Alessandra Volpi of Woodside, Calif., took second place aboard her own Absolute Du Mio with a time of 62.950 seconds. Third went to Adrienne Sternlicht of Greenwich, Conn., and Shadowfax 111, owned by Starlight Farms 1 LLC, for their time of 63.741 seconds.
Jumps were immediately reset for the 12 riders participating in the $10,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Open Jumper, comprising 14 jumping efforts. Ward and Chapka De Moyon returned to the ring to start the class, but an unlucky rail at the last fence knocked them out of the rankings.
The first clear round was ridden by Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, Fla., and BMT Partners’ Gemino, who won Tuesday’s $10,000 Storeybrook Farm 1.40m Open Jumper Section B. Although four other horse-and-rider combinations had fault-free rounds, none could catch their time of 63.415 seconds.
“I’m very happy and excited to have won,” Colvin said. “I just went for a smooth, clear round. The course was nice and direct, and my horse felt incredible.”