Douglas Boyd and Ryan Genn Find Success with New Jumper Rides at Spring Spectacular

Douglas Boyd and Calvigo. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Douglas Boyd and Calvigo. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Wayne, IL -  June 22, 2016 –A little rain didn’t put a damper on fun at Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular as the jumper and the professional hunter divisions kicked off. Two top competitors, Doug Boyd and Ryan Genn, had winning double clear rounds with new mounts in the feature classes of the day.

 
First thing in the morning, Douglas Boyd and Calvigo, a chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding (Vigo D'arsouilles-La Reine) owned by Sapphire Riding Academy, won the $2,500 1.30m Open Jumpers, sponsored by Marshall & Sterling out of 29 entries. Lisa Goldman and Air Guitar, owned by Captivate Farms LLC, a bay KWPN gelding (Gentleman-Lafayette), claimed the second place spot.

     Douglas Boyd and Calvigo accept their award.                        Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

     Douglas Boyd and Calvigo accept their award.
                       Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Boyd is fresh off his win of the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Tuesday with Sapphire Riding Academy’s Calido’s Son. Calvigo is new to Boyd who just got the ride three weeks ago.
 
“He’s been in the ribbons since we got him,” Boyd said. He’s a super horse. He’s super fast. He’s really careful. I’m getting to know him and he’s getting to know me. It’s nice to have that confident win before the 1.30m Grand Prix.”
 
In the $2,500 1.40m Open Jumpers, sponsored by Animo, Ryan Genn got the ride and the win on his father’s grand prix mount, Welcome COR, a bay Holsteiner mare (Caretino-Lepata) owned by Ann Anastasio. Ryan got the ride while his father is temporarily sidelined with broken ribs.
 

 Ryan Genn and Welcome COR

 Ryan Genn and Welcome COR

“It’s getting a little better every day,” Wilhelm Genn said. “Today I felt good enough to set jumps in the warmup for Theo and Ryan. Theo and Ryan rode so well. The horses jumped great – that eases the pain.”
 
Wilhelm Genn explained that Ryan knows the horse and has schooled her before. He said that Theo has so many to ride that it made sense. Although Ryan had never showed her, it has proven to be a good match so far.

Wilhelm Genn and Welcome Cor are winners of multiple grand prix events.                                  Photo by Kendall Bierer

Wilhelm Genn and Welcome Cor are winners of multiple grand prix events.
                                 Photo by Kendall Bierer

 
“He did one class with her last week and had a nice clean round,” said Genn. “He rides similar to my style so it is not a big change for the horse. It is the same with Theo. He’s strong but he’s also soft. Those are the two things you need for her. Ryan rode her beautifully. He’s a good athlete and a smart kid. That’s great that he won, we were just hoping for a good round.”
 
Because he had such a good round with her, Genn entered Ryan and Welcome COR in the $20,000 Welcome Stake.

Ryan Genn and Welcome COR

Ryan Genn and Welcome COR

“If it looks really good, we’ll take it from there,” he said. “Maybe we’ll put her in the Grand Prix. We’ll see.”
 
Theo Genn also had two double clear rounds in the 1.40m and will compete in both the Welcome Stake and the Grand Prix.
 
“The brothers get along so well, but there’s a little brotherly competition,” Genn said. “I think it makes them better.”
 
Lisa Goldman and her Holsteiner, Hindsight (Vision-Rhiannon), came in second place and third with Zacantos Z, a Dutch Warmblood (Casantos-Oellie), owned by Robin Vilter.
 

Lisa Goldman and Hindsight

Lisa Goldman and Hindsight

Competitors are preparing for the week’s feature classes, including the $20,000 Open Welcome Stake Thursday, sponsored by Barrington Saddlery, the $15,000 Marshall & Sterling 1.30m Grand Prix Friday, presented by Barrington Saddlery, and the $50,000 WinVision Grand Prix Saturday. Juniors and amateur jumper riders also have classes with top prize money to look forward to during Week III.

   Lisa Goldman and Zacantos Z

   Lisa Goldman and Zacantos Z

Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular Thursday, June 23, features the $20,000 Welcome Stake, sponsored by Barrington Saddlery, show jumping action in the grand prix arena. In the hunter rings, the professional hunter divisions will wrap up and name their champions.
 
Click here for the live stream of Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular by Star Creek Video.

More Jumpers Results

Cantania Saflo Z, owned by AliBoo Farm Inc., and Taylor Flury Young Jumper 6 Year Old

Cantania Saflo Z, owned by AliBoo Farm Inc., and Taylor Flury
Young Jumper 6 Year Old

Diego, owned by Apex Equestrian, and Marissa Degner Young Jumper 7 Year Old

Diego, owned by Apex Equestrian, and Marissa Degner
Young Jumper 7 Year Old

VDL Endorado Ryal K, owned by Seale Horses LLC, and Amanda Seale Young Jumper 7 Year Old

VDL Endorado Ryal K, owned by Seale Horses LLC, and Amanda Seale
Young Jumper 7 Year Old

MTM Flutterby, and Brian Moggre $1500 High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Brian Moggre had the top two rides in the High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper class with MTM Flutterby in first and MTM Ace of Spades in second. Both are owned by Major Wager LLC.

MTM Flutterby, and Brian Moggre
$1500 High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper
Brian Moggre had the top two rides in the High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper class with MTM Flutterby in first and MTM Ace of Spades in second. Both are owned by Major Wager LLC.

Cassim and Greg Burrow $,1000 Low Amateur Owner Jumper

Cassim and Greg Burrow
$,1000 Low Amateur Owner Jumper

Hunters

Because and Kelly Farmer First Year Green Hunter With high scoring trips of 90 and 87, Jane Gaston’s horse Because leads the First Year Green Hunter division. “He’s a really good horse,” said rider Kelley Farmer. “He has a tendency to get a lot of scores like that. He’s a sweetheart and he’s lovely to ride. He’s so light and so athletic, you really never have to pick up the reins. Everything you ask him to do is so easy for him. I stay out of his way, is really what it is. He’s a really good horse and he wins a lot for us.” Farmer said Because’s owner, Gaston, will be showing him in the Amateurs later this week. Farmer also had successful rounds today with her Green Conformation Hunter horse Postmark, owned by Cismont Manor Farm. Postmark finished first in the over fences, hunter handy and under saddle classes.

Because and Kelly Farmer
First Year Green Hunter
With high scoring trips of 90 and 87, Jane Gaston’s horse Because leads the First Year Green Hunter division. “He’s a really good horse,” said rider Kelley Farmer. “He has a tendency to get a lot of scores like that. He’s a sweetheart and he’s lovely to ride. He’s so light and so athletic, you really never have to pick up the reins. Everything you ask him to do is so easy for him. I stay out of his way, is really what it is. He’s a really good horse and he wins a lot for us.”
Farmer said Because’s owner, Gaston, will be showing him in the Amateurs later this week.

Farmer also had successful rounds today with her Green Conformation Hunter horse Postmark, owned by Cismont Manor Farm. Postmark finished first in the over fences, hunter handy and under saddle classes.

For Adventure and Rachel Johnson

For Adventure and Rachel Johnson

Moonwalk and Hillary Johnson Second Year Green Hunter It’s a tight race between For Adventure and Moonwalk for the Second Year Green Hunter title, who completed their rounds in the rain. The two competitors had close performances last week with Moonwalk taking the division title and For Adventure in reserve. For Adventure, owned by Alex McNally and ridden by Rachel Johnson, has two wins, finishing first in the over fences class and under saddle. Moonwalk, owned by Copper Fox LLC and ridden by Hillary Johnson, has a blue in the hunter handy. “He’s a really good horse, he’s come a long way,” said Rachel Johnson of the 9-years-old For Adventure. “He’s really coming into his own this year. He’s a lot more consistent. He’s riding beautifully and easy to get to the ring. This is the easiest horse to be on. He’s really a good egg.”

Moonwalk and Hillary Johnson
Second Year Green Hunter
It’s a tight race between For Adventure and Moonwalk for the Second Year Green Hunter title, who completed their rounds in the rain. The two competitors had close performances last week with Moonwalk taking the division title and For Adventure in reserve. For Adventure, owned by Alex McNally and ridden by Rachel Johnson, has two wins, finishing first in the over fences class and under saddle. Moonwalk, owned by Copper Fox LLC and ridden by Hillary Johnson, has a blue in the hunter handy.

“He’s a really good horse, he’s come a long way,” said Rachel Johnson of the 9-years-old For Adventure. “He’s really coming into his own this year. He’s a lot more consistent. He’s riding beautifully and easy to get to the ring. This is the easiest horse to be on. He’s really a good egg.”

Calido's Son and Douglas Boyd Performance Working Hunter 3’6 Continuing a successful campaign, another championship looks promising for Calido’s Son and rider Douglas Boyd. Calido’s Son, owned by Mimi Rothman, finished first in the over fences round and second in handy in the Performance Working Hunter 3’6” division. The duo have two division championships under their belt from weeks one and two of the Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular.

Calido's Son and Douglas Boyd
Performance Working Hunter 3’6
Continuing a successful campaign, another championship looks promising for Calido’s Son and rider Douglas Boyd. Calido’s Son, owned by Mimi Rothman, finished first in the over fences round and second in handy in the Performance Working Hunter 3’6” division. The duo have two division championships under their belt from weeks one and two of the Showplace Productions Spring Spectacular.

Denali and Molly McAdow Performance Working Hunter 3’3 Placing first in both rounds of the Performance Working Hunter 3’3” division, Denali is off to a great start. “He’s wonderful and great,” rider Molly McAdow said of the horse owned by Audrey Downs. “He’s a really good, reliable, nice horse. Every day is exactly the same. He never spooks at anything, he canters down the line, he jumps the second jump, he changes his lead, he turns the corner. He has a really nice stride and rhythm to his canter. The jumps are super easy for him. For being a big horse, you wouldn’t think that he’s very handy, but he’s very soft and smooth through the turns, he’s a very, very nice horse.”  

Denali and Molly McAdow
Performance Working Hunter 3’3
Placing first in both rounds of the Performance Working Hunter 3’3” division, Denali is off to a great start. “He’s wonderful and great,” rider Molly McAdow said of the horse owned by Audrey Downs. “He’s a really good, reliable, nice horse. Every day is exactly the same. He never spooks at anything, he canters down the line, he jumps the second jump, he changes his lead, he turns the corner. He has a really nice stride and rhythm to his canter. The jumps are super easy for him. For being a big horse, you wouldn’t think that he’s very handy, but he’s very soft and smooth through the turns, he’s a very, very nice horse.”