Wellington, FL – October 15, 2019 – The ESP Fall Series launched this past weekend at Equestrian Village with National A and Jumper 3* competition. Celebrating the victory in Sunday’s feature class, the $10,000 Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 1.40m Open Stake, was Diego Perez Bilbao of Wellington, FL and his entry, Helios after galloping through the jump-off timers with a clear round in 37.976 seconds.
Alejandro Karolyi of Wellington, FL had success in the class as well, capturing second place aboard Monica Carrera’s Lincourt Gino with a final time of 39.226 seconds and clinching third with Karolyi Showjumping Inc.’s Venitienne after a 39.634-second jump-off. Following close behind Karolyi with a jump-off speed of 39.88 seconds was Taylor St Jacques of Glen Allen, VA, who rode her Qantar Des Etisses to a fourth place finish overall in Sunday’s competition. Rounding out the top positions was Juan Hidalgo and Baltazar De Tivoli, owned by Cavalli Reale Stables, after they completed the second round in 44.07 seconds.
Andrew Christiansen designed the 1.40m course, challenging a total of 19 competitors, of which only six pairs completed the first round without faults. “I think the course was fair,” commented winner Diego Perez Bilbao. “It was very fair considering the number of horses that we had in the class and the level of the class for sure.” Bilbao just returned to the Wellington area after traveling quite a bit this summer: “We were up in New York for a couple of months, and then we went to Tryon and Kentucky, and now here, so all around.” Bilbao plans to remain in Florida for the rest of the ESP Fall Series and will be competing with Helios at WEF in 2020.
Earlier on Sunday, seven horse-and-rider combinations competed in the Semican 1.20m Jumper class, which ultimately named Alejandro Karolyi champion after his 55.643-second performance with Monica Carrera’s Arena Du Pachis E T. Claiming the red ribbon was Francesca Damasceno of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Maidensway’s Watermill Time, stopping the timers at 56.028 seconds. Marshall Shear of Wellington, FL rode Primero to third place once they completed round one in 65.248 seconds.
Another popular class on Sunday was the $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Score At The Top. Besting the field of 10 entries, was Kelsey Cruciotti of Bluffdale, UT and Tosca, owned by Pony Lane Farm, finishing the jump-off in 41.626 seconds and four faults. Jill Winters of Lake Worth, FL rode her mount, Sterling Un Prince to second place after completing round one in 78.386 seconds and with one fault added to their final score. Receiving the yellow ribbon after a 79.902-second round and two faults was Carlota Goyeneche of Weston, FL and Shiraz Creative Solero De Grasset, owned by Shai Tertner.
Trinity Beitler of Coconut Creek, FL piloted Coconut, owned by Eagle Valley Partners, LLC, to top honors in the $1,700 Equiline Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, clocking a 45.363-second jump-off. Speeding through the timers in 47.782 seconds and with two faults was Emmanuelle Greenberg of Boca Raton, FL and Tempo Royal, owned by Pumpkin’s Patch Farm, LLC. Greenberg also claimed third place aboard Iomare De L’esku, owned by Pumpkin’s Patch Farm, LLC, after a jump-off time of 46.31 seconds and five faults.
The $1,700 Equiline Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic named Anne “Daisy” Foregger of Waterbury Center, VT and Cordina, owned by Elizabeth Hinckley, champion after they flew through the timers in 43.56 seconds. Lily Alice Foregger of Waterbury, VT aboard her Balestha took home the red ribbon, completing the track in 47.621 seconds and with 10 faults. Amalie Hoerdum of Powder Springs, GA rode her entry, Gørklintgard’s Diarano to a third-place finish after a 56.721-second course and 19 faults added to their score.
The $1,500 Low Adult Jumper Classic presented by French Horse Exports saw Cameron Morris of Wellington, FL take home the blue ribbon, riding Empire Equestrian, LLC’s Sun Cat with a 30.265-second jump-off, while Lori Sawyer-Lyons of SW Ranches, FL and her entry, La Scala finished the jump-off in 31.497 seconds to claim second place. Quick Quanta was piloted by Nerea Lazaro of Miami, FL to a third-place finish after the pair completed the jump-off in 32.428 seconds.
Alexa Curry of Plantation, FL aboard her Zanziboy clinched the top position in the $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper Classic presented by French Horse Exports, with a fast jump-off time of just 27.399 seconds. Annie Soper of West Palm Beach, FL followed close behind in 32.339 seconds riding Cara Cheska’s Charlotte, while Isabella Baricelli of Doral, FL piloted Dos Lunas Detroit, owned by Juan Hidalgo, to third in 35.287 seconds.
The $250 CCTV Agent .85m Classic awarded the blue ribbon to Brandy Rivas of West Palm Beach, FL and All My Pennies, owned by Katie Giddings, upon completion of their 30.445-second jump-off round. Savanna Pinder of Plantation, FL aboard Esmeralda DMC, owned by Darren Chiacchia, claimed second place after flying through the timers in 38.752. With a 36-83-second jump-off and four faults, Carole David of Wellington, FL took home the yellow ribbon, riding Bertrand Legriffon’s Hurricane.
Jesse Berg of Palm Beach Gardens, FL claimed victory in the M&S Children’s Pony Medal aboard Carriage Hill Farm’s Fashion Scho, while Hannah Randolph of Wellington, FL and her Twinkle Toes captured second place. Hershey’s Kisses piloted owner, Raffaella Agnelli of Coral Gables, FL to a third-place finish.
The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Children’s/Adult Hunter division named Jacqueline Freni of Weston, FL and Dakota, owned by Keren Halperin-Guy champion, while Jennifer Magee of Wellington, FL and Cashmere, owned by Richard Schechter, claimed the reserve ribbon.
Loxahatchee, FL native, Ashley Briggs rode her Harbor Walk to the championship title in the Junior Hunter 3’6″/Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″ division presented by #1 Education Place. Lissa Bachner of Wellington, FL took home reserve aboard her entry, Meridian.
Lucille Allegre of Windemere, FL and her mount, Evinok championed the Ag Maintenance Modified Hunter division, while Isabella Dean of Boca Raton, FL rode her Never Ben Better to reserve position.
The Dover Saddlery Large Pony Hunter division awarded Alexandra Lynn Willner of Ft. Lauderdale, FL the champion ribbon aboard Emma Vandenhouten’s Spiderman, while Riley McKesson of Wellington, FL and Minted claimed reserve champion.
Lily Epstein of Coral Gables, FL rode her mount, Deja Blue to victory in the Dover Saddlery Medium Pony Hunter division, while Rachel Nichols of Jupiter, FL and her mount, Quicksilver Crescendo clinched the reserve ribbon.
Claiming the champion title in the Dover Saddlery Small Pony Hunter division was Arabella Navab of Southampton, NY and Megan Winborne’s Tiara, while Lily Epstein returned to the winner’s circle riding Isaid, owned by Megan D’Amico, for reserve.
Lucille Allegre of Windemere, FL and her mount, Evinok also had great success in the USHJA Hunter 2’3” division claiming top honors, while Isabella Dean of Boca Raton, FL rode her Never Ben Better to another reserve finish.
The USHJA Hunter 2’6” division crowned Molly Sewell of Wellington, FL champion aboard Lucky Dey Farm’s Bentley, while Annette Friend of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and her entry Casual Water took home reserve.
Molly Sewell piloted Iverness, owned by Leslie Campbell, to champion placement in the USHJA Hunter 2’9” & 3’ division presented by Pure Wellness, while Meredith Gallagher of Haines City, FL rode Charisma, owned by Michelle Mintz, to reserve.
The ESP Fall Series will continue with more Hunter and Jumper action this Friday, October 18 with ESP Fall II. Click here to view the 2019 ESP Fall Prize List.
To view full results of the $10,000 Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 1.40m Open Stake, click here.
To learn more about the ESP Fall Series and PBIEC, please visit www.pbiec.com.
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