Paul Yanke and Chill Haze Freeze Out the Competition to Win

Paul Yanke and Chill Haze
Paul Yanke and Chill Haze

Wellington, FL - February 25, 2015 - Paul Yanke walked away victorious in the 1.30-1.35m today, building up to the win by competing at the Ridge at Wellington's Turf Tour since the beginning of the series. The pristine polo fields of the International Polo Club (IPC) Palm Beach provided a stunning backdrop for the competitive jumper classes, accented by the polo games taking place a few fields down.  Some of the best jumper riders in Wellington tried their hand at Eric Hasbrouck and Nick Granat's courses in the perfect Florida weather.

Yanke has been very successful throughout the Turf Tour with each of his mounts, claiming wins on Equinvest's Lady Sparkle and his own Carle, as well as his partner today, Chill Haze.   Chill Haze debuted at the Turf Tour during week four, claiming fourth in one of the 1.30-1.35m classes.  The pair moved up a notch and captured third during both the 5th and 7th weeks of competition in the same class.

He turned in a very fast jump off time of 43.006 seconds aboard Chill Haze to clinch the victory.  Paul was very happy with the use of the turf field by the course designer today.  "The course rode great!  It was a long, flowing track. This field is so big, and the course designer used every bit of it."

The jump off was ideally suited for Chill Haze, and Yanke was able to put the foot to the floor across the field and make some very efficient turns to stop the clock in such a short time.  "It was a lot of fun-the jump off was a running race, so it was a blast.  (Chill) had a great time!"

Yanke was very complimentary of the grounds. "The footing was amazing!  Even after the couple weeks of showing here, I think it gets better every time."

When asked why they keep returning to the Turf Tour, Yanke was enthusiastic about his support.  "We come here to support what we think is a wonderful show that we want to see continued. We hear that it is going to be even bigger and better next year, so we are in full support of that. We like coming to the Ridge to support Nona and George's effort in creating a unique show environment. It is fun and laid back, everyone is happy, and the atmosphere is amazing."

Annie Phillips aboard her own Pele started off the morning as the third horse in the ring and the first double clear of the day.  She would finish the day in second place, with a time of 46.695 seconds.  Nina Fagerstrom claimed third on Finca Horses Inc's Cover Girl.   

Adam Prudent and Pensilvania
Adam Prudent and Pensilvania

In the second 1.30-1.35m class, Adam Prudent won the class aboard Dorothy Cox's Pensilvania.   The pair was only the second in the ring and posted the first double clear, which held up the entire day with a time of 33.792 seconds.  Darren Dliin picked up the second place slot with Susan Grange's Ridley with a time of 36.090 seconds. Darragh Kenny rode Hyperion Stud, LLC's Chin Quidam VDL near the end of the day to third place with a time of 36.172 seconds.

The second ring saw a number of talented horse and rider pairs competing throughout the day.  Roger Seitzmer won both low jumper classes, riding Mark Stopford's Helios De Pierre.  Cara Anthony claimed both second and third place ribbons in the first class with Potcreek Meadow's Caspar T and Potcreek Partners LLC's Ayma De La Demi Lune.  The second place in the second class went to Wendy Smith, riding Diplomat for Diane Denby.  Adam Prudent won the first medium jumper class on Valley View Stable's Sir Lochinvar.  Nina Fagerstrom topped the leaderboard in the second medium jumper class on Randy Hicks' Rokaine.

Friday's events promise to be exciting, with the $15,000 1.40m Grand Prix running from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.
on the turf field. The second ring will begin at 8 a.m., with both children and adult jumper classes, along with a classic round for both divisions, running concurrently with open cards until noon.  In addition, there will be a low schooling jumper division with two classes running concurrently offered at this height. The $2,000 Child and Adult Classic is pointed from Marshall & Sterling, NAL & WIHS. The Junior/Amateur-Owners will start at 12:30 p.m. and run until 4:30, with both the regular class and classic card open concurrently. The $3000 Junior and Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic is NAL pointed. Medium schooling jumpers will also be offered with cards running concurrently.
 
Week nine of the Ridge at Wellington's Turf Tour will take place at Tonkawa Farms, 4150 South Road in Wellington, FL 33414. From Pierson or Lake Worth Rd, go west to South Shore Blvd. Make a left (south) onward to 50th Street. Make a right and the property will be on the right side.  The Ridge would like to thank Dover Saddlery for their support of the 12-week series as the cooler and banner sponsor, and they would also like to announce their most recent jump sponsor, Panthera, the leaders in wild cat conservation. Panthera joins Hollow Brook Wealth Management and PJ Saddles as the series' jump sponsors.

Show Net will be onsite for both Wednesday and Friday events posting live results, as well as videoing rounds in both rings. For results and videos please visit www.shownet.biz

Meadowbrook Horse Transport will provide transportation to and from the horse show and other locations throughout Wellington for both the Wednesday and Friday events. The transportation is a nominal fee of $50 per horse, and will be calculated into the final show fees. To make a reservation for one of the three pickup times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. please call Peter Tufano of Meadowbrook Horse Transport at (954) 415-7217, or call Nona Garson at (908) 500-0996.

For more information about the Ridge at Wellington please go to www.theridgefarm.com. For up-to-date information please follow the Ridge at Wellington on Facebook.

Class: 201 - $2400 1.30M-1.35M Jumper Table II Sec 2b
Place Entry Horse Owner Rider
1st 1204 Pensilvania Dorothy Cox Adam Prudent
2nd 508 Ridley Susan Grange Darrin Dliin
3rd 1211 Chin Quidam VDL Hyperion Stud, LLC Darragh Kenny
4th 472 HH Eli Cash Double H Farm McClain Ward
5th 646 Cartoon City Applied Marcus Hagglund Marcus Hagglund
6th 1218 Hands Free Ori Equestrian Conor O'regan
7th 1207 Cruz Z Wendy Ritter Peralta Wendy Ritter Peralta
8th 484 Cantero Z Ilan Ferder Dana Escales 

Class: 202 - $2400 1.30M-1.35M Jumper Table II Sec 2b
Place Entry Horse Owner Rider
1st 773 Chill Haze Paul H. Yanke Paul H. Yanke
2nd 853 Pele Annie Phillips Annie Phillips
3rd 716 Cover Girl Finca Horses Inc. Nina Fagerstrom
4th 646 Cartoon City Applied Marcus Hagglund Marcus Hagglund
5th 1208 Magnus Orfeo Great Span LLC Mary Manfredi
6th 1213 Barilla Anna McKnight Anna McKnight
7th 637 El Casper Ansgar Holtgers Ansgar Holtgers
8th 583 Accetto Du Lys Javier Guerra Javier Guerra

Class: 101 - Low Jumper 1.10-1.15M Table II Sec 2c
Place Entry Horse Owner Rider
1st 1220 Helios De Pierre Mark Stopford Roger Seitzmer
2nd 1210 Caspar T Potcreek Meadows Cara Anthony
3rd 1209 Ayma De La Demi Lune Potcreek Partners LLC Cara Anthony
4th 452 Stella Luna Mira Mukherjee Mira Mukherjee

Class: 102 - Low Jumper 1.10-1.15M Table II Sec 2b
Place Entry Horse Owner Rider
1st 1220 Helios De Pierre Mark Stopford Roger Seitzmer
2nd 1201 Diplomat Diane Denby Wendy Smith
3rd 985 Erinus Carlie Fairty Carlie Fairty
4th 1209 Ayma De La Demi Lune Potcreek Partners LLC Cara Anthony
5th 452 Stella Luna Mira Mukherjee Mira Mukherjee

Class: 103 - Medium Jumper 1.20-1.25M Table II Sec 2c
Place Entry Horse Owner Rider
1st 1205 Sir Lochinvar Valley View Stables Adam Prudent
2nd 980 Quintana Nelson Pessoa Stephan Barcha
3rd 998 Can Can Nelson Pessoa Gustavo Prato
4th 483 Everton Wolver Hollow Matthew M. Metell
5th 1221 Narco VA Randy Johnson Randy Johnson
6th 1219 Bimini Roger Seitzmer Roger Seitzmer

Class: 104 - Medium Jumper 1.20-1.25M Table II Sec 2b
Place Entry Horse Owner Rider
1st 479 Rokaine Randy Hicks Nina Fagerstrom
2nd 998 Can Can Nelson Pessoa Gustavo Prato
3rd 476 Chico's Girl Katherine Gallagher Peter Lutz
4th 1221 Narco VA Randy Johnson Randy Johnson
5th 1201 Diplomat Diane Denby Wendy Smith
6th 1205 Sir Lochinvar Valley View Stables Adam Prudent
7th 671 Quick Latinus Miranda Scott Miranda Scott
8th 670 Balous Boy Applied Floriac LLC Eric Flameng    




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