Jumping Heats Up in Wellington

WELLINGTON, FL, Jan. 23 -

Competitors turned out in droves to jump on the newly installed footing in the International Ring during the Palm Beach Equine Clinic/Adequan CSI2*, presented by KRR Investments, the second week of competition of the CN Winter Equestrian Festival, presented by Zimmerman Advertising, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

With 133 entries in Wednesday's $6,000 1.40m class, the competition organizers split the class into two sections. In Section A, only two riders were able to jump clean and within the tight time allowed of 71 seconds set by Great Britain's Richard Jeffrey, one of the few course designers in the world to hold his 'O' designation from the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). With a time of 66.73, Robert Kraut and Nemo edged ahead of Ft. Lauderdale's Jimmy Torano and Caldam'Or who crossed the timers at 67.35.

Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL., incurred one time fault riding Romy to slip into third place while Joe Fargis and Edgar 12 were the only other combination to jump clear, finishing with two time faults for fourth place.

In Section B, three riders managed clear rounds with time being the deciding factor. Ireland's Jonathan McCrea, riding Primo for Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables, stopped the clock at 67.84, a full second ahead of Argentina's Federico Sztyrle who posted a time of 68.85 riding Ambra 47 for owner Christian Wolffer. Ken Berkley also jumped clear with Parlay to take third place. Four horses incurred one time fault over the challenging track including two ridden by Sydney Olympian Laura Kraut of Wellington, FL

In the $8,000 1.45m class, it was Olympic Team Gold Medalist McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, who came out on top riding Larioso for owner Blue Chip Bloodstock. His teammate, Chris Kappler of Pittstown, N.J., was the runner-up riding Maserati for owner Marsha Dammerman.


Jonathan McCrae and Primo won the $6,000 1.40m Section B on Wednesday, January 23
Photo: Randi Muster

The Palm Beach Equine Clinic/Adequan CSI2*, presented by KRR Investments, is the second of 12 weeks comprising the CN Winter Equestrian Festival, presented by Zimmerman Advertising and runs through Sunday, January 23, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The 2008 CN Winter Equestrian Festival, presented by Zimmerman Advertising, attracts the best horses and riders from around the world to Wellington, FL and offers more than $5 million in prize money.

Results of Class 1004 - 1.40M II, Sec 1 (Section A)
1 - 1210 NEMO ROBERT KRAUT 0.00 66.739
MEGHAN MORAN
2 - 5856 CALDAM'OR JIMMY TORANO 0.00 67.358
SCNC INVESTMENTS
3 - 974 ROMY TODD MINIKUS 1.00 71.624
DIAMOND GROUP
4 - 3064 EDGAR 12 JOE FARGIS 2.00 72.275
SCHWAB MARY B. O.E.J.I.
5 - 5281 RICHYDOU RICHARD MCGRATH 4.00 65.292
CENTRAL PA EQUEST CENTER
6 - 3126 SIENNA SHANE SWEETNAM 4.00 66.654
7 - 3874 ALASKA TODD MINIKUS 4.00 67.329
CALLIE SEAMAN
8 - 2281 PHELOX FRANCISCO MARTINEZ 4.00 68.014
ERIKA MORALES
9 - 652 CARLOW CLOVER ROBIN SWEELY 4.00 69.622
ACORN HILL
10 - 2849 STARLIGHT KIRSTEN COE 4.00 70.369

Results of Class 1004 - 1.40M II, Sec 1 (Section B)
1 - 1978 PRIMO JONATHAN MCCREA 0.00 67.848
CANDY TRIBBLE & WINDSOR S
2 - 302 AMBRA 47 FEDERICO SZTYRLE 0.00 68.850
CHRISTIAN WOLFFER
3 - 1832 PARLAY KEN BERKLEY 0.00 70.560
RIVERS EDGE/KAREN DWIGHT
4 - 2075 OLYMPIA 90 LAURA KRAUT 1.00 71.110
PANIC PARTNERSHIP
5 - 300 CHARMING GIRL FEDERICO SZTYRLE 1.00 71.197
CHRISTIAN WOLFFER
6 - 2073 LE PRESTIGE ST LOIS LAURA KRAUT 1.00 71.695
FREEDOM GROUP
7 - 3583 LARRY 0146 LAUREN HUNKIN 1.00 71.737
RIDGEFIELD HOUSE
8 - 5088 PRESIDENTE IVAN ZAMORA 4.00 65.896
SLEEPY P RANCH LLC
9 - 476 CAMPEON 007 LAURA BOWERY 4.00 68.880
GABRIELLE BAUSANO
10 - 3730 CATARO ASK SIMON NIZRI 4.00 74.941

Results of Class 1002 - 1.45m II, Sec 1
1 - 1165 LARIOSO MCLAIN WARD 0.00 69.684
BLUE CHIP BLOODSTOCK
2 - 1532 MASERATI CHRIS KAPPLER 0.00 71.174
MARSHA DAMMERMAN
3 - 1757 WARCO VAN DE HALHOEVE ALI NILFORUSHAN 0.00 72.966
ALI NILFORUSHAN
4 - 3090 SATELITE II EMILY WILLIAMS 0.00 75.452
EMILY WILLIAMS
5 - 3582 ORLEANS LAUREN HUNKIN 1.00 79.877
SYNERGY FARM
6 - 3091 KAISER DE LA COUR EMILY WILLIAMS 4.00 77.434
EMILY WILLIAMS
7 - 2286 LENNOX LEWIS 2 LESLIE HOWARD 4.00 78.876
LESLIE HOWARD
8 - 699 REDEFIN IAN MILLAR 5.00 79.634
FARM LOTHLORIEN
9 - 5011 QUICK STUDY LAUREN HOUGH 5.00 83.222
LAURA MATEO
10 - 1634 SUMMER STORM AMY MOMROW 8.00 71.039
SHAINE BROOKS

The 2008 CN Winter Equestrian Festival attracts the best horses and riders from around the world to Wellington and offers more than $5 million in prize money. For more information, visit www.equestriansport.com

 

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