Caelinn Leahy and Tztargazer Prevail in the $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, Sponsored by Horseflight

Caelinn Leahy and Tstargazer

Caelinn Leahy and Tstargazer

Wayne, IL -  June 12, 2016 – Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular Sunday of Week I featured an exciting $10,000 NAL/M&S Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, sponsored by WeatherTech, with an unprecedented 50 entries and a nail-biter $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, a Show Jumping Hall of Fame event, sponsored by Horseflight.

Giavanna Rinaldi and Dulf Van Den Bisschop earned the second place prize

Giavanna Rinaldi and Dulf Van Den Bisschop earned the second place prize

Of the original 17 horse and rider combinations in the $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, seven progressed to the jump-off. Last to negotiate the second track, Caelinn Leahy and Tztargazer, owned by her trainer Steve Schafer, came out on top with the fastest double clear round. The talented 14-year-old was also fifth in Saturday’s $30,000 Marshall & Sterling Grand Prix aboard Esquilino Bay, owned by Bellis LTD. They were named champions of the High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper division.

Caelinn Leahy and Tstargazer

Caelinn Leahy and Tstargazer

“I thought there were different tests where you had to really had kick them in front of your leg and then get back to collect them up for the combination,” said Leahy of the course.
 
Leahy has trained with Schaefer since she was 8. “It’s been a lot of fun. He really stepped me up and I got my need for speed,” she said. “It’s been a great partnership.”

$10,000 NAL/M&S Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, sponsored by WeatherTech
 
Kyle Perkovich and Roc My World, owned by Brenda Perkovich, winners of the $15,000 Marshall & Sterling 1.30m Grand Prix on Friday, were tenth in the order in the $10,000 NAL/M&S Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, sponsored by WeatherTech. After a flawless first round, Perkovich and the Irish Sport Horse mare sped full throttle in their jump off round laying down a time that seemed unbeatable.

Kyle Perkovich and Roc My World

Kyle Perkovich and Roc My World

Almost twenty rounds later, Marlo Williams and her own Lux Like Clover managed what seemed like the impossible. They outran Perkovich’s lead and held it through the last rider.

     Marlo Williams and her own Lux Like Clover  

     Marlo Williams and her own Lux Like Clover  

“Marlo has been riding in our program since she was really little. Now she rides mostly with my co-trainer and boyfriend Colby Coltrain,” said trainer Gianna Aycok, from StoryBook Sporthorses in Argyle, Texas.
 
“Marlo and Clover have great chemistry,” she continued. “Clover is like a dog in a horse’s body that jumps. She’s one of a kind. Marlo is really fun and she’s quite the fashionista. She’s a fun person and we enjoy her. Clover is a spectacular horse and it has been really fun to see them come up through the ranks together.”

$2,500 Low Childrens/Adult Jumper Classic.

Ponce Tidwell III and Cadeau Du Ciel, owned by PT-III Equestrian LLC were third in the order to go out of 40 entries in the $2,500 Low Children/Adult Jumper Classic. After blazing the trail with a double clear effort and a speedy jump off round, the pair held the lead throughout the class. Last to go, 11-year-old Madelyn Cardelli and her own Khaleesi edged Tidwell out of the top spot to earn the victory gallop.

Madelyn Cardelli and Khaleesi. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Madelyn Cardelli and Khaleesi. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Her mother, Jennifer Cardelli, also had success during Week I, claiming the championship of the Adult Jumpers with her new horse, Virantos, who she describes as a horse of a lifetime. The mother and daughter team ride with Lisa and Mary Goldman and Red Coat Farm.

Jennifer Cardelli and Virantos. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Jennifer Cardelli and Virantos. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

“We went to the barn and we started taking lessons and that was the end of that,” said Jennifer Cardelli. “We really didn’t have high expectations, so this has been great.”

Other Jumper Results

$5,000 NAL Adult Jumper Classic, Sponsored by Devoucoux Amanda Seale from New Orleans, Louisianaand Eppo owned by Seale Horses LLC. With VDL Endorado Ryal K she was named champion of the Low Amateur Owner Jumper.

$5,000 NAL Adult Jumper Classic, Sponsored by Devoucoux
Amanda Seale from New Orleans, Louisianaand Eppo owned by Seale Horses LLC. With
VDL Endorado Ryal K she was named champion of the Low Amateur Owner Jumper.

$5,000 NAL Childrens Jumper Classic, Sponsored by CWD Sellier Kesley Taylor and her own Zelda won the top prize and earned the chamionship of the Childrens Jumper division

$5,000 NAL Childrens Jumper Classic, Sponsored by CWD Sellier
Kesley Taylor and her own Zelda won the top prize and earned the chamionship of the
Childrens Jumper division

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Hunters

$1000 Amateur Adult Hunter 50 & Over Champion Gameplan owned and ridden by Beth Bailey “He’s awesome. He’s super brave, he’ll jump anything,” said Bailey, who credits “Cooper’s” success to trainer Lynn Jayne and rider Kara Raposa. “He’ll look for the jumps, he’s always ready to go and he has a lot of scope. I’m lucky to have him, my ‘Super Duper Cooper’.”

$1000 Amateur Adult Hunter 50 & Over Champion
Gameplan owned and ridden by Beth Bailey
“He’s awesome. He’s super brave, he’ll jump anything,” said Bailey, who credits “Cooper’s” success to trainer Lynn Jayne and rider Kara Raposa. “He’ll look for the jumps, he’s always ready to go and he has a lot of scope. I’m lucky to have him, my ‘Super Duper Cooper’.”

$1000 Amateur Adult Hunter 50 & Over Reserve Amadeo owned by DDM Equestrian LLC and ridden by Larry Antonini “After yesterday with the heat, the horse is pretty quiet today, so I had to really push him hard to get him going,” said Larry Antonini. “He stepped up to the challenge. He and I met every jump really nicely, went down the lines nicely, but it was a big push. My trainer, Carrie Dahmer, has really been working hard with me. We’re from New Orleans and we came up here to enjoy this beautiful horse show. Hopefully we’ll be back next year."

$1000 Amateur Adult Hunter 50 & Over Reserve
Amadeo owned by DDM Equestrian LLC and ridden by Larry Antonini
“After yesterday with the heat, the horse is pretty quiet today, so I had to really push him hard to get him going,” said Larry Antonini. “He stepped up to the challenge. He and I met every jump really nicely, went down the lines nicely, but it was a big push. My trainer, Carrie Dahmer, has really been working hard with me. We’re from New Orleans and we came up here to enjoy this beautiful horse show. Hopefully we’ll be back next year."

$1000 Amateur Adult Hunter 36-49 Call the Shots owned and ridden by Christie Rugh-Bileddo

$1000 Amateur Adult Hunter 36-49
Call the Shots owned and ridden by Christie Rugh-Bileddo

$1000 Amateur Adult Hunter 18-35 Diamant d’Heure ABF owned by AliBoo Farm, Inc. and ridden by Alison Flury

$1000 Amateur Adult Hunter 18-35
Diamant d’Heure ABF owned by AliBoo Farm, Inc. and ridden by Alison Flury

$1000 Amateur Owner 3’3” Champion Savile Row owned by AE Swanson Farms LLC and ridden by Angela Swanson “I felt better today than yesterday. We had a rougher start yesterday. I just went in with a positive attitude,” said Angela Swanson. “He’s very sure of himself, so it’s always a work in progress. He has a lot of personality, but I think that’s good in the ring … to have a little cockiness. It all came together today.”

$1000 Amateur Owner 3’3” Champion
Savile Row owned by AE Swanson Farms LLC and ridden by Angela Swanson
“I felt better today than yesterday. We had a rougher start yesterday. I just went in with a positive attitude,” said Angela Swanson. “He’s very sure of himself, so it’s always a work in progress. He has a lot of personality, but I think that’s good in the ring … to have a little cockiness. It all came together today.”

$2000 Amateur Owner 3’6” Champion Rembrandt owned and ridden by Karlene Moss

$2000 Amateur Owner 3’6” Champion
Rembrandt owned and ridden by Karlene Moss

$1000 Amateur Owner Classic Timeless owned and ridden by Lesley Quillen

$1000 Amateur Owner Classic
Timeless owned and ridden by Lesley Quillen

$500 WIHS Adult Classic CR Moet owned and ridden by Kira Telford

$500 WIHS Adult Classic
CR Moet owned and ridden by Kira Telford

$1000 NAL Adult Hunter Classic Talan owned and ridden by Meg Gehron

$1000 NAL Adult Hunter Classic
Talan owned and ridden by Meg Gehron

Adult Equitation 3' Alexandra Maracic showing At Last. “He’s a really super horse, very adjustable and he felt great both days,” said Alexandra Maracic. “For equitation, I like to focus a lot on my position, keeping my back straight and not landing with my eyes down. I thought I improved on that a lot. He’s really easy to stay with, really comfortable, so there wasn’t really much for me to do. He just pilots me around.”

Adult Equitation 3'
Alexandra Maracic showing At Last.
“He’s a really super horse, very adjustable and he felt great both days,” said Alexandra Maracic. “For equitation, I like to focus a lot on my position, keeping my back straight and not landing with my eyes down. I thought I improved on that a lot. He’s really easy to stay with, really comfortable, so there wasn’t really much for me to do. He just pilots me around.”

HJA Adult Medal Sarah Howe showing Valhalla, owned and ridden by Sarah Howe

HJA Adult Medal
Sarah Howe showing Valhalla, owned and ridden by Sarah Howe

$1000 Pony Hunter Classic Top That owned by Emily Elek-Burtard and ridden by Natalie Jayne  

$1000 Pony Hunter Classic
Top That owned by Emily Elek-Burtard and ridden by Natalie Jayne
 

Photo courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography Large Pony Division Champion Jessandi Famous Amos owned and ridden by Olivia Stoeckel

Photo courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography
Large Pony Division Champion

Jessandi Famous Amos owned and ridden by Olivia Stoeckel

Medium Pony Division Champion Magical Diamond owned by Strawberry Hill LLC and ridden by Saylor Shea

Medium Pony Division Champion
Magical Diamond owned by Strawberry Hill LLC and ridden by Saylor Shea

Small Pony Division Champion Benlea Mizzou owned and ridden by Olivia Markman

Small Pony Division Champion
Benlea Mizzou owned and ridden by Olivia Markman

Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular returns on Tuesday, June 14 for another week of top-notch hunter jumper competition in the three-week series, including the $20,000 Welcome Stake, the $15,000 Marshall & Sterling 1.30m Grand Prix and the $40,000 Adequan Grand Prix. Known for its efficient management and friendly staff, Spring Spectacular is a favorite for hunter/jumper competitors across the country.

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