Jonathon Millar and Valinski S captured first place in the $10K Triple Crown Open Stake Class in December — fittingly, on National Horse Day — during a holiday show hosted at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington.
Millar and the Dutch Warmblood gelding, owned by Wyndmont Farm of Loxahatchee, won after competing in the jump-off with a time of 34.304 seconds.
Millar, who is based out of Ontario, Canada, said the 17-year-old bay is a “super competitive horse.”
“He has a ton of experience, so it’s just about us getting to know each other,” Millar explained. “It’s great winning the $10K Triple Crown Open Stakes with Valinski. Every week we’re getting to know each other better and better. He’s a wonderful horse. Thank you to Wyndmont owners Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman.”
Millar is the son of 10-time Canadian Olympian Ian Millar. Team Millar is still winning top competitions, as not only does Jonathon compete, so does his sister, Amy Millar.
Valinski S is an outstanding horse, having competed in the individual final at the 2016 Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro, along with a string of wins and top finishes winning many show jumping competitions.
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