Prudent and Andrade Open Inaugural Columbia CSI2*

Emanuele Andrade with Jenni's Choice
Credit : Winston Photos LLC

Friday 29 September - 13h21

Prudent and Andrade Open Inaugural Columbia CSI2*

With entries sold out for both weeks, the Split Rock Jumping Tour's (SRJT) two inaugural FEI Columbus horse shows at the new Brave Horse Show Park in Johnstown, Ohio, action got underway with speed classes and the FEI Jog. 

 - Prudent and Andrade Open Inaugural Columbia CSI2*

Adam Prudent

Adam Prudent, Wellington, FL, started the show off with a win in the 1.30 Meter Speed class, besting a starting field of 105 entries to grab top honors with his mount Douwe, owned by Atlas Equine Holdings, with a clear round in a time of 51.903 seconds.  A full second slower, Emanuel Andrade, representing Venezuela, with his Belita, were second in 52.913.  Third place went to Alejandro Karolyi also representing Venezuela and Arena Du Pachis ET, owned by Monica Carrera.  The pair completed the course designed by Alan Wade in a time of 53.584 seconds.
Emanuel Andrade returned to the winner's podium as he took first and second place honors in the next class.  Andrade took his victory lap for the 1.40 Meter Speed class with his mount, Jenni's Choice, dripping in swag and a huge smile on his face.  Andrade's winning ride was completed in 58.517 seconds.  He was almost two seconds slower with Gran Mamut, owned by Alder International Management Company, who finished the track in 60.245 seconds.  Peter Lutz, Goldens Bridge, NY, with Sam 1091, owned by the rider and QBS Equestrian were third in a time of 60.617.
Over 50 riders from 13 countries are entered in the FEI classes. The line-up features U.S. Olympic veterans Leslie Burr-Howard, Team Gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games and Team Silver medalist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics; Peter Wylde, Team Gold medalist at the 2004 Athens Olympics; and Margie Goldstein-Engle, who competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and won the Leading Athlete award at the inaugural SRJT event in 2015. Joining them is Charlie Jayne, who was the reserve rider for the U.S. team at the 2012 London Olympics.
Other Olympic veterans competing at SRJT-Columbus include Venezuela's Emanuel Andrade, a competitor at the 2016 Rio Olympics; Samuel Parot of Chile, who competed at the 2012 London Olympics;  Sharn Wordley of New Zealand, a competitor at the 2008 Beijing Olympics; and Mexico's Santiago Lambre, who rode at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
Also entered are the riders who won Split Rock's CSI3* Grand Prix the last two Octobers - 2016 Bourbon International CSI3* Champion Ilan Bluman of Colombia and U.S. rider Jonathan McCrea who won in 2015. McCrea's wife, Christine McCrea, Individual and Team Gold medalist at the 2011 Pan American Games, is also entered and will be hot on their heels in a run for the prize money.

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