Toronto, Ontario, Canada – August 19, 2022 – Israel’s Daniel Bluman (ISR) left his mark on Major League Show Jumping in 2021 and was back with the same plan in mind on Friday at the Angelstone Tournaments venue, just outside Toronto.
He and Gemma W, an 11-year-old Royal Dutch Sport Horse (Dutch Warmblood) mare (Luidam x Unaniem) owned by Blue Star investments, were the best in a seven-horse jump-off in the $137,700 Cabana Coast CSI 5*. The dynamic duo were flawless in their two performances, completing the second one in 34.06 seconds
Not an easy pair to beat in any circumstances and known for being one of the fastest combinations in the world, Kent Farrington (USA) and Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris) took second place, registering no penalties and a jump-off time of 34.32 seconds.
Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Risen (Utopie x Indoctro) rose to the occasion too, rouding out the top three, backed by a second fault-free run, timed in 35.80 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Daniel Bluman (ISR)
“When you put her in a class like this one, she’s comfortable at this height. Gemma is a real competitor, I love her very much and she is a mare that is very special to me. With all of these shows that have these very fast jump-offs, you need to have a horse that can win them, and she can.“
Major League Show Jumping continues at Angelstone Tournaments in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, through August 21. To view a complete schedule, click here.
Final Results – $137,700 Cabana Coast CSI 5*
1) Daniel Bluman (ISR) & Gemma – 0 / 0 – 34.06
2) Kent Farrington (USA) & Creedance – 0 / 0 – 34.32
3) Kristen Vanderveen (USA) & Bull Run’s Risen – 0 / 0 – 35.80
Source: Press Release from Major League Show Jumping
Photos: © Angelstone Events / Mackenzie Clark / Spowartholm