When Every Second Counts

When Every Second Counts

Every second counts in a jump-off. Every stride, every turn, every decision makes the difference between winning and losing.

We put the jump-off rides of the world's top riders side by side so you can see just what the winners did right.

Richie Moloney played it smart in the $380,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix CSI 5* on Carrabis Z. He knew just what he had to do to come out on top on March 12 at WEF.
Even fifth-placed Hardin Towell had to give Darragh Kenny a big high five after Kenny's blistering jump-off round in the $216,000 Lugano Diamonds CSIO Grand Prix on March 6 in Wellington, Fla.
He's known for his gritty game face and his game efforts over the jumps, and on Feb. 13, Rothchild was at his best in the $380,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix 5* CSI. Even a chaotic warm-up couldn't keep the little chestnut from blazing to the top.
Eric Lamaze is on fire at the Winter Equestrian Festival, and he added the $216,000 Ariat Grand Prix to his record with this performance on Feb. 7.
For the second week in a row, Todd Minikus headlined the night in the feature grand prix, as he guided Babalou 41 to the top of the $130,000 Adequan Grand Prix during Week 3 of the Winter Equestrian Festival. Minikus and Babalou 41 outraced Laura Kraut and Nouvelle for the win on Jan. 30.
Todd Minikus gave a lesson on going fast in the jump-off of the $86,000 Marshall & Sterling Grand Prix on Jan. 23 during Week 2 of WEF.
Speed wasn't really the name of the game in the $127,000 Adequan Grand Prix in Tryon, N.C., on June 27, as David Blake won the night with a slow and careful clear jump-off round.
In the thrilling finale $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix of the Winter Equestrian Festival, McLain Ward turns on the turbo aboard HH Carlos.
Venezuela's Andres Rodriguez rode Caballito to the biggest win of the horse's career on March 14 at the Winter Equestrian Festival.
Ben Maher's young star Diva II grew up as she outran Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum's sensational new horse Fibonacci 17 on March 7 in the $372,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival.
There was just no catching Todd Minikus and Babalou 41 in the $150,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival on March 1.
Fibonacci has quickly risen to stardom for his incredible jumping ability and he showed that off under the lights with some impressive jumps. Jumping under the lights of the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Michaels-Beerbaum and the 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding (For Feeling x Corland) won a six-horse jump-off, with Danielle Goldstein of Israel and Carisma in second, and Jessica Springsteen with Vindicat W third.

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