When you’re invited to participate in a showcase event that features a $50,000 prize pot, it’s hard to say ‘no.’ So last weekend British Olympian William Fox-Pitt hopped across the pond to Aiken, South Carolina for the Liftmaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field.
“I rather thought, well, it’s no fun if you’re not invited, so if you are invited, sometimes it’s good to say yes!” he said.
William rode Hannah Salazar’s Sandro’s Star, a gorgeous, black Oldenburg stallion William described as a “nice guy.” The pair finished in third place and earned $10,000 for their efforts. The usual ride of 25-year-old eventer Chris Talley, this wasn’t the stallion’s first time in a showcase setting: Chris and Sandro’s Star won the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing competition in 2018.
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Article written by: Amber Heintzberger