Camille Ostiguy Duplain of Montreal, QC, topped a competitive field to win the 1.25m Open Jumper speed competition on Thursday, July 13, at the Ottawa National Horse Show at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON.
Duplain earned the win aboard Run Forrest Run, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred and former racehorse that she purchased off the track five years ago. The duo was the fastest of 27 entries, taking the win with a time of 58.11 seconds. Finishing a close second was Kim Farlinger of Orangeville, ON, who crossed the timers in 58.14 seconds riding Cayman. Rounding out the top three with a time of 61.30 seconds was Sam Pegg of Cannington, ON, riding Peri Pur.
“I was trying to train him as an eventing horse before, but he didn’t really like the water and the woods and everything that goes along with eventing,” Duplain said of Run Forrest Run, better known as ‘FoFo’ around the barn. “However, he does love to jump, so four years ago we changed to jumpers.”
Run Forrest Run has stayed true to his racehorse roots and proven successful as a speed horse.
Since then, Run Forrest Run has stayed true to his racehorse roots and proven successful as a speed horse.
“This is our first year coming to the Ottawa National Horse Show; it’s really, really cool!” said Duplain, who trains with Nicolas Xavier Belanger. “I really love the grass ring. It’s a big ring, and it’s nice to ride in. And the All-Weather Ring, as we saw this morning after the rain, is really all-weather! The footing was perfect, and we’re looking forward to jumping on the grass this weekend.”
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