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!
And the Jumpers Keep on Jumpin' Clear
Whitney Land wins a class on two different horses in the Adult Jumpers - Wanant and PF Twister II ending up Reserve Champion on both! Kaitlin Campbell is 1 out of 106 in the Level 6 (1.3m) on Gabriel and 3 out of 50. They end up Champion in the division. Will Kennedy takes away top ribbons in the Low Children's Jumpers on both Ontario and Chappie. Congrats to all!
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!
Sara Parrish & her fabulous Tommy Tune bested 26 to WIN the $1,500 Equine Tack & Nutrition Adult Jumper 18-35 Speed Class.
Dr. Suzanne Smith and those amazing "Smith Boys" had a great day! Ultra Violet (Ruby) placing 10th in the $600 Farm Vet Amateur Owner 3'3" 36 & Over, and Fleet Week (Pearl) scoring a 4th in the Handy and 10th in the O/F Class.
Winczar (Monty) owner by Sarah Brooks ridden by Rachel Kennedy won the SmartPak Low Hunter out of 24. After adding another ribbon to the ESP Banner, Amazing Journey (Coal) owned by Miriam Coll & Tom Connell ridden by Rachel Kennedy made us TRI-COLOR HAPPY with a Reserve Championship in the SmartPak Low Hunter Division!
Kaitlin Campbell and the awesome Rocky W were 2nd in the Meter 1.40 out of 78 just 2/10ths behind the winner. And Kaitlin was 1st and 3rd on the Kennedy's new amazing jumper Grand Pleasure in the 8 year old division.