Mandy Porter and Eminent Put In a Spectacular Effort to Take the Win In the $25,000 Del Mar Welcome Prix

Top national and international hunters and jumpers descended upon the Del Mar Fairgrounds this week, competing for highest accolades and prizes in their divisions. Beautiful weather held steady, and Del Mar’s famous seaside setting made for a fantastic first week of the Del Mar International Horse Show. Spectators and competitors alike have enjoyed Del Mar’s recent renovations, improvements and upgrades, including the creation of two new arenas with the move of the FEI stabling and schooling area.
Buddy Brown and Finally Ours win the
South Shore Farms Grand Prix Hunter Derby
Presented by Fleeceworks
Photo by: ESI Photography
Results this week include Buddy Brown’s spectacular finish aboard Finally Ours to clinch the $5,000 South Shore Farm Grand Prix Hunter Derby Presented by Fleeceworks.
Brown and Finally Ours are the defending champions of the 2014 Del Mar International Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, which occurs next week. Brown and Finally ours topped the competition in 2014 and are setting themselves up for a wonderful week of competition leading up to the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Series Finale next weekend! Michael Leon and West Coast Equine Partners’ Versailles earned second place in the South Shore Farm Grand Prix Hunter Derby Presented by Fleeceworks and Jenny Karazissis piloting Hope Town Farms’ Undeniable to round out the top three.
The Del Mar Arena saw Will Simpson and The Dude rocket into first place out of 39 starters on Friday evening in the $25,000 LA Saddlery 1.45m Speed Class. Simpson went last in the competition, edging out second place finisher Eminent and Mandy Porter by only .26 seconds! Eric Navet on Jonkhkeer Z, owned by Signe Ostby finished in third place and fourth place also went to a Signe Ostby entry, Basimodo, with Karl Cook in the irons.
Place
Horse
Owner
Rider
Faults
Time
1 The Dude Monarch International William Simpson 0 67.36
2 Eminent David Murdoch Mandy Porter 0 67.62
3 Jonkheer Z Signe Ostby Eric Navet 0 68.94
4 Basimodo Signe Ostby Karl Cook 0 69.01
5 Catalina E2 Stables Eduardo Menezes 0 69.33
6 Tino la Chapelle Ilan Ferder Kirsten Coe 0 69.57
7 Cornancer Little Valley Farms Ashlee Bond 0 69.77
8 Saint Quentin Peter Petschenig Peter Petschenig 0 70.73
Will Simpson and The Dude win the
$25,000 LA Saddlery 1.45M Speed Class
Shown:Will Simpson and The Dude, LA Saddlery’s Renee Spurge
and West Palms Events’ Danielle Ballard
Photo By: ESI Photography
Tonight’s thrilling Grand Prix, the $25,000 Del Mar Welcome Prix, a GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Event, contained over 50 entries, with 10 pairs completing a clean first round to advance to the jump-off. The first course was a winding track, with a few tight roll backs and a one stride of verticals that proved to be very difficult for many riders. The teams that made the jump off included Kent Farrington, Mandy Porter, Nayel Nassar on two mounts, Eduardo Menezes, Beezie Madden, Karl Cook and Jennifer Gates.
Mandy Porter and Eminent win the $25,000 Del Mar Welcome Prix
Photo by: ESI Photography
In the end, Mandy Porter and Eminent came out on top, with a stunning round in a nail-biting competition, and after coming in a close second to Will Simpson and The Dude in last night’s LA Saddlery 1.45M. Karl Cook came in a close second with Cailou and Michelle Parker and Cupilor rounded out the top three!
Place
Horse
Owner
Rider
Faults
 Round 1
Time
 Round 2
Faults
Round 2
1 Eminent David Murdoch Mandy Porter 0 78.536 0
2 Caillou 24 Signe Ostby Karl Cook 0 78.998 0
3 Cupilor Cross Creek Farms, Inc Michelle Parker 0 77.478 0
4 Quister Abigail Wexner Beezie Madden 0 79.101 0
5 Creedance R C G Farm Kent Farrington 0 79.465 4
6 Baraka Nayel Nassar Nayel Nassar 0 80.72 4
7 Catypso Signe Ostby Eric Navet 0 80.039 4
8 Acita Nayel Nassar Nayel Nassar 0 80.825 4
Karen O’Leonard and RR Barnaby win the first round of the
PCHA/Equine Insurance Hunter Championship
Photo by: ESI Photography
Saturday also hosted Round 1 of the $25,000 PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Hunter Championship! With 30 starters, it was a tough competition in the San Diego Arena with talented riders, including: Savannah Stuart, Anne Marie Mueller, Emily Goldberg, Erin Leon, among others! The first round went to Karen O’Leonard and her mount RR Barnaby, owned by La Reina Ranch. Tomorrow, the top 25 riders and horses return for the Championship Round! Good luck to all the riders!
Classic Sunday Classes
$2,500 High  Jr/AO Classic
$1,000 CWD Modified Jr/Am Classic
$1,000 Children’s/Adult Classic
$1,500 Low Jr/AO Classic
$25,000 PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Hunter Championship Final
$45,500 Grand Prix of the Pacific Presented by Copernicus Stables
Don’t miss next week at the Del Mar International Horse Show, as riders and horses gear up for another fantastic week of elite show jumping, culminating in the $150,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar! Get all the information at www.jumpdelmar.com, including tickets and a schedule of events! Don’t miss top riders, Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden, Lauren Hough, Richard Spooner, Will Simpson, Mandy Porter, Eric Navet, Eduardo Menezes and many more as they compete for valuable World Cup Points, to qualify for the 2016 World Cup Finals!
Stay up to date on all the Del Mar International events by visiting our website and following us on Facebook!
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Mandy Porter and Eminent Put In a Spectacular Effort to Take the Win In the $25,000 Del Mar Welcome Prix

Top national and international hunters and jumpers descended upon the Del Mar Fairgrounds this week, competing for highest accolades and prizes in their divisions. Beautiful weather held steady, and Del Mar’s famous seaside setting made for a fantastic first week of the Del Mar International Horse Show. Spectators and competitors alike have enjoyed Del Mar’s recent renovations, improvements and upgrades, including the creation of two new arenas with the move of the FEI stabling and schooling area.
Buddy Brown and Finally Ours win the
South Shore Farms Grand Prix Hunter Derby
Presented by Fleeceworks
Photo by: ESI Photography
Results this week include Buddy Brown’s spectacular finish aboard Finally Ours to clinch the $5,000 South Shore Farm Grand Prix Hunter Derby Presented by Fleeceworks.
Brown and Finally Ours are the defending champions of the 2014 Del Mar International Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, which occurs next week. Brown and Finally ours topped the competition in 2014 and are setting themselves up for a wonderful week of competition leading up to the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Series Finale next weekend! Michael Leon and West Coast Equine Partners’ Versailles earned second place in the South Shore Farm Grand Prix Hunter Derby Presented by Fleeceworks and Jenny Karazissis piloting Hope Town Farms’ Undeniable to round out the top three.
The Del Mar Arena saw Will Simpson and The Dude rocket into first place out of 39 starters on Friday evening in the $25,000 LA Saddlery 1.45m Speed Class. Simpson went last in the competition, edging out second place finisher Eminent and Mandy Porter by only .26 seconds! Eric Navet on Jonkhkeer Z, owned by Signe Ostby finished in third place and fourth place also went to a Signe Ostby entry, Basimodo, with Karl Cook in the irons.
Place
Horse
Owner
Rider
Faults
Time
1 The Dude Monarch International William Simpson 0 67.36
2 Eminent David Murdoch Mandy Porter 0 67.62
3 Jonkheer Z Signe Ostby Eric Navet 0 68.94
4 Basimodo Signe Ostby Karl Cook 0 69.01
5 Catalina E2 Stables Eduardo Menezes 0 69.33
6 Tino la Chapelle Ilan Ferder Kirsten Coe 0 69.57
7 Cornancer Little Valley Farms Ashlee Bond 0 69.77
8 Saint Quentin Peter Petschenig Peter Petschenig 0 70.73
Will Simpson and The Dude win the
$25,000 LA Saddlery 1.45M Speed Class
Shown:Will Simpson and The Dude, LA Saddlery’s Renee Spurge
and West Palms Events’ Danielle Ballard
Photo By: ESI Photography
Tonight’s thrilling Grand Prix, the $25,000 Del Mar Welcome Prix, a GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Event, contained over 50 entries, with 10 pairs completing a clean first round to advance to the jump-off. The first course was a winding track, with a few tight roll backs and a one stride of verticals that proved to be very difficult for many riders. The teams that made the jump off included Kent Farrington, Mandy Porter, Nayel Nassar on two mounts, Eduardo Menezes, Beezie Madden, Karl Cook and Jennifer Gates.
Mandy Porter and Eminent win the $25,000 Del Mar Welcome Prix
Photo by: ESI Photography
In the end, Mandy Porter and Eminent came out on top, with a stunning round in a nail-biting competition, and after coming in a close second to Will Simpson and The Dude in last night’s LA Saddlery 1.45M. Karl Cook came in a close second with Cailou and Michelle Parker and Cupilor rounded out the top three!
Place
Horse
Owner
Rider
Faults
 Round 1
Time
 Round 2
Faults
Round 2
1 Eminent David Murdoch Mandy Porter 0 78.536 0
2 Caillou 24 Signe Ostby Karl Cook 0 78.998 0
3 Cupilor Cross Creek Farms, Inc Michelle Parker 0 77.478 0
4 Quister Abigail Wexner Beezie Madden 0 79.101 0
5 Creedance R C G Farm Kent Farrington 0 79.465 4
6 Baraka Nayel Nassar Nayel Nassar 0 80.72 4
7 Catypso Signe Ostby Eric Navet 0 80.039 4
8 Acita Nayel Nassar Nayel Nassar 0 80.825 4
Karen O’Leonard and RR Barnaby win the first round of the
PCHA/Equine Insurance Hunter Championship
Photo by: ESI Photography
Saturday also hosted Round 1 of the $25,000 PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Hunter Championship! With 30 starters, it was a tough competition in the San Diego Arena with talented riders, including: Savannah Stuart, Anne Marie Mueller, Emily Goldberg, Erin Leon, among others! The first round went to Karen O’Leonard and her mount RR Barnaby, owned by La Reina Ranch. Tomorrow, the top 25 riders and horses return for the Championship Round! Good luck to all the riders!
Classic Sunday Classes
$2,500 High  Jr/AO Classic
$1,000 CWD Modified Jr/Am Classic
$1,000 Children’s/Adult Classic
$1,500 Low Jr/AO Classic
$25,000 PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Hunter Championship Final
$45,500 Grand Prix of the Pacific Presented by Copernicus Stables
Don’t miss next week at the Del Mar International Horse Show, as riders and horses gear up for another fantastic week of elite show jumping, culminating in the $150,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar! Get all the information at www.jumpdelmar.com, including tickets and a schedule of events! Don’t miss top riders, Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden, Lauren Hough, Richard Spooner, Will Simpson, Mandy Porter, Eric Navet, Eduardo Menezes and many more as they compete for valuable World Cup Points, to qualify for the 2016 World Cup Finals!
Stay up to date on all the Del Mar International events by visiting our website and following us on Facebook!
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