Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) hosted its third week of Spring Series horse shows at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) this week with the ESP Spring 3 Horse Show. With a full line-up of 'AA' hunter and four-star jumper competition, the show ran on April 18-22, 2012, and featured a $25,000 Grand Prix and $10,000 Welcome Stake.
The Spring Series will continue with its”A” rated hunter and 3-star jumper ESP Spring 4 Horse Show on May 4-6, 2012. Highlights include a $10,000 Open Jumper Stake on Sunday, May 6. Also on Sunday, a $2,500 South Florida SportChassis NAL Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic will be held, as well as a $1,500 Merrill Lynch Marshall & Sterling Child Jumper Classic and $1,500 Merrill Lynch Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic.
Catherine Pasmore and Z Canta by Anne Gittins Photography.
The third week of competition in the ESP Spring Series featured a $25,000 Grand Prix on Sunday, April 22, in the International Arena at the PBIEC.The class featured 41 top horse and rider combinations with a win for Catherine Pasmore aboard Z Canta, an eight-year-old KWPN mare by Casantos x Abantos, owned by Pasmore Stables LLC. In a 14-horse jump-off, Pasmore and Z Canta had the fastest of eight double clear rounds over the Steve Stephens designed course. Their pace of 35.603 seconds proved to be the winning time.
Jonathan McCrea and Candy Tribble’s Twisther finished in second place with double clear rounds and a jump-off time of 37.184 seconds. Andres Rodriguez and Caballito, owned by Arao Enterprises LLC, stopped the clock in 37.824 seconds to finish third.
Z Canta leaves in two weeks to travel to Germany where Pasmore will show throughout the summer with her trainer, Lauren Hough. Pasmore and Z Canta will show in the eight-year-old young jumper classes as well as the 1.35m, 1.40m and 1.45m classes to start moving up.
Sunday’s win was a nice send off for the pair with Z Canta’s first grand prix victory. “It is really nice after circuit,” Pasmore noted. “This is a ring that she has been in for a long time and it was just nice to come down here from school and have one more class before the summer.”
Pasmore is finishing up her final weeks of classes at the University of South Carolina, where she was on the equestrian team. She now plans to transfer to the University of Miami, where she will begin as a sophomore in the fall. “It is really about the location. I love South Carolina and I love being on the team, but this is really what I want to do and show my own horses, so it is a lot closer and a lot more convenient,” the rider explained.
Final Results: $25,000 ESP Spring 3 Grand Prix
1. Z CANTA, CATHERINE PASMORE, PASMORE STABLES LLC: 0/0/35.603
2. TWISTHER, JONATHAN MCCREA, CANDY TRIBBLE: 0/0/37.184
3. CABALLITO, ANDRES RODRIGUEZ, ARAO ENTERPRISES LLC: 0/0/37.824
4. DIKTATOR VAN DE BOSLANDHOEVE, SHANE SWEETNAM, SPY COAST FARM LLC: 0/0/38.496
5. ROMANTOVICH TAKE ONE, CHRISTINE MCCREA, CANDY TRIBBLE: 0/0/39.561
6. THOMAS EDISON, MAGGIE JAYNE, ALEX JAYNE: 0/0/39.973
7. WIZZ, PAUL O’SHEA, PAUL O’SHEA: 0/0/42.257
8. POMME LADY, BOBBY GINSBERG, BOBBY GINSBERG: 0/0/42.368
9. OHLALA, LAUREN HOUGH, LAUREN HOUGH: 0/4/37.228
10. INSTANT KARMA, PAUL O`SHEA, MICHAEL HAYDEN: 0/4/39.370
11. WILCO B, WHITNEY LINDERS, WEE ENTERPRISES: 0/4/39.737
12. AX-CENT, KENNETH BERKLEY, RIVERS EDGE: 0/4/39.887
Jumper Highlights – Thursday to Sunday
The Sanctuary at PBIEC sponsored the $10,000 Welcome Stake on Thursday afternoon, which saw 17 of 43 entries go clear to jump-off. Eight went double clear and the win went to Venezuela’s Andres Rodriguez and Caballito, owned by Arao Enterprises LLC, with the fastest time. Ireland’s Paul O’Shea took the second and third place honors riding Michael Hayden’s Instant Karma and Primo Level.
The $2,500 South Florida Sport Chassis NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Stake was a feature event on Saturday with a win for Julianna Fischer and Lola. In a six-horse jump-off, Fischer and Lola were the faster of two double clear rounds. Second place went to Ben Asselin and Attache Stables’ Magic Man.
The $2,500 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Stake saw a two-horse jump-off with a win for Michelle Navarro-Grau and Alfi with the only double clear round. The pair beat out Kaely Tomeu riding Kalle, owned by Siboney Ranch.
The Tackeria NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic was also held on Saturday with a win for Nina Montross and Voigtsdorf’s Ohio, owned by Palm Meadow Farm, LLC. Cloe Hymowitz and Cowboy, owned by Raylyn Farms Inc., placed second.
On Sunday, Angela Misch and S.F. Carco, owned by Debbi White, were the victors in the Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic. Dennis Sisco and Leitrim Euro Touch finished second.
The Merrill Lynch M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic was won by Gillian Kelley and Campesino IV, owned by Emerald Isle Jumpers. Cloe Hymowitz and Anique, owned by Rose Hill Farm, placed second.
Hunter and Equitation Highlights – Thursday to Sunday
The ESP Spring 3 Horse Show featured a special USHJA National Hunter Classic on Sunday morning with a one-two finish for young rider Shawn Casady. Casady guided Without Question, owned by Ponies and Palms Show Stables LLC, to the win and finished second aboard Marigot Bay Farm LLC’s Bolero. Stars Go Blue, also owned by Marigot Bay Farm LLC and ridden by Kelly Arani, finished in third. Hannah Patten and Wolfgang placed fourth, and Lindsey Tomeu and Take Note, owned by Siboney Ranch, finished in fifth.
The champion in the Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35 division for the week was Toowoomba, owned and ridden by Carrie Buxton. The reserve champion was Picture This, owned and ridden by Allison Moynihan. In the Adult Amateur Hunter 36 & Over, E.L. Raymond and Leslie Campbell earned the championship. Fashion Farm’s Another Place and Glen Senk finished in reserve. The Amateur-Owner Working Hunter 3’3″ division saw a championship win for Antilles and Elizabeth Faraci. Take Note, owned by Siboney Ranch and ridden by Lindsey Tomeu, took home reserve honors. In the Amateur-Owner 3’6″ Working Hunters, Larkspur and Ashley Whitner were the champions with Heather Hooker and Richard Prant’s Castlekeep in reserve.
Christopher Payne swept the Green Working Hunter division this week with Susan Moriconi’s horses Dashing and Holden. Dashing was the champion by just two points over Holden in reserve. In the Performance Working Hunter 3’6″, Freedom Counts, owned by Timothy Hooker, earned the championship with Dana Colabella and Taryn Hartnett in the irons. Cavalier Forever, owned by Joanna Delman and ridden by Amanda Lyerly, finished in reserve.
The Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under division saw a championship win for Caldwell, owned by Scott Stewart and ridden by Victoria Colvin. Cloe Hymowitz and Rose Hill Farm’s Perfectionist earned the reserve championship. Savant, owned by First Partners LP and ridden by Catherine Tyree, was the champion in the Large Junior Hunter 16-17. Boca’s Cool Water, owned by Ponies and Palms Show Stables LLC and ridden by Lisa Butzer, was the reserve champion. In the Small Junior Hunter division, Caligo, owned by Bill Schaub and ridden by Parker Wright, was the champion. Shawn Casady rode Bolero, owned by Marigot Bay Farm LLC, to the reserve honors.
In the pony divisions, Lili Hymowitz rode Bit of Love, owned by Scott Stewart, to the Small Pony Hunter championship with Goldfish and Addison Piper in reserve. The Large Pony Hunter champion was All the Best, owned by Katherine Strauss LLC, and ridden by Lili Hymowitz. Losander’s Camelot, owned by Donald Stewart and ridden by Cloe Hymowitz, was the reserve champion.
In the equitation, Victoria Colvin and Amore Mio, owned by Alexandra Crown, topped both the Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal sponsored by Roland College and the WIHS Equitation Classic for the second week in a row. Mary Abbruzzese and Cartoon, owned by Heritage Farm, Inc. were the winners of the ASPCA Maclay class for their second week.
Gillian Kelley was the champion in the Equitation 14 & Under division for the week. Cloe Hymowitz topped the Equitation 15-17, and Tricia Barr was the champion in the Adult Amateur Equitation.