From Atop the Spiral Staircase at Fox Lea Farm 2017 ‘Camp Dress Rehearsal’ our week in review:
Dress Rehearsal was a great success!! We’d like to give a big Thank You to this week’s judges, Paddy Downing-Nyegard R of North Carolina and Chris Gilman R of Pennsylvania. Paddy and Chris are always very fun to be with. Tucker Williams and Dean Rheinheimer built the courses and we are very appreciative of their continued work. Of course a thank you to our awesome jump crew, as well as the in-gates cousins Alicia and Nico Gamboa & husband and wife team Jenn and James Adams.
Things got underway with our Welcome Stakes on day 1. Legacy Farms and Derek Petersen, riding Diamant’s Legacy, continues to dominate our Welcome class two weeks in a row!!
The Welcome was officially recorded:
1st 282 Diamant’s Legacy/Derek Petersen
2nd 101 Centurio/German Camargo
3rd 316 Biscayo/Roberto Daza
4th 188 Clouseau/Christi Israel
5th 128 SOHO D’Ermisserie/Tyler Smith
6th 324 Cuno MP/Tanner Korotkin
7th 275 Clever Van De Helle/Katherine Dewar
8th 238 Saphir Du Bois/Alvaro Lozada
Our 2 of 7 Grand Prix classes:
Camp Dress Rehearsal
Fox Lea continues to host riders and horses from near and far. This class was no different with Gustavo Prato riding Carna Z for Argentina was the winner of our second Grand Prix. Carna is a Zangersheide mare sired by Crown Z from the dam Ginella.
Legacy Farms placed 2nd and 3rd Derek riding Diamant’s Legacy and Titus 2:11 with Jared Petersen continue to challenge the leaders in the Grand Prix. It was also great to see Tanner Korotkin for the first time here in the Grand Prix. Alan informed me that Tanner rode his first Grand Prix recently in Tryon.
1st 317 Carna Z/Gustavo Prato
2nd 282 Diamont’s Legacy/Derek Petersen
3rd 283 Titus 2:11/Jared Petersen
4th 292 Gomez Van De Withoeve/Kyle Dewar
5th 296 Darkos Promise/Kyle Dewar
6th 324 Cuno MP/Tanner Korotkin
7th 316 Biscayo/Roberto Daza
8th 136 Macarthur/Tanner Korotkin
9th 304 Eukleman De La Nutria/Celso Ariani
10th 101 Centurio/German Camargo
11th 281 Catano 29/Jared Petersen
12th 378 Co Jack/Dylan Daly
This week’s Derby was about consistency. Morgane and Golden Coin simply improved when they hit the Handy Round. Golden is owned by Sandalwood Farms. For those of you that don’t know, Sandalwood Farms is owned by Alan Korotkin’s father, and one of the nicest gentlemen you will ever meet.
USHJA National Hunter Derby officially recorded:
1st 149 Golden Coin/Morgane Qualls 82/92 174
2nd 223 Andricus/Reily Rieker
3rd 219 Lily of the Valley/Kristen Anchors
4th 311 Jasper/Claire Lube
5th 285 Alleala/Isabel Beltran
6th 248 Seacreast’s Bentley/Rachel Rolfs
7th 174 Rio Viva/Barbara Brit
8th 286 Kiss And Tell/Alexis Mazzota
9th 347 Amoroso Z/Linda Long
10th 354 Masterpiece/Paige Moose
Tanner Korotkin has the ability to show in the Grand Prix and at the top of the Equitation game.
Pessoa/Maclay and THIS were all won by Lexi Smylie!! Now that is Talent found!!
All of us that work at Fox Lea Farm took a special notice to the winner of the 1.25M Jumper Prix. Alicia Gamboa not only comes from a long line of horse professionals but she is also an RN. She is often working the in-gate or in another capacity here at the shows and to have “one of our own” win such a competitive class…well that just brings a big smile to our faces. That is not to say everyone else that wins this class doesn’t deserve recognition… they surely do. But we all feel she is a family member and we all know how it feels when someone you know and respect wins a big one. Tip of the hat to you Alicia. Mom and dad were very proud as well.
On to Pre-Camp S’mores….who’s got the chocolate…I’ve got marshmallows!!!