Photo: Jonathon Millar and Valinski S.
Wellington, Florida (January 1, 2020) — Congratulations to Jonathon Millar and Valinski S: the pair captured first place in the $10K Triple Crown Open Stake Class in December, fittingly National Horse Day, during the Holiday Show I hosted at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington. The Dutch Warmblood gelding, owned by Wyndmont Farm from Loxahatchee, Florida, and Millar won after competing in the jump-off with a time of 34.304 seconds.
Millar, who is based out of Perth, Ontario, Canada, said the 17-year-old bay is a “super competitive horse. He has a ton of experience, so it’s just about us getting to know each other. It’s great winning the $10k Triple Crown Open Stakes with Valinski. Every week we’re getting to know each other better and better. He’s a wonderful horse. Thank you to Wyndmont owners Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman.”
Jonathon Millar is the son of 10-time Olympian “Captain Canada” Ian Millar. Team Millar is still winning top competitions, as not only does Jonathon compete, so does his sister, Amy Millar. Team Millar has the respectable moniker of the “First Family of Showjumping” in Canada.
Valinski S is an outstanding horse, having competed in the Individual Final at the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, along with a string of wins and top finishes winning many show jumping competitions.
Contact: Kelly Payne