Bianca Jenkins Paints A Winning Picture With Fine Art in the Markel Insurance Pony Derby
On the evening of June 28th the inaugural $5,000 Markel Insurance Pony Hunter Derby at the Blenheim Red, White & Blue Classic welcomed a group of small, medium and large ponies to the North Grass Field. After two rounds, Classic and Handy, it was Bianca Jenkins on her medium pony Fine Art that took home the top prize.
Bianca Jenkins and Fine Art
Coming into the second round with an 82, Jenkins earned a score of 77 with five handy bonus points to take the lead. Her total score of 164 narrowly beat second place finisher Woodland's Huck Finn with Grace Tuton. Tuton and her large pony earned a commendable 80 in both rounds, and three handy bonus points, which gave her a final score of 163. Rounding out the top three, small pony Prima Ballerina danced into third, with Jilian Stuart aboard. Her final score was 162, with a 76 in the first round and an 80 in the Handy round, plus six handy bonus points.
No stranger to winning a prestigious class on Fine Art, Jenkins earned the top call in the LAHJA Pony Medal Finals last November. She hopes to continue this success at Pony Finals in August.
Devon Gibson and Christy Arbuckle of Seahorse Riding Club train Bianca. They also train Emily Maclean, winner of last week's 2014 Zone 10 Pony Hunter Challenge.
Christy Arbuckle, Bianca Jenkins, Brandon Seger, Karen Perlow and Chris Norden
Congratulations to all!
Place - Entry Number - Horse Name - Rider - Owner
1 - 651 - Fine Art - Bianca Jenkins - Bianca Jenkins
2 - 235 - Woodland's Huck Finn - Grace Tuton - Grace Tuton
3 - 432 - Prima Ballerina - Jillian Stuart - Jillian Stuart
4 - 540 - Enano - Augusta Iwasaki - Maryann Funk
5 - 435 - Anisette - Jillian Stuart - Jillian Stuart
6 - 397 - Kapalua - Emily Maclean - Karen Perlow
7 - 319 - Somekindawonderful - Augusta Iwasaki - Iwasaki & Reilly
8 - 683 - Bumble Bee - Skylar Wireman - Kelly Covey
9 - 317 - Augusta Iwasaki - Super Cool - Iwasaki & Reilly
10 - 478 - Posh Ponytail Ribbons - Natalie Templeton - Natalie Templeton
11 - 590 - Roger That - Shayna Feinerman - Shayna Feinerman
12 - 241 - Centerfield - Lexie Looker - Lexie Looker
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