Segal, Selleck Win Split Open Jumper 1.30m Class at Old Salem
RELEASE: May 14, 2014
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
Old Salem, N.Y.
Hannah Selleck and Bauer (The Book LLC)
- With 91 entries, Wednesday's $3,000 Open Jumper 1.30m class awarded a full set of ribbons and prize money to two lists of horses and riders. The two winners of the sections were Zelda, ridden by Sarah Segal, and Bauer, ridden by Hannah Selleck. Segal and Zelda were double clear in 31.179 seconds, while Selleck and Bauer were just behind in 31.249 seconds.
Second place in Section A with a time of 33.212 seconds was Palmyra Partners LLC's Arkansas, ridden by Hillary Simpson. Simpson also placed third on Palmyra Partners LLC's Chinwies BZ, who had a time of 33.232 seconds. Second place in Section B went to Baccarat, owned by Allison Stawarz and ridden by Nicholas Dello Joio, who had a time of 32.266 seconds. Section B third place was Jeffery Welles on Kenzie Snyder's Arturo in a time of 33.240 seconds.
Zelda is an American-bred, 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Concorde, who was bred by Alison Robitaille, and she is owned by Lowell and Robi Kabnick. Segal described Zelda, who she has ridden for almost a year, as “incredibly careful and very fast and really game. She has a huge stride, she does the angles, she does turns. She's really wonderful and awesome!”
She added, “As long as he wants to go out and feels great, we take him to the shows. We keep him in lower divisions to have a longer career. He's a very special horse, and it's still great to go in the ring and compete on him.”
Selleck watched Segal go earlier in the class. “She was super fast,” Selleck acknowledged. “I saw her track and tried to do the same thing. With so many in it, it worked out fine.”
Wednesday was the first time out on the grass Grand Prix Field for Bauer, and this is Selleck's first time competing at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows. The facility gives her the perfect opportunity to prepare for Spruce Meadows and other shows this summer. She and Bauer plan to contest Saturday's $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem.
In the $5,000 Open Jumper 1.40m class, Darragh Kenny continued his success from week one, taking the win on Picolo, owned by Oakland Ventures, in 30.247 seconds. Nicholas Dello Joio and Fiego van de Zonneweide, owned by Nathalie de Gunzburg, were second in 30.456 seconds. McLain Ward and Double H Farm's HH Cannavaro were third in 31.913 seconds.