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Broken Breastplates, Eager Faces And Super Style: Favorite Photos From WEF



Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 10

The five-star grand prix classes at the Winter Equestrian Festival are guaranteed to bring out top riders, and this year’s $391,000 Fidelity Investments CSI5* Grand Prix was no exception. It was the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (North Carolina) bronze medalists Martin Fuchs and Clooney 51 who took home the win (you can read about it here) after an 18 horse jump-off.

See some of our favorite pictures from the evening.



Susan Horn’s horse Balintore wore an eager expression around the course. Kimberly Loushin Photos


Kent Farrington and Gazelle were in fine form on their way to second.


Tack malfunction! Luiz Francisco de Azevedo and Collin broke their breastplate midway through the first course.


Wilton Porter and Caletto Cabana led the way with the first clear round. They finished seventh.


Spencer Smith checks to see if Theodore Manciais was going to leave up the final rail in the jump-off. They finished fifth.


Karen Polle’s Sari has seriously stellar style.


Martin Fuchs gave Clooney 51 a pat after a blazing fast jump-off for the win.


Cetano Van Aspergem Z wasn’t going to touch the back rail of this oxer with Santiago Lambre up.


There’s style, and then there’s style like Eugenio Garza Perez and Pappa Ante Portas II.


Thumbs up for a clear jump-off round for Wilton Porter and Caletto Cabana.


Dougie Douglas and Katie Dinan.


Todd Minikus and Chaventyno sight in on the next fence.


Do they jump any cuter than Clooney 51?


Beezie Madden’s mount Coach has such an expressive eye.


It’s gallop time! Richie Moloney and Rocksy Music went flat out on their way to third.

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