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BIOGEN MAPLE RIDGE WORLD CUP DAY 3 (24th May 2024)

The 1.50m Grand Prix saw Jeanne Korber and Callaho Lexington seize the win and we can’t think of a more deserving pair to claim the Grand Prix title than these two!
In 2023, the pair were the ‘Top Ranked 1.50m Horse and Rider Combination’, while Callaho Lexington was the ‘Top Ranked 1.50m Horse’, and in 2021 and 2022, he was in the Top 10 1.50m horses in South Africa. All of this is testament to the pair’s consistency.
This year, they’ve always been in the places, winning the 1.40m Championship class at the Riders Grand Prix in February, winning the First President’s Cup class in March, and consistently claiming places at the Toyota Easter Festival and the 334 Midrand World Cup Qualifier.

Jeanne Körber and Callaho Lexington | Photography Merlynn Trichardt
This combination’s first 1.50 Grand Prix win was well won (and speedy!), as the top 25% of the 52 starters progressing to the jump off were all on clear rounds.
Another ‘first’ witnessed on Day 3 of the show was Cayleigh Pissarra and 334 Epomein taking their first win as a partnership in the 1.40m A2 Competition. Epomein was imported and jumped up to the 1.40m by Tarryn-Anne Combrink before being sold onto the Burgh’s and produced up to the 1.50m by Charley-Anne Crockart. She was then purchased by the 334 Sporthorse Stud and jumped 1.50m with Thomas Triggol and a few World Cup Qualifiers with Govett before settling as Cayleigh’s ride.
Epomein is by the exceptional Chacco-Blue (Chambertin x Contender) out of a Jus de Pomme x Voltaire mare. Chacco-Blue was the top showjumping sire according to the WBFSH rankings for several years and currently sits in second. He is also the sire of Olympic Gold Medal winning Explosion W and a myriad of other horses that have jumped at Olympic, World and Continental Championships. Epomein has a handful of foals on the ground through embryo transfer and these will certainly be exciting to look out for!