Megan Edrick and Cadence jumped to an exciting victory in the $31,000 Holiday and Horses Opener Grand Prix CSI 2* at Equestrian Sport Production's Holiday and Horses competition on Thursday afternoon. The class saw 46 entries in the first round of competition showing over a course set by Anthony D'Ambrosio. Seventeen were able to clear the course without fault, and sixteen of those entries returned for the jump-off.
Andres Rodriguez was first to return over the short course and jumped clear and fast aboard Arao Enterprises' Caballito, setting the time to beat at 38.08 seconds. Rodriguez and Caballito held the lead through fourteen rounds, almost securing a wire to wire victory, until Megan Edrick and Cadence entered the ring. Last to go in the order, Edrick and Cadence took over the top spot with a time of 37.84 seconds, pushing Rodriguez into second place.
Margie Engle and Lord Spezi, finished in third with a clear jump-off round in 42.24 seconds. Pablo Barrios and Gustavo Mirabal's G&C Con Air were right behind with a time of 42.46 seconds to finish fourth. Cara Raether placed fifth riding Saskia 269, owned by Trelawny Farm LLC, stopping the clock in 44.70 seconds.
Class winner Megan Edrick has owned Cadence, a ten-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding by Cardento, for two years. "I am so excited and so happy," Edrick beamed after her win. "That horse is the best horse I have ever ridden!" "I am here for just a week and I am having the best time," she smiled. "I have won four grand prix this year now, so that was exciting. He is super."
1 CADENCE, MEGAN EDRICK (USA), PROCEDURES, INC.: 0/0/37.84
2 CABALLITO, ANDRES RODRIGUEZ (VEN), ARAO ENTERPRISES: 0/0/38.08
3 LORD SPEZI, MARGIE ENGLE (USA), ASHLANDS FARMS: 0/0/42.24
4 G&C CON AIR, PABLO BARRIOS (VEN), GUSTAVO MIRABAL: 0/0/42.46
5 SASKIA 269, CARA RAETHER (USA), TRELAWNY FARM LLC: 0/0/44.70
6 SUPER TROOPER DE NESS, KATHERINE DINAN (USA), GRANT ROAD PARTNERS: 0/0/45.65
7 BOGEGARDENS APOLLO, EMILIE MARTINSEN (DEN), EMILIE MARTINSEN: 0/0/46.51
8 WATERLOO, SCHUYLER RILEY (USA), M. MICHAEL MELLER: 0/1/48.59
9 FATALIS FATUM, DANIEL BLUMAN (COL), DANIEL BLUMAN: 0/4/37.42
10 URAYA, CHARLIE JAYNE (USA), PONY LANE FARM: 0/4/37.77
11 UTAH, LESLIE HOWARD (USA), UTAH GROUP: 0/4/39.55
12 G&C FLASH, PABLO BARRIOS (VEN), G&C FARM: 0/4/41.23
Source; Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media.
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