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Opening 2022 WEF Grand Prix Victory Goes to McLain Ward and Catoki

Wellington, FL – January 9, 2022 – Premiere week at the 2022 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) concluded on Sunday, January 9, with a highlight class of the week, the $75,000 Rosenbaum PLLC Grand Prix. McLain Ward (USA) and Catoki took the victory in the class. Jumper, hunter, and equitation competition returns for WEF 1 on January 12-16, and WEF continues through April 9.

The Rosenbaum PLLC Grand Prix had 32 entries that contested a course set by Eric Hasbrouck (USA). Eight were clear to advance to the jump-off. First to return for the jump-off were Thursday’s Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup winners, Hector Florentino (DOM) and ABC Quantum Cruise, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by OBOS Quality x Cruising owned by Wyndmont. They set the time to beat at 37.677 seconds with a clear round.

“Thursday’s win definitely set up for this jump-off,” said Florentino. “I’m learning to ride this horse a little bit. He wants to go and be fast. Before, I wasn’t sure if I could let him go because I didn’t know if I could bring him back. We’re starting to know each better, and I can let him open up now. He’s coming back to me. I’m very happy.

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Article written by: Jennifer Wood and Amanda Picciotto Feitosa for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

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