For Immediate Release
Wellington, FL – June 6, 2018 – Competition resumed at Equestrian Village at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) on Friday, June 1, with the start of the 2018 ESP Summer Series. The week welcomed USEF “A” National hunter competition and USEF Level 2 jumper opportunities, and saw a victory for German Camargo of Loxahatchee, FL in the highlight class of the week, the $5,000 DeNiroBootCo Welcome Stake.
|German Camargo and Centurio|
Camargo jumped through fast track timers in 48.608 seconds to claim the first place aboard his own mount, Centurio. The course, designed by Hector Loyola of Wellington, FL, saw fifteen combinations contest the first round and welcomed back four to the jump-off. Second place was captured by Samantha Senft of Wellington, FL, riding Nayel Nassar’s Desperado, completing the jump-off round in 52.008 seconds, but added four faults. Third place went to Carlo Graziani of Loxahatchee, FL, and his own Erato M, rounding out the top three in 52.335 seconds and with four added faults.
Sara White of Pinecrest, FL, was the winner of the $1,5000 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic riding A Travolta owned by Lucky Ventures, LLC, who completed their jump-off time in 44.515 seconds. The red rosette was awarded to Dawson Ritchey of Lighthouse Point, FL, and Rafale de L’Ior after completing their round in 47.591 seconds and with one added fault. Elliana Schulties of Jupiter, FL, and Rapidash owned by Hailey Royce, rounded out the top three, achieving a jump-off time of 37.765 seconds with four faults.
The $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic was championed by Reese Madden of Deerfield Beach, FL, and Acetto du Lys, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, finishing the jump-off track in 38.679 seconds. Lexi Smylie of Jupiter, FL, and Bowers Cone, LLC’s VIP Quality Royale captured second place with a jump-off time of 43.48 seconds. Erin Ecclestone of Boca Raton, FL, picked up third place in the class, piloting SF Equestrian Investments LLC’s own Believe with a time of 45.449 seconds.
The $250 .85m Jumper Classic saw Caitlyn J, owned by Forget Me Not Farm and piloted by Mia Green of Del Ray Beach, FL, take top honors after the pair stopped the jump-off timers in 41.897 seconds. Marsha Chambers of Loxahatchee, FL, and her own Hiro took second place with a time of 49.903 seconds and three added faults, ahead of Jaxon Alvarez of Wellington, FL, and his own Peregrino, collecting third place with a jump-off time of 43.896 seconds and four faults.
The $1,500 NAL Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic was championed by Helen Kirbo of Tallahassee, FL, riding her own Cylandra, who finished the jump-off in 42.992 seconds. Second place went to Ava Hoffman of North Palm Beach, FL, and Farina van’t Meyershof, owned by Maarten Huygens, who rode through jump-off timers in 44.756 seconds. Third place was captured by Reese Madden of Deerfield Beach, FL and Acetto du Lys, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, concluding their jump-off in 46.227 seconds.
The $500 Pony Hunter Classic saw Lauren Gee of Valdosta, GA, riding Vienna, owned by Team Weston, LLC, take top honors. Reserve champion was awarded to Cecelia Perry of North Venice, FL, and Elegance, owned by GC Ponies.
Jane Herman of Stuart, FL, and Ominous, owned by Herman, championed the USHJA Hunter 2′ & 2’6″ Division ahead of Laurie Stevens of Boca Raton, FL, who guided her own Santiago to reserve.
The Palm Beach Riding Academy Short Stirrup Equitation Opportunity Division saw Carsyn Korotkin of Wellington, FL, and Maggie May, owned by Stoney Ridge Farm, LLC, rise to the top of the division. Addison Buetel of Wellington, FL, and Quicksilver Big Easy, owned by Buetel, captured reserve champion honors for their efforts in the division.
Lyda Denney of Wellington, FL, was awarded champion of the Pilates Rock Low Adult Hunter Division aboard her own winning mount Lubeck. Reserve champion was presented to Vanessa Adams of West Palm Beach, FL, and Rushin’, owned by Casey Mangini.
The ESP Summer Series will resume on Friday, June 8-10 with ESP Summer II and will offer USEF “A” National hunter classes and USEF Level 2 jumper competition. The Series will continue through the summer months, and is set to finish on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Equestrian Village, located at 13500 South Shore Boulevard in Wellington, FL.
For more information on PBIEC and the ESP Summer Series, please visit www.pbiec.com.
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