For Immediate Release
Wellington, FL – June 13, 2018 – The ESP Summer Series continued last week at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) featuring ESP Summer II competition. The weekend saw a win secured by Wellington, FL, native Selcuk Koksalan in the $5,000 DeNiroBootCo Welcome Stake, the highlight class of the week.
Koksalan and his own Quincy 137 bested the class of 19 horse-and-rider combinations, clinching the blue ribbon after crossing through fast-track timers. The second-place finisher Samantha Senft of Wellington, FL, rode the Morgan Hill Partners owned Desperado around the course designed by Andy Christiansen of Wellington, FL. Third place was awarded to Andres Soto of West Palm Beach, FL, and Isabel Sanchez’s Cento Per Cento CG.
Selcuk Koksalan and Quincy 137 in their award presentation ceremony with Riccardo Dugini, manager of the US DeNiro BootCo operations.
The ESP Summer Series will break for the month of July and will resume on Friday, August 17, continuing through August 19, with the restart of the series offering USEF “A” National hunter classes and USEF Level 2 jumper competition. The ESP Summer Series is set to finish on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Equestrian Village.
Hunter and Jumper Highlights
Sydney Myers of Plantation, FL, and Cotswold Classic, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, rode to victory in the $250 .85m Classic after completing their jump-off trip in 32.297 seconds ahead of Gabriella Curry of Plantation, FL, and her own Zyou, who took second with a time of 35.148 seconds. Laura Latuszynski of Wellington, FL, and After Party, owned by Latuszynski, earned third place after riding to a jump-off time of 37.457 seconds.
The $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic saw Olivia Otto of Delray Beach, FL, and Lorenzo, owned by Otto, take first place, stopping the jump-off timers in 38.46 seconds. Dawson Ritchey of Lighthouse Point, FL, and Rafale de L’Oir, owned by Ritchey, took home second place after finishing the track in 39.105 seconds. Mille Staff of Pompano Beach, FL, scooped up third place aboard Consentida, finishing with a time of 39.706 seconds.
Alexandra Willner of Boca Raton, FL, took home champion honors of the $500 Pony Hunter Classic, earning 144 aboard winning mount Ishadow, owned by Buckwild Farm, LLC. Reserve champion was also presented to Willner, and Buckwild Farm, LLC’s Upcountry Emoji, earning a 142. Third place was rounded out by Cecelia Perry of North Venice, FL, and Elle Gibbs Nominee, who scored a 135.
Samantha Senft of Wellington, FL, and Farandi, owned by Senft, finished atop the $1,000 Triple Crown Nutrition USHJA 3′ & 3’3″ Green Incentive ahead of Shannon Dickinson of Bradenton, FL, who collected reserve champion with Central Park, owned by Mary Eufemia. Dickinson also clinched third aboard Stacey Vertullo’s My Way.
The $500 M&S/NAL Adult/Children’s Hunter Classic sponsored by UHealth saw Ella Bostwick of Wellington, FL, and Fariella FLF, owned by Linda Sommers, take the championship on a score of 161, ahead of Madison Ramsey of Palm Harbor, FL, and Kevin Eufemia’s Clever, who secured reserve champion honors with a 90. Third place went to Esther Cusnir of Davie, FL, and her own Code Black, riding to a 77.
Taylor Brooks of Clearwater, FL, and Lennox, owned by Brooks, secured champion honors in the Adult Equitation Division, while Kristin McCuin of Lake Worth, FL, and Sandalwood Farms Gold Coin were awarded with reserve champion.
Sterling Malnik of Ocean Ridge, FL, rode the Savannah Strasberg owned entry Star Bound’s Everyday Love to top honors in the Green Pony Hunter Division, with reserve champion honors awarded to Tampa, FL, resident Madelyn Scharf aboard her own Cloud Nine.
The Large Pony Hunter Division saw Alexandra Willner of Boca Raton, FL, and Buckwild Farm LLC’s Upcountry Emoji finish atop the division, with Madelyn Scharf and her own Cloud Nine claiming the reserve champion title.
Colette Brille of New York, NY, and Plumbago were named champion in the Modified Hunter Division for owner Charles Moorcroft, while Jane Herman of Stuart, FL, and her own Ominous claimed reserve champion in the Modified Hunter Division.
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Photo Credit ©Nina Barr/PBIEC. These photos may only be used once in relation to this press release.