Kevin Winkel and Osophia Win the Welcome Grand Prix at the Welcome Classic

The Welcome Prix at the Central California Welcome Classic rounded off a beautiful Saturday at the Paso Robles Horse Park. The class contained 17 starters and was expertly designed by course designer Cristina Larangeiro. The Welcome Prix was the debut Grand Prix to be held in the redesigned LD Hayes Arena, which features GGT-Footing and a new berm overlooking the entire arena.
 
“We are so happy everyone is enjoying their time here in Paso Robles,” said Adrienne Karazissis of West Palms Events. “The Welcome Prix today was a ton of fun to watch and we are looking forward to another week of competition at the Paso Robles Horse Park next week!”
 
Kevin Winkel and Osophia win the Welcome Prix
Photo by Grand Pix Photography
 
Only four pairs negotiated the first round without faults, Kevin Winkel and Osophia, Amanda Flint and VDL Wittinger, Kevin Winkel and his second mount Cartel and Sophia Mossman and Carre.
 
The four teams came back for an exciting jump off, with Winkel and his seasoned mount Osophia taking home the blue ribbon and Cartel took third, Flint and VDL Wittinger were one second off the winning pace to take home second and Mossman and Carre rounded out the jump off, earning fourth place.
 
Place
Number
Horse
Owner
Rider
Round 1 Faults
Jump Off Faults
Jump Off Time
1 161 Osophia Maplewood, Inc Kevin Winkel     35.6
2 217 VDL Wittinger Amanda Flint Amanda Flint     36.61
3 159 Cartel Maplewood, Inc Kevin Winkel   8 40.57
4 238 Carre Sophia Mossman Sophia Mossman   8 41.03
5 185 Cinderella Tyler Stewart Tyler Stewart 4    
6 184 Coralin 6 Daniel Ighani Daniel Ighani 4    
7 149 Onyx Georgia Brown Andrew Jayne 4    
8 125 SLY Blitz Sport Horses Glee White 4    
9 641 Rallie des Etoiles San Gabriel Mauricio Ortega Mauricio Ortega 4    
10 129 Manito Calissanne Z Kc Sports Llc Glee White 4    
11 239 Zola Sophia Mossman Sophia Mossman 8    
12 216 Diomara VDL Amanda Flint Amanda Flint 16    
 
The USHJA National Hunter Derby began the weekend’s special classes on Friday afternoon. The course was created by course designer Meghan Rawlins and included multiple options and a wonderful route around the Hunter Ring.
 
Stephen Pellett and Dutch Identity won the USHJA National Hunter Derby
Photo by Grand Pix Photography
 
At the conclusion of the two rounds, Stephen Pellett and Maddie Hale’s Dutch Identity came out on top with the blue ribbon. Nancy Thomas captured second and third on Hannah Schneider’s Pavie and Ally Dickson’s Pikasso, respectfully.  
 
Stephen Pellett and Dutch Identity in the USHJA National Hunter Derby
Photo by Grand Pix Photography
 
Place
Number
Horse
Owner
Rider
1 171 Dutch Identity Maddie Hale Stephen Pellett
2 627 Pavie Hannah Schneider Nancy Thomas
3 122 Pikasso Ally Dickson Nancy Thomas
4 108 Perseus YC Erin Gibbs Karen Catov-Goodell
5 219 Bellamae Andrea Schroeder Andrea Schroeder
6 626 Kiss Me Keilty Archibald Nancy Thomas
7 178 Tara Tara Ardalan Sophie Amundson
8 226 High Eagel Sierra Willard Sierra Willard
9 151 Oso Grand Julie Von Hennig Corinne Shaw
10 629 Chiquita 59 La Reina Ranch Hailey Hak
 
 
Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2017 show season by  visiting our website  and following us on  Facebook , Instagram and Twitter !
 
Danielle Ballard for West Palms Events
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Kevin Winkel and Osophia Win the Welcome Grand Prix at the Welcome Classic

The Welcome Prix at the Central California Welcome Classic rounded off a beautiful Saturday at the Paso Robles Horse Park. The class contained 17 starters and was expertly designed by course designer Cristina Larangeiro. The Welcome Prix was the debut Grand Prix to be held in the redesigned LD Hayes Arena, which features GGT-Footing and a new berm overlooking the entire arena.
 
“We are so happy everyone is enjoying their time here in Paso Robles,” said Adrienne Karazissis of West Palms Events. “The Welcome Prix today was a ton of fun to watch and we are looking forward to another week of competition at the Paso Robles Horse Park next week!”
 
Kevin Winkel and Osophia win the Welcome Prix
Photo by Grand Pix Photography
 
Only four pairs negotiated the first round without faults, Kevin Winkel and Osophia, Amanda Flint and VDL Wittinger, Kevin Winkel and his second mount Cartel and Sophia Mossman and Carre.
 
The four teams came back for an exciting jump off, with Winkel and his seasoned mount Osophia taking home the blue ribbon and Cartel took third, Flint and VDL Wittinger were one second off the winning pace to take home second and Mossman and Carre rounded out the jump off, earning fourth place.
 
Place
Number
Horse
Owner
Rider
Round 1 Faults
Jump Off Faults
Jump Off Time
1 161 Osophia Maplewood, Inc Kevin Winkel     35.6
2 217 VDL Wittinger Amanda Flint Amanda Flint     36.61
3 159 Cartel Maplewood, Inc Kevin Winkel   8 40.57
4 238 Carre Sophia Mossman Sophia Mossman   8 41.03
5 185 Cinderella Tyler Stewart Tyler Stewart 4    
6 184 Coralin 6 Daniel Ighani Daniel Ighani 4    
7 149 Onyx Georgia Brown Andrew Jayne 4    
8 125 SLY Blitz Sport Horses Glee White 4    
9 641 Rallie des Etoiles San Gabriel Mauricio Ortega Mauricio Ortega 4    
10 129 Manito Calissanne Z Kc Sports Llc Glee White 4    
11 239 Zola Sophia Mossman Sophia Mossman 8    
12 216 Diomara VDL Amanda Flint Amanda Flint 16    
 
The USHJA National Hunter Derby began the weekend’s special classes on Friday afternoon. The course was created by course designer Meghan Rawlins and included multiple options and a wonderful route around the Hunter Ring.
 
Stephen Pellett and Dutch Identity won the USHJA National Hunter Derby
Photo by Grand Pix Photography
 
At the conclusion of the two rounds, Stephen Pellett and Maddie Hale’s Dutch Identity came out on top with the blue ribbon. Nancy Thomas captured second and third on Hannah Schneider’s Pavie and Ally Dickson’s Pikasso, respectfully.  
 
Stephen Pellett and Dutch Identity in the USHJA National Hunter Derby
Photo by Grand Pix Photography
 
Place
Number
Horse
Owner
Rider
1 171 Dutch Identity Maddie Hale Stephen Pellett
2 627 Pavie Hannah Schneider Nancy Thomas
3 122 Pikasso Ally Dickson Nancy Thomas
4 108 Perseus YC Erin Gibbs Karen Catov-Goodell
5 219 Bellamae Andrea Schroeder Andrea Schroeder
6 626 Kiss Me Keilty Archibald Nancy Thomas
7 178 Tara Tara Ardalan Sophie Amundson
8 226 High Eagel Sierra Willard Sierra Willard
9 151 Oso Grand Julie Von Hennig Corinne Shaw
10 629 Chiquita 59 La Reina Ranch Hailey Hak
 
 
Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2017 show season by  visiting our website  and following us on  Facebook , Instagram and Twitter !
 
Danielle Ballard for West Palms Events
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