Ocala, Florida, USA – February 17, 2022 – World Equestrian Center – Ocala 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series Week VII’s feature class action opened with the $20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix. Two-time Olympic Games course designer Leopoldo Palacious (VEN) set the tracks where six of the 22 entries managed clear first rounds. Two managed faultless jump-off rounds but it was Sharn Wordley (NZL) and his own Gatsby that prevailed.
Lisa Goldman-Smolen (USA) and Barbara Disko’s Sovereign were the first pair in the class to produce faultless rounds. Goldman-Smolen and the 13-year-old Selle Francais stallion delivered a smooth and fast first round in 68.593 seconds. The veteran pair advanced to the jump-off, crossing the timers in 41.273 seconds with all of the rails up to ultimately earn second place.
Kristen Vanderveen (USA) and her own Bull Run’s Prince Of Peace (Cardenio x P-Comtesse) rounded out the top three in today’s $20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix. Vanderveen and the careful 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding navigated a lovely first round, jumping to the top of the standards in 68.484 seconds. The pair jumped-off immediately, dashing through the course while leaving out strides to stop the jump-off clock at 40.030 seconds, with one rail down.
Final Results – $20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix
1) Sharn Wordley (NZL) & Gatsby – 0 / 0 – 39.107
2) Lisa Goldman-Smolen (USA) & Sovereign – 0 / 0 – 41.273
3) Kristen Vanderveen (USA) & Bull Run’s Prince Of Peace – 0 / 4 – 40.03
Source: Press Release from WEC – World Equestrian Center
Photos: © Andrew Ryback Photography