No Tricks, just Treats for Kevin Winkel and Osophia, Who Beat Out a Field of 25 to Take the Win in the Wine Country Grand Prix Presented by TravelPaso

There’s no better place to spend Halloween than the Central California Fall Classic at Paso Robles Horse Park! Creativity abounded in every ring as costumed competitors competed in full Halloween spirit. From ghosts and ghouls to witches, zombies and all manner of elaborate horse-and-rider costumes, participants took Halloween to heart and dressed to impress the judges. Saturday’s Costume Contest was an amazing sight to behold: so many elaborate and creative costumes made it nearly impossible for our judges to select a winner. In the end, it was Jeff Fields in his fetching and feminine outfit who took home our grand prize. A huge thank you to all who participated and helped to make our Halloween celebration so memorable!
Jeff Fields’ blue ensemble and blond pigtails earned him the Best Costume award
Photo by Flying Horse Photography
In our exciting $25,000 Wine Country Grand Prix presented by Travel Paso Robles Alliance, Maplewood Inc.’s Osophia with Kevin Winkel in the irons bested a field of 25 to take home the top prize. Close behind, Michelle Kerivan aboard her own entry Colin made a super effort to catch Kevin, but had to settle for second place. Guy Thomas rode Danielle Lambert’s Black Jack to a powerful third place finish and fourth place went to Susan Hutchison, riding Brisbane, an entry owned by Barbara Phillips.
Kevin Winkel and Osophia win the Wine Country Grand Prix, presented by TravelPaso. From left: Linda Starkman, owner of the Paso Robles Horse Park, Sandra Sage of TravelPaso, Kevin Winkel, Angela McKee of TravelPaso, Victor Popp of TravelPaso and Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events.
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
In Friday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Asuncion Valley farms, John French continued his winning ways, riding Elizabeth Gabler’s Soldier to top honors, with Hope Glynn and Full Circle, owned by Karen Trione earning second place. John French came back again to take home the yellow ribbon aboard Maritime, also owned by Elizabeth Gabler. The course contained a total of four higher options, and allowed riders to show off their hunters to full advantage over a big track that rewarded a forward, flowing ride. Derby elements in our harvest-themed course included a huge log that came from the Paso Robles Horse Park property, decorative pumpkins adorning some of the jumps, rustic branches and tall logs that caused horses to prick their ears with interest. Congratulations to all who competed over this challenging hunter derby course!
John French and Soldier winning the USHJA National Hunter Derby,
presented by Asuncion Valley Farms, on Friday
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Also taking place today, the Riders Style Award, presented by Shady Lane Farm. Brooke Morin won the Junior Award, Avery Glynn won the Pony Award, and Mark Miness won the Amateur Award. These three riders should be very proud of this accomplishment!
Mark Miness wins the Amateur Style of Riding Award. Lindsey, Addie and Lillie Archer representing Shady Lane Farm and Danielle Ballard representing West Palms Events
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Brooke Morin wins the Junior Style of Riding Award. Lindsey, Addie and Lillie Archer representing Shady Lane Farm and Danielle Ballard representing West Palms Events
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Avery Glynn wins the Pony Style of Riding Award. Lindsey, Addie and Lillie Archer representing Shady Lane Farm and Danielle Ballard representing West Palms Events
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Stay tuned for Classics Day tomorrow, when we’ll present the $500 Four & Five Year Old Jumper Classic, the $500 Six & Seven Year Old Jumper Classic, the $1,000 Low Jumper/AO Jumper Classic, the $2,500 iJump Sports High Junior/AO Jumper Classic, the $1,000 CWD Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, the $1,000 Child/Adult Jumper Classic, the $1,000 3.3″ Junior Hunter Classic, the $1,000 A/O & Low A/O Hunter Classic, the $500 Adult Hunter Classic, the Pre-child/Adult Hunter Classic, the $500 Low Childrens/AA Jumper Classic and the Pony and Stirrup Hunter Classics.
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy top international equestrian competition, with all of the thrills, excitement and breath-taking action elite show jumping has to offer. Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for more information! Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2015 show season by visiting our website and following us on Facebook!
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No Tricks, just Treats for Kevin Winkel and Osophia, Who Beat Out a Field of 25 to Take the Win in the Wine Country Grand Prix Presented by TravelPaso

There’s no better place to spend Halloween than the Central California Fall Classic at Paso Robles Horse Park! Creativity abounded in every ring as costumed competitors competed in full Halloween spirit. From ghosts and ghouls to witches, zombies and all manner of elaborate horse-and-rider costumes, participants took Halloween to heart and dressed to impress the judges. Saturday’s Costume Contest was an amazing sight to behold: so many elaborate and creative costumes made it nearly impossible for our judges to select a winner. In the end, it was Jeff Fields in his fetching and feminine outfit who took home our grand prize. A huge thank you to all who participated and helped to make our Halloween celebration so memorable!
Jeff Fields’ blue ensemble and blond pigtails earned him the Best Costume award
Photo by Flying Horse Photography
In our exciting $25,000 Wine Country Grand Prix presented by Travel Paso Robles Alliance, Maplewood Inc.’s Osophia with Kevin Winkel in the irons bested a field of 25 to take home the top prize. Close behind, Michelle Kerivan aboard her own entry Colin made a super effort to catch Kevin, but had to settle for second place. Guy Thomas rode Danielle Lambert’s Black Jack to a powerful third place finish and fourth place went to Susan Hutchison, riding Brisbane, an entry owned by Barbara Phillips.
Kevin Winkel and Osophia win the Wine Country Grand Prix, presented by TravelPaso. From left: Linda Starkman, owner of the Paso Robles Horse Park, Sandra Sage of TravelPaso, Kevin Winkel, Angela McKee of TravelPaso, Victor Popp of TravelPaso and Danielle Ballard of West Palms Events.
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
In Friday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Asuncion Valley farms, John French continued his winning ways, riding Elizabeth Gabler’s Soldier to top honors, with Hope Glynn and Full Circle, owned by Karen Trione earning second place. John French came back again to take home the yellow ribbon aboard Maritime, also owned by Elizabeth Gabler. The course contained a total of four higher options, and allowed riders to show off their hunters to full advantage over a big track that rewarded a forward, flowing ride. Derby elements in our harvest-themed course included a huge log that came from the Paso Robles Horse Park property, decorative pumpkins adorning some of the jumps, rustic branches and tall logs that caused horses to prick their ears with interest. Congratulations to all who competed over this challenging hunter derby course!
John French and Soldier winning the USHJA National Hunter Derby,
presented by Asuncion Valley Farms, on Friday
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Also taking place today, the Riders Style Award, presented by Shady Lane Farm. Brooke Morin won the Junior Award, Avery Glynn won the Pony Award, and Mark Miness won the Amateur Award. These three riders should be very proud of this accomplishment!
Mark Miness wins the Amateur Style of Riding Award. Lindsey, Addie and Lillie Archer representing Shady Lane Farm and Danielle Ballard representing West Palms Events
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Brooke Morin wins the Junior Style of Riding Award. Lindsey, Addie and Lillie Archer representing Shady Lane Farm and Danielle Ballard representing West Palms Events
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Avery Glynn wins the Pony Style of Riding Award. Lindsey, Addie and Lillie Archer representing Shady Lane Farm and Danielle Ballard representing West Palms Events
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography
Stay tuned for Classics Day tomorrow, when we’ll present the $500 Four & Five Year Old Jumper Classic, the $500 Six & Seven Year Old Jumper Classic, the $1,000 Low Jumper/AO Jumper Classic, the $2,500 iJump Sports High Junior/AO Jumper Classic, the $1,000 CWD Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, the $1,000 Child/Adult Jumper Classic, the $1,000 3.3″ Junior Hunter Classic, the $1,000 A/O & Low A/O Hunter Classic, the $500 Adult Hunter Classic, the Pre-child/Adult Hunter Classic, the $500 Low Childrens/AA Jumper Classic and the Pony and Stirrup Hunter Classics.
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy top international equestrian competition, with all of the thrills, excitement and breath-taking action elite show jumping has to offer. Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for more information! Stay up to date on all our exciting events and the 2015 show season by visiting our website and following us on Facebook!
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