Articles: Press Release
Horse Shows by the Bay I Wrap Up: July 18-July 22, 2007
Elise DeVoe of
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Traverse City, MI - July 24, 2007 - The highlight of this week's competition at Horse Shows by the Bay I, the $25,000 Grand Prix of Traverse City, concluded on Sunday with a class of 24 entries. Bringing home the top check was Scott Lenkart and
Impulsive, owned by Bennett Sporthorses.
The pair beat out Morgan Kennedy and Zaboomerang and Emily Williams on Kaiser De La Cour for the blue ribbon with a jump-off time of 40.123 seconds. Kennedy and Williams followed in second and third
places respectively, stopping the clock at 41.319 seconds and 43.174 seconds.
Today's course was designed by Michel Vaillancourt and featured 16 total jumping efforts and 13 numbered obstacles, including a triple bar, a liverpool and double and
triple combinations. The time allowed was 84 seconds.
The beginning of the class was grim, with 11 riders jumping before the twelfth, Roberto Teran, had the first clear round with Jamestown. Lenkart followed Teran, and four additional riders
had a clean first round to return for the jump-off. Teran and Jamestown brought down the first fence of the original combination 4A-B, a vertical, and stopped the clock at 37.682 seconds. Lenkart followed, riding a smooth and steady round to take the
early lead. Erin Haas and Chianti 67 had an unlucky rub, adding four faults to their time of 45.367 seconds, and Kennedy rode next, tripping the timers just a second behind Lenkart. Havens Schatt and Oliver had a refusal at fence 15, a vertical, for four
faults and 13 time faults. Riding last, Williams left all the fences standing but could not catch Lenkart or Kennedy.
Michigan's own Erin Haas dominated the field in the Low Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Class,
which boasted almost 30 entries. Haas rode her veteran mount Mir and set the early lead with a jump-off time of 32.835 second. In addition to competing Mir, Haas also rode her bay gelding All of A Sudden to a second-place finish. In the High
Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Class, 16-year-old Ariana Wallace jumped to victory over the field of nine horses.
In the $3,000 NAL Open Speed class, sponsored by Shanty Creek Resorts, several riders had clear rounds but were not
fast enough to catch Sven Frei's time of 56.411 seconds with Quebec, a 13-year-old Oldenburg stallion by Quick Star. Distant Star 3E ridden by Roberto Teran of KingRidge Stables earned second place, while Melissa Anne Hirt and Galoupard finished in third
In the $10,000 Welcome Prix, sponsored by Phelps Sports, King Ridge Stables' Roberto Teran piloted Distant Star 3E to the win with a jump-off time of 35.336 seconds. Shane Sweetnam was the only other double clear but had a
slightly slower time with Lismacbryan Junior, 39.131 seconds. Erin Haas and Chianti 67 rounded out the top three with the fastest four-fault jump-off.
Riding Orley, an 11-year-old bay owned by Heather Bonham, Kels Bonham bested a
class of almost 20 entries for the win in the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Prix. Khari Taustin and Katja finished in second place, while Cathy Rolfs and Rilletto finished in third.
In the $2,500
NAL/WIHS Children's Jumper Classic, Rachel Reid rode her 13-year-old bay mare to the win over a field of 37 entries. Ellie Levy and Noranta finished in second place, and Anna Levy and Guesswork took third place. Pancharan and Meghan Abbott were victorious
in the $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Jumper Classic with a double clear round and a time of 36.820. Arly Golombek and Solitaire finished in second place with a time of 39.026, narrowly edging out Spectrum and Amanda Lewis with their time of 30.065 seconds.
Louise Serio rode Reese, a 10-year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by Shaw Johnson Price, to four firsts and a second on her way to winning the Regular Working Hunter and Grand Working Hunter Championships.
Seario also took home the reserve championships in the Second Year Green Hunters and Regular Conformation Hunters, both with Theory, a 7-year-old gelding owned by Bridget Hallman of Oyster Bay, NY. Peter Pletcher rode Cape Town and MacArthur Park to the
championship in the Second Year Green Hunters and Regular Conformation Hunters, respectively. MacArthur Park was also the Grand Conformation Hunter Champion. Tim Goguen rode Boulevard Deir, owned by Janet Read, to the Green Conformation Hunter tricolor
and one of his other mounts, Allejandro, received the reserve championship in the First Year Green Conformation. Cookie Beck, of McFadden Farm in Grafton, WI, guided Winter Place and Safari to top ribbons over the first two days of competition. Winter
Place easily won the First Year Green championship and Safari earned reserve champion in the Green Conformation Hunters. Both horses are owned by Caitlyn Ziegler and Artisan Farms.
Katie Polk of Malibu, CA, guided her striking
black gelding, Eminem, to the victory in the $10,000 NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic with a combined score of 170 points. The classic was sponsored by Lisa A.H. Cudahy and the winner received a beautiful monogrammed cooler. Ashley Hotz and Summer Catch
earned second place while Laura Beckworth received third. The $5,000 NAL/WIHS Children's Hunter Classic, co-sponsored by Equisports, Inc., Baskin Farm and Fair Acres Farm, took place immediately following the adults. Twelve-year-old Caitlyn Ziegler
piloted her two horses, five-year-old Safari and six-year-old Winter Place, to first and third, respectively. Laura Baginski and Prep School took second place. In the Small Junior Hunter 16-17, Kels Bonham won the division tricolor along with the Grand
Junior Hunter Championship. Katie Dinan and Allejandro dominated the Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under division, easily earning the division tricolor. Other junior hunter winners included Kaitlin Campbell on Barbados winning the Small Junior Hunter 15
& Under tricolor. Campbell also won the reserve championship in the same division with Unique. Marika Raff piloted Tophat to reserve championship in the Small Junior Hunter 16-17. In the Large Junior Hunter 16-17, Caroline Gibson and Hotshot earned
the reserve championship. In the Large Junior Hunter 16-17 division, Grace Socha rode Amigo F to the tricolor while Amanda Cohen and Odette took home the reserve.
On the final day of Horse Shows by the Bay I, the Polk Family Main
Hunter Ring featured the $1,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic. Grace Socha piloted Amigo F to the victory with a combined score of 162.5 points. Godiva and Becky Gochman were right behind them in second place with 162 points. Kels Bonham and Urlala,
the Grand Junior Hunter Champion, were third. Rachel Geiger rode Midnight Date to the Amateur Owner 18-35 tricolor. Geiger also received the division's reserve championship with Aeropostale. In the Amateur-Owner Hunter 36 and Over, Lynn Walsh earned the
division tricolor riding her MacArthur Park. Gochman guided Godiva to the reserve championship. Other champions included Annie Frazier on Pompidou in the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunters, Laura Beckworth and Bliss in the Adult Amateur 36-50 Hunters and Mary
Helper and Engaged in the Adult Amateur over 50 Hunters. Katie Polk received the reserve championship in the 18-35 section. Beth Graves rode Westview to the reserve championship in the 36-50 section while David Lubben and Fortuitous received the 50 and
over reserve championship.
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