January 31, 2023

Karrie Rufer Breaks Her Bridesmaid Streak in $50,000 National Grand Prix

Karrie Rufer Breaks Her Bridesmaid Streak in $50,000 National Grand Prix

Despite being a bride in her own wedding in September of 2022, Karrie Rufer had been a bridesmaid in the show ring a few too many times. On Saturday of Desert Circuit II at Desert International Horse Park (DIHP), she broke her streak of second-place finishes, winning the $50,000 Kask National Grand Prix aboard Stern Dei Folletti, owned by Morning Star Sporthorses.

Karrie Rufer and Stern Dei Folletti. Photo by High Desert Sport Photo

After walking out of the ring from her prizegiving, Rufer exclaimed, “The curse is broken!” The California-based rider has come second quite a few times in grand prix action with all of her horses over the past year and was ready to be in the number one spot again.

“Consistency is great; I’m not begrudging the second place but after a while I just want to win one,” she explained. “We’d lose by a tenth of a second. It was so close, so I got a little frustrated. This is our first Grand Prix of 2023 so it looks like I’ve broken the curse. But I’d rather be second 10 times than first one and not for a while.”

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Karrie Rufer Breaks Her Bridesmaid Streak in $50,000 National Grand Prix – Desert International Horse Park (deserthorsepark.com)




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