For Immediate Release
Wellington, FL – August 21, 2019 – The ESP Summer Series returned to Equestrian Village with Summer II competition, held Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18. Tatiana Andujar Iglesias of Wellington, FL and her mount, El Berlin once again captured the $10,000 Lactanase 1.35m Open Stake, after stopping the jump-off timers at 45.394 seconds. Claiming second place was Angela Covert of Wellington, FL and Benjamin TR with a fast time of 42.199 seconds in the jump-off and four faults added to their score. Antonio Martinez, Jr. of Loxahatchee, FL, continued his third-place position streak aboard McLain Ward’s Surf De La Cense, with a time of 43.192 and four faults.
Course designer Hector Loyola set the track that tested 22 total entries in the first round on Sunday. Only the top three combinations returned for the jump-off, and Andujar and El Berlin were the only pair to ride double clear. “It was a really good 1.35M course, commented Iglesias after her win. “If you see the list of entries from that class, most of them were grand prix riders with their grand prix horses, so I feel like Hector really built to test everyone throughout the course. It was definitely a strong course.”
After their win in the Open Stake back in June, Iglesias and El Berlin traveled to Tryon, NC to compete before returning to Wellington. “I went to Tryon and rode in two 2* grand prixes and a 3* grand prix. After doing those bigger classes, since they’re very challenging for [El Berlin], I like coming down here and doing these 1.35m stake classes again. They’re very competitive and help give him confidence and really boost him up,” stated Iglesias. “He felt really great [on Sunday] and when he walked into the ring, he was like ‘I know what I’m doing.’ I really did feel that from him.”
Earlier on Sunday, Allyson Blais of Boynton Beach, FL piloted her mount, Escudo to victory in the $2,500 Equiline Medium Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Stake with a jump-off time of 38.791 seconds. Virginia Ingram of Franklin, TN and her entry, Figeac de Reve took home second place honors after completing the first round in 79.13 seconds and two faults, while Sloan Hopson of Houston, TX rode her Dalida to third with a first-round time of 80.316 seconds and three faults added to her overall score.
Sarah Steadman of Orlando, FL and her entry, Aubade VA flew through the timers in 33.41 seconds to claim the blue ribbon in the $2,500 Equiline Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Stake. In second place stood Ana Sofia Rodriquez of Wellington, FL who completed the jump-off in 37.83 seconds aboard VDL Empire, owned by Juan Andres Rodriguez Silva. Ella Hess of Boca Raton, FL and Castlewood Farm Inc.’s Archer took home the yellow ribbon with 51.283 seconds on the clock and 14 faults.
The M&S Child/Adult Amateur Jumper Classic presented by Dover Saddlery saw Sydney Kahle of Jupiter, FL pilot Aruba ISF, owned by Peter Lloyd, to victory with a final time of 79.501 seconds and two faults. Madelyn Ruskin of Coconut Creek, FL and Pine Hollow Farm’s Abazu BSM clinched second place after a 69.212 second round and four faults added to their score, while Elizabeth Suddath of Land O Lakes, FL rode her Super Star to third once they stopped the timers at 75.3 seconds and four faults were added to their score.
Taking home top honors in the $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic presented by French Horse Exports was Stephanie Ann Cook of Franklin, TN riding Lord Arthuer 1916, owned by Lionsway Farm, with a jump-off time of 30.511 seconds. In second place stood Emily Ablin of Palm Beach, FL and Persimmon, owned by Leeann Ablin, after a quick jump-off completed in just 30.982 seconds. Ashley Wallace of Morriston, FL and her Viva flew through the timers in 33.765 seconds to claim third-place honors.
Stephanie Welborne of Weirsdale, FL and her entry, Not Now bested the field in the CCTV Agent $250 .85m Jumper Classic after racing through the timers in 32.443 seconds. Sterling Dow of Boca Raton, FL aboard Zibon HC, owned by Carriage Hill Farm, claimed second place honors with a jump-off time of 40.2 seconds. Aundrea Lagana of Weston, CT piloted her entry, Grant Me A Wish to third in 42.407 seconds.
Addison Buetel of Wellington, FL, rode V.H. Paris Fox, owned by Gianna Siegler, to victory in the $500 Pony Hunter Classic, while J.J. Torano of Wellington, FL and her mount, H.G. Mud Puddles, owned by Jet Show Stable, claimed second-place honors. In third was Taylor Cawley of Wellington, FL riding Reidell Day Dream, owned by Iron Horse Performance Ponies.
The Vita-Flex Amatuer Owner Hunter 3’3” division was championed by Lissa Bachner of Wellington, FL, aboard her own entry Meridian, while Ashley Briggs of Loxahatchee, FL riding her Harbor Walk took home the reserve award.
The Wanderers Club Children’s Pony Hunter division saw Selah Sakolsky of Boynton Beach, FL and Prince, owned by Kendall Sakolsky, receive the championship ribbon.
Sophia Studd of Wellington, FL piloted her Angelica Bird to the top of the podium in the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Children’s/Adult Hunter division last weekend, while Emily Ablin of Palm Beach, FL rode Kyle Dewar’s Jasper to reserve.
The Academy Cross Rail Hunter division was bested by Ginger Renfroe of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Virginie Kaigle’s Souvenir, while Skylah Watkins of Boca Raton, FL rode Rebekah Watkins’ Anakin for reserve honors.
The Score At The Top Medium Pony Hunter division named J.J. Torano of Wellington, FL champion aboard Finesse RF, owned by Kat Fuqua, while Addison Buetel of Wellington, FL, riding V.H. Paris Fox, owned by Gianna Siegler, claimed the reserve ribbon.
Taylor Cawley of Wellington, FL and Reidell Day Dream, owned by Iron Horse Performance Ponies, mastered the Score At The Top Small Pony Hunter division, while J.J. Torano of Wellington, FL took home reserve with H.G. Mud Puddles, owned by Jet Show Stable.
The USHJA Hunter 2’, 2’3” & 2’6” division crowned Angela Covert of Wellington, FL the champion after her performance aboard her entry Charmeur, while Katelyn Hess of Wellington, FL finished in reserve piloting her entry, Russell Bay.
Jamie Reinheimer of Saint Augustine, FL swept the Marshall & Sterling USHJA Hunter 2’9” & 3’ division, claiming champion honors with In Theory, owned by Elizabeth Bodin, and reserve champion with Markut, owned by Cricket Hill Farm, LLC.
The ESP Summer Series, hosted at Equestrian Village, will continue through September 29. Click here to view the 2019 ESP Summer Prize List!
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