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Roberto Daza Claims Another $10k Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake Victory aboard Sissi Dior

Roberto Daza aboard Sissi Dior. ©Anne Gittens Photography.

Wellington, FL – October 1, 2019 – This past weekend marked the end of the ESP Summer Series and another big win for Roberto Daza of Royal Palm Beach, FL at the ESP Rita & Irish Memorial competition. Daza rode Fernanda Dib Gabriel’s Sissi Dior to victory in Sunday’s $10,000 Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake, after completing the jump-off in just 38.9 seconds. Carlo Graziani of Loxahatchee, FL took home second place after his performance aboard his entry Erato M, crossing through the timers in 42.885 seconds and with one fault added to the score. Completing the jump-off with a faster time of 38.093 seconds but with four faults total was Samuel Parot of Wellington, FL riding Parot Horses LLC’s I & H Boogy Woogy to win the third-place ribbon.

Both the fourth and fifth place positions were captured by Diego Perez Bilbao of Wellington, FL. Perez Bilbao piloted Zera 23, owned by Victoria Vargas D’Agostino, through the jump-off in 40.116 seconds and with eight faults to secure fourth place, while his own Helios finished round one in 86.678 seconds and with two faults to take home the pink ribbon. Hector Loyola was the course designer once again for Sunday’s feature class which saw a total of 19 horse-and-rider pairs contest the 1.35m track.

To view full results of the Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake, please click here.

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Pablo Barrios Champions the Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake aboard Le Vio at ESP Labor Day

Pablo Barrios and Le Vio. ©ESP.

Wellington, FL – September 1, 2019 – Although impending weather led to a revised schedule, the ESP Summer Series continued this Labor Day weekend with competition held on Friday and Saturday. Pablo Barrios of Wellington, FL championed the Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake at Equestrian Village on Saturday afternoon aboard Gut Einhaus, LLC’s Le Vio. Barrios and Le Vio were the eighth combination to enter the arena and after a clear first round, they continued to complete the jump-off course in just 39.2 seconds. Nataly Leibovitz of Wellington, FL and her entry, Leon, were the only other pair to have a double-clear performance. They held the lead for the first half of the class after their 42.624-second jump-off. Rounding out the top three finishers was Clotilde Lewis of Aventura, FL piloting her Donna Vi through the timers in 42.5 seconds with four faults in the jump-off.

Saturday’s course was designed once again by Hector Loyola and challenged a total of ten entries, of which five returned for the second round. After the class, Barrios commented, “There were enough clear to have a fun jump-off, and I knew I had two more [entries] behind me so I had to go as fast as I could.” Barrios has been competing with the ten-year-old gelding for two years now. “He’s just coming back from a break. He was jumping some 2* and 3* classes and doing really good.” Barrios continued, “Our last horse show was in Tryon and he won three classes so he’s going pretty good this summer.” The duo is planning to stay in town over the next few months: “We’ll let the hurricane pass; hopefully it misses us, and then we’ll just get prepared and train for the next season at WEF.”

To view full results of the Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake, please click here.

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Koksalan Achieves Victory aboard Quincy 137 during ESP Summer II

Selcuk Koksalan and Quincy 137. Photo Credit ©Nina Barr/PBIEC.

Wellington, FL – June 13, 2018 – The ESP Summer Series continued last week at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). The weekend saw a win secured by Wellington, FL native Selcuk Koksalan in the $5,000 DeNiroBootCo Welcome Stake, the highlight class of the week.

Koksalan and his own Quincy 137 bested the class of 19 horse-and-rider combinations, clinching the blue ribbon after crossing through fast-track timers. The second-place finisher Samantha Senft of Wellington, FL rode the Morgan Hill Partners-owned Desperado around the course designed by Andy Christiansen of Wellington, FL. Third place was awarded to Andres Soto of West Palm Beach, FL and Isabel Sanchez’s Cento Per Cento CG.

The ESP Summer Series will break for the month of July and will resume on Friday, August 17, continuing through August 19, with the restart of the series offering USEF “A” National hunter classes and USEF Level 2 jumper competition. The ESP Summer Series is set to finish on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Equestrian Village.

For more information on PBIEC and the ESP Summer Series, please visit www.pbiec.com.

Riders Find Success at 2016 Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial Hosted at PBIEC

Victoria Grauer and Avenir. Photo Credit ©ManciniPhotos.

Wellington, FL – October 5, 2016 – The 2016 Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) showcased two days of hunter and jumper competition as the final competition of the 2016 ESP Summer Series.

John Angus of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Totally Naked, owned by Stephanie Angus, took first place in the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by Tuffrider & Equine Couture after completing the jump-off in 26.101 seconds. Chase Wells of Miami Beach, FL and his own Wasabi collected second place with a jump-off time of 27.371 seconds. Angus also picked up third place aboard Seacrest’s Elsa, owned by Stephanie Angus, who rounded out the top three finishers, crossing through the timers in 28.694 seconds.

The M&S Child/Adult Classic presented by Accuhorsemat was championed by Victoria Grauer of Greenwich, CT and Avenir, owned by Laura & Peter Grauer, as the duo earned a jump-off time of 44.138 seconds. Kara Constantakos of Jupiter, FL and her own Bon Vivant, rode to second place after crossing through the timers in 45.576 seconds. Isabel Sanchez of South West Ranches, FL piloted Chino, owned by Anabelle Mejia, taking third place with a quick time of 39.965 seconds, adding four faults to their final score.

Mina Robinson of Weston, FL piloted Vertigo, owned by Gordon Munro, to top divisional honors in the Puddle Jumpers Division, while Valentina Sublowski of Weston, FL and her own Etched in Stone captured the reserve champion title.

Caitlin Flynn of Loxahatchee, FL and her own Cool Colony took championship honors in the Low Adult Hunter Division presented by Pilates Rocks, while Brooke Place of Delray Beach, FL and her own Percival took reserve honors.

Leah Rodman of Miami, FL and Cartoon, owned by Anna Feldman, rose to the top of the class earning championship honors in the Child/Adult Hunter Division presented by UHealth Ear Institute. Nina Zollo of West Palm Beach, FL guided her own Likely V to reserve champion.

The Low Children’s Hunter Division saw Casey Mangini of Wellington, FL and her own Rushin’ take championship honors, while Gianna Garofalo of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Cruise, owned by Palm Beach Riding Academy, rode to reserve.

Jessica Nichols-Dever, Head Instructor at Palm Beach Riding Academy, was presented with the Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial Trophy in recognition and appreciation of her dedication to equestrian sport and her commitment to PBRA and its clients.

For more information on Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) and to see a full list of results, please visit www.pbiec.com.

German Camargo and Centurio Ride to Victory in $5,000 Open Stake at ESP Summer III

German Carmargo and Centurio. Photo Credit ©ManciniPhotos.

Wellington, FL – August 31, 2016 – The Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Summer Series continued this past weekend featuring competition at ESP Summer II (August 26-28), which was held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).

German Camargo of Loxahatchee, FL and his own Centurio took top honors in the $5,000 Open Stake, while Javier Guerra of Key Biscayne, FL and his own Saphir du Bois earned a second place finish. Roberto Daza of Wellington, FL and his own Biscayo collected a third place finish in the class.

Emma Butchard of Wellington, FL and her own I Am Picobello took the divisional championship in the Child/Adult Jumper Division presented by Accuhorsemat, while Cynthia Screnci of Boca Raton, FL and her own Vichy rode to the reserve.

The USEF Level 6 Jumper division, which ran throughout the weekend, saw a three-way tie for champion honors, thanks in part to the efforts of Roberto Daza of Wellington, FL and Bolero, owned by Santana Stables, LLC, alongside Andres Soto of West Palm Beach, FL and Maria Z, owned by Isabel Sanchez. John Giza of Lake Mary, FL and his own Voleti also were included in the three-way tie.

Juliet Johansson of Fort Lauderdale, FL and her own Viva’s Roxanna W found themselves atop the leaderboard after amassing a first and second place finish in the Low Adult Jumper Division presented by Tuffrider & Equine Couture.

Sofia Carbone of Wellington, FL and her own Duncan earned the victory in the Low Children’s Jumper Division presented by Tuffrider/Equine Couture, after earning two third place finishes and also securing a blue rosette. Kristen Bean of Pembrke, BE and Frenkel B, owned by Morgane Qualls, followed behind Carbone to take reserve champion honors.

The Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Division saw Sarah Warden of Sherborn, MA and Carneyhaugh TT rise to the top of the leaderboard to secure two first place finishes. Peyton Utset of Boca Raton, FL and Apple Jack 12, owned by Cloud Nine, LLC, finished with reserve honors.

Melanie Markham of Orlando, FL and her own Diesel won the Training Jumper Division presented by Nutrena®, while Juliet Johansson of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Roxanna W, continued their successful weekend, capturing the division’s reserve champion title.

Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL and Long Story Short, owned by Sweet Oak Farm, earned a well-deserved victory in the $500 Pony Classic presented by Charles Moorcroft Inc. with a two round score of 159. Caia Watridge of St. Augustine, FL and Mystery Mayhem, owned by Richard Cunkle, finished in second place with a total score of 148, while Watridge also collected third place aboard her own Heavens to Betsy, with a score of 142.

Jillian Briggs of Wellington, FL and Roc du Triomphe, owned by Barry Carragher, rode to victory in the Low Working Hunter Division, followed by Francesca Moore Royal Palm Beach, FL and Rather Clever, owned by Staci Rosner-McKesson, took second place. Jason Clukey of Boca Raton, FL and Klooney, owned by Lisa Petersen, rounded out the top three finishers.

The Children’s Hunter presented by UHealth Ear Institute was championed Victoria Herran of Miami, FL and her own Con-Grande, owned CPS Equest LLC, while Alexys Mead of Plantation, FL and her own Donatalla captured reserve champion.

Haley Farber of Boca Raton, FL and Let’s Dance, owned by Kelly Jones, championed the Low Child/Adult Hunter Division after earning top placings in each of the division’s five classes. Esther Cusnir of Davie, FL and Weak Moment, owned by Marianne Pack, took the reserve champion honors.

Riley McKesson of Loxahatchee, FL and Libby Lou Who, owned by Mary Mazzarella, rose to the top of the leaderboard and in the Children’s Pony Division presented by The Wanderer’s Club, while Texie Loyd of Windermere, FL and her own Jumpin’ Jack Flash finished with the reserve championship.

Competition at PBIEC continues through Sunday, October 2, featuring six weeks of hunter during the ESP Summer Series. For more information on PBIEC and to see a full list of results, please visit www.pbiec.com.

ESP Summer Circuit Resumes at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

Bruna Silva and Atlanta. Photo Credit ©ManciniPhotography.

Wellington, FL – August 24, 2016 – The Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Summer Series resumed at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) grounds, as the ESP Summer II began on Friday, August 19 and concluded on Sunday, August 21. The competition initiated the first of six remaining weeks of the circuit, which will finish on Sunday, October 2.

Noa Diener of Indian Creek Village, FL and Pippa, owned by Deborah Perkins, took championship honors in the Low Child/Adult Jumper (1.0m) Division presented by Tuffrider & Equine Couture, as the pair earned a first and third place finish throughout the weekend of competition. Bruna Silva of Windermere, FL and her own Atlanta collected reserve champion honors in the division.

Silva returned to take top accolades in the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Classic presented by Tuffrider & Equine Couture aboard Atlanta, as the pair finished with three time faults in the jump-off round, crossing through the timers in 52.256 seconds. Cristina Santini of Winter Garden, FL and her own Capitol G rode to a second place finish with a time of 45.567 seconds and four faults, while Helena Vasconcelos of Davie, FL and her own Chakira rounded out the top three, collecting four faults and crossing through the timers in 47.807 seconds.

The Child Jumper (1.10m) Division saw Tanja Koshnick of Loxahatchee, FL and her own Hybur Star ride to victory, taking the class with a jump-off time of 40.068 seconds. Cyntha Screnci of Boca Raton, FL and her own Vichy took second place, adding four faults to their jump-off time of 39.154 seconds.

Carlo Graziani of Loxahatchee, FL and his own Erato M rose to the top of the Level 6 Jumper Division as the pair accumulated two first place finishes and a fifth place to capture top honors. Mariano Posada of Wellington, FL and Quite Capitol 3, owned by Two Swans Farm, took the reserve position in the division.

The Hopeful Jumper (.85m) Division was championed by Marcelo Barros of Lake Mary, FL and Ebony, owned by Helena Vasconcelos, who took the win after capturing two first place finishes. Sebastian Robayo of Jupiter, FL tied for the reserve honors aboard two mounts, Jivago, owned by Mackenzie Callahan and Sir Charles owned by Peter Lloyd.

The Low Junior/Amateur Owner Classic saw Beth Craven of Wellington, FL and her own Cantor take top honors, collecting a first place finishing with six faults and a time of 55.11 seconds. John Silva of Windemere, FL and his own Gucci de Muze took second place, while Robyn Hannigan of Celebration, FL and her Capacabana rounded out the top three.

Ki-Juan Minors of Wellington, FL and Carrera Z, owned by Lori Mattiasen, rode to victory in the Neue Schule Bits Pre-Green Hunter Division, while capturing the reserve rosette aboard Gevalia BF owned by Bridlebourne Stables LLC.

Samantha Kramig of Lake Worth, FL and her own Disclosure took the tricolor ribbon in the Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″ Division presented by Aculife, while Margaret O’Meara of Kirkland, WA and Casino, owned by Woodland Way Inc., rode to reserve honors.

Cindy Harrington of Wellington, FL and Absolute Gold, owned by Piper Oren, finished atop the Child/Adult Hunter Division presented by UHealth Ear Institute, while Samantha Kramig of Lake Worth, FL and Little Printz took reserve.

The Short Stirrup Hunter Division presented by Palm Beach Riding Academy saw Myca Harris of Wellington, FL and her own Sandro Reuben take championship accolades, while Abby Eidelman of Wellington, FL and Rosmel’s Blue Jazz, owned by Palm Beach Riding Academy, earned the reserve championship for their efforts throughout the weekend.

Competition at PBIEC continues with the start of ESP Summer III on Friday, August 26, which will continue through Sunday, August 21. The entirety of the 2016 ESP Summer Series will conclude on Sunday, October 2. For more information on PBIEC and to see a full list of results, please visit www.pbiec.com.