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Lucille and Maggie Jayne Take Top Prize in $10,000 Open Welcome Stake at
Showplace Fall Classic
Maggie Jayne and Lucille jumped to victory in the $10,000 Open Welcome Stake.
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Wayne, IL - September 16, 2010 - The fall weather started to set in at the
Lamplight Equestrian Center for the second day of the Showplace Fall Classic
Championship Horse Show. Today riders competed in the Grand Prix ring for
the top prize in the $10,000 Welcome Stake and the $5,000 NAL Low
Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic. Maggie Jayne was the winner of the Welcome
Stake aboard Lucille after the pair completed a double clear effort in the
quickest time. The NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic victory went to Erin
Haas and All of a Sudden after the pair managed to out gallop 12 other horse
and rider combinations during the jump-off with a clear round.
The courses for both classes were designed by Hector J Loyola and featured a
fourteen jumping efforts. The fences included a liverpool fence, an
oxer-to-vertical double combination, and the most difficult line of all, a
triple bar four stride line to a vertical-vertical double combination follow
by four strides to a large oxer. The jump-off course was long and winding
and included many sharp turns as well as the oxer-to-vertical double
The $10,000 Welcome Stake was held early this afternoon and seven riders
were able to complete the short course without fault and five of those seven
went clear during the jump-off. The first rider to master the course was
Maggie Jayne aboard Pony Lane Farm's Uraya. The duo left all the fences
standing during the jump-off and slipped through the timers in 43.713
seconds for the third place honors.
Amelia McArdle of Barrington, IL, and Pilot had the slowest double clear
effort, stopping the clock at 48.685 seconds for the fifth place
prize. Taking home the fourth place award was Kate Bomgaars of Oconomowoc,
IL, and Online with a time of 46.231.
Thomas Cerra and United, owned by Brampton Woods of Lake Forest, IL, proved
to be an incredible pair after they left all the rails in their cups and
broke the beam at 43.538 seconds, which was good enough for second place
prize. After taking home the third place award, Jayne garnered the winning
title with Lucille, owned by Pony Lane Farm. The duo was incredibly accurate
and fast, leaving each fence untouched and galloping across the finish line
in 42.758 seconds for the blue ribbon.
"Today I was just focusing on going forward because I took a little spill
off of her last week," commented Jayne. "This course I was lucky enough to
do that because there were a lot of opportunities to carry a lot of pace. My
horse was very rideable to the vertical-vertical combination and the slow
four afterwards. Then in the jump-off I finally got to see what she is made
of and go as fast as I wanted for the first time."
Jayne continued, "She just needs a forward, confident ride because she is
already looking for the jump. She turns really well and she's really
balanced but I always protect her a little bit because she is eager to keep
As a local of Elgin, IL, Jayne lives just ten minutes from the Lamplight
facility and so she always enjoys attending the horse shows produced by
Showplace Productions She enjoys the wonderful courses and the incredible
footing which allows her horses to consistently be successful.
Later in the day the $5,000 NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic was held in
the Grand Prix Ring and was a part of the 2010 Leading Rider Series
Finals. The event proved to be quite the speed class with 13 riders
advancing to the jump-off. Erin Haas of Chelsea, MI, garnered both the first
and third place awards with All of a Sudden and Contino 46,
respectively. Slipping into the second place position was Amanda Metzler, of
St. Charles, IL, and Fire Cat.
"It was definitely a speed round for the jump-off, but I was fortunate that
my horse knows the speed part quite well," explained Haas. "He doesn't use
extra effort over the jumps so we don't have a lot of airtime. I was trying
to be really smooth and hit the jumps off of nice turns because it was a
long jump-off; you had to hit everything on the go."
Haas has owned the 18-year-old gelding for nine years and they know each
other very well now and can anticipate what the other wants to do. "It's fun
because we know each other so well," she said. "I took a shot at the
in-and-out because I was quite forward coming in there. I had a pretty hard
rub but luckily it stayed up."
"I love Lamplight, they always fun classes and there is always good
competition and good courses and good footing," added Haas. "You know when
you come here that it's going to be a good show and you're going to have
There were several other big wins in the Grand Prix Ring today as the
Showplace Fall Classic Championship Horse Show continued its exciting
competition. The morning began with the presentation of the Seven &
Eight-Year-Old Young Jumper championship to Amanda Flint and Chinedine
PPZ. Later in the day, Alex Veleris produced a winning round aboard Just
Milo in the $1,500 WIHS Children's/Adult Jumper Classic. The Platinum
Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search followed that up where Lisa
Goldman rode to victory.
The Showplace Fall Classic Championship Horse Show will continue tomorrow
with much more exciting jumper competition in the Grand Prix Ring, including
the $10,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Hall of Fame Jumper Classic, the $2,500 Low
Adult Jumper Classic, and the $2,500 NAL Low Children's Jumper Classic. The
2010 Showplace Leading Rider Series will conclude on Saturday following the
$25,000 Tapestry Farm Leading Rider Series Final Grand Prix. The show will
run through September 19, 2010, at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne,
For further information on Showplace Productions and the Showplace Fall
Classic Championship Horse Show, please visit www.showplaceproductions.com.
$10,000 Open Welcome Stake
1 196 Lucille Pony Lane Farm MAGGIE JAYNE
2 116 United Brampton Woods Farm Thomas Cerra
3 206 Uraya Pony Lane Farm MAGGIE JAYNE
4 404 ONLINE Kate Bomgaars Kate Bomgaars
5 518 Pilot Amelia McArdle Amelia McArdle
6 316 Cartier Van Schuttershoff Emily Skoggard Willie Tynan
7 191 Caretina III Pony Lane Farm MAGGIE JAYNE
8 338 CARIBE Steve Schaefer Steve Schaefer
$5,000 Low Jr/AO NAL Jumper Classic
1 183 All Of A Sudden North Face Farm Erin Haas
2 335 Fire Cat AMANDA METZLER AMANDA METZLER
3 181 Contino 46 North Face Farm Erin Haas
4 539 Colonius Mary Ellen Laue Nora Laue
5 474 Treasure Allison Ross Lillie Ross
6 283 Caladesi Anna Murphy Anna Murphy
7 182 Romi Z North Face Farm Erin Haas
8 368 Casino Woodrun Laura Linback