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Laura Kraut and Antigua RG Race to Victory in $5000 Acorn Hill Speed
PHOTO CREDIT: Antigua RG ridden by Laura Kraut wins Acorn Hill Speed
Photo by Randi Muster
Mason Phelps, Jr. of Phelps Media Group, Inc. at (561)
753-3389 or at email@example.com
Wellington, FL - January 29, 2005 - Speed was the name of the game
Friday as a field of 83 competitors turned out for the $5000 Acorn Hill
Speed Challenge at the 2005 Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach
Polo Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida.
Today's Acorn Hill Speed Challenge was the first of eight classes that
will be offered during each week of the Winter Equestrian Festival and
are part of the North American League Open Speed Challenge Series.
The format for the Speed Challenge was Table II Section 1, Faults and
Time in the First Round, or as it's sometimes called, "fastest clear
Javier Fernandez of Mexico is this week's Internationale Arena course
2000 Olympian Laura Kraut aboard the Pasmore Stable's Antigua RG emerged
victorious this afternoon, coming home fault free and breaking the
finish line beams in a blazing time of 55.517 seconds.
Sprite, ridden by her owner, Laura Chapot, finished second. Chapot
posted a time of 56.569 seconds to pick up the red ribbon. Third place
went to the early leader in the class, Ramiro Quintana and LaBelle,
owned by the Turnabout Farm. Quintana crossed the finish line in 56.875
Molly Ashe continues to be a factor in every class in which she
competes. Ashe finished fourth with Jane Clark's Concerto in 57.525
2004 Athens Olympic Silver Medalist Beezie Madden and Pia, from the John
Madden Sales, finished fifth in 57.699 seconds. Sixth place went to
Jeffery Welles aboard Octavius, an entry of International Jump Inc.
Welles finished in 58.199 seconds.
33 of the 83 starters today produced clear rounds. Two finished with
time faults and 21 horse rider combinations had one knockdown.
Official Results - #1005A - $5000 Acorn Hill 1.40m Speed Challenge-
Table II sec 1 - 1-27-05 - Internationale Arena
1 - Antigua RG, Laura Kraut - 0/55.517
2 - Sprite, Laura Chapot - 0/56.569
3 - Labelle, Ramiro Quintana - 0/56.875
4 - Concerto, Molly Ashe - 0/57.525
5 - Pia, Beezie Madden - 0/57.669
6 - Octavius, Jeffery Welles - 0/58.199
7 - Carousel, Ramiro Quintana - 0/58.926
8 - Timbuktu, Peter Leone - 0/59.923
9 - Three Coins, Laura Chapot - 0/ 60.418
10 - Abracadabra, Emily Williams - 0/60.703
11 - Quietude, Lauren Hough - 0/60.973
12 - George Goes to Hollywood, Ben Rosichan - 0/61.129
The North American League (NAL) runs season-long series in six hunter
and jumper divisions - Children's Hunter, Children's Jumper, Adult
Hunter, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper, and Open Jumper Speed. Each series
culminates with a championship final at the Pennsylvania National Horse
Show in Harrisburg, PA, in October. Riders need not be members of the
NAL to compete in any qualifying classes, but only current members earn
points toward year-end finals. For more information and a list of
qualifying competitions for 2005, please visit the Ryegate Show Services
website at www.Ryegate.com.
One-Two-Three Finish for Addison Phillips in Junior Jumpers Power and
Addison Phillips totally dominated the High Junior Jumpers (II 2c) Power
and Speed, on Friday at the Internationale Arena, taking the top three
places over a starting field of 24 top juniors.
Sixteen riders were clear through the Power phase and five of those
riders posted double clear rides.
Phillips led the victory gallop with her own mount, Cantus Anuberth II,
crossing the finish line in the Speed phase in 31.104 seconds.
The second place finish went to Phillips and Halifax Farm's Rastella,
just 4/10ths of a second off the pace in 31.505 seconds. Phillips
wrapped up her successful morning with the third place ride on another
of her own mounts Flight. Her time on Flight was 31.730 seconds.
Aimee Aron and Jamaica, owned by the Kinloch Enterprises, finished
fourth in 31.989 seconds.
Official Results - #1058H - $2225 Junior Jumpers Table II 2c -1-28-05-
1 - Cantus Anuberth II, Addison Phillips -0-0/31.104
2 - Rastella, Addison Phillips - 0-0/31.505
3 - Flight, Addison Phillips - 0-0/31.730
4 - Jamaica, Aimee Aron - 0-0/31.989
5 - Cloud Nine, Sloane Coles - 0-0/32.254
6 - Onira, Brianne Goutal - 0-0/32.782
7 - Lavaro, Natalie Johnson - 0-0/35.115
8 - Cartier, Haylie Jayne - 0-0/35.479
9 - Ratina Z, Carolyn Kelly - 0-0/38.851
10 - Eliot du Quesnoy, Katherine Breedlove - 0-0/42.595
11 - Regina, Cody Auer - 0-4/35.511
12 - Edward Himself, Miasha Fisher - 0-4/36.662
Charlie Jacobs and Innocence Cruise to Easy A/O Jumper Win
Innocence, owned by the Deeridge Farm and rider Charlie Jacobs made it
look easy today in the Adequan Amateur Owner Jumper Power and Speed
sailing through the timers in the Speed phase in 33.132 seconds to post
a 4.373 second win over Salsa and Gabby Slome. Slome tripped the timers
in 37.505 seconds.
As was the case in the Junior Jumpers, sixteen horse rider combinations
produced Power phase clears and five finished the Speed phase without
Cody Baird and Orlando clocked in at 38.005 seconds to pick up the third
place ribbon. Fourth place went to Meghan Moran aboard Nemo with a time
of 38.802 seconds.
Official Results- #1027H -Adequan A/O Jumpers II 2c -1-28-05 -
1 - Innocence, Charlie Jacobs -0-0/33.132
2 - Salsa, Gabby Slome - 0-0/37.505
3 - Orlando, Cody Baird - 0-0/38.005
4 - Nemo, Meghan Moran - 0-0/38.802
5 - Furioso du Parc, Clara Lindner - 0-0/40.238
6 - True Love, Sarah Segal - 0-4/32.915
7 - Noulette, Megan Lamaze - 0-4/33.843
8 - La Movida, Georgina Bloomberg - 0-4/38.086
9 - Cash Flow, Katrina Woods - 0-4/43.375
10 - Olympus, Cara Raether - 0-8/34.658
11 - Cinoa, Victoria D'Agostino 0-8/39.022
2005 Winter Equestrian Festival Fast Facts
EVENT: Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida
WHAT: Seven-week hunter/jumper and 3-week dressage horse show circuit
produced by Stadium Jumping, Inc.
WHERE: Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club,
14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, Florida 33414
WHEN: Wednesday through Sunday 2005 Show Dates:
Jan. 26-30: Nutrena/Western Hay Wellington Classic, CSI 2*,
Feb 2-6: Bayer Gold Coast Jumper Classic, CSI 3*
Feb 3-6: Wellington Dressage
Feb 9-13: Kilkenny/ICH Internationale, CSI 3*, 'AA'
Feb 16-20: Lincoln Florida Classic/WCHR Spectacular presented by Palm
n Beach Post, CSI-W/Y/Ch, 'AA-WCHRA'
Feb 17-20: Zada Enterprises, LLC Florida Dressage Classic
Feb 23-27: Zada Enterprises, LLC Wellington Masters, CSI 3*,
March 2-6: Cosequin Wellington Open, CSI-W, 'AA'
March 9-13: CN Finale, CSIO-US 4*, 'AA'
March 17-20: Zada Enterprises, LLC WEF Dressage Classic, CDI
HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: General Admission Tickets are available at the gate.
Wednesday: Admission is free. *Children 12 &Under Free
Thursday and Friday: Adults- $5.00, Seniors (65)/Children Over
12 - $5.00
Saturday: Adults- $10.00, Seniors (65)/Children Over 12- $5.00
Sunday: Adults- $15.00, Seniors (65)/Children Over 12 - $5.00
Weekly General Admission Pass- $30.00
Seasonal General Admission Pass- $125.00
VIP SEATING: Box Seats Tickets may be purchased at the gate. (Limited
Location: Internationale Arena
Thursday and Friday: $15.00
Seasonal Reserved Box Seats- $250.00 per seat
VIP Tables in The Jockey Club (located at the International Arena) are
available for purchase through Phelps Media Group, Inc. Please call
PARKING: Parking is free Wednesday through Sunday
DIRECTIONS: Approaching the show grounds from the Florida Turnpike, take
Exit #93, Lake Worth Blvd., and travel west, crossing over 441. Travel
five miles to South Shore Blvd., turn right on South Shore and proceed
one mile to Pierson Road, then turn left at the light. Spectator
Entrance is first left, on Equestrian Road. Approaching the show grounds
from Interstate I-95, take Exit 49. Travel west on Forest Hill Blvd. 11
miles to South Shore Blvd. Turn left on South Shore and follow to
Pierson Road. Turn right at the light on Pierson. Spectator Entrance is
first left - Equestrian Road.
THE FACILITY: The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is the home of the
Winter Equestrian Festival and the site of the first outdoor Nations Cup
held in the United States. The competition areas include the 400' x 400'
grass Internationale Arena, which is surrounded by bermed seating,
chalets, and VIP areas; plus the Bertalan DeNemethy Arena and Grand
Hunter Field, both with all weather footing. Amenities include The
Jockey Club VIP area.
PRIZE MONEY: Over $3 Million in total prize money, including:
* $1 Million Grand Prix Series
* $450,000 1.50 M-1.30M Jumper Series
* $300,000 Amateur-Owner Jumper Series
* $100,000 Senior Jumper Series
* $395,000 USEF 'AA' Hunter Section Series
* $200,000 Junior Jumper Series
* $168,000 Adult Amateur Jumper Series
* $32,000 Children's Jumper Series
* $9,500 Pony Jumper Series
* Sunday, Jan 30, 2:00 p.m.: $35,000 Farr XTN Grand Prix of Palm
Beach presented by Western Hay, CSI 2*
* Saturday, Feb 5: $25,000 Windsome Dressage/Show Jumping
* Sunday, Feb 6, 2:00 p.m.: $50,000 Bayer Wellington Cup, CSI 3*
* Sunday, Feb 13, 2:00 p.m.: $50,000 Kilkenny/ICH Internationale
Cup, CSI 3*
* Saturday, Feb 19, 7:00 p.m.: AHJF Hunter Spectacular of Palm
* Sunday, Feb 20, 9:00 a.m.: $10,000 WEF Individual Young Rider
Team and Individual Competition, CSI/Y Final
* Sunday, Feb 20, 2:00 p.m.: $60,000 Lincoln Idle Dice Classic
presented by Palm Beach Post, CSI-W
* Friday, Feb 25, 7:00 p.m.: $15,000 Solaray Junior Jumper
* Sunday, Feb 27, 2:00pm: $75,000 Zada Enterprises,LLC Masters
Cup, CSI 3*
* Friday, March 4, 7:00 p.m.: $15,000 Solaray Amateur-Owner
Jumper Gambler's Choice
* Sunday, March 6, 2:00 pm:$75,000 Cosequin Florida Open Grand
* Friday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.: $50,000 Samsung Nations Cup CSIO
4* presented by CN
* Sunday, March 13, 2:00 p.m.: $100,000 US Open Jumper
Championship CSIO 4* presented by CN
FOOD: A diverse menu of food and beverages is available at the vendor
courtyard and at vendors around the Internationale Arena, and are open
during show hours.
SHOPPING: The vendor courtyard and individual booths around the
Internationale Arena both offer equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry,
and home furnishings.
ECONOMIC IMPACT: The Winter Equestrian Festival, produced by Eugene R.
Mische and Stadium Jumping, Inc., is the largest and longest
consecutively running sporting event in the world. It is also the
largest equestrian event and major contributor to Palm Beach County's
$553+ million equestrian industry. (Courtesy of Palm Beach County
Equestrian Commission, Inc.)
PALM BEACH POLO EQUESTRIAN CLUB: 14440 Pierson Rd., Wellington, FL,
33414; Tel: 561-793-JUMP; Fax: 561-753-7727; Website:
STADIUM JUMPING, INC.: Corporate Office- 1301 Sixth Ave West, Suite 406,
Bradenton, FL, 34205; Tel: 941-744-5465; Fax: 941-744-0874; Website: