The Kentucky Summer Classic Horse Show Wrap-Up
RELEASE: August 21, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Phelps Media Group
The Kentucky Summer Classic came to a close Sunday, August 10, 2008. The show was hosted at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park, and managed by Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC. The show featured the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, and the $40,000 RV Sales of Broward Kentucky Classic Grand Prix.
During the $40,000 RV Sales of Broward Kentucky Classic Grand Prix, a member event of the American Grand Prix Association (AGA) Grand Prix Series, the win went to Margie Engle and Hidden Creek's Pamina L, owned by Hidden Creek Farm of Oak Creek, WI.
Engle and Pamina L went double clear in a time of 32.427. "Pamina is a naturally quick horse. She hadn't done a lot of grand prix, but she did do some speed classes before I got her," explained Engle. "I figured I'd take a shot. I was a little worried about the long gallop to the two-stride because that was tight for me in the first round. I wanted to be quick enough in the rest of the course so I could get to the two-stride slow enough. Her style of going makes the combinations ride very tight."
Engle was one of six to go clear. For the other five who made it to the jump-off, the water did not seem to be a problem. Second place honors went to Joe Fargis and Kimber, owned by Hidden Trail Farm of The Plains, VA. The pair went double clear in a time of 35.131. Third place was awarded to Angel Karolyi and Boxster, owned by Manor Bridge Farm of Elgin, IL. They also went double clear, and did it in a time of 39.526. In fourth place, it was Hillary Simpson and Stedet's Leroy, owned by DK-USA Sport Horse, LLC, of Durham, NC. They completed the course in a time of 35.470 with a rail at fence 12B, a yellow, blue, and white oxer. Engle came back to pick up the pink ribbon aboard Hidden Creek's Coroya Z, owned by Hidden Creek Farm of Oak Creek, WI. Engle's second jump-off round took 44.969 seconds, with a refusal at fence 4, the stone wall. Rounding out the jump-off in sixth place was Tracey Weinberg and Cromwell, owned by Tracey Weinberg and The Weinberg Brokerage Group of Lovettesville, VA.
The $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic came to an exciting finish, when Tracey Weinberg and Cromwell, owned by Tracey Weinberg and The Weinberg Brokerage Group of Lovettesville, VA, captured their first-ever grand prix win. "Cromwell is my first jumper; in the barn we call him El Profesor because he has taught me everything," Weinberg smiled. "I started with him in the low amateurs and he brought me up to the grand prix level." Cromwell is a 13-year-old Holsteiner.
The pair was one of seven to compete in the jump-off, and one of two to go clear in both rounds. The winning time was 41.220.
Second place went to Graf Lando, owned and shown by Meghan Moran of Malvern, PA, with a time of 43.457. They were the only other horse-and-rider combination to go double clear. Third went to Debbie Stephens and Callaway 4, owned by Centennial Farm of Palmetto, FL. Stephens had the fastest overall time, 39.324, but took a rail down at fence 13A, a yellow and white vertical. Picking up the fourth place award was Fargis and Kimber. Stephens came back to pick up the pink ribbon on All Star, owned by Centennial Farm of Palmetto, FL. Sixth place went to Geoff Case and Mashaallah, owned by ADBF, Inc., of Miami Beach, FL. Rounding out the jump-off in seventh place was Mary Shirley and RMW New Day, owned by Rocky Mountain Warmbloods of Wellington, FL. Jumper Highlights
The first day of the Kentucky Summer Classic the Walnut Arena hosted the 1.45m jumpers, followed by the 1.40m jumpers. Jorge Zamundio and his mount Ultimo, owned by Stransky's Mission Farm of Hallandale, FL, won the 1.45m class. The pair went double clear in a time of 41.684.
Second place went to Sinatra, owned and shown by Aaron Vale of Ocala, FL. The duo completed the course in a time of 43.665. Third went to Karolyi and Boxter. The two finished the short course in 50.043 second