Results

Mimi Gochman & Celina BH Gallop for Gold in $30,000 Upperville American Standard Grand Prix

Upperville, Virginia, USA – June 10, 2021 – Thursday’s competition wrapped up later in the afternoon with the $30,000 Upperville American Standard Grand Prix, presented by the Ingram Family. Twenty horses advanced to the tiebreaker where Mimi Gochman (USA) claimed three of the top five spots, including the victory with Celina BHDavid Blake (IRL) took home the second-place position with Dy Zento, while Abigail McArdle (USA) and Victorio 5 rounded out the top three.

International show jumping competition will continue at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show throughout the week. Friday’s highlight event will be the $73,000 Upperville Welcome Stakes CSI 4*, followed by the $37,000 Speed Stakes CSI4* Saturday. The pinnacle of the competition will be held Sunday as athletes vie for the top honors in the $213,300 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4*.

From the Winner’s Circle

On her plan for her rounds:
“It was super, super fun. My plan was to be as smooth as possible and make sure that the horses were comfortable – and also to go as fast as possible! All my horses were fantastic!”

On her history at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show:
“I believe that I have been champion in the Junior Hunter’s before. I have been coming here for quite a while and I love riding on both sides [of the street]. It is such a beautiful setting with the trees and the grass. I think that it is great for the horses. They seem to love it as well.”

On why she loves showing at Upperville:
“I am so lucky to have so many chances to do well here [Upperville]. The people that come out to see it in Virginia, my whole family is here to see it, so many people that I respect were in this class, so it is pretty incredible for me. I am very grateful for the opportunity.”

Final Results – $30,000 Upperville American Standard Grand Prix

1) Mimi Gochman (USA) & Celina BH – 0 / 0 – 40.120

2) David Blake (IRL) & Dy Zento – 0 / 0 – 40.540

3) Abigail McArdle (USA) & Victorio 5 – 0 / 0 – 40.990

4) Mimi Gochman (USA) & Gigi’s Girl BH – 0 / 0 – 41.800

5) Mimi Gochman (USA) & Dolores BH – 0 / 0 – 42.051

6) Tracey Wade (USA) & Escarlata LS – 0 / 0 – 42.291

7) Peter Leone (USA) & Cedric 84 – 0 / 0 – 42.620

8) Grace Debney (GBR) & Faro – 0 / 0 – 44.350

9) Alessandra Volpi (USA) & Berlinda – 0 / 0 – 44.780

10) Olivia Chowdry (USA) & Chuck Berry 8 – 0 / 4 – 39.922

Source: Press Release by Rebecca Walton / Phelps Media Group for Upperville Colt & Horse Show

Photo: © Phelps Sports / Lenore Phillips