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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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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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Double Header Derby Friday Week II at the Atlanta Fall Classics

Julie Curtin and Whitney.

The morning started out with the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Legend, and Wesley Wilson’s Whitney, ridden by Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia, galloped away with the blue besting thirteen horse and rider teams to win the class with a combined score of 182. Curtin and Whitney led the class after posting the highest round score of 90 and maintained their lead in the Handy round after earning a second round score of 92.

Naddel, owned by Hilary Baylor and ridden by Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina rode home with a second place finish, after posting a first round score of 86 and a second round score of 91 for a combined total of 177.

Right behind Geitner and Naddel and grabbing the third place ribbon was Karen Bailey’s Troubadour, piloted by Sarah Milliren of Jenks, Oklahoma, after earning a first and second round score of 88 for a combined total of 176 points.

Cheryl Rubinstein’s Capisce, ridden by Ashley Hotz of Eads, Tennessee, placed fourth after earning a first round score of 87 and second round score of 85 for a combined total of 172.

Cappriccio, owned by Samantha Kench and ridden by Carolyn Bell of Alpharetta, Georgia, earned a fifth place ribbon after posting a first round score of 89 and second round score of 74 for a combined total of 163.

Sixth place honors went to Charisma, owned and ridden by Shea Taylor of Germantown, Tennessee, after earning a combined score of 157, and seventh place was awarded to Sue Gibbs’ Gioia, ridden by Vick Russell of Columbus, North Carolina, after posting an overall score of 155.

Stephanie Von Bidder of Aiken, South Carolina piloted her own Ariana to an eighth place finish, while After Party, owned and ridden by Caitlin Davies of Milton, Georgia, placed ninth.

My BFF, owned and ridden by Erin Cummins of Carmel, Indiana, placed tenth, and Tim Sweat of Milton, Georgia and his own Autograph placed eleventh.  Perfect Gentleman, owned and ridden by Brittany Wyatt of Fayetteville, Georgia, wrapped up the class in twelfth place.

Friday night the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby took to the Olympic Arena over a beautiful course designed by Classic Company Course Designer Joe Carnicom.

More Optimistic, owned by Maida Clifton and ridden by Ashley Hotz of Eads, Tennessee, stole the show and took the win after earning an overall score of 348.

Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina took both the second and third place ribbons with True Story, owned by Kelly Sims and Jordan Carlson’s Avignon, both earning overall scores of 341; however, True Story was awarded four bonus options in their Handy round which secured the second place ribbon.

Valentine, owned by Liddy Strickland and ridden by Sarah Milliren of Jenks, Oklahoma, placed fourth with their combined score of 331, and fifth place went to Tall Paul, owned and ridden by Vick Russell of Columbus, North Carolina, with an overall score of 324.

Milliren returned to the winner’s circle, this time in the irons of Liddy Strickland’s Judgement Call for the sixth place ribbon after posting a combined score of 310, and seventh was awarded to Chuck Waters’ Caruso, ridden by Ashley Scott Armstrong of Atlanta, Georgia.

Geitner returned to collect the eighth place ribbon with Allison Mills’ Sky Pilot, and ninth was awarded to La Roxx, owned and ridden by Isabel Harbour of Alpharetta, Georgia.

“We all really enjoyed watching the hunters compete under the lights in the Olympic Arena,” commented Bob Bell. “The course was just stunning,” he added.

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Amanda Forte and MHS Automatic Victorious in the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome

Amanda Forte and MHS Automatic.

Twenty-eight horse and rider teams tackled the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome at the Charleston Summer Classic.

Ten advanced to the second round and only seven turned in double clear rounds over a course designed by Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana, who set the first round time allowed of 81 seconds and second round time of 43 seconds.

Hayley Iannotti of Wellington, Florida, in the irons of Sandalwood’s Vanda Gabbana, was the first to go, turning in a fault free effort in a time of 79.960 seconds. Their second round was also clear and their time of 41.764 seconds set the new time to beat.

Doug Payne of Aiken, South Carolina and Debi Crowley’s Vandiver followed several rounds later and turned in clear first round in a time of 74.167 seconds and bested Vanda Gabbana’s time with their own fault free 38.489 seconds, taking the lead.

Iannotti returned to the jumper ring, this time in the irons of Pumpkin Patch Farm, LLC’s Carlos G. They advanced to the second round after going fault free in their first round in a time of 76.440 seconds. However, eight jump faults in their second round in a time of 40.349 seconds would keep Payne in the lead.

Paul Macrae of Alpharetta, Georgia and Maartin Huygins’ Corini followed with the next clear first round in a time of 77.112 seconds. They also turned in a fault free second round in a time of 38.145 which took the lead and set the new time to beat.

Christoph Schroeder and his own Heliante Ter Wilgen, winners of last week’s $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix, followed with the next clear first round in a time of 77.160 seconds. However, their second round in a time of 37.778 seconds with eight jump faults would keep the lead with Macrae and leave them in finishing in ninth place overall.

Payne returned to the arena, this time in the irons of Courtney Young Alston’s Botanja, for a clear first round effort in a time of 75.536 seconds. Although their second round was the fastest thus far in a time of 32.802 seconds, two rails for a total of eight jump faults would have them finish in eighth overall.

Amanda Forte of Glenview, Pennsylvania and Cerulean Stables, LLC’s MHS Automatic, second place finishers in last week’s $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix, followed in the order and turned in double clear first and second rounds in times of 76.241 seconds and 34.297 seconds, taking the lead and setting the new time to beat!

Schroeder followed Forte, this time with Nuvolari Holdings, LLC’s Commissario. The pair turned in double clear rounds in times of 77.447 seconds and 37.238 seconds which would keep Forte in the lead and have them finish in fourth place overall.

Missy Clark’s Baluga, ridden by Michael Kocher of Tryon, North Carolina, was the next horse and rider team to turn in double clear rounds in times of 78.004 seconds and 36.796 seconds, which would earn them third place honors overall.

Schroeder and Faith Davis’ Dekadenz was the last to turn in double clear rounds. However, despite their fault free efforts in times of 77.558 and 36.589 seconds, respectively, their time could not beat Forte and MHS Automatic, which would have Schroeder and Dekadenz finish in second place overall, leaving Forte and MHS Automatic victors!

“Automatic went great!” commented Forte. “We showed last winter in Gulfport and then he injured himself in turnout so he’s been on a break,” she said. “He’s just coming back and we’re getting to know each other again,” she added. “He’s very talented and I’m really happy with how he is progressing,” she said.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Tim Maddrix Pilots Shutterbug to the Win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Tim Maddrix and Shutterbug.

The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Geddaway Farm, was the featured hunter event Friday night and 34 horse and rider teams took to the course designed by Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana.

Tim Maddrix of Leeds, Alabama and Missy Nolen’s Shutterbug led the first round with a score of 91 and combined with their second round score of 88, for a total of 179 points, found themselves in the winner’s circle!

Southland Stables’ End Game, ridden by Christina Jason of Aiken, South Carolina, earned second place honors with a first round score of 85 and a second round score of 84 for a total 169 points.

Third place honors went to Fit to Print Farm’s Homepage, ridden by Holly Sims of Atlanta, Georgia, with a Classic round score of 84 and a second round score of 80, for a total of 164.

Lord Baltimore, owned and ridden by Katie Ramsey of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, placed fourth after earning a first round score of 83.5 and a Handy score of 79 for a total of 162.5.

Barn Rat, LLC’s Nobel Laureate, ridden by Erika Jakobson of Boca Raton, Florida, placed fifth after earning a first round score of 78 and a second round score of 82 for a total of 160 points.

Matt Martin of Petersburg, Tennessee rode Karen Kogon’s Casino Royal to the sixth place ribbon after earning a first round score of 86 and a Handy score of 72 for a total of 158.

Pumpkin Patch Farm’s Vermeer, ridden by Emmanuelle Greenberg of Boca Raton, Florida, earned a Classic score of 78.5 and a Handy score of 76 for a total of 154.5 which saw them finish in seventh place overall.

Eighth was awarded to Gene Cone’s Cash in Hand, ridden by Alex Joerg of Collierville, Tennessee, after earning a first round score of 80 and a Handy score of 74 for a total of 154 points.

Martin returned for the ninth place ribbon in the irons of Jessica Dicampli’s Sparticus after earning a first round score of 77.5 and handy score of 76 for a total of 153.5 points.

Jason returned for the tenth place ribbon in the irons of Carline Clark’s Caballero after earning a Classic score of 84.5 and a Handy score of 68 for a total score of 153.5.

Liza Thompson’s Promise, ridden by Eliza Hay of Johns Island, South Carolina, took eleventh place honors after earning a Classic score of 82 and a 64 in the Handy round for a total of 146.

Lalique, owned and ridden by R. Meggin Patterson of Malvern, Pennsylvania, wrapped up the class with a twelfth place finish.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Christoph Schroeder and Catungee Win $5k Horseflight Open Welcome at Charleston Summer Classic

Christoph Schroeder and Catungee.

Christoph Schroeder of Wellington, Florida and his own Catungee won the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome, besting a field of 27 horse and rider teams over a course designed by Classic Company’s Course Designer and Technical Coordinator Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana.

Schroeder was a busy man! He rode four horses in the class. “Three of the four that I rode today need the experience and this class was great for them,” he said. Schroeder competed at the Charleston Summer Classic three years ago and decided to return this year. “It’s been a great time for us and we’re glad we came!” he commented.

Rheinheimer’s first round course was very inviting and he set the time allowed at 86 seconds. Schroeder and Catungee were the second to go and the first to turn in back to back clear rounds, setting the new time to beat at 39.790 seconds.

Mastermind, owned and ridden by KC Van Aarem of Woodbine, Maryland, followed Schroeder in the order and turned in a clear first round. While their second round time of 39.288 seconds beat Schroeder’s leading time, four jump faults would find them finishing in ninth place overall.

Maggie Syoberg’s Something Gained, ridden by Abby Syoberg of Ila, Georgia, turned in the next set of double clear rounds, but their time of 45.492 seconds would see them settle in eighth place overall.

Schroeder returned to the arena in the irons of Faith Davis’ Dekadenz. They turned in double clear rounds, but their second round time of 43.065 seconds would see them finish in sixth place overall.

Kasarr, owned and ridden by Erin McGuire of Cornelius, North Carolina, followed in the order with double clear rounds. However, their second round time of 42.692 seconds would see the pair finish in fourth place overall.

Mackenzie McGehee of Jacksonville, Florida and her own Fiona Van’T Paradus also earned double clear rounds; however, their second round time of 45.391 seconds would find them finishing in seventh place overall.

Ann Horrell Glaus of Ocala, Florida and Troy Glaus’ Darling GR followed with clear rounds and a second round time of 42.860 which would finish them in fifth place overall.

Gemma Paternoster of Wellington, Florida and her own Demi followed with double clear rounds. Their second round time of 42.528 seconds finished them in third place overall.

Amanda Forte of Glemoore, PA and Cerulean Stables, LLC’s MHS Automatic had the last double clear round and posted a time of 39.801 seconds for their second round which earned them a second place ribbon behind Schroeder and Catungee.

Schroeder also earned tenth place in the irons of Scott Head’s Carjo Z and twelfth with Marion Head’s Heliante Ter Witgen. Doug Payne of Aiken, South Carolina rode Courtney Young Alston’s Botanja to eleventh place.

“Catungee has more experience than my other horses I rode today and that definitely gave us that winning advantage,” commented Schroeder. “They all went well and I plan on having five in Friday’s Grand Prix,” he added.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Vale and Carlos Win the $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix

Aaron Vale and Carlo.

Aaron Vale of Williston, Florida in the irons of Amatoville Enterprise’s Carlo returned to the winner’s circle in the $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO, Saturday night at the Olympic venue after winning the Atlanta Summer Classic’s Week I $35,000 Outback Steakhouse Grand Prix with Bonzini S.

Olympic Course Designer Steve Stephens of Palmetto, Florida is one of the most well-known course designers in the world. A USEF R licensed hunter course designer; 4* FEI course designer; R jumper course designer and judge, Stephens was the show jumping course designer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

As a special treat to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the 1996 Olympics at the Georgia International Horse Park, Stephens replicated the individual Olympic track in the $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO, and set the first round time to beat at 84 seconds.

Vale and Sarah Turner’s Acolina R were the first to go and went clean in a time of 78.384 seconds. Kyle Dewar of Ocala, Florida and his own Gomez Van De Withoeve followed and insured a jump off after posting a clean first round in a time of 81.048 seconds.

Hayley Waters of Archer, Florida in the irons of Chuck Waters’ Galous made the jump off a trio when she posted a clear first round in a time of 75.687 seconds. Carlo and Vale followed Waters with their clear first round in a time of 79.958 seconds, adding themselves to the jump off round.

Joining the others, Seth Vallhonrat’s Dorella, ridden by Kirk Webby of Ocala, Florida, posted the next clear first round in a time of 80.714 seconds, as well as Kyle Dewar’s Eliza, ridden by Katherine Dewar of Oconomowoc, Florida, with their clear first round in a time of 82.413 seconds.

Vale added another mount to the jump off order, Chase Joyner’s Cassio, when he turned in a clear first round effort in a time of 82.451 seconds.

Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina and the Kenwood Group’s Kenwood joined the jump off after turning in a clear first round in a time of 79.155 seconds, and Jay Land’s Nepal, ridden by Taylor Land of Atlanta, Georgia, added themselves to the jump off roster after posting a clear first round in a time of 74.927 seconds.

Stevens set the jump off round time allowed at 58 seconds. Acolina R and Vale were the first to go and had a four fault round in a time of 43.363 seconds. Kyle Dewar and Gomez Van De Withoeve followed Vale and suffered a heart break rail at the last fence in a time of 43.553 seconds. Waters and Galous followed, but a rail at the combination in a time of 41.336 seconds left them as the fastest of the four fault jump off rounds.

Vale and Carlo were up next and turned in the first fault-free jump off round in a time of 40.309 seconds and set the new time to beat. Webby and Dorella were up next and although they turned in a fault free round, their time of 43.746 seconds would not be fast enough to take the lead.

Katherine Dewar and Eliza followed in the order, but with four faults in a time of 43.255 seconds, would find themselves finishing in seventh place overall.

Vale returned to the Olympic Stadium with Cassio and went clear in a time of 46.735 seconds which would not be fast enough to catch his own time to beat and would settle into fifth place overall.

Geitner, who was on a roll last week winning the $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcome and the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, looked to make it a trifecta week with Kenwood. They turned in a clear round and just missed Vale’s time to beat after posting their own 40.592 seconds.

Land and Nepal were the last team to go and although they turned in a clear round, their time of 42.195 seconds would see them finish in third place overall and secure the win for Vale and Carlo.

Geitner and Kenwood finished in second. Webby and Dorella took home the fourth place ribbon and Vale returned for fifth with Cassio. Waters and Galous finished in sixth and Katherine Dewar and Eliza took home seventh. Vale returned for both the eighth place ribbon with Acolina R and the twelfth place with Bonzini S, while Kyle Dewar and Gomez Van De Withoeve placed ninth. Derek Petersen and his own Diamant’s Legacy finished in tenth place, and son Jared followed his father in eleventh place with Derek Petersen’s Titus 2:11.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Atlanta Is Hot but Geitner Is on Fire! Wins $25,000 USHJA Int’l Derby

Geitner and True Story.

It may be hot in Atlanta, but Daniel Geitner is on fire! After securing back to back Week I and Week II wins in the $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcomes, he went on to win the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby with Kelly Sims’ True Story last night under the lights in the Olympic Stadium.

Geitner, of Aiken, South Carolina, held the highest score after the Classic Round with a score of 184 and topped the scores of the second round with his own 193 for an overall score of 377. Kelly Farmer with Bibby Hill’s It’s Me held the second highest score behind Geitner and True Story after the first round with their score of 178, but their Handy Round score of 119 for an overall score of 297 would drop them into ninth place overall.

Jennifer Bliss of Wellington, Florida and Harris Hill Farm, LLC’s Poker Face finished their Classic Round with a score of 176. Their Handy score of 186 for an overall 362 secured them second place in the featured hunter event.

Georgia’s own Julie Curtin of Woodstock, in the irons of Helen Brown’s Tybee, secured a first round score of 176. Their Handy round of 186 for a combined 360 took third place honors.

Ava, owned and ridden by Kathryn Jarriel of Collins, Georgia, sat in fifth place after the Handy round after earning a score of 174. Their Handy score of 173 and overall 347 would have them finish in fourth place.

Maida Clifton’s More Optimistic, ridden by Ashley Hotz of Eads, Tennessee, earned a first round score of 172 and a Handy score of 167 for an overall 339, which would see them finish in fifth place overall.

Upcountry Cuba, owned by Jamie Stryker and ridden by Megan Wexler of Reddick, Florida, finished in sixth place overall after earning a first round score of 152 and Handy round score of 170 for an overall 322.

Leslie Terry’s Pet Rock, ridden by Emily Terry Peterson of Naples, Florida, took seventh place honors after earning a Classic round score of 148 and Handy score of 157 for an overall score of 305.

Geitner and Geddaway Farm’s Bella Vida earned a Classic round score of 168 and a Handy score of 133 for an overall 301 which would see them finish in eighth place. Farmer and It’s Me earned ninth place and Jordan Carlson of Roswell, Georgia, in the irons of her own Avignon, placed tenth with an overall score of 293. Eleventh and twelfth placings were awarded to Lisa Chaney’s Cristal, ridden by Brandon Gibson of Greenback, Tennessee, and La Roxx, owned and ridden by Isabel Harbour of Alpharetta, Georgia.

True Story was also awarded the Jack Geitner Memorial trophy, awarded to the winner of the Atlanta Summer Classics International Hunter Derby winner. Especially touching is that the award is named in honor of Daniel Geitner’s brother Jacques “Jack”. An accomplished child rider, he competed in the hunters under the tutelage of trainers such as Pat Dodson and Sue Ashe. As a teen, Jack turned his attention to the jumper ring, and rode his horses Elan and The Energizer to numerous wins, including the Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic at the Charleston Summer Classic Horse Show, with the help of trainer Aaron Vale. He passed away suddenly as a result of a car accident at the age of 19 during his freshman year at Appalachian State University. He will always be remembered for his spirit, laughter and wit and his love for animals and his loyalty to his friends.

Julie Curtin and Fairfax
Julie Curtin and Fairfax

Double Header Derbies!

The hunter action continued with the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Legend. Fairfax, owned by Liz Hudspeth and ridden by Julie Curtin, took the win after earning a combined score of 185. Geitner followed Curtin for the second place ribbon in the irons of Hilary Baylor’s Naddel with their combined score of 184. Aberdeen Ventures, LLC’s Madewell, ridden by Aaron Vale of Williston, Florida, secured third place with an overall score of 181. Fourth place honors was awarded to Relax Jack, owned by Frances Robinson and ridden by Megan Wexler; the pair earned an overall score of 172.5.

Breaking News, owned and ridden by Isabel Harbour, took fifth place honors with their total score of 172. Sixth was awarded to Hanover on the Rocks, owned and ridden by Morgan Connely. Virginia Stearns’ THS Pia-Lena was ridden to the seventh place honors by Sarah Milliren after earning a combined first and second round score of 167.5. Charlotte Warren’s Enticement, ridden by Julie Curtin, finished in eighth place with their total score of 167. For further results, click here.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Geitner and Creativo Win Week II $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcome

Daniel Geitner and Creativo.

The $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcome took place Thursday and top riders tackled the course set by Olympic Course Designer Steve Stephens of Palmetto, Florida. Daniel Geitner and Lionshare Farm’s Creativo, victors in the Week I $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcome, made their way back to the winner’s circle for the Week II installment after besting a field of fourteen horse and rider teams.

Stephens set the first round with a time allowed of 76 seconds. Only four advanced to the jump off round and Geitner had two of those rides. Geitner was the fourth to go and the first to go clear in a first round time of 72.576 seconds with the Kenwood Syndicate’s Kenwood. Their second round had one rail in a time of 52.134 seconds, but with much of the class yet to go, it was still anyone’s win.

Seven trips later, Jorge Ludwig of Newbury Park, California and his own Lamarique posted the next clear first round in a time of 74.750 seconds. Although their second round was clean, their time of 56.227 resulted in one time fault.

Geitner followed Ludgwig and returned to the Olympic Arena, this time in the irons of Creativo. The pair turned in a clear first round in a time of 74.131 seconds and a fault free second round in a time of 54.140 seconds, setting the new time to beat and taking the lead!

Jared Petersen of Archer, Florida sat in the last to go position in the irons of Derek Petersen’s Titus 2:11. Although they went clear in their first round in a time of 72.073 seconds, their second round had two rails in a time of 53.603 seconds, which would see them finish in fourth overall and clinch the win for Geitner and Creativo.

Ludwig and Lamarique finished in second and Geitner brought home the yellow ribbon with Kenwood.  Fifth place was awarded to the fastest four-faulter from the first round, Derek Petersen of Archer, Florida and his own Diamant’s Legacy, after posting a time of 72.577 seconds. Aaron Vale of Williston, Florida and Amatoville Enterprises’ Carlo placed sixth with their four fault first round in a time of 73.369 seconds, and Kyle Dewar of Ocala, Florida and his own Gomez Van De Withoeve took home the seventh place ribbon after a four fault first round in a time of 74.782 seconds. Haley Waters of Sparr, Florida and Chuck Waters’ Galous placed eighth after earning eight faults in the first round in a time of 72.178 seconds.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Geitner and Creativo Win the $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome

Daniel Geitner and Creativo.

Creativo, owned by Lionshare Farm and ridden by Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina, won Thursday’s $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome besting a field of twenty-five horse and rider teams in the Olympic Grand Prix arena at the Georgia International Horse Park, home of the 1996 Olympics.

Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana, Technical Coordinator for the Classic Company show jumping events and the 2015 World Cup Finals, designed the course. “I built it to 1.40 m and tried to make it inviting so that the horses and riders would feel confident going into the Grand Prix on Saturday night,” commented Rheinheimer.

Rheinheimer set the first round time allowed at 85 seconds and had more than half of the class turn in clear first rounds, advancing to a second round opportunity. The second round was set at 43 seconds and only ten horse and rider teams posted double clear rounds.

Daniel Geitner and The Kenwood Syndicate’s Kenwood were the first to post double clear rounds in times of 77.422 seconds and 33.280 seconds, setting the new time to beat.

Luis Larrazabal of Wellington, Florida, in the irons of San Francisco Stables’ Quintus Fabius, rose to the occasion and beat Geitner and Kenwood’s second round time with their own 32.560 seconds, setting the new time to beat.

Aaron Vale of Williston, Florida and Sarah Turner’s Acolina R were the next horse and rider team to turn in double clear rounds, but their second round time of 34.170 would not be fast enough to take the lead and they would settle in eighth place overall.

Kyle Dewar of Ocala, Florida and his own Gomez Van De Withoeve followed Vale and Acolina R with back to back clear rounds and turned in a second round time of 34.109 seconds, which would find them finishing in seventh place overall.

Luis Muro’s Raino Du Jardin, ridden by Sabischy Hassler of Wellington, Florida, followed in the order with double clear rounds and posted a second round time of 34.205 seconds. The pair earned the ninth place ribbon.

Jordan Coyne of New Port Ritchey, Florida and her own Lazaro posted a clear second round in a time of 31.697, which temporarily took the lead and set the new second round time to beat.

Vale followed Coyne with Amatoville Enterprises’ Carlo and posted a second round time of 31.234 seconds, taking the lead from Coyne and moving her to the third place ribbon.

The heat was on to best Vale and Carlo’s time and Gustavo Prato of Wellington, Florida and Equus Forte, LLC’s Carna Z did just that! They turned in a clear second round in a time of 31.901 seconds, taking the lead and setting the new time to beat. Vale and Carlo would finish in second place overall.

Vale had one more ride to go on Thinks Like a Horse’s Bonzini S. Although they posted double clear rounds, their second round time of 34.452 seconds would find the pair finishing in tenth overall.

Geitner and Lionshare Farm’s Creativo sat in the enviable last to go spot. The pair turned in double clear rounds and a second round time of 30.150 seconds, winning the class!  Carna Z and Prato placed fourth and fifth place was awarded to Quintus Fabius and Larrazabal.  Geitner returned for the sixth place ribbon in the irons of Kenwood.

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