Wellington, FL – November 30, 2016 – Jessica Springsteen (USA) and Davendy S rose to the top of the class in the $35,000 Noble Outfitters Holiday & Horses Opener CSI 4* at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), taking the class with a time of 58.95 seconds. Richie Moloney (IRL) and Alsvid took second place in the class after crossing through the timers in 59.05 seconds. Eugenio Garza (MEX) piloted Bariano to third after the pair completed the track in 59.28 seconds. Competition at PBIEC continues throughout the week with both national and FEI classes, including the $35,000 TACKNRIDER 1.50m Qualifier CSI 4* beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the International Ring on Thursday, December 1.
Springsteen and Davendy S, owned by Stone Hill Farm, made a quick move to the top of the leaderboard and held their winning position for most of the class, which welcomed the first day of FEI competition of the 2016 Holiday & Horses competition. The pair made easy work of the track designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA), which saw 64 entries.
|Richie Moloney and Alsvid|
Garza set a blazing pace as the eighth rider to go in the class, which was not overcome until ten rounds later when Springsteen catapulted ahead. A total of sixteen combinations finished inside of the time allowed with no faults, as the class served as good experience for the days of competition ahead.
Springsteen is back in Wellington, FL, after a strong campaign throughout the summer and fall seasons, which took her throughout Europe and the United States. The talented rider will look to continue her success during the winter in Wellington and the competitive Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) season set to begin in January 2017.
|Eugenio Garza and Bariano|
With three horses entered in FEI competition this week, the rising star will guide Davendy S, Tiger Lily, and Cynar VA in the first week of FEI competition back at PBIEC since the conclusion of WEF last April, with high hopes for a top finish in the $216,000 Holiday & Horses Grand Prix CSI 4* presented by Palm Beach County Sports Commission.
|Jessica Springsteen and Davendy S in their presentation ceremony with ring master Steve Rector.|
To see full results for the $35,000 Noble Outfitters Holiday & Horses Opener CSI 4* please click here.
To learn more about Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) please visit www.pbiec.com.
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