Matt Cyphert and Lochinvar Score for the Lone Star State in the $40,000 Adequan® Grand Prix at Spring Spectacular

Wayne, IL - June 18, 2016 – Texan Matt Cyphert andhis own Lochinvar brought home the fastest double clear round to win the $40,000 Adequan® Grand Prix at Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular at Lamplight Equestrian Center just outside of Chicago.
 
“I thought it was a wonderful class and I had a chance to meet some of the riders,” said Allyn Mann, Director of Animal Health at Luitpold, the makers of Adequan®. “They’re all from God’s creation and they all landed here in Wayne, Illinois. How cool is that?”

Allyn Mann with Matt Cyphert aboard Lochinvar and his team.

Allyn Mann with Matt Cyphert aboard Lochinvar and his team.

A field of 37 horse and rider combinations tried their hand at Anderson Lima’s course of 16 jumping efforts, which included two triple combinations. Brian Moggre from Flower Mound, Texas was the youngest entry at just 14. A large group Texans competed, including Cyphert, Moggre, Tracy Fenney, Dorothy Douglas, Martien Van der Hoeven and Trapp O’Neal. Out of the starters a dozen were clean and returned for the second round.

Brian Moggre aboard MTM Flutterby, owned by Major Wager LLC was the youngest competitor in the $40,000 Adequan® Grand Prix

Brian Moggre aboard MTM Flutterby, owned by Major Wager LLC was the youngest competitor in the $40,000 Adequan® Grand Prix

“It was also fun to have a lot of friends in the jump-off,” Cyphert said. “A bunch of Texans came up here like they do every summer.  We got shut out of the Welcome, so we all talked about it during the week. For almost every one of us to have a horse in the jump off made it fun. I think there’s a little bit of a rivalry between Texas and Chicago riders and so we’ve got bragging rights now, at least for a couple of days.”
 
First to return was Tracy Fenney and her own MTM Como No. The pair left all the rails in their cups and set the time to beat at 42.942 seconds. Cyphert and Lochinvar had the next double clear second track. The stands came alive and roared with cheers from the Texan contingent when the time of 42.831 posted meant that Cyphert had edged Fenney out of the top spot.

Tracy Fenney and MTM Como No

Tracy Fenney and MTM Como No

“There’s not a better place to be from than from Texas,” Cyphert said. “There’s a genuine camaraderie between us. If Tracy had won, I would have been just as happy for her. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true because I think there’s a great respect amongst us.”
 
Kyle Timm and Apex Equestrian’s Cornet’s Gold Z were the third and final pair to successfully produce a clean second track, stopping the timers at 43.659, which would put them in third place.

Kyle Timm and Cornet's Gold Z

Kyle Timm and Cornet's Gold Z

“I think you had to start the course with one rhythm and finish with one rhythm,” Timm said. “If you change it, you get in trouble. I did that with my first horse and it didn’t work out.”
 
Now from Apex, North Carolina, Timm is originally from Calgary and represented Canada twice at North American Young Riders. Timm came Spring Spectacular at the last minute.
 
“I’ve never been here before,” he said. “It’s really nice. I was not expecting this. It’s a beautiful and the ring’s nice. I’m really impressed with how many horses are here.”

Lisa Goldman and Morocco

Lisa Goldman and Morocco

Hometown favorite, Lisa Goldman and her Morocco were the fastest of the four-faulters of the jump-off-group and earned in fourth place prize.
 
Cyphert credited his team for his success.
 
“My son watched the jump off and gave me some help,” Cyphert said. “My girlfriend, Kelly Beringa is incredible. She flats that horse all during the week. I’ve had him so long, he and I are a little bit like brothers, we argue quite a bit, and Kelly gets on him, she’s a beautiful rider and they just get along very well, so he’s happy and he gets fit. She gets him right where he needs to be for these classes. Then I get on him.”

Cyphert andLochinvar

Cyphert andLochinvar

1     166       Lochinvar             Matt Cyphert                          75.162       42.837
2     585      MTM Como No    Tracy Fenney                        75.852        42.942
3     1142     Conrnet’s Gold 2Kyle Timm                           77.608         43.659
4     640     Morocco               Lisa Goldman                      69.306   4     39.737
5     302      Up and Go           Martien Van Der Hoeven    76.688   4     40.441
6     489      Esprit de Vie        Freddie Vazquez                 72.642   4     40.523
7     584      MTM Reve Du Paradis    Tracy Fenney              75.890   4     40.703
8     116        MTM Flutterby     Brian Moggre                     76.523   4     41.494
9     641       Centurion B          Lisa Goldman                      73.888   4     42.179
10   263       Capitano              Trapp O`Neal                        77.691   4     43.052
11   279        Zerro Leone         Martien van der Hoeven      76.024   8     53.847
12   967        Vision EH            Caitlin Hope                          77.791   12 46.6

After the award ceremony, representatives from CWD Sellier welcomed attendees to the VIP pavilion for a wine and cheese party for the launch of the new 2Gs Mademoiselle saddle.

Janet Daigneault winner of CWD Sellier drawing

Janet Daigneault winner of CWD Sellier drawing

Messenger Hill Farm sponsored a party at the Finish Line Bar where competitors and friends gathered to enjoy some food and cheer.
 
Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular continues Sunday, June 18, featuring the $10,000 Marshall & Sterling/ NAL Low Junior Amateur Classic and the $10,000 High Junior Amateur Classic. In the hunter rings, the adult and amateur hunters continue and names championships of their divisions.
 
Watch Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular online. Click here for the live stream Spectacular by Star Creek Video.

Other Jumper Results

$2,500 Modified Childrens Jumper Classic, Presented by Palladia Farm Clare Deegan and Can You Keep a Secret earned the top spot

$2,500 Modified Childrens Jumper Classic, Presented by Palladia Farm
Clare Deegan and Can You Keep a Secret earned the top spot

$2,500 Modified Adult Jumper Classic Presented by Wisconsin Equine Nathan Rolfe and Altius, owned by Haley Rolfe, won theclass for the second consecutive week

$2,500 Modified Adult Jumper Classic Presented by Wisconsin Equine
Nathan Rolfe and Altius, owned by Haley Rolfe, won theclass for the second consecutive week

$1,500 M & S Childrens Jumper MacKenzie Snider and Amigo, owned by Robin Viilter  

$1,500 M & S Childrens Jumper
MacKenzie Snider and Amigo, owned by Robin Viilter
 

$1,500 M & S Adult Jumper Presented by Country Ridge Rachel Boggus and Wiedam, owned by 18 Gauge LLC

$1,500 M & S Adult Jumper Presented by Country Ridge
Rachel Boggus and Wiedam, owned by 18 Gauge LLC

Hunters and Equitation

Claire McKean and Quintus Rubin USEF/Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal Claire McKean and Quintus Rubin, owned by North Run, topped the class to take home the USEF/Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal.

Claire McKean and Quintus Rubin
USEF/Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal
Claire McKean and Quintus Rubin, owned by North Run, topped the class to take home the USEF/Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal.

Coachella and Sloan Hopson Small Junior Hunter 17 & Under/Large Junior 15 & Under Division Champion It’s déjà vu for Coachella and Sloan Hopson this week, as they take the title again in their division.

Coachella and Sloan Hopson
Small Junior Hunter 17 & Under/Large Junior 15 & Under Division Champion
It’s déjà vu for Coachella and Sloan Hopson this week, as they take the title again in their division.

Duet and Paige Junker Large Junior Hunter 16-17 Champion $1000 Junior Hunter Classic Duet and his owner/rider Paige Junker were in tune this weekend, finishing at the top of the Large Junior Hunter 16-17 division. The pair also won the $1000 Junior Hunter Classic  

Duet and Paige Junker
Large Junior Hunter 16-17 Champion
$1000 Junior Hunter Classic

Duet and his owner/rider Paige Junker were in tune this weekend, finishing at the top of the Large Junior Hunter 16-17 division. The pair also won the $1000 Junior Hunter Classic

 

Junior Hunter 3’3” Champion Czech Mate, owned and ridden by Carly Martin, topped the Junior Hunter 3’3” division.

Junior Hunter 3’3” Champion
Czech Mate, owned and ridden by Carly Martin, topped the Junior Hunter 3’3” division.

Varvatos Marshall & Sterling Adult Hunter Classic Varvatos, owned by Blackstone Farms, LTD and ridden by Lindsey Black, won the Marshall & Sterling Adult Hunter Classic.

Varvatos
Marshall & Sterling Adult Hunter Classic
Varvatos, owned by Blackstone Farms, LTD and ridden by Lindsey Black, won the Marshall & Sterling Adult Hunter Classic.