Parker, Colorado – July 11, 2019 – The Colorado Horse Park (CHP), Colorado’s premier competitive equestrian venue, hosted the fifth week of the annual Summer in the Rockies Series (SIR) from July 3 through July 7. CHP welcomed exhibitors from across the nation and boasted a roster that included some of the sport’s most decorated and well-known athletes.
The $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Welcome Grand Prix held on Friday, July 5, saw Carly Anthony (USA) lead the victory gallop aboard Neil Jones Equestrian’s Chacco.
Carly Anthony (USA) & Chacco during the awards ceremony
“I have been riding [Chacco] for about a year and a half. He has been my main Grand Prix horse. I have done the World Cup qualifiers with him, I have kind of done everything with him. I have a lot of confidence in him so I can go in and really push myself and push through the course. I have a lot of confidence in him and he gives me a really good feeling to be able to go in there and do what I need to win.”
Anthony and Chacco were one of the class’ 11 double-clear rides, and they clinched the win with a jump-off time of 37.326 seconds. “Marina is an incredible course designer. When I found out she was designing this week, I was thrilled. All of the horses jump super with her courses, they are always flowing. She never overfaces the horse or rider. I was quite pleased with the course she built.”
Cassio Rivetti (BRA) & Dakota Of The Lowlands
Finishing second, out of 37 entries, was Cassio Rivetti (BRA) and Jasmine Talley’s entry, Dakota Of The Lowlands, with a jump-off time of 38.694 seconds.
Kaitlin Campbell (USA) & Belize D’Ive Z
Kaitlin Campbell (USA) rode Sweet Oak Farm’s Belize D’Ive Z through the jump-off timers with a four-fault score in 36.705 seconds for third.
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Source: Press release from CHP – Colorado Horse Park
Photos: © CHP / Captured Moment Photography