Wellington, Florida, USA – January 27, 2023 – Highlighting CSI2* competition during WEF 3, Tomas Yofre (ARG) won the CHF$37,000 Beerbaum Stables CSI 2* 1.45m, a qualifier for Sunday’s Beerbaum Stables CSI 2* Grand Prix. Fifty-six horses and riders were all vying for a clear first round over Peter Grant’s (CAN) large and technical course. Twelve eventually advanced to the jump-off.
Ultimately, the one to beat was Yofre and Cardora, a 2010 Holsteiner mare (Caretino 2 x Clearway) owned by Stellium Sport Horses LLC, with a jump-off time of 43.02.
Second place went to Maria Costa (USA) and Coup de Coeur, owned by Ravello Farms LLC, in a time of 43.96 seconds, and third went to Chris Pratt (CAN) and CJOXX Z in 44.99 seconds for owners Epic Stables LLC and Twenty Creek Farm & Stables.
“First of all, let me say thank you to the owners, they are like family, and to my uncle who has trained me,” beamed Yofre. “I have been riding the mare for a year and a half and she is super. She’s not the fastest but she has a huge stride. In the jump-off, I did one or two less strides from one to two, so I think I won there because in the race I was doing the same as the other people. She’s becoming faster and really good. I trust her and she trusts me.”
Speaking to his mare’s personality in the barn and what she’s like to ride, Yofre noted, “She really is an amazing mare, definitely a little shy but once she gets to know you and trusts you, she is the best horse in the world.”
Final Results – CHF $37,000 Beerbaum Stables Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 2*
1) Tomas Yofre (ARG) & Cardora – 0 / 0 – 43.02
2) Maria Costa (USA) & Coup de Coeur – 0 / 0 – 43.96
3) Christ Pratt (CAN) & Cjoxx – 0 / 0 – 44.99
Source: Press Release from Equestrian Sports Productions
Photos: © Sportfot / Wellington International / Maddy Lima
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