Oh D’Eole brought her best to compete on Chinese soil for the LGCT of Shanghai. It was a difficult schedule there with the second GRP of the week taking place on the last day. The course was built big and eleven horse/rider combinations qualified for the jump-off against the clock to see who would take the victory. Going last in the order, Gregory had the advantage of seeing what he needed to do to win. He had to risk it all as the time got faster and faster as each rider completed the jump-off. After several riders bettered one another within fractions of a second, the clock was stopped by more than a second faster before Gregory entered the ring. Driven by the atmosphere, Gregory didn’t have a choice but to push Oh D'Eole to the max of her resources and, like a strong gust of wind, the couple bettered the time yet again – by another full second – to take the first place and win in this Sunday Grand Prix in style!
Egano was equally good and consistent in the 3 days of competing in Shanghai with 3 placings: 6th in the 1.45m the first day, 12th in the GP GCT with 0 and 4 faults (unfortunately at the last fence), and finally a 7th place on Sunday morning in the 1.50m speed class.