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Bertram Allen and Pacino Amiro Soar to Victory in $37k Adequan WEF Challenge Cup Round 2

Bertram Allen and Pacino Amiro. © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – It was a winning Friday afternoon for Ireland’s Bertram Allen who piloted the talented nine-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Pacino Amiro to a top finish on Thursday, January 21, in the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 2 at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

Dominic Gibbs and Cent 15 Earn a Victory in the Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search 2*

The Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search 2* took place on Friday morning in Ring 6 with 26 riders competing for the top honors. In the end, Dominic Gibbs and Mountain King Ranch LLC’s Cent 15 impressed the judges in both the over fences and flat phases of the class to take home the blue ribbon.

Gibbs, of Colorado Springs, CO, has become a popular name to watch for in the equitation classes with his partner Cent 15. The pair is going into their third WEF season together under the tutelage of Beacon Hill Show Stables.

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

A Winning Birthday for Sydney Shulman and Azilis Du Mesnil in $6k Douglas Elliman FEI 1.45m Jumpers

Sydney Shulman and Azilis Du Mesnil. © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – Sydney Shulman (ISR) turned 26 years old in style with a win aboard Azilis Du Mesnil on the Derby Field at Equestrian Village on Thursday, January 21, as CSI3* competition gets underway at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

Scott Stewart and Love Note Receive Top Honors in the Green Hunter 3’9”

On Thursday, 12 horse-and-rider combinations competed for the tricolor ribbon in the Green Hunter 3’9”, sponsored by Equine Tack & Nutritionals. After two competitive days of showing, Scott Stewart and Richard Prant’s Love Note earned the championship title. The duo received a first, two seconds, third, and fourth place ribbons.

Stewart, of Wellington, FL, has had the ride on Love Note for three years. The pair has shown twice this season and has taken home a championship ribbon both times.

“I showed him as a first year horse pretty regularly, and last year we showed a couple times and he was very good,” Stewart explained. “He primarily does the Amateur-Owner Hunters with his owner, Nancy Hooker.”

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Hilary McNerney and Singuletto Take Top Honors in the $30,000 Pilates Rocks Grand Prix

Hilary McNerney and Singuletto. © Sportfot.

January 17, 2021 – Wellington, FL – Hilary McNerney (USA) flew to the top of the podium aboard Singuletto in the $30,000 Pilates Rocks Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, January 17, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) to close out 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) competition for the week.

Tessa Downey Pilots Symbolic to the Large Junior Hunter 3’6” 15 and Under Championship

Competition in the Rost Arena began on Sunday morning with the Large Junior Hunter 3’6” 15 and Under division. Tessa Downey aboard Symbolic earned the tricolor ribbon with first, second, and third-place ribbons.

Downey, of Houston, TX, recently began leasing Symbolic from owner Bella Kay. The new partnership, trained by PJP Farm, has only shown together twice, but they are already proving to be a pair to watch out for.

“He is actually owned by one of my mother’s closest friends and was with Beacon Hill Show Stables before,” commented Downey of the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Carenzo. “I love his color. He is always so shiny, and he has such a great personality too!”

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Beezie Madden and Breitling LS Win $137k Wellington Regional Medical Center Grand Prix CSI3*

Beezie Madden and Breitling LS. © Sportfot.

January 16, 2021 – Wellington, FL – In the first international grand prix of the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) circuit, U.S. Olympic team gold medalist Beezie Madden and Abigail Wexner’s Breitling LS won the $137,000 Wellington Regional Medical Center Grand Prix CSI3* on Saturday, January 16, at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

There were 44 entries in the grand prix, competing over a course set by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA) and Andy Christiansen Jr. (ECU) consisting of 13 numbered obstacles. Just three were able to find the clear path to the jump-off in the first of four grand prix events under the lights for the 2021 circuit.

Alexander Goet Pilots Calvanos to the Win in the Bruno Delgrange Palm Beach Adult Medal

Nineteen equitation riders entered the South Ring on Saturday to compete for the top prize in the Bruno Delgrange Palm Beach Adult Medal. After a first round course and a flat phase, Alexander Goet, of Delmar, NY, rode his own Calvanos to the blue ribbon.

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Lillie Keenan and Agana Van Het Gerendal Z Win $37k Adequan WEF Challenge Cup Round 1

Lillie Keenan and Agana Van Het Gerendal Z. © Sportfot.

January 14, 2021 – Wellington, FL – Fierce competition was on display in the $37,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Round 1 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), with Lillie Keenan (USA) and Agana Van Het Gerendal Z besting a field of 73 combinations on Thursday, January 14.

Victoria Colvin and Acclaim Earn the Tricolor Ribbon in the Green Conformation Hunters

The Green Conformation Hunter division wrapped up on Thursday in the E. R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring with the crowning of the champion. Victoria Colvin rode Parker Peacock’s Acclaim to top honors in the division, with three firsts, a second, a third, and a fourth-place finish.

Colvin has only partnered with Acclaim for a month, which is also how long the gelding has been a hunter. This week marked Acclaim’s first time showing in a hunter division, which did not stop the pair from rising to the top of the class.

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

McLain Ward and Catoki Soar to Victory in the $75,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix

McLain Ward (USA) and Catoki © Sportfot.

January 10, 2021 – Wellington, FL – McLain Ward (USA) capped off the first week of competition with top honors on Sunday, January 10, in the $75,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Ward and Catoki topped four speedy entries with the only double clear effort of the day to claim the title.

Chris Brown Rides Rebel to the Tricolor Ribbon in the Adult Amateur Hunter Older Section B

On the final day of competition for the WEF Premiere Week, the Marshall & Sterling Adult Amateur Hunter Older Section B wrapped up in the E. R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring. Chris Brown piloted his own Rebel to the championship with two firsts, two seconds, and a sixth-place ribbon.

Brown, of Boynton Beach, FL, purchased Rebel last year and has been developing his relationship with the gelding since. The pair trains with Kimberly Stewart and GlenWillow Farm.

“He’s got his own personality. He is a spoiled brat and wants attention all the time,” said Brown of the eight-year-old Canadian Warmblood by Bon Balou. “That’s what makes him a great show horse because he is a little bit of a fighter and he wants to always do well.”

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

IHSA Board of Directors Votes to Cancel 2021 Postseason

Photo by Nicole Sullivan.

Gladys, Va. – Jan. 9, 2021 –The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) board of director members convened virtually Jan. 6-8 for their bi-annual meeting. Among the tallied votes on multiple topics, the decision was determined to cancel the 2021 IHSA postseason, specifically Hunter Seat Zone Finals, Western Semi-Finals, and the National Championship Horse Show, due to COVID-19.

“With the ongoing pandemic and numbers on the rise, the board voted with the safety and well-being of the membership in mind,” said Peter Cashman, IHSA executive director. “We understand how disappointing it is to membership, many who have been unable to compete this academic year.”

Cashman noted the board has been listening to the leadership of its 400-plus member colleges and universities who continue to be challenged with making tough decisions regarding students’ return to campus, participation in sports, and travel restrictions.

“It’s a large organization with 10,000 members,” Cashman said. “The board has agonized over this situation that has forced us to decide to cancel the IHSA postseason for the second consecutive year. We look forward with the hopes that the vaccine will prevent the spread and allow the country to relax restrictions and allow the schools to resume competition in the fall.”

The board announced that the IHSA would offer two online horse shows through DigitalHorseShow.com during the spring semester. The Inaugural IHSA Online Horse Show was successfully held during the 2020 fall semester, providing an opportunity for those members and teams who continue to ride and practice to compete across the membership. The spring events will again be open to all IHSA undergraduate and alumni members and will include a horsemanship element. Show dates and prize lists will be available soon.

For more information, go to IHSAinc.com or contact media@IHSAinc.com.

Erynn Ballard Scores Again in $25,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Classic

Erynn Ballard and Harvester. © Sportfot.

January 9, 2021 – Wellington, FL – Erynn Ballard captured her second major win of the week on Saturday, January 9, in the $25,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Classic at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Ballard and Ilan Ferder’s Harvester were the fastest of seven in the jump-off for victory.

There were 23 entries in the $25,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Classic, and they competed over a course designed by Eric Hasbrouck (USA). Seven clear rounds advanced to the jump-off. Riding out of the fourth spot in the jump-off, Ballard and Harvester were able to speed through the short course to end up double clear in 35.765 seconds for the top place.

Julia Gildea and Tristram 7 Secure the Win in the Ariat National Adult Medal

Equitation competition began on Saturday morning with the Ariat National Adult Medal taking place in the South Ring. The class saw 27 riders and called back the top six for a test. Returning to the test in third place, Julia Gildea and Tristram 7 moved up two places to take home the blue ribbon.

Waltham, MA resident Gildea has been paired with Holly Hill Farm’s Tristram 7 since the summer. The duo trains with Holly Hill Farm, who bred the 14-year-old Holsteiner/Oldenburg gelding by Ramsey.

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Hannah Isop and Believe Rise to the Top in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Hannah Isop and Believe. © Sportfot.

At the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) on Friday, January 8, 2021, Hannah Isop and Believe captured the win in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) showgrounds.

The $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby took place in Rings 11 and 12 with 43 riders competing for the blue ribbon. In the end, Hannah Isop and Believe moved up five places in the handy round to secure the victory.

Hunter riders were first tested over a classic round, designed by Danny Moore, which consisted of 12 elements and offered four high option fences. The top 12 horse-and-rider combinations returned to show off in the handy round, which included a trot fence.

Isop, of Pawling, NY, has had the ride on Victoria Hart’s Believe for several years. “He is a complete goofball and total love in the barn,” said Isop of “Luca,” the 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding by Stolzenberg.

Dean and Dotcom d’Authuit Speed to the Win

There were 29 entries in the $2,500 Lugano Diamonds High Amateur-Owner Jumpers as the first class to start out International Arena competition on Friday morning. Contesting a power and speed course format designed by Eric Hasbrouck (USA), 10 finished the course with no faults.

The fastest over the speed portion of the course was Natalie Dean and Dotcom d’Authuit, an eight-year-old Selle Francais mare by Diamant de Semilly x Quidam de Revel. They finished the course in 30.354 seconds, almost 1.5 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Erynn Ballard and Walter White Fly High in $35k Adequan WEF Challenge Cup Premiere Round

Erynn Ballard and Walter White. © Sportfot.

January 7, 2021 – Wellington, FL – In the first week of the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), competition continued on Thursday, January 7, 2021, with the $35,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Premiere Round at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), and Erynn Ballard (CAN) riding Ilan Ferder’s Walter White sped to victory.

Thirty-seven entries went to the post in the $35,000 Adequan® WEF Challenge Cup Premiere Round over a course designed by Eric Hasbrouck (USA). There were 14 clear rounds to advance to the jump-off.

Riding out of the third spot in the jump-off, Ballard was chasing fast times set by the first two in the ring. U.S. Olympic team gold medalist McLain Ward and Poden Farms’ Kasper van het Hellehof were clear in 37.062 seconds, which would hold up for third place. Just tipping Ward was Shane Sweetnam (IRL) riding Ideal, owned by Sweet Oak Farm & Seabrook. They posted a time of 36.901 seconds, which would hold up for second place.

Holly Orlando and Fable Claim the 3’6” Green Hunter Championship

Competition in the E. R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring began on Thursday morning with Holly Orlando and Fable taking home top honors in the 3’6” Green Hunters, presented by Equine Tack and Nutritionals. The duo received a high score of 89 for a blue ribbon on the first day of the division, as well as a second-place finish in the under-saddle. They added another two second places as well as a third to their total tally.

Orlando, of Wellington, FL, is going into her third year showing James Anderson’s nine-year-old Warmblood gelding by Coupe De Alb. Anderson also takes over the reins on Fable in the 3’6” Amateur-Owner Hunters.

For more information and results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.