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.
This weekend’s 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.
Sunday’s Semican 1.20m Jumper class was bested by Amy Foster of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Persimmon, owned by LeeAnn Ablin, after they completed the jump-off in 63.912 seconds. Sebastian Robayo of Wellington, FL piloted Aruba SF, owned by Peter Lloyd, to second place in 65.985 seconds, while Zoubair Bennani of Ocala, FL took home third with Demilion, owned by Dr. Leah Garlan, after their 66.354-second jump-off.
Isabel Ernst of Vero Beach, FL rode to victory with her mount, Quinam Des Etisses in the $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Score At The Top after a fast 44.405-second round. Pordidio was piloted by owner/rider Kristen Franz of Wellington, FL to a second-place finish in 40.432 seconds and with four faults. Claiming the yellow ribbon was Sydney Kahle of Jupiter, FL and Aruba ISF, owned by Peter Lloyd, for their 71.212-second performance.
This weekend’s $1,700 Equiline Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic named Marshall Shear of Wellington, FL the champion after he and Primero completed the jump-off in 40.925 seconds. Valentina Arenas of Guatemala took home second place aboard Una Beretta, owned by Alpine Stables, LLC once they finished the second round in 43.801 seconds. Putting in a 40.825-second jump-off and four faults, was Eliana Brody of Wellington, FL riding Viking Du Perron, owned by LJB Equine LLC, to take the third position.
Miami, FL native, Rodrigo Cunha claimed both the blue and red ribbons in the $1,700 Equiline Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, completing the jump-off in 43.028 seconds VDL Hedrick and 81.169 seconds with Golden Boy. Rounding out the top three was Isabella Luiza Tafner of Sunny Isles Beach, FL aboard Conquest with a 75.965-second time in round one.
The $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by French Horse Exports saw Juliet Johansson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Viva’s Roxanna W take home the win after a speedy round was completed in just 33.806 seconds. Chloe Schlam of Plantation, FL rode Finn Again to a second-place finish in 35.45 seconds, while Audrey Lopes of Boca Raton, FL and Code Red, owned by Kristin Schuttenmeyer crossed through the timers in 39.181 seconds.
Sterling Dow of Boca Raton, FL won the $250 CCTV Agent .85m Classic aboard Zibon HC, owned by Carriage Hill Farm, after a 33.192-second performance in the jump-off. Palm Beach, FL native LeeAnn Ablin was close behind, claiming the red ribbon with her entry, Tee Time after they finished in 33.4 seconds. Kelley Levine of Coral Springs, FL and Quick Prince Z, owned by Samantha Senft, completed the podium positions with a 34.105-second jump-off.
The $500 Small Pony Hunter Classic named Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL and Clovermeade Pop Secret, owned by Jill Shulman & Sweet Oak Farm champion after a beautiful performance in the Wellington Equestrian Realty 2 ring. Lauren Studstill of Lakeland, GA and Bit of Laughter, owned by Augusta Iwasaki, also put in an excellent round to claim second, while Lauren Gee of Valdosta, GA rode Tina Turner, owned by Team Weston, LLC to a third-place finish.
Savonna Adell of Bloomfield Hills, MI and Laugh Out Loud topped the leaderboard in Sunday’s $500 Medium Pony Hunter Classic, finishing with a total score of 159. Logan Butzer of Boca Raton, FL aboard Woodland’s Talulah, owned by Ponies & Palms LLC, took home second place with a total score of 144, while third place went to Allison Coleman of Wellington, FL and Silver Point after their total score tallied to 141.
Savonna Adell continued her winning streak in the $500 Large Pony Hunter Classic, this time aboard Spellbound, owned by Ponies & Palms LLC, with a total score of 162. Turning in a final score of 158 was Alexandra Lynn Willner of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Spiderman, owned by Emma Vandenhouten, while Savonna Adell also claimed third place with her mount, Loves Me More and a total score of 157.
The Triple Crown Nutrition Green Hunter 3’ division saw Chrystal Knight of Wellington, FL and In Luck, owned by Leah Patipa, take home the tricolor ribbon, while Jayme Taylor of Windemere, FL took reserve honors aboard Napoli De Reve, owned by Margie Lamb.
The Adult Amateur Hunter division was championed by Lindsey Tomeu of Wellington, FL and E. Bleu, owned by Sweet Oak Farm, while Elena Horowitz of Wellington, FL claimed reserve aboard her Sazerac.
The Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Children’s Hunter division named Kingsley Dey of Kailua, HI and Lucky Dey Farm’s Portofino champion, while reserve champion was awarded to Emma Hechtman of Tampa, FL and her entry, To The Point.
Ariana Jewelewicz of Boca Raton, FL and Rockette, owned by Ponies & Palms Show Stables, LLC, claimed the champion title of the Wanderers Club Children’s Pony Hunter division, while Kingsley Dey rode to reserve with Lucky Dey Farm’s Anders.
The Pilates Rocks Low Adult Hunter division awarded the champion title to Cherie Shanley of Palenville, NY and High Limit, owned by Christina Plichta, while Louisa Attenborough of Manchester, MA piloted her Sweet Caroline to reserve.
The Low Children’s Hunter division saw Rachel Nichols of Jupiter, FL win the championship victory aboard Tuxedo Royale, owned by Renee Eddy, while Heidi Chase of Southwest Ranches, FL and Cindy Gerhart’s Coralie claimed reserve.
Annabelle Estime of Miami Beach, FL and Alexys Mead’s Donatalla took home top honors in the Ag Maintenance Modified Hunter division, while reserve went to Lauren Gee of Valdosta, GA with Tranquility’s OMG, owned by Lucky Farm.
Christina Plichta of Wellington, FL and Purple Lane Farm, LLC’s Kingsford bested the field in the Vita Flex Junior Hunter 3’6” & 3’3”/ Amateur Owner 3’3” division, while Ashley Briggs of Loxahatchee, FL rode her Harbor Walk to a reserve finish.
The Dover Saddlery Large Pony Hunter division named Savonna Adell champion aboard Spellbound, owned by Ponies & Palms LLC, while Riley McKesson of Wellington, FL and Minted claimed reserve champion.
Savonna Adell also rode her mount, Laugh Out Loud to victory in the Dover Saddlery Medium Pony Hunter division, while Addison Buetel of Wellington, FL and Little Brook Farms Inc’s Webster clinched the reserve ribbon.
The Sweetnams claimed the top titles in the Dover Saddlery Small Pony Hunter division, with Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL and Clovermeade Pop Secret, owned by Jill Shuman & Sweet Oak Farm, taking the champion ribbon, and Collin Sweetnam of Wellington, FL aboard Impossiblu, owned by Leighton Goldberg, receiving reserve.
Molly Sewell of Wellington, FL piloted Riley Mello’s Sholitaire to the top of the leaderboard in the USHJA Hunter 2’9” division presented by Pure Wellness, while Ashley Glica of Loxahatchee, FL rode A Southern Gentleman, owned by Palm Beach Sport Horses, LLC, to a reserve finish.
The ESP Fall Series continues this weekend with more Hunter and Jumper action beginning on Friday, October 25. ESP Fall III competition will also feature the first $25,000 Grand Prix of the season and jumper classes out on the Derby Field.
Click here to view the 2019 ESP Fall Prize List.
To view full results of the $7,000 Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 1.40m Open Stake, click here.
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