Wellington, Florida, USA – April 22, 2021 – In the first class of the day, Peter Leone (USA) and Donner, owned by Lionshare Farm, captured the $6,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Jumpers CSI 3*. The class was held on Thursday during the third week of the ESP Spring Series, on the Derby Field of the Equestrian Village of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).
Leone and the 11-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding (Thunder VD Auuthoeve x Heartbreaker) put forth a double-clear effort in the two-phase format, crossing the finish line in 29.44 seconds in the speed portion to take the win.
Margie Engle (USA) and Cesna M, owned by Virginia Bartholomay, rode to second place in a fault-free time of 29.84 seconds, followed by Eduardo Menezes (BRA) on his own H Big Action in third place with a clear time of 31.88 seconds.
Final Results – $6,000 Bainbridge Companies Two-Phase Challenge CSI 3* – 1.40m
1) Peter Leone (USA) & Donner – 0 / 0 – 29.445
2) Margie Engle (USA) & Cesna M – 0 / 0 – 29.847
3) Eduardo Menezes (BRA) & H Big Action – 0 / 0 – 31.884
Source: Press Release by Kate Pettersen for ESP – Equestrian Sports Productions
Photo: © Sportfot