Wellington, FL – March 30, 2012 – Pierre St Jacques and his mount Lucky Tiger won the FEI Olympic Grand Prix Special in the $120,000 5* West Palm Beach, presented by Diamante Farms on Friday. St Jacques, who hails from Anthony, FL, took the blue ribbon with a score of 67.311% at the Stadium show grounds of the Global Dressage Festival (GDF). David Marcus, of Campbellville, Ontario, was second with Chrevi’s Capital scoring 67.022% and Christopher Hickey was third aboard Douglas Hilltop with 65.378%.
Lucky Tiger, a 1995 Danish Warmblood gelding, is both owned and ridden by St Jacques. They have been a team since 2000 when St Jacques found Lucky Tiger in Denmark as a five-year-old.
We discuss the US Dressage Selection Trials in detail with our spotlight rider Pierre St Jacques, who finished fifth, earning himself a place on the short list with his beautiful horse, Lucky Tiger. And of course the WEG news keeps on coming, including a chat with Dr Jennifer Feiner of Hagyard’s Equine Medical Institute who’ll be in charge of the quarantine facility for all the horses shipping in from Europe, and why Nicole Simpson-Shahinian isn’t on the USEF show-jumping short list for WEG with Tristan. Listen in.
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News: There were lots of World Equestrian Games Three Day event hopefuls giving their horses a pipe-opener at the Mitsubishi Hartpury International Horse Trials in England last weekend, and in fact the three star CIC was won by British Team member Piggy French on the Kentucky bound Jakarta. For a detailed analysis of the WEG performances, and for great reading every day, check out Monty White’s blog at www.blog.talkinghorse.net.
News: The short list of endurance horses and riders for the team to represent the US at the World Equestrian Games team has been announced, and they will now go forward to Shaker Village, KY before final selection.