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Leffler and Bling Bling Keep On Winning Week II of Pensacola Winter Classic Circuit

Marylisa Leffler and Bling Bling [photo credit Bob Bell]

Marylisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland is on a winning streak Week II of the Pensacola Winter Classic Circuit and galloped away with the win in the $25,000 Sidelines Grand Prix in the irons of Rolling Acres’ Bling Bling, besting a field of twelve horse and rider teams.  “We really had a great week,” commented Leffler.  “We won the Horseflight Welcome, I won the small derby and Ashley and Kevin were Champion and Reserve in the Adults,” she said.  “It was just great for the whole barn,” she added.

The time allowed in the first round was set at 77 seconds and eight advanced to the jump off round. Shannon Hicks of Lake St. Louis, Missouri in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s Emir D were the first pair to go clear in a time of 68.656 seconds. Their jump off round was also clear and their time of 33.742 seconds, well within the 44 seconds time allowed, set the new time to beat.

Christian Rogge of Spring, Texas and GK Performance Horses, LLC’s Kahlua followed Hicks with a clear first round in a time of 69.983 seconds. Although Rogge and Kahlua turned in a clear jump off round, their time of 34.550 seconds was not quite fast enough to take the lead and would temporarily sit in second place.

Christian Rogge’s wife, Hailey Rogge, and her own Zine Dine followed with a clear first round in a time of 69.896 seconds, but with eight jump faults in the jump off round in a time of 33.261 seconds, would find themselves finish in sixth place overall.

Hicks returned to the arena, this time in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s Al Pacini. They turned in a clear first round in a time of 71.856 seconds but their jump off had a rail and subsequent four jump faults in a time of 33.617 seconds which would place them in fourth overall.

Juan Lavieri of Columbia, Connecticut in the irons of his own Don Pedro followed with the next clear first round in a time of 68.169 seconds, but eight jump faults in the jump off round in a time of 36.253 seconds would find them finishing in eighth overall.

Christian Rogge returned to the arena in the irons of his own Mojo TSP and posted a clear first round in a time of 73.236 seconds. Eight jump faults in a time of 33.937 seconds landed them in seventh place overall.

Hicks returned with her third ride in the event this time in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia. The pair turned in a clear first round in a time of 71.277 seconds, but earned eight jump faults in the jump off round in a time of 30.941 seconds, leaving them in the fifth place position overall.

Marylisa Leffler and Bling Bling were the last to go clear in the first round of the class in a time of 69.218 seconds. The horse and rider team flew through the jump off round in a time of 32.816 seconds, taking the win and moving Hicks and Emir D to second place. “I wasn’t really sure about how the first round was going to go because it was hard to get to the first fence which was a triple bar and a sharp left,” commented Leffler.  “She really made up the time in the jump off on her turn back to the four to a one and then a tight turn to the last jump,” said Leffler.  “But she really is pretty quick and all I had to do was think it and she just does it,” she added.

“I got Bling Bling last year.  This time last year, Pensacola was my first show with her,” said Leffler.  “She was doing the 1.40m in Holland before I got her and I think we’ve won four grand prix now with yesterday’s win included,” she said.

“I remember when I looked at her and heard her name and thought, ‘hmmm…Bling?’  Because, you know, I’m kind of conservative,” said Leffler.  “But I think the name really suits her,” she added.  “She even got a new brow band this week with lots of bling,” she laughed.

Third place was awarded to Christian Rogge and Kahlua. Hicks returned for a fourth place ribbon with Al Pacini and a fifth place with C’Havinia. Sixth and seventh went to the Rogge family: Sixth for Hailey and Zine Dine and seventh for Christian and Mojo TSP. Lavieri and Don Pedro picked up eighth and Hailey Rogge placed ninth with Andy Kocher’s Tresor Platiere. Leffler also picked up the tenth place ribbon with EMC International’s Fluttershy.

Leffler is going to celebrate with a massage and looks forward to competing Bling Bling in next week’s $25,000 Pensacola Sports Grand Prix, presented by Nutrena.

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Double Header Derby Day at the Pensacola Winter Circuit

Tim Maddrix and Shutterbug.

It was a double header Derby Day at the Pensacola Winter Circuit.

Tim Maddrix of Leeds, Alabama rode three horses in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and galloped away with the blue on Alina Dumitrescu’s Shutterbug and then secured the third place with Missy Nolen’s Special and fifth place with Sarah Digiorgio’s Quarterback Z at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.

“I was really excited to win the class with Shutterbug,” commented Maddrix.  “He’s been knocking on the door for the past year and coming in second and third in the International Derbies, but this was his first win,” he said.

Maddrix led the pack in the first round after earning a score of 174 with Shutterbug. Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia and Helen Gilbert’s White Lightning sat in second position after the first round with a score of 168. Maddrix and his first ride in the class, Special, earned a Classic score of 164. Evan Coluccio of Middleburg, Virginia rode four horses in the prestigious event and after the first round, sat in fourth position going into the Handy round with a score of 160 with Ellen Addison’s El Tindo, fifth position with Mary Antonini’s Rocking the Boat with a score of 158, eleventh and twelfth with EMC International’s Burlesque and Love Game, respectively, with first round scores of 142 and 138.

Sitting in sixth position after the Classic round was Liddy Strickland’s Valentine, ridden by Sarah Milliren of Jenks, Oklahoma, with a score of 158.

Maddrix and Shutterbug held their lead after the Handy round, earning a score of 185.5 for a total of 359.5.   “I thought it was a nice Handy course,” said Maddrix.  “When I walked the course, the trot jump to the oxer didn’t look too tough,” he said.  “It turned out riding it was in fact challenging because if was tight and you really had to line it up to the oxer in order to make it work,” he added.  “I think that was the biggest question in the Handy round,” he added.  “I took the low options with all three of my rides in the Handy round so I could make the tighter inside turn with them,” he said.  Coluccio and Rocking the Boat pulled themselves up from their Classic round fifth place position to finish in second overall after earning a Handy score of 190 for a combined 348.

Maddrix and Special’s second round score of 184 and combined 348 secured the third place ribbon and Milliren and Valentine moved up to finish in fourth place after earning a Handy round score of 178 for a total combined score of 336. Maddrix and Quarterback Z moved up from their first round eighth place standing to finish in fifth with a Handy score of 175 for an overall score of 325.  “That was Quarterback Z’s second Handy round ever and he was really great.  We were all really happy with how he went,” he said.

White Lightning and Julie Curtain moved from their initial second place standing after the Classic round to finish in sixth place after earning a Handy score of 155 for an overall score of 323.

Fabrege, owned by Sara Stephens and ridden by Anna Marie Mayes of Memphis, Tennessee, held their seventh place position after the Handy round earning a combined score of 316.5.

Coluccio and Burlesque moved up from their initial eleventh place standing after the Classic Round to finish in eighth place after posting a second round score of 174 for a combined 316. His other mount, El Tindo, finished in ninth place after earning a second round score of 156 for a combined 316. Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland in the irons of Cynthia Hallman’s Fig Street’s Duchess finished in tenth place with an overall score of 150. Eleventh place was awarded to Cachas Fumar, owned by Rachel Eubanks and ridden by Ashley Hotz of Eads, Tennessee, for their overall score of 359.5 and Coluccio finished the class in twelfth place with Love Game after earning a combined score of 292.

“I had a great day and I really want to thank Alina [Dumitrescu], Missy [Nolen] and Sarah [Digiorgio] for the opportunity to ride such great horses,” Maddrix said.  “And I think Allen [Rheinheimer] deserves a big thank you too.  I saw him out there on Monday and he and his team were working the hunter rings and redid the footing.  It made a huge difference and we are all really pleased with the improvements,” he added.

“The people here cannot believe what a difference there is in the footing.  The show would have been cancelled today if the ring had not been re-crowned.  The footing was amazing today for all the rain we had,” commented Office Manager Jonathan Rabon.

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Cartagena BD Wins the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland is having a good Week II at the Pensacola Winter Circuit. After winning the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome with Bling Bling, she seamlessly moved to the Hunter Arena and rode away with the win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby with Kirsten Pollin’s Cartagena BD after earning a combined score of 170.

Sarah Milliren piloted Courtenay Billings’ Don’t Tell to second place with score of 168 and returned to pick up the third place honors in the irons of Karen Bailey’s Troubadour with an overall score of 156.

Evan Coluccio rode Jacob Brupbacher’s Capilano to a fourth place after earning a combined score of 149. Charlotte Warren’s Why, ridden by Rebekah Warren, placed fifth with an overall score of 148. Cesium, owned and ridden by Baylee Turner, won sixth place for their overall score of 148 while Leffler returned for seventh place with Tara-Dawn Hazen’s Gold Digger after earning an overall 147.

Primera, owned by Helen Gilbert and ridden by Ashley Shaw, placed eighth and HC San Patrignanon, owned by HC Sport Horses and ridden by Lucy Heaton, finished in ninth place. Rebekah Warren’s Enticement, ridden by Julie Curtin, finished in tenth place and Larry Antonini’s Six Pack, ridden by Coluccio, took eleventh place.

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Leffler and Bling Bling Win $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome

Mary Lisa Leffler and Bling Bling.

Week II of the Pensacola Winter Circuit is in full swing and the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome kicked off the jumper action in the covered arena at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.

As first to go in the class, Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland and Rolling Acres’ Bling Bling set the bar high for the rest of the horse and rider teams, posting double clear rounds in times of 69.169 seconds and 37.023 seconds, respectively, well within the first round time allowed of 73 seconds and the second round time allowed of 42 seconds.

All horse and rider teams following Leffler finished their first rounds with four jump faults until Hailey Rogge of Spring, Texas and Greg Burrow’s Curly Sue finished their first round with no jump faults, but their time of 74.117 earned them 2 time faults.

Shannon Hicks of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Helen Gilbert’s Emir D followed Rogge and posted a clear first round in a time of 68.424 seconds, advancing to the second round. However, four jump faults at the second fence in a time of 40.264 seconds would keep Leffler in the lead.

Christian Rogge, also of Spring, Texas, in the irons of his own Mojo TSP, followed Hicks. Four jump faults in their first round in a time of 67.119 seconds would find the pair finish in sixth place overall.

Hailey Rogge returned to the ring in the enviable last to go spot, this time aboard her own Zine Dine. The pair turned in double clear rounds in times of 69.416 seconds and 38.191 seconds, finishing second overall and leaving Leffler and Bling Bling the victors.

Third place was awarded to Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s Emir D and Hailey Rogge and Greg Burrow’s Curly Sue took fourth place honors. Hicks also picked up fifth place with Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia after turning in a four fault first round effort in a time of 64.403. Christian Rogge and his own Mojo TSP took sixth place after earning four faults in their first round in a time of 67.119 seconds. Hailey Rogge and Andy Kocher’s Tresor Platiere placed seventh after picking up four faults in a first round time of 68.085 seconds. Leffler and EMC International’s Fluttershy finished in eighth place after posting a four fault first round in a time of 70.007 seconds.

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$10,000 EMO Jumper Classic Crowns Juan Lavieri and Don Pedro Champs

Juan Lavieri and Don Pedro.

Hannah Showell and Nashville Win $1,500 Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine’s 1.10m Child Adult Jumper Classic

The Gulf Coast Winter Classic Pensacola Circuit is underway and Week I kicked off with the $10,000 EMO Jumper Classic at the Escambia County Equestrian Center.

The exciting class kick-started the jumper action under the covered arena. Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana, Classic Company Course Designer, set the time allowed was set at 74 seconds.

Juan Lavieri of Columbia, Connecticut and his own Don Pedro were first to go in the Saturday night feature event and won the class after posting double clear rounds in times of 68.327 seconds and 31.817 seconds. Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, Maryland and Rolling Acres’ Bling Bling grabbed second place after posting a clear first round in a time of 66.142 seconds and an eight fault second round in a time of 30.445 seconds.

Third was awarded to Shannon Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s Al Pacini posting a four fault first round in a time of 66.557 seconds and fourth went to Ashley Foster and Rolling Acres’ Carlsberg for a four fault first round effort in a time of 73.350 seconds.

Hicks returned for a fifth place ribbon this time in the irons of Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia after posting an eight fault first round in a time of 63.825 seconds.

Sixth was awarded to Leffler and Rolling Acres’ Carlot, Hicks and Ashley Shaw’s Capua received seventh place, and Lavieri and Cassidy Equestrian Services placed eighth. For full results, please visit horseshowsonline.com.

“We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our opening week in Pensacola. Glorious weather, great staff, wonderful exhibitors and we can’t wait to see everyone else arriving next week,” said Dylan Thomas of Elite Equine Sport Horse Medicine and Lameness.

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The Pensacola and Gulf Coast Winter Classics

The Gulf Coast Classic Company is just days away from kicking off the sixth anniversary of the Pensacola Winter Circuit that starts on January 11th. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to reserve your stalls and book your rooms. Reserve your stalls by December 30th with your Amex card, and you could earn 2x the points.

Pensacola offers something for everyone and is considered the best circuit to jump start your winter competition schedule. Week I features the $10,000 EMO Jumper Classic; Week II and III offers Grand Prix. USHJA National Hunter Derbies are offered Weeks II and III and an International Hunter Derby takes place Week II.

The Official Lodging Partner of the Pensacola Winter Circuit is the Red Roof Inn. Great rates and pet friendly. Located minutes from the show grounds, it’s the easiest lodging option and the best value.

Grand Prix take place on Saturday nights which makes it easy for riders who need to commute, and an easy option to fly out on Sundays.  The airport is only a ten minute drive from the show grounds. For those looking to enjoy the Pensacola coastal location, the pristine beaches are just a few short miles from the show and offer fabulous dining, water sports and breathtaking Gulf of Mexico sunsets.  Fun for the whole barn!

Three weeks of destination location horse shows are followed by the popular Gulf Coast Winter Classics in Gulfport that takes place February 8th through March 14th.

There’s a reason why the grass is greener on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With more than a million dollars in cash and prizes awarded, the best grass Grand Prix field in the country, top Olympic and International Course Designers, new permanent stabling, covered arena, KCR footing, and parties every week, and all of this takes place within minutes of the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

Any questions? Email or call the office at 228-832-2745. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Week II Was Jumping at the Atlanta Fall Classics

Jared Petersen and Titus 2:11.

Week II of the Atlanta Fall Classics was jumping at the Georgia International Horse Park, home of the 1996 Olympics.

The jumper action kicked off Thursday with the $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcome and nineteen horse and rider teams competed for the big check over a course designed by world-renowned designer Manuel Esparza.

The first round time allowed was set at 83 seconds and only seven went clear and advanced to the second round.

Derek Petersen of Archer, Florida and his own Diamant’s Legacy was the first to go clear in a time of 78.588 seconds and although their second round time of 35.730 seconds beat the 57 seconds time allowed, a heartbreak rail at the last fence would penalize them with four jump faults.

His son Jared Petersen, also of Archer, Florida, and Derek’s own Titus 2:11 followed and advanced to the second round after posting a time of 78.588 seconds. After going clear in a time of 36.042 seconds, they would take the lead and set the new time to beat.

Five trips later, Aida Sanchez Long of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Nelson Long’s ML Hartwick turned in a clear first round effort in a time of 78.248 seconds. Although the pair looked to take the lead with their clear second round, their time of 36.512 seconds would see them sitting in second place. However, there were still many rides to go.

David Jennings of Franklin, Tennessee and KM Farms’ KM Corina turned in a clear first round in a time of 72.280 seconds, advancing to the second round. Their time of 36.530 wasn’t fast enough to take the lead and they moved behind Jared Petersen, bumping Sanchez Long into the third position. But with eight to go, it was still anyone’s class.

Taylor Land of Atlanta, Georgia and Kim and Jay Land’s Nepal followed with the next double clear rounds in times of 79.654 and 38.967 seconds, respectively, which would find them temporarily in fourth place.

Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina and Kelly Sims’ Charisma followed and turned in double clear rounds, but their second round time would not take the lead and they would finish in seventh place overall.

Geitner returned with November Hill’s Vesta De Lavardin in the enviable last to go spot and turned in a clear first round in a time of 79.573 seconds. Their second round effort had them drop a rail in the combination in a time of 36.060 seconds which saw them finish in sixth place overall, leaving Jared Peterson and Titus 2:11 the victors.

Aida Sanchez Long and ML Hartwick finished in second place while Jennings and KM Corina finished in third. Land and Nepal rode away with the fourth place ribbon while Derek Peterson and Diamant’s Legacy earned a fifth place ribbon.

Geitner picked up the sixth and seventh place ribbons with Vesta De Lavardin and Charisma, respectively, and Abby Sjoberg of Ila, Georgia and Maggie Sjoberg’s Something Gained finished in eighth place. Ninth went to Ricardo Villa of Campobello, South Carolina in the irons of Pablo Mejia’s Reglissetop and tenth was awarded to Sarah Scheiring of Stockton, New Jersey and Molly Ben-Menachem’s Dontez. Jorge Ludwig of Newbury Park, California and his own Lamarique finished in eleventh place and Derek Petersen in the irons of his own Redeemed wrapped the class up with twelfth.

$35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO

The $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO, was the final Classic Company Grand Prix for 2016 and took place Saturday night, welcoming sixteen horse and riders to the Olympic Arena.

Course designer Manuel Esparza set the first round time to beat at 95 seconds and only seven returned for the jump off round. Glenn Hartigan of Canton, Georgia and his own Z-Coco Cabana were the first to go clear in the first round, posting a time of 93.758 seconds.

Welcome winner Jared Petersen, in the irons of his father Derek’s Titus 2:11, insured there would be a jump off after posting a clear first round in a time of 89.300 to the delight of the crowd.

David Geitner and Kenwood
David Geitner and Kenwood

Taylor Land and Kim and Jay Land’s Nepal joined the duo after posting a clear first round in a time of 90.857 and Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina and the Kenwood Syndicate’s Kenwood followed Land and Nepal and added themselves to the jump off roster after posting their clear first round in a time of 93.139 seconds.

Michael Tokaruk and Charlie Jayne’s Cupid Shuffle also turned in a clear first round in a time of 87.788 seconds to join the jump off round.

Winner of the Week I Grand Prix, Fabio Andres Rodriguez, and Raylyn Farm’s Venus added themselves to the jump off order with their clear first round in a time of 89.425 seconds. The final clear first round was Jordan Coyne of High Springs, Florida and her own Lazaro with their time of 93.117.

Hartigan and Z-Coco Cabana were the first to go and went clear, setting the new time to beat at 45.186 seconds. Derek Petersen and Titus 2:11 followed with their own clear round and beat Hartigan’s time with their own 44.394 seconds.

Land and Nepal followed and dropped a rail, earning four jump faults in a time of 47.897 seconds which would find them finishing in seventh place overall.

Geitner and Kenwood followed with a clear jump off round in a time of 42.632 and set the new time to beat, taking the lead.

Tokaruk and Cupid Shuffle looked to beat Geitner and Kenwood’s time, but a rail in the combination cost them four jump faults with a time of 42.848 seconds.  Rodriguez and Venus followed in the jump off order with a clear round, but their time of 45.721 would see them finish in fifth place overall.

Coyne and Lazaro sat in the enviable last to go spot and while their clear round in a time of 42.736 seconds was fast, it wasn’t fast enough to catch Geitner and Kenwood and the pair would settle for second place. Jared Petersen and Titus 2:11 took third and Hartigan and Z-Coco Cabana placed fourth.

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Double Header Derby Friday Week II at the Atlanta Fall Classics

Julie Curtin and Whitney.

The morning started out with the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Legend, and Wesley Wilson’s Whitney, ridden by Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia, galloped away with the blue besting thirteen horse and rider teams to win the class with a combined score of 182. Curtin and Whitney led the class after posting the highest round score of 90 and maintained their lead in the Handy round after earning a second round score of 92.

Naddel, owned by Hilary Baylor and ridden by Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina rode home with a second place finish, after posting a first round score of 86 and a second round score of 91 for a combined total of 177.

Right behind Geitner and Naddel and grabbing the third place ribbon was Karen Bailey’s Troubadour, piloted by Sarah Milliren of Jenks, Oklahoma, after earning a first and second round score of 88 for a combined total of 176 points.

Cheryl Rubinstein’s Capisce, ridden by Ashley Hotz of Eads, Tennessee, placed fourth after earning a first round score of 87 and second round score of 85 for a combined total of 172.

Cappriccio, owned by Samantha Kench and ridden by Carolyn Bell of Alpharetta, Georgia, earned a fifth place ribbon after posting a first round score of 89 and second round score of 74 for a combined total of 163.

Sixth place honors went to Charisma, owned and ridden by Shea Taylor of Germantown, Tennessee, after earning a combined score of 157, and seventh place was awarded to Sue Gibbs’ Gioia, ridden by Vick Russell of Columbus, North Carolina, after posting an overall score of 155.

Stephanie Von Bidder of Aiken, South Carolina piloted her own Ariana to an eighth place finish, while After Party, owned and ridden by Caitlin Davies of Milton, Georgia, placed ninth.

My BFF, owned and ridden by Erin Cummins of Carmel, Indiana, placed tenth, and Tim Sweat of Milton, Georgia and his own Autograph placed eleventh.  Perfect Gentleman, owned and ridden by Brittany Wyatt of Fayetteville, Georgia, wrapped up the class in twelfth place.

Friday night the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby took to the Olympic Arena over a beautiful course designed by Classic Company Course Designer Joe Carnicom.

More Optimistic, owned by Maida Clifton and ridden by Ashley Hotz of Eads, Tennessee, stole the show and took the win after earning an overall score of 348.

Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina took both the second and third place ribbons with True Story, owned by Kelly Sims and Jordan Carlson’s Avignon, both earning overall scores of 341; however, True Story was awarded four bonus options in their Handy round which secured the second place ribbon.

Valentine, owned by Liddy Strickland and ridden by Sarah Milliren of Jenks, Oklahoma, placed fourth with their combined score of 331, and fifth place went to Tall Paul, owned and ridden by Vick Russell of Columbus, North Carolina, with an overall score of 324.

Milliren returned to the winner’s circle, this time in the irons of Liddy Strickland’s Judgement Call for the sixth place ribbon after posting a combined score of 310, and seventh was awarded to Chuck Waters’ Caruso, ridden by Ashley Scott Armstrong of Atlanta, Georgia.

Geitner returned to collect the eighth place ribbon with Allison Mills’ Sky Pilot, and ninth was awarded to La Roxx, owned and ridden by Isabel Harbour of Alpharetta, Georgia.

“We all really enjoyed watching the hunters compete under the lights in the Olympic Arena,” commented Bob Bell. “The course was just stunning,” he added.

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The $25,000 Barry Lane Classic Results

Mattie Worsham and Camera Ready.

The highly anticipated $25,000 Barry Lane Classics wrapped up at the Georgia International Horse Park to close out the first week of the Atlanta Fall Classics.

Friday’s $5,000 installment of the Barry Lane Classics saw 32 horse and rider teams compete over the 1.10m class. With a first round time allowed of 72 seconds, only eleven qualified for a second round opportunity over a course with a time allowed of 48 seconds. Heather Zuber of Zionsville, Indiana and her own Firebird were the first horse and rider team to post double clear rounds in times of 70.075 and 36.578 seconds, respectively and set the new time to beat.

Sarah Thompson of Aiken, South Carolina and her own Carignan followed with the next double clear rounds and in times of 67.298 and 35.73 seconds, respectively, took the lead.

Mary Elise Nolen of Leeds, Alabama and her own Celebes Robusta rose to the challenge and took the lead from Thompson and Carignan after posting clear rounds in times of 68.897 and 34.105 seconds and set the new time to beat.

That lead would be temporary, as Mattie Worsham of Cumming, Georgia and Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready followed and posted double clear rounds in times of 66.496 and 27.384 seconds, taking the lead.

Skylar Rose, also of Cumming, Georgia and her own Fernhill Pursuit followed with double clear rounds, but their second round time of 32.672 would place them in fourth overall.

Michelle Newman and UK Equestrian Team’s Royal Blue rose to the challenge to catch the lead. Even though their double clear rounds in times of 63.261 and 31.965 seconds were close, they could not catch Camera Ready and the pair would settle in second place overall.

Sydney Crenshaw of Canton, Georgia in the irons of Elinor Halevi’s Cedric turned in clear rounds but their second round time of 35.784 seconds would not be fast enough to take the lead and the pair would settle for seventh place overall.

Brie Tiffany of Aiken, Cary, North Carolina and Riad Cha Dwes Aucels also turned in double clears, but their second round time of 39.044 would find them finishing in ninth place overall.

Isabel Harbour of Alpharetta, Georgia and her own Captivate were the last horse and rider team to turn in double clear rounds with a second round time of 31.776 seconds which would place them in third overall, leaving the win with Camera Ready and Mattie Worsham.

Day 2:  New Jersey Native Kelly Mcinerney and Dinletto RK Win Saturday’s $10,000 1.10m Barry Lane Classic

Thirty-two returned for Saturday’s $10,000 1.10m Barry Lane Jumper Classic and saw only four post double clear rounds. The first round was set at 74 seconds with a second round set at 48 seconds.

Holly Bachor of Franklin, Tennessee and Full Circle Farm’s Harvest Moon were the first to turn in double clear rounds in times of 73.991 seconds and 41.619 seconds, respectively, setting the time to beat.

Six rides later, Anna Claire Smith of Atlanta, Georgia and her own Bilbo Baggins took the lead after posting double clears in a second round time of 40.864 seconds.

Brie Tiffany of Cary, North Carolina and her own Riad Cha Dwes Aucels looked to unseat Smith and Bilbo Baggins with their double clear rounds but their second round time of 43.947 seconds wasn’t fast enough and the pair would settle for a fourth place finish overall.

Kelly Mcinerney and Dinletto RK
Kelly Mcinerney and Dinletto RK

The last to post double clear rounds, Kelly Mcinerney of Chester, New Jersey and her own Dinletto RK, had a clear second round in a time of 39.297 setting the new time to beat. With no clear first rounds following, the pair would remain the victors and have Smith and Bilbo Baggins finish in second place. Bachor and Harvest Moon finished in third place while Tiffany and Riad Cha Dwes Aucels finished in fourth.

Fifth place honors went to the fastest second round four-faulter, Corri Goldman of Edgewater, Maryland and her own Undelie De Roset, after posting a time of 35.428 seconds.  Sixth place went to Sawyer Evans of Canton, Georgia and her own Contendra after turning in a second round time of 35.501 seconds and four faults.

Seventh place was awarded to Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready, ridden by Mattie Worsham of Cumming, Georgia, for their 37.265 second round with four faults.  Rachel Dees of Birmingham, Alabama and her own Fleetwood earned four jump faults in their second round with a time of 38.176 seconds, and an eighth place ribbon while ninth was awarded to Sarah Thompson of Aiken, South Carolina and her own Carignan for their four-fault second round in a time of 41.658 seconds.

Heather Zuber of Zionsville, Indian and her own Firebird placed tenth, Kris Kennedy’s Gentleman, ridden by Michael Kennedy of Newtown, Pennsylvania, placed eleventh, and Grayanna Grigg of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina wrapped up the class with the twelfth place ribbon in the irons of Ilan Ferder’s A Propos.

Day 3:  The Grand Finale!  Corri Goldman and Undelie De Rose Win the $10,000 1.15m Barry Lane Jumper Classic

Twenty-six returned for the third installment of the Barry Lane Classics, the $10,000 1.15m class, with only seven posting double clear rounds.

The second round was set at 45 seconds and the first horse and rider team, Skylar Rose of Cumming, Georgia and her own Fernhill Pursuit, made it look easy, turning in back to back clear rounds in times of 73.307 and 30.907 seconds, respectively, setting the new time to beat.

It was several trips later when the next double clear round ridden by Anna Claire Smith of Atlanta, Georgia and her own Bilbo Baggins posted double clears in times of 76.529 and 32.158 seconds putting them temporarily in the second place position. But with many yet to go, it was still anyone’s class.

Two trips later, Corri Goldman of Edgewater, Maryland and her one Undelie De Roset took the lead after posting double clear rounds in times of 72.863 and 29.664 seconds, respectively, and took the lead.

Faith Davis of Gurley, Alabama and her own Dekadenz followed and although they too posted double clear rounds, their second round time of 33.189 would find them finishing in sixth place overall.

Sarah Thompson of Aiken, South Carolina and her own Carignan followed with double clear rounds and a second round time of 31.902 seconds, which would find them finish in fourth place overall.

Lily Bennett of Atlanta, Georgia, in the irons of Alexandra Mcready’s Zimba, followed with a clear second round time of 33.307 seconds which would finish them in seventh place overall.

Mary Elise Nolen of Leeds, Alabama and her own Celebes Robusta looked to take the lead from Goldman and Undelie De Roset, but their second round time of 30.843 seconds would put them in second place overall, leaving Goldman and Undelie De Roset victorious.

“We are thrilled with the continued strong turnout for the Barry Lane Classic Memorial Class,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic Company. “The class memorializes a wonderful horsewoman and it is nice to recognize her every year through this popular competition,” he added.

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Venus Is Victorious

Fabio Andres Rodriguez and Venus.

The $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO, took center stage in the Olympic Arena under clear skies with warm temperatures as sixteen horse and rider teams took to the course designed by International Course Designer Michel Vaillancourt.

The first round time allowed was set at 84 seconds and included a tricky combination which saw many with rails.

Only three advanced to the jump off round with a time allowed of 45 seconds. Fabio Andres Rodriguez of Bogota, Colombia in the irons of Raylyn Farms, Inc.’s Venus was first to go and turned in a clear round in a time of 36.192 seconds, setting the new time to beat. “When I walked the course, it felt tricky,” he commented. “But Venus is so good, I felt really comfortable with her. We had the opportunity to be there, so the idea was to try to be fast.  I’ve only been riding her for six months, but she is so good. I just have to ride it and she’ll get it done.”

Jared Petersen of Archer, Florida, riding his father Derek’s Titus 2:11, followed looking to beat Rodriguez’ time, but a rail at the final fence in a time of 36.029 seconds would find them in second place. Last to go Aida Sanchez Long of Ooltewah, Tennessee and Nelson Long’s M L Hartwick turned in a clear round, but their time of 38.034 seconds would find them in third place overall.

The fastest of the four-faulters, Diamant’s Legacy, owned and ridden by Derek Peterson of Archer, Florida, took the fourth place ribbon after posting a four fault first round time in 76.487 seconds. Fifth was awarded to Glenn Hartigan of Canton, Georgia and his own Z-Coco Cabana after posting a four fault first round in a time of 79.728 seconds. Co Pilot, owned and ridden by Derek Petersen, returned for a sixth place ribbon after a four-fault first round in a time 80.275 seconds. Seventh was awarded to Jordan Coyne of High Springs, Florida and her own Lazaro after posting a four-fault, first round in a time of 82.360 seconds. Derek Petersen returned to the winner’s circle, this time in the irons of his own Redeemed, after an eight fault first round in a time of 77.170 seconds. Ninth went to KM Farms’ KM Corfina, ridden by David Jennings of Franklin, Tennessee, after earning eight jump faults with a first round time of 77.971 seconds.

Tenth place was awarded to Jorge Ludwig of Newbury Park, California and his own Lamarique, eleventh went to Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina, and Kenwood Syndicate’s Kenwood and Sarah Schiering of Stockton, New Jersey wrapped up the class with twelfth place in the irons of Thomas Welsh’s Newtown Jumping Jack.

Rodriquez has been riding with trainer Andrea King for about a year. “Working with Andrea has helped me so much,” commented Rodriguez, “and this mare is so nice to ride.” King commented, “Kent [Farrington] won a ton around the world with her [Venus]. I had her for Angel last year and he won a ton in Tryon and I got her back this summer and she has been a great horse for this boy [Fabio].” King continued, “Venus is for sale; she’s fourteen and an amazingly talented mare. She won the $100,000 in Ocala a couple of years ago and just done a lot everywhere. She’d be a great first horse for a junior moving up to the grand prix; she’s got tremendous experience and will take care of her rider,” she said. “She’s great and just a lovely mare. Someone should jump at the chance to own her,” she added.

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National Classic Equitation Champions Crowned

Victoria Willetts and Sirachi.

The top ribbon winners in the Classic Company Equitation classes competed Friday and looked to earn an invite to compete in the evening’s National Classic Equitation Championship Finals under the lights of the covered arena.  Only the top six were called back for the evening’s Finals.

Agents Steve Way and Rachel Gonter of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers sponsored the National Classic Equitation Championships Reception last night and everyone enjoyed a dinner of delicious shrimp, chicken, vegetable and beef kabobs, refreshments and deserts.

Children’s 3′ Equitation
Champion: Victoria Willetts in the irons of her own Sirachi
Res. Champion: Halle Brandt riding her own Absalon

Amateur Owner Equitation 3’/Adult Equitation 3′
Champion: Michelle Newman riding UK Equestrian Team’s Royal Blue
Res. Champion:  Libby Greene riding Edie Caldwell’s Petra

Short Stirrup/Pre-Children’s/Pony
Champion:  Isabelle Aldridge and Woodlands Misty Rain, owned by Aldridge Equestrian
Res. Champion:  Isabella Griffin riding her own Happily Ever After

Junior Champion
Champion: Isabel Harbour riding Greer Hindle’s Freedom
Res. Champion:  Abigail Poss riding her own Upset de Talma

“We were happy to offer this no class fee Finals Competition to our loyal competitors and we were thrilled to have the support of Steve Way and Rachel Gonter of Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers,” commented Bob Bell, President of the Classic Company. “The event went really well and we congratulate all of our NCEC Champions!” he added.

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