The ESP Year End Awards Show at Wellington International came to a close on Sunday after a week of show jumping competition. The $25,000 #1 Education Place Grand Prix took place in the International Arena with 31 riders fighting for the top spot, which was ultimately claimed by the USA’s Brian Moggre and Claire McKean’s Oh My Star Van Strytem as the most efficient jump-off challengers.
“My best friend of nine years owns him [Oh My Star Van Strytem], and I took the rider over about a month ago. He’s a great horse; I think he’s going to develop very nicely. In the few shows I’ve taken him to, he has really outdone himself,” Moggre shared of the eight-year-old chestnut gelding.
As the groom of Oh My Star Van Strytem, Lesley Leeman was awarded the Schneider’s Groom Award following the Grand Prix. As part of the recognition, Leeman was presented with a bag of high-quality grooming supplies courtesy of Schneider’s.
For the full results of the $25,000 #1 Education Place Grand Prix, please click HERE.