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Brennan and Sun Tzu Win the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome at Gulf Coast Winter Classics

Penny Brennan and Sun Tzu [Photo Credit: Alison Hartwell Photography]

Penny Brennan of Buhl, Alabama and her own Sun Tzu kicked off the opening week of the Gulf Coast Winter Classic with a blue ribbon in the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome besting a field of fifteen horse and rider teams! “That was such a fun class!” exclaimed Brennan. “It was like a horse race! You had a bunch of double clears and they just kept getting faster and faster,” she said.

Shannon Hicks of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia were the first to go in the order and turned in a clear first round effort in a time of 71.808 seconds. Although their second round in a time of 33.234 seconds beat the time allowed of 40 seconds, their four jump faults would see them finish in seventh place overall.

Dennis Murphy, Jr. of Vandiver, Alabama and Lila Sessums’ Jet followed in the order with double clear rounds in times of 76.313 seconds and 37.938 seconds, setting the new time to beat.

Sydney Luzicka of Albuquerque, New Mexico and her own St. John 10:9 were the next to turn in double clear rounds in times of 68.312 seconds and 32.881 seconds, taking the lead.

Hicks returned to the Grand Prix field, this time in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s Emir D and turned in the next double clear round in times of 72.122 seconds and 33.127 seconds, respectively, and would finish the class in fourth place.

Whitney Boyce-Petrey of New Orleans, Louisiana and Lincoln Case’s Canebrake followed with the next clear round in a time of 77.106 seconds.  However, their second round in a time of 50.062 seconds with fifteen faults would find them finishing in eighth place overall.

Dees returned to the field with the next clear first round in the irons of her own Clearwater S and posted double clear rounds in times of 69.987 seconds and 33.828 seconds, respectively, which would earn them a fifth place ribbon.

Brennan and Sun Tzu were the next to turn in double clear rounds. The pair is a force to reckon with each year at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics and it looks as if 2017 will be no exception. Brennan piloted Sun Tzu through the first round fault free in a time of 72.054 seconds. Their lightning fast, clear second round in a time of 29.950 seconds set the new time to beat and would take the lead.

“It was a really fast class!” said Brennan. “There was jump one and then two, then a roll back over the vertical and then another roll back. After the roll back there was a hedge around the gazebo and I swear I cut it so tight I went right through it! There were leaves all around me – that’s how hard I hit it!” she laughed.

“The Horseflight oxer was narrow and square, set on an angle and set up to have the front rail down,” commented Brennan. “It felt like you were jumping into the VIP tent which took the horse’s focus,” she added.  “The way it was set, it was hard to slice it but Shannon sliced it and went through it,” she said. “The distance I saw was the angle and we took the tight distance which is not what I meant to do. But if I hadn’t, we wouldn’t have won the class and Sun Tzu is just that brilliant,” she added. “We did a flat out run to the last jump. I walked it in 10 and I think we did it in 8!” she said.

Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s Al Pachini challenged Brennan and Sun Tzu’s round, posting double clear trips in times of 71.383 seconds and 30.858 seconds, respectively, which would find them finishing in second place.

Sydney Luzicka and her own St. John: 10:9 finished with third place honors and Hicks returned for a fourth place ribbon with Emir D. Sara Dees and her own Clearwater S finished in fifth and Dennis Murphy, Jr. and Jet took sixth place. Hicks returned for seventh with C’Havinia and Whitney Boyce-Petrey and Lincoln Case’s Canebrake finished in eighth place.

Dees and Rico S placed ninth and Dominique Damico and her own Canoso earned a tenth place ribbon.

“My horses had a little time off and this was a first class for us for the season and I’m so happy how well we did!” commented Brennan. “And it was great winning one with my Dad here who flew in from Birmingham, England,” she added. Added her father, “It was worth every bit of the journey! Penny was absolutely brilliant!”

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Jumper Action Wraps Up Week III of the Pensacola Winter Circuit

Shannon Hicks and C’Havinia are greeted in the winner’s circle by sponsor Pensacola Sports [Mr. and Mrs. Ray Palmer and Mr. and Mrs. Jean Clark] and Pam Maldwin, Director of the Escambia County Equestrian Center [photo credit Bob Bell]

Jumper action closed out Week III of the Gulf Coast Pensacola Winter Classic Circuit with the $25,000 Pensacola Sports Grand Prix presented by Nutrena Saturday night as well as the Arenus Jr./Amateur Jumper Classics and Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine & Lameness Child/Adult Jumper Classics on Sunday.

Saturday night welcomed Shannon Hicks of Lake St. Louis, Missouri riding Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia to the winner’s circle after their double clear rounds in the Grand Prix finale that saw eleven horse and rider teams go for the blue.

Hicks and C’Havinia were the first to turn in a clear first round effort in a time of 76.965 seconds, well within the time allowed of 85 seconds. It looked as if there would be no jump off round until Christian Rogge of Spring, Texas and GK Performance Horses’ Kahlua turned in a clear first round effort in a time of 79.913 seconds.

The jump off round was set with a time allowed of 42 seconds and Hicks and C’Havinia were first up. As first to go, they had four faults with a time of 29.955 seconds, leaving the win open for Rogge and Kahlua. However, as last to go, they too had four jump faults and with their time of 39.051 seconds would finish in second place, leaving Hicks and C’Havinia the winners!

Hicks returned for third place with the fastest four fault first round in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s Al Pachini. They posted a first round time of 75.194 seconds.

Fourth place went to last week’s Sidelines’ Grand Prix winner, Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland and Rolling Acres’ Bling Bling for their four fault first round in a time of 75.906 seconds.

Juan Lavieri and his own Don Pedro placed fifth with their four fault first round in a time of 72.629 seconds. Rogge returned for a sixth place ribbon in the irons of his own Mojo TSP after posting a four fault first round in a time of 79.577 seconds. Hicks picked up a seventh with Helen Gilbert’s Emir for their four fault first round in a time of 79.583 seconds and Sarah Dees of Chatom, Alabama placed eighth place with her own Rico S. Hailey Rogge of Lafayette, Louisiana and her own Zine Dine finished in ninth place overall.

The Arenus Jr./Amateur Owner Jumper Classic took place on Sunday and awarded Jennie Nolen of San Antonio, Texas and Daryl Nolen’s Quasi Modo II the blue ribbon for their double clear rounds. Rico S, owned and ridden by Sara Dees of Chatom, Alabama, took the second place ribbon and Ashley Foster of Brookeville, Maryland piloted Rolling Acres’ Carlsberg to a third place finish. Fourth was awarded to Heather Zuber of Zionsville, Indiana and her own Firebird and she also picked up a fifth place ribbon with her own Phoenix. Ashley Shaw of Ellisville, Missouri and her own Capua were awarded sixth place.

The $1,500 Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine & Lameness Child/Adult Jumper Classic saw Austin Cumming of Madison, Georgia and Steven Turilli’s Raphael IV in the winner’s circle, besting a field of twelve horse and rider teams.

Second place was awarded to Abigail Holloway of Eatonville, Georgia and Sarah Milliren’s Zanardil and third place went to Hannah Showell of Ocean City, Maryland and HNS LLC’s Nashville. Caroline Michele Dugas of Vestavia, Alabama and Helene Jones’ Skyfall placed fourth and Nelson Long of Signal Mountain, Tennessee and his own Merlerault were awarded fifth place.

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Christian Rogge and Mojo TSP Win the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome

Christian Rogge and Mojo TSP.

Jumper action Week III of the Gulf Coast Pensacola Winter Classic Circuit kicked off with the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome.

Christian Rogge of Spring, Texas in the irons of his own Mojo TSP rode away with the blue after posting double clear rounds in times of 83.164 seconds and 31.233 seconds.  “I am the owner, rider and breeder of this horse.  I bred him myself and owned him since then and brought him along through the rankings.  Last weekend he did his first Grand Prix and had two rails in the jump off and got sixth. Yesterday he was really cool and understood the jump off better and took the class,” commented Rogge.

First to go, Shannon Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia posted a clear first round effort in a time of 82.252, within the 91 seconds time allowed. Their second round in a time of 32.818 seconds was well within the time allowed of 44 seconds, but four jump faults would find them finishing in third place overall.

Marylisa Leffler of Brookville, Maryland and Rolling Acres’ Bling Bling followed in the order, but four faults in their first round in a time of 78.781 seconds had them finish in eighth place overall.

Rogge had his first ride in the class, GK Performance Horses’ Kahlua, and turned in a clear first round in a time of 87.578 seconds. Their second round in a time of 32.547 seconds resulted in eight jump faults and they would settle into eighth place overall.

Rogge’s wife, Hailey Rogge of Lafayette, Louisiana, followed in the order in the irons of her own Zine Dine. The pair turned in a clear first round in a time of 80.975 seconds and a four fault second round in a time of 33.368 seconds which would see them finish in fifth place overall.

Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s Emir D were next up and went clear in their first round in a time of 80.630 seconds. Their four fault second round in a time of 32.825 seconds earned them fourth place overall.

Leffler and Rolling Acres’ Carlot followed in the order and were the first horse and rider to turn in double clear rounds in times of 80.432 and 32.930 seconds, setting the new time to beat.

The lead was short lived when Christian Rogge and his second ride, his own Mojo TSP, turned in double clear rounds setting the new time to beat at 31.233 seconds.  “Marylisa [Leffler] has some really nice, experienced horses and mine are really young. I was really proud that my horse won and did really well against such seasoned grand prix horses,” commented Rogge.

Hailey Rogge and Andrew Kocher’s Tresor Platiere followed and turned in a four fault first round in a time of 80.55 seconds which earned them a ninth place finish.

Hicks was last to go in the class on Helen Gilbert’s Al Pachini. Although the pair turned in a clear first round in a time of 80.790 seconds, their second round in a time of 33.146 seconds earned eight jump faults and the pair would settle for a seventh place finish overall.

Rogge said, “I want to thank Bob [Bell] for continuing to produce these Pensacola shows.  We love coming here so early in the season so we can develop our horses.”  Rogge continued, “We also love the experienced Classic crew, the office, the in gate, the VIP and all that Allen [Rheinheimer] and Janet [McCarroll] do here to make it such a positive experience for us year after year.  It’s such a nice atmosphere and we really appreciate all the Classic Company does to make this such a great show for us,” he added.

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Jumpin’ in Pensacola Week II

Madison Akins and Chasm Z.

Week II of the Gulf Coast Pensacola Winter Classics wrapped up on Sunday and crowned the victors of the Jr./Amateur Owner Arenus Jumper Classic.

Chasm Z, owned and ridden by Madison Akins of Bogart, Georgia, took the blue ribbon in Sunday’s feature class.

Sara Dee of Chatom, Alabama, riding her own Clearwater S, was the first horse and rider team to turn in a clear first round in a time of 61.849 seconds, well within the 74 seconds time allowed. She held the lead throughout the class and then followed with another clear first round in the irons of her own Rico S posting a time of 57.594. However, their second round in a time of 35.385 seconds resulted in a rail with a four fault jump penalty. Dee sat in first and second place until Madison Akins and her own Chasm Z entered the ring as the last to go. The pair turned in a clear first round in a time of 59.111 seconds and followed with a 36.318 second round, winning the class and moving Dee and Chatom to second place and Rico S to third.

Phoenix, owned and ridden by Heather Zuber of Zionsville, Indiana, placed fourth overall with their four fault first round in a time of 67.000 seconds. Fifth was awarded to Capua, owned and ridden by Ashley Shaw of Ellisville, Missouri, for their eight fault first round in a time of 67.257 seconds and Zuber returned for sixth place with her own Firebird.

The $2,500 Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine and Lameness Child Adult Jumper Classic took place on Sunday and Caroline Michele Dugas of Vestavia, Alabama piloted Helene Jones’ Skyfall to the win after posting double clear rounds in times of 55.058 seconds and 32.078 seconds, respectively.

First to go clear in the class, Mary Elise Nolen of Leeds, Alabama in the irons of her own Celebes Robusta, set the second round time to beat at 34.556 seconds which would see them finish in second place.

Katri Hunter of Washington, DC and her own Addison went clear in the first round as well as their second. However, their time of 39.22 seconds would see them finish in sixth place overall.

Sawyer Evans of Canton, Georgia and her own Contendra followed with double clear rounds and their second round time of 34.647 seconds found them with a third place ribbon. Dugas and Skyfall were next and took the lead and set the new time to beat.

Emily Liens of McClean, Virginia and Equinimity, LLC’s Quiloa went clear in the first round, but their fault free second round in a time of 35.616 seconds would find them finishing in fifth place overall. Abigail Beaty of Indian Springs, Alabama and her own Vin Dulorosa finished in fourth place after a clear second round in a time of 35.336 seconds. Seventh was awarded to Haley Cassidy of Mystic, Connecticut and her own Remy Martin and Hannah Showell of Ocean City, Maryland and HNS LLC’s Nashville placed eighth.

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Leffler and Bling Bling Keep On Winning Week II of Pensacola Winter Classic Circuit

Marylisa Leffler and Bling Bling [photo credit Bob Bell]

Marylisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland is on a winning streak Week II of the Pensacola Winter Classic Circuit and galloped away with the win in the $25,000 Sidelines Grand Prix in the irons of Rolling Acres’ Bling Bling, besting a field of twelve horse and rider teams.  “We really had a great week,” commented Leffler.  “We won the Horseflight Welcome, I won the small derby and Ashley and Kevin were Champion and Reserve in the Adults,” she said.  “It was just great for the whole barn,” she added.

The time allowed in the first round was set at 77 seconds and eight advanced to the jump off round. Shannon Hicks of Lake St. Louis, Missouri in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s Emir D were the first pair to go clear in a time of 68.656 seconds. Their jump off round was also clear and their time of 33.742 seconds, well within the 44 seconds time allowed, set the new time to beat.

Christian Rogge of Spring, Texas and GK Performance Horses, LLC’s Kahlua followed Hicks with a clear first round in a time of 69.983 seconds. Although Rogge and Kahlua turned in a clear jump off round, their time of 34.550 seconds was not quite fast enough to take the lead and would temporarily sit in second place.

Christian Rogge’s wife, Hailey Rogge, and her own Zine Dine followed with a clear first round in a time of 69.896 seconds, but with eight jump faults in the jump off round in a time of 33.261 seconds, would find themselves finish in sixth place overall.

Hicks returned to the arena, this time in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s Al Pacini. They turned in a clear first round in a time of 71.856 seconds but their jump off had a rail and subsequent four jump faults in a time of 33.617 seconds which would place them in fourth overall.

Juan Lavieri of Columbia, Connecticut in the irons of his own Don Pedro followed with the next clear first round in a time of 68.169 seconds, but eight jump faults in the jump off round in a time of 36.253 seconds would find them finishing in eighth overall.

Christian Rogge returned to the arena in the irons of his own Mojo TSP and posted a clear first round in a time of 73.236 seconds. Eight jump faults in a time of 33.937 seconds landed them in seventh place overall.

Hicks returned with her third ride in the event this time in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia. The pair turned in a clear first round in a time of 71.277 seconds, but earned eight jump faults in the jump off round in a time of 30.941 seconds, leaving them in the fifth place position overall.

Marylisa Leffler and Bling Bling were the last to go clear in the first round of the class in a time of 69.218 seconds. The horse and rider team flew through the jump off round in a time of 32.816 seconds, taking the win and moving Hicks and Emir D to second place. “I wasn’t really sure about how the first round was going to go because it was hard to get to the first fence which was a triple bar and a sharp left,” commented Leffler.  “She really made up the time in the jump off on her turn back to the four to a one and then a tight turn to the last jump,” said Leffler.  “But she really is pretty quick and all I had to do was think it and she just does it,” she added.

“I got Bling Bling last year.  This time last year, Pensacola was my first show with her,” said Leffler.  “She was doing the 1.40m in Holland before I got her and I think we’ve won four grand prix now with yesterday’s win included,” she said.

“I remember when I looked at her and heard her name and thought, ‘hmmm…Bling?’  Because, you know, I’m kind of conservative,” said Leffler.  “But I think the name really suits her,” she added.  “She even got a new brow band this week with lots of bling,” she laughed.

Third place was awarded to Christian Rogge and Kahlua. Hicks returned for a fourth place ribbon with Al Pacini and a fifth place with C’Havinia. Sixth and seventh went to the Rogge family: Sixth for Hailey and Zine Dine and seventh for Christian and Mojo TSP. Lavieri and Don Pedro picked up eighth and Hailey Rogge placed ninth with Andy Kocher’s Tresor Platiere. Leffler also picked up the tenth place ribbon with EMC International’s Fluttershy.

Leffler is going to celebrate with a massage and looks forward to competing Bling Bling in next week’s $25,000 Pensacola Sports Grand Prix, presented by Nutrena.

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Double Header Derby Day at the Pensacola Winter Circuit

Tim Maddrix and Shutterbug.

It was a double header Derby Day at the Pensacola Winter Circuit.

Tim Maddrix of Leeds, Alabama rode three horses in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and galloped away with the blue on Alina Dumitrescu’s Shutterbug and then secured the third place with Missy Nolen’s Special and fifth place with Sarah Digiorgio’s Quarterback Z at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.

“I was really excited to win the class with Shutterbug,” commented Maddrix.  “He’s been knocking on the door for the past year and coming in second and third in the International Derbies, but this was his first win,” he said.

Maddrix led the pack in the first round after earning a score of 174 with Shutterbug. Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia and Helen Gilbert’s White Lightning sat in second position after the first round with a score of 168. Maddrix and his first ride in the class, Special, earned a Classic score of 164. Evan Coluccio of Middleburg, Virginia rode four horses in the prestigious event and after the first round, sat in fourth position going into the Handy round with a score of 160 with Ellen Addison’s El Tindo, fifth position with Mary Antonini’s Rocking the Boat with a score of 158, eleventh and twelfth with EMC International’s Burlesque and Love Game, respectively, with first round scores of 142 and 138.

Sitting in sixth position after the Classic round was Liddy Strickland’s Valentine, ridden by Sarah Milliren of Jenks, Oklahoma, with a score of 158.

Maddrix and Shutterbug held their lead after the Handy round, earning a score of 185.5 for a total of 359.5.   “I thought it was a nice Handy course,” said Maddrix.  “When I walked the course, the trot jump to the oxer didn’t look too tough,” he said.  “It turned out riding it was in fact challenging because if was tight and you really had to line it up to the oxer in order to make it work,” he added.  “I think that was the biggest question in the Handy round,” he added.  “I took the low options with all three of my rides in the Handy round so I could make the tighter inside turn with them,” he said.  Coluccio and Rocking the Boat pulled themselves up from their Classic round fifth place position to finish in second overall after earning a Handy score of 190 for a combined 348.

Maddrix and Special’s second round score of 184 and combined 348 secured the third place ribbon and Milliren and Valentine moved up to finish in fourth place after earning a Handy round score of 178 for a total combined score of 336. Maddrix and Quarterback Z moved up from their first round eighth place standing to finish in fifth with a Handy score of 175 for an overall score of 325.  “That was Quarterback Z’s second Handy round ever and he was really great.  We were all really happy with how he went,” he said.

White Lightning and Julie Curtain moved from their initial second place standing after the Classic round to finish in sixth place after earning a Handy score of 155 for an overall score of 323.

Fabrege, owned by Sara Stephens and ridden by Anna Marie Mayes of Memphis, Tennessee, held their seventh place position after the Handy round earning a combined score of 316.5.

Coluccio and Burlesque moved up from their initial eleventh place standing after the Classic Round to finish in eighth place after posting a second round score of 174 for a combined 316. His other mount, El Tindo, finished in ninth place after earning a second round score of 156 for a combined 316. Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland in the irons of Cynthia Hallman’s Fig Street’s Duchess finished in tenth place with an overall score of 150. Eleventh place was awarded to Cachas Fumar, owned by Rachel Eubanks and ridden by Ashley Hotz of Eads, Tennessee, for their overall score of 359.5 and Coluccio finished the class in twelfth place with Love Game after earning a combined score of 292.

“I had a great day and I really want to thank Alina [Dumitrescu], Missy [Nolen] and Sarah [Digiorgio] for the opportunity to ride such great horses,” Maddrix said.  “And I think Allen [Rheinheimer] deserves a big thank you too.  I saw him out there on Monday and he and his team were working the hunter rings and redid the footing.  It made a huge difference and we are all really pleased with the improvements,” he added.

“The people here cannot believe what a difference there is in the footing.  The show would have been cancelled today if the ring had not been re-crowned.  The footing was amazing today for all the rain we had,” commented Office Manager Jonathan Rabon.

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Cartagena BD Wins the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland is having a good Week II at the Pensacola Winter Circuit. After winning the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome with Bling Bling, she seamlessly moved to the Hunter Arena and rode away with the win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby with Kirsten Pollin’s Cartagena BD after earning a combined score of 170.

Sarah Milliren piloted Courtenay Billings’ Don’t Tell to second place with score of 168 and returned to pick up the third place honors in the irons of Karen Bailey’s Troubadour with an overall score of 156.

Evan Coluccio rode Jacob Brupbacher’s Capilano to a fourth place after earning a combined score of 149. Charlotte Warren’s Why, ridden by Rebekah Warren, placed fifth with an overall score of 148. Cesium, owned and ridden by Baylee Turner, won sixth place for their overall score of 148 while Leffler returned for seventh place with Tara-Dawn Hazen’s Gold Digger after earning an overall 147.

Primera, owned by Helen Gilbert and ridden by Ashley Shaw, placed eighth and HC San Patrignanon, owned by HC Sport Horses and ridden by Lucy Heaton, finished in ninth place. Rebekah Warren’s Enticement, ridden by Julie Curtin, finished in tenth place and Larry Antonini’s Six Pack, ridden by Coluccio, took eleventh place.

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Leffler and Bling Bling Win $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome

Mary Lisa Leffler and Bling Bling.

Week II of the Pensacola Winter Circuit is in full swing and the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome kicked off the jumper action in the covered arena at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.

As first to go in the class, Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland and Rolling Acres’ Bling Bling set the bar high for the rest of the horse and rider teams, posting double clear rounds in times of 69.169 seconds and 37.023 seconds, respectively, well within the first round time allowed of 73 seconds and the second round time allowed of 42 seconds.

All horse and rider teams following Leffler finished their first rounds with four jump faults until Hailey Rogge of Spring, Texas and Greg Burrow’s Curly Sue finished their first round with no jump faults, but their time of 74.117 earned them 2 time faults.

Shannon Hicks of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Helen Gilbert’s Emir D followed Rogge and posted a clear first round in a time of 68.424 seconds, advancing to the second round. However, four jump faults at the second fence in a time of 40.264 seconds would keep Leffler in the lead.

Christian Rogge, also of Spring, Texas, in the irons of his own Mojo TSP, followed Hicks. Four jump faults in their first round in a time of 67.119 seconds would find the pair finish in sixth place overall.

Hailey Rogge returned to the ring in the enviable last to go spot, this time aboard her own Zine Dine. The pair turned in double clear rounds in times of 69.416 seconds and 38.191 seconds, finishing second overall and leaving Leffler and Bling Bling the victors.

Third place was awarded to Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s Emir D and Hailey Rogge and Greg Burrow’s Curly Sue took fourth place honors. Hicks also picked up fifth place with Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia after turning in a four fault first round effort in a time of 64.403. Christian Rogge and his own Mojo TSP took sixth place after earning four faults in their first round in a time of 67.119 seconds. Hailey Rogge and Andy Kocher’s Tresor Platiere placed seventh after picking up four faults in a first round time of 68.085 seconds. Leffler and EMC International’s Fluttershy finished in eighth place after posting a four fault first round in a time of 70.007 seconds.

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$10,000 EMO Jumper Classic Crowns Juan Lavieri and Don Pedro Champs

Juan Lavieri and Don Pedro.

Hannah Showell and Nashville Win $1,500 Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine’s 1.10m Child Adult Jumper Classic

The Gulf Coast Winter Classic Pensacola Circuit is underway and Week I kicked off with the $10,000 EMO Jumper Classic at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.

The exciting class kick-started the jumper action under the covered arena. Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana, Classic Company Course Designer, set the time allowed was set at 74 seconds.

Juan Lavieri of Columbia, Connecticut and his own Don Pedro were first to go in the Saturday night feature event and won the class after posting double clear rounds in times of 68.327 seconds and 31.817 seconds. Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland and Rolling Acres’ Bling Bling grabbed second place after posting a clear first round in a time of 66.142 seconds and an eight fault second round in a time of 30.445 seconds.

Third was awarded to Shannon Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s Al Pacini posting a four fault first round in a time of 66.557 seconds and fourth went to Ashley Foster and Rolling Acres’ Carlsberg for a four fault first round effort in a time of 73.350 seconds.

Hicks returned for a fifth place ribbon this time in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia after posting an eight fault first round in a time of 63.825 seconds.

Sixth was awarded to Leffler and Rolling Acres’ Carlot, Hicks and Ashley Shaw’s Capua received seventh place, and Lavieri and Cassidy Equestrian Services placed eighth. For full results, please visit horseshowsonline.com.

“We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our opening week in Pensacola. Glorious weather, great staff, wonderful exhibitors and we can’t wait to see everyone else arriving next week,” said Dylan Thomas of Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine and Lameness.

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The Pensacola and Gulf Coast Winter Classics

The Gulf Coast Classic Company is just days away from kicking off the sixth anniversary of the Pensacola Winter Circuit that starts on January 11th. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to reserve your stalls and book your rooms. Reserve your stalls by December 30th with your Amex card, and you could earn 2x the points.

Pensacola offers something for everyone and is considered the best circuit to jump start your winter competition schedule. Week I features the $10,000 EMO Jumper Classic; Week II and III offers Grand Prix. USHJA National Hunter Derbies are offered Weeks II and III and an International Hunter Derby takes place Week II.

The Official Lodging Partner of the Pensacola Winter Circuit is the Red Roof Inn. Great rates and pet friendly. Located minutes from the show grounds, it’s the easiest lodging option and the best value.

Grand Prix take place on Saturday nights which makes it easy for riders who need to commute, and an easy option to fly out on Sundays.  The airport is only a ten minute drive from the show grounds. For those looking to enjoy the Pensacola coastal location, the pristine beaches are just a few short miles from the show and offer fabulous dining, water sports and breathtaking Gulf of Mexico sunsets.  Fun for the whole barn!

Three weeks of destination location horse shows are followed by the popular Gulf Coast Winter Classics in Gulfport that takes place February 8th through March 14th.

There’s a reason why the grass is greener on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With more than a million dollars in cash and prizes awarded, the best grass Grand Prix field in the country, top Olympic and International Course Designers, new permanent stabling, covered arena, KCR footing, and parties every week, and all of this takes place within minutes of the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Any questions? Email or call the office at 228-832-2745. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Week II Was Jumping at the Atlanta Fall Classics

Jared Petersen and Titus 2:11.

Week II of the Atlanta Fall Classics was jumping at the Georgia International Horse Park, home of the 1996 Olympics.

The jumper action kicked off Thursday with the $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcome and nineteen horse and rider teams competed for the big check over a course designed by world-renowned designer Manuel Esparza.

The first round time allowed was set at 83 seconds and only seven went clear and advanced to the second round.

Derek Petersen of Archer, Florida and his own Diamant’s Legacy was the first to go clear in a time of 78.588 seconds and although their second round time of 35.730 seconds beat the 57 seconds time allowed, a heartbreak rail at the last fence would penalize them with four jump faults.

His son Jared Petersen, also of Archer, Florida, and Derek’s own Titus 2:11 followed and advanced to the second round after posting a time of 78.588 seconds. After going clear in a time of 36.042 seconds, they would take the lead and set the new time to beat.

Five trips later, Aida Sanchez Long of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Nelson Long’s ML Hartwick turned in a clear first round effort in a time of 78.248 seconds. Although the pair looked to take the lead with their clear second round, their time of 36.512 seconds would see them sitting in second place. However, there were still many rides to go.

David Jennings of Franklin, Tennessee and KM Farms’ KM Corina turned in a clear first round in a time of 72.280 seconds, advancing to the second round. Their time of 36.530 wasn’t fast enough to take the lead and they moved behind Jared Petersen, bumping Sanchez Long into the third position. But with eight to go, it was still anyone’s class.

Taylor Land of Atlanta, Georgia and Kim and Jay Land’s Nepal followed with the next double clear rounds in times of 79.654 and 38.967 seconds, respectively, which would find them temporarily in fourth place.

Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina and Kelly Sims’ Charisma followed and turned in double clear rounds, but their second round time would not take the lead and they would finish in seventh place overall.

Geitner returned with November Hill’s Vesta De Lavardin in the enviable last to go spot and turned in a clear first round in a time of 79.573 seconds. Their second round effort had them drop a rail in the combination in a time of 36.060 seconds which saw them finish in sixth place overall, leaving Jared Peterson and Titus 2:11 the victors.

Aida Sanchez Long and ML Hartwick finished in second place while Jennings and KM Corina finished in third. Land and Nepal rode away with the fourth place ribbon while Derek Peterson and Diamant’s Legacy earned a fifth place ribbon.

Geitner picked up the sixth and seventh place ribbons with Vesta De Lavardin and Charisma, respectively, and Abby Sjoberg of Ila, Georgia and Maggie Sjoberg’s Something Gained finished in eighth place. Ninth went to Ricardo Villa of Campobello, South Carolina in the irons of Pablo Mejia’s Reglissetop and tenth was awarded to Sarah Scheiring of Stockton, New Jersey and Molly Ben-Menachem’s Dontez. Jorge Ludwig of Newbury Park, California and his own Lamarique finished in eleventh place and Derek Petersen in the irons of his own Redeemed wrapped the class up with twelfth.

$35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO

The $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO, was the final Classic Company Grand Prix for 2016 and took place Saturday night, welcoming sixteen horse and riders to the Olympic Arena.

Course designer Manuel Esparza set the first round time to beat at 95 seconds and only seven returned for the jump off round. Glenn Hartigan of Canton, Georgia and his own Z-Coco Cabana were the first to go clear in the first round, posting a time of 93.758 seconds.

Welcome winner Jared Petersen, in the irons of his father Derek’s Titus 2:11, insured there would be a jump off after posting a clear first round in a time of 89.300 to the delight of the crowd.

David Geitner and Kenwood
David Geitner and Kenwood

Taylor Land and Kim and Jay Land’s Nepal joined the duo after posting a clear first round in a time of 90.857 and Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina and the Kenwood Syndicate’s Kenwood followed Land and Nepal and added themselves to the jump off roster after posting their clear first round in a time of 93.139 seconds.

Michael Tokaruk and Charlie Jayne’s Cupid Shuffle also turned in a clear first round in a time of 87.788 seconds to join the jump off round.

Winner of the Week I Grand Prix, Fabio Andres Rodriguez, and Raylyn Farm’s Venus added themselves to the jump off order with their clear first round in a time of 89.425 seconds. The final clear first round was Jordan Coyne of High Springs, Florida and her own Lazaro with their time of 93.117.

Hartigan and Z-Coco Cabana were the first to go and went clear, setting the new time to beat at 45.186 seconds. Derek Petersen and Titus 2:11 followed with their own clear round and beat Hartigan’s time with their own 44.394 seconds.

Land and Nepal followed and dropped a rail, earning four jump faults in a time of 47.897 seconds which would find them finishing in seventh place overall.

Geitner and Kenwood followed with a clear jump off round in a time of 42.632 and set the new time to beat, taking the lead.

Tokaruk and Cupid Shuffle looked to beat Geitner and Kenwood’s time, but a rail in the combination cost them four jump faults with a time of 42.848 seconds.  Rodriguez and Venus followed in the jump off order with a clear round, but their time of 45.721 would see them finish in fifth place overall.

Coyne and Lazaro sat in the enviable last to go spot and while their clear round in a time of 42.736 seconds was fast, it wasn’t fast enough to catch Geitner and Kenwood and the pair would settle for second place. Jared Petersen and Titus 2:11 took third and Hartigan and Z-Coco Cabana placed fourth.

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