When McLain Ward gets his heart set on winning a grand prix, he can be pretty tough to beat—especially when he saddles up Sapphire.
So when Ward set his sights on the $100,000 President’s Cup CSI-W at the Washington International Horse Show, he called on his 2008 Olympic partner to help him grab blue tonight, Oct. 25, in downtown Washington D.C.
When Meg O’Mara watched the first few horses jump off in the $10,000 WIHS Children’s Jumper Championship at the Washington International Horse Show, she realized she had her work cut out for her if she wanted a piece of the prize money. When the first two horses posted quick times and chose a tight inside turn she had initially dismissed as too tight, O’Mara decided to change her plan and go for broke. Her change of heart paid off when she and Raya De La Cour found the tightest track of the day to take the blue today, Oct.
Ovation made a splash at this year’s Washington International Horse Show, claiming the second year green hunter, green conformation hunter and co-grand hunter awards today, Oct. 22, in downtown Washington, D.C. Scott Stewart, who purchased the horse from Molly Ohrstrom last week, piloted the gelding to the wins.
“Last year he was good here, but not as relaxed,” Stewart said of Ovation. “He’s really matured a lot.”