San Juan de Capistrano, California, USA – April 02, 2021 – The Blenheim Bronze Jumping Tour took place last week during The Blenheim Spring Classic II, with classes taking place on the Derby Field at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. The Bronze Tour offered three events ranging from a 1.35m to 1.40m with legendary course designer Leopoldo Palacios (VEN) at the helm.
The Bronze Tour was completed on Friday afternoon with the $10,000 1.40m Bronze Tour Classic. Thirty-four riders challenged the initial thirteen obstacle track and eight advanced to the jump-off round. Saving the best for last in the jump-off, Keri Potter (USA) and Ayma de La Demi Lune stopped the timers at 40.005 seconds to claim the victory.
Finishing in second place was Speed Stake winners Vani Khosla (USA) and Billy Chatter (Billy Congo x Cordalme), who were nipped at the wire, matching the double clear while finishing only just over one tenth of a second slower, timed in 40.161 seconds.
Mattias Ekeroth (SWE) and Dacarlos (Verdi TN x Iroko) rounded out the top three with no penalties and a final time of 40.310 seconds.
Final Results – $10,000 Bronze Tour Classic – 1.40m
1) Keri Potter (USA) & Ayma De La Demi Lune – 0 / 0 – 40.005
2) Vani Khosla (USA) & Billy Chatter – 0 / 0 – 40.161
3) Mattias Ekeroth (SWE) & Dacarlos – 0 / 0 – 40.31
Source: Press release (edited) by Blenheim EquiSports
Photos: © McCool Photography