Ocala, FL – On Friday afternoon, 33 developing combinations competed over an elaborate track set by FEI Level IV course designer Bernardo Costa Cabral (POR) in the $15,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix. Ten athletes managed to find their way to the short course, but Adeline Rohrbach (USA) and Bengtsson (Buballu VDL x Uzmakieka VDL) owned Lisa Goldman-Smolen surpassed the group with a blistering fast time.
Rohrbach and Bengtsson found a clear first round track well under the time allowed of 76 seconds to advance straight to the jump-off.
Rohrbach has only been riding the 12-year-old KWPN gelding for a few weeks, “I started riding him a few weeks ago. He’s owned by my trainer Lisa. She has had him since he was eight and they have competed in the 1.30m and 1.40m successfully. She let me hop on him and we got along pretty well. He’s a little pocket rocket – tiny, but fast.”
The pair went straight to the jump-off, “I had a simple plan to not touch the reins and let him do what he does best, go fast. He’s the fastest horse I have ever ridden and he’s so trusting. I was able to just stay tidy and let him cover the ground.”
Rohrbach and Bengtsson flew through the timers in 34.779 seconds to ultimately secure first place.
Adolopho Franco (BRA) and Capital Equine LLC’s 11-year-old KWPN mare Hanea (Cardento x Dolcunea O.A.) took home second place honors with a quick time of 35.007 seconds.
Robert Mendoza (USA) rounded out the top three with Molly McPherson’s 13-year-old KWPN mare United M (Baloubet Du Rouet x United) after the pair were quick and clean in 35.865 seconds.
$15,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix Results:
1 Bengtsson, Adeline Rohrbach, Lisa Goldman-Smolen: 0 | 0 | 34.779
2 Hanea, Adolpho Franco, Capital Equine LLC: 0 | 0 | 35.007
3 United M, Robert Mendoza, Holly McPherson: 0 | 0 | 35.865
4 FF Lady Grantham, Jill Gaffney, Freestyling Farms LLC: 0 | 0 | 41.418
5 Ircos IV, Thomas Rebotton, Signe Ostby: 0 | 4 | 34.929
6 Cretchon Z, Priscila Simpson, Priscila Simpson: 0 | 4 | 35.190
7 HST Cartouche, Geronimo Marcello Viana Ciavagila, Arnoldo Walk Filho: 0 | 4 | 35.830
8 Geronimo SCF, Harold Chopping, Diane Halpin: 0 | 4 | 36.937
9 Jack Straw, Camille Maddrix, M&M Sporthorses: 0 | 4 | 37.387
10 Hickory HBC, Justine Dutton, The Superman Syndicate LLC: 0 | 4 | 39.691
David Cameron & Alan 111 Z Prevailed in the $15,000 1.40m Jumper Classic
Earlier on Friday, David Cameron secured top honors aboard Alan 111 Z (Arko III x Vilotte) owned by Linda Huddy and Sally Watkins in the $15,000 1.40m Jumper Classic.
Nineteen athletes competed over Bernardo Costa Cabral’s (POR) first round track, where six found their way to the short course.
David Cameron (AUS) and the 11-year-old Zangersheide gelding made light work of the jump-off track in 36.137 seconds to secure the top spot on the leaderboard.
Alicia Wilkinson (USA) and Horse Show Leases LLC’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding Salut CA-VA (Stakkato x Ria Granada) found second place with a quick time of 36.542 seconds.
New Zealand’s Sharn Wordley captured third place with his own eight-year-old Warmblood gelding Conto Blanco 4 (Cellestial x Kassandra). The pair kept all rails up in a speedy time of 37.576 seconds.
$15,000 1.40m Jumper Classic Results:
1 Alan 111 Z, David Cameron, Linda Huddy & Sally Watkins: 0 | 0 | 36.137
2 Salut CA-Va, Alicia Wilkinson, Horse Show Leases LLC: 0 | 0 | 36.542
3 Conto Blanco 4, Sharn Wordley, Sharn Wordley: 0 | 0 | 37.576
4 Evolene De Carles, Vicente Guillen, Tranquility Farm: 0 | 0 | 38.275
5 Fazous, Daniel Geitner, Oak Ledge Farm: 0 | 4 | 35.519
6 James Bond HX, Samantha Schaefer, Bonne Chance LLC: 0 | 72.759
7 Mefisto IL Mondo, Martien Van Der Hoeven, Brieanne Dofort: 4 | 71.333
8 Boreale De Talma, Staisha Bejarano, Empire Show Stables: 4 | 73.392
9 Doc Di Villigana, Addison Reed, Reed Training & Sales LLC: 4 | 74.348
10 Cothalando PS, Manuel Torres, Manuel Torres: 4 | 74.639