Wylde edged out student Agatha D'Ambra and Udiana for the first place finish with just over a second to spare.
and Wylde were the only riders to advance to the jump-off out of the 22 entries that contested the Grand Prix.
and I had five horses between us and they all did five really nice rounds.
We're very happy."
was thrilled with her
mare Udiana's performance and was more than content to finish second to her
"Coming in second place at all is incredible.
I'm very happy with it.
My horse was brilliant today.
I couldn't be happier with her
Peter Wylde is the best, so just the fact that I came in front of his other horse and presented a challenge for him, I'm pretty proud of myself," D'Ambra
Wylde and D'Ambra's
partnership is newly formed, yet the pair is clearly well-matched.
of Saratoga, NY, contacted Wylde when she
was moving his
training business to New York.
"I sent him a message saying I needed a trainer and I needed some help and he
said he'd love to help me.
I shipped in for a lesson two weeks before HITS Saugerties and it was just an immediate click.
I think it's pretty obvious in the results that we share the same philosophy with the horses and that we get along really well.
I see really good things coming," D'Ambra
Both riders were extremely grateful for the support of their sponsors, whose invaluable support enables them to compete at the highest levels of the sport.
"I want to thank my sponsor John Cooley at Elite Equine Veterinary," D'Ambra