Mavis Spencer Returns to Winning Ways in $25,000 Jet Pets Grand Prix

Mavis Spencer and Con Calle. All photos by Captured Moment Photography

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

Mandy Porter and WT Ca Pow!

$5,000 Spyglass Hill 1.35m Speed Challenge

Sophie Simpson and A Picasso De Vie

$5,000 Two Hearts Equine Boutique 1.20m Jumper Classic

Misti Cassar and The Points Guy

$5,000 Voltaire Design Junior/Amateur-Owner/Amateur Jumper High 1.45m Classic

Zoe Brown and Valiant

$2,500 EquiFit Junior/Amateur-Owner/Amateur Jumper Medium 1.35m Classic

Nicholas Choi and Grand Desert

$1,500 Ogilvy Equestrian Junior/Amateur-Owner/Amateur Jumper Low 1.25m Classic

Lauren Breach and Carnac 219

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

Augusta Iwasaki and Rolo

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

Savannah Jenkins and Cassaland

$5,000 Antarès Sellier NEE Hunter/Jumper Team Challenge

Shiloh Roseboom on Venice and Anna Moellenhoff on Chemas

$500 Pony Suds Child/Adult Hunter Derby

Sarah Cline and Instantly