Porter Tops The $40,000 Bentley Grand Prix

Aug 9, 2015 - 6:31 AM

Aug. 9—Menlo Park, Calif

Mandy Porter and Eminent snagged a victory in the $40,000 Bentley of San Francisco and Bentley of Los Gatos Grand Prix at Menlo Park Charity Horse show. They galloped to the top of a six-horse jump-off, edging out Kristin Hardin and Bert by less than .2 seconds, with Daniel Zilla and Venice B taking third.

David Murdoch owns Eminent, an Oldenburg mare (Larino—Gratina) who has been competing in California at the 1.40-meter level since last fall. 

Check out the fabulous photos from the class courtesy of Alden Corrigan.

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Mandy Porter and Eminent jumped to the top of the $40,000 Bentley Grand Prix at Menlo Park Charity Horse Show.

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Mandy Porter was all smiles after she and Eminent won the $40,000 Bentley Grand Prix.

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Mandy Porter took her second victory lap at the Menlo Charity Horse Show in style.

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Kristen Hardin, who donned a face protector for extra safety after a recent fall, finished second aboard Bert. 

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Daniel Zilla rewarded Venice B after a third-place finish.

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Kristin Hardin qualified two horses for the jump-off, finishing fourth on Firestone.

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Alegria ticked a single rail in the jump-off with Matias Fernandez to finish in fifth.

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Alegria waited for the jump-off.

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Leslie Wright and Adamus advanced to the jump-off, finishing in overall sixth.

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Two time faults in Round 1 put Edesa Stallone and Peter Breakwell in seventh.

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Guy Thomas and Peterbilt jumped to overall eighth.

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Robert Blanchette and Lazur ticked a single rail in the first round for ninth.

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Jamie Sailor and Maximus galloped to tenth.

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I’m In and Maja Lindemann jumped to 11th.

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Arsia Ardalan and Chin Chin jumped to 12th.

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