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.
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!