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The Revamped Fieldstone Show Park Introduces New and Improved Summer Showcase Series

June 29, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Halifax, MA – June 28, 2013 – Exhibitors are gearing up for the much-anticipated Fieldstone Summer Showcase, the two-week top-tier competition will return to the Fieldstone Show Park from August 14 – 24, 2013. Entries for the Summer Showcase will close August 6. Please contact Michael Morrissey for more information, including stall reservations. Morrissey can be reached at the office by calling (941) 744-5465 or on his cell phone (941) 915-3449. Questions and stall reservations can be faxed to (941) 744-0874. The prize list and entry blank are posted on www.ShowFieldstone.com and www.stadiumjumping.com.

 

Click here to download the Prize List for the Fieldstone Summer Showcase.

 

The two weeks of competition offer a full show schedule, combined with highlight events and exceptional hospitality for exhibitors. The first week of competition features the first-ever $50,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix sponsored by Ocean Spray, Gallo Darkhorse Wine and Samuel Adams. The 2013 Summer Showcase also will also host the first annual VIP Gourmet Luncheon during the $50,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix on August 17. Spectators will be able to witness world-class professionals and amateurs take on the Grand Prix as they perform at the top of their game to win the lion’s share of the prize money.

 

The first week of competition features the $7,500 South Shore Equine Clinic Welcome Stake, as well as the $7,500 EquiFit Open Speed Derby. Hunter riders will also have the opportunity to compete in the $10,000 GGT Footing 3’3″ Hunter Derby and the $2,500 Fieldstone 2’9″ Hunter Derby. Ponies will descend on the Fieldstone Show Park for the $2,500 Pony Hunter Classic, where the ponies will compete over the traditional hunter course on the all-grass field in preparation for the second week’s $5,000 NEHJA Pony Hunter Classic Final.

 

The Fieldstone Equitation Show will mark the beginning of the second week of competition on Monday, August 19. The show will offer several national series classes including the WIHS, USEF, ASPCA and THIS equitation classes.

 

The Fieldstone Summer Showcase II will welcome riders back to the FieldstoneShowPark from August 20 – 24, 2013. The show provides riders the opportunity to compete in the $25,000 Antares Grand Prix, as well as the $7,500 South Shore Equine Clinic Welcome Stake, the $7,500 EquiFit Open Speed Derby, the $15,000 GGT Footing 3’3″ Hunter Derby Finals and the $10,000 NEHJA 2’9″ Hunter Derby Finals. The MHJ Medal Finals will take place on Sunday, August 25, 2013 where equitation riders will showcase their skills on the final day of competition.

 

Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumpers will take their turn against the clock in the Grand Prix Ring, striving to take the top award in the $5,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and the $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. The Children’s/Adult Jumpers will work throughout the week to ride to the top of the leader board during Saturday’s $5,000 Child/Adult Jumper Classic.

 

The two weeks of competition will also host the CMJ Sporthorse Exhibitor Party following the $15,000 GGT Footing 3’3″ Hunter Derby Finals on Friday, August 23. The MHJ Medal Qualifiers Lobster Bake, sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition and Hanson Grain, is free to all MHJ Medal Qualifiers; tickets are available for everyone else at the low price of $35 per person. The Lobster Bake will take place on Saturday, August 24. While enjoying the party, the dogs of the Fieldstone Show Park will also have their chance in the spotlight as they take on the Canine Puissance Competition, sponsored by SmartPak, at 5:30 pm. The entry fee is only $10 per entrant, and both ribbons and prize money will be awarded.

 

Twenty-seven years ago, the FieldstoneShowPark was built to accommodate one-day horse shows. As time went by, the demand and focus of Fieldstone shifted to multi-day events. During the fall and winter of 2012, the FieldstoneShowPark started an ambitious two-year reconstruction project. These improvements include The Vendor Village, raised VIP Pavilion and Trainer/Rider Pavilion, a 16-foot high stone lighthouse created for videotaping the Grand Prix Field, as well as stabling, GGT Sand Euro Felt Footing, infrastructure and competition coordination improvement.

 

While competing at the FieldstoneShowPark this summer, exhibitors and their families will also have the opportunity to explore Boston and Cape Cod, as well as taking a short drive to the Plymouth waterfront to where exhibitors can experience whale watches and visit historic Plimouth Plantation and The Mayflower.

 

The FieldstoneShowPark and Stadium Jumping would like to extend a special thanks to their generous Premiere Sponsors including Antares Saddles, SmartPak, GGT Footing, Langebec Wood Shavings, Holly Hill Transport, South Shore Equine Clinic and DiagnosticCenter, Equine Site.com, Equine Insurance Services and Purina Animal Nutrition. Other sponsors include Equifit, Draper Therapies, Vaughn Equine Transport, The Tack Shelter, Horse Sport International, Litchfield Equine Wellness, Ronnie Anderson Show Stables, Bell and Bows, CMJ Sporthorse, Equine Health Coach, Esterbrook Farm, Voltaire Saddles, CWD and Dover Saddlery. The FieldstoneShowPark would also like to thank their Farm Sponsors: Woodridge Farm, Grazing Fields, Autumn Mist Farm and Mor Linn Farm. The Fieldstone Summer Showcase series is proud to be aligned with charity partner, Children’s Wish Foundation International.

 

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the August shows, please contact Scott Clawson at  showfieldstone@aol.com or call (781)254-9622 for further information.

 

For more information on Stadium Jumping and the approaching Fieldstone Summer Showcase I and II Horse Shows, please visit www.showfieldstone.com . You can also follow the Fieldstone Horse Shows on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fieldstone.equestrian.

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Photo Credit: The Fieldstone Summer Showcase prize list is now available online. Photo Courtesy of the Client. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

SUMMER SHOWCASE I AND II 2013 HORSE SHOW FAST FACTS

Events: 2013 Summer Showcase I and II

What:

The Summer Showcase I and II Horse Show includes two weeks of top hunter/jumper and equitation competitions during the month of August. The series is host to the $50,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix, $7,500 Welcome Stake, $7,500 Open Speed Derby and the all-new $15,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby and $5,000 2’9″ Hunter Derby.

Where:

Fieldstone Show Park
21 Plymouth St.
Halifax, MA, 02338

When:

SUMMER SHOWCASE I – August 14 – 18

$50,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix
$7,500 Welcome Stake
$7,500 Open Speed Derby
$10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby
$2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby
$2,500 Pony Classic

FIELDSTONE EQUITATION SHOW – August 19, 2013

M&S Children’s Medal Horse 3′
M&S Pony Medals
Equisport Insurance U.S. Pony Medal
WIHS Pony Medal
THIS National Children’s Medal
M&S Junior Medal
ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship
Pessoa U.S. Hunter Seat Medal
Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search
WIHS Equitation 3’6″
Ariat Adult Medal 3′

SUMMER SHOWCASE II – August 20-24, 2013

$25,000 Antares Grand Prix
$7,500 Welcome Stake
$7,500 Open Speed Derby
$15,000 NEHJA 3’3″ Hunter Derby Finals
$10,000 NEHJA 2’9″ Hunter Derby Finals
$5,000 NEHJA Pony Hunter Classic Finals

Hours:
8am – 5pm daily

Animals: No dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds unless they are leashed and under control. Unrestrained pets will be impounded and released only upon payment of fine,

Directions:

From Route 3: Heading south or north take Exit 9(Rte. 3A, Kingston, Plymouth). Top of the ramp turn right on Rte 3A (towards Kingston). Through two sets of lights to a blinking light, bear left on to Rte 27-106. Travel about one mile to set of lights and fork. Take left at fork onto Rte 106. Fieldstone Farm is approximately 5 miles on the right in Halifax, MA.

 

From the West: Rte 495 to Rte 24 North. First exit Rte 104 and head east. Rte 104 merges with Rte 106. Cross over Rte 58 in HalifaxCenter. Fieldstone Farm is 1.2 miles on the left.

 

Information:
Before Show – (941) 527-6602, susiemorr@aol.com

During Show – Telephone: (781) 422-7978, Fax: (781) 679-0739
Stabling – Call (781) 422-7978

Stabling office – (781) 422-7978
Shownet –  www.shownet.biz
Website:  www.showfieldstone.com 

 

Ring Dimensions/Specs:
The Grand Prix Field is grass. The Jumper Ring 5, Hunter Ring 1, Equitation Ring 2, Hunter Ring 4, Jumper Schooling areas and other schooling areas have Sand Euro Felt footing. The lunging area has a sand surface. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

Grand Prix Field: 350′ x 400′, Jumper Ring 5: 200’x 250′, Hunter Ring 1: 175′ x 240′, Equitation Ring 2: 175′ x 250′, Hunter Ring 4: 100′ x 210′

Management:
Stadium Jumping
1301 Sixth Avenue West Suite 406
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 527-6602 (phone)
(941) 744-0874 (fax)
e-mail: susiemorr@aol.com website:  www.stadiumjumping.com

Media Contact:
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd
Suite 105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)

pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com 

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Scott Stewart and Concept Win Grand Hunter Championship at Lake Placid Horse Show

June 28, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Lake Placid, New York—June 28, 2013—While rain forced cancellation of the featured jumper classes Friday at the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC, many of the hunter classes ran as scheduled. Classes in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field were called off in order to preserve the field for the weekend’s Classics and Grand Prix.

 

After Thursday’s classes, Scott Stewart of Wellington, FL was honored as Grand Hunter Champion for his stellar performances with Concept in the Green Conformation division.  Stewart, a perennial winner at Lake Placid and on the hunter-jumper show circuit, totaled 50 points on Concept to earn the Grand Championship. He also won championships in the First Year Green and High Performance Hunter divisions on Loyalty and in the Performance Hunter division on Declaration.

 

Stewart says he enjoys showing at the Lake Placid Horse Shows because he believes the management, “Just knows how to put on a good horse show.  They also create such a relaxed and fun atmosphere that is hard to find anywhere else.”

 

Stewart noted that, “Concept is a green horse but has definitely grown up and shown great consistency this week. I am very happy with the way he rode.”

 

  Scott Stewart and Concept are honored as Grand Hunter Champions by Lake Placid Horse Show Chairman Richard Feldman


Scott Stewart and Concept are honored as Grand Hunter Champions
by Lake Placid Horse Show Chairman Richard Feldman

 

Stewart’s Student Tori Colvin Honored as Grand Junior Hunter Champion

 Stewart’s student Victoria Colvin earned Grand Junior Hunter Championship honors on Ovation.  “Ovation and I have been together for many years,” she said.  “He holds a special place in my heart and I always enjoy winning with him.”

 

Colvin hopes to defend her championship in next week’s  $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition.  She plans to ride Inclusive on whom she won the title last year.  The Derby is the culminating class for the hunters in Lake Placid and it gives them a rare chance to compete in the all grass Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field.

 

This week’s Lake Placid Horse Show will culminate with the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday. Next week’s I Love New York Horse Show will feature the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on Saturday marking the first time the Lake Placid Horse Shows are offering a $100,000 Grand Prix!

Weekend highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:

Saturday, June 29 – Crowne Plaza Resort NAL & WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classics; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Whiteface Mountain Low Junior Jumper Classic; 1.35 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation Jumper Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

 

Sunday, June 30 – $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.; Mirror Lake Inn High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; North Star High Junior Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line; C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery Parade of Champions; Price Chopper NAL & WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; MME Adult Amateur & Children’s Hunter Classics; Hunter & Equitation Classes

 

A generous thank you to this year’s horse show sponsors including: 17 Hands Gallery, Abba Vet Supply, Adirondack Flying Service, Adirondack Life, Animal Planet, Anonymous, Arbor Hill Farm (The Boggio Family), Bainbridge Farms, LLC, Beacon Hill Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Beval Saddlery, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Carr-Hughes Productions, Casella Waste Management, Champlain Valley Equipment, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental Center, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc., Eastern Hay & Grain, Equifit, Inc., Equine Insurance Services/Great American, FarmVet, Inc., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Hannaford Supermarkets, High Peaks Resort, Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC, Hunt LTD, J Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jamaica Tent Company, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC., Jetway Private Air, Juliam Farm, The Keith and Shilen Families, KJ Robinson, Lake Placid CVB, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites, The Levy Family, Dan & Cynthia Lufkin, Michael Morrissey Enterprises LLC, Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, Mountain Horse, North Star, Northwoods Inn, On A Fence Designs, ORDA – Whiteface Mountain, Pepsico, P.F. Farm, Price Chopper, Purina Animal Nutrition, Quiet Hill Farm, Ruthie’s Run, Sand Castle Farm, Michael Schultz, Sea Shore Stables LLC, Sidelines, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, Storm Ridge Capital, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Tack Shelter, The Whiteface Lodge, The Wild Center, Time Warner Cable, Town of North Elba Park District, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5, and Y-106.3 FM.  Special event sponsors include: Hannaford Supermarkets (Horse Club Junior Day); Beval Saddlery Ltd. (Golf Tournament); Animal Planet, The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar (Doggie Costume Contest); Horse Watch (Young Riders Clinics); and Juliam Farm (Lead Line Class).

 

For the first time ever, show jumping fans across the country and around the world are able to watch competition from the Lake Placid Horse Shows live as it happens.  HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is offering free live webcasts of all classes in the horse shows’ Grand Prix Field.  The live webcasts, produced by ShowNet, are available free of charge at www.hrtv.com and through a link at the horse shows’ website at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

 

Admission to the horse show this weekend is just $5.00 for adults with children under 12 admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate. The horse shows are located at the North Elba Showgrounds, 5514 Cascade Road (Route 73) in Lake Placid, directly across from the ski jumps.

 

Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

Ziedento and Ramiro Quintana Win the $10,000 Princeton Show Jumping Welcome Stake!

June 28, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

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PLEASE NOTE: THE FIRST CLASS ON SATURDAY WILL BE .80M JUMPER

Click here to download the updated schedule

Download the 2013 Princeton Show Jumping Prize List

Download the Spotted Toad Equestrian Shows Prize List

These NJPHA/NJHSA/M&S shows are held each Saturday and Sunday in Ring 2 during our Rated Shows.

Ward Victorious Twice In One Day at Spruce Meadows ‘Canada One’ Tournament

June 28, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Calgary, AB – June 27, 2013 – The Spruce Meadows Summer Tournaments are in their third week and the competition is as tough as ever. Two FEI-level events were held today at the ‘Canada One’ Tournament, which runs through Sunday, June 30. Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward and Wannahave sped to their second win in the summer series in the $33,000 AKITA Drilling Cup 1.45m. Ward won his sixth FEI competition of the Summer Tournaments in the $33,000 Cargill Cup 1.50m with Zander.

 

The tournament wraps up on Sunday with the $100,000 Esso Challenge, the third FEI World Cup qualifier to be held at Spruce Meadows this summer. Admission and parking are complimentary for the ‘Canada One’ Tournament.

 

The $33,000 Cargill Cup 1.50m had 55 entries, and 19 of those were were clear rounds, but in the speed format of the competition, it was all about who was fastest over the course set by Michel Vaillancourt of Canada. Today, that was McLain Ward on Zander, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Cantos x Saygon that Ward owns with Grand Road Partners. They finished in 66.114 seconds. Reed Kessler (USA) and Ligist were just behind in second place in a time of 66.790 seconds. Tiffany Foster (CAN) and Victor placed third after they stopped the timers in 67.559 seconds.

 

McLain Ward and Zander. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

McLain Ward and Zander. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

Ward said of his ride, “Zander’s really coming along well. I didn’t want to run him off his feet today. He has a really big stride and it was a course where a big stride could come in handy in a lot of the lines. He’s getting so seasoned now at this level of jumping that you can take some nice cuts. Early on, with the wall being a bit funny, and the line to the skinny (fence), I could take a hard cut on it and I knew he was going to respond well. I was actually a little surprised the time held up, but sometimes you get lucky.”

 

Ward also placed seventh with Cadence, a new ride for him owned by Procedures Inc. Cadence was previously ridden by Megan Wexler in the grand prix ring. Ward rode Cadence for the first time yesterday and this was their first competition together. “His owner is pregnant, so she asked me to show him. He’s a seasoned grand prix horse and he’s a nice addition to the string,” he said.

 

With his two victories today, Ward will gain FEI World ranking points. Many FEI competitions are on the schedule at Spruce Meadows, and it gives riders a great opportunity to increase their standing. While Ward said that the world ranking system is suited to the European style of show jumping, it is great to have as many FEI competitions as there are in the Summer Tournaments, “particularly here in North America where we’re a little bit isolated from the European scene.”

 

He added, “I’m a professional who just can’t pick up my business and spend the year in Europe. I try to find a balance and I want to stay current in the sport. I try to go to Europe enough to know where I’m at against the best in the world. If I do go to Europe, I usually can only take two horses, and if one gets a little tired or injured, you don’t have the luxuries that they have while showing on the continent or we do when competing here at Spruce Meadows or Florida. To have this opportunity, to do this in the same fashion as the Europeans do, it’s a great asset.”

 

McLain Ward in his winning presentation with Chantale Entz, spouse of Scott Entz, General Manager Excel Beef/Cargill Foods. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

McLain Ward in his winning presentation with Chantale Entz, spouse of Scott Entz, General Manager Excel Beef/Cargill Foods. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

With the devastating flooding in Calgary and the local communities, Ward commented, “It’s a tragedy, and you hear about things more and more with mass media. It was lucky that the weather didn’t affect Spruce Meadows. I’m a big believer that it’s great for things to go forward. It’s terrible when you have a tragedy, whether it be a natural disaster or a death, but you have to continue forward with life the best you can. Whether it’s Spruce Meadows or other public events, I think it’s good for morale to feel like life is normal, as much as possible.”

 

Final Results: $33,000 Cargill Cup 1.50m

1. ZANDER: 2004 KWPN gelding Cantos x Saygon
MCLAIN WARD (USA), McLain Ward & Grant Road Partners: 0/66.114

2. LIGIST: 2000 Swedish Warmblood gelding by Levantos II x Robin Z
REED KESSLER (USA), Reed Kessler: 0/66.790

3. VICTOR: 2002 KWPN gelding by Elmshorn x Grandeur
TIFFANY FOSTER (USA), Artisan Farms LLC: 0/67.559

4. GAME READY: 2000 KWPN gelding by Andiamo x Polydox
CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Susan Grange: 0/69.188

5. BLUE ANGEL: 2002 AES mare by Luidam x Ascendant
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Robin Parsky: 0/69.222

6. BARANUS: 2003 Oldenburg gelding by Balou du Rouet x Centauer Z
IAN MILLAR (CAN), The Baranus Group: 0/69.537

7. CADENCE: 2001 Swedish Warmblood gelding by Cardento x Irco Marco
MCLAIN WARD (USA), Procedures, Inc.: 0/70.045

8. SCARFACE: 2001 Argentine gelding by Unknown
NICHOLAS DELLO JOIO (USA), Tony Weight: 0/71.152

9. IV EVER: 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Now or Never x Indoctro
JILL HENSELWOOD (CAN), Brian Gingras: 0/72.090

10. ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: 2003 Oldenburg stallion Indoctro x Condor
DARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Hays Investment Corp: 0/73.005

 

Ward and Wannahave Are Tops Again

Showing that the derby obstacles are no match for them, McLain Ward and Wannahave, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Manhattan x G. Ramiro Z owned by The Wannahave Group, sped to victory in the $33,000 AKITA Drilling Cup 1.45m over 61 other entries. Ward and Wannahave took all of the natural obstacles in galloping stride to finish clear in 61.490 seconds for the win.

 

The course in the All Canada Ring was designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio of the United States. There were 25 clear rounds in the competition. Second place went to Wilton Porter (USA) on RadioCity in 61.568 seconds, while Leslie Howard was third with a time of 62.465 seconds on Lennox Lewis 2.

 

The AKITA Drilling Cup 1.45m was another in a series of competitions at the Spruce Meadows Summer Tournaments that offered the natural derby obstacles in an effort to promote the derby style. Ward appreciates these opportunities.

 

“They have a series of these derbies, which are nice. Wannahave started out the Spruce Meadows tour a little bit not understanding the derby, and he’s gotten progressively better,” Ward noted. “He won in the second week and then today, so he’s really comfortable with the natural obstacles. That right there makes you faster because you can take a little bit more of a risk to them, as far as angles and leaving out strides. Now that I trust him with that stuff, I can just let his stride carry him and in these big fields, it makes him quite quick.”

 

McLain Ward and Wannahave. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

McLain Ward and Wannahave. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

Ward said that Wannahave is “jumping better and better” and they plan to show in Saturday’s $25,000 Direct Energy Derby 1.45m and is aiming toward the $140,000 Cenovus Energy Classic Derby during the ‘North American’ Tournament

 

Having been a regular competitor at the Spruce Meadows Summer Tournament in the past and for the last three years, Ward has had a lot of success. “Last year didn’t win as much, trying to make the Olympic team and being injured; there was a lot on our plate. We have a good string of horses and it’s nice to pick up a few classes,” Ward acknowledged. “The horses across the board are handling it well, and my student Katie Dinan is doing great, which is exciting.”

With more entries than ever, the Spruce Meadows Summer Tournaments are extremely competitive, Ward said. “I think the level in the last three years has gone up a lot. There were always some good people here and it was always hard to win a class in the summer. But to get good ribbons, you could have a normal round and get a piece. That’s not the case right now,” he pointed out. “These classes are fast, there are lots of clear rounds, and they’re difficult. I think the level is quite good and for the next group down, for horses or riders, I think it’s a great education. You definitely have to be on your game to win here.”

 

McLain Ward and Wannahave receive their trophy from Fred Hensel, Vice President of Marketing at AKITA Drilling. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

McLain Ward and Wannahave receive their trophy from Fred Hensel,
Vice President of Marketing at AKITA Drilling. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

Final Results: $33,000 AKITA Drilling Cup 1.45m

1. WANNAHAVE: 2003 KWPN gelding by Manhattan x G. Ramiro Z
MCLAIN WARD (USA), The Wannahave Group: 0/61.490

2. RADIOCITY: 2001 Holsteiner mare by Liatos x Carthago
WILTON PORTER (USA), Gotham Enterprizes: 0/61.568

3. LENNOX LEWIS 2: 1999 Oldenburg gelding by Laureatus x Weizenkorn
LESLIE HOWARD (USA), Peter Howard: 0/62.465

4. ONISHA: 1999 Holsteiner mare by Caretino x Athlet Z
KATIE PRUDENT (USA), Reed Kessler: 0/62.546

5. MARTHA LOUISE: 2004 Swedish Warmblood mare by Maloubet de Pleville 1039 x Wolfgang
CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Susan & Ariel Grange: 0/62.902

6. FALCO VAN DE CLEHOEVE: 2005 Warmblood gelding by Quickfeuer van Koekshof x Fellini
FRANCOIS MATHY (BEL), Ingrid Normar: 0/64.061

7. TWISTHER: 2000 Dutch Warmblood stallion by Farmer
JONATHAN MCCREA (USA), Candy Tribble: 0/65.277

8. FRIEDA: 2001 Warmblood mare by For Future x Graf Anhalt E
AINSLEY VINCE (CAN), KMA Group: 0/65.562

9. COLGATE: 2003 Holsteiner mare by Concorde x Calando I
PABLO BARRIOS (VEN), Pablo Barrios: 0/65.723

10. OPERETTE ST LOISE: 2002 Selle Francais mare by Papilon Rouge x Sire des Champs
BRIANNE GOUTAL (USA), Remarkable Farms LP: 0/65.989

 

The ‘Canada One’ Tournament continues tomorrow with the $33,000 WestJet Cup 1.45m and the $33,000 Duncan Ross Cup 1.50m in Meadows on the Green. For full results and more information, please visit www.sprucemeadows.com.

 

Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. It was in 1976 that the first Spruce Tournaments were held, with annual spectator attendances reaching over 50,000 by the end of the decade. Today, Spruce Meadows boasts one of the greatest outdoor equestrian venues in the world and offers an incredible experience for riders and fans alike. Spruce Meadows focuses on the organization and hosting of show jumping tournaments of unmatched quality for junior, amateur and professional athletes in a manner that reflects basic family values in a clean, green and welcoming environment that celebrates the horse and encourages the breeding and training of quality sport horses and the teaching and development of athletes. For more information on Spruce Meadows, please visit www.sprucemeadows.com.

 

Photos © Spruce Meadows Media Services. They may only be used in relation to this press release and with photo credit.

Chapot Sweeps Thursday Features at Lake Placid Horse Show

June 28, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Lake Placid, New York—June 27, 2013—Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ swept both featured classes Thursday at the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  The horse show continues through Sunday at the North Elba Showgrounds before giving way to the 36thannual I Love New York Horse Show, July 2-7.

Chapot rode Bradberry to victory in the High Peaks Resort 1.40 meter speed class and then followed that up with a win on Umberto in the WPTZ News Channel 5 1.30 meter class.

In the 1.40 meter class, Chapot completed the 11-jump, one-round course fault-free in 45.765 seconds to claim the win over Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL who finished in 46.331 seconds on Tuxedo.  In the 1.30 meter class, she topped of field of 54 horses by covering the 12-jump course fault-free in 56.202 seconds.  Minikus again placed second, finishing in 56.701 seconds on Romeo.

The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows host all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists, all competing for over $535,000 in prizes. The horse show begins at 8:00 am each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.

Highlighting the two weeks of competition are the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30, and the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on Saturday, July 6, both presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  These are the pinnacle of show jumping competition and are guaranteed to be action packed events with even bigger prize money this year as the horse shows are offering a $100,000 Grand Prix for the first time ever!

Another highlighted competition is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition. This event, held in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field on Sunday, July 7, features jumps that resemble natural obstacles seen in the hunt field with a variety of challenges including stone walls, hedges, logs, banks and ditches.

Upcoming highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:

Friday, June 28 – 1.35m ADK Flying Svc Jumper Class; $30,000 Devoucoux, Inc. Open Jumper Classic; 1.40m CMJ Sporthorse Jumper Speed Stake; Adult Medal Hunter Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Saturday, June 29 – Crowne Plaza Resort NAL & WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classics; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Whiteface Mountain Low Junior Jumper Classic; 1.35 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation Jumper Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Sunday, June 30 – $75,000 Equine Insurance Service/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.; Mirror Lake Inn High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; North Star High Junior Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line; C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery Parade of Champions; Price Chopper NAL & WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; MME Adult Amateur & Children’s Hunter Classics; Hunter & Equitation Classes

A generous thank you to this year’s horse show sponsors including: 17 Hands Gallery, Abba Vet Supply, Adirondack Flying Service, Adirondack Life, Animal Planet, Anonymous, Arbor Hill Farm (The Boggio Family), Bainbridge Farms, LLC, Beacon Hill Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Beval Saddlery, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Carr-Hughes Productions, Casella Waste Management, Champlain Valley Equipment, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental Center, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc., Eastern Hay & Grain, Equifit, Inc., Equine Insurance Services/Great American, FarmVet, Inc., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Hannaford Supermarkets, High Peaks Resort, Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC, Hunt LTD, J Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jamaica Tent Company, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC., Jetway Private Air, Juliam Farm, The Keith and Shilen Families, KJ Robinson, Lake Placid CVB, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites, The Levy Family, Dan & Cynthia Lufkin, Michael Morrissey Enterprises LLC, Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, Mountain Horse, North Star, Northwoods Inn, On A Fence Designs, ORDA – Whiteface Mountain, Pepsico, P.F. Farm, Price Chopper, Purina Animal Nutrition, Quiet Hill Farm, Ruthie’s Run, Sand Castle Farm, Michael Schultz, Sea Shore Stables LLC, Sidelines, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, Storm Ridge Capital, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Tack Shelter, The Whiteface Lodge, The Wild Center, Time Warner Cable, Town of North Elba Park District, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5, and Y-106.3 FM.  Special event sponsors include: Hannaford Supermarkets (Horse Club Junior Day); Beval Saddlery Ltd. (Golf Tournament); Animal Planet, The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar (Doggie Costume Contest); Horse Watch (Young Riders Clinics); and Juliam Farm (Lead Line Class).

For the first time ever, show jumping fans across the country and around the world are able to watch competition from the Lake Placid Horse Shows live as it happens.  HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is offering free live webcasts of all classes in the horse shows’ Grand Prix Field.  The live webcasts, produced by ShowNet, are available free of charge at www.hrtv.com and through a link at the horse shows’ website at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

Admission to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate. The horse shows are located at the North Elba Showgrounds, 5514 Cascade Road (Route 73) in Lake Placid, directly across from the ski jumps.

For a special behind-the-scenes look at the horse shows, guided walking tours are offered both weeks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.  The tour costs just $1.00 and starts at the Lake Placid Horse Show’s Retail Booth.

Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

Todd Minikus Dominates Second Week of the Saratoga Classic Horse Show

June 28, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Saratoga Springs, NY. June 27, 2013- At the Saratoga Race Course, a historic equestrian setting celebrating its one hundred fiftieth anniversary, some of the country’s top professionals, amateurs, and juniors competed in the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show (SCHS) between June 11 and 23. The premiere classes included the $25,000 Landgero Cup Grand Prix, $15,000 Gochman Family USHJA International Hunter Derby, $12,000 TAKE 2 Thoroughbred Hunter & Jumper divisions, and the $10,000 Yaddo Jumper Classic.

The highlight of week II of SCHS was the $25,000 Landgero Cup Grand Prix. Todd Minikus clinched both first and second place aboard Quality Girl and Udonnay Z respectively. Out of the nine horses in the jump off, Todd and Quality Girl were the first to go and set the pace with a time of 35.234, followed by his time of 37.040 on Udonnay Z. Sloane Coles placed third on Chantilly. Minikus also received fifth place on Catch Me and ninth on Donnafee.

Todd Minikus and Quality Girl  Photo Credit : Shawn McMillen Photography

Todd Minikus and Quality Girl
Photo Credit : Shawn McMillen Photography

“The course was great to ride. It was straightforward but technical,” said Minikus. “Skidmore provides the ideal competition to bring along horses that need to be challenged but not overwhelmed. It is a perfect place where junior, amateur, and professional riders can compete in the same arena.”

Bobby Braswell’s Terrapin Hill Farm junior riders commanded the equitation classes. Lauren Fabiano brought home the blue in the Skidmore President’s Cup, while Gabriella Collins grabbed the honor of the new Terrapin Hill Excellence in Equitation Award, given to the rider with the most points in the big eq. classes during the two weeks.

Molly Braswell, aboard Jean Bickley’s Felton, took the championship ribbons both weeks in the TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter Division. It was Molly’s first time competing on a Thoroughbred. Additionally, Molly was champion in the High Performance Hunter 3’3″ both weeks riding Frontier.

Laugh Out Loud and Weebiscuit, piloted by Sophie Gochman, were awarded tri-color ribbons in Pony Hunters. Laugh Out Loud was champion in the Medium Pony Hunter Division, and Weebiscuit was reserve in the Small Pony Hunters.

Kristy McCormack-Herrera won the $15,000 Gochman Family USHJA International Hunter Derby in the first week of competition and had a repeat performance in week II, winning the USHJA National Hunter Derby riding Fifty Shades.

“I am thankful and grateful for the many world-class riders who competed these past two weeks and made the 16th annual Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show a huge success,” said Adele Einhorn, Executive Director of SCHS.

Molly Braswell Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen

Molly Braswell
Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen

Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show: The shows, inaugurated in 1927 and brought back to life in 1998, are a highlight of the early summer season in Saratoga Springs. This top-level historic competition attracts many of the country’s best horses and riders and benefits scholarships to SkidmoreCollege students.

D.C. Area Gears Up for Military Appreciation Night at Great Meadow Polo Club

June 27, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Special “Battle in the Saddle” Event to Support Caisson
Platoon Equine Assisted Program at Ft.Belvoir

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Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2013) – Great Meadow Polo Club is set to host the 19th annual Military Appreciation Night on June 29 in The Plains, Va., benefitting the Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Program at Ft. Belvoir. A crowd of more than 2,000 fans are expected to be on hand for the event to catch the action as members of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps come together to “Battle in the Saddle” and compete in a polo match starting at 7 p.m. ET. Northern Virginia OmniVersatile Solutions, LLC, a local defense contractor, is sponsoring teams for this event.   The main event at 8 p.m. ET will also showcase some top pros and high ranking amateurs. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. ET and admission is free with military ID, or $30 per carload. Tailgating and picnics are permitted and encouraged.

 

Contributions raised at this year’s match will support the Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Program at Ft.Belvoir. The program is an is an all-volunteer organization that uses horses of the Caisson Platoon, who are handled by the accomplished active duty soldiers of the platoon, to provide equine assisted therapy for wounded warriors and military veterans. In addition to assisting military servicemen and women recover after injury, the program has also been instrumental in helping soldiers rehabilitate from post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

The 19th annual Military Appreciation Night first began in 1994 during Great Meadow Polo’s inaugural season with the assistance of retired U.S. Army Major, Mark Gillespie, who is the founder of the Army Polo Club and captain of its Army team. Gillespie will be participating in this year’s event, which is also part of growing efforts from the U.S. Polo Association (USPA), the national governing body for polo, to expand awareness for military polo and raise funds to support those in the military community.  Military tournaments and charity polo events have recently been held in locations across the nation, including Poway, Calif., San Antonio, Texas and Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

“We are very excited about Military Appreciation Night as Twilight Polo kicks into high gear this summer for fans in the Northern Virginia and D.C. areas,” said John Gobin, Great Meadow Polo Club manager.  “This event has been a cornerstone of our season here as we support our brave military men and women, while getting fans and families together to get involved in polo and learn more about this great game.”

 

Nestled in Virginia’s piedmont countryside just west of D.C., Great Meadow Polo Club thrives on a 250-acre field events center and steeplechase course operated under stewardship of the Great Meadow Foundation, a 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of open space for community use.  The club has been a haven for polo players and fans in the D.C. area for 18 years, welcoming 2,500 spectators every Saturday night from May through September for Twilight Polo.  Accredited by the USPA, the club offers numerous programs dedicated to introducing the sport to new players and fans, including events, lessons and a beginner polo school.

“We are proud to join forces with Great Meadow Polo Club and Great Meadow Foundation, to support and pay tribute to our Armed Forces community,” said Peter Rizzo, CEO of the USPA. “In addition to providing some great action for fans and spectators, this event is a perfect opportunity to showcase the deep-rooted heritage of military polo and to help raise needed funds for a great cause in the Caisson Platoon Equine Assisted Program.”

Efforts by Great Meadow Polo Club, along with other USPA clubs and programs across the country, have helped generate a great deal of overall growth for the sport. The USPA has roughly 290 polo clubs in the U.S. that provide learning and competition opportunities for players at every level, an increase of 20% since 2011. These clubs and their programs have also experienced a steady increase in participation, highlighted by a growth of nearly 1,000 USPA members over the last three years. Indicative of the sport’s rising popularity, polo’s premier event – the USPA Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship® final – was broadcasted nationally on NBC Sports Network this past spring.

 

To receive more information on polo in the D.C. area, or to get in on the action and schedule a lesson, visit www.PlayPoloinDC.com and fill out the contact form. For more information on military polo and the sport in the U.S., please visit www.uspolo.org for more information.

 

 

About The United States Polo Association

 

The United States Polo Association (USPA) was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions, and games, and providing rules, handicaps, and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, and games including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts. For more information, please visit, www.uspolo.org.

Chapot and Corrigan Win Wednesday Features at Lake Placid Horse Show

June 27, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Lake Placid, New York—June 26, 2013—Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ and Johnathan Corrigan of Oyster Bay, NY won the two sections of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.35m jump-off classes, Wednesday’s main events at the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  The horse show continues through Sunday at the North Elba Showgrounds before giving way to the 36thannual I Love New York Horse Show, July 2-7.

Chapot rode Umberto to two fault-free rides and a jump-off time of 35.012 seconds to claim her win over former Canadian Olympian Mario Deslauriers of New York, NY who finished in 38.594 seconds on Ardeche van Dezelm.  U.S. Olympic veteran Anne Kursinski of Frenchtown, NJ finished third with four jump-off faults and a time of 35.994 seconds on Diva.

In the other section, Corrigan rode Olympic de Chamant to a time of 31.044 seconds to edge Chapot who finished in 32.225 seconds on her other mount, Shooting Star.  Deslauriers was third with a time of 33.145 on Hester.

The WildCenter  1.30m Jumper Class was run in three sections which were won by Chapot on Castellana, Corrigan on Avenir L and Candice King of Wellington, FL on Antigone Quality.  The day’s other winners included Spencer Smith of Wellington, FL on Courant in the Platinum Performance Show Jumping Talent Search.

The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows host all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists, all competing for over $535,000 in prizes. The horse show begins at 8:00 am each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.

Highlighting the two weeks of competition are the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30, and the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on Saturday, July 6, both presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  These are the pinnacle of show jumping competition and are guaranteed to be action packed events with even bigger prize money this year as the horse shows are offering a $100,000 Grand Prix for the first time ever!

Another highlighted competition is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition. This event, held in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field on Sunday, July 7, features jumps that resemble natural obstacles seen in the hunt field with a variety of challenges including stone walls, hedges, logs, banks and ditches.

Upcoming highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:

Thursday, June 27 – 1.40m HighPeaks Resort Jumper Class; 1.30m WPTZ News Channel 5 Jumper Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Friday, June 28 – 1.35m ADK Flying Svc Jumper Class; $30,000 Devoucoux, Inc. Open Jumper Classic; 1.40m CMJ Sporthorse Jumper Speed Stake; Adult Medal Hunter Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Saturday, June 29 – Crowne Plaza Resort NAL & WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classics; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Whiteface Mountain Low Junior Jumper Classic; 1.35 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation Jumper Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes

Sunday, June 30 – $75,000 Equine Insurance Service/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.; Mirror Lake Inn High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; North Star High Junior Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line; C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery Parade of Champions; Price Chopper NAL & WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; MME Adult Amateur & Children’s Hunter Classics; Hunter & Equitation Classes

A generous thank you to this year’s horse show sponsors including: 17 Hands Gallery, Abba Vet Supply, Adirondack Flying Service, Adirondack Life, Animal Planet, Anonymous, Arbor Hill Farm (The Boggio Family), Bainbridge Farms, LLC, Beacon Hill Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Beval Saddlery, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Carr-Hughes Productions, Casella Waste Management, Champlain Valley Equipment, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental Center, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc., Eastern Hay & Grain, Equifit, Inc., Equine Insurance Services/Great American, FarmVet, Inc., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Hannaford Supermarkets, High Peaks Resort, Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC, Hunt LTD, J Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jamaica Tent Company, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC., Jetway Private Air, Juliam Farm, The Keith and Shilen Families, KJ Robinson, Lake Placid CVB, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites, The Levy Family, Dan & Cynthia Lufkin, Michael Morrissey Enterprises LLC, Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, Mountain Horse, North Star, Northwoods Inn, On A Fence Designs, ORDA – Whiteface Mountain, Pepsico, P.F. Farm, Price Chopper, Purina Animal Nutrition, Quiet Hill Farm, Ruthie’s Run, Sand Castle Farm, Michael Schultz, Sea Shore Stables LLC, Sidelines, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, Storm Ridge Capital, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Tack Shelter, The Whiteface Lodge, The Wild Center, Time Warner Cable, Town of North Elba Park District, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5, and Y-106.3 FM.  Special event sponsors include: Hannaford Supermarkets (Horse Club Junior Day); Beval Saddlery Ltd. (Golf Tournament); Animal Planet, The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar (Doggie Costume Contest); Horse Watch (Young Riders Clinics); and Juliam Farm (Lead Line Class).

For the first time ever, show jumping fans across the country and around the world are able to watch competition from the Lake Placid Horse Shows live as it happens.  HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is offering free live webcasts of all classes in the horse shows’ Grand Prix Field.  The live webcasts, produced by ShowNet, are available free of charge at www.hrtv.com and through a link at the horse shows’ website at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

Admission to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate. The horse shows are located at the North Elba Showgrounds, 5514 Cascade Road (Route 73) in Lake Placid, directly across from the ski jumps.

For a special behind-the-scenes look at the horse shows, guided walking tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.  The tour costs just $1.00 and starts at the Lake Placid Horse Show’s Retail Booth.

Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

Summer in the Rockies III Wrap-Up: June 19-23 at the Colorado Horse Park

June 27, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Parker, CO – June 26, 2013 – A crowd of spectators gathered to watch spectacular show jumping at the much-anticipated $30,000 Nutrena Summer in the Rockies III Grand Prix in the Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix Arena at the Colorado Horse Park on a perfect Colorado Saturday afternoon.

 John Pearce and Chianto claimed the $30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix, presented by Nutrena, on Saturday at the Colorado Horse Park. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge.


John Pearce and Chianto claimed the $30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix, presented by Nutrena, on Saturday at the Colorado Horse Park. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge.

In the first round of the event, 19 horse and rider combinations battled it out over international course designer Alan Wade’s track, attempting to progress to the jump-off round. Ten would make the cut. The first to go clear within the 89-second time allowed was John Pearce from Bermuda Dunes, CA, and Johnny B Good, owned by Forest View Farm.

 

Three more clean rounds in a row followed from Bryn Sadler and Showcase 81 LLC’s 18.2 hand grey Holsteiner, Cincinnati. Then, Mark Mead of Longmont, CO, and Balthazar, a Belgian Warmblood owned by Marianne Marshall, had a speedy clean round and Kristen VanderVeen from St Charles, IL, and Bull Run’s Eternal went fault-free. Caroline Beecherl from Dallas, TX, followed suit riding her own S&L Zeppelin.

 

A few rounds later, Pearce returned on Chianto, who also advanced to the jump-off. The Danish Warmblood superstar with his own Facebook page is owned by Forest View Farm and has a list of wins as long as your arm. The next clear round came from Matt Cyphert from Lantana, TX, aboard Lochivar, winner of the 1.40m Open Jumpers on the opening day of Summer in the Rockies III.

 

Sadler returned on her second mount, Bon Giorno, and earned another chance at the short course, as did Armando Hassey and Taggert Enterprise’s Eminem and Bjorn Ikast and the fabulous Colorado, owned by Bovee Limited Liability.

 

VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Eternal were the first of the second-rounders to leave all the rails in their cups, stopping the timer at 44.665. The performance from VanderVeen, who has been a consistent winner at the Summer in the Rockies series, and the huge-strided Belgian Warmblood seemed improbable to beat.

 

Then Pearce came back for the jump-off round with his long-time partner, the 16-year-old Chianto. The pair effortlessly flew around the course, laying down a blazingly fast, clean round that timed out at 42.066, over two seconds ahead of VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Eternal.

 

Pearce and VanderVeen’s jump-off rounds would produce the only double clears of the group. Pearce had the fastest four-fault time with Johnny B Good to earn the third place prize, while Cyphert and Lochivar placed fourth.

 

JUMPER HIGHLIGHTS

 

Sunday $10,000 Show Jumping Hall Of Fame High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic

International course designer Alan Wade created a course that tested horse and riders in the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall Of Fame High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic. Out of 17 entries, only four completed the first course without a fault.

 

The first of the four to return was Hannah Holik and her impressive chestnut Belgian Warmblood gelding, Cupido de Laubry. The pair won this class during Summer in the Rockies II. They had a clear round with a time of 42.758 seconds.

 

Kelsey Van Ackeren and Vernon G were next in the order for the jump-off. This duo have an impressive list of wins, including two High Junior Amateur classes this week and one last week.  They negotiated the course without fault in 41.017 seconds.

 

Next, Amanda McConnell, who was second in the Welcome Stake and second in a 1.30m class, rode brilliantly and bested Van Ackeren’s time with a fast 40.365-second faultless round. One more pair, Sir Sean and Jordan Dean, attempted to outdo McConnell’s performance but incurred four faults. In the end, McConnell and Leon D’Or earned the victory gallop and Van Ackeren and Vernon G followed in second.

 

McConnell is trained by her father, lifelong horseman Jim McConnell. The family hails from Littleton, CO, where their Coventry Farms has been in business for 24 years. In 2008, McConnell’s family started The Right Step, a nonprofit therapeutic riding center.

 

Sunday $5,000 North American League Low Junior Amateur Owner Jumper Classic

Thirty horse and rider teams competed in the $5,000 North American League Low Junior Amateur Owner Jumper Classic on Sunday. Bryn Sadler and Picobello went early and had a clear first round. The pair opted to do their jump-off immediately. They were so fast in the short course that the other horse and rider pairs were struggling to catch them without knocking down rails. None succeeded.

 

The next closest double clear round came from Kelli Cruciotti and Zidante, who earned the red ribbon. Cruciotti won the $15,0000 USHJA International Hunter Derby aboard Monterey. Sadler and Cancun Z finished in third place.

 

Friday $2,500 Four Bar

Bryn Sadler of Santa Fe, NM, had a stellar week. She won the Low Amateur Owner Jumper classes aboard Cancun Z, was fourth in the $15,000 Welcome Stake with Bon Giorno and tied for first in the $2,500 Four Bar with Cincinnati.

 Bryn Sadler and Cincinnati tied for the win in the Four Bar. Photo by Flying Horse Photography.


Bryn Sadler and Cincinnati tied for the win in the Four Bar. Photo by Flying Horse Photography.

The talented young rider was named Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for June of 2012. She pointed to her little video camera and said that this was her trainer.

 

On Friday in the $2,500 Four Bar class, Sadler and Cincinnati hung in there with one clean round after another as the crew raised the jumps to 1.70m. She tied for first place with Armando Hassey riding Camillo and Carli Kirsch aboard Casco.

 

Friday High Juniors/Amateur Owner Jumpers

Kelsey Van Ackeren was in the ribbons again with her incredible Vernon G, winning the High Junior Amateur Owner Jumpers. The pair hails from Austin, TX, and participated in the 2012 North American Young Rider Championships. In Austin, Van Ackeren trains with Nicki Mathen. At the shows, she trains with Matt Cyphert.

 

Thursday $15,000 Open Welcome Stake

In the $15,000 Open Welcome Stake, Kristen VanderVeen used Bull Run’s Le Conte’s huge stride to her advantage and eventually earned the victory gallop.

 

Irish course designer Alan Wade built an intuitive, flowing course that tested the more experienced horse and rider, while allowing the less experienced horses and riders to move up with confidence. Twenty-two horse and rider combinations tried their hand at Wade’s track, and 12 earned the opportunity to compete in the jump-off round.

 

The first horse and rider team to return for the short track was VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Le Conte. The round was smooth and effortless over the raised obstacles. The pair laid down a time of 34.623, which would stand as the fastest of the field and eventually earn them the win.

 

Bjorn Ikast and Royal Flush had the next fault-free round with a time of 41.142. Then Amanda McConnell and Leon D’Or sped around the short course cleanly in 36.113, putting them in second place. Bryn Sadler and Bon Giorno and Matt Cyphert and Lochivar both went double clear with times of 38.376 and 38.670 respectively. Then, Ikast returned on the Summer in the Rockies II $15,000 Open Welcome Stake winner, Colorado, owned by Bovee Limited Liability Partnership. The pair left all the rails in their cups in a time of 38.051, landing them in third place.

 Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run's Le Conte. Photo by Carrie Wirth.


Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Le Conte. Photo by Carrie Wirth.

Thursday High and Low Junior Amateur Owner Jumpers

Kelsey Van Ackeren won the $500 High Junior Amateur Owner Jumpers aboard Vernon G, repeating the win from last week. Jennifer Hodgson and Waterloo II were second and Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry were third. Ackeren’s goal for the week was to be consistent in the High Amateur Jumpers, which she accomplished.

 

In the $500 Low Junior Jumpers, Chelsea Babcock and Bull Run’s Guardian, owned by Empire State Equine Sales LLC, proved their consistency and staying power. The pair won the $5,000 North American League Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers during Summer in the Rockies II. Rising stars Isabel Johnson and Thinks Like a Horse’s Quito were second and Hannah Holik and Czech Mate, LLC’s Santiago were third.

 

Wednesday 1.30m and 1.40m Open Jumpers

McLain Ward has called Alan Wade his favorite course designer in the whole world. And at the ColoradoHorsePark’s Summer in the Rockies III, the jumper competitors got their first taste of the Irish course designer’s work.

 

In the 1.40m Open Jumper class, Bjorn Ikast and his own enormous splashy chestnut Dutch Warmblood mare, Iz’s Viva La Vida, were the first to go and the first to lay down a clean round. The pair proceeded to a faultless jump-off round with a time of 32.267.

 

Next, Matt Cyphert from Northlake, TX, piloted Lochivar skillfully and cleanly around Alan Wade’s course. In their jump-off round, Lochivar and Cyphert edged out Ikast, completing the short course with a time of 31.991 without a fault to claim the top spot.

 

Guy McElvain and his own Coco Colette were third to deliver double clear rounds with a short track time of 34.862, placing them third. Then, Tony Font and Colotta also had a clear first round and edged out McElvain with a speedy time of 32.420 in their clean jump-off round. Cyphert maintained his position to win the class.

 

Seven entries had clear first rounds in the 1.30m Open Jumpers. The first was Tony Font and Sheishof’s Gloria, owned by Ashton Galo Paley. The pair finished the short course with a time of 36.711, setting the time to beat. Next, Amanda McConnell and James McConnell’s Leon D’Or had four faults in the jump-off round. Courtney Frederick and Equestrian Investments LLC’s Soulshine were next to try their skills around the short track, stopping the clock at 36.961, which placed them momentarily in second place.

 

Next to go were Armando Hassey and Lambert Louis, owned by Cora Leeuwemburg, who performed brilliantly and took over the lead with their clear round of 36.323. Then Chenoa McElvain and Wild Thing 2, owned by Guy McElvain, produced a double clear round with a jump-off timed at 36.600, fast enough to take over second place. Guy McElvain and Carino G, owned by Rancho Corazon LLC, followed but had a rail in the second round.

 

Last to go, Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Believer had a blazing fast and fault-free jump-off with an incredible time of 33.127, earning them the win.

 

HUNTER HIGHLIGHTS

 

$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Kelli Cruciotti and Monterrey capped a strong week for Serenity Farm, the training operation of Cruciotti’s mother, Cindy, when they pulled out all the stops to seal the victory in the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on the final day of Summer in the Rockies III. Cruciotti made a risky move to kick off the handy round, taking a challenging inside route to the first fence, and reaped the rewards with high marks from the judges.

 Kelli Cruciotti and Monterrey, winners of the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge.


Kelli Cruciotti and Monterrey, winners of the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge.

Cruciotti bested a field of 18 top hunter competitors to claim the win, with Jessie Lang and Margot Snowdon’s C. Quito taking second and Erin Murphy and Patricia Murphy’s Showtime finishing third. Cruciotti began with an impressive effort in the first round, earning scores of 83 and 84, plus four bonus points for choosing all of the higher options on course, from the two judges’ panels. The combined score of 175 put her into second place after the first round.

 

Sitting just ahead of Cruciotti in first going into the handy round was Jennifer Hulkko on Lisa Martinez-Bates’ Brego, who received scores of 85 and 83 from the panels to total 176 with the high-option bonuses added in. Not far behind in third was Erin Murphy on Showtime, who chose the lower options but scored 84 and 86 for a total of 170.

 

As the top twelve competitors returned for the handy round one by one in reverse order of their standing, riders got increasingly daring and creative in an effort to lay down a big round and move up in the rankings. With each new high score posted, the pressure on the remaining riders increased.

 

The three riders before Cruciotti all scored handy bonuses of 6 or 8 points, reflecting their efforts to take the more difficult ground-saving tracks. But Cruciotti stepped it up another notch by taking bold inside routes such as the one to the first fence. Her willingness to take a risk and her seamless execution netted her perfect 10-point handy bonuses from both panels.

 

Both panels rewarded Cruciotti with a score of 88 in addition to the handy bonus and option bonus, which added up to a total score of 204 for the second round and 379 overall that would clinch the victory. The single rider to go after them, first-round leader Hulkko with Brego, ran into trouble at one fence in the handy and wound up in 10th.

 

Along with the International Hunter Derby, Summer in the Rockies III also featured a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby and the $2,500 CHP Pony Hunter Derby. The National Hunter Derby proved very popular, drawing 36 entries to compete over a lower version of the International Derby course, and Amanda Hauser and Calido’s Son laid down two flowing, confident rounds to take the win.

 

Hauser made thoughtful decisions about which options would best suit her and Calido’s Son and allow them to show off their strengths in the handy. She decided against tight inside options in some places, choosing instead to maintain a good forward pace and pick up points elsewhere. She took the last fence at a sharp angle to end her handy round on a dramatic note.

  Amanda Hauser and Calido's Son took the blue in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge.


Amanda Hauser and Calido’s Son took the blue in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge.

Hauser and Calido’s Son scored 92 in the first round and 90 in the second for a total of 182. Meghan Felts rode Haley Fleming’s Wesley to a close second place, earning an 89 and a 91 for a total of 180.

 

Carson Grisham rode not one but two ponies to the top of the ranks in the $2,500 CHP Pony Hunter Derby. She won the blue on the aptly named Woodland’s Blue Haze and finished second with Incognito.

 

Performance Working Hunters

Cindy Cruciotti and her Serenity Farm began the week in impressive fashion with big wins on Wednesday. Cruciotti swept the first, second and fourth place spots in the 3’6″ Performance Working Hunter over fences and handy classes, won that division’s hack, and picked up another win over fences in the 3’3″ Performance Working Hunter. Meanwhile, Cruciotti’s assistant Jessica Dalton collected first and second place finishes in the 3’3″ Performance Working Hunter division.

 

Cruciotti started by riding three of Nicole Lyvere’s horses in the 3’6″ Performance Working Hunter division. In the first over fences class, she rode Wink to the win, All In to second place, and Promo to fourth place. She and Wink triumphed again in the handy, where Promo and All In swapped places to finish second and fourth, respectively.

Cruciotti, whose Serenity Farm is just 15 minutes from the ColoradoHorsePark, spends the summer competing there and then travels with her students to the major hunter/jumper circuits around the country.

 

Cruciotti started by riding three of Nicole Lyvere’s horses in the 3’6″ Performance Working Hunter division. In the first over fences class, she rode Wink to the win, All In to second place, and Promo to fourth place. She and Wink triumphed again in the handy, where Promo and All In swapped places to finish second and fourth, respectively. While Cruciotti opted not to compete those three horses on Thursday, their strong finishes allowed them to hold onto the top spots in the division: Wink and Promo were named champion and reserve.

 

After her success in the 3’6″ division, Cruciotti switched over to the 3’3″ Performance Working Hunter classes and scored a blue ribbon over fences with Abigail Graham’s Balaika du Ry, while Serenity Farm assistant Jessica Dalton rode Woodhaven Stables Inc.’s Three Rivers to second in that class and first in the handy.

 

Dalton’s success in the division with Three Rivers was made all the more impressive by the 5-year-old gelding’s relative lack of experience. He was imported from Europe over the winter for owner Jennifer Wallen’s Woodhaven Stables Inc., has been making rapid progress under Serenity Farm’s program, and is just setting out on his show career. Dalton, who joined the Serenity Farm team in the fall of 2012, looks forward to a bright future for Three Rivers.

 

Karen Stone on Page Tredennick’s Quite Cool and Paul Rohrbach on Kali Barnes’ Jazzo put in standout efforts in the division on Thursday. Stone won the first over fences class, edging out Rohrbach, who took second. They swapped spots in the second class, with Rohrbach finishing first and Stone second. Stone works out of the Tredennicks’ barn, Wood Run Farm, but has her own training operation, Stone Ranch.

 

Meghan Felts and Elizabeth Richter’s Concierge were the stars of the 3’3″ Performance Working Hunters on Thursday, picking up a win and a second place over fences to claim the championship over Dalton and Three Rivers, who did not compete Thursday and finished with the reserve. Concierge’s huge stride was particularly useful on a day when a long seven-stride diagonal line posed a challenge for many riders. Felts and Concierge cruised through the courses with little difficulty, and their smooth, steady rounds earned them top placings.

 

Felts, who turned pro this year and just began a new position working for trainer Matt Cyphert, is wasting no time establishing herself as a young trainer to watch. Cyphert specializes in the jumpers, and Felts has come on board to assist with the hunters. Felts said she was looking for a change of pace and a new situation after making the shift into the professional ranks. She brought a couple of her previous clients along with her, and she has also stepped in to help with Cyphert’s hunter clients. Madeleine Stover, Richter’s daughter and the regular rider of Concierge, trains with Cyphert and paired with Concierge for the 3’3″ Amateur Owner Hunter reserve championship at Summer in the Rockies II.

 

Second Year Green/High Performance Hunters

Mark Mead and Amoro De Legante got off to a promising start on Wednesday in the Second Year Green/High Performance Hunters, collecting wins over fences and in the handy as well as a second place in the hack. On Thursday, they put in two steady, flowing trips over fences to walk away with the championship. They took second in the first class and improved to win the blue in the second.

  Mark Mead and Amoro De Legante. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge.


Mark Mead and Amoro De Legante. Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge.

Amoro De Legante is owned by Laura Fereday, who shows him in the Junior Hunters. He was successful with both Mead and Fereday in the saddle at week two of Summer in the Rockies, collecting two reserve championships in the Working Hunter and Junior Hunter divisions.

 

Junior Hunters

Junior Hunter competition began on Friday and set up perfectly for an exciting showdown on Saturday, as three different competitors each won a class to put themselves within reach of the championship. Marnina Seller and Levitation won over fences, Emily Ryan and ParrotBay scored in the handy, and Amanda Hauser and Calido’s Son took first place under saddle after finishing second to Seller and Ryan in the earlier classes.

 

Hauser and Calido’s Son came out strong on Saturday to roll to wins in both remaining classes as well as the $1,000 Junior Hunter Classic. They took home the championship, while Ryan and ParrotBay continued to put in consistent performances to secure the reserve.

 

Hauser, who trains with Heidi Hildebrand, also competes in the Modified Junior Jumpers. She and Hildebrand shared the ride on Calido’s Son to claim a recent championship in the Performance Working Hunter 3’3″ division at Summer in the Rockies II.

 

Hauser’s preparation in the Junior Hunters paid off on Sunday with her big win in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, while Ryan stepped up from the Junior Hunters to compete in the $15,000 USHJA International Derby, where she finished an impressive sixth in her international derby debut.

 

Amateur Owner Hunters

Nicole Lyvere rode her own Wink to the championship in the 3’6″ Amateur Owner Hunters, the second championship for the horse at Summer in the Rockies III after he paired with Cindy Cruciotti for the top spot in the 3’6″ Performance Working Hunters. Susan Winston and Quite Nice claimed the reserve. Lyvere just recently moved Wink up to the 3’6″ division and said both she and the horse are benefitting from the new challenge.

 

In the 3’3″ Amateur Owner 18-35 division, Hillary Schoelzel rode Catherine Schoelzel’s Simone to the championship over Caitlin Burns and On The Money. The 36 & Over division went to Elizabeth Hund and Timbuktu, with Page Tredennick and the promising young horse Apricot Lane taking the reserve. Burns and On The Money also won the $1,000 Amateur Owner Hunter Classic on Saturday.

 

ColoradoHorsePark’s hunter/jumper series has reached the halfway mark, with three weeks of competition completed and three yet to come. After a weeklong break, Summer in the Rockies IV kicks off the second half of the summer season on July 3-7.

 

Summer in the Rockies III Hunter Champions

 

Performance Working Hunter 3’3″

Champion: 819/Concierge/Elizabeth Richter/Meghan Felts

Reserve: 947/Three Rivers/Woodhaven Stables Inc/Jessica Dalton

 

Performance Working Hunter 3’6″

Champion: 1402/Wink/Nicole Lyvere/Cindy Cruciotti

Reserve: 954/Promo/Nicole Lyvere/Cindy Cruciotti

 

Second Year Green/High Performance Hunter

Champion: 1359/Amoro De Legante/Laura Fereday/Mark Mead

Reserve: 875/Metternich/Karen King/Laureen McKenzie

 

Junior Hunter

Champion: 853/Calido’s Son/Amanda Hauser/Amanda Hauser

Reserve: 924/Parrot Bay/Emily Ryan/Emily Ryan

 

Amateur Owner Hunter 3’6″

Champion: 1402/Wink/Nicole Lyvere/Nicole Lyvere

Reserve: 998/Quite Nice/Susan Winston/Susan Winston

 

Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″ 18-35

Champion: 934/Simone/Catherine Schoelzel/Hillary Schoelzel

Reserve: 992/On The Money/Caitlin Burns/Caitlin Burns

 

Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″ 36 & Over

Champion: 936/Timbuktu/Elizabeth Hund/Elizabeth Hund

Reserve: 769/Apricot Lane/Page Tredennick/Page Tredennick

 

The Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies Fast Facts

What: Summer in the Rockies AA-Rated Hunter Jumper Show Series

 

Event Dates:

Summer in the Rockies I June 5-9, 2013

Summer in the Rockies II June 12-16, 2013

Summer in the Rockies III June 19-23, 2013

Summer in the Rockies IV July 3-7, 2013

Summer in the Rockies V July 10-14, 2013

Summer in the Rockies VI July 17-21, 2013

 

Prize List:

Click here for an online version of the prize list. For a hard copy of the prize list, please e-mail prizelist@cohorsepark.com with your name, address and phone number and specify which prize list you would like (spring/fall or summer).

 

Entries:

Mail to The Colorado Horse Park, 7522 South Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134 or fax to (303) 841-7879. Opening date for Stall Reservations: April 1, 2013. Closing date May 20, 2013.

 

Contact Information:

Pat Boyle, Show Manager                          (847) 274-6834

Brian Curry, Show Manager                        (303) 918-2908

Show Office                                                 (303) 841-7461

Show Office Fax                                          (303) 841-1419

ColoradoHorsePark Main Office                (303) 841-5550

ColoradoHorsePark Main Office Fax         (303) 841-7879

 

Tentative Schedule:
Wed – Sun: Show starts daily at 8 a.m. unless otherwise noted

 

Directions:

Address:7375 E Bayou Gulch Rd, Parker, CO 80134

 

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From South: I-25N, exit Founder’s Parkway.  Founder’s Parkway to Highway 86, approx 4 miles (traffic light). Turn east/left onto Hwy. 86 to Franktown/Hwy 83. At Franktown go north on 83 approx. 7 mi. to Bayou Gulch Rd. (Traffic light), turn right/east onto Bayou Gulch Rd. Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

 

About the Colorado Horse Park

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the ColoradoHorsePark was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado.  The ColoradoHorsePark welcomes more than 75,000 visitors per year and hosts over 40 competitions annually.  CHP features a derby arena designed by Olympic-designer Linda Allen and a cross-country course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David O’Connor and eventing super-star James Atkinson. There are 300 permanent stalls with capacity for more than 1,000 stalls.

 

The picturesque property, located only minutes from the town of Parker, hosts international equestrian events in multiple disciplines. Visitors enjoy the beautiful ColoradoRockyMountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space.  The ColoradoHorsePark is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

 


 

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Spruce Meadows ‘Canada One’ Tournament Features a Day of Prix des Nations Competitions

June 27, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

(SPRUCE MEADOWS, Calgary, AB): The Spruce Meadows Summer Tournaments continue this week at the ‘Canada One,’ held June 25-30. Today was full of team competition and camaraderie, with the Paramount Resources Prix des Nations competitions held for junior and amateur riders at levels 1.10m-1.40m. There was also a 1.00m Friends of the Meadows Prix des Nations.

 

The tournament wraps up on Sunday with the $100,000 Esso Challenge, the third FEI World Cup qualifier to be held at Spruce Meadows this summer. Admission and parking are complimentary for the ‘Canada One’ Tournament.

 

This was the 14th year that the Paramount Resources Prix des Nations have been held and they offer a fantastic opportunity for junior and amateur riders to experience team competition, which is not often found at show jumping events in North America.

 

Caitlin Ziegler, a member of the 1.40m Prix des Nations winning team who has ridden in the competition three times, stated, “It’s so much fun just to be able to have a group who really get together and support each other. It’s a chance to experience what a Nations Cup is. The sport is so competitive (and) it often sets people against one another, so it’s great to have a chance to work together toward something.”

 

The winning team of the $10,000 Paramount Resources Prix des Nations 1.40m showed poise and rode to all-important clear rounds when it counted. Led by Chef d’Equipe Nick Dello Joio, the America Team notched three clear rounds and did not have to send their anchor rider in for the second round. They had six faults in round one to lead and added just four in round two to take victory.

 

 

The winning America Team in the 1.40m Prix des Nations with Clay Riddell, CEO of Paramount Resources. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

The winning America Team in the 1.40m Prix des Nations with Clay Riddell, CEO of Paramount Resources. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

 

The lead-off rider for the Team America was Greer Hindle (USA) on Viper P, who had five and four faults. Lucas Porter (USA) and Phineas had six in the first round, but returned with a clear in round two. Caitlin Ziegler (USA) and Butragenia had just one time fault in the first round and were clear in the second round to seal the win. Wilton Porter (USA) and Neolisto van het Mierenhof were clear in the first round and were able to sit out the second round.

 

Ziegler explained the team’s plan for round two, “Coming into round two, the teams were at six, seven, and ten (faults), and they were all within one rail. What we wanted to do is have everybody be at least as good as our first round, if not better, and eliminate our time faults. I think we all managed to do that, so it was great.”

 

 

Caitlin Ziegler and Butragenia. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

Caitlin Ziegler and Butragenia. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

 

Having ridden Butragenia for three years, Ziegler knew she would do well in the Prix des Nations. “She’s fantastic for these High Junior and Amateur courses. She’s a horse you can really count on. In a class like this where you need two clear rounds, she’s perfect for it,” she said.

 

The “America” team donated all of their prize money to the Calgary Flood Relief to help the area after the terrible flooding in the city and surrounding areas. Ziegler expressed, “The last week has been really devastating for Calgary. It means so much to us – not just Spruce Meadows, but the entire city and community here is so supportive. We want to do whatever we can to give back and help them through this.”

 

The second place team was Chafing the Dream with Chef d’Equipe Dick Carvin, who finished on 17 total faults. They were led by a double clear performance from Bretton Chad (CAN) on Tjengo. Kara Chad (CAN) and Oura de Rouhet had five and one faults, while Alec Lawler (USA) and Acoradus scored eight and 13. Vani Khosla (USA) and Dynamo had five and six faults.

 

The JMSCBK Team with Chef d’Equipe Sarah Segal were third with a total of 23 faults. Lead-off rider Katherine Strauss (USA) and Capacity had eight and four faults, Isabella Salles (BRA) on Angel Rose had five and 19, Francesca Bolfo (USA) and Lalique were clear in the first round and had seven faults in the second round, and Wesley Newlands (CAN) rode Lapacco to two and four faults.

 

$7,500 Paramount Resources Prix des Nations 1.30m

 

The $7,500 Paramount Resources Prix des Nations 1.30m was very exciting competition full of clear rounds that helped four teams tie on a zero score after two rounds of jumping. Those four teams then chose a representative to compete in the jump-off.

 

Leading off was Maria Costa (USA) on Reno for The Fighting Irish team, who were guided by Chef d’Equipe John Roche. They were clear in 31.583 seconds, which would finish in third place. Costa was double clear in the first two rounds, as was her teammate Wilton Porter (USA) on Punch. Wilton’s brother Lucas rode Patriot to scores of zero and five, while Sarah Kerins and (USA) and Hot Wheels contributed one time fault and were clear.

 

The margin for victory in the competition was extremely slim, with the winners, Team San Lorenzo, taking the top spot by only 3/10ths of a second. The win was gained by Beatriz Franco Sol (MEX) on La Guayaba, a horse she has ridden for five years. They were also clear and just a bit faster in 31.273 seconds.

 

 

Beatriz Franco Sol and La Guayaba. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

Beatriz Franco Sol and La Guayaba. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

 

Franco Sol did not have to return in the second round since her three teammates were all clear. “She’s a really fast, fast mare,” Franco Sol said. “It’s her stride that is so fast; that’s why they told me to go in the jump-off. It was easier because I didn’t have to go in the second round.”

 

The San Lorenzo Team was led by Chef d’Equipe Antonio Maurer. Alejandro Pascencia (MEX) and Sultan de la Nutria were double clear, as were Jacobo Martinez (MEX) and Queens Darling. Claudia Lorenza O Farrill (MEX) and Etoile van den Bisschop had four faults in round one and then returned clear.

 

Second place in the 1.30m Prix des Nations went to the Thirty and Flirty Team with Chef d’Equipe Kent Farrington. His student, Meagan Nusz (USA), rode Willow in the jump-off and finished just off the pace with no faults in 31.580 seconds. Nusz did not have to show in the second round either since her team were all clear. Abigail McArdle (USA) and Quality were double clear, as were Alex Crown (USA) and Quadrant. Teri Kessler (USA) contributed a second round clear after nine faults in the first round.

 

Last in the jump-off was Katherine Strauss (USA), who rode Chellando Z. They had four faults at the last jump, and their team, Madden Madness with Team Chef d’Equipe Jennifer Griffiths, were fourth. Strauss was double clear in the first two rounds, as were her teammates Isabella Salles (BRA) on Carlos H and Wesley Newlands (CAN) on Wieminka. Genevieve Meyer (USA) and Coral Reef Santos Utopia had four and eight faults.

 

This was Franco Sol’s second time riding in the Prix des Nations competition. “I really did think we had a good chance of winning. It was a good team and everybody was really all together. It’s really nice to win, and I hope everybody is happy!” she expressed.

 

 

The winning San Lorenzo team. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

The winning San Lorenzo team. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

 

$5,000 Paramount Resources Prix des Nations 1.20m

 

The $5,000 Paramount Resources Prix des Nations 1.20m came down to one fault for the winning team. Going in as the anchor rider, Katherine Strauss (USA) on Urginia had to be clear for her team to win. She did just that, leaving the Madden Magic team, led by Chef d’Equipe Ann Karrasch, on a final score of zero. Strauss did not have to show in the first round since her teammates were all clear. Also on the winning team was Isabella Salles (BRA) and Umora (0, 0 faults), Genevieve Meyer (USA) on Coral Reef Casello (0, 4), and Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer (USA) with Coral Reef Fundskerl 3 (0, 0).

 

 

Team Madden Magic won the $5,000 Paramount Resources Prix des Nations 1.20m. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

Team Madden Magic won the $5,000 Paramount Resources Prix des Nations 1.20m. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

Second place with just one total fault was Bob’s Babes, named for Chef d’Equipe Bob Henselwood. Their riders were Ali Ramsay (CAN) on Alonzo (0, 0), Jaclyn Duff (CAN) and Caesar (1, 4), Jillian Halina (CAN) on Coupe Champagne (0, 0), and Skylar Edmonds (CAN) with Boomer (elim, 0).

 

The Iztlazihuatl team placed third. Led by Chef d’Equipe Monica Burrilla, they finished on five faults. Sofia Larrea (MEX) and Balero 7 (6, 1), Gabriel Guerra (MEX) on Phenix de la Nutria (0, 0), Miguel Torres Hernandez (MEX) with Future SM (0, 4), and Martin Guerra (MEX) on Carloubet (0,4) made up the team.

 

$2,500 Paramount Resources Prix des Nations 1.10m

 

In the $2,500 Paramount Resources Prix des Nations 1.10m, there was another four-way jump-off to determine the winning teams after three were tied with zero faults after the first two rounds. First in and taking the win was Shelby Edwards (CAN) on Adelaide. They were the only clear round in the jump-off, finishing in 34.17 seconds to help their team to victory. Edwards rode for the Xtreme team, with Chef d’Equipe Trish Mrakawa. They were double clear in the first two rounds. Also on the team were Ally Memedovich (CAN) on ARK Diamond (0, 0 faults), Kirsten Spence (CAN) and Jetsetter (8, 8), and Chantelle Moore (CAN) with Montenero (0, 0).

 

 

The win in the 1.10m went to Team Xtreme. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

The win in the 1.10m went to Team Xtreme. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services. \

 

Second place went to the John’s Juveniles team with Chef d’Equipe Vinton Karrasch. Katherine Strauss (USA) rode Fidel van de Kooldries to four faults in 33.87 seconds in the jump-off. In the regular rounds, they were double clear. Genevieve Meyer (USA) and Coral Reef Crystal Cove (4, 0), Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer (USA) and Coral Reef Rob (0, 0), and Wesley Newlands (CAN) on Uno Kinston (0, 0) rounded out the team.

 

Team NorCal, led by Chef d’Equipe Meredith Herman, finished in third place after their jump-off rider, Simonne Berg (USA), rode Limerick to four faults in 47.34 seconds. They had zero faults in the first two rounds of the competition. Joining them on the team were Sarah Pulchalski (USA) on Lucia de Luxe (0, 0), Eve Jobs (USA) with RL Cheenook (4, 0), and Lynne Lancaster (USA) with Sky Dancer LS (0, 0).

 

$2,500 Friends of the Meadows Prix des Nations 1.00m

 

The $2,500 Friends of the Meadows Prix des Nations 1.00m saw the H.A.P.P.E.E. Team with Chef d’Equipe Jan Pearce ride to victory. The team consisted of: Gwendolyn Sontheim Meyer (USA) on Coral Reef IEM Capolavoro, who had one time fault and then four faults; Katrina Garnett (USA) and Shakyra, who had four and 10 faults; Josef Polk (USA) and Saint Sebastian, who had four and a clear round; and Linda Lauper Polk (USA) and Top Shelf, who were clear and had five faults. They team finished on 14 faults.

 

 

Team H.A.P.P.E.E. won at the 1.00m level. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

Team H.A.P.P.E.E. won at the 1.00m level. Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Services.

 

Second place went to Border Patrol and Chef d’Equipe Mary Manfredi who finished on 19 faults. The team was led by Nicola Brandon (USA) and Outlander (0, 4 faults), as well as Kelsey Brooks (USA) and Callula (1, 8), Chad Leat (USA) on Dutch Girl (5, 1), and Taylor Phillips (CAN) with Ziggy, who were unfortunately eliminated in both rounds.

 

The Golden Girls team with Chef d’Equipe Robert Blanchette placed third on 21 faults. Carolyn Salas (USA) on Alltair (0, 12), Clara Burgeles (USA) and Cord (6, 1), Shannon Jones (USA) on Hello U (12, 9), and Bryce Richardson (USA) on Levitas (1, 4) were on the team.

 

For full results and more information, please visit www.sprucemeadows.com.

 

Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. It was in 1976 that the first Spruce Tournaments were held, with annual spectator attendances reaching over 50,000 by the end of the decade. Today, Spruce Meadows boasts one of the greatest outdoor equestrian venues in the world and offers an incredible experience for riders and fans alike. Spruce Meadows focuses on the organization and hosting of show jumping tournaments of unmatched quality for junior, amateur and professional athletes in a manner that reflects basic family values in a clean, green and welcoming environment that celebrates the horse and encourages the breeding and training of quality sport horses and the teaching and development of athletes. For more information on Spruce Meadows, please visit www.sprucemeadows.com.

 

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