Eric Navet and The Flying Ham Flew to Victory Tonight in the Welcome Prix

Tonight’s Del Mar Welcome Prix concluded two nights of special classes at the Del Mar International Horse Show for Welcome Week. The course was designed by international course designer, Werner Deeg of Germany, and contained 13 obstacles with a total of 16 efforts.
The speed course challenged the riders and their horses with a bending line from a lofty oxer on the rail to a verical – oxter combination, where many riders had the vertical down. The second challenge that tested the riders was an oxer – vertical combination on the rail to a bending line, followed by an inside turn to a vertical; a turn that you had to keep tidy if you wanted a shot in the top three placings.
Eric Navet and Signe Ostby’s The Flying Ham
won the Del Mar Welcome Prix at the Del Mar International Horse Show
Photo by McCool Photography for West Palms Events
Nayel Nassar and Baraka were second to go in the class after Kristin Hardin and Firestone S. Nassar and Baraka had an incredibly swift round, clear in a time of 66.49 to take the lead early from Hardin, who had a clean round, but a slower time of 70.96. Vhani Khosla and her own Billy Mexico went about half way through the class, knowing they had to put up an impressive time to take the lead from Nassar. Their fast pace and tight turns awarded them the lead with a clean round in a time of 66.04!
Eric Navet went a few rounds after Khosla on Signe Ostby’s The Flying Ham. They certainly flew tonight, shutting out the competition with a clear round in an astounding time of 63.10, which would maintain the lead through the end of the exciting speed class, earning a blue ribbon.
Eric Navet and Signe Ostby’s The Flying Ham won the Del Mar Welcome Prix
Shown with Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events
Photo by McCool Photography for West Palms Events
Del Mar Welcome Prix Results:
PLACE NUMBER HORSE OWNER RIDER FAULTS TIME
1 461 The Flying Ham Signe Ostby Eric Navet 0 63.103
2 137 Billy Mexico Vani Khosla Vani Khosla 0 66.046
3 381 CIcomein vdl Hkc Collection Llc Tina Yates 0 66.38
4 398 Baraka Nayel Nassar Nayel Nassar 0 66.493
5 337 Caruso De La Pomme Victoria West Ray Texel 0 67.189
6 190 UDAM Jill Blunt Jill Blunt 0 67.471
7 486 Concorde The Epic Group Llc Chris Pratt 0 69.735
8 181 Firestone S Nicolette Hirt Kristin Hardin 0 70.961
9 366 Chestina Z Bjorn Ikast Bjorn Ikast 0 71.185
10 324 Vancouver 45 Cross Creek Farms, Inc Michelle Parker 4 65.685
11 177 Danton Highland Farms Sarah Lambert 4 71.791
12 299 Alimit Coxe Horses LLC Hugh Mutch 4 72.797
Friday night, we began the evening with the South Shore Farm USHJA Hunter Derby Presented by Fleeceworks. The class had 21 starters, with impressive derby riders including Jenny Karazissis, Peter Lombardo and many others. The course was designed by Paul Jewel of New Jersey and took the horses around a beautiful course. In the end, it was Jenny Karazissis and Hope Town Farms’ impressive Undeniable who ended up with the blue. Karazissis also took home second place on Lisa Hankin’s Puissance R, and Peter Lombardo rounded out the top three on Janie Andrew’s Tache Rouge.
Jenny Karazissis and Undeniable are victorious in the
South Shore Farm USHJA National Hunter Derby Presented by Fleeceworks
Shown with Nicole Kane (L) of South Shore Farm
Photo by McCool Photography for West Palms Events
South Shore Farm USHJA National Hunter Derby
Presented by Fleeceworks Results:
PLACE NUMBER HORSE OWNER RIDER
1 520 Undeniable Hope Town Farms Jenny Karazissis
2 522 Puissance R Lisa Hankin Jenny Karazissis
3 547 Tache Rouge Janie Andrew Peter Lombardo
4 291 Liberte Sara Someck Jenny Karazissis
5 374 Matador Taylor Cusumano Jamie Sailor
6 521 P.S. I Love You Dulcie Lou Morris Jenny Karazissis
7 544 Academy Award Ashley Weiman Peter Lombardo
8 119 Primo Anna Byrnes Amy Gau
9 156 Heartthrob Andie Lou Hayden Ariel Black
10 306 Don Pedro Emma Eschenbach Maja Lindemann
11 770 Notorious Lillian Clarkson Lillian Clarkson
12 290 Le Fleur Colleen Someck Jenny Karazissis
Later that evening in the Del Mar Arena, Deeg set up the LA Saddlery 1.45M course. The class had 32 starters and allowed 14 into the jump off, with only four of those jumping double clear. Michelle Parker and Cross Creek Farms’ Cupilor sped off with the win, with a double clear ride in a speedy time of 40.42 seconds! The always fast Kristin Hardin and Nicolette Hirt’s Firestone S were on Parker’s heels, but were not quick enough, finishing in second with a time of 42.35. Christian Heineking and NKH’s NKH Calango rounded out the top three in a clear time of 43.27.
Michelle Parker and Cupilor win the blue in the LA Saddlery 1.45M
Shown with Jesse Silverstone (center) of LA Saddlery
Photo by McCool Photography for West Palms Events
LA Saddlery 1.45M Results:
PLACE NUMBER HORSE OWNER RIDER ROUND ONE FAULTS JUMP OFF FAULTS JUMP OFF TIME
1 320 Cupilor Cross Creek Farms, Inc Michelle Parker 0 0 40.42
2 181 Firestone S Nicolette Hirt Kristin Hardin 0 0  42.35
3 525 NKH Calango Nkh LLC Christian Heineking 0 0 43.27
4 218 Dora the Explorer Wembley Farms Inc Lauren Crooks 0 0 44.34
5 141 W Zermie 13 Woodacres Stables Llc Zazou Hoffman 0 4 41.04
6 473 Dubai Neil Jones Equestrian Inc Mavis Spencer 0 4 41.17
7 226 Caretol Moonlite Beach, LLC Marc Grock 0 4 42.75
8 391 Lafino 4 Katie Harris Katie Harris 0 4 44.39
9 435 Adoro Ali Nilforushan Francie Nilforushan 0 4 45.38
10 330 NJK No Regret Njk Show Jumpers, Inc Nicole Haunert 0 4 46.11
11 190 UDAM Jill Blunt Jill Blunt 0 8 41.82
12 336 Baldira Katie Harris Ray Texel 0 8 42.32
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for Classic Sunday!
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy top international equestrian competition in 2016. Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2016 show season by visiting our website and following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Danielle Ballard for West Palms Events
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Eric Navet and The Flying Ham Flew to Victory Tonight in the Welcome Prix

Tonight’s Del Mar Welcome Prix concluded two nights of special classes at the Del Mar International Horse Show for Welcome Week. The course was designed by international course designer, Werner Deeg of Germany, and contained 13 obstacles with a total of 16 efforts.
The speed course challenged the riders and their horses with a bending line from a lofty oxer on the rail to a verical – oxter combination, where many riders had the vertical down. The second challenge that tested the riders was an oxer – vertical combination on the rail to a bending line, followed by an inside turn to a vertical; a turn that you had to keep tidy if you wanted a shot in the top three placings.
Eric Navet and Signe Ostby’s The Flying Ham
won the Del Mar Welcome Prix at the Del Mar International Horse Show
Photo by McCool Photography for West Palms Events
Nayel Nassar and Baraka were second to go in the class after Kristin Hardin and Firestone S. Nassar and Baraka had an incredibly swift round, clear in a time of 66.49 to take the lead early from Hardin, who had a clean round, but a slower time of 70.96. Vhani Khosla and her own Billy Mexico went about half way through the class, knowing they had to put up an impressive time to take the lead from Nassar. Their fast pace and tight turns awarded them the lead with a clean round in a time of 66.04!
Eric Navet went a few rounds after Khosla on Signe Ostby’s The Flying Ham. They certainly flew tonight, shutting out the competition with a clear round in an astounding time of 63.10, which would maintain the lead through the end of the exciting speed class, earning a blue ribbon.
Eric Navet and Signe Ostby’s The Flying Ham won the Del Mar Welcome Prix
Shown with Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events
Photo by McCool Photography for West Palms Events
Del Mar Welcome Prix Results:
PLACE NUMBER HORSE OWNER RIDER FAULTS TIME
1 461 The Flying Ham Signe Ostby Eric Navet 0 63.103
2 137 Billy Mexico Vani Khosla Vani Khosla 0 66.046
3 381 CIcomein vdl Hkc Collection Llc Tina Yates 0 66.38
4 398 Baraka Nayel Nassar Nayel Nassar 0 66.493
5 337 Caruso De La Pomme Victoria West Ray Texel 0 67.189
6 190 UDAM Jill Blunt Jill Blunt 0 67.471
7 486 Concorde The Epic Group Llc Chris Pratt 0 69.735
8 181 Firestone S Nicolette Hirt Kristin Hardin 0 70.961
9 366 Chestina Z Bjorn Ikast Bjorn Ikast 0 71.185
10 324 Vancouver 45 Cross Creek Farms, Inc Michelle Parker 4 65.685
11 177 Danton Highland Farms Sarah Lambert 4 71.791
12 299 Alimit Coxe Horses LLC Hugh Mutch 4 72.797
Friday night, we began the evening with the South Shore Farm USHJA Hunter Derby Presented by Fleeceworks. The class had 21 starters, with impressive derby riders including Jenny Karazissis, Peter Lombardo and many others. The course was designed by Paul Jewel of New Jersey and took the horses around a beautiful course. In the end, it was Jenny Karazissis and Hope Town Farms’ impressive Undeniable who ended up with the blue. Karazissis also took home second place on Lisa Hankin’s Puissance R, and Peter Lombardo rounded out the top three on Janie Andrew’s Tache Rouge.
Jenny Karazissis and Undeniable are victorious in the
South Shore Farm USHJA National Hunter Derby Presented by Fleeceworks
Shown with Nicole Kane (L) of South Shore Farm
Photo by McCool Photography for West Palms Events
South Shore Farm USHJA National Hunter Derby
Presented by Fleeceworks Results:
PLACE NUMBER HORSE OWNER RIDER
1 520 Undeniable Hope Town Farms Jenny Karazissis
2 522 Puissance R Lisa Hankin Jenny Karazissis
3 547 Tache Rouge Janie Andrew Peter Lombardo
4 291 Liberte Sara Someck Jenny Karazissis
5 374 Matador Taylor Cusumano Jamie Sailor
6 521 P.S. I Love You Dulcie Lou Morris Jenny Karazissis
7 544 Academy Award Ashley Weiman Peter Lombardo
8 119 Primo Anna Byrnes Amy Gau
9 156 Heartthrob Andie Lou Hayden Ariel Black
10 306 Don Pedro Emma Eschenbach Maja Lindemann
11 770 Notorious Lillian Clarkson Lillian Clarkson
12 290 Le Fleur Colleen Someck Jenny Karazissis
Later that evening in the Del Mar Arena, Deeg set up the LA Saddlery 1.45M course. The class had 32 starters and allowed 14 into the jump off, with only four of those jumping double clear. Michelle Parker and Cross Creek Farms’ Cupilor sped off with the win, with a double clear ride in a speedy time of 40.42 seconds! The always fast Kristin Hardin and Nicolette Hirt’s Firestone S were on Parker’s heels, but were not quick enough, finishing in second with a time of 42.35. Christian Heineking and NKH’s NKH Calango rounded out the top three in a clear time of 43.27.
Michelle Parker and Cupilor win the blue in the LA Saddlery 1.45M
Shown with Jesse Silverstone (center) of LA Saddlery
Photo by McCool Photography for West Palms Events
LA Saddlery 1.45M Results:
PLACE NUMBER HORSE OWNER RIDER ROUND ONE FAULTS JUMP OFF FAULTS JUMP OFF TIME
1 320 Cupilor Cross Creek Farms, Inc Michelle Parker 0 0 40.42
2 181 Firestone S Nicolette Hirt Kristin Hardin 0 0  42.35
3 525 NKH Calango Nkh LLC Christian Heineking 0 0 43.27
4 218 Dora the Explorer Wembley Farms Inc Lauren Crooks 0 0 44.34
5 141 W Zermie 13 Woodacres Stables Llc Zazou Hoffman 0 4 41.04
6 473 Dubai Neil Jones Equestrian Inc Mavis Spencer 0 4 41.17
7 226 Caretol Moonlite Beach, LLC Marc Grock 0 4 42.75
8 391 Lafino 4 Katie Harris Katie Harris 0 4 44.39
9 435 Adoro Ali Nilforushan Francie Nilforushan 0 4 45.38
10 330 NJK No Regret Njk Show Jumpers, Inc Nicole Haunert 0 4 46.11
11 190 UDAM Jill Blunt Jill Blunt 0 8 41.82
12 336 Baldira Katie Harris Ray Texel 0 8 42.32
We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for Classic Sunday!
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy top international equestrian competition in 2016. Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2016 show season by visiting our website and following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Danielle Ballard for West Palms Events
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