For Immediate Release
Wellington, FL – June 11, 2019 – The ESP Summer Series continues at Equestrian Village with June II competition, held Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9. Tatiana Andujar Iglesias of Wellington, FL and her mount, El Berlin bested the $7,000 Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake, after stopping the timers at 45.869 seconds. Less than a second behind was Rodrigo Cunha of Miami, FL and his entry Carpet, with a jump-off time of 46.542 seconds. Antonio Martinez, Jr. of Loxahatchee, FL, once again took home third place honors, with a time of 46.343 seconds and four faults, while riding Emilio Mantero’s entry, Rebel For Kicks.
The Sunday course, designed by Andy Christiansen, tested 11 total entries in the first round, while only the top three combinations returned for the jump-off. Iglesias and El Berlin were the last pair to contest the track. “Right before we went in it started pouring, so [El Berlin] got really fresh, but my mindset was just to ride in serenity,” Iglesias said after claiming the top honors. “I always say it before I go into a big class. Just breathe in, breathe out, and once my horse has got his canter, let him flow and just keep my shoulders back.”
Originally from Puerto Rico, this duo has been together for three years. “I only started riding about six years ago now, and [El Berlin] was my first real jumper. Before that all my horses were mostly off-the-track thoroughbreds in Puerto Rico.” Iglesias plans to continue competing throughout the summer in the ESP series at Equestrian Village.
Earlier in the day, Dana Ventrice of Pompano Beach, FL rode Latina RDH, owned by Tanimara Macari, to victory in the M&S Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Classic presented by Dover Saddlery with a final time of 40.638 seconds and no faults. Kathy Kappas of Denver, CO, secured second place honors in 44.284 seconds aboard her entry, Galibeau Van De Kalevallei. Stopping the timers at 24.761 seconds and with two faults added, Olivia Otto of Delray Beach, FL and her own Lorenzo claimed third.
The Equiline Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Stake saw Reese Madden of Deerfield Beach, FL take home the blue ribbon with his entry, Moonface JX after completing the jump-off in 39.458 seconds. Morgane Qualls of Murfreesboro, TN finished in second place aboard her horse, Paddy Fly with a final time of 41.938 seconds, while Mackenzie Hirsch of Jacksonville, FL piloted Casino Royal PJ, owned by Campers Inn RV, to third in 45.058 seconds and with four faults added to their score.
Rodrigo Cunha of Miami, FL and his own, VDL Hedrick were the only pair to return for the jump-off in the Equiline Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Stake, claiming first place with a time of 44.659 seconds and four faults. Allyson Blais of Boynton Beach, FL piloted her mount, Escudo to second with a first-round time of 75.161 and four faults. Abigail Ron of Wellington, FL and her own, Don’t Stop completed round one in 79.132 seconds and with four faults added to their score.
Taking home top honors in the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by French Horse Exports for the second week in a row was Alexa Curry of Plantation, FL and her own, Zanziboy after stopping timers in 38.792 seconds. Larah Darden of Windermere, FL and Johnny Dublin, owned by Waters Edge Stable, received the red ribbon for their efforts after completing the jump-off in 43.152 seconds, while Cameron Morris of Wellington, FL rode Tamara Seely’s Legrako to third in 46.245 seconds.
Deborah Cusnir of Davie, FL and Enzo, owned by Sydney Myers, bested the field in the CCTV Agent $250 .85m Jumper Classic after racing through the timers in 33.318 seconds. Chloe Farley of Wellington, FL aboard Celtic B, owned by Marilla Van Beuren, claimed second place honors with a jump-off time of 38.317 seconds and eight faults. Joann Farrar of Wellington, FL rode her entry, Naturally Brilliant to third place with a first-round time of 59.844 seconds and four faults added to their score.
On Saturday, June 8, the $500 Child/Adult Amateur Hunter Classic presented by Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital was championed by Anna Pennington of Tampa, FL aboard her entry, Darwin. Following in second place was Sydney Wright of Spring Hill, FL and Pappy Van Winkle, owned by Emily Mitzel, while Hannah Hilal of Altamonte Springs, FL rode her own, Mahoney to third place honors.
On Sunday, June 9, Lissa Bachner of Wellington, FL, and her own, Meridian claimed top honors in the $1,000 Junior/Amateur Owner Hunter Classic. Ashley Briggs of Loxahatchee, FL, and her entry Harbor Walk, took the red ribbon, while Mary Stavola of Ocala, FL and Kimberden Inc.’s Pensacola retrieved the yellow ribbon.
Carsyn Korotkin of Wellington, FL and Misty, owned by Montoga Inc., rose to the top of the leaderboard in the $500 Small/Medium Pony Hunter Classic out of 11 total entries. Arabella Navab of Southhampton, NY rode Elegance, owned by GC Ponies, to a second-place victory, while Addison Buetel of Wellington, FL, and Cosmo, owned by CDS Stables, claimed third.
The Adult Amateur Hunter division was bested by Sydney Wright of Spring Hill, FL and Pappy Van Winkle, owned by Emily Mitzel, while Carol Cowen of Melbourne, FL took reserve aboard her own, Double Dutch.
Missy Yoder of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and her mount, Too Much Fun claimed the champion ribbon in the Vita-Flex Amateur Owner Hunter 3’6” & 3’3” division, while Ashley Briggs ofLoxahatchee, FL, piloted her entry, Harbor Walk to reserve.
Hannah Hilal of Altamonte Springs, FL rode her mount, Mahoney to top honors in the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Children’s Hunter division, while reserve went to Katie Giddings of Boca Raton, FL and her own entry, Belle Vol Z.
The Triple Crown Nutrition Green Hunter 3’6”, 3’3” & 3’ division saw Keri Kampsen of Wellington, FL claim victory aboard Mr. Fox, owned by Margie Sugarman, while Mary Mckenzie of Wellington, FL and Patent Pending, owned by Quail Run Partnerships, took home the reserve ribbon.
Mary Stavola of Ocala, FL and Pensacola, owned by Kimberden Inc., secured the champion title in the #1 Education Place Junior Hunter 3’3” & 3’6” division, while Emma Vandenhouten of Plantation, FL rode her own, Pure Imagination to reserve.
Morgane Qualls of Murfreesboro, TN claimed champion honors in the Modified Hunter division, riding Melinda Courtland’s entry, Stanmore’s Let’s Pretend. Reserve went to Amy Ramos of Boynton Beach, FL with her entry, Brotherly Love.
The Gold Coast Feed Performance Hunter 3’6″ & 3’3″ division was championed by Sydney Wright of Spring Hill, FL and Pappy Van Winkle, owned by Emily Mitzel, while Mary Stavola of Ocala, FL and Kimberden Inc.’s Pensacola took home reserve.
Avery Franke of Alpharetta, GA claimed victory in the Score At The Top Medium Pony Hunter division riding her own, IC Blue Royal, while Arabella Navab of Southampton, NY rode Elegance, owned by GC Ponies, for a reserve ribbon.
Lena Butzer of Boca Raton, FL was awarded the champion ribbon for her efforts in the Score At The Top Small Pony Hunter division aboard Skye Blue, owned by Ponies & Palms Show Stables LLC. Reserve champion went to Carsyn Korotkin of Wellington, FL and Misty, owned by Montoga Inc.
Penny Lombardo of Loxahatchee, FL aboard Wave Dancer, owned by Alison McAvoy, came out on top in the USHJA Hunter 2 & 2’3” division, while Sydney Bounds of Orlando, FL and her entry, Goldwave took reserve.
Molly Sewell of Winter Park, FL captured champion honors in the USHJA Hunter 2’6” division while riding Jasper, owned by James Lala & Fallen Oak Farm. The reserve ribbon was awarded to Jennifer Papiernik of Wellington, FL and Jessica Cloyd’s entry, Belle Amie.
The Marshall & Sterling USHJA 2’9” division champion was Mary Mckenzie of Wellington, FL and Qualified, owned by Quail Run Partnerships, while Kim Farlinger of Orangeville, ON took reserve position riding Le Chat Noir, owned by Catomine Farm.
Molly Sewell of Winter Park, FL returned to the winner’s circle to claim champion honors in the Marshall & Sterling USHJA Hunter 3’ division riding Inverness, owned by Leslie Campbell. Taylor Guasti of Palm City, FL piloted her own entry, Penny’s Portrait to reserve.
The ESP Summer Series, hosted at Equestrian Village, began on May 31 and will continue through September 29. Click here to view the 2019 ESP Summer Prize List!
To view full results of the $7,000 Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake, please click here.
To learn more about the ESP Summer Series and PBIEC, please visit www.pbiec.com.
Photo Credit ©PBIEC. These photos may only be used once in relation to this press release with proper credit.