It was an exciting sport in the 1.60m Rolex Grand Prix in Wellington. Only five combinations qualified for the Jump-Off. Eventually it was Ashlee Bond who speeded to victory aboard Karoline of Ballmore.
Together with Nicola and Olivier Philippaerts' former mare by Diarado the pair was only two tenths of a second faster as Daniel Bluman with his Ladriano Z (Lawito). Also USA's Chloe Reid produced a double clair after a faultless Jump-Off. Reid completed the stage with Souper Shuttle (Stakkato).