Julia Nagler Again Tops the Blenheim U25 Jumper Classic

Keri Potter and Ariell La Sirene

Del Mar, CA – Twenty-seven horse and rider combinations came to play on the grass field at the Del Mar Horse Park in the Thursday afternoon $25,000 Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Classic. An impressive group, eleven of the pairs cleared the first round fault-free, and returned for a thrilling jump-off. Six riders finished double clean, but Keri Potter and Hannah Loly’s Ariell La Sirene were the fastest, beating second place finishers Bjorn Ikast and Classini by a mere .011 seconds. Julia Nagler and her own mount Patrol V topped the concurrent $2,500 Blenheim EquiSports U25 Jumper Classic. The track, engineered by FEI course designer Catsy Cruz of Mexico, involved forward lines and delicate combinations, as well as a triple bar set on the far side of the field. Fifth to go in the jump-off, Potter had a plan. She rode Ariell La Sirene with speed and agility, slicing rollback turns and galloping between jumps, stopping the clock over a second faster than the leading time. “This particular jump-off, I really only had two turns where I could make up time,” said Potter. “I tried, on both of those turns, to really cut them more than I had seen other riders do.” Her strategic approach made the speedy pair difficult to catch, though Ikast made an excellent effort.

Keri Potter and Ariell La Sirene, Melanie Brooks, Hannah Loly, and Melissa Brandes

Two qualifiers remain in the Markel Insurance 1.45m Grand Prix Series, where the 25 riders who have earned the most points for the season are invited to the Markel Insurance 1.45m Series Final at The Las Vegas National, CSI 4*-W. Julia Nagler Again Tops the $2,500 Blenheim U25 Jumper Classic Fresh off a win in last week’s U25 Jumper Classic, Julia Nagler and Patrol V finished with four faults to pick up the top prize in the U25 and ninth place in the Markel Insurance Jumper Classic. The U25 division will conclude at the Blenheim Fall Tournament in September with the $20,000 Blenheim EquiSports U25 Championship Classic.

Julia Nagler and Patrol V

Stay tuned for more action in the jumper arena this week, with the $50,000 1.50m Grand Prix of Showpark, presented by EquiJet, on Saturday afternoon.

$25,000 1.45m Markel Insurance Jumper Classic
Place – Entry Number – Horse – Rider – Owner – Faults/Time
1. 488 – Ariell La Sirene – Keri Potter – Hannah Loly – 0/0/34.883
2. 406 – Classini – Bjorn Ikast – BBB Show Jumpers, LLC – 0/0/34.894
3. 481 – Coral Reef Baloufino – Nick Gegen – Coral Reef Ranch, LLC – 0/0/35.087
4. 323 – Duc de Rhoan – Michelle Kerivan – Michelle Kerivan – 0/0/36.241
5. 108 – Johnny Cash – Hugh Mutch – Itavera, Inc. – 0/0/36.404
6. 447 – Christian Grey – Tiffany Sullivan – Haley Farms, LLC – 0/0/37.180
7. 279 – Bella Sofia – Michelle Parker – Antonio Ramos – 0/4/36.987
8. 468 – Akuna Mattata – Nicole Shahinian-Simpson – Silver Raven Farms – 0/4/37.426
9. 112 – Patrol V – Julia Nagler – Julia Nagler – 0/4/37.839
10. 224 – Notable – Susan Hutchison – Carolyn Mittler – 0/8/38.325
11. 697 – Chin Chin – Arsia Ardalan – Tara Ardalan – 0/Retired
12. 570 – Tapatia – Enrique Gonzalez – E2 Stables – 4/69.953

$2,500 Blenheim U25 Jumper Classic 
Place – Entry Number – Horse – Rider – Owner – Faults/Time
1. 112 – Patrol V – Julia Nagler – Julia Nagler – 0/4/37.839
2. 109 – Killosery Kuidam – Julia Nagler – Julia Nagler – 4/71.305
3. 268 – Calgot Hero – Katie Murray – Katie Murray – 4/73.392
4. 450 – Cala D’Or 3 – Morgan Dickerson – Morgan Dickerson – 8/72.121
5. 497 – Chacco’s Spirit – Madison Bradshaw – Madison Bradshaw – 32/93.185

Photos by Captured Moment Photography ###

Markel Insurance Company is proud to once again partner with Blenheim EquiSports for another season of fun in the sun. Representative Brandon Seger will be on the show grounds to answer any questions related to your equine insurance needs. At the show and in the barns, Markel is the Insurance Company with Horse Sense. With offices across the US, Markel is your national insurance provider covering equine risks for over 50 years.

Thank you for your support – contact Brandon to get a horse, farm or liability insurance quote today: Bseger@markelcorp.com – 213-219-7837.

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