Wellington, Florida, USA – December 13, 2020 – The second week of the ESP Holiday Series concluded on Sunday with two grands prix. Immediately following the $214,000 Spy Coast Farm Grand Prix CSI 4* grand prix, the $25,000 Holiday II National Grand Prix, presented by Resilient Fitness, hosted a pack of 56 horse-and-rider combinations in the International Arena of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).
The tough course saw plenty of rails fall, with only two partnerships advancing to the jump-off. Adding to an already successful day, Daniel Bluman (ISR) captured the victory on Over The Top Stables LLC’s Ubiluc (Ubiko x Lucian) with a double-clear and a jump-off time of 42.727 seconds.
Also making an appearance in her second grand prix jump-off for the day, Jessica Springsteen (USA) piloted RMF Tinkerbell (Inkolor x Argentinus), owned by Rushy Marsh Farm LLC, to the runner-up spot in a fault-free time of 44.17 seconds.
Teddy Vlock (ISR) and Vlock Show Stables LLC’s Conner (Cornado NRW x For Pleasure) nabbed third place as the only combination that had a single time-penalty in the first round.
Source: Press release from PBIEC – Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
Photos: © Carly Nasznic Photography