Bryn Sadler and Bon Giorno Win $50,000 Grand Prix

Bryn Sadler and Bon Giorno

Bryn Sadler and Bon Giorno (Photo: Allyson Lagiovane)

Wayne, Il. - The $50,000 Grand Prix at the Lamplight Equestrian Center saw 27 horse-and-rider combinations tackle Leopoldo Palacias' technical course on Saturday. Only eight pairs managed to complete clean rounds to advance to the jump-off, and only one pair completed a double-clear round to bring home the win - Bryn Sadler and Bon Giorno.

Sadler and Bon Giorno, owned by Showcase 81 LLC, went early on in the jump-off after seeing three pairs suffer faults from knocking rails. Sadler had one goal in mind - ride a more conservative jump-off to finish double-clear. Sadler was successful, setting the pace to beat for the class at 39.073 seconds.

Giavanna Rinaldi and Always Me

Giavanna Rinaldi and Always Me (Photo: Allyson Lagiovane)

Competitors who followed Sadler managed to complete faster rounds, but couldn't keep the rails up to take the lead. Charlie Jayne, Thursday's $25,000 Welcome Grand Prix winner, entered the ring aboard Alex Jayne's Tou La Moon to attempt a clear round, but knocked a rail towards the end of the jump-off. Todd Minikus and Giavanna Rinaldi followed, but Sadler maintained the lead as the only double-clear for the class.

Rinaldi and Always Me, owned by Carben Farms LLC, took home second place, finishing the jump-off with 4 faults in 35.784 seconds. Jayne and Tou La Moon rounded out the top three, receiving 4 faults and a jump-off time of 36.436 seconds.

Bryn Sadler and Bon Giorno

Bryn Sadler and Bon Giorno (Photo: Allyson Lagiovane)

Jumper competition at Equifest II closes out on Sunday, Aug. 6, with the $20,000 Jumper Derby set to begin at 3 p.m. in the SmartPak Grand Prix Arena.

RESULTS
$50,000 Grand Prix

Place / Horse / Rider / Owner / R1 Faults / Time / R2 Faults / Time
1. Bon Giorno / Bryn Sadler / Showcase 81 LLC. / 0 / 75.308 / 39.073
2. Always Me / Giavanna Rinaldi / Carben Farms LLC. / 0 / 69.541 / 4 / 35.784
3. Tou La Moon / Charlie Jayne / Alex Jane / 0 / 70.206 / 4 / 36.436
4. Juju VDM / Todd Minikus / Todd Minikus LTD. / 0 / 71.792 / 4 / 36.504
5. Quite Dark 2 / Haley Gassel / Westwind Equine Training Center / 0 / 76.962 / 4 / 37.286
6. Auckland De L'Enclos / Ashley Fleischhacker / Ashland Show Stables LLC / 0 / 75.930 / 4 / 43.110
7. Bugatti VDL / Charlie Jayne / Bellissimo LLC. / 0 / 71.440 / 8 / 37.251
8. Alonso Du Monselet / Richard Cheska / Richard Cheska / 0 / 75.730 / 8 / 40.426
9. Happyboy Van De Doornakkers / Jordan Gilchrist / Jordan Gilchrist / 1 / 77.128 /
10. Emir D / Shannon Hicks / Helen Gilbert / 4 / 69.240
11. Ever Blue / Charlie Jayne / Alex Jayne / 4 / 71.876
12. Winchester / Emma Sargent / Emma Sargent / 4 / 72.153




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