Granato will long remember his time at Deeridge Farms. “It’s a beautiful venue, I can’t say enough nice things. They do a great job. It’s so great of them to open their facility for us to come over. It’s an energizer in the middle of the circuit for us as riders and for the horses to get to jump at this kind of venue.”
This is the fourth year for the Palm Beach Masters at Deeridge Farms and if the riders have any say, the series will continue for a long time.
“To see the level of competition here is extraordinary. That was the most gratifying to me that people plan their year and bring their best horses here,” said Lou Jacobs, series co-founder along with siblings Charlie Jacobs and Katie Robinson. “As a family the best times we’ve had have revolved around horses. It brings us closer together as a family. It’s a love that we all share and we’ve got some great memories. This is a special place for us. We’ve spent a lot of happy times here as a family. It’s wonderful now for me to enjoy it with my daughter and extended family. It’s been really very much a labor of love.”
There were several special presentations awarded on Sunday. As Sunday's winner, the Hunter Harrison Award was presented to Page Tredennick, owner of Carlchen W. Tredennick also won the Sue Grange Award on Friday, as the owner of the winning horse of the FEI $71,200 Suncast® Palm Beach Masters World Cup Qualifier.
Other awards presented were the “Doc Spirit” award, named for Doctor John R. Steele, which was presented by Charlie Jacobs to Dsarie, owned by Grant Road Partners and ridden by Beat Mändli. The award is presented annually to the horse that best exemplifies the heart and athleticism necessary to be competitive at the highest level of show jumping. The Michael Meller Style award went to Darragh Kenny of Ireland.