Kicking off the week in the Grand Prix ring, Kelli Cruciotti-Vanderveen took the reins for Caroline Ravenel’s Grandy De Laubry and Crescenda Z, piloting them to a two-three finish in $500 Helite 1.20m Speed. On Thursday, Caroline jumped great rounds on both horses in the FarmVet 1.0m. Caroline and Crescenda Z were also double clear in Sunday’s $5000 NAL Byerley Stables 1.20m Jr/Am Final to take fifth place.
Riding Sophia Bruny’s Halifax Van De Conynenberg, Kelli jumped to a third place finish in the $500 ESI Footing 1.30m Speed. With her two mounts, Halifax and Ultimate Grace, Sophia put in consistently great performances resulting in impressive ribbons. Aboard Ultimate Grace, Sophia claimed the blue in the $2000 Biozyme 1.20m Jr/Am Power and Speed, the fastest of fifteen double clears! The pair also jumped a clear first round to place twelfth in the final on Sunday. Aboard Halifax, she also jumped to eighth place in the $2000 Biozyme 1.30m Jr/Am Power and Speed and seventh in the $5000 Biozyme 1.30m Jr/Am Final.
It is always a pleasure to experience new venues with our amazing team of clients and staff. Congratulations to Caroline and Sophia, and thank you to our staff and sponsors who help us put all the pieces together, including GGT-Footing, Devoucoux, Ariat, Samshield, and Weatherbeeta.