Wellington, Florida, USA – April 10, 2021 – The team at Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) congratulates the Circuit Champions for the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Featuring 13 weeks of world-class jumper, hunter, and equitation competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida, USA, this year’s circuit was a great success.
The Simba Run Perpetual Trophy was presented to Stephex Stables as the owner of Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z, the open jumper who earned the most prize money in classes held at 1.45m or more during the 2021 WEF. Daniel Deusser (GER), Zoe Conter (BEL), and Emilie Conter (BEL) accepted the award on behalf of Stephex Stables, presented by Geoff Sutton and United States show jumper Laura Kraut (USA).
Deusser and the 13-year-old chestnut Zangersheide stallion (Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve x Mr. Blue) were the winners of the most prestigious class of the 13-week circuit, claiming top honors in the $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*.
Moreover, the dynamic duo also had two other wins there too, being triumphant in the $214,000 JTWG Grand Prix CSIO 4*, $73,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup VII CSI 5*. They also added more money to their circuit total with a second-place finish in the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Classic CSI 5* and a fifth in the $73,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Classic CSI 5*, contributing to their grand total of $259,732 dollars.
It was a dominant win, a total extermination of the competition for Daniel Deusser (GER) and Stephex Stables, who also finished in second place with Killer Queen VDM (Eldorado vd Zeshoek x For Pleasure), taking home a total of $200,920 dollars.
Bertram Allen (IRL) and Pacino Amiro teamed up for bronze honors, earning $175,905 dollars at the end of the season in Wellington.
The 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival Circuit Champion Awards go to the top finishers in every division, based on prize money or points won.
Thanks go to the riders, trainers, grooms, owners, staff, vendors, and sponsors on a wonderful 2021 circuit. ESP wishes everyone a safe and healthy year. Please refer to the link below to find out the top earners of the entire 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).
Source: Press Release (edited) from Palm Beach International Equestrian Center – PBIEC, no reproduction without permission.
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