British win in CSIO4* Wellington first major class at the WEF week 8

26 February - Week 8 at the WEF welcomes the prestigious CSIO4* Wellington on the grounds of Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and saw Great Britain’s Olympic Medallist Ben Maher top the standings of the event’s first major class, the “$25,000 Nutrena Jumper Classic”. Week 8 at the WEF that goes from February 25-March 1 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Highlights include the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 8 on Thursday; the $10,000 Wellington Equestrian Realty Speed Stake and $100,000 Nations Cup presented by Kingsland Equestrian on Friday; the $34,000 Nutrena 1.45m Jumper Classic, $25,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic and Hollow Creek Farm Children’s, Junior and Young Rider Nations Cup classes on Saturday, and the Hollow Creek Farm Children’s, Junior and Young Rider Grand Prix classes followed by the $150,000 Grand Prix CSIO 4* presented by Lugano Diamonds on Sunday. Anthony D’Ambrossio is responsible for this week’s international ring and proposed a jump off track for 48 entries with 15 exiting the ring faultless to advance to the jump off. Finally six pairs will achieve a double clear round, the fastest time being Ben Maher’s in the saddle of his sponsor’s son’s Contigo who competed at this level for the first time and seemed to feel comfortable as proves his win in this “$25,000 Nutrena Jumper Classic”. Home rider Andrew Ramsay and Winn Winn will settle for 2nd place, stopping the clock in 42’48 and a second British rider, Tim Gredley in the saddle of Handyman will take 3rd place on the podium as he crossed the timers in 43’16.