“It was a difficult, technical class, you really had to ride,” Selleck said. “It turned out to be a good day for me. I had some luck. My horse performed great, and I was really happy. The Masters is so much fun, it’s a lovely show, and it’s great to have it in my hometown. Barla’s been getting better and better every day here.”
Selleck beat out Ray Texel (USA), aboard 10-year-old mare Baldira (Baloubet du Rouet x Carthago), and Hanna Mauritzson (SWE) riding 10-year-old gelding Parkmore Lux (Lux Z x Coolcorran Cool Diamond), who placed second and third respectively in an original field of 21 riders in the $38,000 Canadian Pacific Grand Prix.
The growing difficulty of the courses will continue into the culminating class of the show, the Longines Grand Prix, starting at 1:30 p.m. Thirty-six of the world’s best riders will tackle the class, hoping to carry the title home.