Del Mar International Welcome Week Concludes With A Bang

The Del Mar International Horse Show kicked off three weeks of competition with a stacked line up of national and international competitors including show-jumping favorites Will Simpson, Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden, Lauren Hough, Eric Navet, Karl Cook and many more.

The week was well rounded between the Hunter and Jumper rings, including three grand prix’s, a Grand Prix Hunter Derby, the PCHA/Equine Insurance Child/Adult Hunter Championship and all our very special Hunter and Jumper Classics on Classic Sunday!

In the PCHA/Equine Insurance Child/Adult Hunter Championship, Karen O’Leonard and La Reina Ranch’s LRR Barnaby repeated their win yesterday with another spectacular round today, winning Round 2 and earning the Overall Championship out of 30 entries in this prestigious event.  Second place in today’s Round 2 went to Amy Concha riding her own Capella, and third was awarded to Macallan, owned and ridden by Amber Ayyad. Amber and Macallan’s consistent pace and expressive jump carried them into 2nd place for the Overall Championship, and third Overall went to Athabasca, owned and ridden by Anne Marie Mueller. Congratulations to all!

Karen O’Leonard and LRR Barnaby win the
PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Hunter Championship
From Left: Janelle Dewitt of PCHA, Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events,
Nick and Adrienne Karazissis, Karen O’Leonard and family, Penny, Dale Harvey of West Palms Events
Photo by: ESI Photography

Congratulations are in order for Kathleen Butler, who flawlessly piloted Haley Farms LLC’s Georgetown to the win in the $1,000 CWD Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic today. Twenty-one entries tackled the tricky 1.20M course, and in the end Georgetown and Kathleen made it happen. The red ribbon went to Cool Crystal, owned by Laura Gerst and ridden by Gillian Mihanovic, and Dancer, with owner/rider Alex Trubey in the irons, finished up in third.

Kathleen Butler and Georgetown win the
CWD Modified JR/AM Jumper Classic
Lindsay McKinnon of CWD and Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events
Photo by: ESI Photography

The Magnolia Farms Junior/Low Junior 3’3″ Hunter Classic saw the top two placings go to Magnolia Farm horses: first place was earned by Verdana, ridden by Mikayla Stewart, and second awarded to Andover, ridden by Jillian Stuart. Rounding out our top three junior hunters, Easy Time, owned and ridden by Emma Hansen, took home third place.

Mikayla Stuart and Verdana win the Magnolia Farms JR/Low JR Working Hunter Classic
From Left: Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events, Mikayla Stuart of Magnolia Farms and Philip Cillis
Photo by: ESI Photography

In the $500 Lewis Circle of Horses Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic, Laurene Navat did her father Eric proud, as she guided Academic Victory, owned by Josephina Nor Stables LLC to the blue. Second place went to Coast Guard, owned and ridden by Hanna Merrell, and Brown Eyed Girl took third, with owner/rider Melissa Ordas aboard.

Eric Navet is a proud dad of Laurene Navet and Academic Victory in their win of the
Lewis Circle of Horses Low CH/AD Jumper Classic
Photo by: ESI Photography
Sunday concluded in the Del Mar Arena with the $45,500 Grand Prix of the Pacific Presented by Copernicus Stables. The competition was thick, with Lauren Hough, Kent Farrington, Will Simpson, Jack Hardin Towell, Eric Navet, Eduardo Menezes, and many more making up a class of 31 starters in the afternoon’s FEI Grand Prix.

 

Will Simpson and The Dude win two in a row at the
Del Mar International Horse Show
From left: Monarch International Team Member, Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events,
Will Simpson, Klaus Von Heidegger Owner of Monarch International,
Assistant Audrey Norrel, Dale Harvey of West Palms Events,
and Monarch International Team Member
Photo By: ESI Photography
Steve Stephen’s beautiful course proved to be a fair trial for the teams that competed, with some tricky spots, including multiple combinations and three bending lines that took them around the entire arena, testing the athletes’ agility and stamina. Eight teams advanced to
Karl Cook and Tembla take second in the
Grand Prix of the Pacific Presented by Copernicus Stables
Photo by: ESI Photography
the jump-off, which took the pairs around the arena again in round two, allowing them to open up their horses’ stride, covering a lot of ground!

In the end, Will Simpson and The Dude, who just came off a win earlier in the week in the LA Saddlery 1.45M Speed Class, put up an astounding time of 39.59 seconds! The closest competitor behind Simpson was Karl Cook and Tembla, with a clean round in a time of 40.21. Cook is a frequent face in top placings, having placed fourth in the LA Saddlery 1.45M and second in the Del Mar Welcome Prix. Eric Navet and Jonkheer Z, another familiar pair in the winner’s circle, rounded out the top three with another clear jump-off round in a time of 41.81.

Place
Horse
Owner
Rider
Faults Round 1
Time Round 1
Faults Round 2
Time Round 2
1 The Dude Monarch International William Simpson 0 76.2 0 39.59
2 Tembla Signe Ostby Karl Cook 0 76.7 0 40.21
3 Jonkheer Z Signe Ostby Eric Navet 0 76.29 0 41.81
4 Ludwig’s Joker B Hc Sport Horses Sayre Happy 0 79.2 0 45.37
5 Belle Fleur 38 Haity Mcnerney Kent Farrington 0 76.89 4 40.84
6 Reconnaissance Laura Mateo Lauren Hough 0 78.15 4 43.33
7 Basimodo Signe Ostby Karl Cook 0 78.23 8 41.19
8 Saint Quentin Peter Petschenig Peter Petschenig 0 77.49 18 55.3

Congratulations to all the competitors and a very special thank you to our sponsors. This week held a fantastic competition, and it is only going to get better as we move towards the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar on October 17 at 6:45PM. You will not want to miss all of these world class athletes competing for World Cup Points here at the Del Mar International Horse Show! Check out all the information and purchase your tickets by visiting www.jumpdelmar.com. See you this week!

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Del Mar International Welcome Week Concludes With A Bang

The Del Mar International Horse Show kicked off three weeks of competition with a stacked line up of national and international competitors including show-jumping favorites Will Simpson, Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden, Lauren Hough, Eric Navet, Karl Cook and many more.

The week was well rounded between the Hunter and Jumper rings, including three grand prix’s, a Grand Prix Hunter Derby, the PCHA/Equine Insurance Child/Adult Hunter Championship and all our very special Hunter and Jumper Classics on Classic Sunday!

In the PCHA/Equine Insurance Child/Adult Hunter Championship, Karen O’Leonard and La Reina Ranch’s LRR Barnaby repeated their win yesterday with another spectacular round today, winning Round 2 and earning the Overall Championship out of 30 entries in this prestigious event.  Second place in today’s Round 2 went to Amy Concha riding her own Capella, and third was awarded to Macallan, owned and ridden by Amber Ayyad. Amber and Macallan’s consistent pace and expressive jump carried them into 2nd place for the Overall Championship, and third Overall went to Athabasca, owned and ridden by Anne Marie Mueller. Congratulations to all!

Karen O’Leonard and LRR Barnaby win the
PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Hunter Championship
From Left: Janelle Dewitt of PCHA, Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events,
Nick and Adrienne Karazissis, Karen O’Leonard and family, Penny, Dale Harvey of West Palms Events
Photo by: ESI Photography

Congratulations are in order for Kathleen Butler, who flawlessly piloted Haley Farms LLC’s Georgetown to the win in the $1,000 CWD Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic today. Twenty-one entries tackled the tricky 1.20M course, and in the end Georgetown and Kathleen made it happen. The red ribbon went to Cool Crystal, owned by Laura Gerst and ridden by Gillian Mihanovic, and Dancer, with owner/rider Alex Trubey in the irons, finished up in third.

Kathleen Butler and Georgetown win the
CWD Modified JR/AM Jumper Classic
Lindsay McKinnon of CWD and Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events
Photo by: ESI Photography

The Magnolia Farms Junior/Low Junior 3’3″ Hunter Classic saw the top two placings go to Magnolia Farm horses: first place was earned by Verdana, ridden by Mikayla Stewart, and second awarded to Andover, ridden by Jillian Stuart. Rounding out our top three junior hunters, Easy Time, owned and ridden by Emma Hansen, took home third place.

Mikayla Stuart and Verdana win the Magnolia Farms JR/Low JR Working Hunter Classic
From Left: Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events, Mikayla Stuart of Magnolia Farms and Philip Cillis
Photo by: ESI Photography

In the $500 Lewis Circle of Horses Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic, Laurene Navat did her father Eric proud, as she guided Academic Victory, owned by Josephina Nor Stables LLC to the blue. Second place went to Coast Guard, owned and ridden by Hanna Merrell, and Brown Eyed Girl took third, with owner/rider Melissa Ordas aboard.

Eric Navet is a proud dad of Laurene Navet and Academic Victory in their win of the
Lewis Circle of Horses Low CH/AD Jumper Classic
Photo by: ESI Photography
Sunday concluded in the Del Mar Arena with the $45,500 Grand Prix of the Pacific Presented by Copernicus Stables. The competition was thick, with Lauren Hough, Kent Farrington, Will Simpson, Jack Hardin Towell, Eric Navet, Eduardo Menezes, and many more making up a class of 31 starters in the afternoon’s FEI Grand Prix.

 

Will Simpson and The Dude win two in a row at the
Del Mar International Horse Show
From left: Monarch International Team Member, Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events,
Will Simpson, Klaus Von Heidegger Owner of Monarch International,
Assistant Audrey Norrel, Dale Harvey of West Palms Events,
and Monarch International Team Member
Photo By: ESI Photography
Steve Stephen’s beautiful course proved to be a fair trial for the teams that competed, with some tricky spots, including multiple combinations and three bending lines that took them around the entire arena, testing the athletes’ agility and stamina. Eight teams advanced to
Karl Cook and Tembla take second in the
Grand Prix of the Pacific Presented by Copernicus Stables
Photo by: ESI Photography
the jump-off, which took the pairs around the arena again in round two, allowing them to open up their horses’ stride, covering a lot of ground!

In the end, Will Simpson and The Dude, who just came off a win earlier in the week in the LA Saddlery 1.45M Speed Class, put up an astounding time of 39.59 seconds! The closest competitor behind Simpson was Karl Cook and Tembla, with a clean round in a time of 40.21. Cook is a frequent face in top placings, having placed fourth in the LA Saddlery 1.45M and second in the Del Mar Welcome Prix. Eric Navet and Jonkheer Z, another familiar pair in the winner’s circle, rounded out the top three with another clear jump-off round in a time of 41.81.

Place
Horse
Owner
Rider
Faults Round 1
Time Round 1
Faults Round 2
Time Round 2
1 The Dude Monarch International William Simpson 0 76.2 0 39.59
2 Tembla Signe Ostby Karl Cook 0 76.7 0 40.21
3 Jonkheer Z Signe Ostby Eric Navet 0 76.29 0 41.81
4 Ludwig’s Joker B Hc Sport Horses Sayre Happy 0 79.2 0 45.37
5 Belle Fleur 38 Haity Mcnerney Kent Farrington 0 76.89 4 40.84
6 Reconnaissance Laura Mateo Lauren Hough 0 78.15 4 43.33
7 Basimodo Signe Ostby Karl Cook 0 78.23 8 41.19
8 Saint Quentin Peter Petschenig Peter Petschenig 0 77.49 18 55.3

Congratulations to all the competitors and a very special thank you to our sponsors. This week held a fantastic competition, and it is only going to get better as we move towards the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar on October 17 at 6:45PM. You will not want to miss all of these world class athletes competing for World Cup Points here at the Del Mar International Horse Show! Check out all the information and purchase your tickets by visiting www.jumpdelmar.com. See you this week!

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