Three-peat! A Third Grand Prix Victory for Susan Hutchison and Ziedento
Hutchison and SIG Excel Take the Blue in the CashCall Mortgage Futurity
Del Mar, CA - May 10, 2014 - Another Saturday of show jumping with a storybook ending for California native and grand prix veteran Susan Hutchison. To begin, the decorated rider and her mount SIG Excel added another notch to their extensive victory belt by winning the $7,500 CashCall Mortgage Futurity. Then Hutchison set her eyes on the big jumps and the big prize, and once again led the victory gallop aboard St. Bride's Farm's Ziedento in the $60,000 Grand Prix of California, presented by Equ Lifestyle.
Hutchison's victory was well earned, as she topped a field of forty-five entries, many with international success, over a difficult track. She and Ziedento were one of four to master Oscar Soberón's course.
After the class, Hutchison spoke highly of both the course design and her mount Ziedento. "I thought the course was big but it rode really well. I don't think I've had him as a course designer before but he's done a phenomenal job all week. He's had the right numbers in the jump-off, nobody getting in big trouble, the horses just improve class after class after class, which to me is the sign of a really good course designer," she commented.
Susan Hutchison and Ziedento with Lauren Davis of EquiFit, inc., Annie Tame and Monica Ward from Equ Lifestyle, Robert Ridland and Melissa Brandes of Blenheim EquiSports
Hutchison and SIG Excel are quite a pair. Once again they took the top prize for SIG International, this time in the $7,500 CashCall Mortgage Futurity. The mare continues to win whenever she steps into the show ring.
Photos courtesy of Captured Moment Photography
Excerpts reprinted from Blenheim Equisports press release dated May 10, 2014
Blenheim EquiSports, an equestrian event management company based in San Juan Capistrano, CA, produces over thirty events per year in three locations: San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar and Las Vegas, NV. The events include 18 USEF "A" or "AA" rated hunter-jumper shows featuring several World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix events, USHJA International Hunter Derbies, Pony Finals, Medal Finals and more.
Video of First Round Grand Prix Jump Off : Susan Hutchison and Ziedento, courtesy of Amanda Hauser