Wellington, FL - Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) wrapped up its fourth week of the 2012 spring horse show series at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) this week. The ESP Spring 4 show ran May 4-6 featuring "A" rated hunter and 3-star jumper competition.
The five-show spring series will conclude this week with ESP’s Spring 5 horse show on May 12-13 featuring “C” rated hunter and 3-star jumper competition. Highlights will include a $1,500 NAL Child/Adult Jumper Classic on Saturday, May 12, as well as a $1,500 Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic, $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Jumper Classic, and $2,500 NAL Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic on Sunday, May 13.
The Sanctuary at the PBIEC hosted a $10,000 Open Jumper Stake during ESP Spring 4 on Sunday, May 6, with a win for 14-year-old Victoria Colvin aboard Dione De La Vie, owned by Rivers Edge. Gemma Paternoster riding Osiris, owned by Paternoster and Julia Harrison Lee, finished in second. Kaely Tomeu took home both the third and fourth place honors. Riding Belle Bleu S, owned by Spy Coast Farm and M/M Sweetnam, Tomeu finished third. She guided Kalle, owned by Siboney Ranch, to the fourth place prize. Marie Hecart and Lalique finished the class in fifth.
Victoria Colvin and Dione de la Vie. Photo by Mancini Photos.
Colvin and Dione De La Vie were also the winners of the $2,500 South Florida SportChassis NAL Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic on Sunday. The pair beat out Alexandra Crown and NK Nemo, who finished second, as well as Rogelio A Pellerano Heinsen riding Quatuor De b’Neville, who placed third.
In the Merrill Lynch M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic the win went to Elizabeth Craven and Silverado. Skylar Rogalny and Sweet Oak Farm’s Shakespeare finished second and Sophie Howell and Original VDL, owned by Hyperion Stud LLC, placed third.
The Tackeria Child/Adult Jumper Classic saw a win for Rogalny and Shakespeare, with Craven and Silverado in second and Emily Rizzo riding Little Joey in third.
The Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic was won by Noel Powell riding Desert Rose, owned by Ericka Koenigsberg. Second place went to Charles Jacobs riding Elphaba, owned by Kate Stoffel-Oliver. Third place honors were awarded to Marina Rubin and Whitaker II, owned by ZMM Equine LLC.
Hunter and Equitation Highlights
Laurie Stevens dominated the Amateur-Owner Working Hunter division for ESP Spring 4 with her horses Iceman and Lonestar. Stevens guided Iceman to the division championship and was reserve aboard Lonestar.
In the Rich Favor Transport Baby Green Hunters, Chrystal Knight rode Widget, owned by Sally Duffield, to the division championship with Armani, owned by Jacquie McCutchan and ridden by Ellen Raidt, in reserve.
The Child/Adult Hunter champion was Water Castle, owned by Scott Stewart and ridden by Lindsay Levine. Reserve honors went to Calero and Susannah Rose. The Pilates Rocks Low Child/Adult Hunter division saw a championship win for Blush, owned by Deeridge Farms and ridden by Kimberly Jacobs. Reserve champion was Poddium, owned and ridden by Kelly Caldwell Sachs.
Victoria Colvin rode to the championship in the Junior Hunter division aboard Scott Stewart’s Caldwell with Olivia Burns and Suit Yourself, owned by Melissa Burns, in reserve.
In the Medium/Large Pony Hunter division, Hillcrest’s Country Lady, owned by CMJ Sporthorse LLC and ridden by Katie Jacobs, earned the championship. Topeka King, owned by Kimberly Stewart and ridden by Mackenzie Graves, finished in reserve. The Small Pony Hunter division awarded another championship to Goldfish and Addison Piper. Katie Jacobs and Millpond Patchwork, owned by CMJ Sporthorse LLC, took home the reserve honors.
In the equitation classes, Kelcie Brophy rode Sweet Oak Farm’s Sunman to victories in both the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search and USEF/Pessoa Hunter Seat Medal, sponsored by Roland College. The ASPCA Maclay class saw a win for Jordyn Katz riding Seth Vallhonrat’s Can Fly. The WIHS Equitation overall winner was Victoria Colvin riding Amore Mio, owned by Alexandra Crown.
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