Buenos Aires, Argentina – November 13, 2012 – Charlie Jacobs of Deeridge Farm had a very successful return trip to the Buenos Aires’ CSIO-W at Haras El Capricho. He piloted Leap of Joy to two clear efforts during the Nations Cup competition to help the United States capture the victory, and then defended his title in the International Speed Derby with Flaming Star. The weekend concluded with Jacobs and Leap of Joy picking up the fifth place award in the World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix after producing a clear first round effort.
On Saturday, November 10, Jacobs was alongside teammates Quentin Judge, Catherine Pasmore, and Alison Robitaille for Nations Cup competition. Chef d’Equipe Norman Dello Joio chose Jacobs as the leadoff rider, with the U.S. drawing the first position in the team jumping order. Jacobs was up to the challenge, producing a faultless effort with Leap of Joy and returning for the second round to post another clear round. Jacobs’ teammates were also on point, and the team finished on four faults to earn the team victory, while Canada and Argentina tied for second.
Buenos Aires, Argentina – The U.S. jumpers had to wait an extra day to take part in FEI Nations Cup competition at the CSIO-W Buenos Aires after the class was delayed due to rain on Friday. The four Americans proved the wait was well worth it as they stormed to victory finishing on a two round total of four faults.
Leading off the U.S. effort were Charlie Jacobs (Boston, MA) and Deeridge Farms’ Leap of Joy. Jacobs utilized the experience he earned last year at CSIO Buenos Aires to jump two faultless rounds with the 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding. They were one of only three combinations to produce a double clear effort on Saturday.
Riding in the second spot for the U.S. was Quentin Judge (Wellington, FL) with Double H Farm’s HH Carotino. In the first round the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding jumped an immaculate clear round and returned later in the day producing a four fault effort for Judge in his U.S. team debut.
Lexington, KY – Four U.S. riders head to Argentina this week to take part in FEI Nations Cup competition at the prestigious CSIO-W Buenos Aires. The show, running November 6-11, hosts the final Nations Cup for the U.S. jumpers to compete in for 2012. American riders Charlie Jacobs, Quentin Judge, Catherine Pasmore and Alison Robitaille will be under the guidance of Norman Dello Joio as he provides veteran leadership in the role of Chef d’Equipe.
Jacobs (Boston, MA) makes a return trip to CSIO-W Buenos Aires after having made his first Nations Cup appearance for the U.S. last year. The talented amateur brings his two winning partners from 2011’s competition back to Argentina this week. With Leap of Joy, Jacobs won the featured Grand Prix, the Ericsson Grand Prix. He and Deeridge Farms’ 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding look to score a repeat victory in 2012. Jacobs will also ride CMJ Sporthorse’s 13-year-old Irish gelding Flaming Star, with whom he sped to the victory in the 2011 Nissan International Speed Derby.
Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named four athlete/horse combinations to represent the U.S. at CSIO-W Buenos Aires in Argentina. This CSIO will take place November 6-11, 2012.
The United States will be represented by the following combinations:
Charlie Jacobs (Boston, MA) on CMJ Sporthorse’s Flaming Star and Deeridge Farms’ Leap of Joy.
Flaming Star is a 13-year-old Irish gelding
Leap of Joy is an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding
Buenos Aires, Argentina – November 29, 2011 – Delaware North Companies and Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs had great success at the CSIO-W Buenos Aires in Argentina held November 23-27, 2011 at Haras El Capricho, The talented amateur rider won three classes for his family’s Deeridge Farm, including the Ericsson Grand Prix aboard Leap of Joy, and the Nissan International Speed Derby with Flaming Star. He traveled to the event as a member of the United States Show Jumping Team competing in the FEI Nations Cup, which eventually earned the fifth place honors.
On Sunday, Jacobs topped off a great week by claiming the victory in the Ericsson Grand Prix with Leap of Joy. The pair completed a clear first round, and was the first to return for the four-horse jump-off. Once again they left all the fences standing, setting the unbeatable pace at 43.77 seconds. Canada’s Angela Lawrence came the closest to catching Jacobs, finishing second after crossing the finish line without fault riding Utan. Their time of 44.84 seconds was over a second off of the winning pace set by Jacobs.
U.S. rider Charlie Jacobs wins Ericsson Grand Prix with Leap of Joy
Buenos Aires, Argentina – November 28, 2011 – The United States Show Jumping Team finished fifth during the FEI Nations Cup at CSIO-W Buenos Aires in Argentina held November 25, 2011 at Haras El Capricho, with 29 faults. The Jumping team included Charlie Jacobs of Buffalo, NY, aboard Leap of Joy, Ali Wolff of New Albany, OH, with Blacklick Bend Farm’s Lanoo, Cara Anthony of Redmond, WA, riding Potcreek Partners, LLC’s Woodpecker de Villars, and Cara Raether of Bedford, NY, aboard Trelawny Farm’s Lyonell. Jacobs also won three individual classes, including the Ericsson Grand Prix with Leap of Joy and the Nissan International Speed Derby with Flaming Star.
Following a strong first round of competition, the United States Show Jumping Team, competing in the FEI Nations Cup at CSIO-W Buenos Aires on Friday, had to settle for a fifth place at the end of the day. Three of the U.S. horse and rider combinations, Jacobs and Leap of Joy, Anthony with Woodpecker de Villars and Raether on Lyonell, all had four faults in round one. The first round drop score was that of Lanoo and Wolff who had two knockdowns. The team total of 12 faults had the US squad sitting seven faults off the lead in third place following the first round of action.
Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named the four athlete/horse combinations to represent the U.S. at CSIO-W Buenos Aires in Argentina. This CSIO will take place over Thanksgiving weekend (November 23-27).
The following Team will represent the United States in Argentina:
Cara Raether (Bedford, NY) will ride Trelawny Farm’s Lyonell
Lyonell is a 10-year-old Sachsen-Anhaltiner gelding
Cara Anthony (Redmond, WA) will ride Potcreek Partners, LLC’s Woodpecker de Villars
Woodpecker de Villars is a 9-year-old Swiss Warmblood gelding
Charlie Jacobs (Buffalo, NY) will ride Deeridge Farms’ Leap of Joy
Leap of Joy is a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding
Ali Wolff (New Albany, OH) will ride Blacklick Bend Farm’s Lanoo
Lanoo is an 18-year-old Royal Dutch Warmblood
John Madden will serve as the Chef d’Equipe for this Nations Cup.
The CSIO Buenos Aires has historically provided valuable Nations Cup experience for many riders as they climb through the ranks of the sport.
The Nations Cup will take place on Friday, November 25.