Horse Shows by the Bay I Wrap Up
RELEASE: July 25, 2007
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Phelps Media Group
The highlight of this week's competition at Horse Shows by the Bay I, the $25,000 Grand Prix of Traverse City, concluded on Sunday with a class of 24 entries. Bringing home the top check was Scott Lenkart and Impulsive, owned by Bennett Sporthorses.
The pair beat out Morgan Kennedy and Zaboomerang and Emily Williams on Kaiser De La Cour for the blue ribbon with a jump-off time of 40.123 seconds. Kennedy and Williams followed in second and third places, respectively, stopping the clock at 41.319 seconds and 43.174 seconds.
The course was designed by Michel Vaillancourt, and the first round featured 16 total jumping efforts and 13 numbered obstacles, including a triple bar, a liverpool and double and triple combinations. The time allowed was 84 seconds.
The beginning of the class was grim, with 11 riders jumping before the twelfth, Roberto Teran, had the first clear round with Jamestown. Lenkart followed Teran, and four additional riders had a clean first round to return for the jump-off. In the jump-off, Teran and Jamestown brought down the first fence of the original combination 4A-B, a vertical, and stopped the clock at 37.682 seconds. Lenkart followed, riding a smooth and steady round to take the early lead. Erin Haas and Chianti 67 had an unlucky rub, adding four faults to their time of 45.367 seconds, and Kennedy rode next, tripping the timers just a second behind Lenkart. Havens Schatt and Oliver had a refusal at fence 15, a vertical, for four faults and 13 time faults. Riding last, Williams left all the fences standing but could not catch Lenkart or Kennedy.Jumper Results
Michigan's own Erin Haas dominated the field in the Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Class, which boasted almost 30 entries. Haas rode her veteran mount Mir and set the early lead with a jump-off time of 32.835 second. In addition to competing Mir, Haas also rode her bay gelding All of A Sudden to a second-place finish. In the High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Class, 16-year-old Ariana Wallace jumped to victory over the field of nine horses. Thursday
In the $3,000 North American League (NAL) Open Speed class, sponsored by Shanty Creek Resorts, several riders had clear rounds but were not fast enough to catch Sven Frei's time of 56.411 seconds with Quebec, a 13-year-old Oldenburg stallion by Quick Star. Distant Star 3E ridden by Roberto Teran of KingRidge Stables earned second place, while Melissa Anne Hirt and Galoupard finished in third place.Friday
In the $10,000 Welcome Prix, sponsored by Phelps Sports, King Ridge Stables' Roberto Teran piloted Distant Star 3E to the win with a jump-off time of 35.336 seconds. Shane Sweetnam was the only other double clear but had a slightly slower time with Lismacbryan Junior of 39.131 seconds. Erin Haas and Chianti 67 rounded out the top three with the fastest four-fault jump-off.Saturday
Riding Orley, an 11-year-old bay owned by Heather Bonham, Kels Bonham bested a class of almost 20 entries for the win in the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Prix. Khari Taustin and Katja finished in second place, while Cathy Rolfs and Rilletto finished in third.Sunday
In the $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children's Jumper Classic, Rachel Reid rode her 13-year-old bay mare to the win over a field of 37 entries. Ellie Levy and Noranta finished in second place, and Anna Levy and Guesswork took third place. Pancharan and Meghan Abbott were victorious in the $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Jumper Classic with a double clear round and a time of 36.820. Arly Golombek and Solitaire finished in second place with a time of 39.026, narrowly edging out Spectrum and Amanda Lewis with their time of 30.065 seconds.Hunter Results
Louise Serio rode Reese, a 10-year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by Shaw Johnson Price, to four firsts and a second on her way