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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
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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.

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Sharn Wordley Takes Hagyard Challenge Series Lead, Jeff Gogul Holds National Derby Series Top Spot PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lenore Brown-Phillips   
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 12:38
Sharn

New Zealand's Sharn Wordley has taken over the lead in the 2017 Hagyard Challenge Series after earning ribbons in all three of this year's show jumping events. During the Kentucky Summer Classic, Wordley took over the top spot with two top ten placings on Thursday's $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic. The Kentucky Summer Horse Show also featured the fifth event of the series for the 2017 USHJA National Hunter Derby sponsored by the World Equestrian Center and Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, where Jeff Gogul continues to hold the lead in the standings.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 August 2017 15:12
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Didi Mackenzie Wins the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship Aboard MTM Inside Scoop PDF Print E-mail
Written by Annan Hepner   
Sunday, 30 July 2017 11:54
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After winning three over fences classes, placing second in the handy and coming in third in the under saddle during the Amateur-Owner Hunter division, Didi Mackenzie and MTM Inside Scoop claimed the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship. Mackenzie of Flower Mound, Texas, and her 11-year-old gelding commanded both days of hunter competition and she was thrilled to receive the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship title, sponsored by Visse Wedell with Kirkpatrick & Companies.

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David Beisel and Ammeretto Take Top Honors in $50,000 Rood and Riddle Grand Prix PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lenore Brown-Phillips   
Sunday, 30 July 2017 11:53
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David Beisel and Ammeretto led a ten horse jump-off to race home with the first place finish in the $50,000 Rood and Riddle Grand Prix. In front of a packed crowd in the Rolex Stadium, Beisel capped off a week of top finishes at Kentucky Summer Horse Show by also winning the Leading Rider Award presented by Envisian Products, LLC. Amaretto narrowly beat Australia’s Scott Keach on Fedor, with Biesel piloting the mount to a quick time of 39.230 seconds. Taking third place honors was Nicole Shahinian-Simpson on her mare Akuna Mattata.

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Alexandra Worthington Rules Friday Equitation at Kentucky Summer Horse Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Annan Hepner   
Saturday, 29 July 2017 14:50
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Since purchasing the 10-year-old gelding Outshine during the Florida winter season, Alexandra Worthington, 17, has enjoyed the experience of riding him in the equitation ring. The rising high school senior splits her time between New York and Las Vegas, and has trained with Beacon Hill Show Stables for over two years. On Friday, the pair dominated the Stonelea Ring by winning the ASPCA Horsemanship class and winning the WIHS Hunter Phase with a score of 90.

After 8 riders were selected to return for an undersaddle phase, Maverick Austin Helmar on Canterbury placed second in the ASPCA Horsemanship class. Grace Saad and Bond 016 finished in third place.

 

Annabel Revers and Contigo 37 followed closely behind Worthington in the WIHS Hunter Phase with a score of 88. Elli Yeager and Copperfield 39 received an 87 and placed third.

Meanwhile, in the Claiborne Ring, the THIS National Child Medal 14 & Under took place on the third day of the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows. Fifteen combinations competed and the top four were invited back for a work-off where they were asked to canter a handful of fences, trot one fence, halt at the end of the course and show a sitting trot. Augusta Iwasaki, 13, of Calabasas, California, won the class aboard Cocktail 51, a horse she has only ridden twice. The duo earned a score of 83 and Jaden Porter on Dragonfly’s Corleone B placed second with a 79. Layla Kurbanov and Constantin FZ finished in third place with a score of 78.

Additional Grand Hunter Championships will be awarded later this week to the top Amateur-Owner, Junior and Children’s Hunters. Additional hunter highlights include the $5,000 World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows USHJA National Hunter Derby on Sunday in the Stonelea Ring.

FROM THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

Alexandra Worthington

On Outshine:
“I’m feeling really happy with Outshine! He was a hunter so he’s great at the hunt seat medals. He likes to float around and it’s really nice. I love how smooth he is. I love the fact that he’s more of a hunter and just transitioning to the equitation as it allows me to be really smooth and his jump is super soft. Once he’s quiet he’s easy to do whatever test you want on him.”

 

On her equitation:
“Since getting Outshine I’ve mostly been working on my upper body. I’m very tall and when I used to see my distances I would kind of gun it and make it very visible, so he’s helped me a lot with being smooth. I’ve also worked on keeping my upper body very still. With him, he has a tendency to look at things outside the ring so I have to keep him focused on the track and not overreacting if he spooks a little bit.”

 

On the course strategy:
“There were a few inside turns that we were considering, but since this is our first class here in Kentucky, we just wanted to go around very smooth and not take too many big risks.”

 

Augusta Iwasaki

On her rounds:
“I thought my rounds went really well, and I wanted to stay calm and do what I have to do. It was a pretty good test. I’ve been doing the THIS Medal all year. I’ve been working on keeping my heels down and my reins shorter.”

About the Kentucky Horse Shows:
“I’ve been coming to Kentucky for a while because I love the shows here. I love the competition, the grounds and facility. I have a lot of friends here who show with me too, so that’s fun.”

RESULTS

ASPCA Horsemanship
1. Outshine / Alexandra Worthington
2. Canterbury / Maverick Austin Helmer
3. Bond 016 / Grace Saad
4. Odyssey / Lolly McLellan
5. Empire / Caroline Weaver
6. Connaro / Mimi Gochman

 

WIHS Hunter Phase
1. Outshine / Alexandra Worthington / 90
2. Contingo 37 / Annabel Revers / 88
3. Copperfield 39 / Elli Yeager / 87
4. You Wish / Grady Lyman / 86
5. Carl / Emma Kurtz / 85
6. Odyssey / Lolly Mclellan /82

 

 

THIS National Children’s Medal 14 & Under
1. Cocktail 51 / Augusta Iwasaki / 83
2. Dragonfly’s Corleone B / Jaden Porter / 79
3. Constantin FZ / Layla Kurbanov / 78
4. Zandor / Maura Lautenbach / 77
5. Calvaro II / Ellie McIntyre / 76
6. Heartbeat Z / Karen McFarland / 75

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 July 2017 14:54
 
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