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Training & Development of Young Horses Symposium

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November 26, 27, 28, 2010 – Maplewood Stables – Reno, NV
Through the generous support of Branscomb Farms + Maplewood Stables

Featured Clinicians:

  • Mindy Bower (Natural Horsemanship)
  • Linda Allen (Jumping)
  • Julie Winkel (Hunters)

This first-ever event will be a weekend packed with information for all those interested in the horse sport from the perspective of bringing on young horses up to the competitive level.

Combining demonstrations and round table style discussion, educational opportunities will fill the weekend along with a unique chance to network with others who share your special outlook on the sport.

We seek to bring together those who produce and own our wonderful sporting prospects with those whose chief interests lie in the training of prospects in a manner to bring out their best and prepare them for success over a long career; in this way opening doors and strengthening the industry for all.

Featuring:

  • Working with Horses Two through Five Years of Age
  • Groundwork and Backing
  • Free Jumping and Lunging
  • Starting over Fences
  • Getting Ready for first Competition

Plus Tips for:

  • starting and running a training business
  • finding a young horse trainer
  • invaluable networking opportunities

Download the complete information package.

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June 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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$75,000 Fidelity Investments CSI 2**

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Wellington, FL – February 27, 2010 – It was a full night of show jumping and entertainment for equestrian fans as they saw some of the best horses and riders in the world compete in the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix, CSI 2*. Tonight’s class was also the USEF World Equestrian Games (WEG) Trial #2 and led to exciting results for America’s show jumping team. The winner of the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix, CSI 2* was Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) on Champ 163, owned by Legacy Stables. Nicolas Pizarro of Mexico finished second on Crossing Jordan, while Laura Kraut (USA) and Happy Hill Farm’s Cedric were third. Kraut, of Wellington, FL, and Cedric are on the top of the leaderboard for the USEF WEG Trials, tied with Lauren Hough of Wellington, FL, on Quick Study, owned by Laura Mateo. Sitting in third with just one fault is Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ, on Quincy B.

Champ 163

Rodrigo Pessoa and Champ 163 © 2010 Randi Muster/Mustphoto, Inc., Official Sport Photographer of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, http://www.mustphoto.com.

The seventh week of the FTI WEF is sponsored by Fidelity Investments and runs through Sunday, February 28. A crowd of nearly 3,500 spectators were on hand to watch the combined grand prix and USEF WEG Trial. The 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of competition that conclude on April 4, 2010, and they will be awarding almost $6 million in prize money through the circuit.

Guilherme Jorge of Brazil designed tonight’s challenging course, which featured a difficult opening line as well as a very careful triple combination. There were 14 numbered obstacles and 17 jumping efforts. Out of the 49 entries in the class, eight were clear in the first round. Of those eight, three were USEF WEG Trial riders who did not return for the jump-off because of horse declaration. The first to go in the jump-off was McLain Ward on Rothchild, owned by Sagamore Farms. They had a rail for four faults and finished in 40.46 seconds for fourth place.

Next in was Nicolas Pizarro of Mexico, who rode his own horse Crossing Jordan to a double clear round to set the early lead in 41.13 seconds. “I went the fastest I think I could go,” Pizarro said. “My turn from one to two was probably a little bit wide. The horse doesn’t have a big stride. Normally he does nice turns, but I got a little bit late.” Pizarro and Crossing Jordan were especially impressive considering it was their first grand prix at WEF, and it was Pizarro’s first time ever showing under lights at a nighttime grand prix. Pizarro has had Crossing Jordan for a year and a half, and they started doing major grand prix classes at Spruce Meadows last year. They helped the Mexican team win the bronze medal at the BMO Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows, and next week’s FEI Nations Cup, presented by CN, is their main goal for this winter.

He noted, “Today I felt he was fantastic.” This is Pizarro’s first time competing at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. “I think it’s incredible,” he commended. “The facility couldn’t be better.”

Lauren Hough and Quick Study were next in but had an unfortunate rail at jump 11b to finish with four faults and a time of 40.64 seconds for fifth place. However, with their first round clear, they sit tied atop the leaderboard in the USEF WEG Trials standings with Kraut.

“For me personally, the horse jumped the first round as good as he could jump. He’s a horse with a lot of energy. With only five in the jump-off, I wasn’t going to go full speed, but I didn’t think it would hurt to jump another round tonight. He’s a horse where the more rounds he jumps, the better he is,” Hough explained. “I’m very pleased with where we’re sitting at the moment.”

Hough also praised the system that is used to determine the United States’ championship teams. “I am where I am in my career because of the idea that in America, everybody has a chance, and I think that’s important,” she remarked. “I do believe in our process, and I think we have a lot of good riders here. Everybody should have a chance to make it to Europe, and then you have to prove yourself again.”

Rodrigo Pessoa and Champ 163 Riding Champ 163, a 1999 Holsteiner stallion by Kornblume/Coronado, Rodrigo Pessoa would set down a clear round in a winning time of 39.41 seconds to take the lead. Pessoa felt that today’s stout, challenging course suited his horse. “He has a very big stride. There were a lot of place to open up and get going. When you open his stride, he covers a lot of ground. The overall track was really good for him,” he said.

Pessoa and Champ 163 were paired together a year ago, and Pessoa has had to adapt himself to the big stallion. “He’s a larger horse that what I’m used to,” he explained. “The last couple of weeks here, we changed his way of going a little bit, and it seems to be working. We give him more room to take off. I was coming too close (to the jump) and now I ride him a little bit different, and he seems to like it.”

This was their first grand prix win together. Pessoa would not be challenged by Laura Kraut and Cedric, who would take an easy clear round in 42.16 seconds to finish in third.

“My goal was to jump a nice double clear,” Kraut confirmed. “I made the turn from one to two, but I did it much slower than Rodrigo. I wanted him to get back in the ring. It’s the beginning of the year for us and there’s a lot of work to do. We had to get the rust out.”

It was another great day for Kraut and Cedric, who won the Olympic Games Trials at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival in 2008. Kraut believes that this year is different, thanks to Cedric’s experience in the show ring.

“I haven’t felt him better ever,” she remarked. “He’s now more seasoned; I can rely on him, whereas before I had to help him a lot. Now he’s doing most of the work and I just go along for the ride.”

Laura Kraut and Cedric Kraut also feels that Cedric’s success this week is meaningful. Peter Wetherill of Happy Hill Farm, Cedric’s owner, passed away this past week.

Kraut said, “I wish he was here to see this, but hopefully he knows about it. He would be very pleased.”

Final Results: $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix, CSI 2*

1. CHAMP 163: 1999 Holsteiner stallion by Kornblume/Coronado
RODRIGO PESSOA (BRA), LEGACY STABLES: 0/0/39.41

2. CROSSING JORDAN: 2000 WB stallion by Champion du Lys/Calypso II
NICOLAS PIZARRO (MEX), NICOLAS PIZARRO: 0/0/41.13

3. CEDRIC:1998 KWPN gelding by Unknown xx Unknown
LAURA KRAUT (USA), HAPPY HILL FARM: 0/0/42.16

4. ROTHCHILD: 2001 WB gelding by Artos/Elegant De L’ile
MCLAIN WARD (USA), SAGAMORE FARMS: 0/4/40.46

5. QUICK STUDY: 1999 Selle Francais gelding by Quick Star/What A Joy
LAUREN HOUGH (USA), LAURA MATEO: 0/4/40.64

6. CRISTALLO: 1998 Holsteiner gelding by Carentino/Cicero
RICHARD SPOONER (USA), SHOW JUMPING SYN.: 1/91.560

7. QUINCY B: 1996 Holsteiner gelding by Quidam de Revel/Lagos
HILLARY DOBBS (USA), HILLARY DOBBS: 1/91.810

8. ATHENA: 2000 BWP mare by Toulon/Capital
CHARLIE JAYNE (USA), THE LOUDON GROUP: 4/ 85.790

9. GRAF LANDO: 1997 Hannoverian gelding by Graf Grannus/Landadel
ROBERT KRAUT (USA), MEGHAN KRAUT: 4/89.930

10. PRESLEY BOY: 1997 KWPN stallion by Concorde/Damiro
JAIME AZCARRAGA (MEX), JAIME AZCARRAGA: 4/90.00

11. TORONTO: 2000 KWPN gelding by Furore/Indorado
CANDICE KING (USA), AAA EQ LLC: 5/91.33

12. FIEDI 3: 1998 Hanoverian gelding by Graf Top/Palisander
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), GOTHAM ENTERPRIZES: 6/95.59

CLEAR FOR THE USEF WEG TRIAL #2

URICO: 2001 KWPN gelding by Zandor Z/Fedor
MARIO DESLAURIERS (USA), JANE CLARK: 0/87.410

MADEMOISELLE: 1997 Holsteiner mare by Libetino I/Silvester
BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), ABIGAIL WEXNER: 0/90.180

SKARA GLEN’S DAVOS: 2000 Zangerscheide gelding by Carthago Z /Pericles xx
KING (USA), SKARA GLEN STABLES: 0/90.950

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February 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Posted in Results, WEG 2010

Hough and Kraut on Top After 2 WEG Trials

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Wellington, FL – The second USEF Selection Trial for the US Show Jumping Team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games got underway as part of the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix. Thirteen horse/rider combinations came into the second Trial tied atop the rankings on a score of zero.

After there were only two.

Two of the stalwarts of the US show jumping circuit cruised to polished efforts. Lauren Hough and Laura Kraut, both from Wellington, FL took control of the USEF Selection Trials and remained perfect, tied atop the leader board on a score of zero.

Hough and Quick Study put on a jumping clinic in their second clear round of the week. The 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding looked confident and scopey around Guilherme Jorge’s course, jumping especially impressively down the troublesome triple combination at 11abc. Hough was very impressed with her horse.

“For me personally, the first round was as good as he could jump,” said Hough.

She went through to the jump-off and had one rail down, but for Hough, the jump-off was another chance to get him in the ring – the focus was the first round trial.

“He’s a horse with a lot of energy,” said Hough. “There were only five in the jump-off so I didn’t go full speed. The more rounds he jumps the better he is, he had an unlucky rail but I’m very pleased with where we are.”

Kraut and Cedric also continued their ways, duplicating their Thursday clear with another immaculate round. The diminutive grey 12-year-old gelding, owned by Happy Hill Farm, jumps higher than the height of his own head for fun – and he looked even more mature than when he jumped to Team Gold at the 2008 Olympic Games. They skipped around the course easily and Kraut couldn’t have asked for more.

“He felt great,” said Kraut of Cedric. “I’ve never felt him better – ever. He’s more seasoned now, now he’s doing most of the work and I’m just along for the ride.”

Kraut is one of the country’s most experienced riders in the country having jumped in 50 Nations Cup for the US and two Olympic Games. She and Cedric jumped with heavy hearts, despite their brilliant results. Cedric’s owner, Peter Wetherill – a huge supporter of the entire equestrian industry – died last week.

“I wish he was here to see this,” said Kraut. “He would be very pleased.”

Two years ago, Kraut and Cedric also won the USEF Selection Trials for the 2008 Olympic Games run in a similar format.

Clear rounds were hard to find throughout the class and although seven total had first round clears, only five returned for the jump-off. Off those, Brazilian superstar Rodrigo Pessoa triumphed with Double H Farm’s Champ 163 – winning the class with a time of 39.41.

“It was my first win with him,” said Pessoa. “I started riding him a year ago. I’m riding him a little different than I used to – giving him more room in front of the fences.”

Whatever Pessoa is doing is working, and Champ thrived.

Nicolas Pizarro and Crossing Jordan were just behind on 41.13 – making the Mexican rider’s first ride under the lights ever, a successful one. He came to Florida last week to prepare for next week’s FEI Nations Cup presented by CN and was using this class as a tune-up. Kraut rounded out a truly international duo in the overall standings.

Hillary Dobbs is also sitting pretty after just one time fault in Saturday’s class with Quincy B puts her just behind Kraut and Hough in the Trials standings. The 14-year-old Holsteiner put in another brave effort for his 21-year-old rider, securing their place in some very tough company.

The Top Six in the Trials Standings are as follows:

0 FAULTS
Lauren Hough/Quick Study/Laura and Meredith Mateo
Laura Kraut/Cedric/Happy Hill Farm

1 FAULT
Hillary Dobbs/Quincy B/Hillary Dobbs

4 FAULTS
Candace King/Skara Glen’s Davos/Skara Glen Stables
Beezie Madden/Mademoiselle/Abigail Wexner

5 FAULTS
Richard Spooner/Cristallo/Show Jumping Syndications

For complete standings please visit: https://www.usef.org/_AUAIFrames/CompUp/Data/Result175.pdf.

The Trials continue on Wednesday at 3pm at The Stadium where the competition will continue on the grass across Southshore Blvd from the main show grounds.

At the conclusion of the Trials, per the USEF Selection Procedures nine horse/rider combinations will be named to the USEF Long List based on their final overall placing from the USEF Selection Trials for Jumping. There are also up to six places on the long list available at the recommendation of the USEF selectors. A total of 15 horse/rider combinations will be named on Monday, March 8, 2010.

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February 28, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Posted in Results, WEG 2010

USEF Restricts Use of Hind Boots on Young Jumpers

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JPR116.2. Hind Boots: Non-weighted (maximum of 350 g) hind ankle boots are permitted in classes restricted to Five, Six, Seven, or Eight year-olds. Support wraps are permitted. If boots are made of rigid leather or plastic, they may only be a maximum of 6 inches/15 cm in height.
EC 9/21/09 Effective 12/1/09

Download rule in PDF format

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February 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm

Darragh Kenny and Perle JRF Post Win

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Wellington, FL – February 26, 2010 – Show jumping competition continued today in the International Arena at the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Darragh Kenny (IRL) and North Run’s Perle JRF were victorious in the $6,000 Spy Coast 1.40m Speed Challenge over McLain Ward (USA) on Overlook Farm Inc.’s Miss Liberty 7 and Lauren Hough on Available Versace, owned by Chloe Reid LLC.

The seventh week of the FTI WEF is sponsored by Fidelity Investments and runs through Sunday, February 28. This week hosts very exciting competition, and the second trial for the USEF World Equestrian Games (WEG) Show Jumping team will be incorporated into the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix, CSI 2* on Saturday, February 27, at 7 p.m. The 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of competition that conclude on April 4, 2010, and they will be awarding almost $6 million in prize money through the circuit.

Perle JRF

Darragh Kenny and Perle JRF won the $6,000 Spy Coast 1.40m Speed Challenge during week seven of the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. © 2010 Randi Muster/Mustphoto, Inc., http://www.mustphoto.com.

In today’s $6,000 Spy Coast 1.40m Speed Challenge, there were 51 entries that attempted the course set by Brazil’s Guilherme Jorge. There were 11 clear rounds over the speed course, but it was Kenny and Perle JRF, a 10-year-old Holsteiner mare by Larioni xx Chamisso, who found the fastest track in 64.301 seconds, just tenths of a second faster than Ward and Miss Liberty 7, who finished in 64.516 seconds. Hough and Available Versace cleared the course in 70.908 seconds.

Kenny and Perle JRF have only been paired together since the start of the season. Missy Clark and John Brennan of North Run purchased her two years ago, and she was brought along by Kristy McCormack. While Perle JRF showed in grand prix classes last summer, she and Kenny show in the 1.40m to get to know each other.

Kenny said of Perle JRF, “She’s a super mare. She’s really careful, lots of scope, easy to ride. Those are always easy! She’s been in that (International Arena) about 10 times and placed eight or nine times. She’s been fantastic.”

Kenny said that her “massive stride” is what gives her an edge in the speed classes. He added, “You can leave out strides all over the place. She’s so, so careful that you can just trust her. We’re only just producing her yet, and I think she’s going to be really nice.”

Today’s victory was meaningful for Kenny. He explained, “It’s the first time I’ve ever won in the main ring before at WEF. It was really nice! It was a big class, fairly fast, and it was nice to win something in there. It’s not easy winning in that ring.”

For full results please visit www.shownet.biz or www.equestriansport.com.

Final Results: $6,000 Spy Coast 1.40m Speed Challenge

1. PERLE JRF, DARRAGH KENNY, NORTH RUN FARM: 0/64.301

2. MISS LIBERTY 7, MCLAIN WARD, OVERLOOK FARM INC.: 0/64.516

3. AVAILABLE VERSACE, LAUREN HOUGH, CHLOE REID LLC: 0/70.908

4. ORLANA, RAMIRO QUINTANA, KATHRYN QUIRK: 0/70.951

5. FIRST LADY, CHRISTINA SERIO, ROY WILTEN: 0/75.111

6. COCU, MARIO DESLAURIERS, JANE CLARK: 0/75.337

7. CATWOMAN, CHRIS SORENSEN, FOXRIDGE FARM: 0/77.014

8. SIL, STEVEN WEISS, LAURA CONNOLLY: 0/77.771

9. COKIO VITZ, MAURO ATZERI, GREG GINGERY: 0/81.493

10. DUTCHMEN’S ALLURE, DANIELLE VAN DER WERF, DUTCHMAN EQUIPMENT: 0/84.555

11. REEVA, JULIE WELLES, EQUI INVEST: 0/84.657

12. ARWIN, CHRIS DELIA: 4/69.526

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February 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Candele Takes $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup

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In the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup, there were 10 clear trips out of 56 entries. Going eighth out of 10 in the jump-off was Prudent on Sassicaia II, who took the lead with a clear round in 32.79 seconds. They would see that lead immediately disappear when Candele and Pitareusa entered the ring next and put down a very quick, clear trip in 32.41 seconds. Last in the jump-off, Lopez and Penny Lane were also clear and close to the win in 33.69 seconds, which finished third.

Candele was very pleased with his win today because it was his first grand prix victory at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. “I’ve been second, third, whatever you want before, but it is extremely difficult here. It doesn’t matter, any level, every jump-off is so fast,” he explained. “Things need to go a little bit your way. I like the win; we all do!”

Candele hopes to compete for Team Canada in next week’s FEI Nations Cup, presented by CN, and will also try to join the team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. He said, “At this moment, she’s my best horse. She is a really a trier. She’s very careful and she’s extremely fast. Now she’s been developing here and been very consistent. She’s always had good results with whoever rode her. It was a little bit inconsistent and now it’s getting better with age. You always question the scope until they do it. Today she was very comfortable.”

For the jump-off, Candele had help from his friend, Olympic gold medalist Eric Lamaze, for a plan. “Eric told me there was one place where everybody was losing a little bit of time. He told me to make sure I don’t miss the turn at the end. He said when they were coming home, they were holding back a little bit, I should just keep going and the oxer will jump well. I tried to follow that. I like when it goes my way like that,” he smiled.

For full results and more information, please visit www.shownet.biz or www.equestriansport.com.

Final Results: $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round Seven

1. PITAREUSA: 1997 KWPN mare by Andiamo/Legaat
YANN CANDELE (CAN), SUSAN GRANGE: 0/0/32.41

2. SASSICAIA II: 1996 KWPN mare by Kojak/Boreas
KATHERINE MONAHAN PRUDENT (FRA), PLAIN BAY FARM: 0/0/32.79

3. PENNY LANE
CARLOS LOPEZ (COL), CARLOS LOPEZ: 0/0/33.69

4. PRESLEY BOY: 1997 KWPN by Concorde/Damiro
JAIME AZCARRAGA (MEX), JAIME AZCARRAGA: 0/0/33.87

5. APACHE: 1999 US-bred gelding by Mezcalero
ASHLEE BOND (USA), LITTLE VALLEY FARM: 0/0/33.87

6. MIKA: 2000 Selle Francais mare by Nidor Platiere/Etoile
REED KESSLER (USA), REED KESSLER: 0/0/34.12

7. RADIO CITY: 2001 Holsteiner by mare by Liatos/Carthago
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), GOTHAM ENTERPRIZES: 0/4/34.71

8. CELSIUS: 1999 Holsteiner stallion by Carthago/Peter Pan
JAIME AZCARRAGA (MEX), JAIME AZCARRAGA: 0/4/34.90

9. PARISKA 2: 1997 KWPN mare by Almox Prints J/Ezoliet
RICHARD SPOONER (USA), C&S PARTNERSHIP LLC: 0/8/33.51

10. CANTERO Z: 1999 ZANG gelding by Cumano/Primo des Bruyers
BETH UNDERHILL (CAN), IRON HORSE FARM: 0/EL

11. PHILLIPA: 1998 SWB mare by Electro/Stanford
MCLAIN WARD (USA), SAGAMORE FARMS: 4/76.03

12. NIGHT TRAIN: 1999 ZANG gelding by Calvaro Z/Papillon Rouge
RODRIGO PESSOA (BRA), DOUBLE H FARM: 4/77.37

Pitareusa

Yann Candele and Pitareusa © 2010 Randi Muster/Mustphoto, Inc., Official Sport Photographer of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, http://www.mustphoto.com.

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February 25, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Posted in Results

Todd Minikus and Pavarotti Take Early WEG Lead

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Pavarotti

Todd Minikus and Pavarotti soar over the triple bar. © 2010 Randi Muster/Mustphoto, Inc., Official Sport Photographer of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, http://www.mustphoto.com.

Wellington, FL – February 25, 2010 – The USEF World Equestrian Games Trials, presented by Fidelity Investments, began today for the U.S. show jumping team, and it was Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, and Pavarotti, owned by Todd Minikus Ltd., who took the early lead by winning the $40,000 USEF WEG Trial 1 over Wellington, FL’s Margie Engle on Hidden Creek’s Campella, owned by Hidden Creek Farm, and Rich Fellers of Wilsonville, OR, with Harry and Molly Chapman’s Flexible. Earlier in the afternoon, the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round Seven saw Yann Candele (CAN) on Pitareusa, owned by Susan Grange, in the winner’s circle. Katie Prudent (FRA) and Sassicaia II finished second, while Carlos Lopez (COL) aboard Penny Lane was third.

The seventh week of the FTI WEF is sponsored by Fidelity Investments and runs through Sunday, February 28. A crowd of nearly 2,500 spectators came to watch the start of the USEF WEG Trials, presented by Fidelity Investments. This week hosts very exciting competition, and the second trial for the USEF World Equestrian Games (WEG) Show Jumping team will be incorporated into the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix, CSI 2* on Saturday, February 27, at 7 p.m.

The 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of competition that conclude on April 4, 2010, and they will be awarding almost $6 million in prize money through the circuit.

Guilherme Jorge of Brazil designs the courses in the International Arena this week. For the first trial for the USEF WEG Show Jumping team, a course was set with 13 numbered obstacles in a Time First Round format. There were 44 entries in the class, and 13 found the way to a clear round. Fellers noted, “I thought the course was stout and there would be four or five clean.”

Engle added, “It wasn’t that technical yet, but it was a lot of big jumps. I think you saw a lot of good jumping. It shows that we have a lot of good horse/rider combinations in this country, maybe even more so this year than previous years. I think that’s a good sign.”

The fastest was Minikus on Pavarotti, a 13-year-old KWPN gelding by Lancelot / Renville. They finished the course in 83.24 seconds out of a late 40th position in the order. Engle and Hidden Creek’s Campella crossed the timers in 84.03 seconds, and Fellers guided Flexible to finish in 87.30 seconds. Just behind them were Beezie Madden on new mount Via Volo, who finished in 87.51 seconds and Kent Farrington on Uceko in 87.66 seconds.

It was a good start for the U.S. riders, and it shows that the selection is deep to field the 15 horse and rider combinations that will comprise the long list for this year’s WEG team.

Hidden Creek Campella

Margie Engle and Hidden Creek Campella. © 2010 Randi Muster/Mustphoto, Inc., Official Sport Photographer of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, http://www.mustphoto.com.

Engle is riding a younger horse that just moved up to the grand prix level last summer. “She felt great. She’s new to this. I was very pleased with how she went,” she said. “She seemed pretty relaxed and surprisingly went very nicely. She’s very scopey; she just doesn’t have that much mileage at this point.”

Rich Fellers, who traveled from showing in California to compete at the FTI WEF for the trials, was relieved that he started well. “That gets the monkey off your back. It’s a long trip and a huge effort for us to come here. It’s a great way to start,” he admitted.

It has been seven years since Fellers last showed in Wellington, but he is enjoying his time in Florida. “The facility is great. It’s changed a lot over the years. I think it’s a top-class event,” he remarked.

Flexible

Rich Fellers and Flexible. © 2010 Randi Muster/Mustphoto, Inc., Official Sport Photographer of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, http://www.mustphoto.com.

Fellers and Flexible have had top international finishes, including second place in the 2008 FEI World Cup Finals in Gothenburg. Fellers said of Flexible, “He’s been amazing from the beginning. He felt really good out there tonight. If I get him there halfway close, he tries his guts out.”

Minikus agreed, “It’s a good start. This is a long process and there is a lot of jumping that has to go on. It’s a good confidence builder that all of your wheels are working together and it’s always a team effort. Things were organized and hopefully it stays together through the whole process. It’s one class at a time, one jump at a time.”

He said of his horse with a smile, “I think he knew it was game time.”

For the current trial standings, only the scores count towards their cumulative score. The 13 clear rounds are all tied for first place in this early point.

For full results and more information, please visit www.shownet.biz or www.equestriansport.com.

Final Results: $40,000 USEF WEG Trial 1

1. PAVAROTTI: 1997 KWPN gelding by Lancelot/Renville
TODD MINIKUS (USA), TODD MINIKUS: 0/83.240

2. HIDDEN CREEK’S CAMPELLA: 2000 SWED mare by Grey Cardento/Stanford 687 MARGIE ENGLE (USA), HIDDEN CREEK FARM INC.: 0/84.030

3. FLEXIBLE: 1996 ISH stallion by Cruising
RICHARD FELLERS (USA), HARRY AND MOLLY CHAPMAN: 0/87.300

4. VIA VOLO: 1998 BWP mare Clinton/Heartbreaker
BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), CORAL REEF RANCH LLC: 0/87.51

5. UCEKO: 2001 KWPN gelding by Celano/Koriander
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), RCG FARM: 0/87.660

6. QUICK STUDY: 1999 SELLE gelding by Quick Star xx What A Joy
LAUREN HOUGH (USA), LAURA MATEO: 0/87.910

7. METROPOLITAN: 2000 SELLE FRANCAIS stallion by Cabdula Du Tillard/Laudanum xx
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), GOTHAM ENTERPRIZES: 0/88.170

8. CEDRIC: 1998 KWPN gelding
LAURA KRAUT (USA), HAPPY HILL FARM: 0/88.540

9. RALVESTHER: 1998 KWPN mare by Calvaro/Zevenster
BRIANNE GOUTAL (USA), CLOVERLEAF FARM: 0/88.870

10. QUINCY B: 1996 HOLST gelding by Quidam de Revel/ Lagos
HILLARY DOBBS (USA), HILLARY DOBBS: 0/89.280

11. FIEDI 3: 1998 HAN gelding by Graf Top/Palisander
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), GOTHAM ENTERPRIZES: 0/90.840

12. TRISTAN: 2000 KWPN gelding by Lancelot/Ferro
NICOLE SHANINIAN-SIMPSON (USA), ILAN FEDERER: 0/91.160

Written by yjcoffice

February 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Posted in Results, WEG 2010