Beezie Madden and Simon Triumphant in the Longines FEI World Cup ™ Jumping Del Mar at the Del Mar International

The energy and excitement were palpable as spectators congregated in a full Del Mar Arena to watch some of show jumping’s greatest stars tackle Heiko Wahlers’ Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar course. Twenty-eight horse and rider pairs competed head to head

Jillian Percella, National Marketing Manager for Longines presents Beezie Madden with her Longines watch
Photo by: David Buchan

over Wahlers’ imposing design, which featured a number of challenging questions demanding a high degree of accuracy, control and sheer athleticism.

Competitors included Samuel Parot, winner of the Longines FEI World Cup ™Jumping Sacramento last month, Richard Spooner, winner of last night’s Del Mar Charity 1.50M, Jack Hardin Towell, winner of Del Mar’s Welcome earlier in the week, Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden, Will Simpson, Eric Navet, Karl Cook, Alec Lawler, Georgina Bloomberg, Ben Asselin, Quentin Judge, Harley Brown, Kevin Babington and many other showjumping superstars. In all, 28 riders representing eight countries gave the course their best attempt.
“We are very honored to have Longines and the FEI here with us to celebrate the Del Mar International Horse Show,” said Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events. “Being part of the North American League brings a new level of competition to the World Cup Qualifiers and we have enjoyed having riders attend who we do not normally have the pleasure of seeing at our events, including Beezie Madden, Kent Farrington, Lauren Hough, and many more who came out for the Del Mar International Horse Show!”
Beezie Madden and Simon win the
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar
Photo by: David Buchan
R ound One featured 13 obstacles and 16 jum ping efforts, including a double combination (Fence 3a-b)  to a liverpool in a moving 5 or steadier 6 strides, and a triple combination across the diagonal (Fence 9a-b-c).  Airy verticals, imposing oxers, the liverpool, a triple bar and a skinny wall kept riders focused throughout the course. Richard Spooner and Kent Farrington, the first two riders on course both went clean, as did the fifth to ride, Kirsten Coe.  Tensions mounted as five more riders successfully navigated Heiko Wahlers’ first round track to all return for a nail-biter of a jump off, which included a tough turn from Fence 4 to Fence 6, an abrupt right turn from Fence 6 to the 9a-b combination, and required riders to make a sharp left to finish over Fence 11.
Jack Towell and Lucifer V take second in the
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar
Photo by: ESI Photography
First to go in the jump off, Richard Spooner had an amazing round until the last fence, when a heartbreaking rail took him out of the winner’s spot.  Kent Farrington, next to return, also had an unfortunate rail, and then Kirsten Coe aboard Czardas had the crowd cheering as she completed a well-executed clean round in a fairly conservative time of 41.83, leaving the door open for the next riders to catch her. Jack Towell on Lucifer V did just that, with sharp, calculated turns and a clean go in a fast 38.75. However it was Beezie Madden on Simon who delivered a lightning-fast round, flying through the timers in 37.33 seconds with all rails still in their cups. Christian Heineking and Nkh Quanto also went clean but their conservative track put them at 40.80 and into third.
Beezie and Simon lead the victory gallop
for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar
Photo by: ESI Photography
Official Results:
A huge congratulations is in order for all riders and horses for their participation in this challenging event!
Gable, an 11 year old Brittany represents
the Wounded Warrior Project, Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Parsky
teamed up with Richard Spooner and Gable’s Handler, Joanna Hunt
Photo by: David Buchan
Earlier in the evening, spectators had a chance to cheer on their favorite relay teams in West Palms Events’ Charity Woof Cup Challenge, which paired elite Grand Prix and celebrity riders, including Olympic veteran Will Simpson, international Grand Prix riders Richard Spooner, Mandy Porter, Enrique Gonzalez, Eduardo Menezes, and actress and equestrian Kaley Cuoco with an agility dog and handler to complete a relay course for their selected charity.  We thank everyone who participated in and supported these charities and their efforts!
Paired up with Will Simpson, Susanne Glasgow and Hooley
Helped Represent  the Compton JR. Posse
Photo by: David Buchan
Thank you to all our incredible sponsors, spectators, competitors, owners and supporters, we could not be successful without all of you! We hope you all enjoyed the Longines FEI World Cup ™ Jumping Del Mar, we will see you next year!
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Beezie Madden and Simon Triumphant in the Longines FEI World Cup ™ Jumping Del Mar at the Del Mar International

The energy and excitement were palpable as spectators congregated in a full Del Mar Arena to watch some of show jumping’s greatest stars tackle Heiko Wahlers’ Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar course. Twenty-eight horse and rider pairs competed head to head

Jillian Percella, National Marketing Manager for Longines presents Beezie Madden with her Longines watch
Photo by: David Buchan

over Wahlers’ imposing design, which featured a number of challenging questions demanding a high degree of accuracy, control and sheer athleticism.

Competitors included Samuel Parot, winner of the Longines FEI World Cup ™Jumping Sacramento last month, Richard Spooner, winner of last night’s Del Mar Charity 1.50M, Jack Hardin Towell, winner of Del Mar’s Welcome earlier in the week, Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden, Will Simpson, Eric Navet, Karl Cook, Alec Lawler, Georgina Bloomberg, Ben Asselin, Quentin Judge, Harley Brown, Kevin Babington and many other showjumping superstars. In all, 28 riders representing eight countries gave the course their best attempt.
“We are very honored to have Longines and the FEI here with us to celebrate the Del Mar International Horse Show,” said Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events. “Being part of the North American League brings a new level of competition to the World Cup Qualifiers and we have enjoyed having riders attend who we do not normally have the pleasure of seeing at our events, including Beezie Madden, Kent Farrington, Lauren Hough, and many more who came out for the Del Mar International Horse Show!”
Beezie Madden and Simon win the
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar
Photo by: David Buchan
R ound One featured 13 obstacles and 16 jum ping efforts, including a double combination (Fence 3a-b)  to a liverpool in a moving 5 or steadier 6 strides, and a triple combination across the diagonal (Fence 9a-b-c).  Airy verticals, imposing oxers, the liverpool, a triple bar and a skinny wall kept riders focused throughout the course. Richard Spooner and Kent Farrington, the first two riders on course both went clean, as did the fifth to ride, Kirsten Coe.  Tensions mounted as five more riders successfully navigated Heiko Wahlers’ first round track to all return for a nail-biter of a jump off, which included a tough turn from Fence 4 to Fence 6, an abrupt right turn from Fence 6 to the 9a-b combination, and required riders to make a sharp left to finish over Fence 11.
Jack Towell and Lucifer V take second in the
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar
Photo by: ESI Photography
First to go in the jump off, Richard Spooner had an amazing round until the last fence, when a heartbreaking rail took him out of the winner’s spot.  Kent Farrington, next to return, also had an unfortunate rail, and then Kirsten Coe aboard Czardas had the crowd cheering as she completed a well-executed clean round in a fairly conservative time of 41.83, leaving the door open for the next riders to catch her. Jack Towell on Lucifer V did just that, with sharp, calculated turns and a clean go in a fast 38.75. However it was Beezie Madden on Simon who delivered a lightning-fast round, flying through the timers in 37.33 seconds with all rails still in their cups. Christian Heineking and Nkh Quanto also went clean but their conservative track put them at 40.80 and into third.
Beezie and Simon lead the victory gallop
for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar
Photo by: ESI Photography
Official Results:
A huge congratulations is in order for all riders and horses for their participation in this challenging event!
Gable, an 11 year old Brittany represents
the Wounded Warrior Project, Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Parsky
teamed up with Richard Spooner and Gable’s Handler, Joanna Hunt
Photo by: David Buchan
Earlier in the evening, spectators had a chance to cheer on their favorite relay teams in West Palms Events’ Charity Woof Cup Challenge, which paired elite Grand Prix and celebrity riders, including Olympic veteran Will Simpson, international Grand Prix riders Richard Spooner, Mandy Porter, Enrique Gonzalez, Eduardo Menezes, and actress and equestrian Kaley Cuoco with an agility dog and handler to complete a relay course for their selected charity.  We thank everyone who participated in and supported these charities and their efforts!
Paired up with Will Simpson, Susanne Glasgow and Hooley
Helped Represent  the Compton JR. Posse
Photo by: David Buchan
Thank you to all our incredible sponsors, spectators, competitors, owners and supporters, we could not be successful without all of you! We hope you all enjoyed the Longines FEI World Cup ™ Jumping Del Mar, we will see you next year!
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