What a week for ESP and what a team effort!! Gala and Bridget Hallman are Champion. Whitney Lind and Wanant win the Adult Jumper Classic and are division Reserve Champion. Will Kennedy and Ontario are 7th in the Children's Jumper Classic. Suzanne Smith on Blue Monday and Whitney Lind on Carnaval Elite and Bridget Hallman on LuLu all take away top ribbons in the adult hunters including 5th in classic for Carnaval Elite. And it goes on! Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W are second in the $30,000 Grand Prix, missing the top spot by only .5 seconds. Jacob Pope and Zilvana are winners in the Open Jumpers 1.40. Kaitlin and Celtic Fire are double clear in the 1.35 Open Jumper class. We are very excited about this new partnership. Congratulations to everyone and many thanks to Ben Phillips for helping to make this all happen.
We would like to give our heart felt thanks to the Fauntleroy's for their incredible recognition of the NAJYRC winning Gold team (Zone 3/5) - both the riders and the team on the ground - in the latest Chronicle. What a beautiful congratulatory announcement. The entire ESP team thanks you so very much for this very special memory!!
Zone 3 wins the Team Gold at NAJYRC - The team included Kalvin Dobbs (19, Carmel, Ind.) and Bukato, ESP's Jacob Pope (20, Columbia, Md.) on Zilvana, Noel Fauntleroy (20, Manakin-Sabot, Va.) on Cabras and Meredith Darst (18, Lebanon, Ohio) on Quester De Virton. The Zone 3/5 team was led by Chef d’Equipes Sandra Ruiz and Abby Blankenship. Read more here.
Jacob Pope on Zilvana, trained by Kaitlin Campbell and Rachel Kennedy at NAJYRC, finished 10th in the Individual Finals.
Meanwhile 300 miles away Ben Phillips is training the rest of the ESP group to multiple championships and top ribbons. Rachel joins Ben in Tryon (20 stitches in her finger after dropping a jump cup on her hand at NAJYRC) and rides Suzanne Smith's Blue Monday to a top placing (5th) in the USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Sarah Brooks is Champion on Royale in the Special Hunter Division (34 entries). Whitney Lind on Wanant wins the Adult Jumper Class and is Reserve Champion and takes away top ribbons on Carnaval Elite including a class win, Will Kennedy is well in the money (6th) on the NAL/WIHS Children's Jumper Classic on Ontario, Bridgette Hallman is Champion on Gala, winning three classes in the Amateur Owner 3'3" 36+ Division and takes away top ribbons (1st, 2nd. 3rd) on Lulu and Blue Monday in the Adult Amateur Hunters.
Team Golds for Children and Adult Jumpers And individual gold for Will Kennedy.
Check out Meg's blog. Tons of wonderful photos.
CF Partners is extremely excited to announce the purchase of Celtic Fire (Vittorio x Mona Liza). He has just arrived from Italy and will be in quarantine until the end of June. Kaitlin Campbell will be the rider aboard Celtic Fire who is a half-brother to Rocky W (Libero H x Mona Liza).
ESP Rocked at Swan Lake. Sara Parrish was over all Grand Adult Hunter Champion on Balista. Jacob Pope was 4th in the low A/O classic on Blizzard and 2nd in the High A/O classic with Zilvana, winning over all Grand High A/O Champion.
Balista and Sara Parrish rode to a double win in the adult amateur hunters out of an impressive field of 23 riders at Blue Rock Swan Lake to claim the championship in their division as well as 3rd in the NAL Classic.
Congratulations to Bridget Hallman's Gala who rose to top honors with Rachel Kennedy aboard and claimed the 3'3" Pre Green Championship at WCHR Spring 1 in Kentucky
At the ESP Holiday Winter Finale Grand Pleasure (Bobby) and Kaitlin Campbell are 2nd out of 61 in the 1.30m and finish with a Reserve Champion. That was a prelude to the Winter Equestrian Festival - 2nd out of 80 and 1st out of 67 in the Level 6 1.30m at WEF 1. And Bobby keeps on truckin' at WEF 3 Winning TWO Classes out of 120 and 73 in the 1.30m. We are super excited about his return to the show ring.
Gabriel (owned by Whish LLC) and Grand Pleasure (owned by the Kennedy's) romp all over the competition at WEF 3...ridden by Kaitlin Campbell, Gabriel wins the 1.35m out of 65 entries and Bobby wins two jumper classes in the 1.30m division. The hunters continue their success as well. Suzanne Smith is in the ribbons in seven classes on October Road and Blue Monday in the Adult Amateurs 50+, Bridget Hallman takes top ribbons in 5 of the Amateur Owner 35+ classes and Carrie Gregory continues her winning ways in the Cross Rail Hunters with a 1st and 3rd.
Will Kennedy shines at WEF 2 with a 3rd out of 74 in the Low Children's Jumpers and in the Jumper Classic is 2nd on Ontario and 4th on Chappie. The hunters were in full force as well. Suzanne rode October Road and her own Blue Monday to top ribbons in the Adult Amateur 50+ division. Sarah Brooks ribboned in two classes in the Low Adult Hunters on Timberline. Rachel rides to top ribbons in the Pre-Green and Low Hunter Divisions on Blue Monday, Whiskey at Midnight owned by Holly Bossert, and Short Stop owned by Troy Hendricks and Kimber-View Stables in Glenmoore, PA.
Emma Tchen ribbons in her debut in the Adult Amateurs with October Road. Bridget Hallman is a class winner and reserve champion on Do Tell in the Amateur Owner 35+ division and Sarah Brooks ribbons on the Low Adult Hunters on Timberline. Carrie Gregory is Champion on Remember Me in the Cross Rails Hunter. Congrats to all. Whisky at Midnight, owned by Holly Bossert, rides away with multiple ribbons in the Pre-Green Hunters Level 1 with Rachel Kennedy aboard.
PF Twister II and Whitney Land are 8th in the Adult Jumpers 18-35 out of a field of 47 and 12th on Wanant. Grand Pleasure is 1st and 2nd in the 1.30m. Summer, owned by Whish LLC and ridden by Kaitlin Campbell are tied for 1st in both Schooling Jumper classes, 1.15m.
Congrats to all!