Horse Shows by the Bay II: July 25 - July 29, 2007
Traverse City, MI - July 30, 2007 - After missing out on victory during four years of competition at Horse Shows by the Bay, Brian Shook got his chance on Sunday and brought home the top check in the $25,000 Grand Traverse Bay Grand Prix.
Partnered with Courage 68, owned by Esperanza, Inc., Shook was one of only two riders to advance to the jump-off. The pair left all fences standing and finished with a time of 37.087 seconds, which just barely beat Casey Hodge's time of 37.108 seconds on Audio K. Hodges finished in second place.
Sunday's course was designed by Hector Loyola and featured 13 numbered obstacles and a total of 16 jumping efforts set on a winding track that allowed little room for galloping. The time allowed was 84 seconds, and most riders came within one or two seconds of the time in the first round. Nine riders finished with four faults in the first round.
From the start of the class, it looked as though there would be a jump-off among the numerous four-faulters, although several riders came quite close to being fault free. However, Hodges and Audio-K, owned by Wendy Hodges, dashed their hopes as the first pair, riding fourteenth in the order, with a clear round. Emily Williams made it all the way around on her two horses, Kaiser De La Cour and Satelite II, only to have unlucky rubs at the final fence both times.
Hodges and Audio-K finished in second place, while Henry Pfeiffer finished in third place with Sargeant, having the fastest four-fault round with a time of 75.526 seconds. Williams and Satelite II took fourth place with their time of 76.143 and four faults, and Scott Lenkart and Impulsive finished fifth on their four-fault time of 77.779 seconds. Williams rounded out the top six with her second mount, Kaiser de la Cour and a time of 78.564 seconds.
On the first day of competition at Horse Shows by the Bay II, Julia Lourie of East Setauket, NY, proved to be victorious in the High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers with her 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood Vivaldi. David Beisel found victory in the $1,000 Level 6 Jumpers with Brisco. In the $750 Level 5 Jumpers, Grant Field rode Vermeer to the first place finish over Jennifer Hauser and Carmelita and Robert Ross and Henry Jota Romano, who took second and third, respectively.
David Beisel of Loveland, Ohio, emerged victorious in both the $3,000 NAL Open Speed class, sponsored by Northern Pines Farm, and the Level 6 Jumpers riding Irish Hunt and Patoile, respectively. In the $750 Adult Jumper class, Rebecca Payne piloted Orchidee, owned by Jessica Miltz, to first place.
Hector Loyola's $10,000 Welcome Prix course stumped numerous riders, but David Beisel successfully navigated the technical course to bring home the victory with Irish Hunt.
Kels Bonham of Claremore, Okla., and her 11-year-old bay Orley, were victorious for the second time in as many weeks in today's $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Prix. Sponsored by PhelpsSports.com, the class featured 16 entries and the course was designed by Hector Loyola. Kaitlin Campbell placed second with Rocky W. Jennifer Waxman and Krystal Roe both had four faults in the jump-off to finish in third and fourth, respectively.
Peter Pletcher rode Cape Town, owned by Becky Gochman, to the Second Year Green Working Hunter championship and Grand Working Hunter tricolor. The Green and Regular Conformation Hunter divisions were combined. Tim Goguen guided Boulevard Deir, owned by Janet Read, to the championship while Pletcher and MacArthur Park received the reserve.
Goguen and Boulevard Deir also received the Grand Conformation Hunter Championship. Pletcher earned another tricolor with Leonardo, owned by Priscilla Flawn-Chopp, in the Regular Working Hunter division. Louise Serio earned reserve champion on Reese, owned by Shaw Johnson Price. Goguen guided Allejandro, owned by Katie Dinan, to the First Year Green Working Hunter championship. Pletcher rode Mary Jane Stone's Surella to the reserve championship.
Tammy Provost rode Beth Bidgood's North Shore to victory in the $10,000 Jr/A-O/Pro Hunter Classic, sponsored by Wrenwood Farm. They finished with a combined score of 175, three points higher than Rachel Herkowitz and Brooke in second place.
In the 16-17 Small Junior Hunters, Kels Bonham repeated her performance from last week earning the division tricolor on Tri Mare LLC's Urlala. Grace Socha and Barri Platt's Manolo received the reserve championship.
In the 15 & Under Small Junior Hunters behind Waxman and Relentless, Kaitlin Campbell earned the reserve championship on Unique.
Caroline Gibson earned both the championship and reserve in the 15 & Under Large Junior Hunter division on Shadyside Farm's Primetime and her Hotshot, respectively.
In the 16-17 Large Junior Hunters, Amanda Cohen rode her 14-year-old Odette to the division tricolor. Socha piloted Victoria Calantoni's Amigo F to the reserve.
Bridget Hallman rode her Hear Say to the Amateur-Owner 18-35 Hunter tricolor as well as the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter championship. Hallman, of Oyster Bay, NY, rides with Louise Serio and earned two firsts, one second, one fourth and a fifth with Hear Say out of 11 total entries.
Lynn Walsh received both the Amateur-Owner Over 35 Hunter championship and reserve on Ocean Park and MacArthur Park, respectively. Walsh rides with Peter Pletcher, of Magnolia, TX.
Another of Pletcher's students, Laura Beckworth, rode her two horses, Bliss and Holiday, to the Adult Amateur 36-50 Hunter championship and reserve, respectively.
In the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunters, Timothy Boulton rode LaPeche Catering's Ulone to the division tricolor. Boulton trains with Ken and Emily Smith at Ashland Farms. Dawn Fogel guided Janet Read's Africa to the reserve championship.
In the $500 Adult Hunter Classic, Annie Frazier rode Pompidou, owned by Caroline Weedon, to the victory. In the $500 Children's Hunter Classic, Laura Baginski rode Baskin Farm's Prep School to first place.
Horse Shows by the Bay III will begin on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, in Traverse City, MI.
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