Nora Gray and Dior claim top prize in Caledon Premier $25,000 Grand Prix
Another exciting week of show jumping action at Caledon Equestrian Park is in the books with Owen Sound, Ontario’s Nora Gray and Dior closing out the Caledon Premier with an impressive win Sunday (July 7) in the $25,000 Grand Prix – presented by Greenhawk.
Ally Flinn of Greenhawk presents Nora Gray and Dior with winning awards.
The pair beat out a starting field of 16 competitors with nine making it to the jump-off. Gray and Dior posted a clear run and time of 42.48 seconds in the second round, besting runners up Sam Pegg and Cayden de Coilly by nearly two full seconds. Hugh Graham and Florino were third.
The first big class of the week saw Hyde Moffatt and Karen Pilon’s Sapheara win the $10,000 Open Welcome on Friday (July 5). Carly Campbell-Cooper and Cascaya L were second in that class with Pegg and Cayden de Coilly rounding out the top three.
Hyde Moffat aboard Sapheara win the $10,000 Open Welcome at Caedon Premier.
Over in the hunter rings, Miranda Travers-Cavill and Taylor Cornwell’s Porter posted an impressive showing in Saturday’s $2,000 Canadian Hunter Derby – presented by Leon’s Furniture, beating out Kristjan Good and Diamo Blue for the red ribbon and top prize. Peter Gisborn and Jalisco placed third.
Leon's Furniture representative Hilary Donaldson present winning pair Miranda Travers-Cavill and Porter with awards. PC: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
Debra Weir and Red October claimed their second victory of the season in the $2,000 Longrun TB Hunter Challenge – presented by Nobleton Feed Mill and the HBPA on Sunday. This special series features retired race horses converted into hunter competitors. Garet Selleck and Holdin' My Own were second with Nicole Amendola and Justacause in third.
“Horses competing in the TB Hunter Classic Series on the East and West coasts will accumulate points throughout the season, and the TB with the highest number of points at the end on the season will receive a $500 bonus provided by Chiefswood Aftercare,” reads a release about the series.
The Caledon Premier saw a great turnout for the first Pommies & Popcorn Movie Night at the Park of the 2019 season. Movie nights, which are open to the public, feature free parking and admission with free popcorn and Pommies Cider discounts. The next showing will be Aug. 8 with Dumbo (2019) playing on the park’s outdoor jumbotron.
CEP would like to thank show sponsor Case IH, which supplies the park with its fleet of Farmall 50 tractors for ring maintenance and other equipment that keep the action going week in and week out at the park. Visit www.hubinter.com to view their full lineup of tractors and equipment.
In addition to the shows feature class sponsor, CEP would also like to highlight sponsors Running Fox, Bruno Delgrange, Antares Sellier, Sprucewood Tack, and Greenhawk. Find them and their great products during each show in the park’s excellent vendor area adjacent to the main hunter rings.
Coming up next at Caledon Equestrian Park is the Caledon Salute to Dressage running July 19-21, followed by the Equestrian Festival from July 31 to Aug 4. The latter will feature the $10,000 Open Welcome – presented by McKee Pownall Equine Services and the $20,000 Grand Prix – presented by Sprucewood Tack
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