Ladies’ night at Angelstone’s National Grand Prix
ROCKWOOD – Saturday night turned out to be ladies’ night at Angelstone Tournaments’ The National Grand Prix.
Molly Ashe-Cawley of Watervliet, N.Y., rode Pjotter Van De Zonnehoeve to victory in the $86,600 Grand Prix at Angelstone’s main stadium while Ali Wolff of New Albany, Ohio, and Casall were second and Shannon Clifford of Paris, Tex., and Riesling De Mivrault were third.
Four horse/rider combinations in the field of 29 had fault-free opening rounds to get trips in the jump-off.
Pjotter Van De Zonnehoeve/Ashe-Cawley were clear in the jump-off, too, as they recorded a time of 38.680 seconds. Casall/Wolff were fault-free, too, and posted a time of 39.093 seconds. Riesling De Mivrault/Clifford knocked a rail down for four faults.
The fourth in the jump-off was Angelstone’s Keean White and For Freedom. The slowest of the fault-free in the opening round, For Freedom/White were the fastest through the jump-off course at 35.871 seconds, but two rails fell for eight faults.
The victory was the second for Ashe-Cawley in as many days at the meet as she had taken Kastriogui Z to the win in Friday’s $5,000 FEI 1.40-metre event.
The National meet wraps up Sunday. Feature event of the day is the $36,000 Sunday Classic set for 11 a.m. It’s attracted a field of 30.
The National is the second of three events in Angelstone’s Summer Tour. Third and final event of the tour and the season is next week’s The International. Feature event is Saturday’s $40,000 International Grand Prix. It’s slated to go at 8 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal