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Washington International Horse Show Tickets Now On Sale

August 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Washington, D.C. – August 15, 2014 – The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce the opening of ticket sales for the 2014 competition scheduled for Oct. 21-26 at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Verizon Center box office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. General admission tickets for daytime performances are $15 (plus applicable service charges), Tuesday through Sunday, with children 12 and under admitted for free. VIP section seating is available for evening performances. For more information on ticket pricing and group discounts, military/seniors and students, please call 202-661-5061 or visit www.wihs.org/tickets.

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Riders from around the world take on the toughest course of the week on Saturday night in the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix. Last year’s winner was Kent Farrington aboard the amazing Blue Angel. Photo copyright Shawn McMillen Photography.

The WIHS is the country’s leading metropolitan indoor horse show, and annually produces one week of exciting events and world-class competition in the nation’s capital. Spectators are invited to watch some of the world’s best international show jumping, elite hunter competition, and the top junior riders in the country. VIP hospitality, boutique shopping and a silent auction add to the special experience.

WIHS provides family-friendly entertainment options including the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championships and other exciting equestrian exhibitions, Saturday’s free Kids’ Day, Thursday’s Barn Night, featuring spirit contests, scavenger hunts and Wednesday morning’s Breakfast with the Mounted Police. For further event details visit:http://www.wihs.org/schedule/

Enjoy the fast, furious and fun WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase races on Thursday and Saturday nights! Photo copyright Shawn McMillen Photography.

Enjoy the fast, furious and fun WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase races on
Thursday and Saturday nights! Photo copyright Shawn McMillen Photography.

Highlights of the 2014 WIHS include the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix (a World Cup qualifier) on Saturday, Oct. 25; the $25,000 Puissance (high jump competition) on Friday’s Military Night, presented by The Boeing Company; and the WIHS Equitation Finals, featuring the country’s top junior riders, also on Saturday. More than half a million dollars in prize money and special awards will be presented at the show throughout the week. Learn more about the Washington International Horse Show and the WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Finals at www.wihs.orgjoin us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 
About the Washington International Horse Show
Established in 1958, the Washington International Horse Show attracts more than 26,000 spectators to the six-day show, which includes Olympic-level competition along with community and charity events. More than 500 top horses and riders come to D.C. from all over the globe to jump for more than a half a million dollars in prize money. In 2014, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for all Olympic equestrian disciplines, raised the show’s rating to CSI4*-W to reflect the increase in prize money for international show jumping. Event highlights include the Puissance high jump competition on Military Night (Friday), the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, a World Cup qualifier (Saturday night) and Kids’ Day (Saturday), a free, fun and educational community event. The Washington International Horse Show Association, Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.

 

Colvin Takes Top Honors in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship Classic Hunter Round

August 17, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Lexington, KY – August 15 – Tori Colvin and Inclusive claimed victory in the Classic Hunter Round of the $180,040 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship. Their scores of 92, 90 and 95 for a 289 total was unmatched after a field of 75 horses contested today’s course in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium.

 Jimmy Torano, the busiest rider with eight mounts in the class, saved the best for last as he guided Mindful to second place with 90, 92 and 94 for 288 total points.

 Liza Boyd and Brunello returned from a nine-month maternity leave just in time to defend their championship, and they placed third in the Classic Hunter Round with scores of 88.65, 89.75 and 90.

 The Classic Hunter Round featured a track of 13 obstacles that simulated the fences found in the hunt field–such as logs, brush and walls–with heights ranging from 3’6″ to 4′. The course offered riders an opportunity to pick up bonus points by taking any one or all of the four optional fences set at a minimum of 4’3 in height (no maximum height).

Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen Photography

Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen Photography

 Inclusive, an 11-year-old warmblood owned by Betsee Parker, hadn’t contested a derby since last year’s International Hunter Derby Championship when they placed second in the Consolation Round after a bobble in the Classic Hunter Round.The judges included James Clapperton, Jeanne Marie Dunford-Miller, Hap Hansen, Scott Williamson, Julie Winkel and Chris Wynne, who were split into panels of two and placed in strategic positions around the Sheila C. Johnson Ring.

 Colvin, 16, of Loxahatchee, FL, wasn’t concerned that her longtime partner might be a little rusty after being sidelined by an injury, and, in fact, their scheduling was part of the plan.

 “We showed him at Devon and Junior Hunter Finals, and a he’s done a couple of shows, but we wanted to keep him fresh and ready,” she said. “He never spooks, and we thought he would be perfect just to go right into Derby Championship.”

 Colvin enjoyed the course designed by Steve Stephens, which was one that Inclusive jumped beautifully.

 “I thought it was really nice. It was very open and beautiful. For the first round it wasn’t too spooky, and the high options weren’t too high so it was a nice course,” she said, noting that she particularly liked the new wagon wheel fence, which caused consternation for some but not the flashy bay gelding.

 While Colvin is known for her nerves of steel, the butterflies just might surface before tomorrow evening’s Handy Hunter Round.

 “I feel amazing,” she said. “I’ve never had a really good round going into the second round. So, it’s very different being on top going into the second round. There’s no pressure, and I don’t really get nervous. I’m just going to go in and see how he feels and what happens.”

 Torano, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, felt some pressure during today’s Classic Hunter Round because he took over the rides for Kelley Farmer, who broke her collarbone and had surgery on August 11.

 Glefke and Kensel’s Mindful, a 10-year-old Hanoverian, rose to the occasion today, performing to expectations and erasing some of the disappointment that occurred earlier in the class when bad luck ensued.

 “So, the nice thing was that in a way they saved the best for last,” said Torano. “Going in, I thought that was the horse we could do it on. I think before I went there was a lot of pressure riding on me. But the fact that [my final horse] was that horse, I was so relaxed. I mean, that horse could jump the course by itself. He is that easy to ride.”

 Glefke praised Torano for his work today and said it’s a rare individual who can jump on eight unfamiliar horses and ride around the Rolex Stadium.

 “Kelley and I chose Jimmy for this job,” he said. “Liza would have been a choice to do that job, too, but she’s just coming back from having a child. There are only a few people in the world that could have done what Jimmy did today. And, I have to say, he did a brilliant job.”

Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen Photography

Photo Credit: Shawn McMillen Photography

 Boyd, of Camden, SC, also rode brilliantly today after returning to the show ring just last month after having her daughter Adeline. While the girls at the barn kept Brunello in work during his nine-month break from the show ring, Boyd had an abbreviated timetable so she was committed to making every day count.
“I really wanted to be fit here really for that horse, because who knows how many more years he has,” said Boyd of the 16-year-old Hanoverian. “And he doesn’t owe me anything. He feels great. I wanted to be ready for him. So, in about 100-degree weather I rode five or six horses a day. It was a lot of sweat and a few tears.”

 Morgan Ward, of Milford, NJ, won the top Junior Owner Rider Award in today’s Classic Hunter Round. After going first in the class and setting the pace, Ward finished 16th aboard Comissario with scores of 84, 84 and 83 for a 263 total.

 Callie Seaman, of Greenwich, CT, finished in 24th place and earned the top Amateur Owner Rider Award aboard Carrico.

 Virginia-based professional Kelley Farmer once again won the 2013-14 Leading Rider of the International Hunter Derby Championship Qualifying Series with $145,448.

 Mythical, owned by David Gochman, won the 2013-14 Leading Horse of the International Hunter Derby Championship Qualifying Series with $51,756.

 Kristy Herrera earned the Leading Developing Pro Rider of the 2013-14 International Hunter Derby Championship Qualifying Series with $11,200.

 This year the riders will once again contest a tiered Handy Hunter Round format. The top 25 pairs return for action in the $135,030 Section A Handy Hunter Round, with 10 horses shown by Tier I Riders and 15 horses shown by Tier II Riders.

 The $45,010 Section B Handy Hunter Round includes a field of 20 riders, with five jumping for Section B money only. The scores for the 15 Tier II Riders in the Section A Handy Hunter Round carry over to the Section B Handy Hunter Round.

 The remainder of the field was invited to contest the $10,000 Derby Challenge, supported by Moyer Farm LLC, and 39 entries are on the order of go for tomorrow.

 To view the full results and to see the orders of go for tomorrow’s Handy Hunter Rounds, please visit www.ushja.org.

The USHJA, in partnership with the USEF Network, is providing a free live webcast of the evening’s activities, beginning at 3:45 p.m. ET. For a complete schedule of the evening’s competition, please see the USHJA website (www.ushja.org).

 The 2014 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship is generously sponsored by: Major Sponsor Dietrich Equine Insurance; Official Cooler: Blue Ribbon Custom Blankets; Challenge Prize Money Donor: Moyer Farm LLC; Awards Sponsors: Essex ClassicsDover SaddleryGrand PrixMcGuinn Farm, Gifted Paddock, Shapley’s and Ariat; Hospitality Sponsor: SmartPak,; Gift Donors: Janet Peterson. The USHJA Official Sponsors include: Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Nutrena, Standlee Hay Company and Charles Owen. USHJA Contributing Sponsors including Perfect Products and Crown Equine Services.

Gabriella Salick and Centuria 2 Win the $30,000 Summer Festival Grand Prix

July 25, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Del Mar, CA – July 20, 2014 – A host of talented equestrians came out to play on a crystal clear afternoon at the Showpark Summer Festival, closing out a busy week of competition. Twenty-seven entries vied for the top prize in the $30,000 Summer Festival Grand Prix, presented by Mary’s Tack & Feed, on an intricate course designed by Venezuela’s Leopoldo Palacios.

Featuring a technical layout with many related distances that covered every corner of the Grand Prix Field, the course required accuracy and adherence to a set track and deliberately short distances. Palacios wanted this course to reflect a higher level of difficulty in comparison to Friday’s Markel Insurance Grand Prix.

“The class on Friday was 1.40m. This is 1.45m. I have a lot more spread today; I treated Friday as preparation for today,” Palacios explained. “Most everything is set at maximum height. It’s a technical course with difficult fences in difficult positions.”

 

Gabriella Salick and Centuria 2

Gabriella Salick and Centuria 2

Fences 5a-b, fence 9 to triple combination 10a-b-c, and final fence 13 fell many times, in several cases a reflection of the tight distances in the track. Palacios predicted these tests, saying, “The line of the triple combination always catches some. I also think the double with its color and position will be challenging. The lines will require an accurate track or the riders will produce faults.”

However, the standout element of this class was the time allowed. Given a speedy 76 seconds over a 13-effort course, nearly half of the class had time faults. It looked to be a race to the top between the time-faulters until the 20th in the order stepped in the ring.

Aboard Guillermo Zambrano’s Chepepe La Escondida, Fernando Martinez produced the first clear round of the class in a time of 72.66.

Martinez was the single clear until the fourth-to-last entry, Gabriella Salick on her own Centuria 2, made it a jump-off with a clear round in a time of 73.50.

The jump-off included some of the most technical components of the courses. With a sizzling clear jump-off in a time of 36.43 seconds, Martinez laid down quite a challenge for Salick. She proved up to the task, flying around in a time of 35.13 to take home the win. Martinez earned second on Chepepe La Escondida and third, with just a single time fault, on Acardi (Lorenzo Cue, owner).

An elated Salick elaborated on her quick time as she raced to another ring to assist a client. “The time was difficult for me, because I’m normally quite slow. My horse is little with a small stride, so I really focused on trying to be neat with my turns,” she said of her first round. “I think I made up the time in the jump-off down the last line, because I thought I was slower than Fernando everywhere else!”

Today’s win with Centuria, an eight-year-old mare Salick has had since she was a foal, was especially sweet because of the audience waiting for her. “I was so happy because my husband and both my daughters were here today. It was the best!”

Salick celebrates the win with her husband and children

More Showpark excitement to come over the next two weeks, beginning with the 2014 West Coast Junior Hunter Finals on Monday and Tuesday, followed by the Showpark Racing Festival and Showpark August Festival.  Highlights include a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, the $40,000 Racing Festival Grand Prix, a $10,000 Youngsters U25 (under 25) Classic and a $25,000 Markel Insurance 1.40m Grand Prix.

$30,000 Summer Festival Grand Prix, presented by Mary’s Tack & Feed

Place – Number – Horse – Rider – Owner – Faults/Time

1 – 236 – Centuria 2 – Gabriella Salick – Gabriella Salick – 0/0/35.130
2 – 732 – Chepepe La Escondida – Fernando Martinez – Guillermo Zambrano – 0/0/36.435
3 – 729 – Acardi – Fernando Martinez – Lorenzo Cue – 1/76.344
4 – 777 – Cassina 39 – Paige Beal-Andros – Fairway Farm – 2/77.054
5 – 704 – Paloma – Keri Potter – Melanie Brooks – 2/77.380
6 – 417 – Chello Z – Josephina Nor Lantzman – Josephina Nor Stables, LLC – 4/71.433
7 – 755 – Manolito Fortuna – Manuel Alvarez – Manuel Alvarez – 4/73.368
8 – 754 – Spirit Magic – Manuel Alvarez – Manuel Alvarez – 4/74.898
9 – 745 – Candela – Patricio Pasquel- Patricio Pasquel – 4/75.105
10 – 746 – Carnaval – Patricio Pasquel – Patricio Pasquel – 4/75.685
11 – 654 – Go For Me – Santiago Vallarta – Santiago Vallarta – 6/77.308
12 – 631 – Chatinue – Mario Onate – Mario Onate – 7/82.035

 

Photo courtesy of CapturedMomentPhoto.com

 

Zone Team 1/9 Win Junior Division Team Gold and Zone 3 Dominates Young Rider Division for the Win in the Adequan FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships

July 24, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Lexington, KY-July 19, 2014-The 2014 Adequan FEI NAJYRC Show Jumping Championship, presented by the United States Hunter Jumper Association, w
elcomed 65 athletes ages 14 to 21 from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the United States to the Kentucky Horse Park for four days of team and individual competition.
After an individual warm-up on Thursday, Friday’s competition focused on teams with a Nation’s Cup-style format. A combined team from Zones 1 and 9 took the gold in the Junior division, beating out Zone 5 by one fault. Zone 3 dominated to take gold in the Young Rider division. Zone 5 and Mexico took silver and bronze, respectively, in the Junior division while Zone 4 took silver and Zone 2 took bronze in the Young Rider division.

 

The day’s courses, designed by Olympic course designer Steve Stephens, proved difficult for both divisions, especially the Young Riders. The Junior division saw several clear trips in both the first and second rounds by Adrien Vilcini (Zone 10), Lucas Porter (Zone 7), Sara Nordstrom (Zone 9) and individual leader Lucy Deslauriers (Zone 2).

 

Combined Team Zone 1/9 Captures Gold in Junior Division. Photo Credit: MacMillan Photography

Combined Team Zone 1/9 Captures Gold in Junior Division. Photo Credit: MacMillan Photography

“The course was challenging, but not unfair,” said Sara Nordstrom, one of four to go faultless in both rounds of the Junior division. “I owe it all to my horse, he jumped beautifully. But I didn’t feel good until after the very last jump in both rounds!”

 

The Young Rider division rode a slightly different course that many had trouble navigating, except Michael Hughes (Zone 2). Hughes is the only Young Rider to move on to Sunday’s individual round with the least amount faults from Friday’s team competition. Hughes’ ride helped his team to win the bronze with a team total of 46 faults.

 

Zone 4 earned the silver medal with 35 faults, but it was the ladies of Zone 3 that were unstoppable earning the gold medal by ending on a score of 14 faults.

 

“Our Chef, Sandra [Ruiz] has a lot of energy and is very inspirational, so giving this back to her means a lot,” said Chloe Reid of Zone 3. Reid noted that Ruiz pointed out after their win that it was the first time that Zone 3 has won a team medal at NAJYRC.

 

But not all of the Zone 3 riders thought they would be on the podium today. KC Van Aarem of Maryland said she purchased her horse off of an Internet ad with the intention of competing in the Maclay.
Zone 3 Captures Team Gold in the Young Rider Division. Photo Credit: MacMillan Photography

Zone 3 Captures Team Gold in the Young Rider Division. Photo Credit: MacMillan Photography

 

“It’s been a great experience, but I wasn’t expecting to be here today,” said Van Aarem of her horse Mastermind, a 12-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding. “I bought [Mastermind] to be a 3′ hunter!”

 

The individual competition will continue on Sunday, July 20 with Lucy Deslauries leading the Junior division with zero faults and Michael Hughes leading the Young Rider division with .23 faults from their three rounds of competition. USEF Network will be live streaming the events through out the day.

 

USHJA is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Show Jumping for the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham Northand recognizes the importance this program plays in the development of our sport’s future top athletes.
For complete results please visit www.youngriders.org

FEI World Cup TM Finals All-Session Tickets Now Available to the Public!

July 16, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

 Las Vegas, Nevada – July 16, 2014 – Tickets for the 2015 FEI World CupTM Finals in Las Vegas are now on sale to the general public. 

The FEI World CupTM Finals return to Las Vegas, April 15-19, 2015, marking the Finals’ first time in the U.S. since 2009. The Thomas & Mack Center will host both the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage Final. This marks the sixth time that Las Vegas has had the honor of hosting one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events.

 

The public now has the opportunity to buy all-session tickets for both the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage Final, which are now available for purchase to anyone.

 

Spectators have a variety of ticketing options from which to choose. For either the Jumping or Dressage Final, spectators may purchase an all-session balcony level ticket (priority seating) at $200 per person, an all-session plaza level ticket (priority seating) at $350 per person, or the VIP package, which includes one premier all-session seat, access to a private VIP hospitality area complete with deluxe food and beverage each day and VIP preferred parking, for $1,500 per person.

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Combo packages are also available with seats for both Jumping and Dressage with discounted prices as follows: balcony level at $350, plaza level at $650, or the VIP package at $2,950.

 

“Las Vegas has proven to be an extremely successful host city for the FEI World CupTMFinals,” said Pat Christenson, president of Las Vegas Events. “We are just nine months away from hosting this premier event for the sixth time, and the anticipation has never been greater. We look forward to welcoming the world’s top equestrians and fans from across the world to our city in April 2015.”

 

All of the excitement will begin on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 with the warm-ups for both jumping and dressage. Actual competition begins on Thursday, April 16 with the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage Grand Prix at noon, followed by the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final I at 7:00 PM. Competition continues the next day, Friday, April 17, with the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage Freestyle Rehearsal at 7:30 AM, the Las Vegas Dressage Showcase at noon and the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final II at 7:00 PM.

 

Saturday, April 18 features the Reem Acra FEI World CupTM Dressage Final (Freestyle) at noon, followed by the Las Vegas Jumping Grand Prix at 7:00 PM. The competition concludes on Sunday, April 19 with the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final III at noon. All times are Pacific Time.

 

Founded in 1979, the FEI World CupTM Jumping Final is an annual international competition featuring the world’s best show jumping horses and riders. In the 36 Finals held through 2014, United States riders have emerged with the most titles, having won the championship nine times. Previous FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals held in the United States include Baltimore (1980), Tampa (1989), Del Mar, CA (1992) and Las Vegas (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009).

 

Started in 1986, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final showcases the world’s best dressage horses and riders. The United States has won the championship twice – in 2003 (Debbie McDonald with Brentina) and 2009 (Steffen Peters with Ravel). The Final has been held in the United States in Los Angeles (1995) and Las Vegas (2005, 2007, 2009).

 

Las Vegas Events is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the exclusive major special events agency for the city. Founded in 1982, LVE is funded by hotel room tax. Through its Signature Event initiative, LVE has created a model to integrate all elements of special events and formally improve communication between event producers and Las Vegas’ hotel properties and sponsors. Since 1991, Las Vegas Events has produced, presented or supported more than 600 events.

To order your tickets, or for further information, please visit the World Cup’s website at www.WorldCupLasVegas.com.

Carey is Grand at Horse Shows by the Bay

July 11, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Traverse City, MI – July 10, 2014 –  When Kim Carey traveled to Europe to look for a new horse for client Michelle Carroll, they went with high hopes. But after a long and fruitless search, they faced a trip home horseless. Then, the night before they were to leave, Carey heard about one more prospect.

Kim Carey and Legato

Kim Carey and Legato

“The people we were with said, ‘Oh, you don’t want to go see that horse.’ A couple of good trainers had looked at it and didn’t like it. I said, ‘I don’t care what anyone else thinks until I see it.’ So, I went and said, ‘I don’t know what they’re looking at, but we’ll take him!” recalled Carey.

That horse was Legato, and today he collected the Wrenwood Farms Grand Green Hunter Championship and the First Year Green Hunter Championship during Horse Shows by the Bay Series II. The 8-year-old Hanoverian (by Stakkato) also tied for the Hillside Farm High-Score Green Hunter Award with a score of 87.

“He’s the nicest horse I’ve ever had in my barn,” said Carey. “I’m lucky and privileged to ride him. Michelle does the 3’ adult amateurs on him, and he taught her to do the 2’6″ adults last year. This horse is incredibly versatile and is the best-minded animal. I feel super lucky.”

Carey, of Huntington Ridge Farm in Holly, Michigan, has been showing at Horse Shows by the Bay since the early years and enjoys July in Traverse City.

“Alex [Rheinheimer] has done a great job from the get-go. And making it what it is today is impressive,” said Carey. “She’s really drawing all of the right names and riders and horses. It’s putting Michigan on the map, which is nice. Kudos to Alex for that.”

Carey was grateful to step into center ring for a bounty of awards, ribbons and coolers, and she thanked Carroll for allowing her to show Legato in the professional sections.

“I don’t get to win all that often, so when it happens it feels great,” she said. “I don’t mind not winning all of the time, really, but when I have one like this I can only hope I can rise to his occasion. He’s the winner, and when I don’t win on him it’s me. When I can be good on him, he deserves to win, and I’m lucky to be able to ride him and have him.”

Greg Crolick and Aeroplane

Greg Crolick and Aeroplane

Greg Crolick, another Michigan-based trainer, added to his blue-ribbon collection today with a variety of horses. He topped the Second Year Green/High Performance Hunter section, earning the championship and reserve championship with Zack RVR and Aeroplane, respectively. Crolick also collected the Hillside Farm High-Score Award with Aeroplane with a score of 89, and he tied for the Hillside Farm High-Score Award in the First Year Green section with Revival, who earned the reserve championship.

Crolick, of Top Call LLC in Auburn Hills, Michigan, celebrated his one-year anniversary with Orchard Lake Farm LLC’s Revival, having purchased him at Horse Shows by the Bay last year.

“He was a really green horse and had just shown maybe once, and he was trying to be jumper but needed to be a hunter,” said Crolick. “He really started coming into his own here. I moved him into the 3’6” at HITS Ocala [Florida] knowing he was green for it, and now he’s starting to mature, and I’m so happy with him.

“It’s exciting and wonderful to come to a horse show where there are so many prizes for riders, and it’s up for grabs to anybody,” he continued. “Especially for myself and the clients who own the horses, they want to see their horses out there getting their pictures taken. It’s a beautiful day in Traverse City, and two beautiful days for me. Hopefully, we’ll keep the luck going!”

Amanda Derbyshire finished her first full open hunter section aboard David Gochman’s Fredrick with the Wrenwood Farms Grand Conformation Hunter Championship, the Regular Conformation Hunter Championship and the Hillside Farm High-Score Hunter Award for their mark of 88 in the Handy Round.

John and Stephanie Ingram’s Sizzle and Hayley Barnhill claimed the Green Conformation Hunter Championship, sponsored by Lisa A.H. Cudahy.

The Pre-Green horses vied for championship honors today in addition to the $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program Stake money. And it was Lynn Walsh’s Hollywood Park who collected dual honors, taking top call in the Stake and the 3’3″ Pre-Green Hunter Championship with Peter Pletcher in the irons.

Peter Pletcher and Hollywood Park

Peter Pletcher and Hollywood Park

Walsh, of Magnolia, Texas, purchased “Woody,” a 7-year-old warmblood gelding (by For Champion), two months ago from Lourdes de Guardiola and Michael Morrissey who had just imported him from Europe. The flashy chestnut has quickly made his mark in the show ring, earning three tricolors in three shows and two PGIP stake victories with Pletcher.

“He’s nice and super straightforward with a great brain,” said Pletcher. “He really started out level headed, and there’s a little hunter changeover, but he’s really coming along. We’re very excited to have a new ‘Park’ for Lynn.”

Walsh, who stood ringside with the PJP Farm cheering section during Woody’s performances, is thrilled with her newest equine family member.

“Actually, it’s almost unbelievable,” she said with a smile. “I thought he was a good horse, but you never know until they get out there and compete. He’s so sweet. I ride him all around the farm, and he doesn’t care. That’s what’s important. Peter gets him for a while until he learns to pull to the chip or go to the ‘Yaha’ distance, and then I’ll get him.”

Fly Boy and Penny Lombardo also impressed judges Bill Ellis and James Toon in the Pre-Greens, winning the 3′ Pre-Green Hunter Championship and placing fifth in the Pre-Green Incentive Stake.

Owned by Jenny Sutton, Fly Boy is a stylish hunter that trainer Kelli MacDonald and Lombardo have brought along meticulously for the past two years with the USHJA

Pre-Green Incentive Program as a goal.

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Jenny Sutton, Penny Lombardo and  Kelli MacDonald with Fly Boy

Jenny Sutton, Penny Lombardo and
Kelli MacDonald with Fly Boy

MacDonald found Fly Boy, a 6-year-old Westphalian (Light On–Carexa), in Europe after he’d won the stallion performance testing. They imported him two years ago, and he’s worked his way up in the hunter sections since then, showing lightly. He spends his winters on the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival circuit, travels to Minnesota in June to trail ride and then spends July at Horse Shows by the Bay.

“This is maybe his fifth or sixth show as a Pre-Green horse,” said Lombardo. “He’swonderful, scopey and has a great feel. He really wants to be slow in the air. He’s been that way from Day 1 and is so much fun to ride.”

Sutton’s Wrenwood Farms in Naples, Florida, hosted one of the first stand-alone USHJA International Hunter Derby events in 2008, and MacDonald noted that they really enjoy supporting the USHJA programs.

“We found him right after they announced the Pre-Green Incentive, so that’s one of the reasons we went ahead and bought him,” she said. “Penny rides for Jenny, and she’s been the only one jumping him. She rides him fantastically.”

Over in the Grand Prix Ring, Shawn Casady also had a fantastic performance. Despite some antics from his mount Lucilla before his go in the $2,500 1.40m Speed Class, sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone, Casady was the consummate professional. He settled the mare and made it through the start timers with barely a moment to spare.

They scorched around the Guilherme Jorge-designed course, claiming the blue ribbon by 4.35 seconds over Michael Dorman and Valinski S, the class winners during Series I.

Shawn Casady and Lucilla

Shawn Casady and Lucilla

“She knew I was going to turn tight to it [the triple combination], so she wanted me to be on my toes,” he joked.

Casady, 20, who rides for Ashland Farms, described Cory Olson’s Lucilla as fast across the ground.

“She’s not super huge, so I can stay on a good gallop and she’ll put one [extra stride] in if I need it,” he said. “She’s a very straightforward horse to ride. You don’t need to set her up for the first jump; you just gallop and go.”

Casady praised the courses in the Grand Prix Ring and has enjoyed his first trip to Horse Shows by the Bay from his home base in Wellington, Florida.

“I was curious my first day out here and wondering how the designers would use the space,” he said. “The ring feels a little different because you’re kind of down in a bowl, but it’s a blast to ride. The footing rides fast, and the horses like it. They’re not slipping. They’re confident on it.”

Casady chose inside turns and dropped strides on his way to victory. “[Jorge] leaves you options and places where you can make a decision to take the fast round or the conservative,” he said. “There are places where you can make it up and ride quick, and it’s not just a flat-out race.”

Lucilla, an 11-year-old Swedish Warmblood (by Non Stop R) is now finished showing for the week. “I’m out of here this week,” said Casady. “She didn’t show a ton this summer and these two weeks she got good ribbons, so that’s a good class to end on.”

Horse Shows by the Bay Series II is also a United States Hunter Jumper Association/World Championship Hunter Rider member event, so hunter riders earn points toward WCHR regional and national year-end awards.

Amanda Derbyshire, Scott Stewart and Fredrick

Amanda Derbyshire, Scott Stewart and Fredrick

 

In addition, this week features the Hillside Farm High-Score Hunter Awards, given to the highest-scoring horse/rider combinations from the U.S. Equestrian Federation rated hunter sections, including the Green Working, Conformation, Performance, Junior, Amateur-Owner, Pony, Children’s Pony, Children’s Horse and Adult Amateur.

 Other Featured Winners Today Included:

  • Performance Hunter 3’6″ Championship, sponsored by Team Rakowsky Equestrian – Fonteyn, owned by John and Stephanie Ingram and ridden by Hayley Barnhill
  • Hillside Farm High-Score Performance Hunter – Fonteyn (score of 91)
  • Performance Hunter 3’3″ Championship, sponsored by Baxter Hill – Thanks For The Gold, owned by Rancho De Los Arboles LLC and ridden by Peter Pletcher
  • TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter Championship, sponsored by TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program – Westchester, owned by Sarah J. Scuri and ridden by Jennifer Nadalin
  • TAKE2 Thoroughbred Jumper, sponsored by TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program – Just A Dream, owned and ridden by Anika Pirkle

Horse Shows by the Bay Fast Facts
Horse Shows by the Bay is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Premier (AA) Hunter and Level 4 Jumper competition.

 Dates

Series I: July 2-6

Series II: July 9-13 (USHJA/WCHR Member Event)

Series III: July 16-20 ($25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby)

Series IV: July 23-27 (HJAM Equitation Medal Finals)

  • Weekly $40,000 Grand Prix
  • Weekly $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome Prix
  • Weekly $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • Weekly $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Program Stake Classes
  • Weekly TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter/Jumper Classes
  • Weekly Charity Fundraisers & Special Spectator Days

Featured events for Horse Shows by the Bay Series II – July 9-13:

  • USHJA/World Championship Hunter Rider Week
  • Hillside Farm High-Score Hunter Awards
  • $10,000 Postive Step Farm Open Jumper Welcome Prix – Friday, July 11
  • $10,000 SJHOF High Jr/AO Jumper Prix – Saturday, July 12
  • $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Walgreens – Sunday, July 13
  • $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Jumper Classic – Sunday, July 13
  • $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Jumper Classic – Sunday, July 13
  • $7,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic – Sunday, July 13
  • $40,000 Grand Traverse Bay Grand Prix – Sunday, July 13
Hayley Barnhill and Sizzle

Hayley Barnhill and Sizzle

Special Exhibitor functions during Series II include: a Pin Oak Pizza Exhibitor Party on Saturday; a weekend ice cream social sponsored by the Gochman Family; and the Morgan Stanley VIP/Sponsor Luncheon on Sunday during the Grand Prix.

Spectators are encouraged to attend this Saturday July 12 for Rescue Day. All gate proceeds will go directly to Danny & Ron’s Rescue 501(c)(3). Fun activities include a Rescue Doggie Costume Parade right before the first horse on course for the $10,000 SJHOF Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. A Silent Auction will also be held over the weekend, with additional donations being accepted!

Contact Information:

Alex Rheinheimer, Show Manager (561) 723-6287

Julie Agar, Show Office/Entries (248) 892-6806

Ben Fairclough, Feed & Stabling (231) 267-3700

MSU College of Vet Medicine, Show Veterinarian (517) 214-9369

Tricia Booker, Media Relations (703) 431-7103

 

Horse by the bay

The 2014 Prize List and weekly Time Schedules are available online. For full show results, please visitwww.horseshowing.com.

The Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival is located 10 miles east of downtown Traverse City, Michigan. Nearby tourist destinations include the famed Torch Lake Sandbar, which was recently named the clearest lake in the continental United States by Weather.com and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, which was voted by “Good Morning America” viewers as the Most Beautiful Place in America.

For daily updates and photos, please visit the Horse Shows by the Bay Facebook Page.

For high-resolution photographs, please email: camerongreenmedia@mac.com.

For more information, schedules and directions, please visit www.horseshowsbythebay.com.

Horse Shows by the Bay – Flintfields Horse Park – 6535 Bates Road – Williamsburg, MI 49690

 

 

Kelley Farmer and Unspoken Are Dazzling in the $40,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Sponsored by Serenity Farm

July 09, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Parker, CO – July 8, 2014 –Colorado Horse Park got underway with Week V of Summer in the Rockies-their biggest ever with a Derby Day. Spectators crowded around the Derby Field to watch the feature events of the day, the $40,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby sponsored by Serenity Farm and the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Derby horses from far and wide travelled to Colorado to compete. Some of the country’s finest derby horses showed off their beauty, impeccable jumping form and flowing style in today’s events.   

Kelley Farmer and Unspoken. Photo by AnLi Kelly-Durham

Jasen Shelley of Wellington, FL designed the beautiful courses in the Derby Field.
“I think both the National and the International Derbies rode really well,” said Shelley. “Everyone seemed to have fun and that’s what it’s all about. Juan Diaz is the person to take all the credit for the decorating. He did an amazing job. Pat (Boyle) helped me with the track and we came up with what we thought was a really good track for the competitors.”

Farmer and Unspoken down the bank to the trot jump. Photo by AnLi Kelly-Durham

The Derby Field at the Colorado Horse Park is an immense arena with footing and interesting banks, ramps and hills. Riders had the option of going down a ramp to a trot jump or go down a two-step bank to the trot jump. Shelley said he didn’t want the riders to be forced to take the bank option if they finished the birch oxer on the hill strongly.

 “The hills shaped the way the course rode, We wanted to give them five to six strides at the bottom of the hill before they even had to think about jumping. It was really fun with the hills.

 Twenty-eight derby horses competed in the first classic hunter round then the top 12 scoring horse and rider teams returned for the handy round. Kelley Farmer of Lane Change Farm in Keswick, VA had three mounts that made the cut, Mindful, Point Being and Unspoken all owned by Glefke and Kensel, LLC.

Farmer was third on Point Being. Photo by Carrie Wirth

Farmer piloted Unspoken who to the top placing and the blue ribbon by earning 185 from the judges in the first round and 192 in the handy. The two judges panels awarded extra points for the higher options and one panel awarded a handy score of 9 for a total of 377 points for both rounds.

 “She was wonderful last week in Chicago and she was amazing her,” Glefke said. “I got her from McLain Ward and she was jumping 1.25m-1.30m all last year in Florida and she’s just starting to become a real derby contender now. I’m thrilled with the way she is coming up to the derby finals, which is real cool. They got a lot of experience today for the finals.”

 “We are thrilled to be here,” he continued. “This is a beautiful facility and Pat (Boyle) runs amazing horse shows. I follow Pat around to a lot of horse shows because he always makes it very believable.”

 Farmer expressed her thoughts on Derby Field ring and the course.

 “What a nice change to have hills with footing so beautifully built,” said Farmer who also placed third with Point Being. “It’s great the ring- it is huge and you get to jump the bank and go up and down the hills – I think it is great!

 Leslie Steele from Calabasas, CA and her Acres West Farm returned with Apandanto, owned by 4232 Enterprises. The pair was brilliant, earning option bonus points and a total of 373.5.

Leslie Steele and Apandanto. Photo by AnLi Kelly-Durham

“He was imported into the United States by Ali Nilforushan and he’s been a jumper,” said Steele about Apandanto. “Ali asked me to press on with him so I brought him here and I showed him in the high performance. I said, ‘Okay, you’re going to be a derby horse!’ I’m lucky. He’s a great horse.”

 Steele was also complimentary of the courses.

 “I thought the courses were fantastic,” she said. They were beautiful, fun galloping flowing. I really love it here it has really been a lot of fun. The handy, you could be as handy as you want to be all the options were big and I like that.”

 Steel planned to move up with Apandanto and she said that because he has some jumper experience, he can jump really big jumps.

 “He knows how to turn inside and go,” she said. “So I chose all the hardest options I possibly could and he handled them really well.”

Hunter Holloway and Lyons Creek Bellini. Photo by Carrie Wirth

Two top junior riders impressed the judges in the first round, earning them a spot in the handy round. Hunter Holloway and Hays Investment Corporation’s Lyons Creek Bellini earned the fourth place prize and Kirklen Peterson and Pen Name, also owned by Glefke and Kensel, LLC were eighth.

 The $40,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby was sponsored by Serenity Farm,

recognized as one of the top hunter and equitation centers in the country and is nationally recognized for its reputation of producing champions consistently on the local, regional and national circuits.

 “The courses were wonderful and the USHJA would be very pleased with the high standard that Pat (Boyle) accomplished here today,” said Cindy Cruciotti, head trainer at Serenity Farm.

Meredith Houx Remiger and Leoncito. Photo by AnLi Kelly-Durham

A huge field of 44 negotiated Shelley’s $10,000 USHJA course in the Derby Field. Twelve of the best performers returned for a handy round. Leoncito, owned by Lucy Hunsaker, and ridden by Meredith Houx Remiger from Sandia Farm in Albuquerque, NM. won the blue ribbon and the victory gallop. Remigeraccurately negotiated the course earning a 93 in the first round and an 86 in the second with 4 bonus high option points for a total of 183. In close second was Paul Rohrbach and Nancy Moore’s Morocco with a total score of 181.

 “It was a great course,” said Remiger. “I just rode the best that would show off my horse the way he jumps. He went around and had a blast doing it.”

 “Toby” has been with Remiger for the last three or four years. She started him in 3’3″ and moved him up to the 3’6′. Remiger thanks Hunsaker, who has had him since he was an unbroken 3 year-old, for letting her ride him.

Paul Rohrbach and Morocco. Photo by Carrie Wirth

“I am very lucky,” said Remiger “He loves the derby. He is a wonderful, happy, laid back horse.”

 Earlier in the day the $2500 Pony Hunter Derby (Small, Medium and Large) and the $2500 Children’s/Adult Hunter Derby were held in the Olson Family Main Hunter Ring.

 

Sarah Bigbee and Cinderella

 Cinderella, owned and ridden by Sarah Bigbee was awarded the top prize in the $2500 Children’s /Adult Hunter Derby. Brooke Brombach and her own Nantucket earned first place honors in the $2500 Pony Hunter Derby .

Brooke Brombach and her own Nantucket.

 “We were a little bit better, we didn’t have as many big chips,” said Brombach about her improvements over her first round. “He loves doing the rollbacks, all the bendings- everything about it was fun. His barn name is Tucker, he is a spoiled little boy. He is 18 years-old. He is always begging for cookies. He is a really good pony. I love doing the pony derbies, they are awesome.”

 $40,000 USHJA Int Derby -Overall

1/672/Unspoken Glefke & Kensel LLC/Kelley Farmer/12000.00
2/800/Apandanto 4232 Enterprises, LLC/Leslie Steele/8800.00
3/677/Point being Glefke & Kensel LLC/Kelley Farmer/5200.00
4/819/Lyons Creek Bellini Hays Investment Corp./Hunter Holloway/3200.00
5/431/Lago W Steve Lockton/Mickie Sage/2400.00
6/310/Spice Boy Bjorn Ikast/Holly Shepherd/2000.00
7/525/Marneux Cynthia Baffa/Freddie Vazquez/1600.00
8/675/Pen name Glefke & Kensel LLC/Kirklen Petersen/1200.00
9/676/Fabled David Glefke/Evan Coluccio/1200.00
10/671/Mindful Glefke & Kensel LLC/Kelley Farmer/800.00
11/125/Escada II Shayla Tocher/Kendra Best/800.00
12/789/LPF Woodford LPF LLC/Holly Shepherd/800.00

 721. $10,000 USHJA National Derby

1/292/Leoncito Lucy Hunsaker/Meredith Houx Remiger/2600.00
2/442/Morocco Nancy Moore/Paul Rohrbach/2000.00
3/127/Cinqocento Z Shayla Tocher/Kendra Best/1500.00
4/750/Barista Anne Fitz/Laurie Jueneman/1000.00
5/790/LPF Lost Shaker of Salt LPF LLC/Holly Shepherd/900.00
6/590/Quinta Bella Signe Ostby/Leslie Steele/800.00
7/851/Spero Tali Dejong/Tali Dejong/600.00
8/709/Ultra True Kershenbaum/True Kershenbaum/600.00
9/589/Triumph Emma Farber/Leslie Steele/0.00
10/612/Charlie Brown Lanie Bricker/Molly Mc Adow/0.00
11/322/Rio’s Firefly Christen Tuxworth/Laurie Jueneman/0.00
12/463/Rock star Rylee Shufelt/Rylee Shufelt/0.00
722. $2,500 CHP Pony Derby
1/550/Nantucket Brooke Brombach/Brooke Brombach/750.00
2/461/Camelot Rylee Shufelt/Rylee Shufelt/550.00
3/321/Rollingwoods Q and A Elizabeth Simpson/Elizabeth Simpson/375.00
4/549/Doc’s Little Lena Brooke Brombach/Brooke Brombach/275.00

 723. $2,500 CHP Ch/AD Htr Derby

1/124/Cinderella Sarah Bigbee/Sarah Bigbee/750.00
2/563/Perfect Summer Day Ashlyn Matheus/Ashlyn Matheus/550.00
3/443/Holy Smoke NTM Enterprises/Nancy Moore/375.00
4/835/Livingstone Michael Allen/Ariel Black/275.00
5/379/Blue Dutch Caitlin Burns/Caitlin Burns/200.00
6/836/Virtue Shannon Holzer/Ariel Black/150.00
7/857/Clark Kent Staybright Electric of Colorado Inc/Annabelle Szymanski/100.00
8/795/Cascaluna Lone Star Stables/Courtney May/100.00
9/201/Bombardier John Pappas/Celia Bresch/0.00
10/269/Ilsa Emma Horn/Emma Horn/0.00
11/810/Tesoro Marlena Carlson/Marlena Carlson/0.00
12/640/Lyric Laurie Cunningham/Emily Ecclestone/0.00

 Click here  to view full results from Week IV. Visit the Colorado Horse Park online and follow them onFacebook and Twitter for updates throughout Summer in the Rockies.

 About the Colorado Horse Park

Celebrating its 21st Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado. The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 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 Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space.  The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/

The Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies Fast Facts

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

Event Dates: 
June 4-8 Summer in the Rockies I
June 11-15 Summer in the Rockies II
June 18-22 Summer in the Rockies III*
July 2-6 Summer in the Rockies IV
July 9-13 Summer in the Rockies V*
July 16-20 Summer in the Rockies VI
     *WCHR Member Events

Hunter Highlights:
$5,000 National Hunter Derby – Week III
$15,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Winsome Farm – Week III
$10,000 National Hunter Derby – Week V
$40,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Serenity Farm – Week V

Jumper Highlights:
$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix – Week I
$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Littleton Equine Medical and Platinum Performance – Week II
$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by McElvain Energy – Week III
$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Griffis Residential – Week IV
$50,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix – Week V
$50,000 Parker Adventist Hospital Grand Prix – Week VI
$10,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family
$20,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

Plus:
$10,000 July Grand Prix Rider Bonus for the Leading Grand Prix Rider sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family – Weeks IV – VI

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. Entries close 30 days before each show.

Contact Information:
Pat Boyle, Show Manager                     (847) 274-6834
Brian Curry, Show Manager                   (303) 918-2908
Colorado Horse Park Main Office           (303) 841-5550
Colorado Horse Park Main Office Fax    (303) 841-7879
Show Office                                             (303) 841-7461
Show Office Fax (during show only)       (303) 841-1419

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

From North: I-25S exit Ridgegate Parkway – go east under the freeway.  Ridgegate Parkway to S. Chambers Road, approx 3 miles (Traffic light) – turn right/south onto Chambers Road. At end of Chambers Road turn left/east onto Hess Road.  Hess Road to Parker Road/Hwy 83 – turn right/south onto Hwy 83 approx 4 miles to Bayou Gulch Road. (Traffic light). Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

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.

Visit CHP at: http://coloradohorsepark.com/ 

To access the schedule: http://coloradohorsepark.com/events  

Angel Karolyi and Indiana 127 Lead Exciting Jump-off In $210,000 Cenovus Energy Classic Derby and Conor Swail and Martha Louise Win $85,000 Enbridge Cup

July 07, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Calgary, AB, Canada – July 6, 2014 – The ‘North American’ Tournament CSI 5* at Spruce Meadows concluded on Sunday with an extraordinary showdown in the $210,000 Cenovus Energy Classic Derby. It was déjà vu from the ‘National’ Tournament in June, as Angel Karolyi of Venezuela and Quentin Judge of the USA battled it out in an exciting derby jump-off. Judge took the win four weeks ago and was hoping to repeat his victory with HH Dark de la Hart, but this time, Karolyi and Indiana 127 took the win. Will Simpson (USA) and Geledimar placed third.

Watch highlights from Sunday’s competition!

Leopoldo Palacios (VEN) designed the derby course seven years ago with a demanding 19 numbered obstacles and 25 jumping efforts. It is an incredible test of endurance and stamina for both horse and rider, including double liverpools, a table bank, a 26-foot, steep derby bank, and the Devil’s Dyke. The course is the same for every derby competition.
On Sunday, Palacios saw 27 entries with the two impressive clear rounds of Angel Karolyi and Quentin Judge. Two more finished on four faults each. During the first derby of the summer, Karolyi and Judge jumped off following eight faults each over the main course. On Sunday, they both mastered the track.

In the 29-year history of this derby competition at Spruce Meadows, Karolyi and Judge were only the 18th and 19th riders to ever go clear over the course out of 615 entries overall. In the jump-off, the two riders returned in the same order as week one of the Summer Series. Karolyi and Hollow Creek Farm’s Indiana 127 jumped double clear over the short course in 38.13 seconds. Judge and Double H Farm’s HH Dark de la Hart had eight faults in 39.31 seconds to finish second.

Angel Karolyi and Indiana 127


Will Simpson (USA) and Monarch International’s Geledimar had just four faults over the first round course in the fastest time of 136.32 seconds to finish third. Richard Spooner (USA) and Show Jumping Syndication International’s Cristallo had four faults in 136.75 seconds to place fourth.

Course designer Leopoldo Palacios was happy with the result in Sunday’s competition and was also impressed with the exceptional efforts of the top horses and riders.

“I am very happy,” Palacios smiled. “I had 30 riders, and it is becoming popular. There were very good rounds, not only these three (Karolyi, Judge and Simpson). At the beginning I was worried, but at the end, I say it was good. It was safe for the horses, and they were jumping nice.”

Winner Angel Karolyi has been riding Indiana 127 for a year and a half and has had increasingly good results with the 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Indoctro x Voltaire). Sunday’s victory was his first International Ring win at Spruce Meadows and a significant moment in his career.

Watch an interview with Angel Karolyi about Indiana and his victory

“I’m glad I finally got my win in an important class like this one,” Karolyi acknowledged. “It’s a very special win for me. Not only probably the biggest win in my career, but also a horse that I really believed in. He finally is showing me this year that I was right in believing in him. This horse impressed me at the beginning of the circuit. I was second to Quentin, and he produced a beautiful round. I was not surprised that he went clear again. Obviously his horse is a very good derby horse as well. This time I’m just glad to be the winner.”


Speaking about Indiana, Karolyi added, “He’s very relaxed, very honest, and easy to keep the same pace around the whole course and not stress too much. By the end of the course he still has enough energy to keep jumping the jumps properly.”

Karolyi chose a little bit of a different tactic going into the jump-off this time around, explaining that he had planned to take more risk.

Angel Karolyi holds his winning check with Paul Reimer, Sr. Vice President, Marketing, Transportation & Power, Cenovus.

“This time I said, ‘Ok, last time I went a little bit on the safe side, a clear round,’ and now I said, ‘Ok, I got second for sure. I’m going all out, and if it works out, it works out.’ In the ‘National’ Tournament I went a bit safe and clear and he was faster. This time I thought, ‘If I lose, it’s not because I went too slow.’”

Not much changed in preparation for this week’s competition other than keeping Indiana 127 in top physical condition, but Karolyi now had experience to his advantage.

“I think more than helping him, it helped me,” the rider stated. “It helped me to ride the Devil’s Dyke properly. Last time I didn’t ride enough through it; he looked a little bit and I had ‘c’ down. It wasn’t really his fault. Both rails last time were my fault. I had an early draw; I went first in the derby. Watching a few rounds definitely helps. For the horse, it was the same. For me, it did help having one round already.”

Judge and HH Dark de la Hart, an 11-year-old Belgian Sport Horse by Kasmir van Schuttershof x Nonstop, also had the experience of their win under their belt.

Quentin Judge and HH Dark de la Hart

Last time when I did the derby at the ‘National’, I didn’t really have any expectations,” Judge stated. “I wanted to do well at the beginning of the week and thought, ‘If the derby goes well, great. If it doesn’t, it’s ok.’ Now when I knew I had a good derby horse, I showed him in one class this week and tried to keep him fresh and his energy up and aim him for this class.”
I knew he had gone fast,” Judge said of the jump-off. “Before I went in, McLain Ward watched Angel’s jump-off and he said that he went fast and was quick. He said, ‘Your horse is faster naturally, but he really went fast.’ I knew I could really trust my horse those first three or four jumps, and he’s really good turning back on verticals. The ‘b’ of the double got a little bit far away, the back rail, and I think I was a little deflated for the last jump and had it down also, but the horse was perfect.”
Third place finisher Will Simpson knew that he had a good derby horse in Geledimar as well. The mare had shown in the derby three years ago as a nine-year-old and was very competitive even then.

Will Simpson and Geledimar

 

“She’s just been on fire. The whole team at Monarch has been great,” Simpson stated. “It was just such a beautiful day out there, so I thought, ‘Well, we’ll just go for a nice ride.’ The horse went along with me. I was just happy I wasn’t in the jump-off with those two guys. They’re fighters.”

“It’s a spectacular event. It should be preserved,” Simpson said of the derby. “The course designers are usually my enemy, but I have to take my hat off to them. They have done a great job with setting the course for the field of horses. It was very, very tough today, but there were a lot of great horses in there. The result was just spot on.”
Conor Swail and Martha Louise Win $85,000 Enbridge Cup

The $85,000 Enbridge Cup 1.50m competition was held first in the International Ring on Sunday with a win for Conor Swail (IRL) and Susan and Ariel Grange’s 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare, Martha Louise (Maloubet de Pleville x Wolfgang). Thirty-four entries jumped the first round course set by Leopoldo Palacios (VEN) with 10 returning for the jump-off. Six went clear over the short course, where Swail and Martha Louise were last to go in 40.04 seconds for the win.

Daniel Bluman (COL) finished second in 41.88 seconds with Ricardo and Alberto Simhon’s Apardi. Sameh el Dahan (EGY) took third place honors in 41.93 seconds aboard Sumas Zorro, owned by Dahan and Joanne Sloan-Allen.

I think I was in a nice position there, last to go,” Swail said after his win. “I know at this stage, Martha with her form, that she is normally not far away. She is quick enough to win if I can ride her correctly and give her a good chance to jump the jumps, and thankfully today, that is how it worked out for me.”

Conor Swail and Martha Louise

“She loves it here, that’s for sure,” Swail stated. “She wins a lot everywhere, but especially here. She just keeps getting better and better. This is her second year, but it’s two wins, and I don’t know how many placings already. She is such a good girl.”

Martha Louise is just 10 years old, but shows the skill and maturity of a much more experienced horse. Swail knows that he can always count on her and even stepped her up a bit this week while his top horse was not showing.

“I did her in a few bigger classes the start of the week because Lansdowne hasn’t been out. He is just going to be coming back after this tournament, and she was going to have to maybe jump next week,” Swail explained. “I was sacrificing maybe winning or being competitive in the 1.50m classes, but I thought, ‘Ok, we’ll try to make a plan for next week and teach her how to jump a few of those bigger jumps and see how we get on next week with her as well.’ I’m glad it worked out nicely that we gave her the two big classes and this was the one that I was trying to win, and it worked out like that. I like when a plan comes together.”

“I have a lot of confidence in her,” Swail added. “When you are going in with her, unless you make a mistake, she won’t normally. That is our job to ride our horses correctly, and if we have quality as good as her, then that is nice that when you do all the right things. She always does.”

“She is unreal. You see her walking around in the parade, and you would think she was just out for a stroll there,” Swail said of Martha’s cool demeanor. “Funny enough, she does get quite nervous. She is a little funny in that if she hits a jump, it makes her really nervous and the reaction is kind of to get quicker. For me today, I thought she was fabulous in the first round. She was high and loose. This is her third class (this week), and she always relaxes into it a little bit and obviously that’s a good thing. The more jumping, the better for her a little bit.”

Commenting on the competition, Swail noted, “The first round was tough. It was a big track and quite long. There was a good few questions. There weren’t so many clean. The jump-off also was tricky. I think I got a little lucky for sure going into the double (combination). She gave that a good rub. It’s nice to be able to get a little rub and get away with it and have a good day. It was good and fast. To win at Spruce Meadows, you have to be going very, very fast, and I am lucky that she is very capable of doing that.”

Martha Louise will step up to show in next week’s grand prix, and Swail looks forward to giving her some good experience and seeing what she can do. “It will be pretty cool. It’s experience, but knowing Martha, she won’t be too far away,” he smiled.

Conor Swail raises the winning trophy with Al Monaco, President & CEO, Enbridge Inc.

Spruce Meadows’ Summer Series concludes next week with the ‘Pan American’ Tournament CSI 5* running July 10-13. The week features the $400,000 Pan American Cup presented by Rolex on Sunday, July 13. For more information and full results, please visit www.sprucemeadows.com

Final Results: $210,000 Cenovus Energy Classic Derby 1.50m

1 INDIANA 127: Dutch Warmblood / G / 12 Indoctro x Voltaire
ANGEL KAROLYI (VEN), Hollow Creek Farm: 0/0/38.13

2 HH DARK DE LA HART: Belgian Sport Horse / S / 11 Kashmir van Schuttershof x Nonstop
QUENTIN JUDGE (USA), Double H Farm: 0/8/39.31

3 GELEDIMAR: Zangersheide / M / 11 Grosso Z x Lord Z
WILL SIMPSON (USA), Monarch International: 4/136.32

4 CRISTALLO: Holstein / G / 16 Caretino x Cicero
RICHARD SPOONER (USA), Show Jumping Syndication Intl: 4/136.75

5 UTOPIA: Dutch Warmblood / M / 13 Ircolando x Notaris
JOHN PEREZ (COL), John Perez: 8/142.58

6 AMBOSELLI: Dutch Warmblood / G / 9 Silverstone x Lancelot
PABLO BARRIOS (VEN), Pablo Barrios: 8/142.97

7 MIMOSA: Swedish Warmblood / M / 10 Cardento x Easy San
SHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Spy Coast Farm, LLC: 8/144.29

8 FANTASY: Hanoverian / M / 9 For Pleasure x Acorado
DARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Oakland Ventures LLC: 8/145.90

9 FINEMAN: Swedish Warmblood / G / 11 Feliciano x Beach Boy
SHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Sweet Oak Farm: 9/150.05

10 ALSVID: Hanoverian / G / 13 Escudo 1 x Adonca
RICHIE MOLONEY (IRL), Equinimity LLC: 9/150.91

11 SASKIA: Oldenburg / M / 11 Kannan x Silviaire Silvio
NICOLAS PIZARRO SUAREZ (MEX), Monica Burrillo Eguia: 12/142.63

12 RAHMANNSHOF BEFORE: Warmblood / M / 8 Tenerife VDL x Matterhorn
SANTIAGO LAMBRE (MEX), Justus Blass: 12/145.78
Final Results: $85,000 Enbridge Cup 1.50m

1 MARTHA LOUISE: Swedish Warmblood / M / 10 Maloubet de Pleville x Wolfgang
CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Susan & Ariel Grange: 0/0/40.04

2 APARDI: Dutch Warmblood / S / 9 Corland x Kannan
DANIEL BLUMAN (COL), Ricardo & Alberto Simhon: 0/0/41.88

3 SUMAS ZORRO: Irish Sport Horse / M / 10 Ard Vdl Douglas x Unknown
SAMEH EL DAHAN (EGY), Joanne Sloan-Allen & Sameh El Dahan: 0/0/41.93

4 WANNICK WH: Dutch Warmblood / S / 11 Heartbreaker x Joost
CHRISTINE MCCREA (USA), Candy Tribble: 0/0/45.47

5 STAR POWER: Dutch Warmblood / G / 13 Quick Star x Calvados
IAN MILLAR (CAN), Team Works: 0/0/45.97

6 SOUTHWIND VDL: Dutch Warmblood / G / 15 Baloubet de Rouet x Ahorn
TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Tiffany Foster & Artisan Farms LLC: 0/0/46.54

7 QUIGLEY: Oldenburg / G / 11 Quidams Rubin x Argentinus
KYLE KING (USA), Paul Politeski: 0/4/41.63

8 AMBLER GAMBLER: Dutch Warmblood / S / 9 Colander x Numero Uno
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Haity McNerney LLC & Amalya Investments: 0/4/42.95

9 CALVIN KLEIN: Swedish Warmblood / G / 10 Cardento x Feliciano
JONATHON MILLAR (CAN), Millar Brooke Farm: 0/4/45.36

10 PROF DE LA ROQUE: Selle Francais / G / 11 Kannan x Damiro
DARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Postage Stamp Farm LLC: 0/8/42.27

11 CZARDAS 30: Hanoverian / S / 11 Contendro x Grannus
KIRSTEN COE (USA), Ilan Ferder: 1/78.53

12 MAKAVOY: Dutch Warmblood / G / 11 Hors La Loi II x Ahorn
BEN ASSELIN (CAN), Attache Stables: 4/71.29
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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Lauren Tisbo breaks record in the International Wiesbaden Pfingst-Turnier

July 05, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

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June 25, 2014; Wiesbaden, Germany – Fromthe 6th to the 9th of June, Germany played host to an exciting weekend of equestrian competition in jumping, dressage and eventing as the 78th Pfingst-Turnier Wiesbaden 2014 began. Representing the United States, Lauren Tisbo and her horse La Centa leapt to victory in Friday evening’s round of showjumping, breaking records as they went.

Held in the Biebricher Schlossparks, the Pfingst-Turnier Wiesbaden has become one of Germany’s most popular equestrian competitions. What started as a small, local competition has grown into a massive international tournament drawing almost 65,000 spectators. Top riders from around the globe are out to impress in the highest classes of dressage, jumping and eventing and this year was no different.

Lauren Tisbo and La Centa, representing Tequestrian Farm out of Wellington, Florida, began their performance at this year’s Pfingst-Turnier with a record breaking showjumping round. After five intense rounds and riders from around the world competing for top place, Tisbo and La Centa tied for first with German rider Gerrit Schepers. As the only female and only rider representing the United States in the 6-bar, Tisbo found herself with the full backing of the over 25,000 strong crowd cheering her on to victory.

Not only was Tisbo able to come out on top, she broke the Pfingst-Turnier’s previous showjumping record for the 6-bar. A set of 4 jumps in a row, with two strides in between, a 6-bar competition is daunting to even riders of the highest level. With many of the world’s top riders being knocked out by the set of 4 jumps, topping out at 1.95 meter (6 feet 4 inches) jumps, Tisbo and La Centa sailed over the set with room to spare. Tied with German rider Gerrit Schepers, both riders squared off against an intimidating 2.05 meter (6 foot 8 inch) 6-bar sprawl. To the delight of the spectators, both Tisbo and Schepers cleared the jumps, setting a dual new high-record for the Pfingst-Turnier’s 6-bar showjumping. To further illustrate how special this accomplishment was, Tisbo and Schepers were named co-winners of the six-bar because they couldn’t go another jump-off round, as the 2.05 meter effort was at the very top of the standards.

Tisbo and La Centa competed the week prior to Wiesbaden in Munich in another 6-bar competition, winning the competition after clearing 1.95 meters. Commenting on their string of success, Tisbo said: “I tried La Centa in the 6-bar the week before in Munich for the first time. We were surprised by how easily she jumped 1.95 meters. After that, I decided to bring her to Wiesbaden to try it again. Penny [La Centa] can be a challenge but I think she has found a new specialty as a 6-bar horse. What a thrill to win at a show like Wiesbaden, the ring is amazing and the large crowd really created a great atmosphere. It is a show I hope to come back to many times in years to come.”

For more information about Lauren Tisbo and Tequestrian Farms and to follow her riding career, visit Tequestrian Farms at: www.tequestrianfarms.com/ or call (001) 847-372-4477.

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry Clear Winners of 1.40m Open Jumpers at Summer in the Rockies III

June 19, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

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Parker, CO – June 18, 2014 – Hannah Holik and Czech Mate LLC’s Cupido de Laubry were on fire as Summer in the Rockies III kicked off today. They raced through a speedy jump-off round and earned first place in the $2,500 Open Jumper 1.40m. Not only were they the only ones to go double clear in the class of 15, but they were two seconds ahead of the next fastest pair in the jump-off. “I always go in, especially with him, hoping and thinking that we could win,” Holik, of Jackson Hole, WY, said. “I know he has the scope and the speed and the stamina to win every class – it’s really up to me and how well I ride him that day.”

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Guilherme Jorge built an inviting course to get the week started in the Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix Arena, with straightforward lines and two double combinations. Riders were able to give their horses confident, forward rides in preparation for the days to come. Rails were scattered around the course, with the first double combination (fences 6ab) tripping up a number of horses. For the jump-off, riders began over the same line as the first round course, an oxer to a vertical, and then had a tight rollback turn to the right to fence 13, a tall red-and-white vertical that horses were seeing for the first time. From there, they headed to the in-and-out, fences 8ab, and then made a rollback to the left to reach an oxer. They executed another right-hand rollback to the Holiday Inn/Hampton Inn vertical and finished over the last red-and-white vertical. The first two to go, Matt Cyphert on Carat V and John Pearce on Chantico, both moved on to the jump-off but had a rail each there, with Cyphert’s time of 39.754 seconds giving him the early lead over Pearce’s 41.167 seconds. Holik and Cupido de Laubry quickly stole that lead away with their fast double clear in 35.378 seconds.

Matt Cyphert and Carat V

Matt Cyphert and Carat V

None of the next eight riders were able to join the fray in the jump-off, many dropping just a single rail to prevent them from moving on. Bjorn Ikast and Iz’s Viva La Vida broke that streak with a clear first round, but had fences 13 and 11 down in the jump-off for eight jumping faults in a time of 37.640 seconds. Janet Hischer and Livia Z followed suit, incurring faults for rails at fences 8a and 11 and coming home in 39.406 seconds. Ikast and Hischer took fourth and fifth place respectively behind Holik, Cyphert, and Pearce. Holik said the distances in the jump-off rode well, and she focused on a few fences in particular to ensure a clear round. “I wanted to make sure he cleared the beige rails (of fence 2, the Parker Adventist Hospital vertical) since we’ve had trouble with that one in the past,” she said. “It was a tight rollback to the candy stripe vertical (fence 13), and I just wanted to be efficient there in the least amount of strides. After the in-and-out, I wanted to make sure he got his eye on the oxer soon enough and cleared the back side. He was perfect – he knew it was coming.”

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Hannah Holik and Cupido de Laubry

Holik has fine-tuned the warm-up routine for “Cupi” so that he has the right energy level when he enters the ring. “When we first got him, we did harder flat lessons in the morning,” she explained. “But he’s slowly transformed. He can do a light workout in the morning and then a harder workout before we go in to jump, and he seems to be happy with that. We sometimes go on trail rides before the class or take it easy in the morning, and then we gear him up for the class later in the day.” She takes advantage of the Colorado Horse Park’s extensive trail system to keep her horses fresh during the show. “Here, where they have great trails, we take them for a nice trail ride on Tuesdays just so they can relax,” she said. Holik is keeping busy with schooling and competing her horses at Summer in the Rockies, but she fit in some time for a college visit as well, touring the University of Denver. The rising senior at Jackson Hole Community School is hoping to attend a large university and keep riding and competing at a high level on the side. $2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m John McConnell and new mount La Bella Soiree may be just getting to know each other, but their partnership was strong enough today to claim the winner’s check in the $2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m. This is the first horse show for La Bella Soiree, a 9-year-old Hanoverian mare owned by Molly Precourt, since she was imported from Germany about three months ago. She competed at the 1.40m level in Germany, and McConnell’s goal is to step her up to the grand prix. While she didn’t fare as well as hoped in the last week’s $25,000 Littleton Equine Medical Center/Platinum Performance Grand Prix, she showed she is back in the game today, and McConnell plans to give Thursday’s $15,000 Open Welcome Stake a try.

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

“We’re trying to move up to do the big courses,” McConnell explained. “We stepped up last week and weren’t so fortunate, but we’ll do the Welcome again tomorrow and see where we’re at.” “She’s got a great attitude and a really sweet disposition, and she’s great in the barn,” he added. “She can be a little strong in the bridle sometimes, but goes in a loose ring snaffle. She’s really a nice horse.” Thirteen horse and rider combinations gave Jorge’s first round course a try, and seven of those advanced to the jump-off. Delaney Flynn and Quite Quick posted the first double clear midway through the class, finishing in 39.346 seconds. McConnell was next to reach the jump-off and took a neat, efficient track, making the best of opportunities to save ground and leave out strides. He and La Bella Soiree clocked in at 38.639 seconds, moving into the lead. The three pairs immediately following them were all double clear, but none managed as quick a time, leaving McConnell and La Bella Soiree to take home the top prize. McConnell said the course rode well and was a perfect way to start out Summer in the Rockies III. “Guilherme (Jorge) is a great course designer,” he said. “Everything is set to make the horses get better as the week goes on. There are no traps out there. Everything is set to make them jump, and he’ll build as the week goes on.” Jumper competition returns Thursday with the $15,000 Open Welcome Stake. The week’s feature is Saturday’s $30,000 McElvain Energy Grand Prix. Click here for full results from Wednesday. Visit the Colorado Horse Park’s website and follow them on Facebook andTwitter for updates throughout Summer in the Rockies.

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

John McConnell and La Bella Soiree

Results: Summer in the Rockies III – Wednesday, June 18

(Number/Horse/Owner/Rider/Prize Money)

 

$2,500 Open Jumper 1.40m

1. 280/Cupido de Laubry/Czech Mate, LLC/Hannah Holik/730.00

2. 199/Carat V/Claire Hyde/Matt Cyphert/482.50

3. 402/Chantico/Forest View Farm & Karen Ball/John Pearce/357.50

4. 310/Iz’s Viva La Vida/Bjorn Ikast/Bjorn Ikast/230.00

5. 283/Livia Z/Sharon Granberg/Janet Hischer/175.00

6. 312/Royal Flush/Bjorn Ikast/Bjorn Ikast/175.00

7. 450/Akkato/Wells Bridge Farm Inc/Paul Rohrbach/175.00

8. 495/Super Bad/Blair Cudmore/Brooke Cudmore/175.00

 

$2,500 Open Jumper 1.30m

1. 369/La Bella Soiree/Molly Precourt/John Mc Connell/730.00

2. 306/Quite Quick/Irish Rose Stables/Delaney Flynn/482.50

3. 367/Leon D’Or/James Mc Connell/Amanda Mc Connell/357.50

4. 241/Quickie/Natascha Gates/Natascha Gates/230.00

5. 256/Girl Scout/High Standard Equestrian, LLC/Megan Ghere/175.00

6. 293/Cutler/Twisted Tree Farm/Janet Hischer/175.00

7. 257/Renoir Du Buisson/Jed Cogan/Megan Ghere/175.00

8. 452/Celina/Jacqueline Toomey/Jacqueline Toomey/175.00

 

$500 1.25m Jumper

1. 137/Barlando/Farfetched Farm/Kristen Blomstrom/150.00

2. 257/Renoir Du Buisson/Jed Cogan/Megan Ghere/110.00

3. 323/GSCO Excello/Michelle Ebert/Megan Jordan/80.00

4. 113/Livorno/Molly Precourt/Karen Banister/60.00

5. 261/Cici’s Angel/Palmer Divide Ranch/Haley Griffis/50.00

6. 103/Diamond/Anastasia Stewart/Colleen Acosta/50.00

7. 540/Conjure/Taylor Ross/Suzanne Suttles/0.00

8. 557/Tea Party/Treesdale Farms/Bethany Bolen/0.00

 

Young Jumper 6/7/8 Year Old

1. 471/J.E.S. Quito/Nicki Wilcox/Nicki Wilcox

2. 352/Mabel/Brita Wallace/Rachel Lindsey

3. 395/Vanessa/Ceinwen Muma/Ceinwen Muma

4. 315/Supernatural/Bjorn Ikast/Bjorn Ikast

5. 277/Saveur de B’Neville/MHJ Sales, LLC/Armando Hassey

6. 426/Catoctin/Kathryn Kantes/Mickie Sage

7. 289/Collin/Paige Waslewski/Samantha Waslewski

8. 276/Cassino/Armando Hassey/Armando Hassey

 

The Colorado Horse Park Summer in the Rockies Fast Facts

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

Event Dates:

June 4-8 Summer in the Rockies I

June 11-15 Summer in the Rockies II

June 18-22 Summer in the Rockies III*

July 2-6 Summer in the Rockies IV

July 9-13 Summer in the Rockies V*

July 16-20 Summer in the Rockies VI

*WCHR Member Events

Hunter Highlights:

$5,000 National Hunter Derby – Week III

$15,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Winsome Farm – Week III

$10,000 National Hunter Derby – Week V

$40,000 International Hunter Derby sponsored by Serenity Farm – Week V

Jumper Highlights:

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Holiday Inn of Parker Grand Prix – Week I

$25,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Littleton Equine Medical and Platinum Performance – Week II

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by McElvain Energy – Week III

$30,000 Summer in the Rockies Grand Prix sponsored by Griffis Residential – Week IV

$50,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix – Week V

$50,000 Parker Adventist Hospital Grand Prix – Week VI

$10,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

$20,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Classic sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family

Plus:

$10,000 July Grand Prix Rider Bonus for the Leading Grand Prix Rider sponsored by The Kathy and Brad Coors Family – Weeks IV – VI

Prize List:

Click here for an online version of the prize list.

For a hard copy of the prize list, please e-mailprizelist@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. Entries close 30 days before each show.

Contact Information:

Pat Boyle, Show Manager                     (847) 274-6834

Brian Curry, Show Manager                   (303) 918-2908

Colorado Horse Park Main Office           (303) 841-5550

Colorado Horse Park Main Office Fax    (303) 841-7879

Show Office                                             (303) 841-7461

Show Office Fax (during show only)       (303) 841-1419

Show Grounds Address:

7375 E Bayou Gulch Rd, Parker, CO 80134

From North: I-25S exit Ridgegate Parkway – go east under the freeway.  Ridgegate Parkway to S. Chambers Road, approx 3 miles (Traffic light) – turn right/south onto Chambers Road. At end of Chambers Road turn left/east onto Hess Road.  Hess Road to Parker Road/Hwy 83 – turn right/south onto Hwy 83 approx 4 miles to Bayou Gulch Road. (Traffic light). Follow signs to Colorado Horse Park.

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 21st Anniversary, the Colorado Horse Park was founded by visionary Helen Krieble who acknowledged the need for a high-volume horse show and horse boarding facility to serve Colorado.  The Colorado Horse Park welcomes more than 35,000 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 Colorado Rocky Mountain surroundings and access to miles of trails and open space.  The Colorado Horse Park is committed to supporting equestrian education and amateur athletics, preserving open space, fundraising for local charities and supporting the community.

Visit CHP at:

http://coloradohorsepark.com/ 

To access the schedule: http://coloradohorsepark.com/events