USHJA International Hunter Derby and CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles Draws Crowd, Entertains

The weekend evening classes at the Central California Classic wrapped up, bringing again a sold-out VIP, entertained spectators and impressed competitors, trainers and sponsors!

Friday evening kicked off the weekend with a complimentary exhibitor BBQ, with cooking by Steins and a great concert by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band. The crowd very much enjoyed the wonderful entertainment and food on a hot afternoon at the Paso Robles Horse Park!

The USHJA International Hunter Derby commenced Friday evening with world-class riders who tackled a lovely course designed by favored course designer, John Manning! The first round contained 10 obstacles, including four higher options, one two stride combination, and a native Paso Robles log that was integrated into the exciting derby course!

The flowing derby course saw many great rounds, with a few hesitations at the unique log that was brought in from Paso Robles special for the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Notable rounds included Jamie Taylor’s flawless round on Zaretina and her great round as well on her second mount, Cipriani, who only had one hesitation at the final fence.

Jamie Taylor and Zaretina win the
USHJA International Hunter Derby
at the Central California Classic
Photo By: Alden Corrigan

Hap Hansen had a great round on Happy Go Lucky, who successfully takes on both the Fairway Field Grand Prix ring and the Fairway Field Grand Hunter arena. He had a light rub on the first fence, but tackled everything else with ease.

Philip Cillis and Willow CBF had an impeccable round and lead the entire first round with a

Philip Cillis and Willow CBF place second
in the USHJA International Hunter Derby
at the Central California Classic
Photo By: Alden Corrigan

score of 178! Kristin Hardin and De Koningin showed off an impressive round, flowing through the course with an upbeat pace.

The second round proved to be extremely exciting, with a tight finish between Taylor, Hardin and Cillis! The handy round was annotated to nine fences, including four higher options and a roll back to the the two stride combination.

Taylor stepped into the ring with Zaretina and was on the right beat from the start, with a second round total of an astounding 199! Taylor’s final score ended up being 367, making up some points from the first round! Hardin came in next and produced a beautiful round with De Koningin, for a second round score of 191 and a final score of 365. Finally, last to go in the ring was Cillis and Willow CBF. They had an outstanding round as well, but not quite as handy as Taylor and Hardin, finishing their second round with a 188 for a total score of 366!

Taylor and Zaretina pulled ahead to win the class by just one point ahead of Cillis, with Hardin rounding out the top three only two points behind first place. It was an exceptional course with a great deal of talented horses and riders to entertain the crowd that came to watch!

 

Place
Horse
Rider
Score 1
Score 2
Overall Score
1 Zaretina Jamie Taylor 168 199 367
2 Willow CBF Philip Cillis 178 188 366
3 De Koningin Kristin Hardin 174 191 365
4 Cipriani Jamie Taylor 152 184 336
5 King’s Peak Emma Waldfogel 172 152 324
6 Happy Go Lucky Hap Hansen 158 160 318
7 Constantin Emma Waldfogel 150 153 303
8 Elliott Isabelle Henriquez 132 160 292

 

Saturday was a busy day at the Horse Park, with a full day of classes and the Art and Wine Reception, benefitting Studios On The Park, the Official Charity beginning at 2PM! The Art and Wine Reception featured six world-class wineries, including: CaliPaso Winery, SummerWood Winery, Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden, Lone MadroneRobert HallWinery, and Eberle Winery!

Catering by Chef Jeffery Scott

 

Studios on the Park and artist Michele Ottman had wonderful setups for the crowd to enjoy and browse to purchase artwork during the event, mixed with the great wine tastings from our featured wineries. The crowd was happy to indulge in an Art and Wine Reception for the afternoon, with delicious hors d’oeuvres served by Chef Jeffrey Scott.

The late afternoon brought the course set and walk for the CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles, with a competitive group of riders and horses in the class. The course was created by International course designer, Werner Deeg of Germany.

Deeg set an incredibly large, flowing course with 12 obstacles, including two challenging combinations, one being a bending line to a triple combination! The course began with a nice vertical coming towards the VIP tent. The course took over the entire Fairway Field Grand Prix arena, covering a lot of ground and allowing the horses and riders to maintain an upbeat pace. Highlights included fence 10, which took you into a moving bending line to the triple combination, 11A, 11B and 11C, then around to the final fence, a tall vertical.

Jamie Barge and Luebbo were the first to go clear in the class, putting up an incredibly smooth round! Then, we had three riders who each had two horses that proceeded to the jump off!

Lauren Hester and Warinde B win the
CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles
at the Central California Classic
Photo By: Alden Corrigan

Lauren Hester executed the course flawlessly, with clear rounds on both Arly and Warinde B, joining the jump off with each. Kristin Hardin also had two impeccable rounds, with Bert and Aran, both continuing on to the jump off as well! Marc Grock also had lovely first rounds with Caretol and Irish 77, joining the other riders in what would become a nine horse jump off!

Hardin and Bert placed second in the
CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles
at the Central California Classic
Photo By: Flying Horse Photography

 

The jump off was a shortened course of eight obstacles, including one combination and a long gallop back to the final fence, the C phase of the triple combination.

Hardin and Aran had a wonderful round to the final fence, where just one rail fell! Grock was slightly slower in the jump off and had just one rail to finish with four faults. Barge and Luebbo came in and had a gorgeous second round, finishing with a double clear!

Hester had a flawless evening with both Warinde B and Arly. Arly was a bit slower paced in the jump off, but ended with a great double clear round. Hester went in on Warinde B, coming off a win from the week before in the LA Saddlery Grand Prix, and left it all on the field. They cleared the fences with ease and maintained a pace that couldn’t be touched throughout the jump off.

Hardin and the excitable Bert flew threw the jump off course, last to go, to land themselves a double clear round in the CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles, but not quite fast enough to beat Hester and Warinde B!

Hester and Warinde B win the CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles
at the Central California Classic
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography

Hester and Warinde B win again at the Paso Robles Horse Park, with an even larger crowd on the Turf Club Berm, a large, sold out VIP with a fun Art and Wine Reception as well! The night ended with dancing and singing by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe band, even Hester got up on stage and played the tambourine! What a successful weekend at the Paso Robles Horse Park. Thank you to our riders, their horses, owners, sponsors, spectators and staff for making this event such a phenomenal success!

Great crowd on the Turf Club Berm at the Paso Robles Horse Park
for the CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles

Place Horse Rider Faults Round 1 Faults Round 2
1
Warinde B Lauren Hester 0 0
2 Bert Kristin Hardin 0 0
3 Luebbo Jamie Barge 0 0
4 Arly Lauren Hester 0 0
5 Aran Kristin Hardin 0 4
6 Belle Dame Matias Fernandez 0 4
7 Caretol Marc Grock 0 4
8 Java Keltic Courage Molly Talla 0 8

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USHJA International Hunter Derby and CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles Draws Crowd, Entertains

The weekend evening classes at the Central California Classic wrapped up, bringing again a sold-out VIP, entertained spectators and impressed competitors, trainers and sponsors!

Friday evening kicked off the weekend with a complimentary exhibitor BBQ, with cooking by Steins and a great concert by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band. The crowd very much enjoyed the wonderful entertainment and food on a hot afternoon at the Paso Robles Horse Park!

The USHJA International Hunter Derby commenced Friday evening with world-class riders who tackled a lovely course designed by favored course designer, John Manning! The first round contained 10 obstacles, including four higher options, one two stride combination, and a native Paso Robles log that was integrated into the exciting derby course!

The flowing derby course saw many great rounds, with a few hesitations at the unique log that was brought in from Paso Robles special for the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Notable rounds included Jamie Taylor’s flawless round on Zaretina and her great round as well on her second mount, Cipriani, who only had one hesitation at the final fence.

Jamie Taylor and Zaretina win the
USHJA International Hunter Derby
at the Central California Classic
Photo By: Alden Corrigan

Hap Hansen had a great round on Happy Go Lucky, who successfully takes on both the Fairway Field Grand Prix ring and the Fairway Field Grand Hunter arena. He had a light rub on the first fence, but tackled everything else with ease.

Philip Cillis and Willow CBF had an impeccable round and lead the entire first round with a

Philip Cillis and Willow CBF place second
in the USHJA International Hunter Derby
at the Central California Classic
Photo By: Alden Corrigan

score of 178! Kristin Hardin and De Koningin showed off an impressive round, flowing through the course with an upbeat pace.

The second round proved to be extremely exciting, with a tight finish between Taylor, Hardin and Cillis! The handy round was annotated to nine fences, including four higher options and a roll back to the the two stride combination.

Taylor stepped into the ring with Zaretina and was on the right beat from the start, with a second round total of an astounding 199! Taylor’s final score ended up being 367, making up some points from the first round! Hardin came in next and produced a beautiful round with De Koningin, for a second round score of 191 and a final score of 365. Finally, last to go in the ring was Cillis and Willow CBF. They had an outstanding round as well, but not quite as handy as Taylor and Hardin, finishing their second round with a 188 for a total score of 366!

Taylor and Zaretina pulled ahead to win the class by just one point ahead of Cillis, with Hardin rounding out the top three only two points behind first place. It was an exceptional course with a great deal of talented horses and riders to entertain the crowd that came to watch!

 

Place
Horse
Rider
Score 1
Score 2
Overall Score
1 Zaretina Jamie Taylor 168 199 367
2 Willow CBF Philip Cillis 178 188 366
3 De Koningin Kristin Hardin 174 191 365
4 Cipriani Jamie Taylor 152 184 336
5 King’s Peak Emma Waldfogel 172 152 324
6 Happy Go Lucky Hap Hansen 158 160 318
7 Constantin Emma Waldfogel 150 153 303
8 Elliott Isabelle Henriquez 132 160 292

 

Saturday was a busy day at the Horse Park, with a full day of classes and the Art and Wine Reception, benefitting Studios On The Park, the Official Charity beginning at 2PM! The Art and Wine Reception featured six world-class wineries, including: CaliPaso Winery, SummerWood Winery, Sculpterra Winery and Sculpture Garden, Lone MadroneRobert HallWinery, and Eberle Winery!

Catering by Chef Jeffery Scott

 

Studios on the Park and artist Michele Ottman had wonderful setups for the crowd to enjoy and browse to purchase artwork during the event, mixed with the great wine tastings from our featured wineries. The crowd was happy to indulge in an Art and Wine Reception for the afternoon, with delicious hors d’oeuvres served by Chef Jeffrey Scott.

The late afternoon brought the course set and walk for the CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles, with a competitive group of riders and horses in the class. The course was created by International course designer, Werner Deeg of Germany.

Deeg set an incredibly large, flowing course with 12 obstacles, including two challenging combinations, one being a bending line to a triple combination! The course began with a nice vertical coming towards the VIP tent. The course took over the entire Fairway Field Grand Prix arena, covering a lot of ground and allowing the horses and riders to maintain an upbeat pace. Highlights included fence 10, which took you into a moving bending line to the triple combination, 11A, 11B and 11C, then around to the final fence, a tall vertical.

Jamie Barge and Luebbo were the first to go clear in the class, putting up an incredibly smooth round! Then, we had three riders who each had two horses that proceeded to the jump off!

Lauren Hester and Warinde B win the
CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles
at the Central California Classic
Photo By: Alden Corrigan

Lauren Hester executed the course flawlessly, with clear rounds on both Arly and Warinde B, joining the jump off with each. Kristin Hardin also had two impeccable rounds, with Bert and Aran, both continuing on to the jump off as well! Marc Grock also had lovely first rounds with Caretol and Irish 77, joining the other riders in what would become a nine horse jump off!

Hardin and Bert placed second in the
CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles
at the Central California Classic
Photo By: Flying Horse Photography

 

The jump off was a shortened course of eight obstacles, including one combination and a long gallop back to the final fence, the C phase of the triple combination.

Hardin and Aran had a wonderful round to the final fence, where just one rail fell! Grock was slightly slower in the jump off and had just one rail to finish with four faults. Barge and Luebbo came in and had a gorgeous second round, finishing with a double clear!

Hester had a flawless evening with both Warinde B and Arly. Arly was a bit slower paced in the jump off, but ended with a great double clear round. Hester went in on Warinde B, coming off a win from the week before in the LA Saddlery Grand Prix, and left it all on the field. They cleared the fences with ease and maintained a pace that couldn’t be touched throughout the jump off.

Hardin and the excitable Bert flew threw the jump off course, last to go, to land themselves a double clear round in the CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles, but not quite fast enough to beat Hester and Warinde B!

Hester and Warinde B win the CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles
at the Central California Classic
Photo by: Flying Horse Photography

Hester and Warinde B win again at the Paso Robles Horse Park, with an even larger crowd on the Turf Club Berm, a large, sold out VIP with a fun Art and Wine Reception as well! The night ended with dancing and singing by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe band, even Hester got up on stage and played the tambourine! What a successful weekend at the Paso Robles Horse Park. Thank you to our riders, their horses, owners, sponsors, spectators and staff for making this event such a phenomenal success!

Great crowd on the Turf Club Berm at the Paso Robles Horse Park
for the CWD Grand Prix of Paso Robles

Place Horse Rider Faults Round 1 Faults Round 2
1
Warinde B Lauren Hester 0 0
2 Bert Kristin Hardin 0 0
3 Luebbo Jamie Barge 0 0
4 Arly Lauren Hester 0 0
5 Aran Kristin Hardin 0 4
6 Belle Dame Matias Fernandez 0 4
7 Caretol Marc Grock 0 4
8 Java Keltic Courage Molly Talla 0 8

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