Wellington, Florida, USA – January 30, 2020 – The Palm Beach Masters Series got off to a great start yesterday with the first FEI-level class of the three-week circuit at the majestic Deeridge Farms. Rich Fellers (USA) made the most of the trip from his west coast base to sunny Wellington by riding Steelbi to victory in the $10,000 Bruins Tour Welcome CSI 2*.
The American and the 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Empire x Stanford) were supreme in the two-phase challenge, clearing all the 1.40m obstacles on both sections of the course, stopping the final timers in 23.20 seconds.
Flo Norris (GBR) and Con Pleasure (Contendro I x For Pleasure) also produced a consistent performance in the two phases, finishing second only due to their final time of 23.51 seconds.
Brady Hayes (CAN) and Ridley (Ustinov x Adlantus As) rounded out the top three, only nine-hundredths of a second behind the latter two.
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