Wellington, Florida, USA – May 07, 2021 – Friday’s action was highlighted by a win for Israel’s Ashlee Bond (ISR) and Contefina LVF, owned by Ashlee Bond Show Jumping, in the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies 1.40m Open Stake.
As only the second pair in the order, Ashlee Bond (ISR) and the nine-year-old Holsteiner mare (Contefino 2 x South Pacific) led from start to finish, blazing the trail in the immediate jump-off with a foot-perfect time of 34.11 seconds.
Known for his quick riding, Kent Farrington (USA) came the closest to the leaders’ time on his own Orafina, tripping the timers fault-free but one second too slow in 35.18 seconds to claim the second-place position. Conor Swail (IRL) of Ireland rounded out the top three podium spots on Balzane Du Mazes, owned by Vanessa Mannix, in a double-clear time of 35.67 seconds.
Final Results – $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Stake 1.40m
1) Ashlee Bond (ISR) & Contefina LVF – 0 / 0 – 34.118
2) Kent Farrington (USA) & Orafina – 0 / 0 – 35.188
3) Conor Swail (IRL) & Balzane Du Mazes – 0 / 0 – 35.672
Source: Press Release from PBIEC – Palm Beach International Equestrian Center / ESP – Equestrian Sports Productions
Photo: © Anne Gittins Photography