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Molly Ashe Cawley and Berdien Capture the $37k CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Jumper Classic

Molly Ashe Cawley and Berdien. © Sportfot.

January 15, 2021 – Wellington, FL – Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) flew to the top of the podium aboard Berdien in the $37,000 CaptiveOne Advisors 1.50m Jumper Classic on Friday, January 15, at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), held at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Cooper Dean and Figure of Speech Dominate the Young Hunter 2’9” Five and Under

The Young Hunter 2’9” Five and Under division came to an end on Friday morning in the Rost Arena. Cooper Dean rode Larry Glefke’s Figure of Speech to four blue ribbons and one third place to claim the tricolor ribbon.

This championship was especially exciting for Dean, of Fayette, AL, and Figure of Speech because it was the gelding’s first horse show. The pair was also reserve champion in the Pre-Green Hunters 3 and 4 Year Old earlier in the week.

“He has a bright future!” Dean said of the four-year-old Holsteiner by Casall. “He is a great jumper and a beautiful steel grey [color] with a good body type. He’s a good young horse that any professional would want to have.”

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$10,000 Parlanti Six Bar a Success

Sabischy Hassler and Raino Du Jardin.

The $10,000 Parlanti Six Bar Class was the featured event in the Olympic Stadium last night at the Georgia International Horse Park in front of a packed VIP tent and spectator lined arena.

The Six Bar Class is a featured favorite and consists of a course of six jumps starting at 1.10 m with the last two jumps set at 1.30 m and raised each round by 10 centimeters. A total of five rounds consisting of one round with four jump offs slowly eliminates the horse and rider teams until a winner or winners are declared. “These classes were very popular years ago and Spruce Meadows continues to produce this event. It’s all about going clear and the riders and spectators just love it,” commented Allen Rheinheimer, Technical Coordinator for the Classic Company and the 2015 World Cup Finals. “We started at 1.10 with the last two at 1.30 and finished off round four with the final fences at 1.70 m [5’6″],” he said.

All nine horse and rider teams turned in clear first round efforts and it wasn’t until the second round with fence five and six at 1.40 that the rails started to drop and the elimination procedure began.

First out in the second round, with rails at the five and six 1.40 m jumps was Return to Eden, owned and ridden by Erin Rayburn of Lookout Mountain, Georgia.  They would finish in ninth place overall.

The third jump off phase picked up the final two fence heights to 1.50. Paul Mcrae of Alpharetta, Georgia and Jacob Pope’s Blizzerd were eliminated and finished in eighth place. San Francisco Stables’ Quintus Fabius, ridden by Luis Larrazabal of Wellington, Florida, and Palm Sunday, owned by Amen Corner Farm, LLC and ridden by Tyler Frey of Jacksonville, Florida, both had rails and would tie for sixth place.

Only five remained for the fourth phase and the jumps were raised to 1.60 m. Jared Petersen of Archer, Florida and Derek Petersen’s Cornerstone were the first eliminated and would be joined by Kyle Dewar of Ocala, Florida and his own Russell as well as Courtney Osborne of Marietta, Georgia and her own Hibiscus.  The trio tied for third place.

Cooper Dean and Wee Quidam-Quidam
Cooper Dean and Wee Quidam-Quidam

Last to go in round five was Cooper Dean of Fayette, Alabama and William Upton’s Wee Quidam-Quidam. The crowd cheered as the duo cleared the last of the six jumps now set at 1.70 m! Sabischy Hassler of Wellington, Florida and Luis Muro’s Raino Du Jardin followed Dean and the crowd went wild when they also went clear, creating a tie for first place.

“That was so much fun!” they both commented. Bob Bell, President of Classic Company, said, “This class is enjoyed by everyone here at the show. We are excited that it was sponsored by Parlanti and we appreciate them being here to experience the Six Bar excitement.”

The $10,000 Parlanti Six Bar Class took place in conjunction with the Outback Steakhouse Dinner to benefit the Hope Clinic. The Hope Clinic’s mission is to provide the very highest quality of Medical Care to those with limited or no access to healthcare and to treat each patient with the utmost respect and kindness without regard to language, national origin, or ability to pay.

A total of 3,159 patients served were in 2014. Total visits provided by the Hope Clinic in 2014 was 7,538. 56% of all patients are female with 46% of Hope’s patients being Female Head of Household. 17.3% of their female patients are totally dependent on others for food, shelter and clothing and considered indigent. Services include Chronic Care Management for those suffering multiple diagnosis, mental health care, well women care and acute care. The Hope Clinic’s goal is to provide a medical home to those who need it the most.

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Cooper Dean Captures the Win in the HITS Equitation Championship

(C) ESI PHOTOGRAPHY. Cooper Dean and Denver S.

Ocala, FL (March 27, 2016): The lights of the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium gleamed down on competitors for the return of the HITS Equitation Championship. Cooper Dean, of Fayette, Alabama, took home the evening’s top honors in Ocala, Florida.

“This was a great opportunity and it feels amazing to win a class as important as this one,” said Dean. “The course was tougher and was a good challenge; I thought the course designer was very unique. I think a lot of my ground work as a groom in the past contributed to my success; that foundation is just as important as a winning ride.”

After ten weeks of qualifying opportunities throughout the HITS Ocala Winter Show Circuit, thirty-two juniors took their chance at the technical course, set at 3’6”, designed by Tim Hott of Cumming, Iowa.  Competitors were judged by two sets of officials who evaluated their abilities as emerging horsemen and women. The course tested not only their competence in the ring, but also their efforts in the schooling area, as all riders turned in their cell phones and left their trainers in the stands.

A warm-up judge was solely assigned to evaluate how efficiently the riders utilized their time in the warm-up ring and their effectiveness in schooling their horses. Riders banded together as they walked the courses, warmed up and competed all on their own, forming a sense of camaraderie among opponents. The course included gymnastics, trot fences, oxers, verticals and combinations in the first round, with the second round displaying a more technical, jumper-style course, including an open water element at an option fence.

As the top 12 returned to contend for the blue in the two round championship, Dean was feeling confident after sealing the second-highest score of the first round, an 89, to continue into the second round. Dean earned a second-score of 85.5 in the second round, which combined with his first round score, produced a winning total of 174.5.

“This class requires the kids to do the work on their own, and as a trainer you have to trust that they’ll use everything that you’ve taught them up to that point,” said Dean’s trainer Aaron Vale. “Cooper is a great rider and works very hard, and it’s great to see that last night’s scores rewarded him for all of his efforts.”

Grace Boston of Owings Mills, Maryland trailed Dean with a close finish for second place. She received a first round score of 87 and a second round score of 85, just a few points shy of Dean’s victorious round for a total of 172.

Also in the ribbons was East Rockaway, New York equestrian Alec Tolle. Tolle earned scores of 83 and 86 for a total of 169 for third place.

Abigail Russo of Grantville, Pennsylvania secured the fourth place prize with consistent scores of 83 in both rounds.

Rounding out the top five just behind Russo was Elizabeth Bailey of Roanoke, Virginia. She earned a first round score of 84, combined with a second round score of 81 for a total of 165, giving her fifth place.

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