Ocala, Florida, USA – March 10, 2022 – Feature class action for Week X of the 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series kicked off this afternoon with the $20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix. Twenty-four horse-and-rider combinations seized the opportunity to challenge FEI Level IV course designer Bernardo Costa Cabral’s (PRT) elaborate tracks where 14 entries found the key to a clean first round, but it was Tracy Fenney (USA) and MTM Apple (Favorit Ask x Kong’s Whopsie) that were uncatchable.
Fenney (USA) and the fan favorite MTM Apple were the sixth pair down the ramp into the WEC Grand Arena to try their hand at Cabral’s track, navigating a superb first round in 75.520 seconds.
Fenney shared her appreciation of the course, “It was a nicely stretched out course. I was shocked how nice the footing was because we had a lot of rain today. The footing here is just pristine. You can walk out in white tennis shoes a walk out with nothing on them. I don’t think anyone ever has to worry about galloping in these arenas,” said Fenney.
Fenney (USA) and the 11-year-old Danish Warmblood mare advanced straight to the jump-off, “I stayed on a straight gallop after fence one to angle out of the line and angle back in from two to three because the four got very deep. The rest just flowed right along. It is crazy how many steps you can leave out in that ring. A lot of people did eight strides to the last jump in the first round and I did the six in the jump-off. If you walked that line, and thought you could do the six there, you’re nuts. Then, you get to the jump-off and the horses just open up where it’s easy to leave that many out,” said Fenney.
Fenney (USA) and MTM Apple soared through the finish stopping the jump-off clock at 35.044 seconds, a time that was simply unbeatable. Fenney also earned fifth place in today’s class aboard her new mount MTM Campedu.
Final Results – $20,000 C. Jarvis Insurance Welcome Prix
1) Tracy Fenney (USA) & MTM Apple – 0 / 0 – 35.044
2) Willie Tynan (IRL) & Fenise – 0 / 0 – 35.603
3) Sharn Wordley (NZL) & Gatsby – 0 / 0 – 35.944
Source: Press Release from WEC – World Equestrian Center
Photos: © Andrew Ryback Photography
Categories: Results, World Equestrian Center