Samuel Parot Comes Out on Top in the $32,000 ProElite Welcome Stake CSI 3*

Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – June 06, 2024 – Samuel Parot (CHI) and his own David Guetta (Zento x Vigaro) were victors in the $32,000 ProElite Welcome Stake CSI 3*, stopping the jump off timers in 29.87 seconds for the win.

Parot and David Guetta were one of 29 entries to challenge the Oscar Soberon (USA) course design, and one of six horse-and-rider pairs to qualify for the jump-off test.

“He’s very careful and fast,” Parot said of the 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding, his partner for the past year. 

Jad Dana (LBN) & Caro W

Jad Dana (LBN) rode Caro W (Castelan II x Aragorn), the 2012 Holsteiner gelding owned by Peter Howard & Laure Sudreau, to reserve honors on a time of 30.03 seconds.

Amanda Derbyshire (GBR) & Otto BH

Amanda Derbyshire (GBR) and Otto BH (Norton D’ Eole x Toulon), the 2012 Zangersheide stallion, claimed bronze honors for their 30.14 second penalty-free jump-off performance. 

In a competitive field with six returning to the jump off, Parot observed that there was little difference in the Welcome’s top rides. “I turned very fast to jump number two. For me, I think jumps two and nine made the difference,” he acknowledged.

Samuel Parot (CHI) & David Guetta 

David Guetta also made an appearance in Saturday’s $120,000 Two Trees Distilling Co. Grand Prix CSI 3*, stay tuned for the result of this class as well.

Commenting on his Grand Prix strategy for the upcoming night class, Parot stated he is going to “try to win, as always!”

Final Results – $32,000 ProElite Welcome Stake CSI 3*

1) Samuel Parot (CHI) & David Guetta – 0 / 0 –29.87

2) Jad Dana (LBN) & Caro W – 0 / 0 – 30.03

3) Amanda Derbyshire (GBR) & Otto BH – 0 / 0 – 30.14

Source: Press Release by Rette Solomon (edited) for Tryon International

Photos: © TIEC / Leyla Caynak for Natalie Suto Photography

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