Louis Jacobs Wins the 1.45m


Wellington, FL - The competition was close in the $8,000 1.45m class held in the International Ring at Palm Beach International Equestrian Club in Wellington, Florida. Louis Jacobs beat out Jeffery Welles by a hundredth of a second with a time of 32.122 seconds during the jump-off. He won the class riding his eleven-year-old Belgian Warmblood Kachina.  Jacobs rides for Deeridge Farm located in East Aurora, New York and Wellington, Florida.  

Forty-one people competed in the International Ring during the 1.45m class over Olaf Peterson Jr.'s difficult track. Jacobs completed the first round without fault and moved on to the jump off and also left all the jumps standing with the fastest time. "Kachina was a good girl today," commented Jacobs. "The course today truly favored a horse like Kachina with a big stride."

Jacobs won the 2009 Amateur-Owner High Jumper Circuit Championship, and has been slowly moving Kachina up in the levels since the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) started.  During Week One, Kachina and Jacobs entered the Amateur-Owner Medium Jumpers and ended up in the top of the class.  Then in Week Two Kachina and Jacobs entered the class of Amateur-Owner Jumper High Power and Speed where he placed second in the competition.  

This week the fences were as high as 4'9" with spreads to 5'3" in the 1.45m class. "I am gradually moving Kachina up in fence height as we move through each week of WEF," Jacobs continued. "I am looking forward to Saturday's event in the 1.50m Suncast Classic II."

Jacobs will compete with Deeridge Farm throughout the Winter Equestrian Festival before returning to their farm in East Aurora, New York.

Results:

ORDER

ENTRY #

HORSE NAME

RIDER NAME

OWNER

TIME 1

TIME 2

1

2357

KACHINA

LOUIS JACOBS

DEERIDGE FARM

84.348

32.122

2

1419

ZYCARLA Z

JEFFERY WELLES

ABIGAIL WEXNER

0.000

32.161

3

1757

UTAN

ANGELA COVERT-LAWRENCE

EASTWOOD GROUP

83.047

32.321

4

1945

RADIO CITY

GEORGINA BLOOMBERG

GOTHAM ENTERPRIZES

0.000

33.126

5

3078

TORTOLA

LAURA KRAUT

BEVERLY WIDDOWSON

86.456

33.878

6

2984

MURKA'S MR. BACARDI

PETER CHARLES

PETER CHARLES

85.768

34.280

7

1312

TORONTO

CANDICE KING

AAA EQ. LLC

0.000

35.011

8

2491

CREDIT CRUISE

ALEXA LOWE

WINDSOR FARM SALES

84.345

36.424

9

1112

Q'S CHARM

RAMIRO QUINTANA

KATHRYN QUIRK

0.000

32.222

10

1809

VERDETT

MCLAIN WARD

MCLAIN WARD

0.000

32.365

Photo Credit: Louis on Kachina in the 1.45m.  Photo © 2010 Sport Fot Thierry Billet.




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