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Best Of Blenheim – Fall Series Wrap Up

Oct 2, 2020 | Announcements, Featured, Press Releases

Tara Jumping Next Monday
The International Jumping Festival marked the end of the Blenheim Fall Series and the conclusion of the Blenheim EquiSports 2020 show season.
 
The last two weeks of competition featured an amazing array of world-class jumping competitions, tightly-contested equitation medal finals and the best hunters on the West Coast.
 
A heartfelt thank you to all of our loyal exhibitors, sponsors and vendors! Your support and participation during our 2020 season was an integral part of our success.
We look forward to seeing you all with a full show schedule in 2021.
 
Below are highlights of these #BestOfBlenheim moments, captured by official photographer McCool Photography  For additional class details, results and even more photos and video, simply follow the links provided.

$39,150 Markel Insurance Jumper Series Final

Tara Metzner with NEXT MONDAY

Cassio Rivetti aboard GOBLET

The seventh season of the Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series culminated with the final at the International Jumping Festival. Of the twenty-five riders who earned points from the Series qualifiers, it was leading rider Cassio Rivetti who rode to victory aboard Neil Jones Equestrian Inc.’s Dutch Warmblood gelding GOBLET. Of the five horse and rider combinations that rode fault free over Anthony DiAmbrosio’s course, Rivetti stole the show, double clear in 36.416 to take home the lion’s share of the $39,150 prize.
 
Finishing in fourth, after a clear first round, Chandler Meadows took the EquiTex Best U25 Rider honors for the second time during the Fall Series.

Chandler Meadows and ZAMIA 3

$58,000 Blenheim EquiSports Young Jumper Championships

The $58,000 Blenheim EquiSports Young Jumper Championships, presented by Fairbanks Valley Farm saw forty-two young horses, ages four to seven, compete on the grass field over three days of competition. These future stars gained solid miles with top course designers at Blenheim EquiSports shows that offer young horse classes and prize money Classics for free along with reduced stabling fees.

Jason McArdle and CABACENTO

Jason McArdle and CABACENTO

CABACENTO and Jason McArdle Top the Field in the Seven-Year-Old Division
In the seven-year-old division, Jason McArdle and Fairbanks Valley Farm, LLC’s beautiful gray stallion, CABACENTO, were the best of the twelve horse and rider combinations. This was the only duo in the seven-year-old division to provide three fault-free rounds of competition to take the first place honors.
Natasha Traurig and JOLIA BH

Natasha Traurig and JOLIA BH

Natasha Traurig and JOLIA BH Shine in the Six-Year-Old Division
Of the eleven horses who competed in the six-year-old division, two riders delivered clear rounds in all three classes. A fault-free jump off performance gave Natasha Traurig and JOLIA BH the win for Singatel LLC.

Emily Esau-Williams and HD KANNASLO’

Emily Esau-Williams and HD KANNASLO’

Emily Esau-Williams and HD KANNASLO are Best in the Five-Year-Old Division
After three rounds, two five-year-olds were triple clean in the five-year-old division. In the subsequent jump off, it was Emily Esau-Williams and HD Horses LLC’s chestnut gelding HD KANNASLO’s skill and scope shining through to take home the victory.

Michelle Parker and CCF CORNERSTONE

Michelle Parker and CCF CORNERSTONE

Future Champions Were Recognized in the Four, Five, and Six-Year-Old Divisions
In the Four-Year-Old section, Michelle Parker rode CCF CORNERSTONE to championship honors for Dana B Nemeth. This age group was judged on jumping type, scope, and technique.

Quinn Ferreira aboard FLEUR DE PUISSANCE

Quinn Ferreira aboard FLEUR DE PUISSANCE

 Quinn Ferreira rode Ixchel Mosley’s gray mare, FLEUR DE PUISSANCE, to the Future championship in the five-year-old section.

Natasha Traurig with JIRENA P

Natasha Traurig with JIRENA P

 The six-year-old young jumper future championship was a competitive section with five entries vying for the champion honors. Natasha Traurig bested the field yet again, this time with JIRENA P, owned by Singatel LLC.

Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Final

Zume Gallaher, aboard EDITA

Zume Gallaher, aboard EDITA

Zume Gallaher, aboard her horse EDITA, was the only rider to jump a clean round in the $5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHOF) JR/AM/AO Jumper West Coast Finals, presented by SmartPak. Congratulations Team Tristar Farms!

NHSAA/ASPCA Maclay Championships

Zume Gallaher, aboard EDITA

Sklyer Wireman aboard HOT PANTS

Thirty-three riders competed on the final day of the Blenheim Fall Tournament, vying for a prize in the Region 8 section of the 2020 NHSAA/ASPCA Maclay Championships. Skylar Wireman trained by Lisa Halterman, rode Halterman’s HOT PANTS, to a solid first round, followed up with a beautiful flat phase, and then a picture perfect work-off to take a well-earned victory.
 
Prior to the start of the competition, Skylar was presented with the Shelby Drazan Memorial Award. This special annual award, presented by the Drazan Family and HE Tex Sutton Equine Air Transportation Company, is given to a rider who shows sportsmanship, integrity, and passion both in and outside of the show arena.

Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West

Sklyer Wireman aboard HOT PANTS

Sklyer Wireman aboard HOT PANTS

Once again, the expansive Oaks International Grand Prix Field was the final stop for the Platinum PerformanceUSEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – West. The four-phase competition tested riders’ abilities on the flat, with gymnastics, and over a 1.15 meter jumping-style course requiring smooth, forward riding.
 
Four riders moved on to Phase IV; the ride-off. These top four riders competed over a shortened course first with their own horses, then with each of their competitors’ horses to show the adaptability of their skills. At the end of the rounds, Sklyer Wireman, trained by Lisa Halterman, was crowned the champion with an overall score of 354.0.

49th Annual Foxfield Medal Finals

Lanie Walkenbach aboard Let’s Go

Lanie Walkenbach aboard Let’s Go

Blenheim EquiSports was honored to host the 49th Annual Foxfield Medal Finals on the grass of The Oaks International Grand Prix Field in San Juan Capistrano where, after two rounds and a work-off, Lanie Walkenbach led the victory gallop aboard LET’S GO.

EMO Insurance / USHJA 3’3″ Jumping Seat Medal Final, West

Kyle Cline rode CAZZ C

Kyle Cline rode CAZZ C

The West Coast iteration of the EMO Insurance/USHJA 3’3″ Jumping Seat Medal wrapped up on Sunday, September 20 after two days and four rounds of competition. Moving up to the leading spot in the final phases, Kyle Cline rode CAZZ C to claim the title and take the victory gallop around the Oaks International Grand Prix Field.

CPHA West Coast Green Hunter Incentive Championships

Nick Haness and Tara Metzner rode their mounts to blue ribbons in the California Professional Horsemen’s Association (CPHA) West Coast Green Hunter Incentive Championships.

Nick Haness, aboard FAN CLUB

Nick Haness, aboard FAN CLUB

In the sixth annual $15,000 3’0” & 3’3” Championship, Nick Haness and West Coast Equine Partners LLC’s FAN CLUB topped the field. Welcoming sixteen entries on the grass Pacific Field, Haness, aboard FAN CLUB impressed judges Bill Ellis and Andrea Wells to earn an 87 in Round 1 and 88 in Round 2 for an 87.5 average and the top call.

Tara Metzner aboard NEXT MONDAY

Tara Metzner aboard NEXT MONDAY

 Of six entries in the inaugural $10,000 3’6” & 3’9” section, it was the eight-year-old mare, NEXT MONDAY, ridden by Tara Metzner and owned by Davlyn Farms, who led the victory gallop earning consistent scores of 82 in Round 1 and 87 in Round 2 for an overall average of 84.5.

USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Southwest Championships

 The 2020 USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Southwest Championships concluded on September 17 with two new champions.

Joie Gatlin and EDUCATED GUESS

Joie Gatlin and EDUCATED GUESS

 With $5,000 up for grabs in the 3’0″/3’3″ section of the Championships, 10 horse-and-rider combinations took to the course. Joie Gatlin took an early lead aboard Clover Lane Farm, LLC’s EDUCATED GUESS with an 82 in round one and held that spot to the end, adding a second round score of 87 to finish with a 169.

Nick Haness and REESE'S

Nick Haness and REESE’S

 The $5,000 3’6″/3’9″ section saw Nick Haness and REESE’S on top of the leaderboard from beginning to end. After grabbing a 10-point lead in round one with an 85, Haness and the gelding owned by West Coast Equine Partners, LLC earned an 87 in round two to finish with a total score of 172.

USHJA Pony Hunter Derby Championship, West

 The USHJA Pony Hunter Derby Championship West was contested on the Pacific Grass Field during the Bleheim Fall Tournament. The Championship featured two rounds — a Classic Hunter style course and a Handy Hunter course. Fence heights were adjusted by size (small – 2’3″, medium – 2’6″, and large 2’9″-3’0″), but the class was not split by size.

Shiloh Roseboom and Enchantment Farms LLC’s HEAVENLY PATCH OF BLUE

Shiloh Roseboom and Enchantment Farms LLC’s HEAVENLY PATCH OF BLUE

 The small but mighty duo of Shiloh Roseboom and Enchantment Farms LLC’s HEAVENLY PATCH OF BLUE were strong from start to finish to come out on top at the USHJA Pony Hunter Derby Championship.

Sallie B. Wheeler USEF/USHJA National Hunter Breeding Championships, West

FIF BONDALU

FIF BONDALU

Carleton Brooks

Carleton Brooks

 Congratulations also to Carleton Brooks of Balmoral who earned the Ted Fieger award for Leading Handler.

McCool Photography’s Best Of Blenheim

Amy McCool and her team had a very busy season as Blenheim EquiSport’s Official Photographer. To give you an idea, they uploaded over 20,000 images in the final week alone! These photographs are available to download and share via social media by following this link.
 
Here are a few if Amy’s favorites.

All photos: McCool Photography

Thanks again to everyone for your tremendous support during the Blenheim EquiSports 2020 season.

The 2021 scehdule will be availabe online soon.

We look forward to seeing you next year!

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