Derek Petersen of Archer, Florida, riding his and Maddie Skimming’s Cassevel, came out on top in the $2,500 Brook Ledge Open Welcome on Wednesday at HITS Post Time Farm, after placing second in the same class during the first week. The Brook Ledge Welcome included two combinations set in the course designed by Foster, and proved to be a challenge for the competitors. Only two, Petersen with Cassevel and Manuel Torres on Pluto, negotiated the course with no jumping faults and went on to the jump-off.
Petersen and Cassevel went first in the jump-off. Failing to clear a rail at the second fence, and a time of 42.895 seconds, left the door open for Torres of Waterford, Virginia, riding Pluto, owned by his own Santa Catalina Farm, to win it. But a refusal at a combination and resulting time faults put Torres in second place with seven total faults and a time of 57.238.
Seven had four faults in the first round. Among them, Lisa Goldman, from Hawthorne Woods, Illinois, and her Rocs to Riches, an 8-year-old who will be moving up to the Grand Prix level, were the fastest combination, but placed third at 67.816 seconds. Sam Pegg, riding Michael Pegg’s Shaia De Macheco, was fourth at 69.231, and Andrea Torres Guerreiro, riding Santa Catalina Farm’s Victoria, rounded out the top five in 72.545 seconds.
$2,500 Brook Ledge Open Welcome
Place Horse Owner Rider Prize Round 1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1 Cassevel Maddie Skimming and Derek Petersen Derek Petersen $750 0 4 42.895
2 Pluto Santa Catalina Farm Manuel Torres $450 0 7 57.238
3 Rocs to Riches Lisa Goldman Lisa Goldman $300 4 * *
4 Shaia de Macheco Michael Pegg Sam Pegg $250 4 * *
5 Victoria Santa Catalina Farm Andrea Torres Guerreiro $225 4 * *
6 Envy Sulu Rose-Reed Sulu Rose-Reed $200 4 * *
7 Bloom Z Beyaert Farm Inc. Mattias Tromp $175 4 * *
8 Available Aphrodite Available Jumpers.com My Weber $150 4 * *
9 Aries Noel Gross Jonathan Corrigan * 4 * *
10 Afandina Lexy Reed Lexy Reed * 8 * *
11 Zacantos Z Lisa Goldman Lisa Goldman * 8 * *
12 Gomez van de Withoeve Kyle Dewar Kyle Dewar * 8 * *
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About Brook Ledge
Brook Ledge Inc. is one of the largest horse transportation companies in North America. In addition to operating out of its home office in Oley, Pennsylvania, Brook Ledge Inc. maintains terminals on small farms in Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida. There are three generations currently working at Brook Ledge and the Gotwals family is dedicated to the business and those who make it possible from employees to customers.