Madison Akins pilots her own Chasm Z to the win in Friday’s $5,000 Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classic in the Olympic Arena Week I at the Atlanta Fall Classic.
Week I of the Atlanta Fall Classic offered the Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classics totaling $25,000 in prize money. These popular Children’s/Adult Jumpers Classics kicked off on Friday at a 1.10m, followed by the 1.10m Saturday and wrapped up Sunday with a 1.15m Classic.
Friday’s $5,000 Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classic welcomed 34 horse and rider teams to a course designed by former Assistant Olympic Course Designer, Manuel Esparza.
The first round was set at 74 seconds time allowed and fourteen went clear. The second rounds saw only eight go double clear and Natalie Geller of Canton, Georgia and her own Caletto V led the way with a time of 38.059 seconds, well within the 55 seconds time allowed. Madison Akins of Winder, Georgia in the irons of her own Chasm Z challenged Geller’s time and set the new time to beat at 35.030 seconds. Geller and Caletto V would finish in seventh place overall.
Fairfield Farm, LLC’s Whip Jet 41, piloted by Baily Martin of Birmingham, Alabama, followed Akins and Chasm Z, but their second round time of 37.902 would see them finish in sixth place overall.
Natalie Hughes of Spring Hill, Florida and her own Ramona Quimby were the next to turn in a second round, but four faults in a time of 34.855 would have them finish in ninth place. Mary Elise Nolan of Leeds, Alabama in the irons of her own Take a Chance looked to beat Geller, but their time of 36.724 seconds would find them finishing in fifth.
Hannah Fuller of Green Village, New Jersey and her own Sonrisa’s second round effort resulted in four jump faults and their time of 60.523 seconds earned six time faults; the pair would finish in thirteenth place.
Wimberly Debono of Birmingham, Alabama and her own Indecision turned in a second round effort in a time of 46.588 seconds, but with four jump faults, would finish in twelfth place overall. Cahal, owned and ridden by Mattie Worsham of Cumming, Georgia, turned in a second round effort in a time of 36.341 seconds with four jump faults placing them in tenth place.
Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready, ridden by Sydney Crenshaw of Canton, Georgia, turned in a fault-free second round in a time of 32.905 seconds, stealing the lead from Akins and Chasm Z.
Alexandra Lundin of Austin, Texas and her own Pantera returned for a second round effort, but after posting four faults in a time of 27.262 seconds, would finish in eleventh place overall. Bailey Martin of Birmingham, Alabama and her own Contador De Bornival tried to beat Akins’ time, but after posting a fault-free second round effort in 35.620 seconds, would find themselves in second place. Makoa, owned by Kaitlyn Timblin and ridden by Hannah Fuller, also turned in a second round fault-free performance. Their time of 38.759 seconds would not beat Akins and Chasm Z and the pair finished in eighth place overall. Captivate, owned by Charity Durgin and ridden by Isabel Harbour of Alpharetta, Georgia, also advanced to the second round; however, their fault-free time of 35.960 seconds would not catch Akins and they finished in fourth place overall, leaving Akins and Chasm Z the victors.
Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classics Part II
The second installment of the Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classic 1.10m took place Saturday and offered a purse of $10,000. Thirty eight horse and rider teams navigated the course, but only nine advanced to the jump off round.
Isabel Harbour, in the irons of Charity Durgin’s Captivate, was the first to tackle the course in a time of 75.422 seconds, within the 76 seconds time allowed. Their jump off round resulted in another fault-free effort in 46.129 seconds, within the 64 seconds time allowed and set the time to beat.
Hannah Fuller, in the irons of Kaitlyn Timblin’s Makoa, posted a first round effort in a time of 75.422 seconds and followed Harbour with a fault-free jump off round in 41.982 seconds, ousting Harbour and Captivate from the lead position.
Steven Turilli’s Raphael IV, ridden by Austin Cumming of Madison, Georgia, turned in a first round effort in a time of 75.925 seconds. They followed Fuller in the jump off order and turned in a four fault round in 44.264 seconds, which landed them in eighth place overall. Helen Julianov of Paris, Kentucky in the irons of Palmer Divide Ranch’s Castelli advanced to the jump off round after posting a first round effort in 75.481 seconds. A rail and a time of 50 seconds would see the pair finish in ninth place overall.
Heather Zuber of Zionsville, Indiana riding her own Hawkeye turned in a first round effort in a time of 73.690 seconds and a clear jump off round in a time of 45.837 seconds, which set the new time to beat.
Isabel Harbour and Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready turned in a first round effort in a time of 74.025. Their jump-off round in time of 41.910 seconds took the lead from Zuber.
Mary Elise Nolan and her own Take a Chance posted a first round effort in a time of 76.384 seconds. Their jump off round time of 38.379 put them in the lead although two additional horse and rider teams had yet to go in the jump off round.
Meghan Flanagan and Fairfield Farm’s Fitz followed Nolan in the jump off order and posted a time of 41.548 seconds with four jump faults which would place them in seventh place overall. Akins and Chasm Z were in the last to go position and tried to beat the new time set by Nolan, but their time of 38.833 seconds and four jump faults saw the pair finish in sixth place overall, leaving Nolan and Take a Chance in the winner’s circle.
Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classics Part III
Sunday the $10,000 Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classic was set at 1.15 m and saw twenty five horse and rider teams tackle the first round.
Eleven riders advanced to a second round opportunity and Samantha Johnson of Skillman, New Jersey and her own Airport Duchateau Hollogne led the pack. They followed their first round in a time of 72.009 seconds, within the 76 seconds time allowed, with a clear second round in a time of 33.031 seconds and set the time to beat.
Mattie Worsham of Cumming, Georgia and her own Cabal were the next to go clean in their first round with a time of 69.025 seconds. Their second round effort saw the pair drop a rail earning four jump faults in a time of 30.276 seconds which would place them in ninth place overall.
Christian Currey of Franklin, Tennessee and Page Tredennick’s Vigaro posted a first round effort in a time of 75.396 seconds and a fault-free, second round in a time of 30.751 seconds, setting the new time to beat.
Annie Miller of Salt Lake City, Utah and her own HJ Dudinka followed Currey with a first round effort in a time of 70.121 seconds and turned in a fault-free, second round in a time of 30.264 seconds, ousting Currey and Vigaro from the lead position.
Heather Zuber and her own Phoenix were the next pair to turn in a clean first-round effort in a time of 73.290 seconds. However, their second round in a time of 33.213 seconds wouldn’t beat the time to beat and the pair would finish in seventh place overall. Isabel Harbour and Charity Durgin’s Captivate turned in a clean first round with a time of 75.789 seconds. Their fault-free, second round in a time of 33.026 seconds placed them in fifth place overall.
Camera Ready, owned by Fit to Print Farm and ridden by Isabel Harbour, turned in a fault-free first round in a time of 73.048 seconds. Their second round effort resulted in a fault free time of 32.145 seconds, which would place them in third place overall.
Madison Akins and her own Chasm Z had a clear first round effort in a time of 73.209 seconds; however, a fall in the second round would find them finishing in eleventh place overall. Meghan Flanagan and Fairfield Farms LLC’s Whip Jet 41 turned in a clean first round effort in a time of 73.789 seconds; however, eight jump faults in a time of 33.951 seconds would see the pair finish in tenth place overall.
Zuber returned to the Olympic Arena, this time in the irons of her own Hawkeye and turned in a fault-free, first round effort in a time of 75.763 seconds. Their second round resulted in a time of 32.806 seconds, ensuring Miller and HJ Dudinka the win and placing Zuber and Hawkeye in fourth place overall. Currey and Vigaro finished in second place, followed by Harbour and Camera Ready.
These Children’s/Adult Jumper Classics memorialize Barry Lane, the well-respected Atlanta horse trainer who was a strong supporter of the Atlanta Classics. “These Classics are something that has grown in popularity over the years,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic Company. “We look forward to offering more of these jumper classics at our 2016 shows,” he added.
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