Mark Bluman bests the field aboard Arcange De L’arc at Friday’s $10,000 Pilates Rocks 1.40m Open Stake
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Wellington, FL – November 19, 2019 – Last weekend, the ESP Fall Series came to a conclusion with the ESP Pre-Charity show held from November 15 – 17 at the main grounds of Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Santiago Lambre of Mexico secured the blue ribbon of Sunday’s $25,000 Pilates Rocks Grand Prix aboard his exceptional mount, Doloris after completing the jump-off in 44.862 seconds. Hector Florentino of the Dominican Republic and Carjo Z, owned by Scott Head, flew through the timers in just 44.875 seconds with four faults to claim second place. Rounding out the top three champions was Theo Genn of Lebanon, OH with Chaccomo 11, owned by Bridlebourne Stables, LLC, once they stopped the clock at 47.812 seconds with four faults.
Sunday’s feature class was designed by Hector Loyola. A total of 23 pairs contested the first track, while only four competitors returned for the jump-off. “I think only four clear [riders] is a good number for how many were in the class total,” Lambre commented after his win. “And the course was quite technical this week, especially that last line, so I think that’s what got several horses with the rails. The footing feels really good, and it was a great improvement for the horses ahead of the winter season.”
Lambre won this weekend’s feature class with his 2008 Dutch Warmblood mare, Doloris, who had great success this summer season: “This year she has won everything! In Tryon, New York, Michigan, she’s always competitive and has been going really well the last few months.” The popular pair will continue to reside in Wellington, FL through the ESP Holiday Series and into the new year for the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival.
On Friday, the $10,000 Pilates Rocks 1.40m Open Stake was bested by Mark Bluman of Colombia and his mount Arcange De L’arc after completing the jump-off in 42.229 seconds. Taking second place was Santiago Lambre of Mexico aboard his Doloris with a 44.084-second jump-off. Todd Minikus of Lake Worth, FL rode his Juju VDM to a third-place finish after completing the jump-off in 48.332 seconds.
Olivia Parr of Houston, TX rode Falco Van De Noordhoek, owned by Pinecone Farm, LLC, to victory in the $1,500 M&S Children’s Jumper Classic, presented by Score At The Top after a 41.767-second jump-off and four faults. Stopping the timers in 50.168 seconds with four faults added was Daniel Kerins of Wellington, FL and WKD Tokyo to take home second place. Gabriella Curry of Plantation, FL claimed the yellow ribbon after her 72.668-second performance aboard Alex Jayne’s Chaviana.
The $1,500 M&S Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Score At The Top named Melissa Welker of Midway, KY champion with her entry, Stairway To The Stars, following their 47.699-second jump-off with four faults. Lily Alice Foregger of Waterbury, VT and Caramel, owned by Elizabeth Hinckley, were awarded second place after they completed the jump-off in 47.778 seconds and four faults. Owner/rider Kathleen Gannon-Ledsome of Wellington, FL piloted Hailey AD Z to third upon completion of a 79.021-second jump-off with two faults.
Shai Tertner of Miami, FL and his Tycoon D’Argences captured the $2,500 Equiline Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic after crossing through the timers in 42.454 seconds. Jean Van Gysel of France rode Agathe Van Gysel’s Duc Des Tourelles Z to second place in 45.205 seconds, while John Silva of Windemere, FL and his entry, Laffan took home third place with a 46.619-second jump-off and eight faults added.
Caitlyn Connors of Media, PA piloted Don’t Worry Z of Caitlyn Connors, LLC to victory in the $2,500 Equiline Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic after completing the jump-off in just 39.634 seconds, while Carolina Drummond of Brazil and Joules VD Hooghoeve took second with 43.781 seconds on the clock. Claiming third was Maria Brugal of the Dominican Republic and her entry, Crack The Shadows with a 39.576-second jump-off and four faults.
The $250 CCTV Agent .85m saw Bianca Dunham of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Jivago, owned by Mackenzie Callahan, take home the blue ribbon after completing the second round in 39.148 seconds. Izabella Barrett of Loxahatchee, FL and Zachary Yariv’s ADC Quantas LV Z claimed the red ribbon in 40.803 seconds, while Lauren Inderbitzin of Miami, FL rode to third place aboard her Captain Cuddles after a 43.215-second jump-off.
Alexa Curry of Plantation, FL captured top honors in the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by French Horse Exports last Sunday aboard her mount, Zanziboy after besting 10 other competitors with a jump-off time of 36.95 seconds. Flying through the timers at 37.212 seconds was Victoria Ibanez of Pinecrest, FL and her entry, Tannin’s Adara for a second-place finish. Madison Staiano of Lakeland, FL rode Cetidem, owned by Florida Sporthorse, to third after stopping the clock at 42.568 seconds.
The Semican 1.20m Jumper class was bested by Matthew Sassmannshausen of St. Charles, IL with Jenni’s Chance, owned by Melissa Wight, after a jump-off lasting 73.662 seconds. Selcuk Koksalan of Turkey rode his mount, Flintstone to a second-place victory after only taking 75.05 seconds to complete the course, while Samantha Wight of Aspen, CO and Melissa Wight’s Conbelleza clinched third place with a 75.62-second jump-off.
Tricia Baar of Wellington, FL and Big Girls Don’t Cry, owned by Rodney Bross, championed the Pure Wellness Adult Amateur Hunter division, while Karen Bruce of Lewisville, NC aboard her entry, Out of Vogue took reserve.
The champion ribbon in the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center Children’s Hunter division was awarded to Lillie Parr of Marshall, TX and Pinecone Farm, LLC’s Sunset Drive, while Kingsley Dey of Kailua, HI rode Portofino, owned by Lucky Dey Farm, to reserve.
Faith Schuttemeyer of Boca Raton, FL piloted Mr. Snuffleupagus, owned by Emily Stowe, to champion honors in The Wanderers Club Children’s Pony Hunter division, while Liv Stralman of Tampa, FL claimed reserve aboard her Sugar Fix.
Hayley Iannotti of Boca Raton, FL and Jenna George’s Vincent took home the champion ribbon in the Triple Crown Nutrition Green Hunter 3’ & 3’3” division last weekend, while Kristen Collins of Flower Mound, TX rode Endgame, owned by Candor Sales LLC, for reserve.
The #1 Education Place Junior 3’3” & 3’6” division was championed by Sophia Studd of Wellington, FL with her entry, Angelica Bird, while Sophia Ibanez of Pinecrest, FL and her mount, Casino captured reserve.
The Pilates Rocks Low Adult Hunter division crowned Joan Ehrhart of Wellington, FL and Escara, owned by Esme Hendrickson, champion, while Nanci Africk of Weston, FL took home reserve with her entry, Taken.
Lauren Bialy of Davie, FL aboard her mount, Billboard captured the champion honors in the Low Children’s Hunter division, while KEQ, LLC’s Charm City was piloted by Karma Jackson of Aiken, SC to reserve.
The Ag Maintenance Modified Hunter division was swept by Katie Giddings of Boca Raton, FL who claimed champion aboard Avery Eichel’s Emjoi and reserve riding Orpen Horses’ Mister Cruise.
Missy Yoder of Palm Beach Gardens, FL rode Too Much Fun to victory in the Vita Flex Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3” & 3’3” division, while Sherri Geddes of Jacksonville, FL and Geddaway Farm’s Bella Vida claimed the reserve ribbon.
Sherri Geddes of Jacksonville, FL and Geddaway Farm’s Bella Vida returned to the winner’s circle to claim the champion title in the Gold Coast Feed Performance Hunter 3’3” division, while Molly Sewell of Wellington, FL rode Lissa Bachner’s Meridian to reserve.
Demsi Cason of Jupiter, FL and Just Because, owned by Doris Leventhal, clinched the championship title in the Dover Saddlery Large Pony Hunter division, while Katie Giddings of Boca Raton, FL claimed the reserve title aboard Jayden Rivas’ Silver White Winters.
The USHJA Hunter 2’ division named Olivia Ferro of South Hadley, MA and Quixotic, owned by Linda Evans & Orion Farm, champion after their beautiful performance on Saturday, while Nancy Batchelor of Miami Beach, FL rode her Con Couer to a reserve finish.
Kristin Berian of Lighthouse Point, FL claimed top honors in the USHJA Hunter 2’6” division aboard Sharon Reiss’ Antonio, while Megan Edrick Wexler of Ocala, FL rode Blue Moon, owned by Golden Oaks Farm, LLC, to reserve.
The Platinum Performance USHJA Hunter 2’9” division saw Penny Lombardo of Loxahatchee, FL take home the top ribbon with Crissy Whetstone’s Czech Ride, while Megan Edrick Wexler of Ocala, FL returned to retrieve the reserve champion ribbon with her mount, Colcetto.
With the conclusion of the ESP Fall Series, exhibitors can enjoy the SFHJA Charity Show this week, November 20 – 24, before the ESP Holiday Series begins on November 27. Click here to view the 2019 ESP Holiday Series Prize List.
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