Wellington, Florida, USA – April 15, 2022 – The second week of the 2022 ESP Spring Series continued with FEI competition on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village on Friday, April 15, 2022. Continuing their winning streak, Brazil’s Santiago Lambre (BRA) and All In Horses Cava secured their second victory this week after completing the fastest jump-off time in the $37,000 Nutrena 1.50m Classic CSI 3*.
“Winning a second class this week feels really good. I have only had her [All In Horses Cava] a couple of months and am learning how to ride her everyday, at every show. I felt that today was the first day that I could really do what I wanted with her,” commented Lambre of the 11-year-old Oldenburg mare (Cadensky x Clinton). “Although I did win the other day, there were a couple of distances that I did not like, but I felt like we placed a really nice round today. She is naturally fast and a super speedy horse, so I do not need to think about having to go fast on course.”
From a starting order of 16 entries, seven riders navigated through the course, set by Ken Krome (USA), with no faults to advance to the jump-off. Of the seven pairs, just three put in a second foot-perfect round. The first horse-and-rider combination to go clear were Paul O’Shea (IRL) and Team Eye Candy’s Hellcat, setting the time to beat at 46.50 seconds, which would hold up for second place.
However, their time in the lead was cut short as Lambre and All In Horses Cava, owned by All In Horses, sped through the course in a swift 44.86 seconds, knocking nearly two seconds off O’Shea’s time.
The final pair to place a clear round in the jump-off, Catherine Tyree (USA) and Bokai, owned by Catherine Tyree LLC, followed their lead but fell just behind O’Shea with a time of 49.24 seconds for third place.
Although Lambre does not plan to compete with his winning mount in this week’s highlight event, the $140,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI 3*, he did share that All In Horses Cava will make grand prix appearances with him in the future.
“I have only had her a couple of months, but she is careful, fast, brave, and very scopey. She is improving at every show. Initially, we struggled with straightness, so we were jumping more at home and working on her flatwork to make her more rideable. Although she will not be competing in this week’s grand prix, she will definitely be back here next week to compete on the grass.”
Final Results – $37,000 Nutrena Classic CSI 3*
1) Santiago Lambre (BRA) & All In Horses Cava – 0 / 0 – 44.86
2) Paul O’Shea (IRL) & Hellcat – 0 / 0 – 45.5
3) Catherine Tyree (USA) & Bokai – 0 / 0 – 49.24
Source: Press Release from ESP – Equestrian Sports Productions
Photo: © Sportfot