For Immediate Release
Kim Beaudoin for PBIEC
Wellington, FL – January 3, 2018 – It was another successful week of competition for Emanuel Andrade of Wellington, FL, during ESP New Years competition at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), as the young talent scored another major win, this time in the $30,000 UHealth Grand Prix. Andrade piloted his own Bon Jovi and raced to complete the fast track in 43.353 seconds to best the class.
|Emanuel Andrade and Bon Jovi|
The course, designed by Hector Loyola of Wellington, FL, welcomed back six of the original twenty-four entries to the jump-off. Alejandro Karolyi of Wellington, FL, rode Lincourt Gino, owned by Monica Carrera, to second place after a jump-off time of 45.546 seconds. Third place went to Alexis Trosch of Wellington, FL, and his own Cantara Z, after crossing through timers in 45.978 seconds.
The ESP Holiday Series will continue with the final week of top hunter, jumper, and equitation competition this week, concluding on Sunday, January 7, before the start of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) on Wednesday, January 10, through Sunday, April 1.
The $10,000 UHealth Open Stake Class saw Alex Granato of Wellington, FL, and Beorn, owned by Moyer Farm, LLC, finish atop the class after crossing through the jump-off timers in 35.775 seconds. Emanuel Andrade and Garinco Van De Lijsaerd, owned by Andrade, collected second place with a time of 37.199 seconds. Lauren Tisbo of Wellington, FL, and Tequestrian Farms, LLC’s Jeleena De Muze, finished in third place after securing a finish in 38.282 seconds.
|Alex Granato and Beorn|
The $1,500 Low Children’s Jumper Classic saw Ellen Mollerus of Larchmont, NY, and Joan Mollerus’ Corona 120 take first place with a jump-off time of 39.772 seconds, while Charlotte Matthews of Bayville, NY, and Sagamore Farm’s Castellina Della Caccia finished in second place with a time of 44.477 seconds. Eva Harris of Wellington, FL, and Harkopp Farm’s Showtime De Pleville rounded out the top three with a time of 44.497 seconds.
|Alex Granato and Beorn in their presentation ceremony with Bjorn Herman of MD of the University of Miami Health.|
The $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by Accuhorsemat saw Taylor Kraft of Frenchtown, NJ, and Tracey Howe’s Cosmopolite S ride to top honors in the class after finishing their jump-off track in 40.109 seconds. Chloe Wilkenfeld of Bedford, NY, and Vrai Diams Palatie, owned by Limelight Farm, took second place after stopping the clock in 40.628 seconds. Sarah Tredennick of Wellington, FL, and her own Annwood Lane secured third place with a time of 40.628 seconds.
|James Chawke and Benjamin|
Laura E Southard of Mount Dora, FL, rode to victory aboard her own Duft 27, in the $1,500 Low Adult Jumper Classic after stopping the jump-off timers in 41.932 seconds. Chole Friedheim of Pennington, NJ, and Choper Enterprises, LLC’s Jazir took second place with a time of 44.594 seconds. Jennifer Evancic of Versailles, KY, and her own Loguestown earned third place after a jump-off time of 45.096 seconds with eight faults.
The $5,000 Martha Jolicoeur Douglas Elliman 1.35m Stake saw James Chawke of Ireland and Renee Walker’s Benjamin take first place with a jump-off time of 39.781 seconds, while Carlos Quinones of Wellington, FL, and Michelle Navarro-Grau’s Tazman collected second place with a time of 40.836 seconds. Coco Fath of Fairfield, CT, collected third place with Hillside Farm LLC’s Cohbanta, after finishing with a time of 41.541 seconds around the short course.
|James Chawke and Benjamin in their presentation ceremony with ring master Steve Rector and Martha Jolicoeur.|
The $2,500 NAL Low Junior Jumper Classic was won by Emma Seving of Newton Square, PA, and her own Easy Money, after crossing through jump-off timers in 42.495 seconds. Dylan Laiken of Wellington, FL, and Show Show, owned by Alex Jayne, collected second place with a time of 40.528 seconds with a an additional four faults. Zachary Yariv of Wellington, FL, and his own In Style, finished in third place after finishing in 45.038 seconds and a rail.
The $2,500 Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic saw Brianne Link of East Islip, NY, and her own Bilbao finish atop the class as the fastest combination contesting the jump-off with a time of 40.028 seconds. Sabrina Lefebvre of Terrebonne, QC, and her own Alaska earned second place after completing the short course in 41.083 seconds. Emma Cullen of West Berwyn, PA, and 3 Sea’s, LLC’s Grandy De Laubry, finished in third place after stopping the timers in 41.824 seconds.
Hannah Isop of Pawlings, NY, and Tracy Freels’ Red Ryder finished atop the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Jennifer Bliss of Loxahatchee, FL, and Harris Hill Farm LLC’s Sugarman captured second place. Third place honors were presented to Kim Barone of Watertown, MN, aboard Cynthia Bulwicz’s Cyril.
Meghan Knapic of Blue Point, NY, was awarded champion of the ESP Hunter 3’3″ Division aboard her winning mount was Most Likely. Reserve champion was presented to David Oliynyk of Franklin, MA, and Generous, owned by Lori Gaudet.
|Hannah Isop and Red Ryder in their presentation ceremony with ring master
Sandra Ferrell of Bernville, PA, and Dapper, owned by Stephanie Bulger, were champions of the Triple Crown Nutrition Green Hunter 3’3″ Division, while reserve champion was awarded to Chris Ewanouski, riding Atta Boy, owned by Geoffrey Sutton.
The #1 Education Place Junior Hunter 15 and Under Division saw Sam Walker of Nobleton, ON, riding Bocelli, owned by Karen Macdonald take top divisional honors. Reserve champion was awarded to Isha Swani of Ponte Verda Beach, FL, and Park Place, owned by Shadowfax Equestrian LLC.
The Gold Coast Feed Performance Hunter 3’3″ Division saw Alyssa Bokor of Williamsville, NY, and Candid, owned by Jordan Allen, rise to the top of the division with several consistent performances. Jennifer Bauersachs of Frenchtown, NJ, and New Addition, owned by Spring Hill Farm, captured reserve champion honors for their efforts in the division.
Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL, and Mr. Magoo, owned by Sweet Oak Farm, finished atop the Score At The Top Small Pony Hunter Division ahead of Clara Propp of New York, NY, collected reserve champion with Benlea Mizzou, owned by Aquitaine Equine.
Competition will resume at PBIEC on Wednesday, January 3, with the final week of the ESP Holiday Series, featuring the ESP Holiday Finale continuing through Sunday, January 7. For more information please visit www.pbiec.com.
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