For Immediate Release
Wellington, FL – September 24, 2019 – The ESP Florida State Fall competition concluded this Sunday with the $10,000 Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake at Equestrian Village. Roberto Daza of Royal Palm Beach, FL rode Brownie And Cream to the top of the leaderboard in this Sunday’s feature class, after crossing through the jump-off timers in 44.599 seconds with eight total faults. Pablo Barrios of Wellington, FL and his mount, Elana 22 followed close behind with eight faults and a 46.079-second jump-off to claim second place. Rounding out the top three with 51.831 seconds on the clock and eight faults was Alejandro Karolyo of Wellington, FL aboard Monica Carrera’s Bobbi Ciulino.
Hector Loyola designed the track this weekend, building a solid course for the large turnout of 25 competitors to contest. While only the top three champions completed the first round with zero faults, Samuel Parot also had some luck with the course. The Wellington, FL local was awarded both second place aboard his entry, Buga Z after their 76.186-second, four-fault round, and third place with his Bahira S upon completion of the course in 77.207 seconds and with four faults.
The $1,500 M&S Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Classic presented by Dover Saddlery saw 12 total trips, with Molly Athey of Enid, OK claiming the blue ribbon after a 45.685-second jump-off aboard Siboney Ranch’s Gold Lux. Sydney Kahle of Jupiter, FL rode Aruba ISF, owned by Peter Lloyd, to a second-place victory once crossing through the timers in 46.562 seconds, while Gabriella Curry of Plantation, FL and Chaviana, owned by Alex Jayne, took third after a 44.704-second jump-off and eight faults added to their score.
Lucy Rappoport of Surfside, FL took home the champion position in the CCTV Agent $250 .85m Jumper Classic after her successful 30.309-second round aboard Queen Athena. Jeanine Thompson of Palm Beach Gardens, FL rode The Winter Soldier, owned by Sophia Thompson, to second place in 33.565 seconds. Owner/Rider Bridget Lee of Coral Gables, FL claimed third with Love Me BD once they completed the jump-off in 36.881 seconds.
Claire Arnold of Orlando, FL piloted Zamba to victory in the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Classic presented by French Horse Exports with a 35.017-second round and four faults, while Alexa Curry of Plantation, FL and her Zanziboy finished in second place after crossing through the timers in 62.261 seconds and four faults added to their score.
The 1.20m Semican High Schooling Jumper competition was bested by Francesca Damasceno of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Maidensway’s Watermill Time with a 57.606-second round. Manuel Fernandez Hache of Wellington, FL claimed second place aboard Stakkatora, owned by Aristides Fernandez Zucco, in a time of 66.543 seconds, while Alexia Thermiotis of Southwest Ranchs, FL jumped Orlando 267 to a third-place finish after they finished the round in 67.45 seconds.
Over in the Hunter arena, the $500 Pony Hunter Classic saw Alexandra Lynn Willner of Ft. Lauderdale, FL pilot Emma Vandenhouten’s Spiderman to victory with a final score of 168. Finishing in second place with a final score of 161 was Lily Epstein of Coral Gables, FL and her mount, Deja Blue. Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL rode On Your Mark, owned by Sweet Oak Farm, to the third-place position after receiving a total score of 159.
The Vita Flex Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3” division was championed by Ashley Briggs of Loxahatchee, FL and her mount, Harbor Walk, while Kathleen Cohn of Ocala, FL rode Cool Shoes for reserve.
Lindsey Tomeu of Wellington, FL riding Statement, owned by Popish Farms, LLC, rose to the top of the leaderboard in the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Child/Adult Hunter division, while Sara Ballinger of Marion, OH came in reserve position aboard Lakeshore, owned by Arose Farms, LLC.
Boynton Beach, FL native, Cecelia Perry rode Woldberg’s Bochelli, owned by Melissa Burns, to a championship victory in the Wanderers Club Children’s Pony Hunter division, while Riley McKesson of Wellington, FL and her mount High Tops took home reserve.
The blue ribbon in the Triple Crown Nutrition Green Hunter 3’ division went to Chrystal Knight of Wellington, FL with Leah Patipa’s entry In Luck, while Lexy Reed of Wellington, FL piloted Specialist, owned by Keri Kampsen, to reserve champion.
Jessica Kuehnle of Ireland and Oboras Cardo, owned by Michael Mildner, championed the Triple Crown Nutrition Green Hunter 3’3” division, while Lexy Reed returned to the winner’s circle to take reserve aboard Littlewood, LLC’s Livin’ The Dream.
The #1 Education Place Junior Hunter 3’3” division named Emma Vandenhouten of Plantation, FL champion with her mount Decision Made, while Alexandra Lyn Willner of Ft. Lauderdale, FL claimed reserve riding Pure Imagination, owned by Emma Vandenhouten.
Rachel Nichols of Jupiter, FL took home top honors in the Pilates Rocks Low Child/Adult Hunter division aboard Renee Eddy’s Tuxedo Royale, while Anabella Cottone of Davie, FL captioned reserve with her mount Aurora.
Alexandra Lyn Willner of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Emma Vandenhouten’s Spiderman returned for another champion victory in the Score At The Top Large Pony Hunter division, while Riley McKesson of Wellington, FL aboard Minted took reserve.
The Score At The Top Medium Pony Hunter division saw Lily Epstein of Coral Gables, FL best the competition riding her Deja Blue, while Olivia Sweetnam of Wellington, FL took home reserve riding On Your Mark, owned by Sweet Oak Farm.
The Score At The Top Small Pony Hunter division also awarded Lily Epstein the champion ribbon, this time aboard Isaid, owned by Megan D’Amico, while Allison Coleman of Wellington, FL and Smoke Tree Starlet claimed reserve champion honors.
Kelsey Duffy of PBTD Ruffian, FL and Little Brook Farms, Inc’s Good Question claimed champion in the USHJA Hunter 2’3”, 2’9 & 3’ division presented by Marshall & Sterling, while Junior XX was piloted by Wendy Maylin of Wellington, FL to the reserve position.
The ESP Summer Series, hosted at Equestrian Village, will wrap up on Sunday, September 29 with the Rita & Irish Memorial competition. Click here to view the 2019 ESP Summer Prize List. The ESP Fall Series will follow, beginning on Friday, October 11 at Equestrian Village. Click here to view the 2019 ESP Fall Prize List.
To view full results of the Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake, please click here.
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