Peter Leone and YJC Graduate Wayfarer Top $50,000 Grand Prix CSI 2* at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival

Peter Leone and Lionshare Farm's homebred Wayfarer (Languster Prydsholm x Lancer II). Sportfot photo.

Peter Leone and Lionshare Farm’s homebred Wayfarer (Languster Prydsholm x Lancer II). Sportfot photo.

Wellington, FL – February 26, 2017 – Peter Leone (USA) and Wayfarer concluded week seven of the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) with a win in the $50,000 Grand Prix CSI 2* on Sunday, February 26, in Wellington, FL. Also competing on Sunday, Samuel Parot (CHI) and Quick du Pottier topped the $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic.

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New Dates & Location in 2017 for Young Jumper Championships at Blenheim EquiSports

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February 20, 2017 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Mark your calendars, this year four Championships and Finals have changed dates and locations. It’s certain to be a busy fall, and Blenheim looks forward to hosting some excellent events, so please note the changes below.
 
Showpark Summer Classic, August 16-20, 2017: The Sallie B. Wheeler US National Hunter Breeding Championships, West will be held at the Del Mar Horse Park one week earlier than previous years.

 

September 13-17, 2017: The Blenheim Fall Tournament,  located at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano, will now host the Interactive Mortgage Horses 10 & Under Futurity Final.

 

September 20-24, 2017: The International Jumping Festival, also in San Juan Capistrano, will proudly host the Young Jumper Championships Western League Final, for five, six and seven-year-olds, along with the IJF Four Year Old Regionals.

 

And to increase opportunities for competitors, the North American League (NAL) West Coast Finals for Children and Adult Hunter riders as well as Children, Adult and 1.30m Jr-A/O Jumper riders has moved from Las Vegas to San Juan Capistrano. The 2017 event, hosted by Blenheim EquiSports, will also be held during September’s International Jumping Festival.
 

 

 

 
Additional program schedules, details and more can be found in the 2017 Spring Prize List.
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Blenheim EquiSports, an equestrian event management company based in San Juan Capistrano, CA, produces events in three locations: San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar and Las Vegas, NV. The events include USEF “Premier” rated hunter-jumper shows featuring multiple grand prix events, a Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League event, USHJA International Hunter Derbies, Pony Finals, Medal Finals and more. More at showpark.com.

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Minikus and YJC Graduate Zephyr Return to the Winner’s Circle in Week Five at 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival

Todd Minikus and YJC graduate Zephyr (Landor S x Calvados). Sportfot photo.

Todd Minikus and YJC graduate Zephyr (Landor S x Calvados). Sportfot photo.

Wellington, FL – February 10, 2017 – Todd Minikus (USA) and Wyndmont’s Zephyr continued their winning form on Friday, February 10, at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL, with a top finish in the $35,000 Illustrated Properties 1.45m speed class following back-to-back victories in week three.
WEF 5, sponsored by Fidelity Investments®, features CSI 5* competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) through Sunday, February 12, 2017. Highlights include the $380,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, as well as the $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic and the $50,000 Equo Grand Prix CSI 2* on Sunday. Live streaming for the week is available HERE. The 12-week WEF circuit continues through April 2, 2017, awarding over $9 million in prize money.

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Michelle Parker Takes the Cake with YJC Graduate Cupilor in the $75,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix

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Michelle Parker and YJC graduate Cupilor (Lupicor x Edison) on their way to a $75,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix win. ESI photo.

Thermal, CA (January 30, 2017): The HITS Coachella Desert Circuit is in full swing and riders and horses from near and far turned out for the grand finale of Week II, the $75,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix.

The course was set and the crowd was ready to cheer on their favorite competitors to victory. Course designer Florencio Hernandez of Mexico City, Mexico, designed a captivating course for the 34 competitors. Seven would succeed to the jump-off where three would go clear for a shot at the victory.

The team to emerge victorious was Michelle Parker and Cupilor, owned by Cross Creek Farms, Inc. They stole away the win as the second to last trip over the abbreviated course, stopping the clock in a fault-free 44.163-seconds to top the leaderboard.

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Minikus and YJC Graduate Zephyr Take Second Win of Week Three at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival

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Wellington, FL – January 27, 2017 – Todd Minikus (USA) and Wyndmont’s Zephyr jumped to their second win during week three of the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) on Friday, topping the $35,000 Illustrated Properties 1.45m speed class at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL.
WEF three, sponsored by Adequan®, features CSI 3* competition through Sunday, January 29. Highlights include Saturday’s $130,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI 3*, and Sunday’s 35,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic. Both classes can be seen on the live stream HERE. The 12-week WEF circuit continues through April 2, 2017, awarding over $9 million in prize money.

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Ward and Vale Clear Seven Feet to Tie for Victory in $25,000 International Jumper Puissance, Presented by The Boeing Company

Aaron Vale and YJC graduate Finou 4 clear the Puissance wall at 7 feet. Shawn McMillen photo.

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.

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Peter Wylde and and YJC Graduate Paloma Speed to Victory in $35,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake CSI4* at American Gold Cup

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.

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.”

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Pomponio Ranch’s Mendota PR take the Young Jumper 4YO Futurity Western Regional

Pomponio Ranch's Mendota PR (ASB Conquistador - NZ Madison, by Fernridge Sirroco) wins the Young Jumper 4YO Futurity. Kelly McKnight photo.

Pomponio Ranch’s Mendota PR (ASB Conquistador – NZ Madison, by Fernridge Sirroco) wins the Young Jumper 4YO Futurity. Kelly McKnight photo.

Ali Wolff and YJC Graduate, Caya, Bring It Home in the $34,600 FEI Saugerties Jumper Classic

Former YJC Champion Caya and Ali Wolff winning the $34,600 FEI Saugerties Jumper Classic. ESI 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.”

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Young Jumper Championships Western League Finals Wrap Up with Impressive Wins

Mandy Porter and Camelot BF (Contiano BF x Cristo)

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.

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