20 July 20  | 

Sunday Spotlight: Derby Day at World Equestrian Center

It was a spectacular Sunday at World Equestrian Center as we wrapped up the WEC Summer II show. Under crystal clear skies five hunter derbies took center stage throughout the day with a total of $7,000 in prize up for grabs for junior and amateur riders. Courses for all hunter derbies were designed by Bobby Murphy of Lexington, Kentucky, and were beautifully decorated with lush greenery and vibrant flowers.

$2,000 Amateur Owner Hunter Derby

Madison Orr and Dreamgirl’s Legacy took the win in the $2,000 Amateur Owner Hunter Derby.

Madison Orr of Canton, Georgia, and her own Dreamgirl’s Legacy (Heartbreak x Dreamgirl) emerged victorious in today’s $2,000 Amateur Owner Hunter Derby. The pair placed eighth in Friday’s $5,000 Open Hunter Derby, preparing them well for today’s class. Orr and the 4-year-old Oldenburg mare were flawless in the first round, earning a score of 85. They returned for the handy round, laying down another foot-perfect course for a second score of 85, bringing their overall total score to 170, ultimately winning the class. The duo also earned top scores in the Amateur Owner Hunters throughout the week at World Equestrian Center.

$2,000 Amateur Owner Hunter Derby Results

  1. Dreamgirl’s Legacy, Madison Orr – 85 | 85 | 170
  2. Red Roc, Kiera Phlipot – 83 | 84 | 167
  3. Hilton II, Keely McIntosh – 81 | 85.5 | 166.5
  4. Codiak, Hannah Tarrance – 74 | 78 | 152
  5. Fernando, Kathryn Kraft – 71 | 75 | 146
  6. Lukelele, Rachel Kolar – 70 | 74 | 144
  7. Beaudacious, Heidi Davis – 65 | 77 | 142
  8. Cuchino Z, Marissa Rose – 68 | 60 | 128
  9. It’s All About Risk, Anna Suttman – 35 | 45 | 80
  10. Burberry, Cindy Schmidt – 45 | – | 45

$2,000 Junior Hunter Derby

Elizabeth Nestor and At Last owned Sunday’s $2,000 Junior Hunter Derby.

Elizabeth Nestor earned top honors in the $2,000 Junior Hunter Derby, taking first and second place aboard her own At Last (Last Man Standing x Jugundii) and Covert (Christ), respectively. Nestor and At Last, a 14-year-old Mechlenburg gelding, earned scores of 87 and 84, totaling 171 to top the class. The pair also earned the Champion title in the Junior Hunters this week. Nestor and Covert, an 11-year-old Warmblood gelding, earned scores of 85 and 80, totaling 165 for a second-place finish. The duo also took Reserve Champion in the Junior Hunters this week.

$2,000 Junior Hunter Derby Results

  1. At Last, Elizabeth Nestor – 87 | 84 | 171
  2. Covert, Elizabeth Nestor – 85 | 80 | 165
  3. Cesar De Lison Z, Lily Rupinski – 84 | 76 | 160
  4. Altissimo, Ella Carrico – 79 | 74 | 153
  5. Scirocco, Mckenna Nagy – 73 | 76 | 149
  6. Quarterletto, Kylie Schmidt – 81 | 67 | 148
  7. Zinnevottie, Emma Rupinski – 68 | 75 | 143
  8. Viva’s Glory, Macy White – 65 | 65 | 130
  9. Lex Toccino, Gabriella Lewis – 83 | 37 | 120
  10. Corlando 49, Elizabeth Becker – 50 | 69 | 119

$2,000 Pony Hunter Derby

Emma Rupinski and 14 Karat topped the $2,000 Pony Hunter Derby.

Emma Rupinski owned the $2,000 Pony Hunter Derby riding three of the five entries and taking home the blue ribbon aboard RGG Equestrian, LLC’s 14 Karat. The pair was impressive in the first round, earning a score of 80. Rupinski and the 8-year-old Welsh Pony Cross gelding returned for the second round scoring a 76, bringing their two-round total to 156 for the win. The duo also took top placings including several blue ribbons in the Large Pony Hunters this week.

$2,000 Pony Hunter Derby Results

  1. 14 Karat, Emma Rupinski – 80 | 76 | 156
  2. Stonewall Top Call, Emma Rupinski – 71 | 83 | 154
  3. Foxlair Tango, Paige Kelly – 84 | 63 | 147
  4. Penten’s Logan, Emma Rupinski – 81 | 45 | 126
  5. Sassafras, Siena Farah – 70 | 70 | 48 | 118

$500 Adult Hunter Derby

Kathryn Kraft and Evergreen won the $500 Adult Hunter Derby.

The $500 Adult Hunter Derby saw a fantastic win for Kathryn Kraft of Zionsville, Indiana, and her own Evergreen. The pair kept a consistent rhythm in their first round for a score of 78. When they returned for the handy round, Kraft and the handsome 16-year-old gelding took inside turns where possible, earning a score of 81.5 and bringing their total score to 159.5 to win the class. The duo also competed in the Adult Equitation this week at World Equestrian Center, remaining in the top three placings throughout the division and taking the Champion title.

$500 Adult Hunter Derby Results

  1. Evergreen, Kathryn Kraft – 78 | 81.5 | 159.5
  2. Flying Dutchman, Della Wilz – 74 | 81 | 155
  3. Barenstark, Lindsay Arbino – 75 | 79 | 154
  4. Cracker Jack, Josephine Rose – 85 | 68.5 | 153.5
  5. KT Caraco, Amanda Terhaar – 76 | 77 | 153
  6. Endymion, Camille Camp – 77 | 72 | 149
  7. Saffron, Kristin Poole – 72 | 74 | 146
  8. HH Gabriel, Emily Sweeney – 74.5 | 69 | 143.5
  9. Improv, Laura Loveday – 55 | 82 | 137
  10. Carlson 55, Ruby Rosenberg – 60 | 74 | 134

$500 Children’s Hunter Derby

Samantha Karp and Van Gogh emerged victorious in the $500 Children’s Hunter Derby.

Samantha Karp of Great Falls, Virginia and Redfield Farm’s Van Gogh (Odermus R x Nimmerike) topped today’s $500 Children’s Hunter Derby. The pair delivered a smooth, flowing first round for a score of 82, then returned for the handy round, taking inside turns and keeping forward motion for a score of 73. Their score totaled 155, sending them into first place. Karp and the 17-year-old KWPN Warmblood gelding also competed in the 15-17-year-old section of the Children’s Hunters, taking several top placings.

$500 Children’s Hunter Derby Results

  1. Van Gogh, Samantha Karp – 82 | 73 | 155
  2. Contefino 6, Autumn Bradbury – 76 | 72 | 148
  3. Carridoo, Emma Gould – 72 | 75 | 147
  4. Kaldero, Claire Giokas – 64 | 78 | 142
  5. Lorde, Sarah Newman – 75 | 65 | 140
  6. Lehmann, Meredith Denton – 67 | 66 | 133
  7. Delta, Katelyn Lantzer – 62 | 64 | 126
  8. Remember Me, Abby Daulton – 60 | 58 | 118
  9. Arctic Z, Katelyn Vandenburg – 44 | 70 | 114
  10. Opulence, Ava Matas – 40 | 40 | 80

Photos courtesy of Winslow Photography.

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