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Aaron Vale and YJC graduate Finou 4 clear the Puissance wall at 7 feet. Shawn McMillen photo.
Reaching Great Heights in the Puissance
The Puissance began with the wall set at 1.72m (5’8”) in height and moved all the way up to 2.13m (7’) through five rounds of competition. All six horse and rider combinations cleared the first round at 5’8”. Danielle Torano (USA) jumped the Puissance for the first time riding her own and Jimmy Torano’s Cash and faulted in round two to finish sixth. Kama Godek (USA) and her own De Grande, and Andrew Kocher (USA) riding Eagle Valley Partners’ C’Havinia, each cleared 1.85m (6’1”) and knocked the wall down in round three to finish in a tie for fourth place. Lauren Tisbo (USA) and Tequestrian Farms’ Mr. Visto cleared three rounds up to 1.97m (6’6”) and dropped a block in round four to place third.
Continue reading Ward and Vale Clear Seven Feet to Tie for Victory in $25,000 International Jumper Puissance, Presented by The Boeing Company
Peter Wylde and YJC graduate Paloma (Canaletto S x Henzo de Brassiere) owned by Kathleen Kamine in the winner’s circle at the American Gold Cup. Taylor Renner photo.
North Salem, N.Y. – Sept. 15, 2016 – The American Gold Cup welcomed 80 athletes to the Grand Prix Field on Thursday to compete and honor legendary horseman Donald V. Little in the $35,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake CSI4*. In the end, it was Peter Wylde (USA) who sped to the top over the large field of international horses and athletes aboard Kathleen Kamine’s Paloma.
“This horse is really coming into her own,” said Wylde of the 10-year-old Holsteiner mare. “She was second in the opening class at the Hampton Classic two weeks ago. She’s incredibly fast. She and I have been working together for almost a year now and it’s really starting to come together. Consistently, show after show, she’s getting a great result. I am excited for her because I think she has a lot in her, more than just the opening class. I think she can do the grand prix eventually. She’s a fighter, a trier and very hot, but she wants to be good so it’s nice — when a mare comes on your side. She did everything today.”
Continue reading Peter Wylde and and YJC Graduate Paloma Speed to Victory in $35,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake CSI4* at American Gold Cup
Pomponio Ranch’s Mendota PR (ASB Conquistador – NZ Madison, by Fernridge Sirroco) wins the Young Jumper 4YO Futurity. Kelly McKnight photo.
Former YJC Champion Caya and Ali Wolff winning the $34,600 FEI Saugerties Jumper Classic. ESI photo.
Saugerties, NY (September 8, 2016): The most prestigious week of the season at HITS-on-the-Hudson, The HITS Championship, commenced on Wednesday with the $34,600 FEI Saugerties Jumper Classic. Riders and horses from half a dozen nations descended on the Grand Prix Ring at HITS Saugerties to contend for the first big victory of the jam-packed week.
Many talented names filled the order of go, including 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist, Beezie Madden, but the team to beat would prove to be 26-year-old Ali Wolff of New Albany, Ohio, aboard Caya, owned by John Wolff.
“I’m glad that Caya has finally gotten the recognition that she deserves. I’ve had her for about four years now and she’s always had the heart to win,” said Wolff. “She is a very special horse, and this is her first CSI – 5* victory, so we’re very happy about that.”
Continue reading Ali Wolff and YJC Graduate, Caya, Bring It Home in the $34,600 FEI Saugerties Jumper Classic
Mandy Porter and Camelot BF (Contiano BF x Cristo)
September 4, 2016 – Del Mar, CA – Supporting up-and-coming talent is essential for the sport to continue to thrive and grow, which is why Blenheim EquiSports is pleased to host the Young Jumper Championships Western League Finals year after year. By offering fourteen shows with qualifying classes throughout the season, with no entry fees and discounted stall fees, Blenheim supports the development of these young jumpers. With a higher number of entries this year, after a round on Thursday, one on Friday and the last one today, plus jump-offs in each division, three Young Jumper champions, ages five, six and seven years old, took a victory gallop with a tricolor ribbon, a brand new cooler and a prize money check.
Continue reading Young Jumper Championships Western League Finals Wrap Up with Impressive Wins
Will Simpson and The Dude (Carry Gold x Argentinus)
Bjorn Ikast and YJC Graduate, Supernatural, Win the $20,000 Interactive Mortgage Horses 10 & Under Futurity Final
September 3, 2016 – Del Mar, CA – Saturday afternoon highlights at the Del Mar Horse Park included the $50,000 Showpark All Seasons Grand Prix and the $20,000 Interactive Mortgage Horses 10 & Under Futurity Final. Catsy Cruz of Mexico set the tracks, with her educated eye on encouraging the young horses and challenging the 1.50m show jumpers. Will Simpson and The Dude (Nicole Walker, owner) illustrated their dynamic partnership once again by leading the grand prix victory gallop, and Bjorn Ikast rode his nine-year-old, Supernatural, to the win in the futurity finals.
Continue reading Will Simpson and YJC Graduate, The Dude, Do it Again in the $50,000 Showpark All Seasons Grand Prix
Jimmy Torano and YJC graduate Levland (Levantos I x Corrado I) Win High Performance Hunter Championship. Photo credit: Shawn McMillen
Bridgehampton, NY – August 31, 2016 –Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Levland, owned by The Levland Group, captured the prestigious High Performance Hunter Championship in the Anne Aspinall Ring at the 41st annual Hampton Classic. Scott Stewart and Cameo, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker, won the reserve championship.
“When you talk about the High Performance division, it takes a special horse and Levland is that horse. He has so much ability. He is very scopey, he’s got a big stride and he’s careful with very good technique, which is what you want in a horse,” said Torano. “It’s nice to win. The only time I have ever been champion at the Classic was twenty plus years ago, so to be champion in the High Performance is a big deal.”
Revised 8.30.16. Items in red below designate changes since last update. For complete results and standings, go to the Standings Page.
Front Runners – CARRASCA Z
Carrasca Z (Asca Z x Calato), pictured here at the 2015 FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium, has joined his stablemate Catania Saflo Z at the top of the YJC Eastern League 6-year-old standings. Carrasca Z was Champion of the Young Jumper Futurity Midwest Regional at 4, and was bred in the US by Hyperion Stud. Sportfot photo.
Continue reading Young Jumper Leader Board – 30 August 2016
Michelle Parker and two-time YJC Champion, Cupilor (Lupicor x Edison).
August 25, 2016 – Del Mar, CA – Forty-nine horse and rider combinations competed in the $25,000 Markel Insurance 1.40m Grand Prix on an ideal Del Mar afternoon. As one of five remaining qualifiers this season, three more at Blenheim shows coming this fall, current series leader Michelle Parker secured her top spot with a sweet victory aboard Cross Creek Farms’ Cupilor.
Continue reading Michelle Parker & YJC Graduate Cupilor Score in Markel Insurance Grand Prix