Story and photos by Alan Fabricant of Alfabphoto.com
On a warm sunny Sunday morning on the Derby grass field in Wellington 36 pairs of riders and horses participated in the $146,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3* competition.
Eight went through the first round clear (within the time limit and no knockdowns).
During the jump off four went through clear.
Conor Swail of Ireland riding Casturano edged out his nearest competitor by less than one second.
For his first place finish he collected a check for $48,180.
Second place went to Kent Farrington of the USA aboard Orafina and received $29,200 for his efforts.
Ireland’s Jordan Coyle riding For Gold finished third and took home $21,900.