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Vermont Summer Festival: Colombia’s Mark Bluman Receives Warm Welcome in Vermont

A total of 10 horse-rider combinations jumped clear in the opening round over the track set by course designer Alan Wade of Ireland to advance to the jump-off.  Three of those horses were ridden by Bluman, and it all came down to his third and final ride in the jump-off.  Agatha D’Ambra riding Udiana held the lead with a clear round in a time of 35.39 seconds when Bluman entered the grand prix ring as the final competitor.  He and his experienced mount, G&C Lagran, sped over the shortened course, stopping the clock at 35.16 seconds to take victory.

“The course designer did an amazing job, being the first week of the series,” said Bluman, 22, who currently resides in Wellington, FL.  “The course was technical, and Agatha was pretty fast.  I asked my partner, Luis Larrazabal, if I should go for it, and he said the time was catchable, so I gave it my all and it worked out well.”


Contributor: Starting Gate Communications

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