Ashlee Bond and Cadett 7 Romp to Win in Warsteiner Prize at CHIO Aachen
RELEASE: July 1, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY – Ashlee Bond continued her winning European ways with a fantastic victory in the Warsteiner Prize, one of the featured events at the World Equestrian Festival - CHIO Aachen.
The Hidden Hills, CA rider flew to the win on Little Valley Farm’s fleet-footed Cadett 7
Ashlee Bond and Cadett 7 (Ken Braddick)
. The talented duo bested 50 of Europe’s best horses and riders in an impressive effort, which involved the fastest round of 14 in the jump-off.
“I’m ecstatic,” said Bond after the class. “I’m so excited, it’s awesome… I didn’t come here to just be a person to go in the ring and say that I did it. I came to play with the big boys.”
The pair went first in the jump-off but no one was able to get close to their time of 45.93 seconds, the margin of victory was nearly 1.5 seconds.
Cadett 7 has jumped double clear in three consecutive Meydan FEI Nations Cup classes in Europe and both he and his 24-year-old rider have excelled in the big European venues.
“He was perfect,” said Bond about the 12-year-old Holsteiner gelding. “He is amazing, I’m so blessed, he just so awesome.”
Next on the dynamo’s calendar is the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen, one of the most coveted titles in the sport of show jumping. Only two Americans, Anne Kursinski and Beezie Madden have taken top honors in the Grand Prix before.
“I will let him rest him up for three days and gear up for Sunday,” said Bond. “I’m alarmingly calm competing in Europe. I love it. For some reason it is very calming in the ring for me over here.”
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