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Alberto Michan and El Pacho Conquer $25,000 Osphos Grand Prix during ESP Fall Finale

Alberto Michan and El Pacho. ©Anne Gittins Photography.

Wellington, FL – November 5, 2019 – The final Hunter and Jumper competition to be hosted at Equestrian Village took place this past weekend with the ESP Fall Finale. Although rain kept this past Sunday’s feature class off of the Derby Field, Alberto Michan of Israel and El Pacho, owned by Pablo Mejia, were still thrilled to conquer the $25,000 Osphos® Grand Prix in the Van Kampen Covered Arena with a 39.58-second jump-off round. Finishing only two seconds behind with 41.036 seconds on the clock was Theo Genn of Lebanon, OH riding Taylor Blackman’s Boucanier, while Maria Schaub of Wellington, FL claimed the third-place position aboard Gotico Di Ca’ San Giorgio, owned by Evergate Stable, LLC, after a 44.182-second jump-off.

Santiago Lambre of Mexico rode his Doloris to a fourth-place finish in 40.565 seconds with four faults, while Diego Perez Bilbao of Spain and Victoria Vargas D’agostino’s Orso Del Terriccio completed round one in 79.661 seconds to claim fifth place. A total of 20 competitors challenged the first track, designed by Andrew Christiansen, with just five returning for a second trip. With a two-second lead, Michan explained where he thinks he shaved off those final seconds: “I was able to see the riders that went before me, and Theo [Genn] did a fast track, but I saw at the end [of the course] that those final 8 strides that we all talked about when walking the course weren’t that forward for him. So I thought there I had a chance to do the seven [strides] and I think that’s where I got the shorter time.”

While the plan was to host the Grand Prix on the Derby Field, Michan expressed his satisfaction that it was held in the Van Kampen covered arena: “I think they were very right to move it under the covered with all the rain we got today. The grass is beautiful here, but it was also very warm on Friday for the Stake so we riders, horses, etc. were happy to be inside and stay cooler today. I think the horses were happier and seemed to jump better too.”

Friday’s $10,000 Osphos® 1.40m Open Stake was bested by Gianni Gabrielli of Argentina and Maidensway’s Chaco 34 after the put in a final time of 37.915 seconds. Crossing through the timers in 38.502 seconds to claim second place was Johan Kachelhoffer of South Africa with his entry Carlos 691, while Joao Eduardo Ferreira De Carvalho of Brazil finished in third with a 43.425 aboard Karina Rocha Mello’s Lamina Van’t Gelutt Z.

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Pablo Barrios Captures $25,000 CCTV Agent Grand Prix aboard Elana 22 during ESP Fall III

Pablo Barrios & Elana 22. ©Anne Gittens Photography

Wellington, FL – October 29, 2019 – ESP Fall III competition was hosted this weekend at Equestrian Village with exciting National A and Jumper 3* action. The first $25,000 National Grand Prix of the Fall series saw an impressive turnout in both exhibitors and spectators on Sunday afternoon. Pablo Barrios of Wellington, FL and his Elana 22 ultimately captured the blue ribbon in the $25,000 CCTV Agent Grand Prix after completing the jump-off in just 36.674 seconds. Alberto Michan of Wellington, FL piloted Loribri, owned by Marie Antonette Leviste, to a second-place finish after a 37.242-second jump-off. Very close behind, with a 37.286-second jump-off, was Theo Genn of Lebanon, OH and Eduardo Leon’s Firewall to claim third. Other notable finishes included Taylor St Jacques of Glen Allen, VA and her entry, Upsilon De La Liniere, with a 39.066-second jump-off and Maria Brugal of Wellington, FL with her mount, Aragorn Van Schuttershof, putting in a 39.311-second jump-off to take home fourth and fifth place, respectively.

A total of 19 trips were seen in the first round of the Grand Prix, with 12 returning for the jump-off, hosted in the VanKampen covered arena due to rain. Course designer Hector Loyola built the track on Sunday as well as the qualifying $10,000 CCTV Agent 1.40m Open Stake that took place on Friday afternoon on the Derby Field. Luis Larrazabal of Wellington, FL and Esperanza Mia, owned by Carlos Enrique Morstadt, bested the field of 21 competitors with a jump-off lasting only 39.462 seconds, while Santiago Lambre of Wellington, FL rode Doloris to second place in 41.177 seconds. Kim Farlinger of Wellington, FL and Keren Halperin-Guy’s Feestje B. crossed through the timers at 41.545 seconds to claim third place.

“It was a bit of an adjustment today to jump in the covered arena since we were on the grass on Friday, but honestly, I think my mare jumped a little better indoors than she did outdoors so it worked in our favor,” said Barrios after his win on Sunday. When asked about the jump-off and how he prepares, Barrios stated that he prefers Sunday’s format (2a) versus the 2b format that was used during the Open Stake: “Specifically, with a horse like this that is very hot, when it’s the back-to-back format, I don’t have time to make her calm down and reset after the first round, so [today’s format] worked in my favor too.” Barrios will return with Elana 22 next week to compete in the $25,000 National Grand Prix set to take place on the Derby Field.

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Samuel Parot and Quick Du Pottier Win Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 1.40m Open Stake

Samuel Parot and Quick Du Pottier. Photo Credit ©Caroline Roche/ESP.

Wellington, FL – October 22, 2019 – National A and Jumper 3* competition continued this past weekend at Equestrian Village with the ESP Fall Series. Samuel Parot of Wellington, FL claimed victory in the $7,000 Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 1.40m Open Stake on Sunday aboard his entry, Quick Du Pottier, after their fast and clear round bested the field of 17 exhibitors. Parot and his 15-year-old gelding mount were the first pair to contest the track, finishing the jump-off in just 34.627 seconds, and maintained their lead throughout the entire class. Blythe Karolyi of Franklin, TN and Sloan Hopson’s Costa Rica VH Waterschoot were the only other pair to return for the jump-off, completing the short track in 36.104 seconds. Clinching the third spot of this Sunday’s feature class was Kim Farlinger of Wellington, FL riding Feestje B., owned by Keren Halperin-Guy, after they finished round one in 78.045 seconds and with two faults. A mere six tenths of a second behind Farlinger was Nataly Leibovitz of Wellington, FL and her entry, Alaia Gold Z, while Angela Covert of Wellington, FL with Benjamin TR rounded out the top five with a round one time of 80.308 and four faults.

The 1.40m course was built by designer Hector Loyola, and definitely tested the competitors. With only two combinations advancing to the second round, Parot commented that “since [the course] started off with a jump directly towards the gate, many horses were on a big stride and struggled to regain balance. It was a long track and had a short time allowed.” A native to the winner’s circle, Parot also mentioned that many of Sunday’s horses were younger: “I think this course was challenging for them. A lot of the more experienced horses are still traveling.” Quick Du Pottier and Parot just returned to Wellington last week themselves, and will be competing in the Fall and Holiday shows with ESP before the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival begins in January.

To view full results of the $7,000 Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 1.40m Open Stake, click here.

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Selcuk Koksalan and Carla Fly to Victory in the $10,000 Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake

Selcuk Koksalan and Carla. ©Anne Gittens Photography.

Wellington, FL – September 17, 2019 – The ESP Fall Series continued with the ESP September competition this past weekend at Equestrian Village. The $10,000 Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake saw 18 total entries compete for a spot on the podium. Selcuk Koksalan of Wellington, FL flew to victory aboard his entry, Carla, after a 33.15-second jump-off round. Luis Larrazabal of Wellington, FL and Cassini Miraflores, owned by San Francisco Stables, LLC, were the only other pair to complete the second round, finishing in 33.739 seconds. Third place went to Tanimara Macari of Mexico, FL after she piloted Clio S around the first round in 71.357 seconds.

Course designer, Leopoldo Palacious of Venezuela, built the Sunday track which saw only two combinations complete the jump-off round. Koksalan and his nine-year-old mare also had the fastest time in the first course with 69.16 seconds. Francesca Damasceno of Palm Beach Gardens, FL rode Maidensway’s Cello Capital to a fourth-place finish after the pair’s first round time of 72.284 seconds with five faults added to their score, while the recent Open Stake champion, Samuel Parot of Wellington, FL, claimed fifth place after his 73.293-second round aboard Bahira S with six total faults added to their score.

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ESP Fall Series to Feature Six Weeks of Competition Beginning October 11

Wellington, FL – September 10, 2019 – Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC (ESP) has announced the release of the official prize list for the 2019 ESP Fall Series, which will host six weeks of competition at both Equestrian Village and the main grounds of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), beginning October 11 and continuing through the month of November. Click here to view the 2019 ESP Fall Prize List. Equestrian Village is located at 13500 South Shore Boulevard. The Main Grounds of PBIEC are located at 14440 Pierson Road.

The ESP Fall Series will begin October 11, with the start of ESP Fall I, and is set to host National & Jumper 3* competition through Sunday, October 13. The weekly $10,000 1.40m Open Stake will count towards the USHJA Show Jumping Ranking List.  ESP Fall II will take place October 18-20 at Equestrian Village and also features National & Jumper 3* competition. Highlight classes include the $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Classic presented by Score At The Top, the $2,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur Owner Classic presented by Equiline, the $2,500 NAL Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Classic presented by Equiline, the $2,500 High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Stake presented by Equiline, the $10,000 Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 1.40m Open Stake, and the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Classic presented by French Horse Exports.

Competition during ESP Fall III, held October 25-27, will welcome National & Jumper 4* classes as well as the $25,000 CCTV Agent National Grand Prix on the GDF Grass Derby Field at Equestrian Village. Additional highlight classes to be held on the Derby Field will include the$1,500 M&S Child/Adult Classic presented by Score At The Top, the $2,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur Owner Classic presented by Equiline, the $2,500 NAL Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Classic presented by Equiline, and the $2,500 High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Stake presented by Equiline.

November 1-3 will feature the Fall Finale with National & Jumper 4* competition taking place at the Main Grounds of PBIEC. The $25,000 Osphos® Grand Prix is set to take place on Sunday, November 3 in the International Arena. Other highlight classes to be hosted in the International Arena include the $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Classic presented by Score At The Top, the $2,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur Owner Classic presented by Equiline, the $2,500 NAL Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Classic presented by Equiline, the $2,500 High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Stake presented by Equiline.

The ESP November competition, held November 8-10, and the ESP Pre-Charity competition, held November 15-17, will both see Regional & Jumper 3* competition along with the $25,000 ESP November Grand Prix and the $25,000 ESP Pre-Charity Grand Prix to wrap up the Fall series. Highlights include the $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Classic presented by Score At The Top, the $2,500 NAL Low Junior/Amateur Owner Classic presented by Equiline, and the $2,500 NAL Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Classic presented by Equiline. ESP November’s $25,000 National Grand Prix will be presented by Pilates Rocks and ESP Pre-Charity’s $25,000 National Grand Prix will be presented by Equine Tack & Nutritionals.

The competitions will also include classic opportunities for hunter competitors and include a $1,000 Junior/Amateur Owner Hunter Classic, $1,000 Green Hunter Incentive, as well as $500 Small/Large/Green Pony Hunter Classics.

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Lecuona Leaps to Victory in $25k Equine Tack & Nutritionals Grand Prix to Conclude ESP Fall Series

Manuel Lecuona and Noche De Ronda. Photo Credit ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – November 19, 2018 – Manuel Lecuona of Wellington, FL rode to victory in the $25,000 Equine Tack & Nutritionals in the 2018 ESP Pre-Charity show aboard Noche De Ronda at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Lecuona flew through the jump-off in 46.784 seconds the 2009 Oldenburg mare (Quintender x Lovis Corinth) to secure the win. Following close behind, fellow Wellington resident Santiago Lambre claimed second place riding Dingeman, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Nintender x Darnels) owned by Integrated Services Florida LLC, completing the course in 47.812 seconds. Third place was awarded to Carlos Quinones, also of Wellington, FL, with Satoyama, a 2006 gelding, owned by Michelle Navarro-Grau, with a time of 49.749 seconds.

Only six pairs moved forward to contest the jump-off of 24 original entries and Lecuona remained on top in the course set by Hector Loyola of Wellington, FL. “It was a really nice course. It was very well built. There were difficulties all over, which was nice because they weren’t just in one place. I think that makes it better for us and the horses. We get challenged all over the course,” Lecuona remarked.

“My horse was amazing. It’s been a difficult year for us. I had to stop showing her because we went to Mexico for my wife. She’s a dressage rider, so we went to Mexico for the summer. This was [Noche De Ronda]’s first weekend back and she was amazing. She’s an incredible horse. I’ve had her since she was four and now she’s nine. I think she’s ready to step up to the international classes.”

Regarding his future plans with Noche De Ronda, Lecuona stated, “I want to do some pre-season shows and then some Grand Prix classes. I also want to try do some FEI classes and aim for the trial of the Pan-Am Games. I really think she’s a horse who can compete at that level,” he concluded.

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Barrios Secures Second Grand Prix Victory during $25,000 Fall Finale Grand Prix aboard Antares

Pablo Barrios and Antares. Photos ©ManciniPhotos.

Emanuel Andrade Pilots Dipssy and Walter 61 to Top Two Finish in $10,000 Open Stake

Wellington, FL – November 9, 2016 – Pablo Barrios of Wellington, FL and Antares rose to the top of the $25,000 Fall Finale Grand Prix presented by Pilates Rocks at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). The duo dashed through the jump-off timers in 46.833 seconds to take the victory, while Ansgar Holtgers of Wellington, FL and Way of Life H captured second place completing the jump-off time of 51.2237 seconds. Darragh Kerins of Wellington, FL guided Rebeca LS to third with a time of 55.84 seconds.

Barrios and his longtime mount Antares bested a class of 28 entries in the International Ring at PBIEC, while five combinations moved forward to contest the short course designed by David Burton of Loxahatchee, FL. Barrios guided Antares to an incredibly efficient jump-off round, finishing nearly five seconds faster than Holtgers.

“In the first round the course was very fair. It was good enough and difficult enough for the field that we had,” said Barrios. “I have a horse with a lot of experience, but he needed to jump a little bit.”

Barrios and Antares represented the nation of Venezuela at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil earlier this summer and this is one of the pair’s first competitions back in preparation for a strong winter season campaign.

“Antares is a fast horse so I let him gallop and he covered a lot of ground. He’s a big horse with a very big step,” he explained. “The jumps were very spread out and he can look slow, but he is very fast, especially in the jump-off if it suits him and this one was on those occasions.”

Basing in Wellington, FL for the remainder of the winter circuit, Barrios is creating a strategic plan for what he hopes will be an educational but successful season.

“We will stay in Wellington, my home base for the remainder of the winter,” commented Barrios. “I have to pick the right classes for Antares because WEF is very competitive and hosts a lot of horses of quality. The one thing Antares and I don’t need is experience together, so I will only show when I feel I can be competitive.”

This is the second grand prix win for Barrios at PBIEC during the 2016 ESP Fall Series and the first set of competitions back in the International Ring at PBIEC following the installation of new footing.

“The footing is different; we have more cushion and it is softer, but it is firm enough for the horses to take off. The warm-up ring is a great improvement. It felt good in the turns and overall is just is great footing,” he added.

Emanuel Andrade Pilots Dipssy and Walter 61 to Top Two Finish in $10,000 Open Stake

Emanuel Andrade of Wellington, FL finished a fantastic day at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) piloting two mounts to a top three finish in the $10,000 Open Welcome Stake at the ESP Fall Finale. Andrade and Dipssy took top honors after completing the jump-off in 39.111 seconds, while guiding Walter 61 to second place after crossing through the timers in 43.213 seconds. Luis Larrazabal of Wellington, FL and G&C Close Up earned third after dropping a single rail in the jump-off round and completing the course in 39.281 seconds.

Emanuel Andrade and Dipssy
Emanuel Andrade and Dipssy

The class saw 16 entries and a competitive jump-off featuring nine combinations. Only Andrade finished the day with two double clear efforts aboard both Dipssy and Walter 61. Andy Christiansen of Delray Beach, FL designed both tracks on the day.

Andrade, who also represented the nation of Venezuela at the 2016 Olympic Games alongside Pablo Barrios, winner of the $25,000 Fall Finale Grand Prix presented by Pilates Rocks, has had a strong fall campaign, displaying his dominance once again in the International Ring during the $10,000 Open Stakes.

Jumper Highlights

Carly Dvorkin of Parkland, FL and Sandora Z, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, rode to victory in the $1,500 NAL Low Child Adult Jumper Classic after the duo completed the short course in 46.847 seconds. Liana Gavidia of Jupiter, FL and her own Tino De La Mazure finished the first round track with a single time fault to take second place. Michelle Kamine of Oldwick, NJ and her own Loreana captured third place after accumulating two time faults on their initial trip around the course.

Javier Guerra of Key Biscayne, FL and his own Chiquey Tiem topped the leaderboard in the $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic after completing their second trip in 42.286 seconds. Logan Renee Marksbury of Lexington, KY, guided her own Esquire to second place, narrowly missing first place after finishing in 42.352 seconds. Anna Beth Athey of Enid, OK and her own Landia 5 earned third place with a time of 52.557 seconds.

The $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Classic presented by Accuhorsemat was championed by Shai Tertner of Miami, FL and her own Shiraz Events Solero de Grasset who were the only pair to complete a double clear effort in the class, dashing through the timers in 43.241 seconds. Liana Gavidia of Jupiter, FL and her own Tino Da La Mazure took second place after dropping a rail in the jump-off and a finishing with a time of 42.206 seconds. Katie Sansone of Coconut Creek, FL guided Asdi Absolut, owned by Gustavo Prato, to a third place finish after collecting four faults and finishing with a time of 43.585 seconds.

Hunter Highlights

Emma Vandenhouten of Plantation, FL and her own Spiderman collected champion honors in the Children’s Pony Hunter Division presented by The Wanderers Club, while Annie Soper of West Palm Beach, FL and Grey Goose, owned by First Blue LLC, took the reserve title in the class.

The Junior/Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″ Division presented by #1 Education Place saw Siena Vasan of Boca Raton, FL and Baricello, owned by Phoebe Alwine, rise to the top of the division after a strong week of performances. Francis Kruel of Wellington, FL and her own State of Play rose to reserve.

Miranda Green of Palm Beach, FL and her own In Earnest captured the champion accolades in the Low Children’s Hunter Division ahead of Isabella Longo of Plantation, FL and her own Into the Grey who picked up reserve champion.

Eliza Eddy of Lighthouse Point, FL and Ever So, owned by Carriage Hill Farm, made a swift move to the top of the leaderboard in the Low Adult Hunter Division presented by Pilates Rocks to take championship honors for the weekend. Barry Carragher of Ft. Lauderdale and his own Roc Du Triomphe finished with the reserve champion rosette.

The Small Pony Hunter Division was championed by Kathryn Maguire of Wellington, FL and Matilda, owned by Charles Moorcroft, while Jared Hersh of Boynton Beach, FL and Clovermeade Semper Fi, owned by Wendy Brayman, were presented with reserve champion honors.

The $500 Pony Hunter Classic saw Christina Rogalny of Wellington, FL and Webster, owned by Little Brooks Farm Inc., take the victory with a two round score of 165.5. Mia Albelo of Coconut Grove, FL guided her own Child’s Play Hot Topic to second place after earning a 164, while Emma Vandenhouten of Plantation, FL and Jackpot, owned by Marigot Bay Farm, LLC captured third place with a two round score of 153.

For more information on the 2016 ESP Fall Series and to see a full list of results, please visit www.pbiec.com.

Pablo Barrios and Charity 33 Capture $25,000 Fall Grand Prix at ESP Fall III

Pablo Barrios and Charity 33. Photo Credit ©ManciniPhotos.

Derek Petersen and Diamant’s Legacy Take Top Honors in $10,000 Welcome Stake

Wellington, FL – November 2, 2016 – Pablo Barrios of Wellington, FL and Charity 33 rode to top honors at ESP Fall III taking the $25,000 Fall Grand Prix at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Barrios and Charity 33 topped the jump-off with a time of 41.068 seconds. Derek Petersen of Archer, FL and Diamant’s Legacy finished just off the winning pace after crossing through the timers in 42.182 seconds. Hector Florentino of Wellington, FL and Allure G collected third place after completing the track in 42.729 seconds.

“First of all it’s nice to be back in Wellington after being away for such a long time. It was very nice to win with Charity because she’s a new mount for me,” commented Barrios. “I’ve been riding her for the last two months and she’s awesome. She can win any class. We’re getting along very well and I’m very happy to have won this class.”

Barrios guided the 2005 Westphalian mare (Cayetano L x Indoctro) to the win in the class, which hosted 22 entries and saw six combinations in the jump-off. The course was designed by Skip Bailey of Wellington, FL and was the first major grand prix of the ESP Fall Series.

“She’s very spicy and competitive. She’s a fighter in the ring, like any other mare,” added Barrios. “She’s very little but she is a very competitive horse. I’m glad to have her in my string of horses right now. I’m looking forward to winning some other classes on her in the 1.45m speed classes on her this season.”

In preparation for the competitive winter season ahead, Barrios was pleased with Charity 33’s performance, as he hopes the mare will be the newest addition to a string of talented horses he has coming through the ranks for the nation of Venezuela.

“As always, it is a very tough circuit here and it’s one of the hardest horse shows of the year. We all know that we have to be prepared for that,” he commented. “The thing is that it’s about getting ready for what we’re going to see and what we’re going to face. I’m glad to be here early to be able to begin preparing.”

Representing his home nation of Venezuela at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this past summer, Barrios has focused his fall campaign on the training and education of young horses, noting that their experience will become be a staple in the success of his team looking towards the future.

“We have a few young horses that I would like to take the opportunity to show the International Ring and develop. There are expectations for them to do the larger classes further on in their careers and this is a great opportunity for them to get in the ring and experience that atmosphere.”

Derek Petersen and Diamant’s Legacy Take Top Honors in $10,000 Welcome Stake

Derek Petersen of Archer, FL and his own Diamant’s Legacy, a 2009 Oldenburg stallion by Diamant de Semilly, captured top honors in the $10,000 Welcome Stake and a strong second place finish in the $25,000 Fall Grand Prix, marking a successful outing for the pair. Petersen and Diamant’s Legacy crossed through the jump-off timers in 35.735 seconds for the win. Paige Jardine of Mildura, Australia and her own Anicmo rode to second place with a time of 38.489 seconds, while Jared Petersen of Archer, FL and Titus 2:11 took third after completing the track in 38.747 seconds.

The class saw 20 entries take to the International Ring as an opportunity for horse and rider combinations to test their skills ahead of the $25,000 Fall Grand Prix hosted on Sunday. Nine riders advanced to the short course, while five pairs secured double clear efforts on the day.

“I think the course rode really well. There was a two stride vertical to vertical combination that was pretty tricky and tough,” commented Petersen. “You had to really think about keeping that one up at the back of the combination. He’s just a seven year old and I’ve been so impressed with his demeanor and attitude.”

Diamant’s Legacy is a young stallion just entering the prime of his career and Petersen is optimistic that the duo can reach the top levels of the sport, as the pair has already accumulated several grand prix wins this year.

“We imported him last year. I breed quite a lot at home and he’s the new boy in town,” laughed Petersen. “He’s unbelievably mature for his age. He’s just like riding a 15-year-old veteran. He’s super cool and easy so we’re excited about his future. He’s already had a lot of success.”

Jumper Highlights

The $1,500 NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic saw Sabischy Hassler of Wellington, FL and her own Nepturo HM top the class as they completed the course in 35.711 seconds. Taje Warrick of Wellington, FL earned second and third place aboard her mounts Dersey and Mufasa respectively, capping a fantastic weekend for the rising star.

Zachary Yariv of Wellington, FL and his own Missi Cassini captured the $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Classic with a jump-off time of 41.284 seconds to best the class of 17 entries. Hasbrouck Donovan of Gainesville, FL and Spitfire-W took second place in the class, while Nicole Lootchan of Hawthorn Woods, IL guided her own Memory Lane to third with a time of 40.544 seconds.

Bruna Silva of Windemere, FL and his own Biondetta rode to victory in the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Classic presented by Equine Couture & TuffRider after the pair crossed through the finish in 42.498 seconds to best the class. Alexandra Boord of Key Biscayne, FL and Zanina, owned by Perla Boord, earned the red rosette with a time of 48.641 seconds in the jump-off. Tinita Hughes of Wellington, FL and her own Proximo took third place after accumulating four faults in the jump-off, but completing the track in the most efficient time, finishing in 40.603 seconds.

The $1,500 M&S Child Adult Classic presented by Accuhorsemat was championed by Caroline Donnally of Wellington, FL and her own Reve de Razzy, as the duo dashed through the jump-off track in 34.471 seconds for the win. Taje Warrick of Wellington, FL and her own Mufasa collected second place in the class with a jump-off time of 37.363 seconds. Tracy Harris of Wellington, FL and her own Une Etoile De L’Eclypse rounded out the top three finishers after completing the track in 37.716 seconds.

Hunter Highlights

Cindy Harrington of Wellington, FL and Absolute Gold, owned by Piper Oren, earned top divisional honors in the Adult Amateur Hunter Division after finishing a solid weekend of competition. Emily Mitzel of Tampa, FL and her own Pappy Van Winkle took reserve champion honors.

Lielle Rhodes of Wellington, FL and Legendary, owned by Michael Dietrich, rode to the top of the Children’s Hunter Division presented by UHealth Ear Institute and collected champion accolades for their performances. Claire Lube or Orlando, FL and Cordiacado, owned by Kyle Dewar, were presented with reserve champion honors.

The Low Child/Adult Hunter Division presented by Pilates Rocks saw Lynn Blanchette of Jupiter, FL and her own All-Star took divisional champion awards, while Linda Roukis of Jupiter, FL and her own Roosevelt took home reserve.

Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL guided Falling Moon Huckleberry, owned by Richard Cunkle, to champion awards in the Small Pony Hunter Division, while Allison Coleman of Wellington, FL and her own Shenandoah Jack Be Nimble rode to the reserve title.

Jennifer Bliss of Wellington, FL piloted Beso, owned by Astrid Michelson, to top placings in the Performance Hunter 3’6″ Division, ultimately earning them champion honors for the weekend. Mary Eufemia of Palm Harbor, FL and Violets Are Blue, owned by Kevin Eufemia, followed in reserve.

The Children’s Pony Hunter Division presented by The Wanderers Club saw Emma Vandenhouten of Plantation, FL and her own Spiderman, rise to the top of the division, as Savannah Richards of Jupiter, FL and her own Her Prince Charming, collected reserve champion.

Hasbrouck Donovan of Gainesville, FL and Cymplify took the top title in the Performance Hunter 3’3″ Division presented by Gold Coast Feed following their consistent performance throughout the weekend’s competition. Kelsey Donahoe of Ocala, FL and her own Ausone took reserve in the division.

For more information on PBIEC and to see a full list of results, please visit www.pbiec.com.

Luis Larrazabal Captures Win aboard G&C Close Up in $10,000 Open Stakes Class at ESP Fall II

Luis Larrazabal and G&C Close Up. Photo Credit ©ManciniPhotos.

Wellington, FL – October 26, 2016 – Luis Larrazabal of Wellington, FL and G&C Close Up, owned by San Francisco Stables, LLC, captured first place in the $10,000 Open Welcome Stake at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) during ESP Fall II after narrowly edging Gustavo Prato of Wellington, FL and Carna Z, owned by Equus Forte LLC, who finished in second. Larrazabal and G&C Close Up completed the jump-off track in 41.372 seconds, while Prato, hot on their heels, crossed the timers with a time of 41.483 seconds. Maria Brugal of Wellington, FL and her own Vasco earned third place after finishing in 42.272 seconds.

Nicole Lootchan of Hawthorn Woods, IL and her own Memory Lane rode to victory in the $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Classic after besting a class of 13 entries with their jump-off time of 41.98 seconds. Paula Portocarrero of Wellington, FL and her own Happy QT finished in second place, stopping the jump-off timers in 43.796 seconds. Erika Jakobson of Boca Raton, FL and Nando KLT, owned by Barn Rat LLC, took home third place in the class with a second round time of 40.475 seconds and four faults.

Liana Gavidia of Jupiter, FL guided her own Quolibet D’Hem to the win in the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by Equine Couture & Tuffrider. The duo finished atop the leaderboard with a time of 32.319 seconds. Madeline Hull of Wellington, FL and Quarterback, owned by Blair Kintz, took second place after securing a time of 32.932 seconds, while Ansgar Holtgers Jr. of Wellington, FL guided No Regrets VIII, owned by Gut Einhaus, LLC, to third with a time of 34.18 seconds.

The $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Classic presented by Accuhorsemat was championed by Margot Gilbert of Boca Raton, FL and Alejandro, owned by Blake Sporthorse LLC, as the duo finished the jump-off track with just a single time fault for a time of 36.665 seconds. Megan Boekhout of Hypoluxo, FL and her own Phantom O earned second place as the only other combination to complete the jump-off. Darice Hofstein of Coral Springs, FL and her own Zarousch captured third place after completing the first round track with eight faults.

The NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic was championed by Mateo Coles of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Wibrands, owned by Daniela Roy, as the pair took the class with a time of 51.18 seconds in the jump-off round, adding two time penalties to their score. Paige Myers of Plantation, FL and her own Enzo secured second place after dropping a single rail in the first round and finishing with a time of 75.681 seconds. Liana Gavidia of Jupiter, FL and her own Tino de la Mazure rounded out the top three after crossing through the timers in 76.709 seconds in the first round while adding four faults to their final score.

Julie Burton of Loxahatchee, FL and her own Uppercase championed the Children’s/Adult Hunter Division presented by UHealth Ear Institute. Emmanuelle Greenberg of Boca Raton, FL took reserve honors aboard her own Vermeer.

Riley McKesson of Loxahatchee, FL and Roaring Run Blue Rambler, owned by Montoga Inc., rode to the top of the class in the Children’s Pony Hunter Division presented by The Wanderer’s Club after a weekend of strong performances. Sterling Malnik of Ocean Ridge, FL guided her own Clovermeade Bugs Bunny to reserve champion honors.

Allyson Blais of Boynton Beach, FL and her own Captain Darco Heldenlaan Z topped the Junior/Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″/3’6″ Division, while Alexandra Howe of Holmes Beach, FL and her own Upcountry Jonas took the reserve title.

The Low Adult Hunter Division presented by Pilates Rocks saw Linda Clarke of Wellington, FL and Simply Put, owned by Jason Clukey, rise to the occasion in the division to take champion honors. Eliza Eddy of Lighthouse Point, FL guided Ever So, owned by Carriage Hill Farm, to divisional reserve honors.

Juliana Howe of Holmes Beach, FL and her own Cronkite rise to the top of the Large Pony Hunter Division, capturing the divisional championship title for the weekend. Mia Green of Delray Beach, FL guided Royal Tuscany, owned by Sara Murphy, to reserve champion.

Myca Harris of Wellington, FL and her own Sandro Reuben topped the Modified Hunter Division to receive the weekend’s divisional championship. Gabriella Curry of Plantation, FL and her own Chunky Monkey captured the reserve champion title.

For more information on PBIEC and to see a full list of results, please visit www.pbiec.com.

Gustavo Prato and Carna Z Take $7,000 Open Stakes during ESP Fall I at PBIEC

Gustavo Prato and Carna Z. Photo Credit ©ManciniPhotos.

Wellington, FL – October 19, 2016 – Gustavo Prato of Wellington, FL and Carna Z rose to the occasion in the $7,000 Open Stakes Class during ESP Fall I at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) to kick off the 2016 ESP Fall Series. The duo mastered the jump-off track in 51.844 seconds to capture the win in the class. Alvaro Lozada of South West Ranches, FL and Armageddon took second place with a time of 53.143 seconds, while Nicole Loochtan of Hawthorne Woods, IL and Quarterman secured third place honors with a time of 54.828 seconds. The ESP Fall Series will continue through Sunday, November 20, featuring hunter, equitation, and show jumping competition.

Nicole Loochtan of Hawthorne Woods, IL and her own Memory Lane rode to victory in the $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, finishing the jump-off round with four faults and a time of 53.637 seconds. Francesca Damasceno of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and her own Watermill Time collected second place with a time of 57.758 seconds and four faults. Zachary Yariv of Wellington, FL and his own Guintero C were awarded with third place, after accumulating 12 faults in the jump-off and crossing through the timers in 58.75 seconds.

Sabischy Hassler of Wellington, FL and her own Nepturo HM edged out Taje Warrick of Wellington, FL and Dersey for first place in the $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by Accuhorsemat with a time of 44.07 seconds. Warrick guided Dersey to second place just a tenth of a second behind the pace, crossing through the timers in 44.169 seconds. Kara Constantakos of Jupiter, FL and her own Bon Vivant took third place with a time of 44.341 seconds.

The $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by Equine Couture & Tuff Rider saw Ansgar Holtgers Jr. of Wellington, FL and Ft. Lauderdale, owned by Daisy Talbert, move into first place in the competitive class after finishing with a time of 37.157 seconds in the jump-off round. Tinita Hughes of Wellington, FL and her own Proximo earned second place, crossing through the timers in 40.145 seconds. Ansley Wright of Manalapan, FL and Coriano van het Hermitage, owned by Julia Harrison-Lee, secured third with a time of 42.988 seconds.

Taje Warrick of Wellington, FL and her own Mufasa took top honors in the $1,500 NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by Tackeria after completing the track with just a single time fault in the first round. Hailey Berger of Parkland, FL piloted her own Shannondale Gino to second place with a time of 77.959 seconds and four faults. Warrick continued her success aboard Dersey, taking third place with nine faults and 86.386 seconds.

The $500 Pony NAL/M&S Child/Adult Hunter Classic was championed by Samantha Kramig of Lake Worth, FL and her own Little Printz, who rode to a score of 156.5. Cindy Harrington of Wellington, FL and Absolute Gold, owned by Piper Oren, following just behind Kramig with a two round score of 156. Mary Stavola of Ocala, FL and her own Fortunate captured third place with a score of 153.

Gabriella de Luca of Davie, FL guided her own Epiphany to champion recognition in the Children’s Hunter Division presented by UHealth Ear Institute, while Mary Stavola of Ocala, FL and her own Fortunate captured reserve honors.

The Low Adult Hunter Division presented by Pilates Rocks saw Linda Clarke of Wellington, FL and Simply Put, owned by Jason Clukey, take the tricolor rosette in the division, while Patricia Monaco of Wellington, FL and her own Daybreak captured reserve champion.

The Small Pony Hunter Division was championed by Emma Vandenhouten of Plantation, FL and her own Skye Blue, after the duo put together consistent trips in the division throughout the weekend. Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL and Falling Moon Huckleberry, owned by Richard Cunkle, captured reserve champion.

Emma Vandenhouten of Plantation, FL and Spiderman, owned by Abigail Holloway, took top divisional honors in the Children’s Pony Hunter Division presented by The Wanderers Club. Trinity Beitler of Coconut Creek, FL and Boca’s Tommy Terrific, owned by Ponies & Palms Show Stables LLC, were awarded with reserve.

For more information on PBIEC and to see a full list of results, please visit www.pbiec.com.