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.
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.
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.
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.
$25,000 World Equestrian Center Grand Prix Results
- VDL Genius T, Ryan Genn – 0 | 0 | 34.390
- Essince W, David Beisel – 0 | 0 | 34.544
- Maraca LS La Silla, Kady Abrahamson – 0 | 0 | 36.448
- Van Gogh, Wilhelm Genn – 0 | 0 | 36.628
- Eastpoint, Hillary Johnson – 0 | 0 | 46.203
- Banco Du Moulin, Kady Abrahamson – 0 | 4 | 39.421
- FF Olive, Jill Gaffney – 0 | 4| 44.627
- Snow White, Natalie Thornell – 4 | 73.679
- Inne Van De Plataan – 4 | 74.566
- Boudika Ideal Home, Kady Abrahamson – 4 | 74.924
David Beisel and Aezalia Take the $7,500 Futures Prix 1.30m Win
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.
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.
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.
$7,500 Futures Prix Results
- Azealia, David Beisel – 0 | 0 | 28.888
- Hakuna Matata, Summer Hill – 0 | 0 | 29.992
- So Live Helau, Keely McIntosh – 0 | 0 | 30.166
- Vegas H, David Beisel – 0 | 0 | 30.379
- Ecuador W, Logan Taylor – 0 | 0 | 30.696
- Gyloma, Erika Thornell – 0 | 0 | 31.392
- El Classico, Caroline Nadalin – 0 | 0 | 33.586
- Jarocco Blue, Sam Berry – 0 | 0 | 34.165
- Cademuir, Celia Bresch – 0 | 0 | 35.009
- 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.