Samuel Parot and Couscous van OrtiCredit : Al Cook/Classic Communications
Friday 20 October - 09h41 | Ian Clayton and edited press release
Samuel Parot sure knows how to make an entrance. The Chilean Olympic veteran won this week’s $10,000 Dash For The Cash at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in the state capital Harrisburg, riding first with Couscous van Ortiand shortly after arriving at the event.
"This is my first time at Harrisburg. I think it's unbelievable, the place is "wow!" Parot told organizers after the pair’s victory. "This is a wonderful show. We only just arrived here a couple of hours ago, but I am very happy to be here and it's super to win. It's not easy to win so when you do, it's really great." There were 14 combinations competing on the Bernardo Cabral-designed course. Parot and his mount stopped the clock in 47.803 seconds thanks to their tight turns and blistering pace. Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, N.J. on Thornhill Kate, was second, with another clear round in 49.056. Peter Lutz and Robin de Ponthual were third. After its Juniors weekend, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show — one of the biggest and most historic in the country — is in the midst of its Adult week, which will culminate in the $100,000 Prix de Penn National Grand Prix presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund on Saturday evening, October 21. That class will feature over 40 top riders from seven countries, including six Olympic veterans.More information can be found here.
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