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Samuel Parot and Bahira S Claim $25,000 Main Street Insurance Grand Prix Win at TIEC

Samuel Parot and Bahira S ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – June 22, 2019 – Samuel Parot (Wellington, FL) and Bahira S sped to a swift time of 42.176 seconds in the jump-off to secure the $25,000 Main Street Insurance Grand Prix at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Sarah Bagworth (Toronto, ON) and her own Malou, a 2004 Swedish Warmblood mare (Maloubet de Pleville x Carthago), took second place with a short-course performance of 46.766 seconds, while David O’Brien (Lexington, KY) and Kir Royal SCF, a Belgian Warmblood gelding (Amaretto D’arco x Nabab de Reve) owned by Spy Coast Farm, claimed third-place honors finishing in 40.821.

The course designed by Keith Bollotte (Lake Lure, NC) saw 35 entries attempt the first-round track with nine pairs returning for the jump-off round. Parot and his own 2010 Oldenburg mare (Balou du Rouet x Unknown) was the only pair to navigate the short course without any faults.

“This is this horse’s [Bahira S] first time jumping at the Grand Prix level, so she is very new,” commented Parot. “She is young, [only] 8 years old. She is very careful and very fast; it makes me very happy!”

In the past few weeks, Parot has had success competing at TIEC on a few of his other mounts as well. “For me, it is the best show in the United States!” Parot exclaimed. “The people are fantastic. The atmosphere is fantastic. The show is fantastic. Everything is good.”

For full results from the $25,000 Main Street Insurance Grand Prix, click here.

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Samuel Parot and Atlantis Dash to Top of $35,000 The Fit Equestrian Spring II Grand Prix

Samuel Parot and Atlantis. Photo Credit ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – April 17, 2019 – Samuel Parot of Wellington, FL and his longtime partner Atlantis finished atop the leaderboard in the $35,000 The Fit Equestrian Spring II Grand Prix at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) after completing their jump-off round in 35.42 seconds, two full seconds ahead of second place finisher Erynn Ballard of Tottenham, Ontario and her mount Judge Hof Ter Zeedycke, owned by Skymaster, LLC, who stopped the timers in 37.808 seconds. Paul O’Shea of Wellington, FL and Skara Glen’s Chancelloress, owned by Skara Glen Stables, captured third place with a jump-off time of 41.592 seconds.

The class saw a total of 27 entries contest the course designed by Ana Catalina Harris Cruz (MEX) in the International Arena, while only nine combinations qualified for the jump-off round. Paul O’Shea piloted both of his mounts to a double clear effort on the day, while three combinations added four faults to their jump-off round.

Samuel Parot and Atlantis have picked up numerous national and international victories around the world and are considered to be one of the faster combinations when entered together. Parot, who competes internationally for Chile, has been a mainstay on the circuit in Wellington, FL for the past few years.

“The course was very nice. It rode well and was good for us,” said Parot. “The jump-off was fast and there were some times that I thought I could go faster, which helped us secure the win.”

Parot travels internationally during the season, but calls Wellington, FL home during the winter circuit and has enjoyed a successful season. He elaborated, “My horses have gone well here and I think that the post season classes are good for my horses. Atlantis is very fast, so I wanted to try and go for the win in the jump-off.”

Todd Minikus and Amex Z Claim Top Honors in $25,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix

The $25,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix saw Todd Minikus of Lake Worth, FL ride to victory aboard Amex Z, owned by Bit By Bit Group, after the pair toured the short course in 34.484 seconds. Margie Engle and mount USA Normande, owned by Paillot Equestrian & Gladewinds Farm, Inc., finished just two-hundredths of a second behind Minikus, stopping the timers in 34.492 seconds. Fabio Leivas da Costa and Randon Pleasure, owned by Bonne Chance Farm LLC, secured third place with a final jump-off time of 36.025 seconds.

The class featured 43 entries and a small, quick jump-off with only five pairs qualifying for the second round. Each of the five combinations in the jump-off completed the track with no additional faults. Minikus also finished in eighth place with Calvalou on a single time fault.

For full results from the $35,000 The Fit Equestrian Spring II Grand Prix, click here.

For full results from the $25,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Spring Grand Prix, click here.

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Samuel Parot and Atlantis Win $209,000 Grand Prix CSIO4* at WEF

Samuel Parot and Atlantis. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – March 3, 2019 – The final day of week 8 at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival featured the $209,000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, presented by Lugano Diamonds. With just two in the jump-off, it was Samuel Parot (CHI) and Atlantis who found the key to victory at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

The $209,000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, presented by Lugano Diamonds, was the culmination of a week of international competition. Forty-three entries contested a course set by Steve Stephens (USA), but only two were clear to advance to the jump-off.

Allison Coleman and Alexa Elle Lignelli Victorious in Medium Pony Hunters 

Thirty ponies guided by fierce young riders took to Ring 11 on Sunday for the final day of competition in the Medium Pony Hunters during Week 8 of the 2019 WEF. The division was held in a California split format due to the large amount of entries and therefore crowned both a Section A and Section B champion. On a total of 30 points, the Section A champion title was awarded to Allison Coleman and Radiance, while Alexa Elle Lignelli earned 26 points to become the Section B champion with Fox Creek’s Curious George.

Coleman piloted her own 11-year-old Connemara mare to two first place ribbons, a second, and a third and said that she feels the mare’s consistency is what helps her to come out on top.

Lignelli was paired with the Lignelli Family’s 12-year-old Half Welsh gelding (Trefaestaran x Mayon Princess) and was hot on Coleman’s heels with ribbons of one first, two seconds, and a third.

For full results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Samuel Parot Scores Opening Day Victory at Week 6 of WEF

Samuel Parot and Atlantis. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – February 13, 2019 – The sixth week of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) kicked off on Wednesday, February 13, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL. Riding to the top spot of the $36,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m was Samuel Parot (CHI) and his own Atlantis.

Due to inclement weather, jumper competition at Equestrian Village was moved from the grass derby field to the sand Global International Arena on Wednesday. There were 41 entries in the $36,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m, which was held in a modified power and speed format, where all riders continue on to the second speed phase of the course. This week’s course designer for FEI jumper classes is Ana Catalina Harris (MEX).

Parot went first in the class on Thriller P, and he was able to find the path to victory with his second mount in the class, Atlantis. They sped around the second phase of the course in just 19.84 seconds, the only combination to break the 20-second barrier.

For full results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Parot Conquers $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2*

Samuel Parot and Atlantis. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – October 7, 2018 – The first week of fall competition concluded on Sunday, October 7 at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), after Samuel Parot (CHI) and his own Atlantis claimed the only faultless round of the afternoon in the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2*. The Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has become a schedule staple for Parot, who frequents the venue through the summer months as well.

Blazing through first round timers in 80.37 seconds Parot and the 2003 Zangersheide stallion (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L) received exclusive praise for maneuvering the day’s Peter Grant (CAN) designed course with ease. “The horse was really good this week,” commented Parot. “On Thursday in the Welcome, he was clear with only one rail in the jump-off, but very fast. Last night in the Grand Prix I rode very poorly, so today I am so happy for the win.”

Of the course, Parot noted that it looked to be an easy ride, but proved the majority of its contenders wrong. “The courses for the week have appeared to be somewhat easy, but they have all turned out to be very technical. They have been good for the horses and more complex for the riders.”

Celso Ariani (BRA) and Ricardo Romero’s 2009 Belgian Warmblood stallion Janari Ter Dolen, took second place honors after crossing through timers in 84.34 seconds and with four faults. Third place went to Ireland’s David Blake, piloting Pine Hollow Farm’s Keoki, a 2009 Holsteiner (Catoki x Cassini I), to a time of 86.84 and with four added faults.

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Parot Jumps to Success during Conclusion of Tryon Spring V CSI 3*

Samuel Parot and Quick du Pottier. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – June 3, 2018 – Chile’s Samuel Parot concluded competition at Tryon Spring V on a high note, guiding his own 2004 Selle Francais gelding Quick du Pottier (Hurlevent de Breka x Silnette de Menell) to a first place victory on the Derby Field at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 3*.

Parot piloted his mount across the fast track in 39.44 seconds, besting more than 25 combinations and riding more than two seconds ahead of second place pair Aaron Vale (USA) and Cassevel, a 2007 Holsteiner gelding (Cassini II x Quidam de Revel) owned by Hays Investment Corp., who claimed the red rosette after a jump-off time of 41.57 seconds. Third place honors were awarded to Manuel Torres (COL) aboard Santa Catalina Farm’s Alejandro, a 2009 Rheinlander gelding (Acorado’s Ass x Continue), who rode through timers in 41.7 seconds.

Parot and the gelding have been competing at the FEI level together since 2016 and have notched several top finishes at the venue. Of his turnout for the day’s class, Parot explained, “This horse has a lot of experience out on the grass. I’ve taken him out on it a lot in Europe at shows over there. It’s easy for him to come out here. This footing is fantastic.”

The duo competed throughout the course of the week, placing fifth in the $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 3*, after riding to the fastest jump-off time of 33.505 seconds, but adding four faults to their score.

“He jumped out here the first day and we had a fast jump-off, but knocked a rail,” exclaimed Parot. “Yesterday he competed in the Grand Prix, but had two down very quickly, so I retired him to save him for today. That was the right choice and today he was fantastic.”

Parot plans to continue on with competition next week during the CSI 4*, and will stay at the venue until the end of July. He concluded, “For the summer I will stay here and then I will figure it out from there!”

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Samuel Parot and VDL Aberlino Ride to Blue in ESP Pre-Charity $25,000 Grand Prix

Samuel Parot and VDL Aberlino. Photo Credit PBIEC and ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – November 20, 2017 – The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) hosted another successful weekend of competition during the 2017 ESP Pre-Charity Show, from November 17 through November 19 at The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Samuel Parot of Wellington, FL and his own VDL Aberlino took top honors in the $25,000 Pre-Charity Grand Prix, after the duo finished their jump-off time in 37.56 seconds.

Theo Genn of Lebanon, OH guided Dirocco Blue, owned by Eduardo Leon, to second place in the $25,000 Pre-Charity Grand Prix, after contesting the course designed by Jasen Shelly of Wellington, FL and returning for the jump-off, finishing in 39.231 seconds. Genn also took third place aboard Van Gogh, owned by Wilhelm and Patty Genn, completing the jump-off track in 37.443 seconds, adding four faults to their final score.

Earlier in the week, the $10,000 TackNRider Stakes Class was championed by Pablo Barrios of Wellington, FL and Zara Leandra, owned by Barrios, who topped the class with a short-track time of 38.32 seconds. Cian McDermott of Wellington, FL and Newcastle, owned by Therese Bentley, collected second place with a jump-off time of 38.586 seconds. Third place honors went to Alejandro Karolyi of Wellington, FL aboard Willow, owned by Amalaya Investments, stopping timers in 39.912 seconds.

The $1,500 NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic saw Kelsey Donahoe of Ocala, FL and her own Dutch ride to victory as they finished their jump-off time in 43.328 seconds. Doris Neyra of Miami Beach, FL and Vodka Cruiser, owned by Castlewood Farm and Alan Korotkin, finished in second place with a time of 43.722, ahead of Drew Quagliano piloting Carlos 455, owned by Rosiano Farm, stopping jump-off timers in 44.839 seconds.

Tanner Korotkin of Wellington, FL won the $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic aboard Castlewood Farm Inc.’s Boris III, after stopping the jump-off timers at 33.744 seconds. Second place was earned by Caroline Donnally of Wellington, FL aboard her own Reve Du Razzy, finishing with a jump-off time of 31.67 seconds and four faults. Siena Vasan of Boca Raton, FL took third place with Arvid, owned by Palm Ponies LLC, on a jump-off time of 36.558 seconds, and also adding eight faults to their score.

The $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic awarded first place to Abigail Princz of Weston, FL and her own Florentina HF, after completing the jump-off in 40.943 seconds. Olivia Otto of Delray Beach, FL rode her own Lorenzo to second place with a jump-off time of 41.792 seconds. Third place was captured by Charlotte Morse of New York, NY and Grant Road Partners LLC’s Zaza Harvey, finishing the jump-off in 46.448 seconds.

The $1,500 Accuhorsemat Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Jumper Classic was won by Madeline Lezotte of Wellington, FL aboard Lennox 324, owned by Samantha Senft, with a jump-off time of 44.925 seconds. Second place saw Julia Strawbridge of West Grove, PA riding her own C’est La Vie complete the jump-off in 48.391 seconds to finish in the top two. Third place went to Isabel Ernst of Vero Beach, FL aboard Belle Nuit, after a jump-off round that stopped the timers in 41.458 seconds and after four faults.

Tricia Barr of Wellington, FL and Big Girls Don’t Cry, owned by Rodney Bross, captured top honors in the Adult Amateur Hunter Division, while Chelsea Maida of Citra, FL and Idol, owned by Kelsey Donahoe, were presented with the division’s reserve championship honors.

The Equitation Adult Amateur Division saw Alexandra Davidson of New York, NY and Tyruso victorious in the division, taking champion honors ahead of Misty Pleiness of Ada, MI and Valor Z, who earned reserve champion honors.

The Low Adult Hunter Division saw Barry Carragher of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Roc Du Triomphe take the divisional championship ahead of Lisa Berger of Parkland, FL piloting Chloe, owned by East Wind Farms, LLC, who finished in reserve.

The Short Stirrup Hunter Division saw Rilee Strelec of Jupiter, FL and Hidden Springs Lucky Charm, owned by Strelec, take top honors after their consistent performances.

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Tryon Fall Series Concludes with Final Win for Samuel Parot and Couscous Van Orti

Samuel Parot and Couscous Van Orti. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – October 29, 2017 – Competition concluded at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) with a win for Samuel Parot (CHI) and Couscous Van Orti in the $25,000 Tryon Sunday Classic during the final week of the Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Second place was captured by Margie Engle (USA) piloting Bockmanns Lazio, a 2000 Westphalian stallion (Lancer II x Cesseria) owned by Gladewinds Partners, LLC, stopping jump-off timers in 36.612 seconds. Third place was awarded to Emanuel Andrade (VEN) and his own Ricore Courcelle, a 2005 Selle Francais stallion (Quaprice Bois Margot x Dancing Bride), after completing their fast track round in 36.672 seconds.

The 2017 Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) served as one of the most highly anticipated circuit opportunities in North America during the fall season. The season featured four weeks of internationally-sanctioned FEI competition and distributed more than $1.9 million in prize money across the hunter, jumper, and equitation disciplines throughout the total six weeks at TIEC.

Parot and the 2002 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Nabab De Reve x Vroni Van Orti), who he has guided in the ring for several years, have competed successfully around the world, including an appearance at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

The duo raced around the day’s course designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA) and completed the jump-off in 36.023 seconds. Nine of the original 36 entries moved forward to contest the short course. Parot commented on his go around the track, saying, “I didn’t have that great of a week because with all of my horses I kept having one down. Today, I stayed very concentrated and I had two horses clear for the jump-off. My first horse, VDL Aberlino, had two down in the jump-off. But this horse, Couscous Van Orti, is very fast.”

Parot watched intently as Andrade and Engle navigated their way through the short course, tailoring his plan for the jump-off. “I saw Emanuel and Margie go very quick, so I tried to make my turns much tighter than theirs. I wasn’t so worried about the time because this horse is so fast. Obviously, I had a good final result with him today.”

As the season ends, Parot’s horses will go on vacation and head to Wellington, FL to prepare for their winter circuit. “It’s vacation now for the horses. The three horses I have here will go and I have horses arriving from Europe that I will begin showing in national shows to prepare for the start of the Winter Equestrian Festival.”

Hunter Highlights

The $1,000 Green Hunter 3’/3’3″ Classic saw Liza Boyd of Camden, SC and Callahan, owned by Rolling Hills Show Stables, finish atop the class on a score of 168. Jason Berry of Verona, VA and Credence, owned by Lee Cesery, collected second place after amassing a score of score of 167.5. Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL and Exceptional finished in third place after achieving a score of 165.

The $500 Medium/Large Pony Hunter was topped by Jessie Marie Spade of Terrell, NC and her own Eddie Bauer after receiving a score of 163. Morgan Ashby of Lincolnton, NC captured the second-place spot aboard Beatrix Potter, owned by Ashby, after scoring a 162.5. Third place was awarded to Linen Owens of Marion, NC and Cloud Nine, ending the day with a 150.

The $1,000 Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″/3’6″ Classic saw a victory for Annie Diehl of Bristow, VA and her own Cosil, after completing the day with a score of 167.5. Second place saw a win for Lee Cesery of St Augustine, FL and Central Park, after a score of 166. Third place went to Alisa Berry of Verona, VA and Michael Cline’s Phantom, after a final score of 144.

Elly Ficca of Charlotte, NC and Quatrain took top honors in the $1,000 Junior Hunter 3’3″/3’6″ Classic after completing their course with a score of 139. Kara Jones of Cornelius, NC and Chello, owned by Jones, took second place honors with a score of 138, while Robert Milligan of Boca Raton, FL and his own Fresco rounded out the top three with a 136.

The Absorbine Green Hunter 3′ Division was topped by Liza Boyd of Camden, SC and Rolling Hills Show Stables’ Callahan as the pair took divisional honors, while Nikko Ritter of Geneva, FL and Kathryn Haefner LLC’s Marshall finished with reserve champion honors.

The Children’s Hunter Pony Division saw Elodie Watrous of Evanston, IL and her own Crystal Acres Chocolatier, finish as division champions, while Elizabeth Smith of Spartanburg, SC took reserve aboard Double Gold, owned by Smith.

The USHJA Hunter 3′ Division saw Thomas Serio of Arberdeen, SC and Winston, owned by Nokomis Farm, take top divisional honors, while Jennifer Smith of Wellington, FL and her own Quincento took reserve champion, alongside Suzanne Russell of Tryon, NC who also captured reserve aboard Shadowman, owned by Megan Hill.

The USHJA Hunter 2’9″ Division saw Steve Heinecke of Charlotte, NC take top honors aboard his own Pink, ahead of Dana Senn of Chicago, IL and her own Baricello, who captured reserve champion.

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Samuel Parot and Quick Du Pottier Win 1.45m CSI-3* Welcome Speed at Kentucky Spring Horse Show

Samuel Parot on Quick Du Pottier.

Lexington, KY – May 10, 2017 – Chilean athlete Samuel Parot rode Quick De Pottier to a blue-ribbon finish in the $35,000 FEI Welcome Speed 1.45m to kick off the first week of the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows at the Kentucky Horse Park. Parot blazed through the timers in a time of 58.590 to beat 38 other competitors who joined him in the Rolex Arena. Bull Run’s Faustino, ridden by Kristen Vanderveen, was a close second to Parot, finishing the course in a speedy 59.180.

Parot, who is known internationally as a fast and fearless rider, proved yet again that he is a force to be reckoned with and has a string of very competitive horses. The Kentucky Spring Horse Show is the first show back for Parot, who had a successful winter season at the Winter Equestrian Festival which included winning the $86,000 Suncast 1.50m Grand Prix with Quick Du Pottier. The 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Hurlevent De Breka x Cuba) was the second mount for Parot in the opening speed class and they were in perfect sync over the 14-obstacle course, designed by Marina Azevedo.

The top five spots were rounded out by Aaron Vale on his horses, Quidam’s Good Luck and Carlo, followed by Andrew Welles on Boo Van Het Kastanjehof.

Samuel Parot, on the difference between his two rounds: “This horse is very fast. The other horse I went fast too but made a mistake in the last line. I tried to go in 6 but I decided to do 7 at the last minute. The second time I decided to do the 7 early and it worked out perfectly.”

On showing in Lexington: “I love showing in Kentucky. It is a nice city, nice place, with nice people – just that easy.”

Goguen and Stewart Come Out on Top in the High Performance Working Hunter

As the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows begins at the Kentucky Horse Park, Hunter competitors are eager to secure a division championship. Tim Goguen aboard Clever, a 7-year-old Warmblood gelding, claimed the blue ribbon during the first round of the High Performance Working Hunter class with a score of 84. The country’s top hunters took their turn in the beautiful Stonelea Ring over courses designed by Bobby Murphy. Kelley Farmer finished just two points behind Goguen to secure second place aboard True Enough, owned by Kent Farrington & Derby Lane, LLC. Meagan Murray-Tenuta and Becky Price’s Editorial picked up third place with a score of 81.

Scott Stewart and Catch Me

Scott Stewart and Catch Me, winners of the 2017 World Champion Hunter Spectacular at the Winter Equestrian Festival, dominated round two with a score of 87. Stewart has shown the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding since he debuted in the First Year Green Hunters. Farmer and True Enough were again not far behind and scored 84 to secure second place. Meagan Murray-Tenuta and Editorial received an 81 to round out the top three once again.

Tim Goguen, on the round: “My strategy with Clever was to keep it smooth throughout the entire round. He was a little bit nervous, but he just needed to take a breath and jump around a couple times and then he was good. I was happy with him; he tried and it went well.”

On Lexington: “The restaurants in downtown Lexington are great. It’s a great town to hang out in for the summer and Kentucky Horse Park is a great facility; it’s fantastic.”

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Samuel Parot and Atlantis Capture $86,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix CSI 2*

Samuel Parot and Atlantis. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – May 6, 2017 – Samuel Parot (CHI) and Atlantis jumped to the top of the leaderboard in the $86,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix CSI 2* at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), marking the first “Saturday Night Lights” victory of the 2017 show season. The duo finished the two-horse jump-off with a time of 47.851 seconds for the win, ahead of Leslie Howard (USA) and Gentille van Spieveld, who were the only other combination to advance to the jump-off. Howard and Gentille van Spieveld finished the short track in 50.042 seconds, while Ignacio Maurin (ARG) and Thriller P collected third place, as the fastest combination in the class with a time fault and completing the first round track in 90.79 seconds.

Parot and his talented mount Atlantis secured an early spot in the jump-off round and were only matched by veteran U.S. rider Leslie Howard and Gentille van Spieveld. Thirty-four combinations contested the course designed by Richard Jeffery (GBR). Three pairs collected a single time fault as they navigated the track, while majority of the class finished with four faults or more spread throughout the technical course.

“This track was tough. It was very technical,” said Parot. “My horse has a lot of experience, but it made you work for a clear round. I thought you had to shorten and lengthen your horse a lot and those adjustments caused many people to have rails.”

The established pair of Parot and Atlantis, a 2003 Zangersheide gelding (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L) owned by Parot, have competed around the globe and are mainstays at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) during the winter circuit, as well as at TIEC during FEI weeks in the summer and fall over the past few years. The duo has picked up a number of quality wins together and Parot proved once again why he and Atlantis remain one of the toughest combinations to beat.

“He’s just a fast horse, so fast,” he commented. “We know each other well and it makes it better to have a good round. I know when to ask for more and when to ask to slow down. Today was difficult, but he handled it well. I’m very happy with the win and we love to show here. We have good results and the horses really enjoy it.”

The pair earned several top place finishes in international competition at the venue in 2016 and Parot is looking forward to continuing his success with Atlantis, as well as developing a relationship with his newer mount, Dazzle White, who also competed in the class.

“Atlantis is very good. He knows his job. Dazzle White is a newer and younger horse for me, but is also very talented. We’re working on rideability. He is very careful and has a lot of scope. I think he is the horse that I would like to try and take to the FEI World Equestrian Games™ here next year.”

Parot and team will now head further west to continue on with their season before contesting elite competition at Spruce Meadows ahead of their return to TIEC later this season.

“This is a good win for us,” continued Parot. “It is good for us to do well here so that we are set up well for the rest of our season. Atlantis and I have a good friendship with each other so winning these classes always feels good. He is a great horse and I am looking forward to the rest of the year.”

Brianne Goutal (USA) was honored with the FEI Leading Lady Rider Awarded presented by real estate agent and broker Meg Atkinson for amassing the most points of any female rider in FEI competition this week. The Absorbine FEI Groom’s Award was presented to Russell Rodriguez, who is the full-time groom of Atlantis. The Absorbine FEI Groom’s Award recognizes the hard work, dedication, and commitment of FEI grooms to their horses, who perform at the highest levels of the show jumping discipline.

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