Michelle Kerivan and Colin Win the Écuries d’ Écaussinnes Grand Prix
Sunday 04th October 2015 Los Angeles
The final day of the Longines Masters of Los Angeles started with a thrilling run to the finish in the 1.30-meter Écuries d’ Écaussinnes Grand Prix. Michelle Kerivan (USA) and 11-year-old gelding Colin repeated their winning ways from yesterday to best a field of 18 Invitational Trophy riders. Kerivan was the only rider to go double clear in a five-man jump off that also featured Kaley Cuoco (USA), Eve Jobs (USA), Mary Frances Looke (USA), and Destry Spielberg (USA).

“It’s amazing,” Kerivan said, in regards to ending the show with the big win. “I realized everyone had faults so I just wanted to go smooth and go clean. I always love Colin more every day. I think my horse, as he gets more in the ring, he gets better every day and I get better. I will be coming back next year, for sure.”

Runner-up Cuoco conquered her nerves from yesterday to deliver a solid, fast round with only one rail down.

“A lot of preparation went into the show for me,” Cuoco said. “But you can’t prepare for the nerves, and I was definitely nervous yesterday—my heart was pounding out of my chest. But today I felt so much better and totally calmed down, and my horse took such good care of me.”

“I only did the Pro/Am last year and this is my first time competing so I feel like it was the most exciting couple days I think that I ever had,” she added. “This was definitely a goal for me. The show was a huge thing for me.”

Competition continues on the final day with the Canadian Pacific Grand Prix beginning at 10:15 a.m. and the Longines Grand Prix scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.