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Kent Farrington and Blue Angel Win $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix CSI 2*, Presented by Rolex

January 08, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Palm Beach, FL – January 5, 2014 – Kent Farrington (USA) and Robin Parsky’s Blue Angel added another victory to their roster of recent wins with a top finish in Sunday’s $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix, presented by Rolex. Held at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL, the second annual event brought together many of the best in equestrian show jumping for a day of great competition and charity fundraising, set on the lawn of Mr. Donald Trump’s scenic estate. Despite substantial rain, the grass footing that was newly replaced after last year’s event held up well throughout the day’s competition to give Farrington his second consecutive victory. He won the inaugural competition in 2013 aboard Amalaya Investments’ Dynamo.

 

 Kent Farrington and Blue Angel


Kent Farrington and Blue Angel

International course designer Anthony D’Ambrosio, of Red Hook, NY, set the track for Sunday’s highlight competition with twenty-eight horse and rider combinations, eight of which cleared the course without fault to advance to the jump-off. Seven entries returned over the short course with three double clear efforts. Kent Farrington and Blue Angel, a 2002 Anglo European mare by Luidam x Ascendant, led the victory gallop with a time of 36.85 seconds.

 

Candice King (USA) and Bellissimo LLC’s Kismet 50 finished second with a clear jump-off round in 38.76 seconds, and Todd Minikus (USA) and Legacy Stables LLC’s Uraguay were third in 38.88 seconds. Lauren Hough (USA) and The Ohlala Group’s Ohlala had the fastest four-fault round in 38.30 seconds for fourth place.

 

Following an exciting class, Equestrian Sport Productions CEO Mark Bellissimo praised the event and its many contributors, including the addition of new turf footing installed by Mr. Trump. “I think this event was amazing,” Bellissimo acknowledged. “To see the riders take very significant horses into the ring and ride in this condition is a testament to the great investment that Donald had in this class. Congratulations to Kent – another great job and a gutsy ride. I also want to reach out to all of the sponsors and all of the phenomenal contributors to this event. I am very excited about this class, and I think that this will grow in stature each year.”

 

 The stunning grounds of The Mar-a-Lago Club were the setting for the Trump Invitational, presented by Rolex.


The stunning grounds of The Mar-a-Lago Club were the setting for the Trump Invitational, presented by Rolex.

Donald Trump had another great year hosting the event and looks forward to 2015. “I just want to congratulate Kent and our great champions,” Trump smiled. “They are amazing athletes. As a novice, I think the weather made it more exciting. Last year we had the sun beaming down, and it was hot. I had no idea that these athletes could even perform in this kind of weather. I was very surprised by it, and it was amazing. I think it really made it quite exciting.”

 

After back to back wins, Farrington expressed his gratitude for another victory, as well as the improved conditions this year. “I think all of the riders want to applaud Donald and Mark for redoing the footing,” he stated. “I think that is a huge effort for them to undertake, and part of making this a really top-notch, high level event so that we can bring our best horses here and know that we can count on great footing even in conditions that aren’t ideal, like today. I think it is really exciting having Donald get involved in our sport. I think that raises not only the level of competition, but also the exposure here in Florida. Also thank you to Rolex for getting involved, I think that is huge for show jumping in North America.”

 

Commenting on his success with Blue Angel, Farrington noted, “That horse was already a winner before I started riding it. Lauren Hough had a lot of success with it, and it continues to be a great horse. It’s great to win two in a row (here). A big win is always exciting and for this event, to be part of it and to win it, is really special for me.”

 

 Paige Bellissimo, Todd Minikus, Candice King, Kent Farrington, Donald Trump, and Mark Bellissimo


Paige Bellissimo, Todd Minikus, Candice King, Kent Farrington,
Donald Trump, and Mark Bellissimo

Farrington went into the jump-off after some very fast rides and a clear round already posted by Todd Minikus and Uraguay, but he shaved almost two seconds off of their time for the winning round.

 

“These are fast riders that I’m against, so it was more to measure the competition and to see how fast they were going so that I could plan my ride accordingly,” he said of the jump-off. “Todd is one of the fastest riders in the world, so today I relied on the speed on my horse and I just tried to stay very smooth. That horse is a seasoned competitor. She knows her job and she is all business when she comes to the show.”

 

Candice King was pleased with her second place finish aboard Kismet 50, who put in a great effort in Sunday’s class as well. “Kismet 50 is quite special to me,” the rider stated. “I am usually one to go double clean and not so fast, but I was going last, so I wanted to really put it all out there as best I could. I knew I could go as quick as I safely could on this footing in the rain, so I tried to put it as smooth as I could, be quick and efficient, and see where it brought me.”

 

   Candice King and Kismet 50


Candice King and Kismet 50

Commenting on the course, King added, “Anthony is seasoned; he builds all over the world and he did a fantastic job. This arena and this setting are fantastic, and the footing this year was great. There is no way that we could have competed like we could today at a lot of venues on grass. That is a testament to the new footing put in, and we are really appreciative as riders for our horses and their safety.”

 

Third place finisher, Todd Minikus, also had a great day. “I thought Uraguay jumped a fantastic first round and, going earlier in the jump-off, my plan was to put in a double clear and hope everyone else had a rain storm come in and give them a little bad luck,” Minikus joked. “I left the door open. I told the handlers of Uraguay when I came out, ‘That was a third place round,’ and it was. Nevertheless, we are very happy to be part of this event. I know everybody is extremely thrilled, and even though it was a little wet, it was a great day.”

  Todd Minikus and Uraguay


Todd Minikus and Uraguay

Paige Bellissimo, chairwoman of the event along with Georgina Bloomberg and Ivanka Trump, summed it up nicely with her take on the day, stating, “Unfortunately, we couldn’t control the weather, but we tried our best to control all of the other elements, and I think everything else came out really well. The whole team put in so much work, and I think you could really see it. Everything came together except the weather, and all of the riders did an incredible job and really showed what great athletes they are to prevail through these conditions.”

 

Cloe Hymowitz and Bon Vivant Top $5,000 Junior/Amateur Speed Exhibition class sponsored by EnTrust Capital

 

A $5,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Speed Exhibition class, sponsored by EnTrust Capital, was also featured on Sunday afternoon following the main event. The exhibition class gave junior and amateur riders a special opportunity to compete at this unique venue and saw an exciting win for Cloe Hymowitz and Rose Hill Farm’s Bon Vivant. The pair had the fastest of three clear rounds with a time of 53.42 seconds. Heather Hooker and her longtime partner Perle finished second with a time of 56.83 seconds. Kira Kerkorian placed third aboard Lisa Kerkorian’s Rashmo Z in 59.46 seconds.

 

Hymowitz explained that she had not ridden in a month before Sunday’s class and was very happy with her ride. “I didn’t expect much, but I have confidence in my horse and myself,” she remarked. “With the conditions, it is definitely more challenging. With the rain, you want to be more careful and cautious when you make turns, but I went out there and rode my hardest and did my best, so I’m very happy and excited.”

  Cloe Hymowitz and Bon Vivant


Cloe Hymowitz and Bon Vivant

“It is an amazing opportunity,” she said of showing at The Mar-a-Lago Club. “This is probably the nicest horse show I have ever been to. I was really excited when I heard that I was invited to compete. It was nice to see all of the top grand prix riders compete first and be able to watch how they executed their course and learn from them. It is definitely an honor to come and ride here with all of these great riders.”

 

Heather Hooker has had her horse Perle for almost five years and had confidence in her ride on Sunday. “We have done horse shows all over the place together,” Hooker stated. “Any conditions, you name it, she’s game. I can always trust her. The conditions definitely made it a little more challenging, but it was a really nice course and the footing held up really well.”

 

Michael Stone, President of Equestrian Sport Productions, concluded the day by thanking EnTrust Capital for their support of the new class. “We wanted to add something special for the riders that don’t often get to jump in front of the limelight like this, and then we were very lucky that EnTrust really wanted to sponsor it,” Stone noted. “We are really delighted that they wanted to do it because the enthusiasm from the riders is fantastic.”

 

 Heather Hooker, Cloe Hymowitz, and Kira Kerkorian


Heather Hooker, Cloe Hymowitz, and Kira Kerkorian

The second annual Trump Invitational, presented by Rolex would not be possible without the generous sponsors that support the event. Equestrian Sport Productions would like to recognize Mar-a-Lago Club; Rolex; Suncast® Corporation; The Bainbridge Companies; Gucci; Nespresso USA; EnTrust Capital; Salamander Resort & Spa; Carol A Sollak PA, Engel & Völkers; Braman Motorcars; Perrier-Jouët; Rosebaum Mollengarden, PLLC; Remarkable Partners; Debbie Burrows; and Gut Einhaus.

 

Sunday’s class also served as a kick-off to the season for the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. The 12-week circuit begins this Wednesday, January 8, and runs through March 30, 2014. The Mar-a-Lago Club is the title sponsor of week one competition as well as the presenting sponsor of the $30,000 Mar-a-Lago Club Grand Prix, which will be held on Sunday, January 12, at the beautiful Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Another highlight of the week is the $75,000 Nespresso Battle of the Sexes, which starts the “Saturday Night Lights” series on Saturday, January 11, with gates opening at 6 p.m. For more information, please visit www.equestriansport.com.

 

Final Results: $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix CSI 2*, Presented by Rolex

1. BLUE ANGEL: 2002 AES mare by Luidam x Ascendant

KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Robin Parsky:0/0/36.85

 

2. KISMET 50: 2001 BWP mare by Kannan x Furioso II

CANDICE KING (USA), Bellissimo, LLC: 0/0/38.76

 

3. URAGUAY: 2001 KWPN gelding by Nairobi x Colino

TODD MINIKUS (USA), Legacy Stables, LLC: 0/0/38.88

 

4. OHLALA: 2003 Swedish Warmblood mare by Orlando x Cardento

LAUREN HOUGH (USA), The Ohlala Group: 0/4/38.30

 

5. SOUTHWIND VDL: 1999 KWPN gelding by Baloubet du Rouet x Ahorn

TIFFANY FOSTER (CAN), Artisan Farms, LLC: 0/4/41.79

 

6. APARDI: 2005 KWPN stallion by Corland x Kannan

DANIEL BLUMAN (COL), Daniel Bluman: 0/8/36.92

 

7. UNEX CHAMBERLAIN Z: 2001 Zangersheide gelding by Chellano Z x Peter Pan

TIM GREDLEY (GBR), Unex Competition Yard Ltd: 0/RT

 

8. CORAL REEF VIA VOLO: 1998 BWP mare by Clinton x Heartbreaker

BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Coral Reef Ranch: 0/WD

 

9. LISONA: 2001 Irish Sporthorse mare OBOS Quality 004 x Porsch

LAURA KRAUT (USA), Stone Hill Farm: 1/76.04

 

10. MAN IN BLACK: 2002 KWPN gelding by Gentleman x Calvados

JACK HARDIN TOWELL (USA), Jennifer Gates: 4/70.38

 

11. VINDICAT W: 2002 KWPN gelding by Guidam x Libero H

JESSICA SPRINGSTEEN (USA), Stone Hill Farm: 4/71.55

 

12. CARMENA Z: 2000 Zangersheide stallion by Carthago Z x Irco Mena

SAER COULTER(USA), Copernicus Stables LLC: 4/71.60

 

Final Results: $5,000 Junior/Amateur Speed Exhibition class sponsored by EnTrust Capital

1. BON VIVANT CLOE HYMOWITZ ROSE HILL FARM: 0/53.420

2. PERLE HEATHER HOOKER HEATHER HOOKER: 0/56.839

3. RASHMO Z KIRA KERKORIAN LISA KERKORIAN: 0/59.462

4. HERACROSS PARIS SELLON PARIS SELLON: 4/60.480

5. RHEA DE L’ICI MIREYA GODOY MIREYA GODOY: 6/68.418

6. DOLCE VITA MADELINE THATCHER PONY LANE FARM: 8/60.420

7. LOVE HANNAH PATTEN HANNAH PATTEN: 9/71.440

8. HORSEFLIGHT.COM KENDALL JENNIFER SANTANA SANTANA STABLES LLC: 12/63.930

 

Photo Credit: Photos © Sportfot, www.us.sportfot.com. These photos may only be used in relation to this press release and with full photo credit.

 

Please visit www.equestriansport.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

Trump Invitational Highlights Include Top Equestrian Sport and Musical Performance By Four-Time Grammy Nominated Artist Hunter Hayes

January 04, 2014 By: janwest Category: General

Wellington, Fla. (January 3, 2014) – The second annual Trump Invitational Grand Prix, presented by Rolex, will be held on Sunday, January 5, at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Bringing together the best in the equestrian sport of show jumping for a day of fantastic competition and charity fundraising, guests will also enjoy a performance by multi-platinum recording artist and four-time Grammy nominee, Hunter Hayes.

 

Georgina Bloomberg, Ivanka Trump and Paige Bellissimo are chairwomen of this year’s star-studded affair, which will include a poolside cocktail reception, silent auction and ringside seating to an exciting equestrian show jumping event. The one-of-a-kind social and sporting event will feature 36 of the world’s leading riders going head-to-head in a Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) world ranking competition. The lineup of the World’s top ranked riders includes Ben Maher, Beezie Madden and Kent Farrington, as well as up and comers Jessica Springsteen and Katie Dinan.

 

Four-time GRAMMY nominated artist Hunter Hayes is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer.  His critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled album has already garnered three consecutive No. 1 singles, selling over eight million singles to date while the album itself was recently certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. His most recent hit, “Everybody’s Got Somebody but Me” featuring Jason Mraz, is off his critically acclaimed album, Hunter Hayes (Encore). Hunter has played over 500 dates since 2011. He has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada including his most recent sold out CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour with 25 dates in 21 cities.

 

Net proceeds from the Trump Invitational benefit the 2014 FTI Consulting Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments® (FTI GCC), which has raised and distributed more than $4.2 million to nearly 100 nonprofits in Palm Beach County over the last four years. The event also serves as the jump start to the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, the 12-week circuit at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington from January 8 to March 30.

 

The FTI GCC was founded in 2010 by Mark and Katherine Bellissimo of Equestrian Sport Productions and their daughter, Paige. This year, more than 400 local charities applied for a chance to be one of the 34 lucky participants to be in the running for the top prize of $150,000 to the $15,000 amount that every participating charity will win. This year’s event on Feb. 1 is expected to raise $1.75 million with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the participating charities. The first 24 charities were drawn in November and eight more will be randomly selected on Jan. 5 at the Trump Invitational.

 

Individual event tickets are available for $1,750. Table sponsorships are from $10,000 to $35,000. For more information, please contact Anne Caroline Valtin at (561)-784.1133 or annecaroline@equestriansport.com. There is no general admission for this event.

 

For more information on Equestrian Sport Productions or the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, please visit www.equestriansport.com or call 561-793-5867.

 

For more information on Hunter Hayes, please visit HunterHayes.com.

Hunter Hayes Media Contact: Tree Paine at Warner Music Nashville

615.214.1500/ Tree.Paine@wmg.com

 

About FTI Consulting, Inc.

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,000 employees located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The company generated $1.58 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2012. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook, and LinkedIn.


About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of $4.5 trillion, including managed assets of $1.9 trillion, as of October 31, 2013. Founded in 1946, the firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit www.fidelity.com.


About the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival

The 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of top competition running from January 8 through March 30. The FTI WEF is run by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC, and Wellington Equestrian Partners and held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. All 12 shows are “AA” rated and Jumper Rated 6, and more than $8 million in prize money will be awarded. For more information, visitwww.equestriansport.com

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra Leap to Victory in $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix

August 19, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Lexington, KY – August 18, 2013 – Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra returned to the Rolex Stadium with a vengeance after a close second place finish in Friday’s $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic. They edged out Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Eternal by less than .2 seconds in the jump-off to claim the title in today’s $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington.

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra

Eight riders from the field of 31 starters advanced to the jump-off after clear trips over the first round course set by Allen Rheinheimer. The time allowed for the first course was 92 seconds, with most competitors finishing well within that. The course included a liverpool-liverpool combination, an oxer-oxer combination, and an oxer-vertical combination.

“The course was very fair for the group of riders,” Barrios said. “Again, like Thursday, it was a mixed group – amateurs, juniors, and professionals. I think [Rheinheimer] did a great job.”

For the jump-off, riders began over the same first fence, rolled back to an oxer, returned to the first fence of the liverpool combination, jumped the oxer-vertical combination and continued down the line to the final oxer of the first round course. They finished over two new fences, a vertical and an oxer heading back toward the in-gate.

VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Eternal, owned by Bull Run Jumpers One LLC of St. Charles, IL, were the first to tackle the jump-off course, putting them in a challenging position with several quick riders coming after them. They executed the course cleanly in a time of 37.175 seconds.

Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run's Eternal

Kristen VanderVeen and Bull Run’s Eternal

“I actually enjoy going at the beginning, though not necessarily first,” VanderVeen said. “I like to have my own plan and stick to it. I find that if I watch too many, I start to change my plan, and it always gets me at the end. So I don’t mind going first, but it was a bit of a hard jump-off. There were some really fast ones behind me. I knew that I needed to definitely lay down a fast round. I tried to take as many comfortable risks as I felt I could without compromising and having one down.”

Like Barrios, VanderVeen had been in the running for a top placing in Friday’s $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, but she and Bull Run’s Eternal fell a few seconds short of the leaders and wound up in ninth. Today, she was determined to put herself in contention for the win.

“I thought I was quick in the jump-off on Friday, and it was shocking to me that they were three seconds faster,” she said. “That did have a bit of an effect on how aggressive I wanted to be in the jump-off today. I didn’t want to be double clean and slow and in fifth or sixth place. I really wanted to be in the top three. So I definitely pushed it.”

Following a four-fault effort from Ali Wolff and Zidane, the third place finishers in the Hagyard Lexington Classic on Friday, Barrios and Zara Leandra entered the ring. Barrios had watched VanderVeen’s round to see where he might be able to make up some ground. Although he took a similar track most of the way around the course, he was able to leave out a stride between two jumps to shave off a little time.

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra

He and Zara Leandra completed the course in 37.024 seconds to take over the lead, and none of the final five riders were able to match his time. Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W made the best attempt, finishing in 37.543 seconds to take third.

Barrios said he enjoyed the jump-off course. “It had more options than Friday’s class for galloping and turning,” he explained. “I think it was a great course.”

He and Zara Leandra, owned by ZL Group, Inc., of Wellington, FL, have had a very successful run on the Kentucky circuit, racking up wins throughout the summer. Their strong results have helped Barrios lead the Hagyard Challenge Series standings by an impressive margin.

“She’s going to have a little rest and then we’re going to do some indoors,” Barrios said. “Then she’s going to rest in December and January. I think I’m going to start her in the middle of WEF, maybe Week 5 or 6. She has done a lot this year, and she still has a little more to do this year.”

“She’s only 9,” he added. “She’s really fast now in the jump-off, and she’s looking for the next jump, which she just learned to do not too long ago. Now she’s just right on it in the jump-off. I think that’s a big difference. To be honest, her jump is always much better in the jump-off – she likes to go a little fast.”

“I want to thank all my team for all they have done this summer,” Barrios concluded. “They are a big part of all the success that we have.”

While the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show has come to a close, competition at the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows continues on Wednesday, August 21, with the KHJA Horse Show. For more information on the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra

Results – $40,000 Bluegrass Festival Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington

ORD/#/HORSE NAME/RIDER NAME/JF1/TF1/AF1/TIME 1/JF2/TF2/AF2/TIME 2/ /
1/790/ZARA LEANDRA/PABLO BARRIOS/0/0/0/87.777/0/0/0/37.024//
2/1561/BULL RUN’S ETERNAL/KRISTEN VANDERVEEN/0/0/0/85.298/0/0/0/37.175//
3/1219/ROCKY W/KAITLIN CAMPBELL/0/0/0/87.408/0/0/0/37.543//
4/732/LONDINIUM/LILLIE KEENAN/0/0/0/89.671/0/0/0/38.010//
5/1287/ZINNIA/ANDREW WELLES/0/0/0/87.565/0/0/0/40.128//
6/1472/AMARETTO/DAVID BEISEL/0/0/0/86.749/4/0/4/38.463//
7/366/ZIDANE/ALI WOLFF/0/0/0/87.717/4/0/4/41.316//
8/364/CASALL IV/ALI WOLFF/0/0/0/89.229/8/0/8/42.044//
9/1496/ADVENTURE LS/JORGE VERSWYVEL/4/0/4/79.316/ / // //
10/1268/BAHRAIN 8/DENISE WILSON/4/0/4/82.192/ / // //

Taylor Land and Merlin Make Magic in High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper at Kentucky Summer Classic

August 03, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Lexington, KY – August 2, 2013 – Taylor Land is only in Kentucky for a few short days, but while here, she is enjoying the beautiful weather and making magic aboard Merlin. Land and Merlin were one of only two duos to go double clear in the Junior/Amateur-Owner High Jumpers before they earned the win today at the Kentucky Summer Classic. In the Junior/Amateur-Owner Medium Jumpers, Jennifer Santana and Horseflight.com Kendall were fast and faultless to win the class in the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park.

 

Course designer Marina Azevedo of Brazil set a course that presented riders with an oxer-vertical double combination, a vertical-oxer-vertical triple combination and an open water option.

Taylor Land and Merlin

Taylor Land and Merlin

Land and Merlin were the first pair to go clear over the first round track, and they would prove to be one of  only two pairs to do so. Following their initial ride, Land and Merlin immediately advanced to the jump-off and made it through the seven obstacle short course in a clear time of 32.137 seconds.

 

“Merlin is so fast. You just think about where you want to make turns, and he’s already going. He’s super quick. His turning ability is unbelievable,” mentioned Land.

 

Land and Merlin’s time would remain untouched, only coming into contest when Chelsea Moss and her own Lorena 90 successfully negotiated the first course. Moss and Lorena 90 began the jump-off round quick and clean, but a slightly slower pace and a rub over a skinny vertical would leave them with four faults and a jump-off time of 35.198 seconds. Their efforts would be good enough for the second place finish, while Eugenio Garza and Providence, owned by El Milagro of Dallas, TX, claimed the third spot with four faults and a time of 77.751 seconds in the opening round. Garza also finished fourth with four faults and a time of 79.294 seconds aboard his second mount, Milagrett, also owned by El Milagro.

 

Taylor Land’s sister, Frances Land, has seen great success aboard her mount Merlin, but today she turned over the reins to her sister. “Merlin is my sister’s horse, and she’s been riding him for several years. I’m in school at NYU, so I don’t get to ride very often right now. She’s nice enough to let me hop on him once in awhile and get my riding fix in,” explained Land. “Merlin is a like an amazing wind up toy. He’s so wonderful and fun to ride. I literally just got to the show this morning. Usually it would be hard for me to get on another horse and jump around like that, but he is just wonderful and easy.”

 

Land continued, “I love the atmosphere here. Being in that ring is amazing. I love Lexington, and everyone at this horse show is always so friendly. It’s such a wonderful horse show environment. It’s like a mini-vacation to come and show here,” concluded Land.

In the Medium Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers, the first place award went to Jennifer Santana aboard her new mount, Horseflight.com Kendall, or simply “Kendall.” Santana was one of six riders to advance to the jump-off after going clear in the time allowed over the opening 14-obstacle course that again utilized the same oxer-vertical double combination and vertical-oxer-vertical triple combination.

Reid Patton and her own Tissem were the first to go clear and advance to the jump-off. They successfully produced a double clear round, but Sarah Bagworth and her Mount Untouchable quickly surpassed their time of 32.032 seconds. Bagworth, of King City, Ontario, Canada, and Untouchable turned in a double a clear effort in a time of 31.273 seconds, earning them the eventual third place award.

 

Bagworth and Untouchable rode quickly through the course, taking advantage of some tight turns and making it appear as though their time would be tough to beat. Four trips later however, Spencer Smith and Skara Glen’s Intense, owned by Skara Glen Stables of Pittsburgh, PA, made it to the jump-off and demonstrated that the time was in fact easily attainable. They shaved nearly a second off the time to finish double clear in a time of 30.327 seconds.

 

Santana immediately followed Smith, turning in a meticulous first round ride and going directly into the jump-off course. She and Kendall blazed through the jump-off timers in 28.732 seconds, a time that would prove untouchable, earning them the first place position and leaving Smith in second.

 

“Kendall’s a new horse for me,”stated Santana “She is 7-years-old, and she is a dream. This is my second horse show with her. The first one we did was in Venice, and she just arrived in the U.S. My husband [Pablo Santana] picked her out, and she’s just been a dream from the get go. I loved the course today. I thought it was going to be tricky for me just because she has a tremendous stride, even though she’s little, but it really rode well. She waited for me everywhere, and she just gave me the best jumps that I’ve felt with her so far.”

Jennifer Santana and Horseflight.com Kendall

Jennifer Santana and Horseflight.com Kendall

“In the jump-off, I kind of just let her set the pace. I let her tell me how she wanted to go,” explained Santana. “I asked Pablo when I finished ‘is my time catchable?’ He said, ‘Always, You never know who is coming behind you,’ but I don’t think I left the door wide open. I felt like she really landed and knew where we needed to be so I didn’t have to create too much. She naturally set my track. Maybe I get in trouble from my coach saying that, but it just seemed organic. It seemed natural.”

 

The Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers return to Rolex Stadium tomorrow for each of the Low Junior and Amateur-Owner Low Classics, as well as each of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumper Classics. The $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix, sponsored by Audi of Lexington, takes center stage later in the evening, getting underway at 7:30pm. The week will conclude with the WIHS/NAL Children and Adult Jumper Classics on Sunday.

 

JR/A-O HIGH JUMPER RESULTS:

 

1 268 MERLIN TAYLOR LAND  73.064  32.137
2 274 LORENA 90 CHELSEA MOSS  73.858 4  35.198
3 866 PROVIDENCE EUGENIO GARZA 4  77.751
4 867 MILAGRETT EUGENIO GARZA 4  79.294
5 1491 SLF ANNIE LENNOX JOSH DOLAN 4+2  82.405
6 329 FIRENZE VAN DE CADZONDHOEVE ANNA CARDELFE 4+3  83.465
7 471 MILL`S GEORGIA LUCAS PORTER 8  77.601
8 221 AandA CHARLY ISABELLE POTTS 8  78.537
9 151 ZILVERFEE ABBYGALE FUNK 4+5  85.456
10 658 HIGH FIVE KC VAN AAREM 16  80.114

 

 

JR/A-O MEDIUM JUMPER RESULTS:

 

1 1426 HORSEFLIGHT.COM KENDALL JENNIFER SANTANA  82.213  28.732
2 1384 SKARA GLEN`S INTENSE SPENCER SMITH  87.327  30.327
3 403 UNTOUCHABLE SARAH BAGWORTH  85.925  31.273
4 149 CARUS Z ABBYGALE FUNK  82.541  31.632
5 727 TISSEM REID PATTON  86.235  32.032
6 1066 UNDINE LIZ ATKINS  85.763 4  32.824
7 9 CATCHER MEGAN MAC PHERSON 0+1  89.751
8 691 LA COCO SOPHIE WALKER 0+3  91.348
9 912 MTM BALVINO BRANDON HOWARD 4  80.724
10 1419 WAIT AND SEE ALI BOONE 4  83.530

The Fieldstone Spring Festival Hosts Top Hunter/Jumper Highlights

May 12, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Halifax, MA – May 11, 2013 – The time is quickly approaching for the long-awaited Fieldstone Spring Festival, the day when the Fieldstone Show Park will surely delight local, regional and national competitors to the newly improved show grounds. Twenty-seven years ago, the Fieldstone Show Park was built to accommodate one-day horse shows, but its demand and prestige has only continued to grow throughout the years, and after a well-deserved two-phase overhaul, the show grounds are sure to impress and bring in top competition during the Fieldstone Spring Festival.

 

The Fieldstone Spring Festival will mark the beginning of top competition from May 15-19, 2013, at the Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, MA. Jumper highlights include the $7,500 Open Speed Derby and the $7,500 Welcome Stake. The most anticipated jumper event of the week will take place on Saturday, May 18, where the top riders in the nation will gather on the all-grass Grand Prix field for the $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix. The distinguished class offers the eligibility for riders to be included in the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List.

 

Last year, Jean Sheptoff piloted A Mi Des Gemmes to the top of the leader board in the $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix. It was filled with nail-biting excitement as spectators looked out onto the field to see some of the top names in the industry race against the timers for their chance at victory. The horse and rider combination returned for the Plymouth Rock Classic $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix to defend their title, and came out shining once again with the lion’s share of the prize money.

 

The $7,500 Open Speed Derby and the $7,500 Welcome Stake will also take place on the all-grass Grand Prix field, offering a change of venue and footing for many of the horses and their riders. Last year David Tromp and Zidane Z took the blue ribbon in the $7,500 Welcome Stake, while Kristen Bumpus and Cupid secured the win in the $7,500 Open Speed Derby.

 

The Fieldstone Show Park

The Fieldstone Show Park

The jumpers will also have the chance to showcase their mounts during the Open Jumper sections, as well as the 5, 6 & 7/8 Year Old Young Jumpers. 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 Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHOF) Jumper Classic and the $3,000 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 the $2,500 Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic.

 

The week of premier hunter showing will include the $10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby, the $2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby and the $2,500 Pony Classic. These classes will offer hunter riders the chance to compete on the grass field, showcasing their talents with their mounts. The derbies will be reminiscent of a hunt field with natural fences and shrubbery. Professionals, juniors and amateurs alike are welcome to compete.

 

On Friday, May 17, riders will gather on the grass field to take their turn at the challenging hunter derby courses. Beginning at 8 am, riders will have the opportunity to participate in the 2’9″ and 3’3″ Derby Warm-Up sections. Around 11:30 am, the $2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby will commence. After a pair claims victory in the 2’9″ division, the fences will be raised to 3’3″ for the next set of competition. At precisely 3 pm, the $10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby will begin.

 

The final day of competition will begin with the $1,500 Adult Hunter Classic. The Fieldstone Spring Festival is one of the few horse shows to host classes on the Grand Prix field for the adults, children and pony riders alike. Soon after the Adult Hunter Classic is pinned, the $1,500 Children’s Hunter Classic will have its turn in the limelight, and the day will conclude with the $2,500 Pony Hunter Classic.

 

While competing at the Fieldstone Show Park this spring and summer, exhibitors and their families will have the opportunity to explore Boston and Cape Cod. They can also take a short drive to the Plymouth waterfront to experience whale watches and visit historic Plymouth Plantation and The Mayflower.

 

For more information on the Fieldstone Spring Festival and approaching summer shows, as well as online prize lists and schedules, please visit www.FieldstoneShowPark.com.

For more information on Stadium Jumping and the approaching Fieldstone Spring Festival, please visit www.FieldstoneShowPark.com. You can also follow the Fieldstone Horse Shows on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fieldstone.equestrian.

 

The Fieldstone Spring Festival and Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic prize list is now available online.

The Fieldstone Spring Festival and Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic prize list is now available online.

FIELDSTONE SPRING FESTIVAL 2013 HORSE SHOW FAST FACTS

 

Events: 2013 Fieldstone Spring Festival and Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic

 

What: The Fieldstone Spring Festival includes five days of top hunter/jumper competitions during the month of May. The Fieldstone Spring Festival is host to the $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix, $7,500 Welcome Stake, $7,500 Open Speed Derby and the all-new $10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby and $2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby.

 

Where:

Fieldstone Show Park

21 Plymouth St.

Halifax, MA, 02338

 

When:

 

FIELDSTONE SPRING FESTIVAL – May 15-19, 2013

$25,000 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 – June 18, 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′

 

PLYMOUTH ROCK HUNTER/JUMPER CLASSIC – June 19-23, 2013

$25,000 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

 

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 Halifax Center. Fieldstone Farm is 1.2 miles on the left.

 

Information:

 

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

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

Stable 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 GGT All Weather 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′, Equtitaion 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)

email: susiemorr@aol.com 

website:  www.stadiumjumping.com

 

Media Contact:

Phelps Media Group, Inc.

12230 Forest Hill Blvd.

Suite 214

Wellington, FL 33414

561-753-3389 (phone)

561-753-3386 (fax)

pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com  
www.phelpsmediagroup.com 

 

Rolex FEI World Cup Final Champion Beezie Madden Returns to U.S. Competition at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows

May 01, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

North Salem, NY – May 1, 2013 – The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are proud to welcome the 2013 Rolex FEI World Cup Final winner, Beezie Madden, back to the United States. Her first competition will be the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, held on May 7-12 and 14-19, 2013. In addition to Madden, local rider and Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, will be at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows. Ward placed fifth in this year’s World Cup Final. Come watch both riders as they return to the show ring on U.S. soil!

 

Not only can you watch the world’s best at Old Salem Farm, you can also be a part of a “Welcome Back” celebration on Sunday, May 12. The party will honor Madden, Ward, and all of the United States riders from the World Cup Final. We will honor Madden on her amazing achievement of winning for the United States, and fans will be able to meet her and other riders at an autograph signing following Sunday’s grand prix class.

 

Beezie Madden holds the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals trophy

Beezie Madden holds the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals trophy

 

Madden, one of only five women to have won the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals, is looking forward to showing at the Old Salem Spring Horse Shows. “We love the facility and the improvements they’ve done there. We always look forward to jumping on the grass field,” she described.

 

Madden also pointed out that the effort that Old Salem Farm puts into their events is appreciated by the riders. “We love being at a show where they try to make the show special, and it’s nice to have a show with personality!” she remarked.

 

Some of her mounts, such as Amadora, Vanilla, and Mademoiselle will compete during the first week, and her 2012 Olympic mount, Coral Reef Via Volo, will be aimed for the grand prix during the second week.

 

The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, rated the #11 show in North America by the North American Riders Group, has a full schedule of fun events for exhibitors and spectators. General admission, set at $20.00 per car on Friday-Sunday, generates proceeds to support the Old Salem Farm Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

 

Join us at these great events!

 

Sunday, May 5

11:00am-4:00pm: Welcome Day: Off-Road Adventure – Test Drive a Land Rover!, JustWorld’s Horseless Horse Show, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Face Painting, Make a Wolf Mask and Paw Prints with Wolf Conservation Center, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides from Cimarron Ranch, and see Seth Dale – Magicial for all ages!

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Friday, May 10

Noon: $25,000 New York Welcome Stake

3:30pm: Canine Puissance

5:00-6:30pm: Victoria’s Pizzeria “Make Your Own Pizza” Exhibitor Party

6:00pm: You’re Invited! Meet Atka the Ambassador Wolf from the Wolf Conservatory Center of North Salem

 

Saturday, May 11

1:00-3:00pm: $5,000 Equitation Challenge Reception, presented by AIG/Kaplow Insurance Agency and Heritage Farm

1:30pm: $5,000 Equitation Challenge

3:00-4:00pm: Ice Cream Social sponsored by The Gochman Family

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Sunday, May 12

2:00pm: $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, presented by Suncast

 

Mother’s Day Sunday Ride for Research

 

Friday, May 17

Noon: $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem

4:00pm: $5,000 Groom’s Class

5:00-6:30pm: Pasta Extravaganza! “Make Your Own Pasta” Exhibitor Party with Hilby the Skinny German Juggling Boy, called “Rivetingly Absurd” by The New York Times

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Saturday, May 18

1:00pm: $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem

3:00-4:00: Ice Cream Social sponsored by Marshall & Sterling Insurance

3:30pm: $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate

5:00-6:30pm ASPCA Equine Advocacy Reception

(R.S.V.P. devia.brown@aspca.org or 212-8767700, x 4676)

 

Sunday, May 19

2:30pm: $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group

11:00am – 4:00pm: ASPCA Adoption Day! Meet rescued dogs, cats, and miniature horses looking for forever homes!

 

Scan to enjoy the show jumping action at Old Salem

Scan to enjoy the show jumping action at Old Salem

 

The $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, presented by Suncast, on May 12, the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, on May 18, and the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on May 19 will all be broadcast on the USEF Network.com presented by Smartpak. You may watch these events LIVE as they happen at www.USEFNetwork.com or www.oldsalemfarm.net.

 

The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows celebrate its 31st year in 2013 and offer two weeks of exceptional equestrian sport on May 7-12 and May 14–19 at one of the nation’s premier and newly renovated equestrian facilities, Old Salem Farm, in North Salem, New York. Old Salem’s beautifully manicured grounds, list of elite horses and riders, and fantastic social gatherings draw spectators from Westchester County and beyond to watch horses and ponies of every size compete for almost $500,000 in prize money. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows feature over 130 hunter and jumper classes each week, bringing together top competitors, including Olympic show jumpers, from across the country. For more information, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net/mayhome.

 

Photo Credit: Beezie Madden – © The Chronicle of the Horse Photo. Other photos – © Parker/Russell – The Book LLC. These photos may be used only in relation to this press release and with proper credit.

 

Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O Are Regal in FEI Intermediaire-1 Freestyle at WEF Dressage Classic, CDI 3* presented by Today’s Equestrian & Fellows

March 18, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Wellington, FL – March 17, 2013 – The WEF Dressage Classic, CDI 3* presented by Today’s Equestrian & Fellows wrapped up competition today at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The highlight class was the FEI Intermediaire-1 Freestyle, with Caroline Roffman (USA) and Her Highness O taking the top prize. The Florida Youth Championships presented by Dressage4kids and sponsored by PanaCavallo wrapped up with awards in four divisions, and the Para-Equestrian competition had their presentations to honor the top teams and individuals. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival continues next with the Wellington CDI 5* presented by Diamante Farms on April 4-7, 2013.

 

For the FEI Intermediaire-1 Freestyle, there were seven entries. Winning the class with a score of 75.125% was Roffman and Her Highness O, a 10-year-old Hanoverian mare by Hohenstein x Weltmeyer. Second place went to Christilot Boylen (CAN) and Dio Mio with a score of 74.650%, while Kimberly Herslow (USA) and Rosmarin were third with 73.125%.

Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O.  Photo © SusanJStickle.com

Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O.
Photo © SusanJStickle.com

 

Roffman, who owns and runs Lionshare Dressage in Wellington, FL, with Endel Ots, has owned Her Highness O for three years. She found the mare after her career as a broodmare. Despite little knowledge under saddle, she thought the mare was “pretty special,” and developed her with then co-owner Jennifer Lind. She purchased her outright this past August. “I have to thank Jennifer Lind for letting me do that. She made it possible,” Roffman said. The pair won the Developing Horse championship last year. This is only their third CDI international small tour and it was their first freestyle together.

 

Roffman remarked, “I have to say thank you to Terri Gallo because that freestyle is five years old and it works with every horse. All my stars fell and aligned today because it was not exactly the most well-prepared test! It’s a really great mare and I’m very lucky to have her.”

 

Despite her small stature at 16 hands and Roffman’s height at six feet, they work well together when Her Highness O enters the show ring. “She’s very small, (but) she will never let you know that. She is true to her name. She thinks she’s queen and everyone should bow to her. When you tack her up, it’s like she has an alter ego. She has a lot of pride. I think she’s happy not be a brood mare anymore. I think she really likes being a show horse and wants to be treated a certain way. Her character is awesome,” Roffman described.

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Caroline Roffman and Her Highness O with judge Ulrike Nivelle, and Dr. Diane Fellows. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

While the canter is noted as a slight weakness for Her Highness O by Roffman, today’s freestyle helped. “It’s not a bad canter, but she gets a little tense. Teaching her changes was difficult because she was so hot. Surprisingly today, the changes on a bent line actually helped. I think she was wondering where we were going. It was really a freestyle today!” Roffman smiled.

 

Roffman believes that Her Highness O has the capability to do the Large Tour test. “Her best qualities are piaffe and passage. I believe in her a lot. What she may not have in talent, she’ll make up for in heart,” she explained. “She wants it as much as I do. She doesn’t like being second in the awards ceremony.”

 

Inaugural Florida Youth Championships Help Young Riders

 

The Florida Youth Championships presented by Dressage4kids and sponsored by PanaCavallo were a great success with winners in four divisions. The program is to help young dressage riders gain experience and education for the high performance levels.

 

The winner of the Brentina Cup class was Julie McKean of Camden, ME. She and Stelina had a total of 64.617. McKean has been riding Stelina for a year and a half, and they have had success in the Brentina Cup at the national championships, placing sixth. “I’m really excited because our partnership has come a long way. We’re riding with a new level of consistency,” she said.

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Julie McKean with Kim Boyer, Lendon Gray, and Michael Davis. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

McKean looked forward to competing in the classes at the AGDF. “I was really motivated to be in this particular CDI because I hadn’t ridden in front of a full panel of judges since Devon. I need to get my feet back in international waters! It was a confidence builder for me because we went in and put in a really steady test, pretty clean. We have to work on maintaining uphill balance and I feel that we did that.”

 

Fifteen-year-old Bebe Davis of Bedminster, NJ, captured two top prizes. She and Poldy 10 won the FEI Pony Division with a total of 67.763, while Rotano was tops in the FEI Junior Division on a total of 66.009. Davis and Poldy 10, who is 17 years old, are in their second season together in Florida. They won the national championship title in 2012 and were champions at Devon. “He’s my favorite pony; I love him so much. I brought him last minute and I’m really glad I did. I was nailing everything and it’s all coming along so well. My hard work is paying off. He’s just the best.”

 

This is Davis’ first season in the junior division and showing with Rotano. “I’m just starting to get to know him and how to warm him up,” she said.

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Bebe Davis and Rotano. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

Davis was excited to participate in the Championships. “In dressage, the young riders is not as big of a program. To see people care about what we do and appreciate it for all the hard work we put in, it’s really great. This weekend was about learning for me,” she related. “I’m learning to keep riding every single show like it’s no big deal. If you show your horse to the best of their ability and ride to the best of your ability, it’s really going to pay off. You end up being happy with yourself because you’ve done the best that you can do, regardless of the score.”

 

Alexa Derr, who is 18 and from Reinholds, PA, won the FEI Young Riders division with Just Livingston with a total of 63.991. They have only been together since November. Derr noted, “My goal was to have a clean test and to really work on some of the areas that I have been having difficulty with, like canter pirouettes and lateral work. It’s his strong point, but not always mine. I was really wanting to have a nice, polished, expressive test.”

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Alexa Derr with Kim Boyer, Lendon Gray and Michael Davis. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

Derr is a participant in the Winter Intensive Training Program with Lendon Gray, who heads the Dressage4kids program. What Derr enjoyed most about the program and today’s championship was the support from all of her fellow competitors. “For me, that was really such a cool feeling to have all the support and be able to support everybody else. I felt like everyone was there for each other,” she said. “It didn’t feel like a championship; it felt like everybody was out there to do their personal best and have fun with it as well.”

 

Para-Equestrian CPEDI Helps Riders Qualify for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

 

The CPEDI competition finished up today and had awards ceremonies for the grade winners as well as the team competition and overall high point. Canada won the team competition with a total of 399.598 from riders Lauren Barwick on Off to Paris, Jody Schloss with Inspector Rebus, Ashley Gowanlock and Ferdonia 2, and Lynne Poole with Vasco E.

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The Canadian Para-Equestrian Team. Photo © Lindsay McCall

In today’s Freestyle classes, the winners were:

Grade Ia – Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus, 69.000%

Grade Ib – Ashley Gowanlock and Ferdonia 2, 68.417%

Grade II – Lauren Barwick and Off to Paris, 68.667%

Grade III – Eleanor Brimmer and Carino H, 64.333%

Grade IV – Mary Jordan and Sebastian, 70.583%

 

Mary Jordan, of Wells, ME, was named the High Point Rider with Sebastian, a horse owned by Deecie Denison that she has been riding for two years. “I needed a horse with world-class gaits. We had an instant chemistry,” she recalled. “She’s been very supportive of letting me ride him and train him. We campaigned heavily leading up to the London Paralympics.”

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Mary Jordan and Sebastian. Photo © Lindsay McCall

While the pair just missed competing as they were the alternates for the Paralympics, Jordan has learned and grown with Sebastian and her trainers, Jessica and Missy Ransehousen. In addition to working full-time as a feed representative for Cavalor in New England and raising a 16-year-old, she has competed in Para-Equestrian since 2009.

 

“I had been competing in dressage and three-day eventing my whole life. Eleven years ago I was the third person in my family diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. My father was a quadriplegic that I never saw stand or walk. I had some challenging times when I was first diagnosed, but I got really proactive about my health,” Jordan explained. “Then I found out about Para-Equestrian. It was always my goal to ride for my country, like every other little girl that ever lived! But it was a new door that opened to me. It’s been so much fun. I’ve been blown away by the Para experience.”

 

The U.S. team of Laureen Johnson, USEF Para-Equestrian High Performance Manager, team coach Missy Ransehousen, Mary Jordan, Eleanor Brimmer, Laurietta Oakleaf, and Judge Bo Ahman. Not pictured: Sydney Collier. Photo © Lindsay McCall

The U.S. team of Laureen Johnson, USEF Para-Equestrian High Performance Manager, team coach Missy Ransehousen, Mary Jordan, Eleanor Brimmer, Laurietta Oakleaf, and Judge Bo Ahman. Not pictured: Sydney Collier. Photo © Lindsay McCall

 

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Laureen Johnson and Chef d’Equipe Hope Hand.
Photo © Lindsay McCall.

 

Jordan rode her own homebred horse at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), and her goal is to compete at the 2014 WEG. Showing at the AGDF has helped her get a qualifying score. “It’s such an amazing facility and the footing was wonderful,” she expressed. “We can’t thank everyone enough for opening the doors to US Para. It’s our first qualifier for the WEG. We have so few three-stars in the country, so we’re extremely grateful as riders to have a facility to come to and have a feeling of European competition here with some of the best riders in the world.”

 

Full results and more information can be found at www.globaldressagefestival.com.

 

Final Results: FEI Intermediaire-1 Freestyle

1 Caroline Roffman (USA), Her Highness O: 71.125, 77.000, 75.500, 76.125, 75.875, 75.125

2 Christilot Boylen (CAN), Dio Mio: 75.125, 75.500, 75.000, 71.750, 75.875, 74.650

3 Kimberly Herslow (USA), Rosmarin: 71.375, 73.875, 72.250, 74.875, 73.250, 73.125

4 Carlos Munoz (ESP), Klouseau: 66.000, 69.375, 69.000, 67.625, 67.250, 67.850

5 Evi Strasser (CAN), Rigaudon Tyme: 66.750, 69.125, 68.750, 66.500, 65.625, 67.350

6 Katharina Stumpf (AUT), Nymphenburg’s Love: 65.625, 67.750, 67.500, 69.000, 66.750, 67.325

7 Kathy W. Priest (USA), Wild Dancer: 63.375, 67.250, 64.125, 69.625, 68.500, 66.575

 

Photo Credit: Photos © SusanJStickle.com and Lindsay McCall. These photos may be used only in relation to this press release and must include photo credit.

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About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring five CDIs, including a 5*, the first non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, and nine U.S. national events.The Adequan GDF is offering more than $275,000 in prize money for the five international competitions making it one of the richest circuits in the world. In addition to the CDIs with national competitions, the Adequan GDF will feature six separate national shows to be held at the Stadium section of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds. The Adequan GDF encompasses almost 60 acres of the former Palm Beach Polo Grounds. The facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area for the International Arena fully catered for relaxing and having an enjoyable experience.

 

First Founding Sponsors: Matt Varney, Chris and Rob Desino, Wellington Equestrian Realty; William Pearson and Janet Richardson-Pearson, Chesapeake Dressage Institute of Annapolis, MD; Devon and Terri Kane, Diamante Farm; Joe and Gaye Scarpa, Magnolia Farm; Tuny Page and Family, Stillpoint Farm; and Kimberly and Frederic Boyer, United States P.R.E. Association

 

Founding Sponsors: Ashley Holzer and Diane Fellows, Today’s Equestrian; Bethany Peslar, Everglades Dressage; Betsy Juliano, Havensafe Farm; Carol and Rebecca Cohen, Two Swans Farm LLC; Janne Rumbough, MTICA Farm; Mike & Roz Collins; Suhail and PJ Rizvi, Peacock Ridge; and Tim and Susie Dutta, The Dutta Corp.

 

Corporate Sponsors

Brown Distributing, Champion Equine Insurance, Charles Owen, Chronicle of the Horse, Custom Saddlery, Der Dau, Dever Golf Carts, Equestrian Services International (ESI), Elite Equestrian Magazine, European Dressage Connection, Everglades Farm Equipment, Gold Coast Feed & Supply, Horse Of Course, Horseware Ireland, Interagro Lusitanos, Moet Hennessy USA, Nespresso USA, Paddock Cakes, Palm Beach Equine Clinic, Pennfield, Piaffe Performance, Premier Equestrian, Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, Rolex, Sanctuary at PBIEC, Show Chic, Sidelines Magazine, World Equestrian Brands

 

Please visit

www.globaldressagefestival.com

www.equestriansport.com

or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

 

Adequan Global Dressage Festival is located at

13500 South Shore Blvd, Wellington, Florida 33414

Susan Dutta and Currency DC Victorious in FEI Grand Prix Special at WEF Dressage Classic, CDI 3* presented by Today’s Equestrian & Fellows

March 17, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Wellington, FL – March 16, 2013 – The WEF Dressage Classic, CDI 3* presented by Today’s Equestrian & Fellows at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued today with classes for the Large Tour and Small Tour. Susan Dutta and Currency DC won the FEI Grand Prix Special, while Kim Herslow and Rosmarin won their second class in a row in the FEI Intermediaire-1. The CDI 3* and National competition wrap up with tomorrow’s classes. The next show for the AGDF is the Wellington CDI 5* presented by Diamante Farms on April 4-7, 2013.

 

The judges for today’s FEI Grand Prix Special were: Carlos Lopes at E, Janet Foy at H, Sandy Phillips at C, Ulrike Nivelle at M, and Bo Ahman at B.

 

Dutta and Currency DC won the class with a score of 69.396%. Coming in second place was Susan Jaccoma (USA) on Wadamur with a score of 66.063%. Jill Irving (CAN) and Degas 12 were third after they received a score of 65.083%.

 

Susan Dutta and Currency DC. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

Susan Dutta and Currency DC. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

 

Dutta has ridden Currency DC, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Clintino x Classiker, since she bought him as a two and a half year old. The long journey has also been one of learning.

 

Dutta explained, “It’s getting much better. It’s not without effort; I’m always trying to ride better. I have fabulous trainers and we know we have a good horse. It’s just a matter of trying to ride it well. First we had to get him going well, this takes time, and then get us together in the ring, and me confident. I have to really believe. This horse has only been ridden by me. Now I’m starting to believe in myself. I think he really likes me now and likes the way I’m riding him. There’s more in there. This is a super horse. I just have not ridden him to his potential, but I’m getting there. That feels really good. To me, this is a huge step in the right direction.”

 

Dutta trains with Juergen and Christoph Koschel when she travels to Europe in the summer and when they can come to the U.S. She noted, “I knew I needed a grounds person in America. I’m working with Nicholas Fyffe. I owe him a big thank you.”

 

The pair started at the grand prix level three years ago, but there were a few bumps in the road with injuries since then. “This is the first season that he’s starting to look like a real grand prix horse,” Dutta said. “He doesn’t look green anymore. It takes time.”

 

Susan Dutta and Currency DC with judge Sandy Phillips, Dr. Diane Fellows, and Tim Dutta. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

Susan Dutta and Currency DC with judge Sandy Phillips, Dr. Diane Fellows, and Tim Dutta. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

 

Of her test today, Dutta described, “The beginning is so amazing with the passage, extended, passage, extended. I knew I got some points there. I knew I was going to need them. That’s my history is to get way ahead there. It’s a numbers game, so that if my walk wasn’t good or if I made a little canter mistake, I still was higher in the score. I knew in the beginning when he was so easy and on my aids that it was good. I knew he felt good. He was good out here (in the warm-up). I wasn’t nervous. I’m feeling more confident. I think that’s transferring to him.”

 

Speaking of her victory, she said, “For me, winning is great. More than anything though, just riding him well and getting the points was important to me. Confidence builds on confidence and I’m hoping I can layer myself with more confidence and ride really well.”

 

Two In a Row for Herslow and Rosmarin

 

At only eight years old, Rosmarin is proving that his talent is here to stay. The Hanoverian gelding by Rosentanz x Weltmeyer, ridden by Kim Herslow of Stockton, NJ, won the FEI Intermediaire-1 class with a score of 71.026%. Second place went to Christilot Boylen (CAN) and Dio Mio with a score of 70.974%, while Caroline Roffman (USA) and Her Highness O placed third on a score of 69.421%.

 

Kim Herslow and Rosamir. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

Kim Herslow and Rosamir. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

 

Herslow explained that from yesterday to today, her horse felt even better. “I felt like he was even more there for me today. Not that he wasn’t yesterday, but the through-ness was more solid today with him. He’s letting me really ride him in the ring and staying completely with me, which is a really nice feeling. I can push and he never worries about what I’m asking for. Even if it’s not the right thing. He still does it and then comes back and fixes it for me. This is his third I-1 ever, so I’m just thrilled that he’s coming out and that we can still make his canter so much better. We’re just starting and it’s really awesome,” she remarked.

 

Of her test, she said, “His trot tour is always pretty incredible. He’s so rideable in his trot and his fluidity is so nice to ride. His half passes are always a strong point. His walk felt really good to me today. We still have to get our canter stronger. He’s a really long horse so we have some strength to work on, and getting more jump in the canter, which will help the pirouettes and the changes. It’ll help the whole canter tour. There’s still a lot of room to improve, so it’s exciting to know that. He’s still just at the very beginning of his career here.”

 

Despite just starting to earn accolades, Herslow felt that Rosmarin had talent to start with. “He definitely had talent. It’s just been a very slow build-up from a young horse, in a sense that I didn’t do a lot of fancy work with him. I did a lot of basic gymnastic, body-building work with him. I take a lot of time to develop a relationship with him and get his trust. I think that’s what makes us so harmonious,” she explained. “It’s an investment in my time, but it’s so worth it because you see the difference in the ring. He comes out the same every day and he’s a super amazing horse. I’m lucky to own him and feel extremely grateful.”

 

Kim Herslow and Rosamir with judge Sandy Phillips and Dr. Diane Fellows. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

Kim Herslow and Rosamir with judge Sandy Phillips and Dr. Diane Fellows. Photo © SusanJStickle.com

 

Herslow is excited that they still have another class in which to compete tomorrow. It will be the pair’s second time ever in the I-1 Freestyle. “I need to get a little sharper in my preparations for certain things, so we still had a few little mistakes, but he was listening. He did exactly what I asked him for. I’m hoping to clean that up for the freestyle tomorrow, which is a really fun freestyle. I’m excited to ride that tomorrow,” she said.

 

The top United States Para-Equestrian today was Mary Jordan, who rode Sebastian to a score of 66.071% in the FEI Para-Equestrian Individual Champion Test Grade IV. The awards presentations for all of the grades’ team and individual winners will be held tomorrow.

 

Mary Jordan and Sebastian. Photo © Lindsay McCall.

Mary Jordan and Sebastian. Photo © Lindsay McCall.

 

Winning both yesterday’s and today’s FEI Junior classes was Paula Matute (ESP) on Escritor de Ymas II. They received a score of 64.595% in yesterday’s team class and a 64.026% in today’s Individual class.

 

The WEF Dressage Classic CDI 3* presented by Today’s Equestrian & Fellows concludes tomorrow with the FEI Intermediaire-1 Freestyle along in the CDI competition. The Para-Equestrians will also perform their freestyles, while the Florida Youth Championships presented by Dressage4kids and sponsored by PanaCavallo have their final rounds in the main International Arena.

 

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

 

Final Results: FEI Grand Prix Special

Rider, Country, Horse: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total%

1 Susan Dutta (USA) Currency DC: 69.167, 71.250, 69.167, 69.792, 67.604, 69.396

2 Susan Jaccoma (USA), Wadamur: 66.250, 67.708, 66.667, 65.000, 64.688, 66.063

3 Jill Irving (CAN), Degas 12: 66.146, 64.479, 64.167, 67.396, 63.229, 65.083

4 Cesar Parra (USA), Van the Man: 67.188, 66.146, 63.021, 64.063, 64.896, 65.063

5 Evi Strasser (CAN), Action Tyme: 65.208, 65.104, 63.021, 65.521, 65.000, 64.771

6 Diana Mukpo (USA), Pascal: 63.958, 62.188, 65.104, 64.792, 65.000, 64.208

 

Final Results: FEI Intermediaire-1

Rider, Country, Horse: Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total%

1Kimberly Herslow (USA), Rosmarin: 68.421, 72.237, 70.132, 72.632, 71.711, 71.026

2 Christilot Boylen (CAN), Dio Mio: 73.684, 67.763, 72.105, 71.711, 69.605, 70.974

3 Caroline Roffman (USA), Her Highness O: 70.658, 70.789, 68.553, 68.158, 68.947, 69.421

4 Silva Martin (USA), Rosa Cha W: 70.789, 66.974, 65.526, 65.526, 67.237, 67.211

5 Susan Dutta (USA), Lumberjack 12: 65.658, 70.658, 65.395, 66.579, 67.368, 67.132

6 Maya Markowski (CAN), Lumiere: 64.868, 66.053, 66.316, 69.079, 67.632, 66.789

 

Photo Credit: Photos © SusanJStickle.com and Lindsay McCall. These photos may be used only in relation to this press release and must include photo credit.

 

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About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring five CDIs, including a 5*, the first non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, and nine U.S. national events.The Adequan GDF is offering more than $275,000 in prize money for the five international competitions making it one of the richest circuits in the world. In addition to the CDIs with national competitions, the Adequan GDF will feature six separate national shows to be held at the Stadium section of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds. The Adequan GDF encompasses almost 60 acres of the former Palm Beach Polo Grounds. The facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area for the International Arena fully catered for relaxing and having an enjoyable experience.

 

First Founding Sponsors: Matt Varney, Chris and Rob Desino, Wellington Equestrian Realty; William Pearson and Janet Richardson-Pearson, Chesapeake Dressage Institute of Annapolis, MD; Devon and Terri Kane, Diamante Farm; Joe and Gaye Scarpa, Magnolia Farm; Tuny Page and Family, Stillpoint Farm; and Kimberly and Frederic Boyer, United States P.R.E. Association

 

Founding Sponsors: Ashley Holzer and Diane Fellows, Today’s Equestrian; Bethany Peslar, Everglades Dressage; Betsy Juliano, Havensafe Farm; Carol and Rebecca Cohen, Two Swans Farm LLC; Janne Rumbough, MTICA Farm; Mike & Roz Collins; Suhail and PJ Rizvi, Peacock Ridge; and Tim and Susie Dutta, The Dutta Corp.

 

Corporate Sponsors

Brown Distributing, Champion Equine Insurance, Charles Owen, Chronicle of the Horse, Custom Saddlery, Der Dau, Dever Golf Carts, Equestrian Services International (ESI), Elite Equestrian Magazine, European Dressage Connection, Everglades Farm Equipment, Gold Coast Feed & Supply, Horse Of Course, Horseware Ireland, Interagro Lusitanos, Moet Hennessy USA, Nespresso USA, Paddock Cakes, Palm Beach Equine Clinic, Pennfield, Piaffe Performance, Premier Equestrian, Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, Rolex, Sanctuary at PBIEC, Show Chic, Sidelines Magazine, World Equestrian Brands

 

Please visit

www.globaldressagefestival.com

www.equestriansport.com

or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

 

Adequan Global Dressage Festival is located at

13500 South Shore Blvd, Wellington, Florida 33414

Tina Konyot and Calecto V Take FEI Grand Prix Victory at WEF Dressage Classic CDI 3* presented by Today’s Equestrian & Fellows

March 15, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Wellington, FL – March 14, 2013 – The third international competition for the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) began today with the opening CDI competition, the FEI Grand Prix. This week’s show, the WEF Dressage Classic CDI 3*, presented by Today’s Equestrian & Fellows, runs March 14-17, 2013. Today’s winner was Tina Konyot from Palm City, FL, riding Calecto V.

 

There were 55 entries that jogged for the CDI competition this morning, with Carlos Munoz taking home the prize for Best Turnout Award from Show Chic with Klouseau.

 

Carlos Munoz won the Best Turnout Award, sponsored by Show Chic, with Michelle Hundt and Carol Cohen.

Carlos Munoz won the Best Turnout Award, sponsored by Show Chic, with Michelle Hundt and Carol Cohen.

 

The judges for today’s FEI Grand Prix were: Anne Gribbons at E, Janet Foy at H, Isabelle Judet at C, Ulrike Nivelle at M, and Bo Ahman at B.

 

 

 

Konyot and Calecto V, winners of the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle at the last CDI-W competition at the AGDF, won today’s FEI Grand Prix with a score of 70.553%. Cesar Parra (USA) and Van the Man placed second with a score of 68.213%. Susan Dutta (USA) placed third with Currency DC on a score of 67.383%.

 

Tina Konyot and Calecto V

Tina Konyot and Calecto V

 

Konyot traveled from Palm City to Wellington this morning in order to compete, and felt that the early morning wake-up call may have had an effect on Calecto V, her and John Byrialsen’s 15-year-old Danish Warmblood stallion (Come Back II x Rastell).

 

“I had a few little bobbles. It felt maybe just a slight bit tired, and it shouldn’t be because the weather is lovely. I did wake him up at 4 am,” she acknowledged with a smile. “He’s been laying down sleeping; he had three naps today. He’s a very laid-back guy! I was happy with it. I had some very nice things, but we could have just a little bit more energy in the package. Tomorrow is another day.”

 

Tina Konyot and Calecto V with Ashley Holzer, Judge Isabelle Judet, and Dr. Diane Fellows

Tina Konyot and Calecto V with Ashley Holzer, Judge Isabelle Judet, and Dr. Diane Fellows

 

Konyot joked about Calecto’s penchant for napping, “He doesn’t just lay down. He’s lays out flat, goes to sleep, snores. At the Olympics, they took videos of him. He starts running and whinnying in his sleep. You’ve never seen anything like it. That’s just him.”

 

The pair will compete in tomorrow night’s FEI Grand Prix Freestyle and Konyot said she’s sure Calecto will “be on his toes.” She added, “He feels good and he’s happy. He felt very good physically and in his body.”

 

Konyot is looking forward to the evening, which will combine show jumping and dressage. “It should be a beautiful evening. Tomorrow night should be a lot of energy and electricity. That’s very exciting and this is such a gorgeous showgrounds. It’s very special to have it right here.”

 

In addition to their class win, Konyot and Calecto were presented with the Champion Equine Insurance Dressage Style of Riding Award presented by Laura Whitlow of Champion Equine Insurance.

Tina Konyot and Calecto V with Laura Whitlow of Champion Equine Insurance and Ashley Holzer of Today's Equestrian

Tina Konyot and Calecto V with Laura Whitlow of Champion Equine Insurance and Ashley Holzer of Today’s Equestrian

 

In the national divisions, Megan Glynn had a one-two finish in the FEI Prix St. Georges – AA class with Tyto (62.303%) and Everybody’s Darling (61.908%). The high score of the day was Alix Szepesi on Primative Dancer, who did the First Level Test 2 in the USEF Test of Choice and received a 74.189%.

 

The Para-Equestrian competition begins tomorrow in the Van Kampen Covered Arena, along with a full schedule of competition in the National divisions in the Wellington Equestrian Realty Rings 1 and 2. The Para-Equestrian riders will compete tomorrow in five grades for their team scores. Their individual tests will run on Saturday, and the team and individual scores combined will determine the team placings. On Sunday, they will have their freestyle classes.

 

Come see top United States para-equestrians such as Mary Jordan on her homebred mare Clever, along with Sebastian, with whom she placed fifth in qualifications for the London Paralympic Team. The Canadians have brought a strong contingent as well, including three out of four of their team from last summer’s Paralympic Games.

 

Don’t miss tomorrow night’s exciting line-up of events at the AGDF, including the $10,000 Head-to-Head Competition over the high jump “Puissance” wall at 6 pm, the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Horseware Ireland under the lights at 7:30 pm, and The Yale Spizzwinks (?) A Capella singing performances. General admission and parking are free, and there will be fantastic raffle prizes handed out to general admission seat holders. It will be a night of power and grace for equestrian sport that you won’t want to miss!

 

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

 

Final Results: FEI Grand Prix

 

Rider, Country, Horse, Judge E %, Judge H %, Judge C %, Judge M %, Judge B %, Total %

 

1 Tina Konyot (USA), Calecto V: 71.702, 73.404, 72.553, 67.234, 67.872, 70.553

 

2 Cesar Parra (USA), Van the Man: 69.255, 65.851, 69.787, 70.638, 65.532, 68.213

 

3 Susan Dutta (USA), Currency DC: 68.298, 66.596, 65.745, 70.638, 65.638, 67.383

 

4 Jill Irving (CAN), Pop Art: 65.638, 68.936, 66.809, 66.170, 66.383, 66.787

 

5 Evi Strasser (CAN), Action Tyme: 66.383, 65.319, 65.106, 65.106, 65.851, 65.553

 

5 Mikala Munter Gundersen (DEN), My Lady: 64.894, 65.957, 64.468, 65.000, 67.447, 65.553

 

Photo Credit: Photos © SusanJStickle.com. These photos may be used only in relation to this press release and must include photo credit.

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About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring five CDIs, including a 5*, the first non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, and nine U.S. national events.The Adequan GDF is offering more than $275,000 in prize money for the five international competitions making it one of the richest circuits in the world. In addition to the CDIs with national competitions, the Adequan GDF will feature six separate national shows to be held at the Stadium section of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds. The Adequan GDF encompasses almost 60 acres of the former Palm Beach Polo Grounds. The facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area for the International Arena fully catered for relaxing and having an enjoyable experience.

 

First Founding Sponsors: Matt Varney, Chris and Rob Desino, Wellington Equestrian Realty; William Pearson and Janet Richardson-Pearson, Chesapeake Dressage Institute of Annapolis, MD; Devon and Terri Kane, Diamante Farm; Joe and Gaye Scarpa, Magnolia Farm; Tuny Page and Family, Stillpoint Farm; and Kimberly and Frederic Boyer, United States P.R.E. Association

 

Founding Sponsors: Ashley Holzer and Diane Fellows, Today’s Equestrian; Bethany Peslar, Everglades Dressage; Betsy Juliano, Havensafe Farm; Carol and Rebecca Cohen, Two Swans Farm LLC; Janne Rumbough, MTICA Farm; Mike & Roz Collins; Suhail and PJ Rizvi, Peacock Ridge; and Tim and Susie Dutta, The Dutta Corp.

 

Corporate Sponsors

 

Brown Distributing, Champion Equine Insurance, Charles Owen, Chronicle of the Horse, Custom Saddlery, Der Dau, Dever Golf Carts, Equestrian Services International (ESI), Elite Equestrian Magazine, European Dressage Connection, Everglades Farm Equipment, Gold Coast Feed & Supply, Horse Of Course, Horseware Ireland, Interagro Lusitanos, Moet Hennessy USA, Nespresso USA, Paddock Cakes, Palm Beach Equine Clinic, Pennfield, Piaffe Performance, Premier Equestrian, Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, Rolex, Sanctuary at PBIEC, Show Chic, Sidelines Magazine, World Equestrian Brands

 

Please visit

www.globaldressagefestival.com

www.equestriansport.com

or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

 

Adequan Global Dressage Festival is located at

13500 South Shore Blvd, Wellington, Florida 33414

Christilot Boylen Sweeps Small Tour at the Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W presented by USPRE Association

February 18, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

Wellington, FL – February 17, 2013 – The Florida Dressage Classic CDI-W, presented by USPRE Association, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival finished today with the last class of the Small Tour. Christilot Boylen (CAN) captured the top spot again today winning the $6,000 FEI Intermediaire I Freestyle, sponsored by Havensafe Farm.

 

Click the link to watch an interview with Christilot Boylen! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXKs4-AjU9E

 

Judges for this afternoon’s class were Jane Weatherwax (USA) at E, Victoire Mandl (AUT) at H, Jacques Van Daele (BEL) at C, Jennie Loriston-Clarke (GBR) at M, and Jean-Michel Roudier (FRA) at B.

 

It was a great weekend for Boylen, winning all her classes that she entered. Receiving a score of 73.375% atop Dio Mio (De Niro x Charmeur), she was overjoyed at his performance this afternoon. Of the 10-year-old black Hanoverian gelding, she commented, “Today was the first time we had done our Freestyle as I just got the music two days ago! He had some trouble in the lines, but overall I am pleased.”

 

Christilot Boylen and Dio Mio

Christilot Boylen and Dio Mio

 

 

Up next for the six-time Olympian is competing with her young horses. “They are all very talented. I believe that the older, more experienced riders should be on the young, green horses and vice versa. That’s a mixture that works well. I can offer these horses a lot more support, because I’ve done it so often. To support them in their first attempts gives a really great foundation. If they have good experiences in the ring, they will grow on that. Otherwise, they lose their confidence and will to perform in the arena,” reflected Boylen.

 

Christilot Boylen and Dio Mio with Missy Sage of Havensafe Farm, judge Jacques Van Daele and Aliza Korasz of Equestrian Sport Productions

Christilot Boylen and Dio Mio with Missy Sage of Havensafe Farm, judge Jacques Van Daele and Aliza Korasz of Equestrian Sport Productions

 

A special award was given today to the high point winners in the FEI Test of Choice. The Der Dau Dream Team Award was presented to Neve Myburgh (GER) riding Caroline Roffman’s Accent Aigu Frh (Amerigo Vespucci XX x Trapper) and Janne Rumbough (USA) riding her mount Afilado (Gaucho III x BW Maravilla).

The USPRE Assocation gave special awards as well to Janne Rumbough and Rachel Chowanec.

 

Janne Rumbough (left) and Rachel Chowanec

Janne Rumbough (left) and Rachel Chowanec

 

With the Florida Dressage Classic, CDI-W presented by USPRE Association in the books, competition resumes at The Stadium on March 14-17, 2013, with the WEF Dressage Classic, CDI 3* presented by Today’s Equestrian & Fellows.

 

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

 

Final Results: $6,000 FEI Intermediare Freestyle sponsored by Havensafe Farm

 

1. Dio Mio, Christilot Boylen (CAN): E: 72.625%, H: 71.375%, C: 78.625%, M: 74.000%, B: 70.250%, Total: 73.375%

2. Tolstoy, Nicholas Fyffe (AUS): E: 66.875%, H: 71.750%, C: 68.750%, M: 69.000%, B: 64.625%, Total: 68.200%

3. Rigaudon Tyme, Evi Strasser (CAN): E: 66.875%, H: 70.000%, C: 66.875%, M: 68.875%, B: 66.125%, Total: 67.750%

4. Nymphenburg’s Love, Katharina Stumpf (AUT): E: 62.625%, H: 68.125%, C: 60.125%, M: 61.625%, B: 64.375%, Total: 63.375%

5. Ungaro, Sonia Zugel (IRL): E: 62.250%, H: 61.875%, C: 58.375%, M: 63.125%, B: 64.625%, Total: 62.050%

 

Photo Credit: Photos © SusanJStickle.com. These photos may be used only in relation to this press release and must include photo credit.

 

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About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:
The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (GDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring five CDIs, including a 5*, the first non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, and nine U.S. national events.The Adequan GDF is offering more than $275,000 in prize money for the five international competitions making it one of the richest circuits in the world. In addition to the CDIs with national competitions, the Adequan GDF will feature six separate national shows to be held at the Stadium section of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) show grounds. The Adequan GDF encompasses almost 60 acres of the former Palm Beach Polo Grounds. The facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area for the International Arena fully catered for relaxing and having an enjoyable experience.

First Founding Sponsors: Matt Varney, Chris and Rob Desino, Wellington Equestrian Realty; William Pearson and Janet Richardson-Pearson, Chesapeake Dressage Institute of Annapolis, MD; Devon and Terri Kane, Diamante Farm; Joe and Gaye Scarpa, Magnolia Farm; Tuny Page and Family, Stillpoint Farm; and Kimberly and Frederic Boyer, United States P.R.E. Association

 

Founding Sponsors: Ashley Holzer and Diane Fellows, Today’s Equestrian; Bethany Peslar, Everglades Dressage; Betsy Juliano, Havensafe Farm; Carol and Rebecca Cohen, Two Swans Farm LLC; Janne Rumbough, MTICA Farm; Mike & Roz Collins; Suhail and PJ Rizvi, Peacock Ridge; and Tim and Susie Dutta, The Dutta Corp.

 

Please visit

www.globaldressagefestival.com

www.equestriansport.com

or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival is located at

13500 South Shore Blvd, Wellington, Florida 33414