What an awesome finish to the 2017 $100,000 Land Rover Wellington Eventing Showcase! Riding Craig and Gloria Callen’s lovely mare Welcome Shadow, Boyd Martin completed a hat trick with his third consecutive win on three different horses and we saw incredible athleticism, horsemanship, focus and fun across the board.
The predictions about this year’s cross country being more influential were true as only two competitors managed to come in under the optimum time: second place Buck Davidson with Petite Flower (the only pair to finish on their dressage score) and third place Doug Payne with Vandiver.
Mark Bellissimo, CEO of Equestrian Sports Productions, once again went above and beyond. He confirmed that in the future he hopes to build upon the increasing success of the Showcase and develop a “triple crown” series at additional venues.
Like a hardcore spider monkey #saveoftheday #wellingtonshowcase #holyshit
Magical horses and champions. What an incredible couple of days. I cannot describe the feeling of having a legend like…
Had so much fun at the Wellington Eventing Showcase can’t wait until next year @wallaceeventing #horses #eventing #eventingsunnyfl #wellingtonshowcase A video posted by Rachel Wilkewitz (@rwilkewitz) on
Where would eventing be without the incredible grooms?
Great pic of @courtlee26 in the awards ceremony! Couldn’t do it without her!!! #bestgroom #lifecoach #eventing #jumping A photo posted by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on
Overwhelming support for #teamleelee was evident everywhere we looked. #leeleestrong.
We are Team Lee Lee here at The Wellington Showcase :)
Matt & I at the last jump thinking of @joneseventing #leeleestrong #wellington #eventingshowcase PC: @twomorris A photo posted by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on
Until next time, Welly World!