AARON VALE & PRESCOTT PREVAIL IN THE $100,000 COORS LIGHT NATIONAL GRAND PRIX
The $100,000 Coors Light National Grand Prix was the feature event of the week during World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s 2022 USEF Summer Series. FEI Level II course designer, Tucker Williams created the national track that featured three double combinations that stunted many partnerships throughout the night. Aaron Vale and Thinkslikeahorse’s Prescott stole the show adding another grand prix win to their roster.
Thirty-four combinations from ten different nations elected to contest Tucker Williams’ first round track and an even ten representing four flags managed to find the key to a clear first round to qualify for the jump-off.
Vale (USA) managed to snag two of the ten spots in the jump-off aboard Prescott and Gray’s Inn. Vale found his first clear round aboard Prescott in the initial phase in 79.424 seconds, just within the time allowed of 81 seconds.
When it came time to return to the jump-off, Vale wasn’t quite sure if he could beat the pathfinder, Santiago Lambre’s quick short course time. “I watched Santiago’s round on the screen in the schooling arena. I really thought that he had won the class already. There weren’t any other strides to leave out and he found ever single fence going forward. Even though I thought he might have it, I am never one to let that stop me from trying.”
Aaron Vale & Prescott Prevail in the $100,000 Coors Light National Grand Prix – World Equestrian Center