Ottawa, Ontario — Chris Pratt was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for March by Jump Canada. During the final week of the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, California, Pratt won both grand prix events riding Cruise, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding.
Pratt and Cruise started by winning the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix on Friday, March 9. Two days later, on March 11, Pratt made it two in a row by laying claim to the grand finale of the HITS Desert Circuit, the $200,000 Lamborghini Grand Prix. Topping a starting field of 43 entries, Pratt and Cruise posted the winning jump-off time of 42.09 seconds to edge out fellow Canadian John Pearce who clocked in at 42.76 seconds riding Chianto. Earlier in the month, Pratt and Cruise also placed fourth $53,000 HITS World Cup Grand Prix.
“All my horses jumped great during the Thermal circuit,” said Pratt, who has been based in Lakeview Terrace, California, since 2007. “Thank you to Cavalor for sponsoring such a great Jump Canada program. My horses have been using Cavalor products, both feed and supplements, for over a year now and I am very happy with the results.”
Pratt continued, “I would also like to thank my owners, Indigo Farms, and my team at Epic Stables for all of their amazing support and assistance.”
As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for March, Pratt receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.
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Photo: Chris Pratt was named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for March by Jump Canada. Photo credit – Cealy Tetley, www.tetleyphoto.com