Horse Shows by the Bay Series II Wrap-Up

Horse Shows by the Bay Series II Wrap-Up, July 15-19

By Rebecca Walton and Lauren Fisher for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102646425161&s=7&e=001G-SdXxxrBRAH8Q4ZPKSaFlJjBjw BbuBuLKDttFoP-JJwG_0BxhqhhEnyyOF2GYM1LtTiYezm9QxWCs2-1jjPTf5rez0pwWu1OY6bPfW evhmxMnHjeXmW5A==> PMG LogoAddison Phillips and Teirra dominated the jumper competition at Horse Shows by the Bay this week. Coming off of a win in Friday’s $10,000 Welcome Prix, the pair jumped to victory in Sunday afternoon’s $30,000 Grand Traverse Bay Grand Prix, held in the Grand Prix Ring at the beautiful Flintfields Horse Park.

Twenty-five entries competed in Sunday’s class, and course designer Guilherme Jorge of San Paul, Brazil, set another great track to challenge the competitors. The course consisted of 13 obstacles and 16 jumping efforts set at 1.50m in height.

At the conclusion of the first round, nine entries had jumped clear to earn the opportunity to compete in the jump-off. Addison Phillips and Teirra were first to go in the class, and their clear round brought them back to jump first over the shortened course.

Still feeling confident from their win in Friday’s Welcome Prix, the pair put down a fast, smooth round in a time of 33.939 seconds, well under the 48 second time allowed. Phillips’ round put the pressure on for the remaining eight competitors who all tried to catch her time, but she held the lead until the very end to take home the top prize.

Scott Lenkart and Un Prince, owned by Martha MacMillan of Minneapolis, MN, entered the ring next and jumped a clear round in 34.868 seconds to earn fourth place upon the completion of the class. Ali Wolff and her second jump-off mount, H&M Necoll, also went clear, but ended in third place with their time of 34.626 seconds.

Maggie McAlary and Euro Mon Amie followed with a slightly faster clear round in 34.457 seconds, which was still not enough to beat Phillips’ time and landed the pair in second place.

Class winner Addison Phillips is from New York, NY, and has owned nine-year-old Teirra for a year and a half. Phillips was very happy with her win, and is excited to be improving with Teirra. “She was awesome; she is such a cool horse,” Phillips smiled. “She was great in the first round and then she was awesome in the jump-off. It was definitely our fastest, smoothest jump-off that we have had yet, so I was really happy with her.”

Phillips returned first in the jump-off, and she explained that her plan was to go smooth and fast, but definitely put in a clear round. “It is harder to go first, but there is definitely an advantage to it because then you can put the pressure on the others. People who were trying to catch my time maybe had a rail that they would not have had if they had not known what my time was.”

Earlier in the day the NAL/WIHS Child and Adult Jumper Classics were held in the Grand Prix Ring. The $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Jumper Classic, sponsored by North Face Equine Services of Ann Arbor, MI, was first to compete. With a class of 33 entries, 15 went clear in the first round to jump-off, and the top ten finishers all went double clear. The fastest clear jump-off round belonged to Debbie C. Beebe and Lennox, who stopped the clock in 39.189 seconds to win the class.

Next to compete was the $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Jumper Classic, sponsored by Phelps Media Group, Inc. of Wellington, FL. With a class of 34 entries, 14 went clear in the first round to jump-off, and the top seven were double clear. The winner of the class for the second week in a row was Ashley Reed riding Fast Break. The pair had the fastest clear jump-off round in a time of 37.558 seconds to take the top prize.

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Jumper Results: Wednesday – Saturday

The second week of competition at the 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival got underway Wednesday morning at the Flintfields Horse Park in Traverse City, MI. Starting the week off in the Grand Prix Ring, Ali Wolff and Hertel Landman got the win in the 1.30m Jumpers and Patricia Griffith and Veronieque triumphed in the 1.35m Jumpers.

Course designer Guilherme Jorge of San Paulo, Brazil, set the tracks for the day’s classes, and thirteen entries showed in the 1.30m Jumpers to start things off. Sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington, KY, the first round course saw nine clear rounds and six went clear in the jump-off to take the top honors. The fastest of the double clear rounds was Ali Wolff and 16-year-old Hertel Landman, who galloped through the timers in 39.084 seconds to win the class.

Second place was awarded to Shane Sweetnam and Tangelo Z, who went double clear in 39.229 seconds. Third place and fourth place honors both went to Holly Orlando, who rode Pugnax to third place with a time of 39.493 seconds and Great Pleasure to fourth place coming through the timers in 40.685 seconds. Greg Crolick and Landino placed fifth with double clear rounds and a jump-off time of 42.984 seconds.

Twenty-year-old Ali Wolff has had a great show so far, winning the $30,000 Spy Coast Farm Grand Prix of Traverse City on Sunday with her horse H&M Necoll, and now taking home another victory with her horse Hertel Landman. Wolff is from Columbus, OH, and trains with Michelle Grubb.

The 1.35m Jumpers followed in the afternoon with the win going to last week’s opening day 1.30m winners, Patricia Griffith and Veronieque. Ten of the original 15 entries jumped off, and Griffith and Veronieque were the fastest of seven double clear pairs to take the first place prize. With a jump-off time of 35.637 seconds, Griffith won the class just over second place finishers Scott Lenkart and Un Prince, who came through the timers in 35.716 seconds.

Following Lenkart, Shane Sweetnam rode UnaDonja to a double clear in 37.579 seconds for third place. Griffith took the fourth place honors as well, riding Chambertina through the timers in 39.037 seconds. Fifth place went to Lisa Jacquin and Obourg, who went double clear and jumped off in 39.221 seconds.

The 1.25 Jumpers also competed Wednesday morning, with their class generously sponsored by Antares Sellier France. David Beisel took top honors, riding Berkley to the fastest double clear of the morning to win the blue ribbon.

Shane Sweetnam had three of only four clear rounds in Thursday’s $3,000 NAL Open Speed class at the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival. Sweetnam rode Little Emir to first place, UnaDonja to third place and Coasting to fourth place. Brian Shook was the only other clear round of the day to land in second place riding Reno.

Shane Sweetnam was the first to enter the ring Thursday morning, riding UnaDonja to the first clear round of the class with a time of 74.157 seconds, which would eventually end up as the third best time. Three rounds later Brian Shook entered the ring and rode Reno to a clear round in 73.760 seconds. The pair finished just faster than Sweetnam and UnaDonja’s time, but did not hold the lead for long, and would end up in second place after Sweetnam entered the ring with his second mount, Little Emir. Sweetnam and Little Emir laid down an even faster time, jumping clear and galloping through the timers in 71.208 seconds to take over the lead. A few rounds later Sweetnam tried to beat his own time by jumping clear with Coasting, but stopped the clock in 79.229 seconds to earn the fourth place honors. Patricia Griffith and Veronieque ended in fifth place as the fastest four-fault round in a time of 67.599 seconds.

Earlier in the morning Katherine Frame and Double Delight finished in first place during the 1.25m Jumpers, sponsored by Antares Sellier France. The 1.30m Jumpers also showed, sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, with the win going to Spyglass Hill’s Mojo and Andre Haraseth.

Addison Phillips and Teirra rode to victory in Friday afternoon’s $10,000 Welcome Prix at the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival.

Schreiber Corporation of Detroit and Wixom, MI, generously sponsored the $10,000 Welcome Prix for week two with a class of 21 entries competing for top honors. Guilherme Jorge of San Paulo, Brazil, designed the course, and 11 of the original entries went clear to jump-off.

Friday’s top five finishers in the Welcome Prix all went double clear through the competition and it became a battle of speed as they raced for the fastest time in the jump-off. Shane Sweetnam and Coasting, owned by SHF Enterprises, Inc, were the first to compete in the jump-off and put down a clear round in 42.453 seconds that eventually earned the pair second place. Tiffany Foster and Tikita, owned by Torrey Pines Stable, followed with another clear round, but were slower in a time of 44.212 seconds to earn third place. Victoria Birdsall and Hot Wheels, owned by Miranda Fischer, jumped off next and went clear in 44.928 seconds, which landed the pair in fifth place at the completion of the competition. Class winners Teirra and Addison Phillips were the next pair to put in a clear jump-off round and raced through the timers with the fastest time yet in 39.446 seconds. The only other clear round in the jump-off belonged to Lisa Jacquin and Obourg, owned by Flintwoode Farms LLC, who tried their best to beat Phillips’ time, but finished in 44.252 seconds to take home the fourth place prize.

Prior to the Welcome Prix, division championships were awarded in the jumpers Friday morning. In the 1.25m Jumpers, sponsored by Antares Sellier France, Kelley Farmer rode Woodstock to the championship honors for the second week in a row. David Beisel and Berkley were awarded the reserve championship.

The 1.30m Jumpers also competed, sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, and awarded championship honors. There was a three-way tie for champion of the division between Hertel Landman and Ali Wolff, Spyglass Hill’s Mojo and Andre Haraseth, and Odaus and Renee Lenkart.

The High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers had a three-way tie for champion as well. Laura Pfeiffer and Anberlin, Maggie McAlary and Euro Mon Amie, and Tiffany Hammack and Look Again all tied for points in the division.

The final championship of the day was awarded to Tiffany Hammack and Bull’s Run Carrera Z for the second week in a row in the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers. Hammack also took the reserve championship honors with Rebound.

The second week of competition for the 2009 Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival continued Saturday afternoon with an exciting win for Victoria Birdsall and Jerremy in the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amatuer-Owner Jumper Prix.

Course designer Guilherme Jorge of San Paulo, Brazil, set a challenging track for the afternoon’s class, which was generously sponsored by Flintwoode Farms, LLC, and Karin Flint of Wellington, FL. The competition got underway with 17 entries in the first round, and the course proved difficult, as the first seven all had rails down. Julia Lourie was the first to jump clear halfway through the class, and it looked like she might be the only one, until Tiffany Hammack and then Laura Pfeiffer and Victoria Birdsall each put in clear trips at the end of the first round.

The four girls jumped off for top honors over an equally challenging short course. Julia Lourie and Triviant went first and were doing well with just one rail down until a fall over the last jump left the pair with no score, automatically moving them into fourth place. Tiffany Hammack and Look Again were next to return, but the pair had two rails down, which earned the third place honors. Laura Pfeiffer and Thorstin made an attempt to clear the course next, but had one rail down, and ended up in second place. Victoria Birdsall and Jerremy were the final pair to return for the jump-off course, and completed the only clear round to win the class.

Prior to Birdsall’s win, Tiffany Hammack and Rebound rode away with the victory in the $5,000 Low Junior/Amatuer-Owner Jumper Classic, which was held earlier in the day, generously sponsored by Schreiber Corporation of Detroit and Wixom, MI. Thirty competitors showed over the first round course and 11 went clear to jump-off. Only four were able to complete clear jump-off rounds, and the fastest clear round belonged to Tiffany Hammack and Rebound with their time of 35.429 seconds for the win.

Hunter Results: Thursday – Sunday

It was a beautiful day on Thursday at the Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival as the professional hunter divisions wrapped up their second day of competition at the picturesque Flintfields Horse Park. Emily Williams and Andiamo claimed the Grand Champion Working Hunter award for the second week in a row, after sweeping all four classes over fences in the Regular Working Hunter division and garnering the championship prize. Kelley Farmer also took home her second Grand Champion Conformation Hunter title, this time with Content, owned by Liza Towell-Boyd.

Williams and Andiamo earned the top call in all four over fences classes in the Regular Working Hunter division, to claim the championship award, graciously sponsored by CHFarm LLC. Martein Vanderhoeven and Clooney followed with the reserve championship honors, after placing second in the four over fences classes and first in the under saddle. Williams and Andiamo’s exceptional performance earned them the Grand Champion Working Hunter title for the second week in a row.

Kelley Farmer also claimed her second Grand Champion Conformation Hunter award, this time aboard Liza Towell-Boyd’s Content. The pair competed in the Green Conformation Hunter division, where they earned three first place ribbons over fences and won the under saddle and model class, to take home the championship tricolor. Greg Crolick and Profound followed with the reserve championship prize.

Earlier in the day Peter Pletcher earned both the championship and reserve championship tricolors in the First Year Green Working Hunter division. Pletcher and Arabella earned the division’s top honor, after earning two first place ribbons, a second place ribbon, a third place ribbon and a fourth place ribbon. Pletcher and Portofino received the reserve championship prize after earning two first place ribbons, a second place ribbon, and a third place ribbon.

Following the First Year Green Working Hunters, Tim Goguen earned the Second Year Green Working Hunter championship award with Bolero. The pair earned two first place ribbons over fences and a fifth place ribbon in the under saddle during Wednesday’s competition. On Thursdat Goguen earned a second and sixth place ribbon during the over fences classes. Peter Pletcher and Westview followed with the reserve championship honors.

Friday morning junior riders competed in the T.H.I.S. National Children’s Medal, where Mackenzie Levine and Hand Made had the winning ride. Later in the day Kendra Vicary and Real received the top call during the Ariat Adult Medal and took home the day’s blue ribbon.

Twenty-four riders competed in the T.H.I.S. National Children’s Medal class over a course that included a bending line and a two stride line. Four riders were called back for the test which asked riders to trot a single vertical on the quarter line, trot a fence, canter an oxer, then rollback and canter a second oxer, and finish by halting and backing their mounts.

After completing the test Mackenzie Levine and Hand Made received the top call and the blue ribbon. Lulu Farish and Cape Town followed in second place, Devin Milan and Jet Set finished third, and Olivia Klosterman and Ambassador took home the fourth place honors.

Later in the day the 18 riders competed in the Ariat Adult Medal in Ring 3. After completing a similar course and test as the T.H.I.S. National Children’s Medal riders the blue ribbon was presented to Kendra Vicary and Real. Sue Hehl and Something’s Cookin’ followed with the second place award, Felicia Carroll and Lacoste placed third, and Allison Howle and Big Bang Baby took home the fourth place prize.

Saturday riders in the Junior Hunter and Amateur-Owner Hunter divisions wrapped up their second day of competition during the Horse Shows by the Bay Series II at the Flintfields Horse Park. Lillie Keenan and Genuine took home top honors and the Grand Champion Junior Hunter title after their excellent performance in the Small Junior 15 and Under Hunter division. Later in the day the Amateur-Owner Hunter divisions competed, and Clara Lindner and In the Black earned the Grand Champion Amateur-Owner Hunter award, which she was presented with on Sunday.

Lillie Keenan and Genuine earned the Grand Champion Junior Hunter Title after receiving the championship prize in the Small Junior 15 and Under Hunter division. The pair won four of the division’s five classes. Caitlin Ziegler and Safari followed with the division’s reserve championship award after earning a first place ribbon, a second place ribbon, a third place ribbon, and a sixth place ribbon.

The first division to compete Saturday in the Polk Family Main Hunter Ring was the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter division. There was a tie for the championship prize, but due to the weather a forfeit was decided and the award was presented to Laura Pfeiffer and Foreign Encounter. The pair won two over fences classes and took home two fourth place ribbons. Kaitlin Campbell and Lismacbryan Junior took home the reserve championship honors after earning a first place ribbon, a second place ribbon, and two third place ribbons.

Next to compete was the Large Junior 15 and Under Hunter division. The championship tricolor was awarded to Cassie Moffatt and Ivory Coast after the pair earned three first place ribbons, a second place ribbon, and a sixth place ribbon. Lillile Keenan and Valedictorian took home the reserve championship prize after earning a first place ribbon, and three second place ribbons.

Also competing in the Polk Family Main Hunter Ring Saturday was the Large Junior 16-17 Hunter division, where Kaitlin Campbell and Vulita H took home the championship prize. The pair earned three first place ribbons and two fourth place ribbons. The reserve champion honors were presented to Chandler Sowden for her ride aboard Eternity. Sowden and Eternity took home a first place ribbon, three second place ribbons and a third place ribbon.

The Amateur-Owner 35 and Over Hunter division was the first Amateur-Owner division to compete on Saturday, and Lynn Walsh and Ocean Park were presented with the championship award. The pair earned two first place ribbons, a third place ribbon, a fourth place ribbon, and a sixth place ribbon. Stacey Arani and Bolero followed with the reserve championship prize, after earning two first place ribbons, a third place ribbon, and two sixth place ribbons.

Next to compete was the Amateur-Owner 18-35 Hunter division, where the championship tricolor was awarded to Clara Lindner and In The Black. The pair earned three first place ribbons and a third place ribbon. The reserve championship ribbon was presented to Rachel Herkowitz and Brooke, who earned a first place ribbon, two second place ribbons, a third place ribbon, and two fifth place ribbons.

The final division of the day in the Polk Family Main Hunter Ring was the Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunters. Emily Wygod and New Zealand garnered Saturday’s championship tricolor after earning two first place ribbons, two second place ribbons, and a fifth place ribbon. Becky Gochman and As Always took home the reserve championship honors after earning a first place ribbon, a second place ribbon, a third place ribbon, and a fifth place ribbon.

Equestrian Endeavors generously sponsored this week’s Grand Champion awards.

The final day of the Horse Shows by the Bay Series II at the Flintfields Horse Park concluded with four $5000 Hunter Classic events. The top prize during Sunday’s $5000 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic went to Lisa Williamson for her ride aboard Saracen. Laura Pfeiffer and Elliot took home the blue ribbon in the $5000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic, and Francesca Giammalva and Renaissance won the $5000 NAL/WIHS Children’s Hunter Classic. The final event of the day was the $5000 Pony Hunter Classic where Maratha Ingram and Simply Henry led the victory gallop. The Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival will continue next week with exciting hunter, jumper, and dressage action through August 2.

On Saturday riders received scores during the first round of their respective divisions, and the top twelve scores qualified to compete during today’s Classics. Williamson and Saracen entered today’s $5000 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic, sponsored by Lisa A.H. Cudahy, with a score of 81. The pair received a second round score of 84 for an overall total of 165, garnering the blue ribbon. Kendra Vicary and Real followed in second place with an overall score of 160, and Anne Kanner and Robinson took home third place honors after receiving a total score of 159.

Earlier in the day the $5000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic was held in the Polk Family Main Hunter Ring, and was graciously sponsored by the Schreiber Corporation. Laura Pfeiffer and Elliot took home the top prize after receiving a first round score of 78 and second round score of 84, for a two round total of 162. Lillie Keenan captured both the second and third place awards, riding Castle to a total score of 154 and Valedictorian to a total score of 153.

Francesca Giammalva and Renaissance took home the top prize during Sunday’s $5000 NAL/WIHS Children’s Hunter Classic, sponsored by Positive Step Farm. The pair had a first round score of 83 and earned a second round score of 73, for a two round total of 156. Alec Bozorgi and Mutch De L’Othain received the second place award after earning a total score of 153, while the third place honors went to Haley Rosenthal and Cartigny after they earned a two round total of 152.

The $5000 Pony Hunter Classic, sponsored by PJP Farm, was the last to compete on Sunday. Martha Ingram and Simply Henry had a first round score of 87 and received a second round score of 86, for a two round total of 173 to win the trophy. The second place prize was awarded to Mackenzie Graves and Rosmel’s Bit O’Blue with a two round total of 167. The third place ribbon went to last week’s winners, Victoria Press and Hands Up, who earned a total score of 166.