Ryan Genn & VDL Gerinus T Triumph in $25,000 WEC Grand Prix

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A competitive field of 18 horse and rider combinations took to the Sanctuary Arena tonight to vie for the win in the World Equestrian Center $25,000 Grand Prix. Jumping a course designed by Keith Bollotte, seven pairs qualified for the jump off, with of five of them delivering fault free rounds. Ultimately speed determined the winners, Ryan Genn and VDL Gerinus T, who topped the class with a jump off time of 34.390 seconds.

$25,000 WEC Grand Prix winners Ryan Genn and VDL Gerinus T.

No strangers to the winner’s circle at World Equestrian Center, Genn and VDL Gerinus T (Arezzo VDL x Rosalina) earned their victory tonight with a jump off time of just 34.390. Earlier in the week, Genn and the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Rheinland Farm, Lebanon, Ohio, finished 5th in the $5,000 Welcome Stake.

Ryan Genn and VDL Gerinus T on their way to the Grand Prix win.

Perennial favorites Essince W and David Beisel of David Beisel Stables in Goshen, Ohio, snagged the second place spot tonight with a jump off time of 34.544. Always competitive, Beisel and Essince W (Chacco Blue x Rossan) moved up a spot from their 3rd place finish in last week’s $25,000 Grand Prix.

David Beisel and Essince W took second place in the $25,000 WEC Grand Prix.

Kady Abrahamson and Maraca LS La Silla (Quintero La Silla x Marimba La Silla) of Abrahamson Equestrian LLC, Georgetown, Kentucky, secured a third place finish in the class with a jump off time of 36.448. Abrahamson and the 14-year-old Belgian Warmblood previously won a Grand Prix win at the World Equestrian Center 2020 Summer Series.

Third place finishers Kady Abrahamson and Maraca LS La Silla.

$25,000 World Equestrian Center Grand Prix Results

  1. VDL Genius T, Ryan Genn – 0 | 0 | 34.390
  2. Essince W, David Beisel – 0 | 0 | 34.544
  3. Maraca LS La Silla, Kady Abrahamson – 0 | 0 | 36.448
  4. Van Gogh, Wilhelm Genn – 0 | 0 | 36.628
  5. Eastpoint, Hillary Johnson – 0 | 0 | 46.203
  6. Banco Du Moulin, Kady Abrahamson – 0 | 4 | 39.421
  7. FF Olive, Jill Gaffney – 0 | 4| 44.627
  8. Snow White, Natalie Thornell – 4 | 73.679
  9. Inne Van De Plataan – 4 | 74.566
  10. Boudika Ideal Home, Kady Abrahamson – 4 | 74.924

David Beisel and Aezalia Take the $7,500 Futures Prix 1.30m Win

David Beisel & Azealia Take Top Honors in the $7,500 Futures Prix

Earlier in the day, David Beisel and his own Azealia (Quintero x Salma) took top honors in the $7,500 Futures Prix 1.30m besting a field of 23 with a jump off time of 28.888. It was the second $7,500 Futures Prix win for Beisel and the 13-year-old Holsteiner mare in as many weeks.

David Beisel and Azealia capture the $7,500 Futures Prix win

Summer Hill and Hakuna Matata (Corland x Olrusa) owned by Ashland Farms grabbed a second place finish in this afternoon’s class, with a jump off time of 29.992. Hill of Lexington, Kentucky, and the 9-year-old gray KWPN mare stopped the timers in just 33.798 seconds. Earlier this week the pair earned a third place finish in the $5,000 World Equestrian Center Welcome Stake.

Summer Hill and Hakuna Matata on form for a 2nd place finish.

Rounding out the top three in the class So Live Helau and Keely McIntosh negotiated a clear jump off round with a time of 30.166 seconds. McIntosh and So Live Helau (Dollar Du Murier x Ador De La Crasne) have a strong history of top placings at the World Equestrian Center. A 15-year-old Selle Francais gelding, So Live Helau is owned by Jenny Booth of Booth Show Jumpers, Georgetown, Kentucky.

Keely McIntosh and So Live Helau rounded out the top three in the $7,500 Futures Prix.

$7,500 Futures Prix Results

  1. Azealia, David Beisel – 0 | 0 | 28.888
  2. Hakuna Matata, Summer Hill – 0 | 0 | 29.992
  3. So Live Helau, Keely McIntosh – 0 | 0 | 30.166
  4. Vegas H, David Beisel – 0 | 0 | 30.379
  5. Ecuador W, Logan Taylor – 0 | 0 | 30.696
  6. Gyloma, Erika Thornell – 0 | 0 | 31.392
  7. El Classico, Caroline Nadalin – 0 | 0 | 33.586
  8. Jarocco Blue, Sam Berry – 0 | 0 | 34.165
  9. Cademuir, Celia Bresch – 0 | 0 | 35.009
  10. Z Love Story, Jill Gaffney – 0 | 4 | 27.800

Congratulations to all on a great evening of equestrian sport. Competition continues at World Equestrian Center – Ohio through tomorrow. Tune in to the action via live stream on clipmyhorsetv.

Photos courtesy of Winslow Photography.

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