Kristin Hardin and Bert Win the $15,000 Sacramento Memorial Day Grand Prix

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Kristin Hardin and Bert, Winners of the $15,000 Sacramento Memorial Day Grand Prix. All photos by Holly Casner.

The Sacramento Memorial Day Classic Comes to a Close after Four Great Days of Competition

The Sacramento Memorial Day Classic came to a close Sunday, and the highlight event was the $15,000 Sacramento Memorial Day Grand Prix in the Indoor Arena. The Mike Gallaway-designed first course consisted of 15 jumping efforts including three combinations, and eight talented pairs were able to go clean and advance to the jump off. 

The short course was a battle of speed, and Kristin Hardin and her mount Bert are no strangers to pushing the limits of speed. The pair rode in the middle of the order of go for the jump off but put in a time that ultimately no one could catch. 

Hardin and Bert have numerous Grand Prix wins under their belts. Hardin has had the ride on the quirky 16-year-old bay Dutch warmblood for the better part of a decade. “He still loves this,” said Hardin in a post. “[He’s an] epic horse.” 

Kristin Hardin and Bert along with West Palms’ Sara Nastri

Taking the reserve championship was Osophia, owned by Maplewood Inc and ridden by Kevin Winkel, and completing the podium was Dome Van Overis, owned by HH Stables Inc and ridden by Haley Schwab. 

All riders earn valuable points towards the West Palms Events GGT Footing Grand Prix Series. Points accumulate all year and the winner receives $10,000 in show credit from West Palms Events! 

$15,000 Sacramento Memorial Day Grand Prix Results

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