A Day in Pictures at The 2015 Trump Invitational

by • January 5, 2015 • Showing, StyleComments Off on A Day in Pictures at The 2015 Trump Invitational2364

By now you’ve almost certainly heard that this year, everything worked out in the riders’ favor at the $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix to produce blue skies, perfect footing, and a gorgeous afternoon of show jumping in a prestigious location. Go here to catch the full story of how Laura Kraut and Cedric escaped the time fault curse that had been dogging them in previous years at Trump to win the grand prix. And enjoy this timeline of the day in pictures at Mar-A-Lago on Palm Beach Island, Florida!

1_ADayPictures-1-2It’s not a bad haul for the winner of the Trump Invitational

2_ADayPictures-3Mar-a-Lago: where the warmup ring is within range of the tennis courts

3_ADayPictures-5The Bellissimo family (with trainer Candice King on the right) hang out in the media zone during the VIP reception.

4_ADayPictures-6Trump himself with wife Milania, who was sporting a fierce paparazzi gaze

5_ADayPictures-1Not a bad place to hang out and wait for your class to begin

6_ADayPictures-2Nicole Simpson (left) and daughter Sophie Simpson check out the ingate

7_ADayPictures-4How the 1% watches show jumping. The event is not open to the public, but it attracts several hundred VIP spectators

8_ADayPictures-7Rider and singer Ki-Juan Minors opened the day with a performance and his popular rendition of the National Anthem

9_ADayPictures-8Gabriela Mershad was the first rider of an eventual nine to jump clear in Round 1

10_ADayPictures-9Thumbs up! Meredith Michaels Beerbaum also went clear aboard Atlanta

11_ADayPictures-13Ian Millar and Star Power had a great round, but tipped the final fence in Round 1

12_ADayPictures-2-2Georgina Bloomberg gives Caleno 3 a pat after their round

13_ADayPictures-10That view! And Charlie Jayne with Playboy

14_ADayPictures-11Leslie Howard and Utah fly over the appropriately-themed dolphin oxer

15_ADayPictures-12McLain Ward competed with Dulien Van De Smeets

16_ADayPictures-15And Kent. The heavy favorite to win the class, he sped over the first round course with Blue Angel

17_ADayPictures-3-2This is how Kent smiles after a clear round

18_ADayPictures-17Brianne Goutal and Ballade Van Het Indihof placed 3rd, and were clear in the jumpoff, here

19_ADayPictures-16And these guys. Cedric may be 17-years-old, but don’t tell him that!

20_ADayPictures-18However, Brianne’s horse wins for being the only one to pose with his head above this line of dignitaries during awards photos

21_ADayPictures-19In a nice touch, Laura and Cedric entered the ring with owner Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm

22_ADayPictures-1Sophie Simpson was absolutely thrilled to win the following class, a Low Jr/Am Owner Speed with HC Woopy 14

23_ADayPictures-2Another great shot of Sophie and HC Woopy, who made it a day of double grays in the winner’s circle at the Trump Invitational

24_ADayPictures-20Into the setting sun: Addison Gierkink and Tiffany were 2nd in the Jr/Am Owner

25_ADayPictures-21And with that, the horses got a quick wash-down and were shipped back to Wellington!

26_ADayPictures-4-2See you next year, Mar-A-Lago!

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