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Samuel Parot Strikes Again to Win $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3*

Samuel Parot and Dubai ©TIEC/Natalie Suto.

Mill Spring, NC – October 14, 2021 – Samuel Parot (CHI) claimed his second Welcome Stake win in a row, blazing around the short course in 40.273 seconds with Dubai to dominate the $37,000 Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake CSI 3* at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC). Jonathan McCrea (USA) and Fantasy BB, Windsor Show Stables’ 2010 Dutch Warmblood mare (Cardento 933 x Labor’s VDL Indorado), stopped the timers in 40.928 seconds for reserve, while Heather Caristo Williams (USA) piloted Celtic Hero BZ to third place on a time of 41.715 seconds with the 2012 Zangersheide stallion (Calikot Hero x Nissan Caretano Z) owned by Holly Caristo.

Parot was one of four pairs to challenge the Michel Vaillancourt (CAN) course design after 54 horse-and-rider pairs navigated the first round of competition. Last to go, Parot knew that tight turns combined with his horse’s scope would be the winning combination:

“The horse is not so fast, but he has big scope,” Parot said of the 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Cardento 933 x Kastello) he owns in partnership with Soffia Renato. “I think I won the class when I turned to the last combination. I turned very [sharply] – for him, this is no problem. I did the same on the other turn. I did one more stride in the last line, but I turned very tight. That was my strategy.”

Vaillancourt set a formidable combination late in the course, which caught many riders out and narrowed the field significantly ahead of the second round. “The course was very difficult, with only four clear,” Parot recapped. “The time [allowed] was normal, but the last line was very, very difficult for all the riders. My horse who won today has a lot of experience, and I know he has a lot of scope. In the last line, most of the horses were getting tired – my horse has scope for days! I’m so happy with him.”

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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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Samuel Parot and Bahira S Win Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake at ESP Summer III

Samuel Parot and Bahira S. ©Anne Gittens Photography.

Wellington, FL – August 28, 2019 – ESP Summer III competition wrapped up this past weekend with the $10,000 Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake at Equestrian Village. After 12 of the total 25 entries returned for the jump-off, Samuel Parot of Wellington, FL aboard his mount Bahira S clinched the win with a time of 43.704 seconds. Diego Perez Bilbao of Wellington, FL and Orso Del Terriccio, owned by Victoria Vargas D’agostino, followed close behind in 44.393 seconds to claim second place, while another fellow Wellington, FL native, Nataly Leibovitz, finished in third riding her own Alaia Gold Z with a jump-off time of 45.933 seconds.

Hector Loyola designed Sunday’s course, which saw 12 combinations qualify for the second round. Besides the top three champions, two more combinations finished with double clear rounds — Joao Eduardo Ferreira De Carvalho of Delray Beach, FL with Karina Rocha Mello’s entry, Lamina Van’t Gelutt Z, in 46.075 seconds, and Tanimara Macari of Mexico, FL with her mount, Cassinette, in 48.077 seconds.

To view full results of the $10,000 Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake, please click here.

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Samuel Parot and Bahira S Claim $25,000 Main Street Insurance Grand Prix Win at TIEC

Samuel Parot and Bahira S ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – June 22, 2019 – Samuel Parot (Wellington, FL) and Bahira S sped to a swift time of 42.176 seconds in the jump-off to secure the $25,000 Main Street Insurance Grand Prix at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Sarah Bagworth (Toronto, ON) and her own Malou, a 2004 Swedish Warmblood mare (Maloubet de Pleville x Carthago), took second place with a short-course performance of 46.766 seconds, while David O’Brien (Lexington, KY) and Kir Royal SCF, a Belgian Warmblood gelding (Amaretto D’arco x Nabab de Reve) owned by Spy Coast Farm, claimed third-place honors finishing in 40.821.

The course designed by Keith Bollotte (Lake Lure, NC) saw 35 entries attempt the first-round track with nine pairs returning for the jump-off round. Parot and his own 2010 Oldenburg mare (Balou du Rouet x Unknown) was the only pair to navigate the short course without any faults.

“This is this horse’s [Bahira S] first time jumping at the Grand Prix level, so she is very new,” commented Parot. “She is young, [only] 8 years old. She is very careful and very fast; it makes me very happy!”

In the past few weeks, Parot has had success competing at TIEC on a few of his other mounts as well. “For me, it is the best show in the United States!” Parot exclaimed. “The people are fantastic. The atmosphere is fantastic. The show is fantastic. Everything is good.”

For full results from the $25,000 Main Street Insurance Grand Prix, click here.

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

Samuel Parot and Atlantis Dash to Top of $35,000 The Fit Equestrian Spring II Grand Prix

Samuel Parot and Atlantis. Photo Credit ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – April 17, 2019 – Samuel Parot of Wellington, FL and his longtime partner Atlantis finished atop the leaderboard in the $35,000 The Fit Equestrian Spring II Grand Prix at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) after completing their jump-off round in 35.42 seconds, two full seconds ahead of second place finisher Erynn Ballard of Tottenham, Ontario and her mount Judge Hof Ter Zeedycke, owned by Skymaster, LLC, who stopped the timers in 37.808 seconds. Paul O’Shea of Wellington, FL and Skara Glen’s Chancelloress, owned by Skara Glen Stables, captured third place with a jump-off time of 41.592 seconds.

The class saw a total of 27 entries contest the course designed by Ana Catalina Harris Cruz (MEX) in the International Arena, while only nine combinations qualified for the jump-off round. Paul O’Shea piloted both of his mounts to a double clear effort on the day, while three combinations added four faults to their jump-off round.

Samuel Parot and Atlantis have picked up numerous national and international victories around the world and are considered to be one of the faster combinations when entered together. Parot, who competes internationally for Chile, has been a mainstay on the circuit in Wellington, FL for the past few years.

“The course was very nice. It rode well and was good for us,” said Parot. “The jump-off was fast and there were some times that I thought I could go faster, which helped us secure the win.”

Parot travels internationally during the season, but calls Wellington, FL home during the winter circuit and has enjoyed a successful season. He elaborated, “My horses have gone well here and I think that the post season classes are good for my horses. Atlantis is very fast, so I wanted to try and go for the win in the jump-off.”

Todd Minikus and Amex Z Claim Top Honors in $25,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix

The $25,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Grand Prix saw Todd Minikus of Lake Worth, FL ride to victory aboard Amex Z, owned by Bit By Bit Group, after the pair toured the short course in 34.484 seconds. Margie Engle and mount USA Normande, owned by Paillot Equestrian & Gladewinds Farm, Inc., finished just two-hundredths of a second behind Minikus, stopping the timers in 34.492 seconds. Fabio Leivas da Costa and Randon Pleasure, owned by Bonne Chance Farm LLC, secured third place with a final jump-off time of 36.025 seconds.

The class featured 43 entries and a small, quick jump-off with only five pairs qualifying for the second round. Each of the five combinations in the jump-off completed the track with no additional faults. Minikus also finished in eighth place with Calvalou on a single time fault.

For full results from the $35,000 The Fit Equestrian Spring II Grand Prix, click here.

For full results from the $25,000 Wellington Agricultural Services Spring Grand Prix, click here.

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Samuel Parot and Atlantis Win $209,000 Grand Prix CSIO4* at WEF

Samuel Parot and Atlantis. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – March 3, 2019 – The final day of week 8 at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival featured the $209,000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, presented by Lugano Diamonds. With just two in the jump-off, it was Samuel Parot (CHI) and Atlantis who found the key to victory at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL.

The $209,000 Grand Prix CSIO4*, presented by Lugano Diamonds, was the culmination of a week of international competition. Forty-three entries contested a course set by Steve Stephens (USA), but only two were clear to advance to the jump-off.

Allison Coleman and Alexa Elle Lignelli Victorious in Medium Pony Hunters 

Thirty ponies guided by fierce young riders took to Ring 11 on Sunday for the final day of competition in the Medium Pony Hunters during Week 8 of the 2019 WEF. The division was held in a California split format due to the large amount of entries and therefore crowned both a Section A and Section B champion. On a total of 30 points, the Section A champion title was awarded to Allison Coleman and Radiance, while Alexa Elle Lignelli earned 26 points to become the Section B champion with Fox Creek’s Curious George.

Coleman piloted her own 11-year-old Connemara mare to two first place ribbons, a second, and a third and said that she feels the mare’s consistency is what helps her to come out on top.

Lignelli was paired with the Lignelli Family’s 12-year-old Half Welsh gelding (Trefaestaran x Mayon Princess) and was hot on Coleman’s heels with ribbons of one first, two seconds, and a third.

For full results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.

Samuel Parot Scores Opening Day Victory at Week 6 of WEF

Samuel Parot and Atlantis. Photo © Sportfot.

Wellington, FL – February 13, 2019 – The sixth week of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) kicked off on Wednesday, February 13, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL. Riding to the top spot of the $36,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m was Samuel Parot (CHI) and his own Atlantis.

Due to inclement weather, jumper competition at Equestrian Village was moved from the grass derby field to the sand Global International Arena on Wednesday. There were 41 entries in the $36,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m, which was held in a modified power and speed format, where all riders continue on to the second speed phase of the course. This week’s course designer for FEI jumper classes is Ana Catalina Harris (MEX).

Parot went first in the class on Thriller P, and he was able to find the path to victory with his second mount in the class, Atlantis. They sped around the second phase of the course in just 19.84 seconds, the only combination to break the 20-second barrier.

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Parot Conquers $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2*

Samuel Parot and Atlantis. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – October 7, 2018 – The first week of fall competition concluded on Sunday, October 7 at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), after Samuel Parot (CHI) and his own Atlantis claimed the only faultless round of the afternoon in the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 2*. The Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport has become a schedule staple for Parot, who frequents the venue through the summer months as well.

Blazing through first round timers in 80.37 seconds Parot and the 2003 Zangersheide stallion (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L) received exclusive praise for maneuvering the day’s Peter Grant (CAN) designed course with ease. “The horse was really good this week,” commented Parot. “On Thursday in the Welcome, he was clear with only one rail in the jump-off, but very fast. Last night in the Grand Prix I rode very poorly, so today I am so happy for the win.”

Of the course, Parot noted that it looked to be an easy ride, but proved the majority of its contenders wrong. “The courses for the week have appeared to be somewhat easy, but they have all turned out to be very technical. They have been good for the horses and more complex for the riders.”

Celso Ariani (BRA) and Ricardo Romero’s 2009 Belgian Warmblood stallion Janari Ter Dolen, took second place honors after crossing through timers in 84.34 seconds and with four faults. Third place went to Ireland’s David Blake, piloting Pine Hollow Farm’s Keoki, a 2009 Holsteiner (Catoki x Cassini I), to a time of 86.84 and with four added faults.

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Parot Jumps to Success during Conclusion of Tryon Spring V CSI 3*

Samuel Parot and Quick du Pottier. Photo Credit ©Sportfot.

Mill Spring, NC – June 3, 2018 – Chile’s Samuel Parot concluded competition at Tryon Spring V on a high note, guiding his own 2004 Selle Francais gelding Quick du Pottier (Hurlevent de Breka x Silnette de Menell) to a first place victory on the Derby Field at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in the $35,000 1.45m Sunday Classic CSI 3*.

Parot piloted his mount across the fast track in 39.44 seconds, besting more than 25 combinations and riding more than two seconds ahead of second place pair Aaron Vale (USA) and Cassevel, a 2007 Holsteiner gelding (Cassini II x Quidam de Revel) owned by Hays Investment Corp., who claimed the red rosette after a jump-off time of 41.57 seconds. Third place honors were awarded to Manuel Torres (COL) aboard Santa Catalina Farm’s Alejandro, a 2009 Rheinlander gelding (Acorado’s Ass x Continue), who rode through timers in 41.7 seconds.

Parot and the gelding have been competing at the FEI level together since 2016 and have notched several top finishes at the venue. Of his turnout for the day’s class, Parot explained, “This horse has a lot of experience out on the grass. I’ve taken him out on it a lot in Europe at shows over there. It’s easy for him to come out here. This footing is fantastic.”

The duo competed throughout the course of the week, placing fifth in the $35,000 1.50m Welcome Stake CSI 3*, after riding to the fastest jump-off time of 33.505 seconds, but adding four faults to their score.

“He jumped out here the first day and we had a fast jump-off, but knocked a rail,” exclaimed Parot. “Yesterday he competed in the Grand Prix, but had two down very quickly, so I retired him to save him for today. That was the right choice and today he was fantastic.”

Parot plans to continue on with competition next week during the CSI 4*, and will stay at the venue until the end of July. He concluded, “For the summer I will stay here and then I will figure it out from there!”

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Samuel Parot and VDL Aberlino Ride to Blue in ESP Pre-Charity $25,000 Grand Prix

Samuel Parot and VDL Aberlino. Photo Credit PBIEC and ©AnneGittinsPhotography.

Wellington, FL – November 20, 2017 – The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) hosted another successful weekend of competition during the 2017 ESP Pre-Charity Show, from November 17 through November 19 at The Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. Samuel Parot of Wellington, FL and his own VDL Aberlino took top honors in the $25,000 Pre-Charity Grand Prix, after the duo finished their jump-off time in 37.56 seconds.

Theo Genn of Lebanon, OH guided Dirocco Blue, owned by Eduardo Leon, to second place in the $25,000 Pre-Charity Grand Prix, after contesting the course designed by Jasen Shelly of Wellington, FL and returning for the jump-off, finishing in 39.231 seconds. Genn also took third place aboard Van Gogh, owned by Wilhelm and Patty Genn, completing the jump-off track in 37.443 seconds, adding four faults to their final score.

Earlier in the week, the $10,000 TackNRider Stakes Class was championed by Pablo Barrios of Wellington, FL and Zara Leandra, owned by Barrios, who topped the class with a short-track time of 38.32 seconds. Cian McDermott of Wellington, FL and Newcastle, owned by Therese Bentley, collected second place with a jump-off time of 38.586 seconds. Third place honors went to Alejandro Karolyi of Wellington, FL aboard Willow, owned by Amalaya Investments, stopping timers in 39.912 seconds.

The $1,500 NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic saw Kelsey Donahoe of Ocala, FL and her own Dutch ride to victory as they finished their jump-off time in 43.328 seconds. Doris Neyra of Miami Beach, FL and Vodka Cruiser, owned by Castlewood Farm and Alan Korotkin, finished in second place with a time of 43.722, ahead of Drew Quagliano piloting Carlos 455, owned by Rosiano Farm, stopping jump-off timers in 44.839 seconds.

Tanner Korotkin of Wellington, FL won the $2,500 Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic aboard Castlewood Farm Inc.’s Boris III, after stopping the jump-off timers at 33.744 seconds. Second place was earned by Caroline Donnally of Wellington, FL aboard her own Reve Du Razzy, finishing with a jump-off time of 31.67 seconds and four faults. Siena Vasan of Boca Raton, FL took third place with Arvid, owned by Palm Ponies LLC, on a jump-off time of 36.558 seconds, and also adding eight faults to their score.

The $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic awarded first place to Abigail Princz of Weston, FL and her own Florentina HF, after completing the jump-off in 40.943 seconds. Olivia Otto of Delray Beach, FL rode her own Lorenzo to second place with a jump-off time of 41.792 seconds. Third place was captured by Charlotte Morse of New York, NY and Grant Road Partners LLC’s Zaza Harvey, finishing the jump-off in 46.448 seconds.

The $1,500 Accuhorsemat Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Jumper Classic was won by Madeline Lezotte of Wellington, FL aboard Lennox 324, owned by Samantha Senft, with a jump-off time of 44.925 seconds. Second place saw Julia Strawbridge of West Grove, PA riding her own C’est La Vie complete the jump-off in 48.391 seconds to finish in the top two. Third place went to Isabel Ernst of Vero Beach, FL aboard Belle Nuit, after a jump-off round that stopped the timers in 41.458 seconds and after four faults.

Tricia Barr of Wellington, FL and Big Girls Don’t Cry, owned by Rodney Bross, captured top honors in the Adult Amateur Hunter Division, while Chelsea Maida of Citra, FL and Idol, owned by Kelsey Donahoe, were presented with the division’s reserve championship honors.

The Equitation Adult Amateur Division saw Alexandra Davidson of New York, NY and Tyruso victorious in the division, taking champion honors ahead of Misty Pleiness of Ada, MI and Valor Z, who earned reserve champion honors.

The Low Adult Hunter Division saw Barry Carragher of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Roc Du Triomphe take the divisional championship ahead of Lisa Berger of Parkland, FL piloting Chloe, owned by East Wind Farms, LLC, who finished in reserve.

The Short Stirrup Hunter Division saw Rilee Strelec of Jupiter, FL and Hidden Springs Lucky Charm, owned by Strelec, take top honors after their consistent performances.

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