Santiago Lambre & Easy Girl. Photo © Mackenzie Clark for MLSJ.
Brazil’s Santiago Lambre earned the first CSI5* grand prix win of his career at Major League Show Jumping Caledon in the $217,000 BFL Canada Grand Prix on Sunday. The victory came on Easy Girl (10yo OS mare by Conthargos x Nintender owned by Mario Onate) in a pedal-to-the-medal jump-off.
Last to go, Lambre bested Shane Sweetnam (IRL) and Birdy du Thot’s leading time by nearly half a second. Canada’s own François Lamontagne finished third riding Chanel du Calvaire.
Lambre recently made a change to once again ride for his birth country. He stood at the highest point on the podium three times while the Brazilian national anthem played during his visit to Caledon Equestrian Center in Palgrave, ON this week.
Major League Show Jumping continues with a debut in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for phase seven of MLSJ competition at Club Hipico Otomí October 28-31.