April 27, 2013 (La Canada-Flintridge, CA) - Tonight's feature event was the $25,000 Land Rover of Pasadena Grand Prix, part of the GGT Grand Prix Series.
Abigail Weese emerges the winner of the $25,000 Land Rover of Pasadena Grand Prix. With an impressive entry list of 29 horse and rider pairs, the competition held great excitement under the lights in the Jimmy Williams Oval.
When asked what she thought about going last after Lane Clarke had a great ride, Abigail said, "I thought I better run my pants off. I've seen Lane go many a time and go very fast. I went in, my trainer stood on the side, and after there was that tight rollback I heard her scream as loud as she could, "Dig in!" I just ran for it and it worked out in my favor. I thought the course was great, it was very even keeled. She asked a lot of questions, but she didn't do anything crazy. There were eight clean so that was pretty solid."
Tonight's class was briefly interrupted when Abigail, riding out of the 18th position, entered the ring and suddenly a bank of lights went out. After a twenty minute delay Abigail returned to jump the 8th clean round of the night securing the last position in the jump off.
As winner of The Grand Prix, Abigail was awarded the Malcolm Rossell Perpetual Trophy. She jumps into the lead in the GGT Grand Prix Series standings.
The $25,000 Land Rover of Pasadena 1.40M Grand Prix
1 Ace Abigail Weese 71.253 39.610
2 Kiss the Sky Lane Clarke 73.774 39.938
3 Acer Francie Steinwede 73.575 42.595
4 Amazing V Michelle Spadone 73.188 46.105
5 Karina 445 Susan Artes 72.163 4 40.996
6 Firestone Erin Isom 73.139 4 44.011
7 Coco Michelle Spadone 71.550 4 52.452
8 Casseur de Prix Lane Clark 71.980 8 41.586
9 Columbus Jenni McAllister 2 75.148
10 Copias Justin Resnik 2 75.317
11 Capital One Mandy Porter 3 76.478
12 SIG Zuleika Susan Hutchinson 4 70.831