Lauren Christine Wilson and Jennifer Elliott Earn Wins in $10,000 Interactive Mortgage “Ticket to Ride” Adult Jumper Classic
While Wilson’s time of 44.804 seconds secured the win, second place went to Kathryn Pulford and Calira T with a time of 46.529 seconds. The third-place award was presented to Megan Cameron who stopped the jump-off clock in 52.343 seconds aboard Korinthe de Goedereede.
“I knew the competition was super stiff,” said Wilson, who was one of six entries from the 14-horse field to advance to the jump-off. “Kathryn, who came in second, beats me in the Classics a lot! As we finished, I was just so happy. All of our hard work came together. To be able to beat very fast and very talented peers was just really exciting!”
Lauren Christine Wlison and South Beach GES
Wilson’s longtime partnership with South Beach GES made the victory extra special, as she has spent the past nearly seven years working with the buckskin warmblood mare, owned by Constance Farmer.
“I actually got her off of video on the internet when she was 3,” explained Wilson. “So, I’ve had her for most of her life, and it’s been a lot of work to train her from there to finally winning a big classic.”
Throughout the season at Blenheim EquiSports, the Interactive Mortgage “Ticket to Ride” Adult Amateur Jumper Series, sponsored by Gregg and Evette DeLong, provided adult amateurs with the opportunity to compete in seven $2,500 1.15m classics before two culminating $10,000 Interactive Mortgage “Ticket to Ride” Adult Jumper Classics, split by median age, held on Sunday.
Lauren Christine Wlison and South Beach GES celebrate with a victory gallop.
“These classes make us [as amateurs] feel really special and like people care,” said Wilson of the classes which offer riders lower entry fees and greater prize money. “We’re the ones that are spending our money on this. Women I know have super powerful careers, and then they’re still out here riding this well, raising kids and all of that. It’s just so nice for somebody to notice what the sacrifice is for an amateur to make this happen.”
Jennifer Elliott and Comtess win the $10,000 Interactive Mortgage “Ticket to Ride” Adult Jumper Classic – Older
Second place with just two time faults went to Lauren Katzenellenbogen aboard her own Hands Up, and third place with four faults in a time of 76.877 seconds went to Barbara Blasko of ShowMD riding her own Dior.
“I loved the course today,” said Elliott of the track set by Marina Azevedo. “I’m a little bummed that I didn’t get to jump-off because that looked like it was going to be a blast!”
Jennifer Elliot and Comtess jumping over the Interactive Mortgage signature fence
“I’m really thankful to Gregg and Evette for putting on a class like this,” said Elliott. “It’s really exciting for us adults to be able to jump 1.15m for some serious prize money and to not have to spend a fortune to do it. I think that’s great, and I really appreciate that they’re doing this.”
Jennifer Elliot and Comtess leading the victory gallop
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1. 363 – South Beach GES – Lauren Christine Wilson – 0/0/44.804
2. 223 – Calira T – Kathryn Pulford – 0/0/46.529
3. 1153 – Korinthe de Goedereede – Megan Cameron – 0/0/52.343
4. 1003 – Chaperon – Lexie Looker – 0/0/53.431
5. 262 – Princess Blue Z – Devan Brown – 0/0/53.966
6. 1177 – For His Glory SE – Camille Schenk – 0/4/48.580
7. 1001 – Gentle – Lexie Looker – 1/82.871
8. 367 – Warbucks – Ashley Terrell – 2/83.542
9. 260 – Harina Touch W – Tara Brown – 4/81.681
10. 209 – Fin Chin Fravanca – Maryam Ghassemi – 7/88.415
1. 1035 – Comtess – Jennifer Elliott – 0/81.464
2. 366 – Hands Up – Lauren Katzenellenbogen – 2/83.57
3. 980 – Dior – Barbara Blasko – 4/76.877
4. 196 – Kilarado – Trish Jacobs – 4/77.729
5. 364 – Footloose – Lauren Katzenellenbogen – 5/82.16
6. 707 – O Calvin Klein SE – Danah A. Zaman – 8/77.046
7. 365 – Gumby 94 – Lauren Katzenellenbogen – 8/77.990
8. 888 – Coronado C – Jorge Hidalgo Duran – 15/84.429
9. 402 – Forever – Christina Caruso – 19/92.782
10. 889 – Damascus – Jorge Hidalgo Duran – 20/93.658
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Blenheim EquiSports, an equestrian event management company based in San Juan Capistrano, CA, produces horse shows in San Juan Capistrano, CA and Las Vegas, NV. These competitions include USEF “Premier” rated hunter-jumper shows; a Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League Qualifier; the Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series & Final, Interactive Mortgage “Ticket to Ride” High Performance Jumper Series & Adult Jumper Series; USHJA International, National, & Pony Hunter Derbies & Finals; the Whitethorne Equitation Challenge, Medal Finals, and so much more.