I Adermie R 4 Gives Vale Wings in CSI3* 1.45m Speed at Winter Spectacular 9

Aaron Vale & I Adermie R 4. Photo courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography.

Edited Press Release

The opening day of Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) CSI3* competition at World Equestrian Center – Ocala opened with a heartfelt victory for Aaron Vale (USA) and I Adermie R 4 (Den Ham Blue R x Namelus R) owned by Lori Osterstock in the $40,000 1.45m CSI3* Speed.

The morning of the class, I Adermie R 4’s owner Lori Osterstock passed away after fighting a long battle with cancer.

Aaron Vale & I Adermie R 4 winning the $40,000 1.45m CSI3* Speed. Photo courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography.

“It’s been an emotional day for everyone at the barn,” Vale expressed. “While I was on course with I Adermie R 4 I got jumped loose through the last combination and I think Lori pushed me back on. She was my guardian angel and flew with us through that course today.”

When Vale entered the arena aboard I Adermie R 4, he was sitting first aboard his other mount Cristo Beech, owned by Alise Carrico and Thinks Like A Horse. Vale and the 12-year-old AES gelding by It’s the Business x Cantero navigated a seamless round early in the order to set the pace at 63.67 seconds. “I was a hair wide from two to three on ‘Cristo’ which maybe left a little crack of the door open, but I felt like he had a super round,” Vale said.

“On ‘Adermie’ I was a bit more aggressive and caught the first fence coming forward. I think that was the difference,” he added. “She is a little bit of a smaller-strided horse, so when everyone does seven, the horse with the smaller stride is faster. Then I caught the wall on a really nice angle.”

Aaron Vale & I Adermie R 4 accepting their first-place award. Photo courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography.

Vale and the ten-year-old KPWN mare flew through the timers in 62.64 seconds to claim the first place spot.

“As always, there was fresh material out in the arena. The jumps today were so beautiful – the prettiest I have ever seen in America and anywhere I have been in the world,” Vale said. “It’s fabulous the way they are able to keep new jumps coming to keep the ring a bit fresh for the horses that continuously show here. All of my horses were incredible today and rose to the occasion. I know Lori was cheering me on the entire time.”

Vale held the first and second place position until Canada’s Jacqueline Steffens Daly and Cat Ninja owned by Eye Candy Jumpers entered down the ramp into the WEC Grand Arena. Daly and the 15-year-old KWPN mare (VDL Zirocco Blue x Corland) gave a stellar effort in 63.47 seconds to slide into second and bump Cristo Beech to third.

Santiago Lambre & Casey in the $6,000 1.40m CSI3* Speed. Photo courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography.

The $6,000 1.40m CSI3* Speed was the first international class of the day as seven different nations were represented over Alan Wade’s (IRL) opening speed track. Olympian Santiago Lambre (BRA) piloted his own Casey (Cartani 4 x Grannus) ahead of 32 entries for the first victory of the week.

“It was a perfect course for an opening class,” Lambre said. “Many riders enter this class to give their horses a chance in the ring and have a nice school. Casey has been in this arena many times, so I was able to take some inside turns and go quick, but I didn’t want to do anything too crazy.”

Final Results: $40,000 1.45m CSI3* Speed

1 I Adermie R 4: 2013 KWPN mare by Den Ham Blue R x Namelus R
Aaron Vale (USA), Lori Osterstock: 0/62.64

2 Cart Ninja: 2008 KWPN mare by VDL Zirocco Blue x Corland
Jacqueline Steffens Daly (CAN), Eye Candy Jumpers: 0/63.47

3 Cristo Beech: 2011 Warmblood gelding by Its The Business x Cantero
Aaron Vale (USA), Alise Carrico & Thinks Like A Horse: 0/63.67

4 Quirado RC: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Quinar Z x San Patrignano Corrado
Richard Spooner (USA), Show Jumping Syndications International: 0/63.78

5 Jiselle NS: 2014 mare by Balou Du Rouet x Voltaire Pref
McKayla Langmeier (USA), Linda Langmeier: 0/63.92

6 Margriet De Mariposa: 2012 Belgian Warmblood mare by Nabab De Rev x For Pleasure
Sarah Jeanne Scheiring (USA), Bellwyn Farm LLC: 0/65.06

7 Bull Run’s Prince Of Peace: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Cardenio x Contender
Kristen Vanderveen (USA), Bull Run Jumpers Six, LLC: 0/65.69

8 Obi Wan: 2012 Oldenburg gelding by Centadel x Continue
Aaron Vale (USA), Thinkslikeahorse x Alison Register: 0/65.72

9 Wellington Grey Goose: 2011 Warmblood mare by Corlensky
Rowan Willis (AUS), Rowan Willis: 0/65.80

10 Excellent B: 2009 KWPN gelding by Berlin x Heartbreaker
Nicole Walker (CAN), Nicole Walker: 0/67.19

11 Coquelicot VH Heuvelland Z: 2012 Zangersheide stallion by Catoki x Cassini II
Sean Jobin (CAN), Foxridge Farms Stables: 0/67.39

12 Hollywood De Rase Z: 2012 Zangersheide gelding by Hoegie Van’t Bergske x Triomphe De Muze
Angela Covert (CAN), Angela Covert: 0/69.44

Final Results: $6,000 1.40m CSI3* Speed

1 Casey: 2010 Hanoverian mare by Cartani 4 x Grannus
Santiago Lambre (BRA), Santiago Lambre: 0/60.89

2 It’s The Senator 111: 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Der Senaat 111 x Ohio Van De Padenborre
Peter Petschenig (AUT), Peter Petschenig: 0/65.16

3 Luis P: 2009 Deutsches Sportpferd gelding by Böckmann’s Lord Pezi x Cheenook
Chloe Reid (USA), Live Oak Plantation: 0/65.22

Show Jumping fans can enjoy wall-to-wall livestreaming of the event courtesy of ClipMyHorse.tv.

Photos courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography.

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