San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – October 30, 2021 –Bliss Heers (USA) certainly had a great time during the seventh leg of Major League Showjumping, held at the stunning grass arena of the Otomí Residencial Hípico in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The American was up to her old tricks with her faithful partner Antidote de Mars, earning a third-place finish in the $3,330,000 GNP Seguros Grand Prix CSI 5* last Saturday.
Bliss Heers (USA) Antidote de Mars, an 11-year-old Selle Français stallion (Diamant de Semilly x Jarnac) made the first-round course look easy. The duo had one unlucky rail in the jump-off but still managed to secure bronze honors due to their time of 38.35 seconds.
The winner of the class was Ashlee Bond and Donatello 141 (Diarado x Lamoureux I), who were untouchable in the five-horse jump-off over a course built by Guilherme Jorge (BRA), going clean in 36.63 seconds.
Completing the podium, Ireland’s Paul O’Shea (IRL) and Chancelloress, a 12-year-old Hanoverian mare by Chacco-Blue x Balou du Rouet, settled for second backed by a penalty-free performance in 37.09 seconds in the decisive round.
Final Results – $3,330,000 GNP Seguros Grand Prix CSI 5*
1) Ashlee Bond (ISR) & Donatello 141 – 0 / 0 – 36.63
2) Paul O’Shea (IRL) & Chancelloress – 0 / 0 – 37.09
3) Bliss Heers (USA) & Antidote de Mars – 0 / 4 – 38.35
Source: Press Release from Major League Show Jumping
Photos: © Ashley Neuhof via Bliss Heers / Otomí Grand Prix