Jacksonville Winter Series Week 3 & Series Recap

Hugh Graham and Distant Star 3E. Photos by Flashpoint Photography

The 2013 Jacksonville Winter Series has drawn to a close for 2013. The three week long circuit was marked by sunshine, beautiful weather, hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere. Each week featured a $2,500 Welcome Jumper Class, and the first two weeks offered a $10,000 Mini Prix, which lead up to Week Three’s finale, the $25,000 Green Cove Springs Grand Prix. Hugh Graham, aboard Kingridge Stables owned Distant Star 3E, bested the exciting class where many well-known riders, such as Aaron Vale, Hayley Waters and David Jennings, competing for top honors over a Tim Hott designed course.

Hunter riders had plenty of opportunity to shine as well. Weekly Jerry Parks Insurance Group sponsored $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Classics proved very popular on Friday afternoons, where Professionals, Juniors and Amateur riders navigated the handy course reminiscent of the hunt field.  Cindy Cruciotti took home the blue aboard Nicole Lyvere’s All In.

The crowning glory of Hunter offerings at Jacksonville was the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Twenty-six horse & rider combinations strived for brilliance under the lights in the covered Grand Prix ring. There were many familiar faces: Liza Towell & Brunello, Jennifer Alfano and Miss Lucy, and Kelley Farmer and On Q, along with some newer combinations like Megan Wexler and Julian. Jennifer Alfano guided Jersey Boy, no stranger to the big blue ribbon, to top honors. Spectators enjoyed dinner and drinks in the heated VIP tent, situated at the end of the ring for the best view in the house, while the class went on.

A huge congratulations goes out to all of our Week 3 Champions:

Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy

High Performance Working Hunter
Gold Coast & Gary Young

Performance Working Hunter
True Quintender & Liza Towell Boyd

Green Working Hunter
Maggie May & Jennifer Alfano

AO Hunter
True Quintender & Jillian Clay

AO Hunter 3’3”
Wink & Nicole Lyvere

Junior Hunter
On Top & Ashton Alexander

Small Pony Hunter
Bieber & Claire Campbell

Medium Pony Hunter
Sports Cast owned & ridden by Madeline Schaefer

Largy Pony Hunter
Spellbound & Bernadette Chungunco

Small Green Pony
Text Me Later & Emma Curley

Med/LG Green Pony Hunter
Peridot & Madeline Schaefer

Large Green Pony Hunter
Harrison owned & ridden by Laurel Bennett

AA Hunter 18-35
Anchor & Nicole Shaw

AA Hunter 36+
Wind Walker & Pamela Tope

Children’s Hunter 14 & Up
Moonraker & Kathleen Fritz

Children’s Hunter 15-17
Saint Patrick & Laura Critz

Children’s Hunter Pony Large
Oakfields Jade owned by Susan McConnell ridden by Devin Seek

Children’s Hunter Pony
Meadowview’s Estancia & Sara Norton

Pre Green Hunter 3’
Hudson & Ben Guanciale

Pre Green Hunter 3’3”
Cinnamon Sky & Mary Eufemia

Pony Jumpers
Conda 13 owned by Kelli Dozier ridden by Dean Cooper

Children’s Adult Jumper
American Hero owned and ridden by Dean Cooper

Children’s Adult Jumper 1.10m
Midori owned and ridden by Lynn Seithel

JR AO Jumper
Dexter & Mackenzie McGehee

A special congratulations to our Horse/Rider combinations who took home the Circuit Championship!

Green Hunter
Cakebread owned by Jamie Stryker ridden by Winn Alden

High Performance Hunter
Trendy Owned by Caroline Kellog ridden by Kate Conover

Pre Green Hunter
Cinnamon Sky owned by Emma Dowdle ridden by Mary Eufemia

Morgan Ward and Abercrombie

Junior Hunter
Abercrombie owned by Jeff Ayers ridden by Morgan Ward

Pony Hunter
Peridot owned by Katie Petronelli ridden by McKinley Deangelo

Adult Amateur Hunter
Anchor owned by Ben Guanciale and ridden by Nicole Shaw

Amateur Owner Hunter
Exakt owned and ridden by Gerald Camera

Children’s Hunter
Floyd owned by Ann Dotoli ridden by Caitlin Heilferty

Children’s Hunter Pony
Meadowview’s Estancia owned by Callie Smith ridden by Sara Norton

Low Adult Hunter
Cartiano owned and ridden by Amy Hassinger

Low Children’s Hunter
What D Ya Know owned by Lee Cesery ridden by Samantha DeRosa

Short/Long Stirrup Hunter
Sugar’s Make Believe owned by Jamie Reinheimer ridden by Samantha Papagna

Children’s/Adult Jumper
Florestano owned and ridden by Christie Cesery

Junior/AO Jumper
Elliot Van Helliot owned & ridden by Mackenzie McGehee

2013 Jacksonville Winter Series Wrap Up Article

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