Edited Press Release
June 12, 2022 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – For the second time already this season, Trent McGee and Boucherom led the victory gallop at Blenheim EquiSports, this time after racing to the win in the $25,000 Rogue 3 Grand Prix on Sunday, June 12.
“It’s an honor to win,” said McGee, 19. “The track was amazing today, and I was just lucky my horse jumped absolutely amazing. I have a great team behind me, so I’ll take this win!”
McGee and his own Boucherom were one of three entries from the 15-horse starting field to qualify to jump-off over the Catsy Cruz-designed short course, and, as the second pair to return, they crossed the finish in a winning 36.440 seconds.
Second place with a clear time of 41.890 seconds went to young rider Alexa Leong and her own Carlsson 72. In addition to the runner-up honor, Leong was named the winner of the North American Young Rider Championship (NAYRC) Zone 10 Selection Trial held concurrently with the Rogue 3 Grand Prix. Third place went to Nicole Haunert who rode Blue Gate Stables LLC’s Camalita to a four-fault finish in a time of 41.707 seconds.
As both the winning owner and rider, McGee was presented with a Blenheim EquiSports coolerette, a $50 Top Line Design Ribbon Wreaths gift certificate, a Riviera EquiSports leather halter, a Shady Lady Mr. Shady face covering, a pair of gloves from American Equus, and an $80 gift certificate to Riderzon.
“Competing in classes like this on the Southern California circuit is awesome; hopefully we continue to get more wins!” said McGee, who has ridden professionally for Brookway Stables for the past two years. “It’s an honor to work for [Archie Cox] and his team. Archie has completely changed my career and life, and I’m just so grateful to him.”
Of his 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare previously competed by Lucy Davis, McGee continued, “Boucherom is a one-of-a-kind horse. I’ve had her for about three years now. It was an incredibly lucky story how I got her. It’s really a miracle from my Lord and Savior and just the incredible team behind her. You know, we’ve always believed in her that she could do these classes and compete at the highest level and here she is. She’s incredible; she’s fast, brave, and everything I want in a horse. I’m so lucky to have her.”
In addition to their win on Sunday, McGee and Boucherom finished second in Friday’s $10,000 Markel Insurance 1.35m Open Jumper Classic. The win in the Friday featured class went to Mariano Alario and Edesa’s Vidal 8, owned by Edesa Horse Promotion Inc.
For full results of the $25,000 Rogue 3 Grand Prix, click here.