A charitable gesture shone bright after a hotly contested competition, putting a perspective on what’s important beyond the trappings of victory.
The American Gold Cup show was the venue for great sport, with a new star rising to the top Sunday on his quest to qualify for next spring’s Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping finals in Paris.
The HITS Million in upstate Saugerties, N.Y., was a mesmerizing class, as entry after entry failed to achieve a fault-free trip. The top prize went to a rider who jumped clean, but wasn’t perfect.
The $50,000 Longines Cup was hard-fought over a very difficult course at the high-end show in the heart of Long Island’s playground for the rich and famous.
McLain Ward’s cherished ambition became reality in Omaha as he finally won the trophy he had sought for decades.