Ladies Night at the $50,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Grand Prix CSI 2*on January 19 By Kim MacMillan, MacMillan Photography & Media Services When the last fence was jumped in the nine rider jump-off on Saturday night three young ladies topped the 56-entry field that included riders from 14 countries. The line-up included, among others, international stars such as Mario Deslauriers, Margie Engle, Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut, Ian Miller, Rodrigo Pessoa and McLain Ward. Reed Kessler, at 18 the youngest Olympian to date at last summer’s London Games, riding her 13-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding Ligist (Levantos II – Robin Z) made neat work of the jump off, blazing over the fences and tripping the finish timer in 37.81 to take top money. Less than a second behind her was Katie Dinan on Grant Road Partner’s 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding Nougat Du Vallet (by Scherif D’Elle out of Camme Du Vallet). The final pair in the jump-off Brianne Goutal and Remarkable Farm’s 11-year-old Selle Francais Nice de Prissey (by Rosire out of Trophee De Prissey) gave it their all, but they stopped the clock at 38.53 to capture third
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