Week 2 of the Jacksonville Winter Series and the annual $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby sponsored by Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club were a success. As spectators wined and dined in the VIP tent, Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy proved unstoppable as they continued their winning ways to best an impressive class of 24 horse/rider combinations. During the first round they laid down a beautiful trip, moving into the fourth place position as the top 12 continued into the handy round. Jersey Boy is well known for his finesse in the handy round, and he continued to impress as they were awarded the top score, and subsequently, the highest score overall.
"He was good in the first round, he was a little rusty," Alfano explained. "He hasn't actually jumped a course since Harrisburg. He was really good, but had a really hard rub. He came back in the handy and was awesome."
Alfano continued, "There were a couple inside turns, one that was at the end, that about half of the people did, but it was a difficult turn, and for some it was a little rough. The turn went to the high option at the end, and if you did the inside turn you almost had to add a stride. We did it really smoothly and didn't have to add any strides. He was just really on. I was pretty far behind going into the second round, and I knew I had a lot of ground to make up. I picked up the gallop and just kept going."
Additional weekly highlights include the $2,500 National Hunter Derby sponsored by Jerry Parks Insurance Group, Hunter Division Classics and Jumper Classics. Mandarin Equine Veterinary Services generously sponsored a lunch Pizza Party and Equestrian Connect generously sponsored a Brunch for exhibitors.
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WEEK 3 CHANGES:
The Zone 4 Handy Hunter Classic will be offered at 3', 3'6" and for Pones.
There is no entry fee and each class offers $1,000 in prize money. All 3 classes are open to all exhibitors EXCEPT Professionals.
Congratulations to our Champions:
High Performance Working Hunter
CH - Phoenix ridden and owned by Winn Alden
Res - El Grecco ridden and owned by Robert Lee
Performance Working Hunter
CH - Summer Daze ridden by Mary Euphemia and owned by Patricia Simpson Zeh
Res - Simply Said ridden by Robert Lee and owned by Emma Willsky
1st Year Green Working Hunter
CH - Portofino ridden by Keri Guanciale and owned by Alison Maine
Res - Diplomacy ridden by Jennifer Alfano and owned by Nikki Murphy
2nd Year Green
CH - Maggie May ridden by Jennifer Alfano and owned by Billie Steffee
Res - Poker Face ridden by Jennifer Bliss and owned by Harris Hill Farm
Green Conformation Hunter
CH - Candid ridden and owned by Jennifer Alfano
Res - Ranger ridden by Robert Lee and owned by Brook Run Farm LLC.
Amateur Owner Hunter
CH - Sportin Live ridden and owned by Lindsay Wolf
Res - In Your Dreams ridden and owned by Krista Dietrich
Amateur Owner Hunter 3'3"
CH - Swagger ridden and owned by Lee Cesery
Res - Exakt ridden and owned by Gerald Camera
CH - Comissario ridden by Morgan Ward and owned by Redfield Farm
Res - Felicci ridden and owned by Caroline Kellogg
Small Pony Hunter
CH - Flashback ridden by Claire Campbell and owned by Madeline Schaefer
Res - Benlea Missou ridden by Madeline Schaefer and owned by Hannah Hoch
Medium Pony Hunter
CH - Frosted ridden and owned by Madeline Schaefer
Res - Hands Up ridden by Madeline Schaefer and owned by Jordyn Rose Freedman
Large Pony Hunter
CH - Illusion ridden by Morgan Ward and owned by Jeffrey Ayers
Res - Dollar ridden by Madeline Schaefer and owned by Redfield Farm
Green Pony Hunter
CH - Double Gold ridden by Laine Grosvenor and owned by Seven Hills LLC
Res - Wicklyns King & Ransom ridden by Alexis Hale and owned by Kimi Hochstein
Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35
CH - Three Wishes ridden and owned by Rebecca Johnson
Res - Indiscretion ridden and owned by Krista Dietrich
Adult Amateur Hunter 36+
CH - Kiss Me ridden and owned by Anna Wells-Sharp
Res - Gallant ridden and owned by Millie Russell
Children's Hunter 14 & Under
CH - Say No More ridden and owned by Olivia Albright
Res - One Direction ridden by Anthony Ruotolo and owned by Carriage Hill Farm
Children's Hunter 15-17
CH - Bonjour ridden by Kailyn Waldeckand owned by Samantha Wight
Res - Twilight ridden and owned by Jordan Cheneval
Pre-Green Hunter 3'
CH - Bonafice ridden by Ben Guanciale and owned by Kristen Gill
Res - Secret Santa ridden by Jeffrey Ayers and owned by Daniel White
Pre-Green Hunter 3'3"
CH - Biarritz ridden by Jeffrey Ayers and owned by Gerald Camera
Res - Sugarman ridden by Jennifer Berol Bliss and owned by JT Farm
Children's Hunter Pony
CH - Willy Wonka ridden by Katharine Fletcher and owned by Carly Hoft
Res - Champlain's Gold Note ridden and owned by Raegan Landrum
Baby Green Hunter 3'
CH -Cooperstown ridden by Jennifer Bliss and owned by Harris Hill Farm
Res - Kodiak BJ ridden by Michelle Moen and owned by Bridlebourne Stables LLC
Short/Long Stirrup Hunter
CH - Marquis ridden by Harry Collins and owned by Lee Cesery
Res - Into the Mystic ridden by Elizabeth Pappas and owned by Janine Pappas
Low Children's Hunter 2'6"
CH - PicoBombay ridden by Emily LeMasters and owned by Rachel Whaley
Res - Pico ridden and owned by Sophie Transou
Low Adult Hunter 2'6"
CH - Mackenzie ridden and owned by Cynthia Kellogg
Res - Portofino ridden and owned by Allison Maine
Special Hunter 2'6"
CH - Jo Malone ridden by Clair Kellner and owned by Samantha Jill Robinson
Res - Pacino ridden by Mary Eufemia and owned by Kathryn Morris
Special Hunter 2'9"
CH - Cezanne ridden by Keri Guanciale and owned by Carrie Ettinger
Res - Three Wishes ridden by Ben Guanciale and owned by Rebecca Johnson
Special Hunter 3' & 3'3"
CH - Czech Mate ridden by Clair Kellner and owned by Samantha Jill Robinson
Res - One Shot ridden by Gary Young and owned by Sarah Sturgess
CH - Quintain ridden by Jaime Gibson and owned by Foxflower LLC
Res - Cortona ridden by Stephanie Von Bidder and owned by Deborah Snyder
CH - Dragon's Lair Banner ridden and owned by Morgan Gravely
Res - Manhattan ridden and owned by Hannah Warshaw
Low Children's/Adult Jumper
CH - Lord Chancellor ridden by Stephanie Schwed and owned by Showcase 81 LLC
Res - Aldo Rey ridden by Delaney Flanagan and owned by KWPN Investments & Sales
Adult Amateur Jumper
CH - Icon ridden by Carolin Carr & Owned by Jamie Stryker
Res - Crucero ridden and owned by Lexie Kinney
Res - Quincy ridden and owned by Lindsay Wolf
CH - Hennessey ridden and owned by Madison Johnson
Res - Cymphony ridden by Bailey Imbus and owned by obb Imbus
Low Junior AO Jumper
CH - Sugar Ray ridden by Samantha Schaefer & Owned by John Skinner
Res - Avenue Q ridden and owned by Julia Curtis
Junior AO Jumper
CH - Dexter ridden by Mackenzie McGehee & Owned by Sweet Oak Farm
Res - Unique ridden and owned by Mackenzie McGehee
Congratulations to Our Classic Winners:
AO Hunter - Rembrandt ridden and owned by Nicole Shaw
Junior Hunter - Comissario ridden by Morgan Ward and owned by Redfield Farm
Small/Medium Pony Hunter - Frosted ridden and owned by Madeline Schaefer
Large Pony Hunter - Illusion ridden by Morgan Ward and owned by Tranquility Farm
Green Pony Hunter - Champlain Pumpkin ridden by Jessica Hunkiar owned by The Hills Farm
Adult Amateur Hunter - Gallant ridden and owned by Millie Russell
Children's Hunter - Celestial ridden and owned by Alle Justyn
USHJA Pre Green Stake - Bonafide ridden by Ben Guanciale and Kristen Gill
Children's Hunter Pony - Meadowview's Estancia ridden and owned by Erin Heath
Short/Long Stirrup Hunter - Rosecroft St. Nick ridden and owned by Sarah Steadman
Low Children's/Adult Hunter 2'6" - Pico ridden and owned by Sophie Transou
Children's/Adult Jumper Classic - Florestano ridden and owned by Christie Cesery
Jr/AO Jumper Classic - Sugar Ray ridden by Samantha Schaefer & Owned by John Skinner