The current leader for the Fall Series $10,000 Trainer Awards is Jennifer Edwards who has amassed 777 points during the Fall Series I & II horse shows, where double points were awarded. The Trainer Award winner at the end of the Fall Series will be based on their top 4 horses and on who signed as trainer at each show in the Fall Series, using WEC points earned in championship divisions during only the Fall Series shows, the first two of which are double WEC points. Warm-ups and individual classes will not count. The Trainer Award winner will receive $5,000, 2nd will receive $3,000 and 3rd will receive $2,000. The Trainer Award Leaderboard can be viewed on www.horseshowing.com.
It was a thrilling week of equestrian sport here at the World Equestrian Center as we entered the second week of our Fall Series. Familiar faces from last week filled the ring, along with plenty of new faces, some local, and some from neighboring states, and even some from across the country in route to the Quarter Horse Congress. Each day brought smiling faces, learning opportunities, and plenty of successes for all competing this week. Our featured classes for WEC Fall II kicked off Thursday with David Beisel and Cleared for Takeoff taking the win in the Welcome Stake 1.35m. The pair was quick and tidy in both rounds of the class, and Cleared for Takeoff’s owner, Elizabeth (Betty) Gilmore, couldn’t contain her excitement.
Friday brought the Open and Non-Pro $2500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies and the Sip & Paint in the Paddock Club. In the Open Derby, Charismatic and Linda Radigan laid down two near-perfect rounds, scoring a 91 in their first round and a 92 in their handy round, bringing their overall total to 183 and putting them top-of-the-pack. In the Non-Pro Derby, Halloodan and Ava Lindley stole the show with a first round score of 80 and a handy round score of 78, bringing their overall total to 160. After the derbies, many gathered in the Paddock Club to paint a cute Harvest-themed canvas, instructed by a local artiest.
Ryan Genn cleaned up in the both the Futures and Grand Prixs on Saturday evening. In the Futures Prix 1.30m, Ryan piloted Calamera to the win with a first round time of 77.718 seconds and a jump off time of 39.404 seconds, and took second on Quax with a jump off time of 39.532 seconds. Ryan’s wins continued into the WEC Grand Prix 1.40m, riding a tough, technical track on both Dieta and For Advance. Ryan stole the win on Dieta with a first round time of 72.842 seconds and an impressive jump off time of 35.146 seconds. Ryan also took second with For Advance, jumping the short round in 38.073. After the completion of the Prixs, teams gathered in the Sanctuary Arena to play beach volleyball
Congratulations to all exhibitors at the World Equestrian Center this week! Watch this space next week for news on the third show of the Fall Series, WEC Fall III!