Aaron Vale and Prescott Run Away With the $100,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix Victory

Aaron Vale and Prescott Run Away With the $100,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix Victory

The energy level was at an all-time high at World Equestrian Center – Ocala this evening as a slew of the world’s top show jumping athletes put forth their best efforts in hopes of securing the $100,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix victory. With thousands of spectators cheering them on, trailblazers Aaron Vale (USA) and his longtime partner Prescott (Lordanos x Bb Carvallo) established a blistering jump-off pace that simply could not be beat.

FEI Level III course designer Catsy Cruz (MEX) set the elaborate tracks that allowed an even eight competitors from three countries return for the jump-off.

Aaron Vale and the 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding Prescott were the first pair to return down the ramp into the WEC Grand Arena.

At the sound of the tone, the pair were off, “From one to two, I knew [MTM Apple] could make five. I caught the jump good enough where I think I could have done it, but going first it was a little greedy, so I held up and did the six. I got a fast seven to the next and when I landed, I just went racehorse speed and was able to relax the last stride or two to the vertical. I was aggressive to the combination and caught it perfectly. Prescott is a little weak turning right and leaving right, and he got lucky with the rub. I think he knocked it out with his front legs and knocked it back in with his back legs,” laughed Vale.

“It ended up working out because when he hit it, I took a breath for a second, then the crowd cheered and I knew it ended up staying in, so I kicked back into gear and found the last jump perfectly,” shared Vale.

The pair flew through the timers stopping the clock at an uncatchable 33.917 seconds.

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