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  • Writer's pictureLucy Olphert

Day 3 Highlights from GAT Mexico

Day 3 of competition at GAT Mexico 2024 was another beauty for our team of riders here in Puebla, Mexico!

Kicking off the early morning class was the Final of the Masters and Children’s Low. Liz Welch (New Zealand ) jumped an incredible round for just an unlucky 4 faults to finish in 5th place. After being so consistent all week, Karen Owens (Great Britain ) had a tough day. Posie Sutherland (Australia ) rode her socks off in the Children’s Low for a beautiful clear! She came back to jump a speedy second round with an unlucky 4 faults, leaving her in 7th for the Final.

The celebrations weren’t over yet for these riders with the awards ceremony presenting Karen Owens in 5th place overall and Liz Welch in 6th. Karen also won the prestigious award for best placed foreign rider, riding her stunning grey stallion, MEZCAL . Posie Sutherland was awarded best placed foreign rider in the Children’s Low Class.

The Global Amateur Tour class was hotly contested with 50 combinations eyeing the title. First out was Sky Hosie (Australia ) riding KORNELIO, an amazing round with a heartbreaking .1 of a second over time, keeping them out of the jump-off.

April Davies (Australia ) and Amy Evans (Great Britain ) both jumped fantastic clear rounds keeping themselves in contention. Amy and her spicy mare, CLEOPATRA zoomed around the track with an unlucky pole, leaving them in 5th place. April, and the ever-consistent HUATABAMPO - INSPIRACION, jumped their 4th clear round of the show to finish in 4th place and take out the award for best-placed foreign rider.

The Children’s High class jumped in Ring 1 late afternoon in the cooler part of the day. Harriet Ross (Australia ) and Kadell Sykes (Australia ) both had leveling rounds after a great day in the prizes for their first round. Rebecca Andersen (New Zealand ) finished her round with 8 faults and James Hosie (Australia ) on 4.

Sophie Shaffer (Australia ) and Cassidy Sullivan (Australia ) both completed a clear first round. Cassidy was quick but sadly one came down, leaving her in 8th. Leonardo Gomez (Chile ) also had one in the jump-off, to finish 7th.

Sophie Shaffer, the star of the show jumped an incredible double clear to finish in 3rd.

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