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September 8, 2013

Find Out Where The Millions Went In The Sept. 9 Omega Alpha Weekend Update

Pieter Devos gave Candy a big kiss after winning the $1 Million CN Grand Prix at the Spruce Meadows Masters. Photo by Mollie Bailey

There was so much action this weekend, and the Chronicle was there to bring it all to you. Check out Mollie Bailey’s coverage of the Spruce Meadows Masters tournament, where Belgian rider Pieter Devos claimed the top check in the $1 Million CN Grand Prix. (see results) Germany scored a repeat win in an exciting BMO Nations Cup, while the U.S. missed the cut for the second round. (see results) (See all Spruce Meadows Masters results)

In what was the biggest-money weekend in show jumping, another $1 million was given away at HITS-on-the-Hudson, at the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix (see results). The Chronicle’s Lindsay Berreth was there to tell you all about the jumper and hunter action. Read her stories about Nayel Nasser’s win, along with coverage of the Jimmy Torano’s triumph in the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix (see results) and Louise Otten’s win in the $250,000 HITS Hunter Prix (see results).

Wondering who won the Burghley CCI**** in England? Jock Paget, that’s who. Buck Davidson, the only U.S. representative, had a fall on cross-country. (see results

The $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Chicago Hunter Derby turned into yet another duel between Kelley Farmer and Jennifer Alfano. Farmer came out on top—and in second!—with Mythical and Skorekeeper, relegating derby star Jersey Boy and Alfano to third. Farmer also claimed fourth on On Q. Farmer’s mounts picked up a total of $30,000 in prize money on the day. Alliy Moyer won the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby on her Carlson.

In Texas, Sophia dePumpo rode her own Limbo to the top of the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby during the Texas Sport Horse Cup. (see results) In Tennessee, Theo Genn rode Asirea Fortununa to the win in the $25,000 Grand Prix at Brownland Farm Fall I. (see results)

In events this weekend, Kristi Nunnik rode her R-Star to an advanced division win at Copper Meadows (Calif.) (see results) Jordan Linstedt topped the advanced at the Aspen Farms Horse Trials (Wash.) (see results); Michael Pollard and Ballingowan Pizzazz won the advanced at Five Points Horse Trials (N.C.) Take a peek at the Novice Horse division—groom extraordinaire Nat Varcoe-Cocks claimed a blue ribbon on Bugsy! (see results).

Dressage shows included: ODS Championships (Ore.) (see results); DASC Championship Show (Calif.) (see results); Poplar Place Dressage (Ga.) (see results); Cool Down Dressage (N.C.) (see results).

 
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