$500,000 Rolex CSI5* Grand Prix

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Photos by Alan Fabricant @alfabphoto

The closing event of the 2022 season, the $500,000 Rolex CSI5* Grand Prix was held on the grass Derby Field in Wellington.

The starting time was moved up three hours due to possible rain showers.  Fortunately, the rains held off until well after the event was over.

Forty pairs of riders and horses were entered.

Only five went clear during the opening round (no faults or time penalties).

In the Jump Off Ashlee Bond, representing Israel, edged out Daniel Bluman also from Israel by 2/10 of a second.

Ashlee aboard Karoline Of Ballmore received the winner’s check of $165,000 for her efforts.

Israel’s Daniel Bluman riding Ladriano Z finished a strong second and received $100,000.

Chloe Reed of the USA and her mount Souper Shuttle took home a check for $75,000 for her third place finish.