The International Arena at the venue held three international jumper classes with the $50,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Series Round Three as the feature. The class had the most entries of the day and rising to the top was Nayel Nassar (EGY) riding Igor Van De Wittemoere, owned by Evergate Stables, LLC.
Peter Grant (CAN) produced a course that tested 66 first-round combinations across a thorough track which included both a triple bar and a triple combination to size up the competition. An impressive 22 countries were represented in the international event and by the halfway mark, seven of those had earned themselves space in the jump-off. Time was definitely a determining factor of the class as it kept eight entries from advancing to the short track. Alessandra Volpi (USA) and Tiffany Foster (CAN) made the decision to withdraw from the eventual returning field of 15 which left just over a dozen pairings for the second phase. Olympian Nassar took the early lead with his trusted partner Igor Van De Wittemoere and held it in 40.18 seconds.
Source and photo by Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.-PBIEC