Cesar Parra and Olympia Top Large Prix St. Georges Class
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Although Parra and Olympia had tremendous success at their last CDI competition, Parra said Devon is always more special. “This is my ninth win at Devon and this is a very special place for me. I really feel like I was born here. I love Devon. I love the whole thing. It’s fun to be here. I love the crowd here. There is no other place like Devon in America. There is no other place with this atmosphere.”
Hickey said Cabana Boy isn’t a spooky horse, but he is a bit of a “busy body, so he loves to look around.” That bit of inattentiveness showed up during Friday’s Prix St. Georges ride and it caused judges to remark that Cabana Boy was a bit high in the neck and tight in the back. “He didn’t show his best walk work. He was bobbing in the contact in the extended walk,” Hickey said. In addition, Cabana Boy had a bit of tension in the trot and the canter, but Hickey said the horse is still young and developing and Hickey said he had little doubt that Cabana Boy had a bright future ahead. One thing for sure, Hickey said he is enjoying every moment of the ride on the talented gelding.
Finishing third in the Prix St. Georges competition was Melissa Taylor with Chicco Roslev with a score of 67.193.
Photos by Sharon Packer - Horse Sports Photography
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