Michelle Parker secured her title as leading rider of the Markel Insurance 1.40m Series! In nearly every single qualifying grand prix this year, Michelle and Cupilor finished in the top eight placings, heading to Las Vegas with a lead of 441 points and a great chance in the final class of the series. With $61,850 offered for prize, the Markel Insurance Grand Prix Final exhibited 25 horse and rider combinations, 11 of which would further to the jump-off. Below is a video of their jump-off round, taking the win by a full second and proving their leader board title.
Stablemates, Vancouver 45 and Doriena, also competed at the Las Vegas National Horse Show.
Videos here showing 9-year-old Vancouver taking home a sixth place finish, followed by an eighth placing with 8-year-old Doriena, in an extremely fast $40,000 FEI Speed Stake.
Stay tuned for more year-end results and awards, and updates on our up-and-coming young horses. Happy Holidays from the Cross Creek West team!