Foran Equine Rider Bertram Allen and the 8 year old Belgian Warmblood gelding, Lafayette Van Overis claimed a super victory in Sunday’s Classic CSI 5* at Tryon International Equestrian Centre. With a jump off time of 33.564, they pipped Ali Wolff to the post with her time of 34.516.
This is the pairs second 5* win of the week, having won Friday’s 1m45 Speed Stakes taking the top prize of over €10,000
“This is the first time he’s jumped as big as he did today [1m50], so I already thought Friday was ‘my’ class. In the first round it was the biggest and most difficult course he’s jumped, but he really put his head down and tried his best. For the jump-off, I wasn’t really watching everybody, because I didn’t want to do something crazy,” Allen revealed, “so I was actually quite relaxed going in. I just wanted to be as fast as I could be, and it worked out, and he’s naturally very fast as well.”
We are very excited to see what this combination will do next, definitely one to watch!