The Spy Coast Young Horse Show Series (YHS) competition was featured January 5-6, in the VanKampen Indoor Arena at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. Kevin Kohmann the rider for Ragtime (Rosenthal/Clintino), bred by Banburry Cross and owned by Judy McGaughen, winner of the four-year-old Dressage test said, “Riding at the Spy Coast Young Horse Finals was a great experience. It provided a wonderful opportunity for breeders to showcase their young horses, as well as providing a fun and safe environment for young horses to get exposure and experience in the ring. As a rider, it is exciting to compete at a show that is targeted for young horses. The whole environment is really conducive to creating a positive experience for these young horses. The show organizers really did a fantastic job, making it a good experience for all who attended. I think the Spy Coast Farm Young Horse Show series will really benefit everyone - riders, trainers, owners, breeders, buyers. It's a unique opportunity for breeders to feature their young horses, as well as for potential buyers to see some exciting new talent. I think this show series will help support the development of young horses and I look forward to its continued success and hope to participate again in the future.”
And the winners are:
The series had quite a bit of growth in the number of horse shows this year from the previous year and in the number of horses that participated in the final. Breeders and owners were able to hang out and watch their young horses in a nice, comfortable, safe environment. The Young Horse Show series give breeders, owners, and trainers a chance to showcase yearling on up to five-year-old young sport horses in an age appropriate setting. The goal is to create a marketplace for trainers and riders to purchase young horses. Competition began with the first round for Four and Five-Year-Olds competing in classes Under Saddle, Jumping and Dressage. Classes were also held for all age divisions in the In-Hand/At Liberty and Jump Chute. The top three scoring horses of each class then qualified for the second and final round that was held on Sunday. Following the competition on Saturday, a special stallion show was also held in the indoor arena where top breeding stallions were presented in-hand. On Sunday, January 6, the final rounds of each division were held. Judges included Jos Sevriens, Hilda Gurney and Scott Fitton.
In the In-Hand Yearling division, Sakura Hill Cantanita S (Canturo/Ulysses m2s), bred and owned by Sakura Hill Farm was the champion with the score of 7.99. Pandora (Balta 'Czar/Prinz Gaylord), bred and owned by Winhall, LLC finished in reserve with a score of 7.86. In the In-Hand Two-Year-Old division, Uphoria (UB 40/Fyre One), bred by Rebecca Jacobs and owned by Samantha Werner earned the championship with a score of 8.76. Finnegan SCF (Fidertanz/Wolkenstein II), bred by Star Quary Farm and owned by Rachel Schilling was reserve champion with a score of 8.49.
The In-Hand Two Year Old Champion, Uphoria (UB 40/Fyre One), bred by Rebecca Jacobs and owned by Samantha Werner
The In-Hand Three-Year-Old champion was Monticello (Rosenthal/Hall of Fame) scoring 8.05, bred by Patty Brantley and owned by Jennifer Smith. Reserve champion was Ego (Campbel VDL/Voltaire) scoring 7.97 bred by Cw van de Borne and owned by Taylor Horn.
The In-Hand Four and Five-Year-Old championship was awarded to Happenstance (Diamond Hit/Hohenstein), bred and owned by Mary Blanford scored 8.77. Santeria SQF (Sandro Hit/Wolkenstein II), bred by Jill Peterson and owned by Richard J. Jankura finished in reserve with a score of 8.1.
In the Jump Chute Two-Year-Old division, Etoile de Leen (Escapade/Plato), bred and owned by Carol Le Monte earned the championship with a score of 8.58. Esprit de Lys (Escapade/Plato), also bred and owned by Carol Le Monte was reserve champion with a score of 8.08.
The Jump Chute Three-Year-Old champion was Jett B (Simsalibim/Chin Chin), bred by Bannock Burn Farm and owned by Iconic Bay Eq scored 8.38. Reserve champion was Ego (Campbel VDL/Voltaire), bred by Cw van de Borne and owned by Taylor Horn scored 7.87.
The Jump Chute Four-Year-Old championship was awarded to Mimmo TZ (Massumo/Narcos II), bred by Jose Timmerman and owned by Sherry Hill scored 8.65. Idool (Enrico/Couleur Rubin), bred by Josef Schalk and owned by Kelsey Barfield, was reserve champion scoring 7.69.
In the Four-Year-Old Flat Under Saddle, Happenstance (Diamond Hit/Hohenstein), bred and owned by Mary Blanford was the champion scoring 8.19. Iago JSF (Acodetto/Balta 'Czar), bred and owned by Jump Start Farm finished in reserve scoring 7.4.
The Five-Year-Old Flat Under Saddle champion was Ha'czelle JSF (Balta 'Czar/Elton), bred by Jump Start Farm and owned by D. Lutz scoring 6.83.
Jumping Under Saddle Division
The Four-Year-Old Jumping Under Saddle champion was Armani Z (Asca Z/Cumano) owned by Linda Baker scoring 8.28. Iago JSF (Acodetto/Balta 'Czar), bred and owned by Jump Start Farm, was the reserve champion scoring 8.17.
The Five-Year-Old Jumping Under Saddle championship was awarded to Canny Windsor Z (Canezaro/Carolus I), bred by Windsor Farm and owned by Hess Eq scoring 7.81. LLC. Quinitini (Quinar/Cassini II), bred by Bonnie Smith and owned by Wendy Peralta was the reserve champion scoring 7.7.
Armani Z (Asca Z/Cumano), ridden by Ezequiel Peralta and owned by Linda Baker, won the Four Year Old Jumping Under Saddle class.
In the Four-Year-Old Dressage Test Level 1, Ragtime (Rosenthal/Clintino), bred by Banburry Cross and owned by Judy McGaughen earned the championship scoring 78.7. Happenstance (Diamond Hit/Hohenstein), bred and owned by Mary Blanford finished in reserve scoring 77.1.
Following the Finals for 2012, YHS will be coming into its third year of competition in 2013 and will host two events during this year winter season. Both will be at the Global Dressage Festival showgrounds in Wellington, FL. The first show will be held on Saturday, March 2. The second show will be on Tuesday, March 5.
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