Wellington, FL – April 19, 2011 – The Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Spring Circuit continued last week with week 5 on April 13-17. ESP was very pleased to see that exhibitor numbers at the show increased 25% from 2010. The horse show offered a full schedule of hunter/jumper competition, with three classes featured: the $10,000 Pennfield Feeds Open Jumper Welcome Stake, the $7,500 Reist Industries High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Stake at The Stadium, and the $30,000 ESP Spring 5 Grand Prix.
The winner of the $30,000 ESP Spring 5 Grand Prix was Norman Dello Joio (USA) on Notre Star de la Nutria, owned by La Nutria and Thelma Ramero Cloud. They beat out 40 entries in the class for the USEF Ranking Class victory with double clear rounds and a jump-off time of 45.960 seconds. Second place went to Traffic Boy, ridden by Shane Sweetnam (IRL) for Spy Coast Farm LLC. They were also clear in 46.637 seconds. The last double clear ride was by Aaron Vale (USA), who piloted Texola for himself and Joan Kalman. They stopped the timers in 47.378 seconds for third place.
Earlier in the week, the open jumpers had their $10,000 Welcome Stake, sponsored by Pennfield Feeds. Quentin Judge rode Double H Farm’s HH Sandor to first place in a jump-off time of 37.045 seconds. Kristen Vanderveen and Bull Run’s La Bamba were second in 37.176 seconds, while Sweetnam and Traffic Boy were third with a time of 38.994 seconds.
The High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers had the opportunity to compete on the grass field at The Stadium this week in their $7,500 stake class sponsored by Reist Industries. The jumper courses this week were designed by Richard Jeffery of Bournemouth, England. He designed challenging courses for the jumper riders, and the junior/amateur riders had the special distinction of being the first riders to use the derby bank at The Stadium.
The junior/amateur jumper course offered many options, and the fastest over the course was Julianna Fischer, who rode her horse Lola for their third win in a row in the class. Kaely Tomeu and Belle Bleu S, owned by Jerry and Maria Sweetnam/Spy Coast Farm LLC, were second. Danielle Cooper and Fidelity Farms’ Calantus were third.
The ESP Spring Circuit will continue this week on April 19-23 (no competition on Easter Sunday) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Highlights include the $25,000 USEF Computer List Grand Prix, $10,000 Pennfield Feeds Open Jumper Welcome Stake, and the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Classic.
Final Results: $30,000 ESP Spring 5 Grand Prix
1 NOTRE STAR DE LA NUTRIA NORMAN DELLO JOIO USA LA NUTRIA/THELMA RAMERO CLOUD: 0/0/45.860
2 TRAFFIC BOY SHANE SWEETNAM IRL SPY COAST FARM LLC: 0/0/46.637
3 TEXOLA AARON VALE USA AARON VALE/JOAN KALMAN: 0/0/47.378
4 CASADORA LAUREN HOUGH USA LAURA MATEO: 0/4/43.930
5 HH SANDOR QUENTIN JUDGE USA DOUBLE H FARM: 0/8/47.046
6 TURBO R PETER LUTZ USA KELLY TROPIN: 1/95.915
7 INDIANA 127 PETER LUTZ USA DAVENPORT INC.: 4/87.566
8 LAPSUS DU LAVOIR LJUBOV KOCHETOVA RUS LJUBOV KOCHETOVA: 4/88.638
9 TANGELO Z SHANE SWEETNAM IRL SPY COAST FARM LLC: 4/88.670
10 URBAN BLYTHE MARANO USA RIVERVIEW FARM LLC: 4/88.706
11 DOZENT KATHERINE NEWMAN USA MIMI ABEL SMITH: 4/89.594
12 PAPARAZZI 10 AARON VALE USA THINKS LIKE A HORSE: 4/90.233
Final Results: $10,000 Pennfield Feeds Open Jumper Welcome Stake
1 HH SANDOR QUENTIN JUDGE USA DOUBLE H FARM: 0/0/37.045
2 BULL RUN’S LA BAMBA AKRISTEN VANDERVEEN USA BULL RUN JUMPERS INC.: 0/0/37.176
3 TRAFFIC BOY SHANE SWEETNAM IRL SPY COAST FARM LLC: 0/0/38.994
4 SCARFACE NICK DELLO JOIO USA TONY WEIGHT: 0/0/39.226
5 ROUNDTHORN MADIOUS ANDREW BOURNS IRL ANDREW BOURNS: 0/0/40.572
6 JUMLORD Z ALLYSON BLAIS USA ALLYSON BLAIS: 0/0/41.819
7 DOZENT KATHERINE NEWMAN USA MIMI ABEL SMITH: 0/0/42.272
8 AL CALYPSO SAMUEL PAROT CHL SAMUEL PAROT: 0/4/37.066
9 NOTRE STAR DE LA NUTRIA NORMAN DELLO JOIO USA LA NUTRIA/THELMA RAMERO CLOUD: 0/4/37.471
10 EARLY MORNING SAMANTHA SENFT USA SUMMER SEAS STABLE: 0/4/41.926
11 ALSVID RICHARD MOLONEY IRL EQUINIMITY LLC: 0/6/52.441
12 BOO VAN HET KASTANJEHOF ANDREW WELLES USA PETER WELLES: 0/8/37.013
Final Results: $7,500 Reist Industries High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Stake
1 LOLA JULIANNA FISCHER JULIANNA FISCHER
2 BELLE BLEU S KAELY TOMEU JERRY AND MARIA SWEETNAM/SPY COAST FARM LLC
3 CALANTUS DANIELLE COOPER FIDELITY FARMS
4 EARLY MORNING SAMANTHA SENFT SUMMER SEAS STABLE
5 OUTRIGGER PAIGE COLES PAIGE COLES
6 ANJELICA GABRIELLE STERN GABRIELLE STERN
7 JUMLORD Z ALLYSON BLAIS ALLYSON BLAIS
8 ORMSBY HILL LIZA FINSNESS LIZA FINSNESS
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