Joyce Green and Cassidy. Photo by Rebecca Walton/Phelps Media Group.
All eyes were on the up-and-coming horses of the future in the Rolex Stadium today as they vied for winning honors in the 7 & 8-Year-Old Jumpers and the 6-Year-Old Jumpers. Chris Ewanouski captured the first blue ribbon with his 8-year-old mount Cortina, while amateur rider Joyce Green piloted Cassidy to the top prize in the 6-Year-Old Jumpers.
Great Britain’s Richard Jeffries designed the track for the 7 & 8-Year-Old Jumpers, which yielded nine clear rounds for the first round. Emanuel Andrade was the second rider to enter the ring with Boy IV. He was the pathfinder in the jump-off, stopping the clock at a speedy 38.804 seconds to set the time to beat.
Luifer Larrazabal did not let his fellow Venezuelan hold on to the lead for long though, tackling the jump-off with G&C Close Up in a clear time of 36.524 seconds. When the jumps went up for the 8-year-old horses, Chris Ewanouski set out to show the other riders how it is done with Cortina. They easily cleared all of the obstacles in the tiebreaker, dashing across the finish line in 35.402 seconds to capture the win and relegate Larrazabal and Andrade to second and third, respectively.
“I didn’t get to watch very many in the jump-off, but I made an early inside turn. I think that’s where maybe I caught them a little bit,” explained Ewanouski. “I also felt like I took a little bit of a chance to the skinny. It came up a little bit long and on a little bit of an angle, but she was pretty fast there.”
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7 & 8-Year-Old Jumpers
1 1846 CORTINA CHRIS EWANOUSKI 0 35.402
2 1361 G & C CLOSE UP LUIFER LARRAZABAL 0 36.524
3 1821 BOY IV EMANUEL ANDRADE 0 38.804
4 1193 BIALDA RAMIRO QUINTANA 0 39.663
5 1655 CASANOVA P.B. AMANDA DERBYSHIRE 0 42.906
6 1192 TUA EFELE RAMIRO QUINTANA 0 43.050
7 82 TAHITI ISLAND REBECCA CONWAY 0 43.509
8 764 SELFIE AARON VALE 0 4 37.440
1 262 CASSIDY JOYCE GREEN 0 60.374
2 1194 DUPLIKAAT RAMIRO QUINTANA 0+1 61.559
3 1954 DINOZO DAVID BLAKE 4 57.738
4 1926 CONTINENTAL KAREN MEMMEN 8 58.640
5 261 CASINO ROYAL PJ JOYCE GREEN 4+8 68.469
6 1854 IAGO JSF DAVID O’BRIEN 16 58.641
7 851 CHEERS Z KYLE TIMM 12+9 69.331
8 759 DANGER MOUSE AARON VALE 12+12 72.054
Source: Press release from Phelps Media Group, Inc. International