Articles: Horse News
Mario Deslauriers Leaps to Victory in $30,000 Pennsylvania National Big Jump
at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Mario Deslauriers on Cella, owned by Jane Clark
in 30,000 Pennsylvania National Big Jump Open Jumper class
(Al Cook Photo)
Jamie Saults, email@example.com 732-580-0918
Harrisburg, PA. -- October 20, 2011 -- Mario Deslauriers rode Cella, owned
by Jane Clark of New York, NY to victory in the $30,000 Pennsylvania
National Big Jump Open Jumper class, sponsored by M & T Bank, at the 66th
Annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Thursday evening.
Jane has been so great to give me all these nice horses, said
Deslauriers also from New York City. This is my first show
indoors with her and she did great. She can jump anything.
For a while it looked like no one would jump anything clear on
the Steve Stephens designed course, but finally Charlie Jayne of
Elgin, IL, going 22nd out of the field of 32, left all the rails
up on Waldman Z, owned by Pony Lane Farm of Bluffdale, UT.
Deslauriers made it a contest also going clear and created a
need for a jump-off.
Jayne went first in the jump-off and left the door for open for Deslauriers
knocking three rails down out of the eight jumping efforts for 12 faults.
Deslauriers gave everyone a scare including him by knocking down two rails
with one fence still to go.
I watched Charlie and I knew I had a three rail cushion, but I didnt expect
to have two myself, so I said oh boy! to myself going into the last fence.
I better make sure she picks up her legs going into the last fence!
Deslauriers felt that he was at a slight disadvantage because he went late
in the order, which left little time between the first round and the
She was a little tired because I didnt have too much time between the two
rounds, said Deslauriers. But she got her breath back and it worked out
Cara Raether had the fastest of the one time fault rounds for third place
on Saskia 269, owned by Trelawny Farm LLC of Bedford, NY.
Competition at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in
Harrisburg continues through October 22 with Saturdays featured
event, the $75,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix de Penn
In addition to world-class equestrian competition, the PNHS
offers a unique shopping environment with boutique vendors that
offer everything from fine art to custom jewelry, clothing,
accessories and horse show memorabilia.
General admission for through Friday, October 21, is $10 for adults and $5
for seniors and students. General admission for Saturday, October 22, is
$20 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. As always, children under 6
are admitted free in general admission seating. Convenient parking is also
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is proud of its tradition
of supporting equine and youth programs. The show benefits the
Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation and the Pennsylvania
National Horse Show Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
Details are available at the horse shows website at
www.panational.org or by calling the horse show office at