Ocala, Florida, USA – March 25, 2018 – Beezie Madden (USA) & Coach won the Great American 1 Million Grand Prix yesterday, the grand finale of the Hits Horse Shows Ocala Winter Circuit Series at the Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida. A total of five combinations cleared all the obstacles on a challenging course by Alan Wade (IRL) to advance to the decisive phase.
It was Elizabeth “Beezie” Madden and the 10-year-old bay Holsteiner gelding (Con Air x Corofino I) who earned top honors in the second jewel of the Hits Triple Crown of Showjumping, leaving all the poles up on the course and lowering the fastest time by almost full two seconds, stopping the timers in 44.479 seconds for the victory.
Lillie Keenan (USA) & Super Sox had the disadvantage of being the first ones to face the jump-off course but still managed to secure a second-place finish after a clear performance in 46.229 seconds.
As the last ones to go during the tiebreaker, Charlie Jayne (USA) & Tou La Moon (Toulon x Skippy II) gave a brilliant effort, clinching bronze honors in 48.461 seconds.
Beezie Madden (USA) & Coach getting their $350,000 paycheck during the awards ceremony.
1. Beezie Madden (USA) & Coach
2. Lillie Keenan (USA) Super Sox
3. Charlie Jayne (USA) & Tou La Moon
4. Jamie Barge (USA) & Luebbo
5. Daniel Bluman (ISR) & Sancha LS
6. Andrea Torres Guerreiro (COL) & Fifty Shades
7. McLain Ward (USA) & HH GIGI’S GIRL
8. Scott Keach (AUS) & Fedor
9. Cian O’Connor (IRL) & Clenur
10. Yuri Mansur (BRA) & Inferno
11. Lauren Hough (USA) & OhLaLa
12. David Jennings (USA) & Tyson Uno
Full Results here.
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