Mandy Porter, Sophie Simpson and Misti Cassar Secure Top Honors in the Jumper Ring
Temecula, Calif. – July 6, 2020 – Hunter/jumper competitors at Galway Downs celebrated the Fourth of July weekend with the conclusion of the second week of Nilforushan Equisport Events‘ Temecula Valley National Summer Series, presented by Interactive Mortgage, which ran from June 30 – July 4. The competition was explosive all week as riders vied for their chance at the champion title in multiple jumper divisions, with names such as Mandy Porter, Sophie Simpson and Misti Cassar coming out on top, among others. Friday afternoon served as the jumper highlight when Mavis Spencer made her long-awaited return to the Grand Prix ring following a two-year hiatus, but that didn’t hold her back as she and Con Calle claimed the lion’s share of the prize money after laying down a speedy jump-off round to claim victory in the $25,000 Jet Pets Grand Prix.
$10,000 Equ Lifestyle Boutique 1.40m Welcome Speed
$5,000 Spyglass Hill 1.35m Speed Challenge
$5,000 Two Hearts Equine Boutique 1.20m Jumper Classic
$5,000 Voltaire Design Junior/Amateur-Owner/Amateur Jumper High 1.45m Classic
$2,500 EquiFit Junior/Amateur-Owner/Amateur Jumper Medium 1.35m Classic
$1,500 Ogilvy Equestrian Junior/Amateur-Owner/Amateur Jumper Low 1.25m Classic
Rolo Carries Augusta Iwasaki to Victory in $10,000 Interactive Mortgage USHJA International Hunter Derby in Temecula
Shiloh Roseboom, Anna Moellenhoff, Savannah Jenkins and Sarah Cline Claim Feature Classes
The second week of the Temecula Valley National Summer Series, presented by Interactive Mortgage and hosted by Nilforushan Equisports Events, saw hunter riders shining bright leading up to and over the holiday weekend, including those who celebrated Independence Day early with a bang during Thursday’s $10,000 Interactive Mortgage USHJA International Hunter Derby. The competition was fierce, but it was young Augusta Iwasaki who would deliver two high-scoring rounds aboard Ariya Nathu’s Rolo to earn a final score of 375 and the title of champion in week two’s spotlight hunter class. Rounding out the top finishers were Clea Caddel and Spyglass Hill’s Cornelensky, who would earn a final score of 363 to claim the second-place honors, while Kate Conover rode Gabrielle Sokolow’s Incandescent to third place overall on a cumulative score of 359.
$5,000 NEE Hunter Derby
$5,000 Antarès Sellier NEE Hunter/Jumper Team Challenge
$500 Pony Suds Child/Adult Hunter Derby