Celebration of Hunters – Gulf 4

This week was the largest week that we have ever had in Gulfport.  The Celebration of Hunters was a giant success.  I would like to thank all the exhibitors who were part of this show.  The weather did not want to work with us on Friday or Saturday but it all worked out fine on Sunday due to great exhibitors and trainers.

On Friday we hosted the USHJA International Hunter Derby.  We started the day with a breakfast for everyone sponsored by Adequan.  The class had 50 entries and it was great to watch.  Not only did Allen Rheinheimer and Paul Jewel build a challenging course, but the morning had rain and strong winds that added to task of a good round.  The results of the class were as follows:

Official Results for the 2011 Gulf Coast $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

1st Yes Indeed with Sarah Mechlin for owner Olivia Weaver

2nd Primera with Catherine Rinehart for owner Helen Gilbert

3rd Ovation with Courtney Calcagnini for Taylor Reid

4th Corazon with owner-rider Patrick McGinnis

5th Carson with Courtney Calcagnini for owner Kristen Blomstrom

6th Figaro B with Holly Shepherd for owner Linda Bobrik

7th Dress Up with owner-rider Jana Rodes

8th Carlano with Will Roberts for owner Andrea Ramirez

9th CR Carolato II with Jordan Siegel for owner Buddrus Equine, LLC

10th Dolce with owner-rider Sue Takata

11th Marquis with Daniel Geitner for owner Lee Cesery

12th Damocles with Daniel Geitner for owner Janet Peterson

The derby was followed by a luncheon sponsored by USEF for everyone to enjoy and then we had the USHJA $2,500 Hunter Classic.  The classic had twenty six entries and was won by Starr, owned by Amy Wexler and shown to the win by Maria Dritsas Rasmussen.

Today we had the $25,000 Equi Fit Grand Prix and I was pleased to meet Frances Land and Merlin center ring to present her with the blue ribbon and bottle of Moet.  Congrats to Frances for her first GP win.  Glad it could be with us in the Gulf.

2nd. Copyright 3, Wilhelm Genn

3rd. Cincinnati, Vicky Miller

4th. Boudicca, Vick Russell

5th. Happy Z, Wilhelm Genn

6th. Nepal, Jay Land

7th. Indian Creeks Coraggio, Christian Rogge

8th. Ultlare, Maggie Sarmiento

9th. Michael, Ivy Rejent

10th. Ariado, Theo Genn

11th. On Star, James Maillet

12th. Winchester, Wilhelm Genn

For complete results of the show, go to www.horseshowsonline.com.


Atlanta Spring – (March 23 – April 3) – I know so many of you are in the end of your winter circuits but if you are planning to attend, we need to hear from you about stall reservations.   843 768 5503

Charleston Summer Classic – (July 13-23) – The new schedule is on the web and the prize list will be out around the 1st of April.  This will be another fun filled two weeks on the coast.  Remember, it’s time to get your condos reserved.

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See you at the rings,

Bob Bell
The Classic Company, Ltd.
Phone/FAX:  (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311  Johns Island  SC 29457

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