Wellington, FL and East Aurora, NY – January 18, 2011 – Charlotte Jacobs, of East Aurora, NY, was unstoppable in the equitation ring to kick off the first week of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Jacobs and her mount for the equitation ring, Cortes 7, won the Washington International Horse Show Equitation Class, after winning the Jumper Phase and placing fourth in the Hunter Phase. Jacobs also won the USEF/Pessoa Medal and were awarded another blue ribbon for the excellent efforts in the prestigious ASPCA Maclay Class.
“Cortes was so amazing this week,” noted 15-year-old junior rider Charlotte Jacobs. “It was so cold earlier in the week and I was afraid he was going to be a bit fresh. He was absolutely perfect, and we both felt extremely prepared. I think in the past year he has really grown up and his performance this week really showed that. I am so proud of him and excited to continue to compete with him in the equitation for the rest of the season.”
Jacobs also competed aboard Karonda V. Schl’hof Ch and Promised Land, owned by Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables, in the High Junior Jumpers. Jacobs and Promised Land were third in the High Junior Jumper Classic after laying down a beautiful round against the field of several other horse and rider combinations.
“Peanut, as we call Promised Land, was great this week,” stated an excited Jacobs. “The first round he helped me out in a couple of places and then we went really fast in the jump-off. He tries to hard and really wants to win. He really has the biggest heart. I thought it was a great start for us!”
“I am thrilled with the way all of my horses went this week,” Jacobs continued. “I feel like we have an incredible string of horses and I have the best help from Missy Clark and John Brennan and everyone at North Run. I am thrilled to have started the season out so well, and hope to ride consistently throughout the entire circuit.”
Jacobs will continue to compete at WEF next week, competing in the hunters and equitation classes, as well as the both the Medium and High Junior Jumpers.
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