It was a day full of surprises for the conclusion of the Rolex FEI World Cup Show Jumping Final, April 22 in Las Vegas, Nev.
It’s never over until the last horse jumps the last fence and that was proven in spades today. But after a dramatic day that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats, Switzerland’s Beat Mändli emerged victorious aboard the elegant Ideo du Thot. “I’ve never had this feeling before, because I’ve never won an individual championship. I don’t think I’ve realized it yet, but I’m very happy for my horse and myself,” said Mändli.