Paige Johnson takes biggest career win in yesterday’s “$127’000 Engel & Völkers Grand Prix”CSI 4*.

22 March - USA’s rising star Paige Johnson took her biggest win ever in yesterday’s “$127’000 Engel & Völkers Grand Prix”, a huge 1’60m class under the floodlights in an arena full of cheering fans, aboard her wonderful Dakota (Calvados). Paige bettered her trainer Kent Farrington in a 4 horses jump off in this class proposed by Olaf Petersen Jr, week 11’s highlight. First to go for the jump off round was Lisa Goldman and her faithful Centurion B who stopped the clock in 49’06 and one fence down, good enough for 4th place. Argentina’s Ramiro Quintana and a very fit and good jumping at the WEF, Whitney (Indoctro) will take 3rd place on the podium following a fast four faulter round in a time of 45’11. Paige Johnson and the mare that started her international career under Belgium’s Ann Carton Grootjans, knew they had a strong competitor coming after them, so Paige and her wonderful Dakota really tried their best and stopped the clock in a fabulous time of 47’47, a time that would prove unreachable for last to go Kent Farrington and Gazelle, who where close but finally will settle for 2nd place as they reached the finish line in 47’95, to see his pupil Paige Johnson take her career’s biggest win yesterday in Wellington.

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Paige Johnson and Dakota. Photo (c) Sportfot.