Artisan Farms was presented with The Harrison Cup Perpetual Trophy, which is awarded to the owner whose horses won the most jumper money in all of the open jumper classes held throughout the circuit. This season, Artisan Farms and Canada’s Eric Lamaze dominated the Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup series with a record-breaking five victories through out the season. Artisan Farms and Eric Lamaze took home a total of eight international victories this season, which equated to a total of $96,140 in prize money.
During Week 1 of the Winter Equestrian Festival, Lamaze and Rosana du Park took home the $25,000 Challenge Cup Round 1. During Week 2, Lamaze and Rosana du Park won the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round II as well as the $6,000 1.40 Speed Challenge. During the third week of this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival, Lamaze was again victorious in the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round III. During the fourth week, Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 won the $127,000 Ruby et Violette Challenge Cup Round 4, taking home a sizable prize of $41,910. Following suit, Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 won the $34,000 Ruby et Violette Challenge Cup Round 11 in addition to the $34,000 1.45 Speed Challenge aboard Artisan Farm’s Rosana du Park.
Rounding out an evening of acknowledgement, Canada’s Eric Lamaze and Artisan Farm’s Fine Lady 5 were presented with the Overall Champion Equine Insurance Jumper Style Award, which is awarded to the jumper whose style best exemplifies a show jumper based on scope, rideability, technique and competitive spirit.