Ocala, FL – Forty-two horse-and-rider combinations took to the WEC Grand Arena on Saturday afternoon to contest the $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix. Andy Christiansen (ECU) created the open tracks that featured a challenging triple combination and a tight time allowed that became a factor for numerous riders. Eight pairs were able to deliver a clear first round and five jumped double clear, but it was Jared Petersen and Linda Bammann’s Elvis De Wijnendaele Z (Elvis Ter Putte x Montana V) that emerged victorious.
Petersen (USA) and the ten-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding created fast and smooth first round in 70.066 seconds, well within the time allowed of 75 seconds.
Marcus Gruenthal has been working closely with Petersen, “The horse is owned by my client, Linda Bammann who is a dear supporter and a great friend. Jared and I have been working together a lot and he seems to be the perfect fit for this horse. We have a couple goals for the summer, but it has already started out great. Elvis De Wijnendaele Z is only ten, so there is a lot of horse in the tank. Overall, I am super happy with the performance of the rider and the horse,” said Gruenthal.
Petersen and Elvis De Wijnendaele Z went straight to the jump-off, “The jump-off was a lot of fun to ride. I was able to leave out strides everywhere. I walked a ten to the last fence, but I was able to slice the vertical and go down in nine easily. The horse was amazing.”
Petersen and Elvis De Wijnendaele Z soared through the timers stopping the clock at 37.032 seconds for the win.
Second place was secured by Tracy Fenney (USA) and Nina Koloseike’s MTM McIntosh (Crowntano Z x Butterfly PSZ). Fenney and MTM McIntosh were the first pair to yield a clear first round in 74.443 seconds. Fenney and the scopey eight-year-old Zangersheide stallion soared through the short course, jumping to the top of the standards of each fence to stop the jump-off clock at 39.116 seconds.
Thomas Rebotton (FRA) and Wendy Peralta’s Casilias From Second Life Z earned third place in Saturday’s $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix. Rebotton and the ten-year-old Zangersheide gelding produced a smooth first round in 72.659 seconds. The pair jumped-off immediately, staying on a nice gallop to stop the jump-off clock at 40.955 seconds.
$10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix Results:
1. Elvis De Wijnendaele Z, Jared Petersen (USA), Linda Bammann: 0 | 0 | 37.032
2. MTM McIntosh, Tracy Fenney (USA), Nina Koloseike: 0 | 0 | 39.116
3. Casilias From Second Life Z, Thomas Rebotton (FRA), Wendy Peralta: 0 | 0 | 40.955
4. Early Moon Du Favril, Catalina Peralta (USA), Wendy Peralta: 0 | 0 | 42.120
5. MTM Constantin, Dorothy Douglas(USA), MTM Farm: 0 | 0 | 45.274
6. Bugatti, Alberto Michan (ISR), Eduardo Leon: 0 | 4 | 41.871
7. Sedrick, Daniel Michan (MEX), Sergent Stables, LLC: 0 | 4 | 43.658
8. Gangster CHS, Kris Killam (USA), Helene Jones: 0 | 16 | 40.231
9. Alfie Z, Payton Beerbower (USA), Payton Beerbower: 2 | 76.873
10. Berlin, Hannah Matts (USA), Karl Beyer: 3 | 77.576
Luis Sabino Goncalves & Sigma Secured $10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic Victory
Week II of World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s 2022 USEF Summer Series closed out with 24 entries competing for the win in the $10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic. FEI Level III course designer, Andy Christiansen created the open tracks that allowed six entries to produce clear first rounds and three jumped double clear. Luis Sabino Goncalves and Sigma Stables LLC’s Sigma secured the victory with an incredibly fast time.
Goncalves and Sigma (Numero Uno x Obi De La Louviere) navigated an incredibly fast first round in 76.816 seconds.
Sigma is a new mount for Goncalves, “I just brought him over from Europe. He is nine-years-old and has a lot of character. When I first got him, he was a bit too fast and green, but now he is really coming together.”
Goncalves and the nine-year-old Selle Francais gelding advanced straight to the jump-off soaring around the course to stop the clock at 39.055 seconds.
Jared Petersen and Showcase 81, LLC’s Cliff Affair snagged the second place spot in today’s $10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic. Petersen and the Holsteiner gelding yielded a smooth first round in 77.060 seconds. The pair went straight to the jump-off galloping through the course, not touching a single rail to stop the timers at 39.856 seconds.
Stefanie Collier and Fernando Comune’s Caretoo rounded out the top three in today’s class with a clear first round in 78.578 seconds and a quick jump-off in 42.100 seconds.
$10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic Results:
1.Sigma, Luis Sabino Goncalves, Sigma Stables LLC: 0 | 0 | 39.055
2. Cliff Affair, Jared Petersen, Showcase 81, LLC: 0 | 0 | 39.856
3. Caretoo, Stefanie Collier, Fernando Comune: 0 | 0 | 42.100
4. Chaccowito PS, Aaron Vale, ThinksLikeAHorse: 0 | 4 | 39.068
5. Camino Imperio Egipcio, Luis Sabino Goncalves: 0 | 4 | 39.999
6. Chagolando PS, Clark Montgomery, April Miller: 0 | 4 | 40.770
7. MTM Pablo, Dorothy Douglas, Davenport Farm: 1 | 79.570
8. Oaks Come By Chance, David Cameron, Tallara Cameron: 1 | 79.805
9. Berlin, Hannah Matts, Karl Beyer: 4 | 73.536
10. MTM McIntosh, Tracy Fenney, Nina Koloseike: 4 | 76.172