Thermal, California, USA – November 1, 2020 – Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Brighton shone the brightest in Sunday’s $75,000 Farmvet Grand Prix during the first week of the National Sunshine Series at the Desert International Horse Park.
The course, designed by fellow Canadian, Joe Rycroft, tested sixty-nine riders in the Grand Prix Stadium Sunday afternoon. “I thought the course today was absolutely fantastic. Joey did a great job. There were a lot of horses in the class and it was very technical, and the perfect time allowed,” noted Foster.
The Canadian and the 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Contendro II x Quick Star) with an unbeatable time of 37.351 seconds in the jump-off.
Angel Karolyi (VEN) and Jenny Booth’s S&L Sage claimed second place with no penalties and a final time of 39.806 seconds.
Rich Fellers (USA) finished off the podium with his own Lux Lady with a close time of 40.508 seconds.
Foster and the gelding, owned by Artisan Farms, LLC, are no strangers to the winner circle. “My horse is an absolute superstar. We have been together for quite a long time. He is so fast so when I can manage to do the whole course without pulling one time it is usually pretty hard to beat him,” shared Foster.
The pair will continue to compete at Desert International Horse Park next week in the National Sunshine Series competition before packing their bags again. “My plan is to do next week here and then I head to Wellington and he will jump a couple [FEI 4* competitions] before the end of the year and pass the winter at the Winter Equestrian Festival,” Foster revealed.
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Source: Press release from Desert International Horse Park
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