From Atop the Spiral Staircase the results from the 2017 Venice Equestrian Tour 1 Grand Prix:
Fox Lea Farm would like to give a big ‘Thank You’ to Brian Murphy and Overlook Farm for sponsoring the Grand Prix party and providing the hors d’oeuvres for the evening. The Jewish Congregation of Venice brought a large sampling of what is to be expected at the 23rd Annual Jewish Food Festival and Flea Market on February 19th.
The evening started with the children participating in the “Horseless Horse Show” on the grass ring and the spectators were treated to the voices of the Venice high school chorus group Le Voci di Venezia (The Voices of Venice) who performed under the direction of Brittany Smith. This group of 44 skilled musicians are members of one or more VHS Chorus groups. These dedicated students rehearse twice a week after school and perform regularly throughout the Venice community. To learn more about their group, find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and vhschorus.org
The Venice Equestrian Tour 1 Grand Prix live stream by IDK Media Group was sponsored by Aiken Saddlery. For the main event of the night we saw 4 horse and rider combinations advance to the jump off. Martien Van Der Hoeven for Augusta Pines Farm, Texas is definitely not in Kansas anymore as he and Zerro Leone, the 12 year-old grey Dutch Warmblood by Kigali, take home the blue ribbon.
Placing second was Z-Coco-Cabana ridden by Glenn Hartigan (Can) for Eurimports.
The 9 year-old bay mare is a Holsteiner by Contendro.
Third place was awarded to Celtic Lady M2S owned by Jumpers Landing and ridden by Cady Klimas. Ms. Klimas & Celtic Lady M2S won the Welcome Stake this week. Cady was the winner of this weeks Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks style award.
The results of the $25,000 Fox Lea Farm Grand Prix were recorded as follows:
1st 729 Zerro Leone/Martien Van Der Hoeven C/C 45.699
2nd 998 Z-Coco Cabana/Glenn Hartigan for Eurimports Equestrian LLC C/C 46.724
3rd 768 Celtic Lady M2S/Cady Klimas for Jumpers Landing LLC C/C 47.363
4th 775 Cracky Z/Christi Israel C/77.995 4/4t 54.100
5th 922 Clouseau/Christi Israel 4/72.867
6th 785 Alonso Du Monselet/Richard Cheska 4/74.795
7th 603 Dylana Verte/David Tromp 4/75.003
8th 981 Diederik/Thomas John Russell for Helen Landon-Terranova of Charlotte NC 4/75.234
9th 786 Utah Beach Un Prince/Richard Cheska
10th 760 Ilan/Martien Van Der Hoeven
11th 730 Eliot/Claire McKean
12th 926 Thunderstroc USA/Kris Killam for Sharon Brown