Seven countries represented, Mexico's Salvador Onate and Charro are victorious
San Juan Capistrano, CA – July 2, 2011 – Perfect weather during the start of the Fourth of July weekend greeted the thirty-four horse and rider pairs at the Blenheim International Field for the $30,000 Red, White & Blue Grand Prix. Course designer Anderson Lima of Brazil set a technical track with sixteen efforts as well as a tight time allowed. Six pairs successfully rode without fault in the first round, four going double clear. Mexican rider Salvador Onate aboard Charro balanced speed and precision to secure the victory.
The course in the first round featured multiple challenges, including two combinations, a water jump, and a tight turn to a tall vertical. The second pair to attempt the course, last week's grand prix winners Antonio Maurer and Callao (owned by Francisco del Rio) were the first fault-free pair, and remained the only clean until Susan Hutchison and El Dorado 29's Cantano blazed through the course without fault at almost ten seconds under the time allowed. The crowd roared, animated by her tempo and the guarantee of a jump-off.
July 5, 2011
International Fireworks on the Field in the $30,000 Red, White & Blue Grand Prix
By: Press Release