Perkovich and Roc My World Produce Another Winning Performance at Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular

Wayne, IL - June 19, 2016 – Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular concluded Week II with two challenging feature classes in the Grand Prix Arena at Lamplight Equestrian Center. In the hunter rings, the amateur hunters wrapped up and the division champions were named.
 
Kyle Perkovich from Long Grove, Illinois and Roc My World continued their winning streak capturing the $10,000 NAL/M&S Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, presented by Wholesome Goodness.

  Phoebe MurrayandRodgrigo’s Athena

  Phoebe MurrayandRodgrigo’s Athena

International course designer Anderson Lima challenged riders to a very technical first round that included a roll back to a triple combination then a turn to the last fence, a liverpool oxer. Out of 44 entries 11 returned for the short track and only four went double clear. Perkovich and Roc My World were two seconds faster than the second place finisher, Sloan Hopson from Houston, Texas and her own Angelo.. Phoebe Murray from Lagrange, Illinois and her Rodgrigo’s Athena came in third and Brooke Saltzman from Hawthorn Woods, Illinois and her Don Perion were fourth.

  Sloan Hopson and Angelo

  Sloan Hopson and Angelo

“It was one of the more difficult courses competing these past two weeks,” Perkovich said. “I thought I wouldn’t make it. I had a few rubs out there, so I was very lucky”

Brooke Saltzmanand Don Perion

Brooke Saltzmanand Don Perion

Roc My World, owned by Brenda Perkovich, is a 2006 Irish Sporthorse mare (Roc My World-Hidden Creek’s Wichita) bred by Jeannine Lamb-Hugi. Maya, as she is known in the barn, started showing on the line at 2 and was successful in hunter breeding. She enjoyed a productive career as a hunter with a USHJA National Hunter Derby win to her credit and many wins in the 3’3” hunters

Trainers Lisa and Mary Goldman With Perkovich and his parents, Brenda and Rick. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Trainers Lisa and Mary Goldman With Perkovich and his parents, Brenda and Rick. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

In 2014 Lisa and Mary Goldman were looking for a jumper for their client, Kyle Perkovich. They found Maya through Nancy Whitehead.
 
For a mare only 10 years old, she has the smooth confidence and form of a hunter and the speed and lightness of a gazelle. The partnership between Kyle Perkovich, a young rider serious about his advancement, and this young mare with an old soul is extraordinary. It is evident how much Perkovich trusts the mare and she delivers what he asks. The pair have created a stir at Spring Spectacular.

Trainer Lisa Goldman with Maya. Photo by Anddrew Ryback Photography.

Trainer Lisa Goldman with Maya. Photo by Anddrew Ryback Photography.

aya and Perkovich won two legs of the new Showplace Productions $150,000 Marshall & Sterling 1.30m Grand Prix series during Week I and Week II of Spring Spectacular.
 
The $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic SJHO, presented by Old Barrington Farm, included most the elements that made the low division so tough–only bigger. Out of 16 starters, only Caitlyn Epperson and her own TKO Quincy 186 (Quidam’s Rubin-Charlotte) left all the rails in their cups. The pair had three time faults but held on to their lead for the rest of the class. No other horse and rider combination produced a clean first round.

Caitlyn Epperson and TKO Quincy 186

Caitlyn Epperson and TKO Quincy 186

“The course was very tough,” said Epperson. “My plan was just jumping one jump at a time, keep going and trying to do my best.”
 
Part of the lsrge Texas contingent at Spring Spectacular, Epperson is from Houston and trains with Trapp O’Neal.
 
“I told her to keep galloping,” O’Neal said.

“She was my very first client,” he added. “It’s been great to see her grow and develop as a rider.”

  Caitlyn Epperson with Trapp O'Neal. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

  Caitlyn Epperson with Trapp O'Neal. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

O’Neal brought his clients to Showplace Spring Spectacular for the first time last year.
 
“Pat Boyle knows how to put on a horse show,” he said. “We love his shows.”

Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular kicks off Week III with Derby Day Tuesday, June 21, featuring the $25,000 International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Bull Run Equestrian Center.
 
Click here for the live stream of Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular by Star Creek Video.

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Other Jumper Results

Opera, owned and ridden by Charlotte Novy $2,500 Low Children Jumper Classic

Opera, owned and ridden by Charlotte Novy
$2,500 Low Children Jumper Classic

Cassandra Dreams owned and ridden by Olivia Lawton won the class and were champions of the Adult Jumpers $5,000 NAL Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Wisconsin Equine  

Cassandra Dreams owned and ridden by Olivia Lawton won the class and were champions of the Adult Jumpers
$5,000 NAL Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Wisconsin Equine
 

Rapidash owned and ridden by Hailey Royce won the classic and were reserve champions of the divisio $5,000 NAL Childrens Jumper Classic

Rapidash owned and ridden by Hailey Royce won the classic and were reserve champions of the divisio
$5,000 NAL Childrens Jumper Classic

Monique and Debbie McIntyre – Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography Amateur Adult Hunter 50 & Over Division Champion Monique – owned by Debbie McIntyre ­– with her rider, Donna Struve, took the top prize in the Adult Hunter 50 & Over division.

Monique and Debbie McIntyre – Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography
Amateur Adult Hunter 50 & Over Division Champion
Monique – owned by Debbie McIntyre ­– with her rider, Donna Struve, took the top prize in the Adult Hunter 50 & Over division.

Hunters

From left, professional rider Savannah Talcott, Kiersten Litzsinger and head trainer Katie Kappler with Baroness Blixen. Amateur Adult Hunter 36-49 Division Champion Baroness Blixen and her owner/rider, Kiersten Litzsinger, succeeded in the Adult Hunter 36-49 as the division champions. “She is the love of my life,” Litzsinger said. “I want to put her in my backyard, but they won’t allow it. We’re very connected, we’re good friends. She got hurt after a year of the pre-greens, and she was out for a year. So, I just savor every moment that she’s going and healthy. She was brand new to hunters at the time I had got her. That was five years ago this month. I’ve had many people try to buy her and I will not ever give her up.”

From left, professional rider Savannah Talcott, Kiersten Litzsinger and head trainer Katie Kappler with Baroness Blixen.
Amateur Adult Hunter 36-49 Division Champion
Baroness Blixen and her owner/rider, Kiersten Litzsinger, succeeded in the Adult Hunter 36-49 as the division champions. “She is the love of my life,” Litzsinger said. “I want to put her in my backyard, but they won’t allow it. We’re very connected, we’re good friends. She got hurt after a year of the pre-greens, and she was out for a year. So, I just savor every moment that she’s going and healthy. She was brand new to hunters at the time I had got her. That was five years ago this month. I’ve had many people try to buy her and I will not ever give her up.”

Talan and Meg Gehron – Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography Amateur Adult Hunter 18-35 Division Champion Talan and his owner/rider Meg Gehron bested the Amateur Adult Hunter 18-35 division.

Talan and Meg Gehron – Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography
Amateur Adult Hunter 18-35 Division Champion
Talan and his owner/rider Meg Gehron bested the Amateur Adult Hunter 18-35 division.

The class sponsor poses with Naples Bay and Debra Kirsch $1000 NAL Adult Hunter Classic $500 WIHS Adult Hunter Classic Naples Bay, owned and ridden by Debra Kirsch, had a successful morning, taking home titles in the NAL and WIHS adult hunter classics. “He’s brand new. I just got him in April from Naples, Florida, hence the name,” Kirsch said. “This is our first horse show together, so we’re off to a banner start. I’m very excited. He’s a terrific horse with a great rhythm and we’re finding good rhythm together. I have been showing in hunters basically my whole life. This is just part of who I am. Today was a great day, probably one of my best horse show days ever.”

The class sponsor poses with Naples Bay and Debra Kirsch
$1000 NAL Adult Hunter Classic
$500 WIHS Adult Hunter Classic
Naples Bay, owned and ridden by Debra Kirsch, had a successful morning, taking home titles in the NAL and WIHS adult hunter classics.
“He’s brand new. I just got him in April from Naples, Florida, hence the name,” Kirsch said. “This is our first horse show together, so we’re off to a banner start. I’m very excited. He’s a terrific horse with a great rhythm and we’re finding good rhythm together. I have been showing in hunters basically my whole life. This is just part of who I am. Today was a great day, probably one of my best horse show days ever.”

Revilo and Cristen Sherrod Amateur Owner 3’3 A-Section Champion Revilo, with his owner/rider, Cristen Sherrod, topped the Section-A Amateur Owner 3’3” division.

Revilo and Cristen Sherrod
Amateur Owner 3’3 A-Section Champion
Revilo, with his owner/rider, Cristen Sherrod, topped the Section-A Amateur Owner 3’3” division.

Timeless and Lesley Quillen Amateur Owner 3’3 B-Section Champion $1000 Amateur Owner Classic Timeless, with his owner/rider Lesley Quillen, were the Section-B Amateur Owner 3’3” division champions. The duo also reeled in the Amateur Owner Classic. “This is our second week, so he was a little more tired this week,” Quillen said. “He ended up first and second over fences today so he was really good, so I’m really happy with him.” Quillen and “Tommy” won the classic last week during the Showplace Spring Spectacular I, but still had some things to work on. “We’ve been working on my pace. I like to go very slow and we’re working on getting that going, so I think that’s finally clicking. This is my third summer with him, so we’re finally on the same page.”

Timeless and Lesley Quillen
Amateur Owner 3’3 B-Section Champion
$1000 Amateur Owner Classic
Timeless, with his owner/rider Lesley Quillen, were the Section-B Amateur Owner 3’3” division champions. The duo also reeled in the Amateur Owner Classic. “This is our second week, so he was a little more tired this week,” Quillen said. “He ended up first and second over fences today so he was really good, so I’m really happy with him.” Quillen and “Tommy” won the classic last week during the Showplace Spring Spectacular I, but still had some things to work on. “We’ve been working on my pace. I like to go very slow and we’re working on getting that going, so I think that’s finally clicking. This is my third summer with him, so we’re finally on the same page.”

MTM Passport and Therese Peck Amateur Owner 3’6” Champion MTM Passport, of MTM Farm, and Therese Peck took the Amateur Owner 3’6” division.

MTM Passport and Therese Peck
Amateur Owner 3’6” Champion
MTM Passport, of MTM Farm, and
Therese Peck took the Amateur Owner 3’6” division.

Madeline Pogorzelski Large Pony Hunter Champion With Madeline Pogorzelski aboard, Hillcrest Songbird took first in the Large Pony Hunter division. “Eva,” is owned by Canterbury Farm. “This is my second week showing her,” Pogorzelski said. When riding to the jumps, she said she has to focus on the landings. “I have to make sure she lands on the right leads.” Though the pair have had a successful week and Eva is described as nice, Pogorzelski said the pony can be a little “bratty.” “… She’s a pony,” she laughed.

Madeline Pogorzelski
Large Pony Hunter Champion
With Madeline Pogorzelski aboard, Hillcrest Songbird took first in the Large Pony Hunter division. “Eva,” is owned by Canterbury Farm. “This is my second week showing her,” Pogorzelski said. When riding to the jumps, she said she has to focus on the landings. “I have to make sure she lands on the right leads.” Though the pair have had a successful week and Eva is described as nice, Pogorzelski said the pony can be a little “bratty.” “… She’s a pony,” she laughed.

Magical Diamond and Saylor Shea Medium Pony Hunter Champion $1000 Pony Hunter Classic Magical Diamond, owned by Strawberry Hill LLC and ridden by Saylor Shea scored the championship in the Medium Pony Hunter division and took the Pony Hunter Classic.

Magical Diamond and Saylor Shea
Medium Pony Hunter Champion
$1000 Pony Hunter Classic
Magical Diamond, owned by Strawberry Hill LLC and ridden by Saylor Shea scored the championship in the Medium Pony Hunter division and took the Pony Hunter Classic.

Benlea Mizzou and Olivia Markman Small Pony Hunter Champion Benlea Mizzou and Olivia Markman won the Small Pony Hunter division championship.

Benlea Mizzou and Olivia Markman
Small Pony Hunter Champion
Benlea Mizzou and Olivia Markman won the Small Pony Hunter division championship.