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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.

Liza Finsness and Shiver Dominate $25,000 ESP Fall Finale Grand Prix

Liza Finsness and Shiver. Photos © Mancini Photos.

Wellington, FL – November 3, 2015 – Liza Finsness of Wellington, FL piloted her own Shiver to a win in the $25,000 ESP Fall Finale Grand Prix hosted on Sunday, November 1, at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on the final day of the 2015 Equestrian Sport Production Fall Finale competition. Finsness and Shiver finished the class as the only clear trip in the jump-off round, crossing through the timers in 50.36 seconds. Daniel Zetterman of Sankt Olof, Sweden finished in second aboard LB Carwyn, owned by Gyllebo Farm LLC, dropping a rail in the jump-off round and finishing with a time of 46.448 seconds. Heather Caristo-Williams of Wellington, FL and Cosmopolitan 30, owned by Holly Caristo, were the fastest four-fault round, which would earn them third place recognition. Competition at PBIEC continues this weekend with the ESP “Regional” competition (Nov. 7-8).

Finsness, a junior at University of Georgia, found herself incredibly pleased with the performance of Shiver, a 2005 Hanoverian gelding (Stakkato x Germina), who has continued in work with her trainers Chris Ewanouski and Federico Sztyrle while she has been focused on school for majority of the year. The duo also collected a second place finish in the $10,000 Open Stake during ESP Fall Finale earlier in the week.

“We’ve had him for almost three years now and since we’ve gotten him he’s grown so much. He’s an incredible horse and I love riding him. He can be a bit hot but he’s really calmed down over the past few years,” said Finsness. “He’s so incredible to jump and the feeling when we’re in the air is like nothing else. I think we trust each other now and that has been really important for us. He doesn’t mind that I haven’t been riding as much, but at this point it’s like riding a bike. He gives me so much confidence when I can come back from school, hop on, and be competitive in a class like that.”

Going head-to-head against last week’s champion Daniel Zetterman, Finsness followed as the second ride in the jump-off round and knew she needed to capitalize on Zetterman’s single rail aboard LB Carwyn. She explained, “I went after him in the jump-off and I knew that we really needed to ride clean, so I tried to keep it as tight as possible. I made sure to focus on giving him a good approach to every fence and even though he [Zetterman] beat my time, I just wanted to make sure that I went clean.”

With a strong plan in place to tackle the jump-off, Finsness looked to her trainers Sztyrle and Ewanouski for guidance, as she knew leaving every rail in the cups would earn her the win. She commented further, “Before the round I was really only focused on going clean. Every time I come home and ride him I really rely on our experience together and his ability to get the job done. When I walked the course I thought it was very solid. It was a good height but not too big and it was challenging. It was a great course for Shiver and there were a lot of turns where we were able to make up time and the result was exactly what we were looking for.”

“My plan for the next couple of months will be to come back for breaks and try to do well during the winter circuit. I want to try and do a lot of WEF dependent on my schedule,” she noted. “My trainers have done an incredible job at keeping Shiver going while I’ve been at school and I’m so thankful for the hard work. It is really paying off.”

Viggo Bjorklund and Abu Dhabi Gold
Viggo Bjorklund and Abu Dhabi Gold

Viggo Bjorklund of Garsnas, Sweden earned top honors in the $10,000 Open Stake during ESP Fall Finale aboard his own Abu Dhabi Gold with a time of 46.072 as the only double-clear effort in the four horse jump-off round. Liza Finsness of Wellington, FL and Shiver finished in second place, crossing through the timers in 48.072 seconds with four faults. Bjorklund also piloted Flecu, owned by Gyllebo Farm LLC, to a top three finish, collecting five faults around the jump-off track and completing the short course in 50.149 seconds.

Hunter Highlights:

The combined Children’s/Adult Amateur Hunter division presented by Hendrick Brothers Construction saw Lindsey Tomeu of Wellington, FL and Due West, owned by Popish Farms LLC, earn the tricolor for the division. Tracey Gorin-Byrne and Wagner Park also owned by Popish Farms LCC took home reserve honors in the division.

Miranda Green and her own The Good Knight reigned in the Children’s Pony division presented by the Wanderers Club as the duo picked up Champion recognition for the division. Riley McKesson of Loxahatchee, FL and Libby Lou Who owned by Emilee Arrington were awarded with Reserve Champion honors. McKesson and Libby Lou Who also earned Wanderers Club Children’s Pony Circuit Champion honors.

Amelia Ruth of New York, NY piloted Spellbound, owned by Ponies & Palms Show Stables LLC, to a win in the $500 Pony Hunter Classic presented by Charles Moorcroft Inc., while Abigail Brayman of Charlestown, RI and Dreamland, owned by Linda Evans, followed in second place. Amelia Ruth also captured a third place finish, this time aboard Sportin Around, owned by AKA Showstoppers LLC.

Competition will continue at PBIEC next weekend with the ESP “Regional” show hosted from November 7-8. For more information and a full list of results from ESP Fall Finale, please visit www.pbiec.com.

Daniel Zetterman and Chellana B Victorious in $25,000 ESP Fall III Grand Prix

Daniel Zetterman and Chellana B. Photos © Mancini Photos.

2015 Fall Series Continues This Week at PBIEC with Fall Finale Horse Show

Wellington, FL – October 26, 2015 – Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) hosted the third week of the Equestrian Sport Production (ESP) Fall Series, which has offered competitors USEF, NAL, and Marshall and Sterling league approved competitions since the beginning of October. Daniel Zetterman of Sankt Olof, Sweden captured the first $25,000 Grand Prix of the ESP Fall Series aboard Chellana B, owned by Gyllebo Farm LLC. The duo finished the jump-off track in 42.467 seconds to narrowly edge Maria Schaub of Wellington, FL aboard her own Hilfiger van de Olmenhoeve, who completed their round in 42.903 seconds. Mauricio Garcia of Archer, FL and his own AF Karatino earned third place honors with a double clear effort in a time of 43.321 seconds. Competition continues at PBIEC with the start of the Fall Finale on Friday, October 30, continuing through Sunday, November 1, while two more weeks of competition at PBIEC will commence with the ESP November Show (Nov 7-8) and ESP Pre-Charity Show (Nov 14-15).

Zetterman piloted Chellana B, a 2003 Zangersheide mare (Chellano Z x Calidox Z), to one of five double clear trips recorded in the class of 21 entries. Zetterman also guided LB Carwyn through the jump-off round before capturing the win aboard Chellana B.

“I had two horses in the class and they’ve both been on a break with me for the past few months. We’re getting them ready to be fit again as pre-circuit and the WEF season approaches,” he remarked. “The course designer [Hector Loyola] did a great job and I’m not even just saying that because I won the class, but I was complimenting it before we even started. It was a good height and was very rhythmical. I thought it rode nicely. Both of my horses were clear in the first round, but the jump-off was tricky on the first half of the course, which I found to be a bit difficult with my first horse, but Chellana handled it great.”

Watching Schaub’s round before entering the ring with Chellana B, Zetterman mapped out a plan that he felt would be timely and efficient over the technical jump-off track. He explained, “To win it you had to do some very tight rollback turns and with my first horse I’m not sure he really understood the questions because it was a very technical and tight. With Chellana though, I just went in and decided to give it a go and knew that point where I could try to catch Maria [Schaub]. I saw her round and knew what I needed to get done in the ring and I was very happy with the result.”

Chellana B has performed consistently for Zetterman over the past two years as both an FEI Speed horse and Grand Prix mount, earning top finishes at several FEI CSI 3* shows in her career.

“We just got her back here in Florida as she had a break over the summer. She’ll start to work into the schedule a bit more for the beginning of the season and she’s a very useful horse. I’d like to have her as competitive as possible for the WEF season,” noted Zetterman. “She always places very well in some of the larger classes and she’s a real trier. I know she’s a fighter and that’s why she made it happen in the ring during the jump-off. She always pulls her weight.”

Victoria Karam and New Life HM
Victoria Karam and New Life HM

Victoria Karam of Wellington, FL, who rides for the nation of Venezuela internationally, earned a win in the $10,000 Welcome Stake offered at ESP Fall III competition aboard New Life HM owned by Sabischy Hassler. The duo finished one of three double clear rounds, finishing the jump-off in 47.278 seconds. Maria Schaub of Wellington, FL, who narrowly missed the win in the $25,000 ESP Fall III Grand Prix, collected an additional second place finish in the $10,000 Welcome Stake aboard Hilfiger van de Olmenhoeve. Ansgar Holtgers of Wellington, FL, who represents Germany in international competition, finished in third place aboard Quick Petite Folie, crossing through the timers in 53.312 seconds.

Hunter Highlights

Accompanying the jumper competition over the weekend, several competitive divisions showcased hunter talent at PBIEC. Ashley Briggs of Wellington, FL and her own Teaticket earned a tricolor in the Amateur Owner/Junior Hunter 3’3″ division presented by AcuLife Equine International for their consistent performances throughout the five classes of the division. Margaret O’Meara and Casino, owned by Woodland Way, Inc., followed with Reserve Champion honors.

Briggs and Teaticket have had a spectacular fall season at PBIEC capturing Champion honors in the Amateur Owner/Junior Hunter 3’3″ division twice, garnering the award at ESP Fall I and ESP Fall III while taking home Reserve Champion honors during ESP Fall II.

Margot Hirsch of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Zider, owned by Haley Zimmerman, earned top honors in the $1,000 Junior/Amateur Owner Classic presented by Sweet Oak Farm. Missy Yoder, also hailing from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, earned second place aboard her own Too Much Fun while Olivia Notman of Boca Raton, FL piloted her own Signature to third place.

Competition at PBIEC will continue this week with the Fall Finale beginning on Friday, October 30 and concluding on Sunday, November 1. For more information and a full list of results from ESP Fall III, please visit www.pbiec.com or call 561-793-5867.

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Equestrian Sport Productions Fall Series Continues with Top Sport and Grand Prix Competition

Alexandra Crown and Verona.

Wellington, FL – October 19, 2015 – The Equestrian Sport Productions Fall Series has hosted two successful horse shows and will continue this week with the Fall III show on October 23-25, 2015. There are four events remaining in the Fall Series, including two shows with $25,000 USEF Ranking List Grand Prix classes.

The Fall II Show finished on October 18, and the winner of the $10,000 Open Jumper Stake was Alexandra Crown on Verona, who posted the only clear round over a course designed by Hector Loyola. Crown also placed second on Von Cim, while Allen Nabors on Caesar 322 finished third.

The Fall III Horse Show (Oct. 23-25) and Fall Finale Horse Show (Oct. 30 – Nov. 1) are both National “A” Rated Hunter and Jumper 3* rated events. Both feature $10,000 Open Stake Classes on Friday and a $25,000 USEF Ranking List Grand Prix.

The ESP November Horse Show (Nov. 7-8, Final Point Show for Palm Beach County Horseman’s Association) and the ESP Pre-Charity Horse Show (Nov. 14-15) are both Regional II and Jumper 2* rated.

The horse shows of the 2015 ESP Fall Series are all United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), North American League (NAL), and Marshall & Sterling League (M&S) approved. Shows feature an early stall discount of $30 per stall (see details in prize list). A $10,000 Open Jumper Stake class will be held at all shows as well as $500 Pony and Hunter Classics. All shows will also highlight great competition for child, junior and amateur jumpers, including Classics.

To view the prize list and for more information, please visit www.pbiec.com.

Please visit www.pbiec.com or call 561-793-5867 for more information.

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