Danielle Goldstein and Lizziemary. Photo © Sportfot.
Wellington, FL – February 23, 2019 – Making their mark in the second five-star event of the circuit were Danielle Goldstein (ISR) and Lizziemary, who topped the $391,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, February 23, at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).
There were 37 entries in the five-star grand prix, and six were clear and moved on to the jump-off over a course designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio (USA).
Jeff Gogul and Jackie MacDonald Take Home Victories in $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
WEF hosted the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Friday, February 22. Rings 11 and 12 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center were combined to allow course designer Robert McGregor room for a larger track with more options. The derby was split into two categories — professional and junior/amateur — that each offered $10,000 in prize money and saw over 30 horse-and-rider combinations contest each section.
Jeff Gogul secured the win in the professional section aboard Roaring Brook LLC’s Counselor, while Jackie MacDonald bested the field in the junior/amateur section with Jennifer MacDonald’s Chalk Hill.
Chloe Schmidt and Dramatic TF Win Ariat National Adult Medal
Fourteen adult equitation riders contested the course in the FarmVet Ring in hopes of returning to test for the Ariat National Adult Medal. With a first round score of 82 and a flawless test, Chloe Schmidt of Ridgefield, CT captured the win aboard the seven-year-old Holsteiner mare (Cunningham x Luo-Luo), Dramatic TF.
Of the 14 original competitors, four were asked to return: Isabella Lombardo, Taylor Blackburn, Meghan Knapic, and Schmidt. Those that returned to test were asked to canter the first fence, counter-canter the second fence, canter fence seven, hand-gallop fence eight, and then exit the ring at a walk to demonstrate consistency and control of the horse.
For full results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.