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Deeridge Farm's Lou Jacobs Wins $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix at Manchester Classic Horse Show
Photo Credit: Kachina and Lou Jacobs, winners of the $30,000
Otter Creek Grand Prix. Photo (C) 2008 David Mullinix.
Jennifer Wood of
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East Dorset, VA - July 30,
2008 - Deeridge Farm continued their winning ways last week at the Manchester
Classic Horse Show. The show ran from July 23-27, 2008. Deeridge
has bases in two locations in East
Aurora, NY and Wellington, FL.
Lou Jacobs was unbeatable the past
week. He celebrated his win in the $30,000 Otter
Creek Grand Prix. He rode to victory
aboard Kachina, owned by Deeridge Farm. Jacobs was able to go double clear and
fast to beat Jimmy Torano, Kent Farrington, and even his own trainer, Joe
Fargis, in the jump-off.
was really cooking in the jump-off; I was lucky he had that last jump down
because I would not have caught his time," Jacobs said. "I knew I had Joe after
me, so I had to go reasonably fast."
It was a great return to the winner's circle in the grand
prix ring for Jacobs, who was a dominant show jumper in the 80s. "It's been a
long time," Jacobs laughed. "It's quite a bit different now with teenage kids
and a full-time job, but it's been a lot of fun and I really enjoy riding
Jacobs and Kachina, a 10-year-old Selle Francais mare, have
been paired for three years and are slowly working their way up through the
jumper levels. "We've been selective, and I've been careful when I've used
her," Jacobs noted. "We've taken our time and are not super aggressive."
Now that Kachina has shown that she can do well consistently
in the grand prix level, Jacobs hopes to move her up to even larger classes.
They will compete next in the $200,000 FTI Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic
Not only did he win the grand prix, he also had great
success in other classes. Jacobs and
Deeridge Farm's Soleil were a close second in the $10,000 Amateur-Owner Jumper
Classic. In addition, he was fourth in
the $10,000 Hickey-Freeman/Betsey Johnson Welcome class riding Kachina.
Charlie Jacobs was champion in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner
Jumpers on Pia with a first-place finish in a class. He was also third in the $10,000 Amateur-Owner
Jumper Classic with Pia.
Katie Jacobs Robinson rode her horse So You Say in the
Amateur-Owner Hunters 36 and Over. The
pair came away with first, second, third, fifth and sixth-place ribbons in the
division. Robinson's horse was also reserve
champion in the Low Hunters with rider Geoff Teall, receiving first, third and
Joan Jacobs did well on Deeridge Farm's Boyke 2 last
week. She and Boyke 2 picked up a
third-place ribbon in the Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers. Kim Jacobs had no shortage of ribbons for
herself either. In the Adult Amateur
Hunters 46 and Over, she rode Oxbow and received second, sixth, two sevenths
and ninth-place ribbons and fifth in the Adult Amateur Equitation. On Dawson,
owned by Danielle Kaidanow, Jacobs came away with fifth and sixth-place ribbons
in the $500 M&S Adult Amateur Hunter Classic and the $500 NAL/WIHS Adult
Amateur Hunter Classic.
Junior rider Melissa Jacobs had some good rides last week as
well. Riding Dakota, owned by herself
and Alice Jacobs, she picked up two fourths, fifth and seventh-place ribbons in
the Children's Hunters. Jacobs was also
seventh in the $500 NAL/WIHS Children's Hunter Classic and ninth on Checkmate,
owned by Alexandra Block, in the USEF Hunter Seat Medal. Charlotte Jacobs rode Missy Clark's horse
Ramone to a fourth-place finish in the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Children's Jumper
It was a great week for Deeridge riders, who have all come
together as a family to compete at the Vermont Summer Festival. "It really is a
fantastic place to spend time, and we have a lot of fun here," Lou Jacobs said.
Deeridge Farm with attend the fourth week of the Vermont
Summer Classic on July 30-August 3, 2008.
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