Bridgehampton, New York – September 01, 2021 – The Hampton Classic’s jumper ring featured some of the sport’s top competitors on Wednesday during the $10,000 Wölffer Estate 1.40m Open Jumper and the $10,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Open Jumper classes. Both speed courses were designed by Ireland’s Alan Wade.
The $10,000 Wölffer Estate 1.40m Open Jumper welcomed 35 competitors onto the 13-effort course to kick off the day’s featured classes. Five-time Olympian McLain Ward (USA) of Brewster, N.Y., rode Temple Equestrian LLC’s Chapka De Moyon to the fastest of 17 clear rounds with a blistering time of 58.896 seconds.
“The course was all about turns, and I had a really fast, super careful mare that I own in partnership with Grace Debney and her Temple Equestrian,” Ward said. “She’s just a great little horse.”
Alessandra Volpi (USA) of Woodside, Calif., took second place aboard her own Absolute Du Mio with a time of 62.950 seconds. Third went to Adrienne Sternlicht (USA) of Greenwich, Conn., and Shadowfax 111, owned by Starlight Farms 1 LLC, for their time of 63.741 seconds.
Jumps were immediately reset for the 12 riders participating in the $10,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Open Jumper, comprising 14 jumping efforts. Ward (USA) and Chapka De Moyon returned to the ring to start the class, but an unlucky rail at the last fence knocked them out of the rankings.
Final Results – $10,000 Wölffer Estate 1.40m Open Jumper
1) McLain Ward (USA) & Chapka De Moyon – 0 / 58.896
2) Alessandra Volpi (USA) & Absolute Du Mio – 0 / 62.950
3) Adrienne Sternlicht (USA) & Shadowfax 111 – 0 / 63.741
Source: Press Release from The Hampton Classic
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