Ray Texel and Favorite Lady Lead the Way in $2,500 Camping World 1.35m Jumpers


Wellington, FL - Jumper action continued at the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival today in four rings at different heights for the open jumpers. The winner of the $2,500 Camping World 1.35m Jumpers was Favorite Lady, ridden by Ray Texel for Pine Hollow Stables. In the $2,000 Western Hay Co. & Suncoast Bedding 1.30m Jumpers, Christina Kelly and Camirage were victorious. Kate Levy scored another win this week, this time in the $8,000 Sentient Jet 1.45m Jumpers on Vent du Nord.

The twelfth week of the FTI WEF is sponsored by Lifestyle Lift® and runs through Sunday, April 4, 2010. The 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of competition that conclude on April 4, 2010, and they will be awarding almost $6 million in prize money through the circuit.

Ray Texel and Favorite Lady, owned by Pine Hollow Stables, were double clear for the win in the Time First Jump-off class. They stopped the timers in 34.628 seconds, almost two seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Crossing the timers in 36.090 seconds were Jeffery Welles and Naomi, owned by Dunwalke LLC, for second place. Katelyn Hess rode Jackson Way, owned by Hess Equine LLC, to third place with a double clear in 38.304 seconds.

In the $2,000 Western Hay Co. & Suncoast Bedding 1.30m Jumper Time First Jump-off class, junior rider Christina Kelly compiled another win in the open jumper divisions. This time it was on Camirage, owned by Diamond Edge Farm. They were double clear in 31.218 seconds. Second place went to Darragh Kerins on Valentina, owned by Hannah Murrin. They were also double clear but slower in 33.012 seconds. Laura Chapot and her own Little Big Mama were third in 34.108 seconds.

Kate Levy, yesterday's 1.30m winner, took home another blue ribbon today in the $8,000 Sentient Jet 1.45m Jumper Time First Jump-off class. She rode Vent du Nord to a double clear in 35.903 seconds for the win. Beezie Madden took up the next two spots in the order when she finished second with Abigail Wexner's Mademoiselle (36.662 seconds) and third with Coral Reef Via Volo (37.130 seconds).

Tomorrow's schedule includes the Junior/Amateur Zone Competition Final at 7 p.m. in the International Arena, while the Suncast 1.50m Classic will be the feature on Saturday at 1 p.m. On Sunday, the $20,000 WEF Young Jumper Finals for Five Year Olds, Six Year Olds, and Seven/Eight Year Olds will take place in the International Arena.

The $50,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby will run its first round of competition on Friday at approximately 3 p.m. in the E.R. Mische Grand Hunter Ring. The top 25 will return on Saturday evening to compete in the International Arena following the FTI WEF Circuit Champions Awards, which begin at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Final Results: $2,500 Camping World 1.35m Jumper Time First Jump-off

  1. FAVORITE LADY, RAY TEXEL, PINE HOLLOW STABLES: 0/0/34.628
  2. NAOMI, JEFFERY WELLES, DUNWALKE LLC: 0/0/36.090
  3. JACKSON WAY, KATELYN HESS, HESS EQUINE LLC: 0/0/38.304
  4. LEVIRNO, COLIN SYQUIA, EURASIA INC.: 0/4/39.409
  5. AX-CENT, KENNETH BERKLEY, RIVERS EDGE: 0/8/37.775
  6. GRALLI, KATE LEVY, NICOLE BROUILLARD: 4/73.050
  7. HAPSBURG 2, RAY TEXEL, PINE HOLLOW STABLES: 4/75.291
  8. CARTUCHO, HARRISON SHURE, HARRISON SHURE: 4/77.903
  9. LAMPLIGHT, JENNIFER HANNAN, OCEAN ECHO FARM: 4/79.496
  10. LOUISIANA, CONOR O'REGAN, M/M BERTRAM FIRESTONE: 4/79.857
  11. CINDY 247, DARREN GRAZIANO, SAGAMORE FARMS: 4/82.860
  12. CAPRI, LAURA CHAPOT, MARY CHAPOT: 8/72.591

Final Results: $2,000 Western Hay Co. & Suncoast Bedding 1.30m Jumper Time First Jump-off

  1. CAMIRAGE, CHRISTINA KELLY, DIAMOND EDGE FARM: 0/0/31.218
  2. VALENTINA, DARRAGH KERINS, HANNAH MURRIN: 0/0/33.012
  3. LITTLE BIG MAMA, LAURA CHAPOT, LAURA CHAPOT: 0/0/34.108
  4. ASLAN, FRANKIE CHESLER -ORTIZ, SHER-AL FARM: 0/0/35.567
  5. GARIBALDI, DARRAGH KERINS, ASHLEY BAKER: 0/0/35.856
  6. MISS LIBERTY 7, MEGAN FELLOWS, OVERLOOK FARM INC: 0/0/35.943
  7. KARUS, DIEGO MUYSHONDT, LUCILLE SCOTT: 0/0/36.536
  8. PABLIS, MAGGIE JAYNE, HAYLIE JAYNE: 0/0/37.512
  9. VICTORIA, KAREN SPARKS, WESTAR FARMS LLC: 0/0/41.973
  10. NOVEKO'S REBELLE, ANGELA COVERT-LAWRENCE, ALLAIN BOLDUC: 0/0/44.025
  11. STORMIN, QUINCY HAYES, QUINCY HAYES: 0/4/35.501
  12. TWISTER, LAUREN TISBO, TEQUESTRIAN FARMS LLC: 0/4/35.615

Final Results: $8,000 Sentient Jet 1.45m Jumper Time First Jump-off

  1. VENT DU NORD, KATE LEVY, KATE LEVY: 0/0/35.903
  2. MADEMOISELLE, BEEZIE MADDEN, ABIGAIL WEXNER: 0/0/36.662
  3. CORAL REEF VIA VOLO, BEEZIE MADDEN, CORAL REEF FARM: 0/0/37.130
  4. CHANTAL, PAIGE SORCE, WESTERN MEADOW FARM: 0/0/38.315
  5. VICOMTE D, MARIO DESLAURIERS, JANE CLARK: 0/0/38.506
  6. SILVANA, PATO MUENTE, DUNWALKE LLC: 0/0/38.695
  7. LOVING DANCER, TANI ZEIDLER, ZEIDLER FARM CANADA LTD.: 0/0/39.997
  8. CHIRON S, PAIGE JOHNSON, SALAMANDER FARM: 0/0/40.206
  9. LYONELL, CARA RAETHER, TRELAWNY FARM LLC: 0/0/40.797
  10. CARTELL 6, ALISON ROBITAILLE, M/M BERTRAM FIRESTONE: 0/0/41.700
  11. SALVATORE, RAY TEXEL, PINE HOLLOW STABLES: 0/4/34.468
  12. BELLE BLEU S, SHANE SWEETNAM, JERRY & MARIA SWEETNAM & SPY COAST FARM: 0/4/38.049

The 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of top competition running from January 13 through April 4. WEF is run by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC, and Wellington Equestrian Partners and held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. All 12 shows are "AA" rated and Jumper Rated 6, and more than $5.5 million in prize money will be awarded.

Photo Credit: Ray Texel and Favorite Lady won the Camping World $2,500 1.30m Jumper class at the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. © 2010 Randi Muster/Mustphoto, Inc., Official Sport Photographer of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival.




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