Fun in the Sun at WEF. Happy Easter!
Rocky W and Grand Pleasure each win a Championship at the start of the season at the A-T Benefit. Rocky W went on to take placings in the $33,000 Ruby at Voilette and the $50,000 Wellington Reality Grand Prix. His consistent performance now has Kaitlin Campbell Ranked 35th in the Rolex/USEF Show Jumping Ranking List and 38th in the East Coast World Cup standings.
Grand Pleasure had wins and top placings consistently in the 1.30 and 1.35. We are super excited about his progress and he is now moving up to the 1.40.
Tommy Tune and Olivia Graham showed successfully in the Low Adult Jumpers starting the season off with a 5th and 12th in the Classic. And continued their success at WEF 6, 9 and 11 with a 6th , 6th and 12th places in the Adult Jumper Classic.
Julian Curry and Chagall 115 have a class WIN and a 6th in the Classic to take Low Adult Jumper Reserve Championship at WEF 8. Thank you team Rakowsky LLC
Will Kennedy and Chappie continue their success and consistent placings in the Low Childrens Jumpers taking a 6th in the Classic at WEF 2, 5th and 8th in the Classic at WEF 5, 6th and 6th in the Classic at WEF 6. As the season progressed Will continued to move up the standings with a 3rd in the Classic at WEF 9 and a 5th at WEF 11. Way to go Will.
Ultraviolet and Suzanne Smith win a ribbon in every class in the Adult Hunters 50+ at WEF 2 and continued her great performance at WEF 9 with a 6th ,6th ,8th ,and 8th, and again WEF 11 with a 5th, 6th and 6th. And ribbons in every class again to end the circuit at WEF 12.
Timberline and Sarah Brooks were part of our successful Adult contingency in the 36-50 division - 2nd and 3rd at WEF 2 (Rachel was took away two 2nds in the WEF Open Hunter) and WEF 8, placings in every class at WEF 3, then 5th and 7th at WEF 11.
Ebony and Holly Bossert start their year (1st show since May 2012) with top scores of 82/83 and great ribbons in the A/O 3’3” 36+ division. She continues at WEF 7 with a 5th and 6th.
Julian Curry came to WEF 6 and showed Einstein in the Adult 18-35 and was 4th and 7th. He bested his performance at WEF 8 with top ribbons in five classes!
Say Goodnight and Olivia Graham have a great circuit in the A/O 18-35 3’3” division. WEF 8 they take a 3rd ,6th ,6th ,8th; at WEF 9 they were 4th, 8th, 8th,
Congratulations to October Road and Emma Tchen. First show of the season and they are 4th and 8th in the Older Childrens Hunters and continue their ways, placing in 2 classes wt WEF 5 with over 42 in the division. Week 7 Emma and October Road take home a 1st and 4th!
Thanks you Melissa Jacobs and Deeridge for the ride on Dakota and Emma taking home 8th place WEF 11.
Congratulations to Courtney Ratner on the purchase of Donato from JET Show Stable during WEF 5 and go on to WIN a class in the Children’s Older Hunter division
Courtney Ratner takes ribbons in the Small Older Juniors at WEF 1 on Petrini who was purchased during WEF by Jenny Sutton and Wrenwood Farm. Good luck to Jenny!
Donato, the recent purchase by Courtney Ratner has an exceptional season at WEF, ending up Reserve Circuit Champion in the Pre-Green Hunter division with Rachel Kennedy and Jimmy Torano in the saddle. Thank you Jimmy Torano for this wonderful new horse. Rachel Kennedy gets top ribbons in the pre-green 3’ division at WEF 5, 8, 9 and 11. WEF 9 Donato wins TWO classes and is Reserve Champion in the Pre-Greens and at WEF 9 and WEF 12 they win yet another class.
It was a successful first week in Lexington, VA at the Lexington Spring Premiere Horse Show for the entire ESP Team.
Golden Opportunity, owned by Taylor Curry and piloted by Rachel Kennedy was Reserve Champion in the Low Hunter. Taylor's brother Julian Curry piloted Golden Opportunity to win 3 out of the 5 Children's Hunter classes, earning the Reserve Championship and 5th in the NAL Children's Hunter Classic.
Sara Parrish continued her winning ways, coming off an incredible WEF season, winning in the High Adult Jumper Division on her Tommy Tune to add a Champion Ribbon to the banner. She was also piloted her horse Wise Guy Van Lozerheide to 2nd in the Ariat National Adult Medal.
Will Kennedy and Centennial Farm's Chappie earned a ribbon in every Low Children's Jumper Class (1st, 2nd, 2- 6ths and an 8th). This weekend not only marked Will and Chappie's first Win, but also their first Tri-color, Reserve Champion! GET IT BOYS!!!
Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W started by winning the Open Jumper Welcome Stake and finished with a 2nd place in the $25,000 Rockbridge Grand Prix! Grand Pleasure owned by Rachel Kennedy & ESP Farm and ridden by Kaitlin Campbell competed for the first time at the Open Jumper Level, and was 3rd in the Welcome Stake. Kaitlin also rode October Road, owned by Emma Tchen to 3rd in the USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Hope everyone had a blast in the Holler!!!
Congratulations again to Team ESP Farm Riders for an amazing week and to Rachel and Brittany for training such a great group of hunters, jumpers, juniors and adults. Good luck Week 2!
SPECIAL REPORT FROM WEEK 2 IN LEXINGTON, VA!!! GRAND PLEASURE & KAITLIN CAMPBELL WIN THE OPEN WELCOME! See Video of both rounds below!