The 2018 Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial Welcomes Top Competition to Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

Oct 4, 2018 - 1:58 PM

For Immediate Release

Wellington, FL – October 4, 2018 – The 2018 Rita & Irish Flynn Memorial saw Ignacio Maurin of Wellington, FL, and his own Con Leche take first place honors in the DeNiroBootCo Stakes highlight class of the weekend. The Hector Loyola designed course welcomed ten horse and rider pairs, with five contesting the second-round jump-off. Ignacio and Con Leche came out on top with a winning time of 32.636 seconds.

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Ignacio Maurin and Con Leche

Aventura, FL, resident Clotilde Lewis and her own Querentino placed second with a jump-off time of 35.838 seconds. Aurora Rangel De Alba of Wellington, FL, and her own Casino N claimed third with a time of 38.869.

The recipient of the 2018 Rita Flynn Memorial Trophy was Daniela Roy, Presented by Karen Flynn. The trophy is awarded annually to a trainer that “best exemplifies Rita Flynn, by being courteous and prompt. Setting the example by having their clients to the ring and prepared timely, whereby helping to keep the show running smoothly.”

Emerson Lane of Miami, FL, and her own Diddlina D’ive Z were victorious in the M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic, securing first place with a jump off time of 49.949 seconds. Sarah Steadman of Orlando, FL, and her own Aubade Va took second place honors with a time of 43.876 seconds with four added faults. Steadman also claimed third place on her mount Magdalena 7 with a time of 70.222 seconds and twenty seven faults.

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The recipient of the 2018 Rita Flynn Memorial Trophy was Daniela Roy, Presented by Karen Flynn.

Steadman and Aubade Va took top honors in the NAL Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic, being the pair to contest the second round, finishing on a time of 49.27 seconds and eight added faults. Jennifer Magee of Wellington, FL, claimed second place aboard the Bella Equestrian owned entry, Cabaret LS, with a time of 76.308 seconds and four faults. Steadman also captured third place, aboard her own Magdalena 7, with a time of 80.97 seconds and four added faults.

Sw Ranches, FL, resident Clara Vidal, and the Daniela Roy owned entry, Collin, took first place in the Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic with a second round time of 41.863 seconds. Vidal also secured second place with Hollandia, also owned by Daniela Roy, finishing on a time of 52.36 seconds. Sydney Myers of Plantation, FL, and Cotswold Classic, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, finished in third place with a jump off time of 44.983 seconds and four added faults.

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Clara Vidal with Daniela Roy and Collin

Madison Jones of Longwood, FL, and her own Bijoux Z took top honors in the NAL Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Stake sponsored by Equiline, with a time of 48.136 seconds. Maddy Lima of Weston, FL, and her own Liesbeth 7 placed second, finishing on a time of 49.482 seconds and four added faults. Fiamma Gonzalez-Perotti of Miami, FL, and the Equestrian Enterprises, INC. owned entry, Lavitto Z, claimed third place with a time of 49.85 seconds and eight added faults.

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Madison Jones and Bijoux Z

Sarah Steadman took top honors in the THIS National Children’s Medal aboard her own Famous Last Words with a score of 83. Skyler Axelrod of Pompano Beach, FL, aboard her own Versailles, captured second place with a score of 74. Lily Beatty of Stuart, FL, and her own Praise My Curiosity finished third with a score of 55.

The Pony Hunter division was championed by Emma Arnhols of Coral Gables, FL, and Colorful Scenario, owned by Ena, LLC. Reserve champion honors was obtained by Riley Mckesson of Wellington, FL, and her own Del Ray.

Abby Eidelman of Wellington FL, and Eye Of The Tiger, owned by Palm Beach Riding Academy, championed the 11 and Under Equitation division. Melissa Rooney of Juno Beach, FL, and her own Black Magics Mr. Goodbear claimed reserve champion.

The USHJA Hunter 2’3″ division was championed by Elenora Novebaci of Weston, FL, and Wild About You, owned by Daniela Roy. Caitlyn Flynn of Loxahatchee, FL, claimed reserve honors aboard her own Cool Colony.

Davie, FL, resident Anabella Cottone, and her own Aurora took champion honors in the Low Children’s Hunter division. Aubrey Deluca of Lake Worth, FL, and her own Obreon took reserve honors.

Competition at Equestrian Village continues with ESP October, October 5 – October 7. To learn more about PBIEC, please visit

Photo Credit ©BarryKosterPhotos. These photos may only be used once in relation to this press release.

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