Articles: Press Release
Addison Phillips Victorious in $10,000 Welcome Prix at Horse Shows by the Bay
Photo Credit: Addison Phillips on Trezebees, winners
$10,000 Welcome Prix. Photo (C) 2008 Randi Muster Photography.
Jenny Underwood of
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
at (561) 753-3389 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
MI - July 18, 2008 - Even with
slightly chilly weather early morning, the sun broke through and the
temperature went up, leaving a beautiful day for showing. The Flintfields Horse
Park brought in many
patrons for the big classes that went on in many different rings. The class that brought everyone to the Team
Elmer's Grand Prix ring was the $10,000 Welcome Prix.
Thanks to Schreiber Corporation, who was the sponsor of the
class, riders competed for a hefty purse of $10,000 in the Welcome Prix. Patrice Schreiber was the driving force
behind the sponsorship.
"I have had the honor of being a part of this magnificent
show since its conception. The show couldn't be run by a better or more
generous group of people, which is a huge reason the horse show is growing
successfully every year," said Schreiber. "I have been thrilled to have been a part of it all and to be able to
continue to help grow this horse show and bring this type of quality horse show
to the state of Michigan. Without the people behind it, it just
wouldn't be the same."
The Welcome Prix course, designed by Canadian Eve Friske,
utilized much of the space in the heart-shaped ring. The well-designed course put eleven horses through
to the jump-off.
With just two horses in the class, the winner was the
talented Addison Phillips of New York,
NY, aboard her 12-year-old
chestnut mare Trezebees. With a first
round time of just 78.825 seconds and a blazing jump-off time of 38.679, no one
could catch her.
"Trezebees, who I have had for almost four years now, has
been doing this for awhile, so she is pretty much a pro at it," said Phillips. "The course was great. There was one really hard turn in the
jump-off where it caught a lot of people, but the rest was pretty straight
forward. It was challenging, but I liked
Others were close on her heels, including veterans Shane
Sweetnam and David Beisel. While they
may differ in age from Addison, there was one
thing that they all had in common, and that was how much they have all enjoyed
Horse Shows by the Bay.
"This is our first time coming to Michigan, and we are extremely happy with
it. The ring is great, we are really
happy with the courses, the jumps are the perfect size, and it has been a great
experience so far," stated Phillips. "My
favorite part of the show has been the people behind it. Everyone has been super nice and they try so
hard to keep the grounds looking nice, there is a ton of shade, the courses are
nice and the jumps are pretty. They try so hard to make everyone feel
$10,000 Welcome Prix
1. Trezebees, Addison Phillips, Addison Phillips, 0/0/38.679
2. Little Emir, Spy
Coast Farm, Shane
3. Lazzara, Watershed Ventures, Jennifer Nadalin, 0/0/45.251
4. Irish Hunt, Carlie Beisel, David Beisel, 0/4/39.217
5. Triviant, Curtis-Louri Group, Shane Sweetnam, 0/4/40.080
6. Belvedere, Kimberly Seay, David
7. Think Twice, Spy
Coast Farm, Shane
8. Starlight, Laura King, Kirsten Coe, 0/4/44.544
9. Cernunnus Von Hoff, Addison Phillips, Addison Phillips,
10. ABC Resistencia,
Blythe Marano, 0/8/44.831
Tomorrow will bring more exciting classes in the Team
Elmer's Grand Prix ring. Get there early
to watch the $2,500 Low Junior/Adult-Amateur Jumper Classic and stay for the
$10,000 SJHOF Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix, which is scheduled not to begin
before 2:00 p.m. For more information
and full results, please visit www.horseshowsbythebay.com
photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.
ABOUT PHELPS MEDIA GROUP
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
12230 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite #100
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 753-3389 / F: (561) 753-3386