Aaron Vale won three classes in three days, including two $100,000 Grand Prix
- March 21, 2023
- By Staff Writers
OCALA, Fla.--Aaron Vale won three classes in three days at three different venues, including two $100,000 Grand Prix, one at the World Equestrian Center in an FEI sanctioned event, and one at HITS.
Vale's first win was in the CSI4*$55,000 Grand Prix Qualifier 1.55m speed class on I.Adermie R at Live Oak International on March 17.
Vale won in a 14 horse jump-off, clean in 64.20, over a course set by Olaf Petersen.
“It was a great win for me here at Live Oak International," said Vale. "I’ve had I.Adermie R for a year and a half and this is her third win in a row. She’s a winning machine. It is just a beautiful place here and the footing was just perfect. It felt great out there. I’m really looking forward to competing out there tomorrow and Sunday.”
Will Simpson on Chacco P finished second in 65.51 seconds, and Ireland’s Daniel Coyle on Gisborne VDL was third in 67.01 seconds.
Simpson won the CSI4* $5,000 Welcome 1.40m Power & Speed on Whoop de Doo, with a time of 27.13 seconds.
“I’ve been looking forward to Live Oak International for quite a while and today Whoop de Doo was in rare form," said Simpson. "I enjoyed every stride of it out there today. Whoop de Doo is a fighter, and she wants to go clear. It’s fun to take her up against the clock as she’s going to always give her best effort. She is bred to do this, and I love riding her.”
Finishing a close second place with a time of 27.46 was McLain Ward on First Lady, and Coco Fath on Harley D was third in 28.67.