Bertram and Emmylou Storm to Victory in CSI3* Grand Prix

The Winter Equestrian Festival’s (WEF) Week 6 came to a close on Sunday with the CSI3* Grand Prix on the grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village. Bertram and the speedy Emmylou topped a 10-horse jump-off in the day’s featured international class.
Published  23.02.2023
From the second half of the original order, Allen notched a clear round and returned to set an uncatchable pace over the short course.
Coming off a win earlier in the season in the Wellington Equestrian Realty CSI4* 1.45m with Emmylou, Bertram bested runner-up Cathleen Driscoll (USA) by nearly two seconds on Sunday.

“The jump-off went to plan. Emmylou is naturally very fast so I just tried to keep it as smooth as I could. Obviously, the jump-off was still big and there were quite a few faults in it, so I tried to get the right medium between going fast enough and keeping all the jumps up. She is a special little horse; she tries so hard, so I get great satisfaction about having the result I did today.” Bertram said.

Allen had his eye on Emmylou for nearly a year while she competed under the direction of Gulliksen and is pleased to finally have her as part of his string, noting, “She’s a lovely horse in the barn; she’s very relaxed and easy-going, but when you really start jumping she lights up. I think she likes her job.”
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