$500,000 Rolex FEI CSI5* Grand Prix

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Photos by Alan Fabricant

With the largest prize money event of the season, $500,000, forty pairs of riders and horses took to the Stadium Derby Field for this annual Rolex sponsored competition.

After the first round 8 of the 40 went clear, no knockdowns or time faults.

During the jump off 3 of the 8 went clear.

Daniel Deusser of Germany, the third rated rider in the world riding Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z went home with the first place ribbon and a check for $165,000.

Israel’s Daniel Bluman just barely missed first place by less than 2/10 of a second aboard Gemma W and received $100,000 for his efforts.

Harrie Smolders of the Netherlands riding Bingo Du Parc collected $75,000 for his third place finish.