Katy, Texas – February 21, 2020
The jumper divisions wrapped up today with many championships awarded and a big payday for Tom Foley, winner of the $10,000 1.25 meter classic on Carel Van Donerden, owned by Andrew Kocher.
Foley, a native of Ireland, has been showing in Texas since November with great success. Carel Van Donderen was imported six months ago, and has only been with Foley for two weeks. “He’s a really nice horse and while he’s not yet ready for the Grand Prix here, he did do some 2* Grand Prix classes in Europe before we got him.”
Foley will be showing three of his other horses in tonight’s $100,000 Great Southwest Grand Prix. Check tomorrow’s Plaid Horse for coverage of that class.
A Sparrow Flies, owned by Abigail Driscoll and ridden by Celine Myers brought home the tri color in the 1.0 meter jumpers.
Graceland’s Lilliput owned by Peggy Moore was champion 1.05 meter jumper.
The 1.15 meter champion was Mr. DJ ridden by Alwaleed Alrashid and owned by Royal Sport horses.
Darby Pease and Cumbaya W were Champion in the 1.20 Meter jumper division. Augustin Walch is the owner.
The champion in the 1.25 meter jumpers was Ghianti, owned by DS Holdings, LLC and ridden by Whitney Labrie.
Lucid ridden Karianna Knezevich and owned by Rachel Head was champion in the 1.30 meter jumpers.
Coleen Acosta and Himini, owned by Evalyn Grace, LLC. Were awarded the championship in the 1.35 meter division.
Cassandra ridden by Trapp O’Neal was the champion in the 1.40 division for owner Luccirelli International, LLC.
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