Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – August 27, 2022 – Tanner Korotkin (USA) had only competed Quinn 33 at two other shows before arriving for Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) Ottawa at Wesley Clover Parks. Their new partnership is off to a winning start, however, with a victory coming in the $74,000 Saniton Plastic CSI 5* 1.50m.
Korotkin put Quinn 33’s hot-blooded temperament and natural desire to win to good use in a 12-horse jump-off where he bested fellow U.S. rider Kristen Vanderveen (USA). After only acquiring Quinn 33, a 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Quidam de Revel x Contender) owned by Rupert Winkelmann, as part of his string earlier this season, Korotkin admits the mount is his type of horse and the two have clicked very quickly.
Vanderveen (USA) and Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili (Berlin x Darco) settled for second, still over a second slower than the eventual winners after crossing the final timers in 38.86 seconds.
Callie Schott (USA) claimed third place aboard Garant (Warrant x Verdi TN) for owner Southern Arches, LLC, doing so backed by a penalty-free jump-off performance in 41.38 seconds
Winner’s Circle – Tanner Korotkin (USA)
“My horse is so insanely quick. To be honest, I didn’t know Kristen was in the lead and she’s a very fast rider. So, I had my plan, I let go with my hands and let Quinn do his job. He wants to win and probably has the biggest heart out of most horses I’ve ever ridden.”
Major League Show Jumping continues at Wesley Clover Parks’ Ottawa Equestrian Tournaments in Ottawa, ON, through August 28. To view a complete schedule, click HERE.
Final Results – $74,000 Saniton Plastic CSI 5*
1) Tanner Korotkin (USA) & Quinn 33 – 0 / 0 – 37.60
2) Kristen Vanderveen (USA) & Bull Run’s Fautino de Tili – 0 / 0 – 38.86
3) Callie Schott ( USA) & Garant – 0 / 0 – 41.38
Source: Press Release from Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ)
Photo: © MLSJ / Ashley Neuhof