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Men’s Team Captures 10th Annual Battle of the Sexes at WEF

The final match race was close, but it was Spencer Smith who sealed the win for the men’s team over Maggie Jayne. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – January 13, 2018 – On the opening “Saturday Night Lights” and in the 10th annual Battle of the Sexes, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center, the men’s team was victorious for the first time in the history of the class. The event is one of the most popular events at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL.

Teams of ten men and ten women battled it out for this year’s Battle of the Sexes title, with team captains Charlie Jayne and Nicole Bellissimo at the helm. Bellissimo led Heather Caristo-Williams, Amanda Derbyshire, Maggie Jayne, Caelinn Leahy, Abigail McArdle, Chelsea Sundius, Annabella Sanchez, Sydney Shulman, and Alexandra Welles on her team.

Jayne’s team included David Blake, Andrew Bourns, Jordan Coyle, Alex Granato, William Hickey, Darragh Kenny, Luis Larrazabal, Spencer Smith, and Michael Tokaruk.

The contest was held in three phases, consisting of a faults converted speed round, a relay race, and a match race. The men and women were pitted against each other in each phase over courses set by Eric Hasbrouck (USA).

In round one, it was a tie with both teams scoring five points. Ireland’s Jordan Coyle had the fastest time of 49.21 seconds.

Minikus Goes for Gumption in Hollow Creek Farm 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic

Out of 20 entries in the 1.50m Classic, five went clear over a course designed by Eric Hasbrouck (USA), and three of those were double clear. Taking the win in a time of 36.676 seconds was Todd Minikus (USA) on Carlo, a 2006 Holsteiner gelding by Casall x Landlord owned by North Face Farm.

Tina Allen Claims Blue Ribbon Aboard Two Mounts in Osphos® Amateur Owner 3’3” 36 & Over

Saturday’s third class of the day came to a close with Tina Allen, from New Canaan, CT, taking first place honors in both Osphos® Amateur Owner 3’3” 36 & Over jumping classes. Allen claimed the first blue aboard her 7-year-old Westphalian mount, Sinatra, and rode Galaxy, her 12-year-old partner of six years, to victory in the second round over fences.

“I’m thrilled about it,” said Allen. “I made a mistake on each horse in both classes, but I am very happy to come out on top.”

Having recently purchased Sinatra here in Wellington, FL, Allen praised her new grey gelding on his performance.

“This is my third show on him in the 3’3”,” said Allen. “I am ecstatic with him. He is so fun to ride and has a huge stride. He gives you confidence when you go in the ring even though he is so young.”

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$75,000 Rosenbaum PLLC Grand Prix Victory Goes to Emily Moffitt and Tipsy du Terral

Emily Moffitt and Tipsy du Terral. Photo © Sportfot.

The Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, concluded its first week of competition on Sunday with the $75,000 Rosenbaum PLLC Grand Prix. Victory went to Emily Moffitt (GBR) riding Poden Farms’ Tipsy du Terral.

There were 44 entries in Sunday’s grand prix, and they competed over a course designed by Eric Hasbrouck.

Fifteen went clear to return for the jump-off, and six went double clear. It was 19-year-old Emily Moffitt (GBR) and Tipsy du Terral, an 11-year-old Selle Francais mare by Toulon, who recorded the fastest time of 35.508 seconds for the win.

“I figured I’d just go as fast as I could,” said Moffitt. “I know she’s a fast horse, but she’s also a really big horse, so coming to the double I saw a distance that wasn’t super close to the jump, but I figured why not; it’s going to save some time and it ended up working in my favor. I’m happy she’s as careful as she is.”

Near the end of the jump-off, Mattias Tromp (USA) and Chicago Hof Eversem Z, owned by Swede Ventures LLC, slotted into second place with a time of 37.323 seconds, while McLain Ward (USA) and HH Gigi’s Girl were third in 37.713 seconds.

Suzanne Smith and Le Caro Take Top Honors in FarmVet Adult Amateur Hunter Older Sec. B

Suzanne Smith and her mount, Le Caro, were crowned champions at the end of Sunday’s FarmVet Adult Amateur Hunter Older Sec. B. The duo, partners since October of 2016, took home a first and second over fences out of 22 total competitors with an impressive score of 82 in both rounds. They also placed second in the under saddle. The reserve championship went to Coolidge, ridden by Nancy Hooker and owned by Richard Prant.

“He’s a really good soul,” said Smith of the 8-year-old bay Oldenburg gelding. “This horse has all the ability to jump. He is a lovely mover, has a kind heart and a big step, and he thinks well.”

Having taken a brief hiatus from showing at the end of 2017, Smith, a full-time veterinarian from Milford, NJ, was happy to start the new year on a high note. The rider praised her trainer, Rachel Kennedy, for all her help, and commented on her trust in the professional’s preparation of Le Caro.

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Laura Chapot and Out of Ireland Race to the Win in $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Speed Challenge

Laura Chapot and Out of Ireland. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – January 12, 2018 – Laura Chapot (USA) and Out of Ireland out-paced a field of 91 entries to win the $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Speed Challenge on Friday, January 12, concluding the third day of competition at the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL.

Of the 91 entries in Friday’s $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Speed Challenge, 16 jumped the Eric Hasbrouck-designed course without fault, but speed was the name of the game, and none proved able to catch Chapot and Out of Ireland, owned by The Edge and Laura Chapot. Chapot and the 11-year-old Anglo European mare went 19th in the order, tripping the timers in 64.681 seconds and setting a time to beat that would go untouched for the remainder of the class.

Phoebe Backman and Destiny Claim Championship in Adult Amateur Hunter Younger Sec. A

The Adult Amateur Hunter Younger division finished with Phoebe Backman claiming the championship title aboard Destiny, her mount of three-and-a-half years. The pair took first and second place in Thursday’s jumping classes, and Destiny claimed second and third over fences and fourth under saddle on Friday with rider Tracey Gorin-Byrne.

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Jordan Coyle Takes Round One Victory in $35,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup

Jordan Coyle and Eristov. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – January 11, 2018 – The 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival continued with its second day of competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL on Thursday. Jordan Coyle (IRL) rode Eristov, owned by Andrew Kocher, to victory in the $35,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round One.

There are two highlight events for week 1 of WEF, sponsored by Wellington Regional Medical Center. They include the $75,000 Battle of the Sexes, presented by Wellington Regional Medical Center, to start the “Saturday Night Lights” series on Saturday, January 13, at 7 p.m., and the $75,000 Rosenbaum PLLC Grand Prix, the first grand prix of the season, on Sunday, January 14, at 2 p.m.

There were 36 entries in the first round of the $35,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup and they competed over a course set by Eric Hasbrouck of the United States. Eleven were clear to continue to the jump-off, to which 10 returned. Coyle and Eristov were fourth in the jump-off order, and had to follow a very quick time set by Todd Minikus (USA) and Victorio 5 of 37.999 seconds.

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ESP Holiday Series Concludes with Victory for Granato and Carlchen W

Alex Granato and Carlchen W. Photo Credit ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – January 10, 2018 – Alex Granato of Wellington, FL rode to victory in the $50,000 Equiline Grand Prix aboard Page Tredennick’s Carlchen W during the final day of competition at Equestrian Sport Productions Holiday Finale on Sunday, January 7, which served as the conclusion of the ESP Holiday Series at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).

Granato, who picked up the ride on the gelding as a five-year-old, piloted his mount around the short track designed by Andy Christianson Jr. of Wellington, FL in a quick 39.325 seconds. Diego Vivero of Wellington, FL and Gabriela SAA’s HRB Dance finished just behind Granato, completing the jump-off in 40.056 seconds. Emanuel Andrade of Wellington, FL and his own Reus de la Nutria rounded out the top three, riding to a jump-off time of 40.139 seconds.

Jumper Highlights:

Earlier in the week Amber Harte of Wellington, FL and Cafino were victorious in the $10,000 Equiline Open Stake Class, with a jump-off time of 36.293 seconds. Second place honors went to Emanuel Andrade and Reus de la Nutrina, after stopping timers in 36.382 seconds. Third place was awarded to Taylor Land of Alpharetta, GA piloting Liroy 30, owned by Pinetree Farms Inc., completing the short course in 36.593 seconds.

The $2,500 Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic saw Christina Antonucci of Lake Hopatcong, NJ and her own Cupido Van’t Schuurke take top honors with a jump-off time of 37.92 seconds. Alexandra Welles of Wellington, FL and XM, took second place with a jump-off time of 38.582 seconds. Quinn Larimer of Mableton, GA and Bronson, owned by Nestledown Equine Services, LLC, finished in third place with a time of 39.576 seconds.

Victory in the $2,500 Equiline High Junior/Adult Amateur Jumper Classic went to Thaisa Erwin of Ocala, FL and Evita, owned by Hollberg Equestrian, with a jump-off time of 39.365 seconds. Second place was achieved by Helena Le Picart of New York, NY and her own Bon Vivant, with a jump-off time of 43.184 seconds. Third place was awarded to Nora Gray of Owen Sound, ON and Dior, owned by Gray, rounding out the jump-off in 42.242 seconds.

The $1,500 NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic was championed by Jessica Gollel of Wellington, FL and Rosiano Farm’s Prescott 3 rose to the top of the class with a time of 36.539 seconds in the jump-off. Stephanie King of St. Augustine, FL and Co-Starr took second place with a time of 38.69 seconds. Allyson Blais of Boynton Beach, FL and Castlewood Farm Inc.’s Landanima collected third place with a time of 38.909 seconds.

The $5,000 Brazilian Court Hotel 1.35m Stake saw Leslie Howard of Darien, CT and GJ Stable’s Flo take first place with a jump-off time of 31.714 seconds. Jordan Coyle of North Salem, NY and Abigail Poss’ Droomfee HB achieved second place with a time of 32.758 seconds. Samuel Parot of Wellington, FL collected third place with Parot Sport Horses LLC’s Buga Z, after finishing with a time of 32.777 seconds around the short course.

Cassie Kime of Collierville, TN rode to victory aboard her own Tenacious D in the $1,500 Accuhorsemat Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Jumper Classic after stopping the jump-off timers in 40.22 seconds. Allyson Blais of Boynton Beach, FL and Castlewood Farm Inc.’s Landanima took second place with a time of 41.089 seconds. Olivia Minicucci of Montreal, QC and her own Arian P earned third place after a jump-off time of 41.84 seconds.

Hunter Highlights:

Julie Curtin of Woodstock, GA and Julie Curtin’s Cassico finished with the blue ribbon in the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Arly Golombek of Lake Worth, FL and Pumpkin Patch Farm LLC’s Czech Mate captured second place. Third place honors were presented to Kim Barone of Watertown, MN and Cynthia Bulwicz’s Cyril.

Sophia Calamari of New Milford, PA and California Dreamin’, owned by Millennium Farm Inc., finished atop the Score at the Top Large Pony Hunter Division, ahead of Libbie Gordon of Statesville, NC, who collected reserve champion with Small Wonder, owned by Elsa Batalden.

The Pilates Rocks Low Adult Hunter Division saw Laurie Stevens of Boca Raton, FL and her own Santiago rise to the top of the division. Joy Erikson of Wellington, NJ and Bode Well, owned by Melissa Burns, captured reserve champion honors in the division.

Olympia Boardman of New York, NY and Soprano, owned by Alexa Stiegler, were champions of the Palm Beach Riding Academy Short Stirrup Division, while reserve champion was awarded to Isabella Roman, riding Papillon Blue, owned by Holman Imports LLC.

The USHJA Hunter 3′ Division saw Christina Kalinski of Roxbury, CT riding Bozeman, owned by Katherine Oberkircher, take top divisional honors. Reserve champion was awarded to Mary Eufemia of Palm Harbor, FL and her own Central Park.

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Andrade Records Another Win in the $30,000 UHealth Grand Prix at ESP New Year’s

Emanuel Andrade and Bon Jovi. Photo Credit ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – January 3, 2018 – It was another successful week of competition for Emanuel Andrade of Wellington, FL during ESP New Year’s competition at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), as the young talent scored another major win, this time in the $30,000 UHealth Grand Prix. Andrade piloted his own Bon Jovi and raced to complete the fast track in 43.353 seconds to best the class.

The course, designed by Hector Loyola of Wellington, FL, welcomed back six of the original twenty-four entries to the jump-off. Alejandro Karolyi of Wellington, FL rode Lincourt Gino, owned by Monica Carrera, to second place after a jump-off time of 45.546 seconds. Third place went to Alexis Trosch of Wellington, FL and his own Cantara Z, after crossing through timers in 45.978 seconds.

Jumper Highlights:

The $10,000 UHealth Open Stake Class saw Alex Granato of Wellington, FL and Beorn, owned by Moyer Farm, LLC, finish atop the class after crossing through the jump-off timers in 35.775 seconds. Emanuel Andrade and Garinco Van De Lijsaerd, owned by Andrade, collected second place with a time of 37.199 seconds. Lauren Tisbo of Wellington, FL and Tequestrian Farms, LLC’s Jeleena De Muze finished in third place after securing a finish in 38.282 seconds.

The $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper Classic saw Ellen Mollerus of Larchmont, NY and Joan Mollerus’ Corona 120 take first place with a jump-off time of 39.772 seconds, while Charlotte Matthews of Bayville, NY and Sagamore Farm’s Castellina Della Caccia finished in second place with a time of 44.477 seconds. Eva Harris of Wellington, FL and Harkopp Farm’s Showtime De Pleville rounded out the top three with a time of 44.497 seconds.

The $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by Accuhorsemat saw Taylor Kraft of Frenchtown, NJ and Tracey Howe’s Cosmopolite S ride to top honors in the class after finishing their jump-off track in 40.109 seconds. Chloe Wilkenfeld of Bedford, NY and Vrai Diams Palatie, owned by Limelight Farm, took second place after stopping the clock in 40.628 seconds. Sarah Tredennick of Wellington, FL and her own Annwood Lane secured third place with a time of 40.628 seconds.

Laura E Southard of Mount Dora, FL rode to victory aboard her own Duft 27 in the $1,500 Low Adult Jumper Classic after stopping the jump-off timers in 41.932 seconds. Chole Friedheim of Pennington, NJ and Choper Enterprises, LLC’s Jazir took second place with a time of 44.594 seconds. Jennifer Evancic of Versailles, KY and her own Loguestown earned third place after a jump-off time of 45.096 seconds with eight faults.

The $5,000 Martha Jolicoeur Douglas Elliman 1.35m Stake saw James Chawke of Ireland and Renee Walker’s Benjamin take first place with a jump-off time of 39.781 seconds, while Carlos Quinones of Wellington, FL and Michelle Navarro-Grau’s Tazman collected second place with a time of 40.836 seconds. Coco Fath of Fairfield, CT collected third place with Hillside Farm LLC’s Cohbanta, after finishing with a time of 41.541 seconds around the short course.

The $2,500 NAL Low Junior Jumper Classic was won by Emma Seving of Newton Square, PA and her own Easy Money, after crossing through jump-off timers in 42.495 seconds. Dylan Laiken of Wellington, FL and Show Show, owned by Alex Jayne, collected second place with a time of 40.528 seconds with a an additional four faults. Zachary Yariv of Wellington, FL and his own In Style finished in third place after finishing in 45.038 seconds and a rail.

The $2,500 Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic saw Brianne Link of East Islip, NY and her own Bilbao finish atop the class as the fastest combination contesting the jump-off with a time of 40.028 seconds. Sabrina Lefebvre of Terrebonne, QC and her own Alaska earned second place after completing the short course in 41.083 seconds. Emma Cullen of West Berwyn, PA and 3 Seas, LLC’s Grandy De Laubry finished in third place after stopping the timers in 41.824 seconds.

Hunter Highlights:

Hannah Isop of Pawlings, NY and Tracy Freels’ Red Ryder finished atop the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Jennifer Bliss of Loxahatchee, FL and Harris Hill Farm LLC’s Sugarman captured second place. Third place honors were presented to Kim Barone of Watertown, MN aboard Cynthia Bulwicz’s Cyril.

Meghan Knapic of Blue Point, NY was awarded champion of the ESP Hunter 3’3″ Division aboard her winning mount Most Likely. Reserve champion was presented to David Oliynyk of Franklin, MA and Generous, owned by Lori Gaudet.

Sandra Ferrell of Bernville, PA and Dapper, owned by Stephanie Bulger, were champions of the Triple Crown Nutrition Green Hunter 3’3″ Division, while reserve champion was awarded to Chris Ewanouski, riding Atta Boy, owned by Geoffrey Sutton.

The #1 Education Place Junior Hunter 15 and Under Division saw Sam Walker of Nobleton, ON riding Bocelli, owned by Karen Macdonald, take top divisional honors. Reserve champion was awarded to Isha Swani of Ponte Verda Beach, FL and Park Place, owned by Shadowfax Equestrian LLC.

The Gold Coast Feed Performance Hunter 3’3″ Division saw Alyssa Bokor of Williamsville, NY and Candid, owned by Jordan Allen, rise to the top of the division with several consistent performances. Jennifer Bauersachs of Frenchtown, NJ and New Addition, owned by Spring Hill Farm, captured reserve champion honors for their efforts in the division.

Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL and Mr. Magoo, owned by Sweet Oak Farm, finished atop the Score at the Top Small Pony Hunter Division; Clara Propp of New York, NY collected reserve champion with Benlea Mizzou, owned by Aquitaine Equine.

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Diego Vivero and Bijoux Score Win in $25,000 Dover Saddlery Grand Prix at ESP Holiday III

Diego Vivero and Bijoux. Photo Credit ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – December 27, 2017 – The ESP Holiday III competition saw a win for Diego Vivero of Wellington, FL aboard Bijoux in the $25,000 Dover Saddlery Grand Prix. Second place was captured by Todd Minikus of Lake Worth, FL piloting Carlo, owned by North Face Farm, stopping jump-off timers in 40.753 seconds. Third place was awarded to Ian Millar and Future Adventures’ Vittorio 8 after completing their fast track round in 41.807 seconds.

Vivero and his mount raced around the day’s course designed by Andy Christianson, Jr. of Wellington, FL and completed the jump-off in 40.018 seconds. Four of the original 22 entries moved forward to contest the short course.

Jumper Highlights:

The $10,000 Dover Saddlery Open Welcome Stake marked another win for Emanuel Andrade of Wellington, FL, riding his own Garinco van de Lijnsaerd. The pair flew over the jump-off track in 42.397 seconds, ahead of Pablo Mejia of Loxahatchee, FL and his own RL Queen Mary, who stopped timers in 43.695 seconds to achieve second place. The jump-off welcomed back only three horse-and-rider combinations, with Alejandro Karolyi rounding out that top three aboard Bo Hopson’s VDL Elliot, finishing in 42.048 seconds with four faults.

Kelly Bauernschmindt of Bratenahl, OH rode to victory aboard Belle Bleu S, owned by Bauernschmindt, in the $1,500 NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic after stopping the jump-off timers in 39.595 seconds with four added faults. Robert Reyers of Wellington, FL and his own Ignore Van Orshof took second place with a time of 45.289 seconds and four faults. Mariana Herrera of Loxahatchee, FL and her own Da Vinci earned third place after a four-fault jump-off round and a time of 49.473 seconds.

The $1,500 Low Children/Adult Jumper Classic saw Joshua Baird of St. Charles, IL and Pony Lane Farm’s Licapo take first place with a jump-off time of 40.961 seconds, while Claire Sieuzac of New York, NY and her own Zandora De Shalimar finished in second place with a first round time of 70.956 seconds and one fault. Joshua Baird also collected third place with his own Lolipop S, after finishing with four faults and a time of 60.095 seconds in the first round.

Tracy Harris of Wellington, FL and Une Etoile de L’ Eclypse, owned by Harkopp Farm, championed the $2,500 Accuhorsemat M&S Child/Adult Classic after completing their jump-off round in 43.136 seconds to best the class. Lexi Maounis of Greenwich, CT and Roos, owned by Maounis, collected second place with a time of 45.427 seconds. Isabelle Wagener achieved third place aboard her own Balougris SL Z, rounding out the top three with a time of 46.665 seconds.

The $5,000 1.35m Stake was won by Pablo Mejia of Loxahatchee, FL and RL Monaco, owned by Mejia, after crossing through jump-off timers in 37.409 seconds. Emanuel Andrade of Wellington, FL and his own Anastasia Du Park earned second place with a time of 39.063 seconds. Andrade also finished in third place with Tupac Van de Vrombautshoeve Z after contesting the course in 39.468 seconds.

Hunter Highlights:

Sarah Sturges of Sunbury, OH was awarded champion of the USHJA 2’6″ Hunter Division. Her winning mount was Spot On, owned by Haylee Jerkins. Reserve champion was presented to Kelly Mullen of Franklin, TN and Valentino, owned by Warioto Farms, LLC.

Cecilia Perry of North Venice, FL and Misty, owned by Montoga, Inc., were champions of the Small Pony Hunter Division. Reserve champion was also awarded to Perry, riding Fielding Stichman’s Sparkle.

The Performance Hunter 3’3″ & 3’6″ Division champion was awarded to Kelly Mullen of Franklin, TN riding FortuNY, owned by Warioto Farms, LLC. Reserve champion was awarded to Melissadre Lincourt of Montreal, QB and Brigitte Leroux’s Sugar Ray.

The USHJA Hunter 2′, 2’3″ & 2′ Division was won by Kelly Mullen of Franklin, TN and Happy, owned by Warioto Farms Inc. David Laks of Bedford, NY and Saint Laurent, owned by Elite Equines LLC, captured reserve champion honors.

Laurie Stevens of Boca Raton, FL and her own Santiago finished atop the division in the Low Adult Hunter Division. Blythe Goguen of Lexington, KY collected reserve champion with Zjappoo Sow, owned by Kelly Goguen.

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ESP Holiday I & II Highlight Major Wins for Todd Minikus and Emanuel Andrade

Emanuel Andrade and U. Photo Credit ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – December 19, 2017 – Emanuel Andrade of Wellington, FL and his own U took top honors in the $25,000 Ultima Fitness Grand Prix at ESP Holiday I hosted at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on Thursday, December 14, after stopping the jump-off timers in 41.904 seconds.

Liza Finsness of Wellington, FL and Shiver captured second place with a jump-off time of 43.292 seconds, ahead of Michael Morrissey of Wellington, FL and QBS Equestrian LLC’s La Lopez 3, who narrowly missed first place and finished the course, designed by Mauricio Garcia, with a time of 38.617 seconds but with four added faults.

Later in the week, Todd Minikus of Lake Worth, FL and Carlo, owned by North Face Farm, captured a speedy win in the $25,000 ProElite Grand Prix at ESP Holiday II, besting a class of 44 entries on Sunday, December 17.

The pair finished a strong first round on the course, also designed by Garcia, and proceeded to stop the jump-off timers in 37.549 seconds, just tenths of a second faster than Alvaro Tejada of Guatemala and Voltaral Palo Blanco, owned by Agroprosa, who completed the round in 38.187 seconds. Liza Finsness of Wellington, FL once again rode Shiver to another top three finish, this time finishing the short course in 39.33 seconds.

Jumper Highlights:

Ian Millar of Perth, ON and Vittorio 8, owned by Future Adventures, championed the ESP Holiday I $10,000 Ultima Fitness Open Stake after completing their jump-off round in 34.838 seconds to best the class. Emanuel Andrade of Wellington, FL and Jenni’s Choice, owned by Andrade, collected second place with a time of 35.787 seconds, as well as third place aboard his own Gran Mamut, rounding out the top three with a time of 35.138 seconds and eight faults.

The ESP Holiday II $10,000 ProElite Welcome Stake was won by Alex Granato of Wellington, FL and Beorn, owned by Moyer Farm, LLC, after crossing through jump-off timers in 32.49 seconds. David Oberkircher of Collegeville, PA and Upper, owned by Southfields Farm LLC, earned second place with a time of 34.037 seconds. Alejandro Karolyi of Wellington, FL and Willow, owned by Amalaya Investments, finished in third place after finishing in 34.042 seconds.

The ESP Holiday I Child/Adult 1.10m Jumper Classic saw Julia Strawbridge of West Grove, PA and his own Ailee rise to the top of the class. The pair completed their round in 77.308 seconds with two time faults for the win ahead of Strawbridge and her second mount C’est La Vie, also owned by Strawbridge, who completed the track in 78.878 seconds and with three faults. Christina Castillo finished with a third-place ribbon aboard Eduardo and Isabel Castillo’s Waltaire Palo Blanco, who stopped the timers in 69.142 seconds and with four faults.

Sophia Thomson of Jupiter, FL and her own Bull Run’s Eternal rode to victory in the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic during ESP Holiday I, stopping the jump-off timers in 40.549 seconds. Joshua Baird of St. Charles, IL and Lollipop S secured second place with a time of 41.661 seconds, while Juliett Johansson of Fort Lauderdale, FL and her own Viva’s Roxanna W took third place after adding four faults to their jump-off time of 41.292 seconds.

Elizabeth Kirby of Wellington, FL and Cor de Pomme, owned by E. K. Equestrian LLC, finished in first place in the ESP Holiday I $2,500 M&S Child/Adult Classic after finishing their second round in a time of 43.542 seconds, during ESP Holiday I. Bevo Tarika of Fairfield, CT and Kanneau, owned by Tarika, took second place as the only other combination to advance to the jump-off round. The pair finished in 41.658 seconds with four faults. Lisbeth Hazoury of Wellington, FL and Los Establos Sporthorses Corp.’s Valmach des Abbayes finished in third with 4 faults in the first round.

Lauren McCaulley of Lake Charles, IL and Umano de la Ruche, owned by Ilan Ferder, rode to victory in the ESP Holiday II $1,500 NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic with a jump-off time of 42.241 seconds. Alexandra Elkins of Dallas, TX and Shosy TSP, owned by Elkins, finished in second after stopping the jump-off timers in 43.747 seconds. Bruna Silva of Windermere, FL and Lorenza Jmen secured third place with a time of 47.401 seconds.

Anne Meyer of Plymoth, MN and Stella Luna, owned by Meyer, took home the blue ribbon in the ESP Holiday II $2,500 M&S Child/Adult Classic with a speedy jump-off time of 41.725 seconds. Phoebe Alwine of Delray Beach, FL and Zenith Dance, owned by In the Clover Equestrian, finished the class with a jump-off time of 42.328 seconds for second, while Kaila Robert of St. Bruno, QB captured third aboard Ninja, owned by Ecuries La Montee, after riding the fast track in 42.889 seconds.

The ESP Holiday II $1,500 Low Adult Jumper Classic was championed by Catherine Kenny of Wellesley, MA and Nubia 11, owned by Maggie Savoie, as the pair finished with a jump-off time of 36.248 seconds, ahead of Nicole Sarett of Vero Beach, FL and Vaya Con Dios, owned by Alexandra Vanderrest, who finished their jump-off round in 42.92 seconds. Jenny Swanson of Dover, MA and Patriot K, owned by Swanson, secured third place with a second-round time of 35.682 seconds and four faults.

Hunter Highlights:

Margaret O’Meara of Kirkland, WA and Woodland Way, Inc.’s Just Nick, championed the ESP Holiday I Child/Adult Amateur Hunter Division, while Sidney Jefferson of Toronto, ON and her own Socialite took home reserve champion honors.

The Green Hunter 3′ Division of ESP Holiday I saw Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL and Fortitude, owned by Debi Maloney and Sarah Cressy, capture the divisional championship. Hannah Isop of Pawling, NY and Calica, owned by Christine Watkins, rode to reserve.

The ESP Holiday I USHJA Hunter 2′, 2’3 & 2’6″ Division was won by Kelly Mullen of Franklin, TN and Three Wishes, owned by Warioto Farms Inc. Wendy Picard of Boca Raton, FL and her own Extraordinary captured reserve champion honors.

Penny Lombardo of Loxahatchee, FL and Northampton, owned by Catherine Bray, finished atop the division in the ESP Holiday I USHJA Hunter 2’9″ Division. Lombardo also collected reserve champion with First Star, owned by Bray.

The Score at the Top Small Pony Hunter Division saw Cecilia Perry of North Venice, FL guide Sparkle, owned by Fielding Stichman, ride to the divisional title in ESP Holiday I, ahead of Sterling Malnik of Ocean Ridge, FL and Amber Asbell-Jackson’s May-B-Tango, who were awarded with reserve champion.

Adam Edgar of Leesburg, VA and Honor, owned by Salter Hydinger, took champion honors in the ESP Holiday II Adult Amateur Hunter Division. Catherine Kenny of Wellesley, MA and her own Bliss received reserve champion honors.

The ESP Holiday II Cross Rail Hunter Division was captured by Orly Antvey of Plantation, FL piloting Heaven Scent Raindrop, owned by Melanie Antevy. Reserve champion went to Matthew Scharbo of Winnetka, IL and Lanes End’s Shimmer.

Libbie Gordon of Statesville, NC and Unexpected, owned by Derby Lane, LLC, were champions of the ESP Holiday II Junior Hunter 3’3″ Division. Reserve champion was also awarded to Gordon, riding her own More Fun.

Alexa Elle Lignelli of New York, NY was awarded champion of the Score at the Top Small/Medium Green Pony Hunter Division during ESP Holiday II. Her winning ride was Just Right, owned by Agatha Lignelli. Reserve champion was also presented to Lignelli and Entourage, owned by the Lignelli Family.

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Day and Weekend Passes for FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 on Sale Dec. 20

Games to be held September 11-23, 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Center

Tryon, N.C., USA – December 18, 2017 – Day and weekend competition passes for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) will go on sale on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8am EST. Ticket prices and the event schedule for the Games, which are set for September 11 through September 23, 2018, are available online at www.tryon2018.com.

All Session Day Passes, which grant access to all WEG competitions on a single weekday, went on sale in October 2017 and sold out after one day. Due to the popular demand of All Session Day Passes, organizers are releasing an additional, limited supply of 500 passes per event day on a first come, first served basis for the dates of September 12, 19, 20, 21. All Session Day Passes for September 13 and 14 are sold out due to meeting capacity for Eventing Dressage on both days.

For the first time, All Session Weekend Passes will be available. The All Session Weekend Passes will also go on sale on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, and will allow the ticket holder access to all WEG competitions during the selected weekend. All Session Weekend Passes are available for September 15-16 and/or September 22-23.

All event tickets and passes grant access to the general event grounds including the expo, vendor areas, and demonstrations.

Individual competition tickets are expected to go on sale this winter. Organizers are releasing additional ticket package options as demand for those ticketing types has remained high since launching ticket sales in October 2017.

“The 2018 WEG is expected to be the largest sporting event in the United States and fourth largest in the world in 2018 and should be on everyone’s to-do list for next year. We are anticipating a sold-out event,” said Mark Bellissimo, Founder and CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center.

With all competitions happening onsite at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C., attendees can come for the day, a weekend, a week, or the entire Games. Tickets are available online at www.tryon2018.com. Select “Buy Tickets” from the menu.

Held every four years alternating with the Olympic Games, the FEI World Equestrian Games™ crowns the world’s best athletes and horses as the ultimate world champions in the equestrian disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Reining, Vaulting and Endurance. Horse and rider combinations from more than 70 nations are expected to compete in the massive 12-day event.

Opening Ceremony tickets will be sold separately. General Grounds Day Passes will be sold that allow access to the venue to experience the trade fair, event expo, as well as equestrian demonstrations, and will be sold three months prior to the event.

David Blake and Goldbreaker Win $25k #1 Education Place Grand Prix at ESP Year End Awards

David Blake and Goldbreaker. Photo Credit ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – December 12, 2017 – The ESP Holiday Series returned to Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on Friday, December 8, with the ESP Year End Awards. The $25,000 #1 Education Place Grand Prix was the highlight class of the weekend and saw a win for David Blake (IRL) and Goldbreaker, owned by Gochman Sport Horses, LLC.

Blake and the 2006 Belgian Warmblood gelding (Heartbreaker x Jus de Pomme) captured the blue ribbon after challenging the course, designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio of Wellington, FL, and completing the jump-off in 41.998 seconds. Emanuel Andrade of Wellington, FL had another successful weekend, riding to both a second and third place finish after faultless jump-off rounds. Andrade piloted his own Ricore Courcelle, a 2005 Selle Francais stallion (Quaprice Bois Margot x Alme), to finish the jump-off track in 43.572 seconds, alongside Jenni’s Chance, a 2009 Belgian Warmblood mare (Clinton I x Heartbreaker), contesting the short course in just 44.343 seconds.

Jumper Highlights:

The $10,000 #1 Education Place Open Welcome Stake was won by Alvaro Tejada of Guatemala and Dolly Palo Blanco, owned by Agroprosa, after crossing through jump-off timers in 36.253 seconds. Alejandro Karolyi of Wellington, FL and VDL Elliot, owned by Bo Hopson, collected second place with a time of 38.553 seconds. Alex Granato of Wellington, FL and Beorn, owned by Moyer Farm, LLC, finished in third place after finishing in 36.876 seconds with four added faults.

The $4,000 Marshall & Sterling/NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic saw Kristen Franz of Wellington, FL and her own Cypress finish atop the class as the fastest combination contesting the jump-off with a time of 34.258 seconds. Olivia Minicucci of Montreal, QC and her own Arian P earned second place after completing the short course in 38.384 seconds. Elle Haymond of West Heartford, CT and Tibri LLC’s Dalaide de Longpre finished in third place after stopping the timers in 40.206 seconds.

Sarah Hubbard of Cornwall, CT rode to victory aboard Coline, owned by Hubbard Horses, LLC, in the $5,000 1.35m Classic after stopping the jump-off timers in 43.707 seconds. Benjamin Meredith of Wellington, FL and Golden Point Partners LLC’s Frescon took second place with a time of 44.273 seconds, while Riley Newsome of Medham, NJ and Dakar VDL earned third place after crossing through the finish in 40.338 seconds with four faults.

The $1,500 Low Adult Jumper Classic was won by Jennifer Evancic of Versailles, KY and her own Loguestown Lass, with a jump-off time of 33.636 seconds. Second place went to Sabrina Greenwell of Loxahatchee, FL aboard Canieta, owned by Greenwell, after finishing the jump-off in 33.815 seconds. Rounding out the third-place position was Tracey Cover of Delaplane, VA and her own Vienna, who completed the short course in 34.551 seconds.

The $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper Classic awarded first place to Joshua Baird of St. Charles, IL and Sonas Douglas, owned by Heidi Schaefer, after dashing through their jump-off round in 29.74 seconds. Anika Lozano of Guatemala rode Varcotique AC, owned by Roberto Daza, to second place with a jump-off time of 31.988 seconds. Third place was captured by Ella Hess of Boca Raton, FL aboard All’s Well, owned by Susanne Richey, completing the track in 36.793 seconds.

Hunter Highlights:

Christopher Payne of Cincinnati, OH and Pure Giving, owned by Julie Holzberger, took champion honors in the USHJA Hunter 2’9″ Division. Sarah Kruel of Wellington, FL and her own Opulent received reserve champion honors.

The USHJA Hunter 2’6″ Division was captured by Kelly Mullen of Franklin, TN piloting Three Wishes, owned by Warioto Farms LLC. Reserve champion also went to Mullen and Warioto Farms LLC’s Valentino.

Jessica Hodnicki of Hamilton, NJ and Jethro, owned by Cheyenne Sickle, were champions of the USHJA 2’3″ and 2′ Hunter Division. Reserve champion was awarded to Anabella Cottone of Davie, FL riding her own Aurora.

Katharine Ellis of Weston, MA was awarded champion of the Medium/Small Pony Hunter Division. Her winning ride was Haley Ray’s Blue Moon. Reserve champion was presented to Sydney Raidy and Hershey’s Kiss, owned by Jessica Bader.

The Low Adult Hunter Division champion was awarded to Kristin McCuin of Fort Worth, FL riding Centoon, owned by NSL Ventures LLC. Reserve champion was awarded to Lyda Denney of Wellington, FL and her own Lubek.

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