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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.
2015 WEF Andres Rodriguez vs. Juan Igancio Rojo
Venezuela's Andres Rodriguez rode Caballito to the biggest win of the horse's career on March 14 at the Winter Equestrian Festival.
2015 WEF Ben Maher vs. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum
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.
2015 WEF Todd Minikus vs. Beezie Madden
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.
2015 WEF Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum vs. Danielle Goldstein
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.
2015 WEF Marie Hecart vs. Ben Maher
It was a battle of two brave chestnut mares in the jump-off for the $372,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier CSI-W***** on Jan. 31 under the lights in Wellington, Fla., during Week 4 of the Winter Equestrian Festival.
2015 WEF Ian Millar vs. Brianne Goutal
The Canadian veteran out-gunned young U.S. star Brianne Goutal in the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix on Jan. 17 in Wellington, Fla., and this video shows how turns are everything in a jump-off!
2015 WEF Todd Minikus vs. Conor Swail
On a horse he's ridden for just a week, Todd Minikus tops the first grand prix of the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival, the $30,000 WEF 1 Grand Prix.
2014 WEF Ben Maher vs. Scott Brash
The world's #1 and #2 rider went head to head in a thrilling jump-off of the $125,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix on Jan. 25 at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
2014 WEF Hardin Towell vs. Andres Rodriguez
Hardin Towell added one stride to the last jump aboard Man In Black and proved that discretion proves the better part of valor when he took the win in the $50,000 Ariat Grand Prix on Feb. 2 at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
2014 WEF Ben Maher vs. Scott Brash - The Rematch
A furious gallop to the last fence with Cella brought Ben Maher the win again in a repeat duel in the $370,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier presented by Rolex on Feb. 9 at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
2014 WEF Kent Farrington vs. Cian O'Connor
Kent Farrington left no doubt who was the master of faster in this match-up, easily outrunning Irish Olympian Cian O'Connor in the jump-off for the $84,000 Salamander Hotels & Resorts Valentine’s Day Grand Prix at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
2014 WEF Audrey Coulter vs. Scott Brash
What did it take for 21-year-old college student Audrey Coulter to beat the No. 1-ranked rider in the world, Scott Brash? Watch their jump-off trips side by side and see what moves Coulter made to win the $280,000 Adequan Grand Prix on Feb. 23 at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
2014 WEF Ben Maher vs. Laura Kraut
Ben Maher continued his domination of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival grand prix classes, winning the $150,000 CSIO**** Grand Prix on Jane Clark's Urico by a whopping three seconds over Laura Kraut and Nouvelle on March 2 in Wellington, Fla.
2014 WEF Rodrigo Pessoa vs. Jessica Springsteen
Rodrigo Pessoa laid down an unbeatable trip aboard Citizenguard Cadjanine Z in the $280,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix CSI-W, but 22-year-old Jessica Springsteen fought valiantly to catch him with Vindicat W on March 8 at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
2014 WEF McLain Ward vs. Lauren Hough
First it was Lauren Hough in the lead on Ohlala, and then McLain Ward sprinted ahead of her aboard Zander in the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Rount 10 on March 14. Watch how Ward got the job done at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
2014 WEF Ben Maher vs. Lauren Hough
Jump-offs don't get much closer than the one between Great Britain's Ben Maher aboard Urico and Lauren Hough on Ohlala in the $125,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI*** on March 15 at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.
2014 WEF Lauren Hough vs. Laura Kraut
Watch two fantastic riders—Lauren Hough aboard Böckmanns Lazio and Laura Kraut on Nouvelle—race against the clock and each other in the $100,000 Engel and Völkers Grand Prix at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., on March 22.
2014 WEF Scott Brash vs. Richie Moloney
Want to see how Scott Brash overcame his bridesmaid streak to win the biggest grand prix of the season at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., aboard Hello Sanctos? Watch Great Britain's Brash go head-to-head with Ireland's Richie Moloney on Slieveanorra in the $500,000 FTI Consulting Finale Grand Prix CSI5*.
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