Martien Van Der Hoeven Takes Home a Blue Ribbon in $5,000 Open Jumper Speed at Kentucky Summer Classic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lenore Brown-Phillips   
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 21:19

Martien Van Der Hoeven wasted no time in making sure that he had a successful week at the Kentucky Summer Classic. The professional topped the list of competitors in the $5,000 Open Jumper 1.40m Speed class aboard Corleone on Tuesday afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park. During the morning classes, David Beisel continued his winning streak from last week by winning the 7-year-old Young Jumpers with Harlow Investments’ For Sunday.

For Van Der Hoeven, traveling to Kentucky from his home base at Augusta Pines Farm, 30 minutes outside of Houston, Texas, is always a big undertaking. The professional has had a successful string of shows at the Kentucky Horse Park over the years and he appreciates the opportunity to compete in such an iconic venue. Last week during the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, Van Der Hoeven had several top placing in both the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic and the $50,000 Rood and Riddle Grand Prix on his grey gelding Zerro Leone. During the Kentucky Summer Classic, Van Der Hoeven is showing the 10-year-old KWPN gelding Corleone who is owned by Mary and Catherine Tyree and normally is trained by North Run Stables from Warren, Vermont. Van der Hoeven credits the great training Corleone receives at North Run with his ability to take over the mount with such success.

Another winner in Rolex Stadium during competition on Tuesday was David Beisel and For Sunday, a 7-year-old KWPN mare owned by Harlow Investment Enterprises. The pair won the 7-Year-Old Developing Jumper class, presented by Spy Coast Farm. Beisel believes deeply in the value of the Developing Jumper Series and has even used it to train one of his current grand prix mounts, Ammeretto, to success in the grand prix ring. In 2016, For Sunday won the Young Jumper Championship Midwestern League Finals and Beisel is hopeful for a repeat performance from the mare this year.

The second week of showing in the Kentucky Summer Series will continue tomorrow with hunter and jumper competition at the Kentucky Horse Park. Show Jumping competitors will have the opportunity to win earn points for the Hagyard Challenge Series as well as the Envisian Leading Riders award that is presented at the end of each week of competition.

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Martien Van Der Hoeven – $5,000 Open Jumper 1.40m Speed class winner

On his round:
“I was happy with it and Corleone was good. He stayed fast, prompt and careful. I thought it was a nice course and it worked out well for us.”

On Corleone:
“He is owned by Mary and Catherine Tyree and I was fortunate enough that John Brennan and Missy Clark from North Run left him here with me to ride and compete while they were in Europe for the summer. The opportunity to get to ride and show him here while they were gone is very nice for me. He’s a good horse, he’s careful with a big stride. He’s very well broke and right there underneath you the whole time.”

On Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC:
“They are very reliable and it’s run very professionally. Being from Houston, Texas, it’s bit of a hike but we know what we’re getting when we get here. Hugh and the rest of the staff, JP, and everybody from the office to the in-gate guys – they just make it an experience that you can count on.”

David Beisel – 7-Year-Old Developing Jumper class, presented by Spy Coast Farm, winner

On For Sunday’s performances:
“Last week she was second in the first class, won the second class, and then she had two down on Saturday. She’s a quirky little horse and I do need to work on ride ability, but last week I think I over emphasized that lesson and that is why I had two down on Saturday.  It’s funny, she’s a little horse and she needs to be fiery and just gallop and that is when she goes her best.”

On Harlow Investments, LLC:
“For Sunday is owned by Harlow Investments, Phyllis Harlow and Harlow Investment Enterprises. They bred her on their farm in Ocala and she grew up there until she was 4.  I’ve had her for the last three years and I just think the world of her. Harlow Investments also owns the grey horse I rode in the Grand Prix so it is a great partnership that we are very proud.”

On The Spy Coast Young Jumper Series
“It’s just a wonderful program! Amaretto, the horse that won the $50,000 Rood and Riddle Grand Prix, came through the Young Jumpers series and I think it’s just a great way to develop the horses.  The experience that they gain being able to jump in the stadium in invaluable and plays a big part in them being able to move up comfortably as an 8 and 9-year-old. I try to support this program as much as I can!”


$5,000 Open Jumper 1.40m
1.    Corleone / Martien Van Der Hoeven / Mary Tyree / 0 / 62.706
2.    Famoso D’ Ive Z / Sharn Wordley / Sky Group and Sharn Wordley / 0 / 63.764
3.    Emorkus / Spencer Smith / Ransome Rombauer / 0 / 65.045
4.    Von Casius / Tony Font / Deana Blackburn / 0 / 69.359
5.    Double T / Kyle Timm / Apex Equestrian Center / 0 / 70.290
6.    Con Coleur / Rebecca Conway / Blue Hill Farm, LLC / 0 / 72.227

7-Year-Old Developing Jumpers
1.    For Sunday / David Beisel / Harlow Investment Enterprises / 0 / 42.333
2.    F-16 / Sarah Meier / Punchestown Stables / 0 / 42.432
3.    Stakkero P / Courtney Boyd / Cynthia Scott / 0 / 45.872
4.    Boston DWZ / Filip De Wandel / Five Way Farm LLC / 0 / 49.107
5.    Kioki Coffee SCF / David O’Brien / Spy Coast Farm, LLC / 4 / 52.653
6.    Abbervail Bi / Pablo Barrios / Rushy Marsh Farm, LLC / 4 / 57.913

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