THE Kentucky Spring Horse Show closed out in the Rolex Stadium yesterday (Sunday) with the $35,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington. With 44 starters challenging each other, it was Offaly's Darragh Kenny that once again could not be beat in the jump-off, this time winning with Vlock Show Stables' Scarlett Du Sart Z. He also took third place with SHL Farm's Sweet Tricia.
Kenny also walked away with the Leading Open Jumper Rider Award, sponsored by Envisian Products, after accumulating the most points through his top placings in the Welcome Speed, Hagyard Lexington Classic, Kentucky Spring Grand Prix, and Sunday's Grand Prix.
A delighted Kenny said: "I'm really excited about the ride on this new horse. She's a really talented mare and I'm really thankful to Vlock Show Stables for giving me the ride on her. This was her first week showing at FEI level and she performed super. The team at Oaklands Stables and the Vlock's are really excited for her future."
Anderson Lima's course presented 16 jumping efforts in a time allowed of 80 seconds, producing seven clear rounds. Kenny and the nine-year-old Zangersheide mare were first to go in the jump-off, posting an unbeatable clear in 38.082 seconds.
Eugenio Garza and Pappa Ante Portas were second in 39.084 while Kenny and Sweet Tricia took third place in 40.099.