Wayne, Il. - The $25,000 Welcome Grand Prix kicked off at Lamplight on Thursday afternoon with 33 horse and rider combinations. Leopoldo Palacias' course featured technical spreads and combinations, as well as various options for strides and turns. Only seven pairs would advance to the jump-off, with Charlie Jayne and Ever Blue ultimately taking home the first place finish.
Riders had numerous rails down on the course during the first round, as well as a few incurring time faults, failing to stay under the 79-second time-allowed. Charlie Jayne and Tou La Moon as well as Hayley Barnhill and Imprimis were the first two contenders to go clear, eventually battling it out for the win in the jump-off.
Jayne and Tou La Moon, owned by Alex Jayne, were first to attempt the jump-off round, claiming the early lead with no faults and a quick 31.504 seconds. Barnhill and Imprimis, owned by Windswept Farm, followed Jayne, taking over the lead with a slightly faster time of 31.200 seconds.
Competitors after Barnhill tried to take over the lead, but none could catch her speedy round. Jayne re-entered the jump-off as the last to go, this time riding Alex Jayne's Ever Blue. Focused on reclaiming his first place spot as he raced through the course, Jayne surpassed Barnhill's lead with a 30.166 second finish to take the win.
Jayne and Tou La Moon brought home the third place finish, and fourth place went to Shannon Hicks and Emir D, owned by Helen Gilbert, finishing in 32.142 seconds. The fifth place ribbon was presented to Ashland Show Stables LLC's Auckland De L'Enclos and Ashley Fleischhacker, finishing their jump-off clear in 35.315 seconds.
The $50,000 Grand Prix will take place on Saturday, August 5, at 4:00 p.m., with the $20,000 Jumper Derby kicking off at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6.
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Place / Horse / Rider / Owner / R1 Faults / Time / R2 Faults / Time
1. Ever Blue / Charlie Jayne / Alex Jayne / 0 / 75.386 / 0 / 30.166
2. Imprimis / Hayley Barnhill / Windswept Farm / 0 / 71.860 / 0 / 31.200
3. Tou La Moon / Charlie Jayne / Alex Jayne / 0 / 77.391 / 0 / 31.504
4. Emir D / Shannon Hicks / Helen Gilbert / 0 / 76.907 / 0 / 32.142
5. Auckland De L'Enclos / Ashley Fleischhacker / Ashland Show Stables LLC / 0 / 78.485 / 0 / 35.315
6. Carl Loui TSP / Sydney Swarr / High Hopes Farm L.L.C. / 0 / 77.687 / 4 / 32.900
7. Triompf / Holly Shepherd / Loretta Patterson / 0 / 78.516 / 4 / 33.301
8. Cezarro / Bryn Sadler / Showcase 81 LLC / 3 / 81.265
9. Ilan / Michael Tokaruk / Maarten Huygens / 3 / 81.557
10. Always Me / Giavanna Rinaldi / Carben Farms LLC / 4 / 68.580
11. Juju VDM / Todd Minikus / Todd Minikus LTD / 4 / 72.619
12. Winchester / Emma Sargent / Emma Sargent / 4 / 73.100