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Alissa Kinsey Wins High Child/Adult Jumper Classic at Final Day of Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic

Alissa Kinsey and Grisset returned to the Fieldstone Show Park to defend their spring championship title in the High Child/Adult Jumper Classic. Photos by Kendall Bierer/Phelps Media Group.

Halifax, MA – June 23, 2013 – The Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic came to a close today with its final jumper highlights of the week. Child and Adult Jumpers gathered at Jumper Ring 5 this morning to compete in their Jumper Classics. It was the returning champions, Alissa Kinsey and Grisset, who rode to the top of the High Child/Adult Jumper Classic with their speedy jump-off time of 32.323 seconds. Haley Cassidy and High Jynx led the Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic from start to finish to lead the final day’s victory gallop.

Phil DeVita of Apopka, FL, designed a technical course today for the High Child/Adult jumpers. He used 13 efforts to test horse and rider alike, utilizing tight rollbacks, an oxer-vertical double combination, vertical-vertical combination and a vertical-oxer double combination. During the jump-off, riders began over the original three obstacles, an opening vertical and a right rollback to an oxer, as well as a bending line to an outside oxer. They then had to make up time during a left turn to the vertical-oxer double combination. Upon landing they had to make a hard right rollback to a new obstacle, a blue-and-white oxer and then turn right over the final yellow-and-blue oxer to cross the timers.

The High Child/Adult Jumper Classic saw 13 entrants contend for the top awards, but it came down to a six-horse jump-off. Although Alissa Kinsey and Grisset were the last to take on the track, they prevailed with a clean first round, as well as the quickest jump-off course. Kinsey has been riding Grisset for years, and their partnership was apparent in the ring. They took all inside turns, closed the time during the opening turn to the double combination, and completed the short course in 32.323 seconds.

“I haven’t done a whole lot since the show in May, but we did win a class in Saugerties. It was amazing she won even during the storm where all of the fences blew down. She felt good out there today. We could have gone even a little bit faster, but we will be back in August to defend our title,” Kinsey said. “She needs a very accurate stride with a strong leg and forward pace. She can go very fast, but she also has brakes that we can put on to collect.”

Hannah Janson and Quica, owned by Kimberley Janson of Berkley, MA, rode to the second fastest double-clear effort of the High Child/Adult Classic. They claimed the second place ribbon while Ava Stearns and Little Dancer, owned by Moda Equestre, taking the third place award.

Haley Cassidy and High Jynx led the Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic
Haley Cassidy and High Jynx led the Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic

Earlier in the morning, Haley Cassidy and High Jynx took control in the Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic. The pair only started working with one another a short while ago, but their accuracy was on point today as they posted two double-clear rounds, and they were the trailblazers with their jump-off time of 27.907 seconds.

“We imported him from Ireland, and I just got him earlier this year. This was our first year going for Pony Jumpers, and we actually qualified which was really exciting. We used today as a warm-up and practice for the approaching USEF Pony Finals in Kentucky,” Cassidy explained. “Today proved challenging, especially as a pony, and the first to go. We were going against horses, and although they have a bigger stride, he has a quicker turn. We really angled the turn to the second obstacle, and we locked on it and really shaved the seconds. It was a great course, and we had a great ride.”

Only eight riders were able to clear the first course of the Classic to take their try at the short course. Although many attempted to slice the turn from two to three, their times still proved too slow to undo Cassidy’s lead. It was Kinsey and Grisset who rode to the second place finish with a double-clear round in 27.948 seconds. Trading Spaces with Haley Anderson in the irons took the third place award with a final time of 29.541 seconds, also leaving all rails in place as they crossed the finish.

The Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic came to a close today, but the August Summer Showcase is quickly approaching. The show will be held August 14-24 with two weeks of top tier competition at the Fieldstone Show Park. The competition is sure to be fierce as the spring and summer champions return to defend their titles, and newcomers rise to the challenge. For more information on Stadium Jumping and the Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic, please visit www.showfieldstone.com. You can also follow the Fieldstone Horse Shows on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fieldstone.equestrian.

Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic 2013 Horse Show Fast Facts

Events: 2013 Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic

The Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic includes five days of top hunter/jumper competitions during the month of May. The Plymouth Rock Hunter/Jumper Classic is host to the $25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix, $7,500 Welcome Stake, $7,500 Open Speed Derby and the all-new $10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby and $2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby.

Fieldstone Show Park
21 Plymouth St.
Halifax, MA, 02338

$25,000 Fieldstone Grand Prix
$7,500 Welcome Stake
$7,500 Open Speed Derby
$10,000 3’3″ Hunter Derby
$2,500 2’9″ Hunter Derby
$2,500 Pony Classic

8am – 5pm daily

No dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds unless they are leashed and under control. Unrestrained pets will be impounded and released only upon payment of fine.


From Route 3: Heading south or north take Exit 9(Rte. 3A, Kingston, Plymouth). Top of the ramp turn right on Rte 3A (towards Kingston). Through two sets of lights to a blinking light, bear left on to Rte 27-106. Travel about one mile to set of lights and fork. Take left at fork onto Rte 106. Fieldstone Farm is approximately 5 miles on the right in Halifax, MA.

From the West: Rte 495 to Rte 24 North. First exit Rte 104 and head east. Rte 104 merges with Rte 106. Cross over Rte 58 in Halifax Center. Fieldstone Farm is 1.2 miles on the left.


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Ring Dimensions/Specs:
The Grand Prix Field is grass. The Jumper Ring 5, Hunter Ring 1, Equitation Ring 2, Hunter Ring 4, Jumper Schooling areas and other schooling areas have Sand Euro Felt footing. The lunging area has a sand surface. The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:

Grand Prix Field: 350′ x 400′, Jumper Ring 5: 200′x 250′, Hunter Ring 1: 175′ x 240′, Equitation Ring 2: 175′ x 250′, Hunter Ring 4: 100′ x 210′

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Lisa Goldman on a Roll with Back-to-Back Grand Prix Wins during Week III at HITS Ocala

©ESI Photography. Lisa Goldman and Centurion B on course in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix

OCALA, FL (February 4, 2013) – The HITS Ocala grand prix ring has seen many new faces over the last several years with the heightened excitement of qualifying for the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, formerly the Pfizer Million. However, few have had the impact that Lisa Goldman has. The young professional from Hawthorn Woods, Illinois captured her fifth grand prix ribbon in two weeks, was first and second in last Thursday’s $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, and avenged her second-place finish during Week II with the blue ribbon in yesterday’s $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, aboard Mary Goldman’s Centurion B.

Goldman and Centurion B have created a unique bond that many never find and it seems to be working to their advantage. “I’ve had him since he was two years old,” she proudly recalled. “He’s an American bred Belgium Warmblood and I jumped his first jump ever with him.”

It was another perfect day as course designer Doug Russell of Ocala, Florida prepared one of the most exciting tracks of the season. Twenty-seven horse and rider combinations started the class and the contenders soon rose to the top as a five trip jump-off emerged after the first round.

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Jacksonville A to Z Finale – Alissa Kinsey & Grisset Share a Spotlight and Meg O’Mara Does It Her Way with Sinatra IV

Alissa Kinsey & Grisset. ©Flashpoint Photography

Green Cove Springs, FL — January 29, 2011 — Show Jumping action took center stage for the finale of the Jacksonville Winter Series. Starting with the $10,000 Children-Adult Jumper Classic, sponsored by Cedar Street Advisors, it was the Sunshine State’s own Alissa Kinsey from Ft Myers and phenom mare Grisset taking the top spot.

Dave Ballard of Olympic fame took over course designing honors for this final week of competition and created layouts that both tested exhibitors and took spectators’ breaths away at times. A starting field of 27 crossed through the in gate on Saturday afternoon with high hopes of claiming the big prize in the $10,000 Cedar Street Advisors Children-Adult Jumper Classic. Nearly half survived the 68 second limited twisty 12 obstacle first round to advance into the dash for the cash jump off.

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