), Lauren Hough third ($15,000), and Beezie Madden fourth ($10,000).

Source: Press release from equestriansport.com by Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

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