With the opening class of the 2022 Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) of New York, history was made as the flag of Honduras was raised for the first time at an LGCT event, and the national anthem played for the winner, 13-year-old Lenir Alejandro Perez Facusse. Perez Facusse rode Di Vadine, a 14-year-old KWPN mare by Corland x Chin Chin owned by Jorge Loria, Annette Lora, and Diego Loria, to victory in the 1.15m CSI2* class. They were clear in 32.61 seconds to take the win. The pair recently won the silver medal in the Children’s division at the 2022 FEI North American Youth Championships.
Second place was awarded to Ashlynn Crowley (CAN), who finished clear in 33.38 seconds riding her own Hilly VD Horst Z, a seven-year-old Zangersheide mare by Harley x Contender. The United States made the podium in third place when Layla Khalily and Iowa van het Polderhof, Khalily Equestrian LLC’s 14-year-old BWP gelding by Kasmir van Schuttershof x Chatman, was clear in 34.59 seconds.
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