Lexington, Kentucky, USA – June 11, 2022 – Jessica Mendoza (GBR) and Dublin accelerated towards another victory at the Split Rock Jumping Tour CSI 3*, claiming top honors in the $37,000 Vitalize Equine Speed Challenge CSI 3* last Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.
One of the winning riders that has competed at the tour the past years, Mendoza mastered the course aboard the 15-year-old grey gelding Zuchtverband Sport Horse (Cobra 18 x Calido I), clearing all the 1.45m obstacles before blazing across the finish line in 63.32 seconds.
The next two spots on the podium were claimed by combinations representing the host nation, both of them backed by two penalty-free performances. Caelinn Leahy (USA) secured silver honors aboard Halo , timed in 63.85 seconds.
Before going on to win the $100,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSI 3* last Sunday, Shawn Casady (USA) and Ekstra MF showed signs of brilliance too, rounding out the top three in 64.56 seconds.
Final Results – $37,000 Vitalize Equine Speed Challenge CSI 3*
1) Jessica Mendoza (GBR) & Dublin – 0 – 63.32
2) Caelinn Leahy (USA) & Halo – 0 – 63.85
3) Shawn Casady (USA) & Ekstra MF – 64.56
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