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Adam Prudent and Madeleine Stover Capture Kentucky Summer Classic Opening Day Wins

Written by: Emily Riden
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2015-07-28

Lexington, KY – July 28, 2015 – If their performances on Tuesday are any indication, Adam Prudent and the team at Plain Bay Sales are in for a great week at the Kentucky Summer Classic.
The show got underway on Tuesday morning at the Kentucky Horse Park, and Prudent and student Madeleine Stover kicked things off by earning back-to-back victories in the largest jumper classes of the day.

Prudent’s win of the day came in the $5,000 1.40m Open Jumpers aboard IAG Syndicate LLC’s Joy Ride. Prudent and Joy Ride were one of six to go clear over the Florencio Hernandez designed course, but their time of 69.567 seconds is what would clinch them the victory in the Table II, Sec. 1 speed class.  

While no one else was able to break below the 70-second mark, Denise Wilson came the closest. She finished in both second and third, taking second on Nimbus, who finished clear in a time of 70.550 seconds, and third on Catuso, who finished clear in a time of 74.857 seconds.

“This is a great win today for her. I’m very happy,” Prudent said of Joy Ride, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Dorothy Cox’s IAG Syndicate LLC. “Dot has owned her for the past six years I believe, and I started riding her last year.”

Prudent continued, “She’s a very hot horse, so no leg whatsoever. You just have to place her to the distance using your eye from far back. She’s a very fun ride and a very fast horse. She has a huge stride, is very, very fast and turns well, so she’s always a good one to have in a speed class.”

Joy Ride has recently been competing to much success in the 1.30m to 1.35m divisions, but the mare made the move up seamlessly to the 1.40m today.

Also making a move up the heights this week were Madeleine Stover and Royal Des Etisse. Stover. Stover has been a student of the Prudents for approximately 10 months, and has been seeing great success aboard Royal Des Etisses, a 10-year-old Sell Francais gelding, owned by Chester Ridge LLC. Tuesday was no exception, as the pair produced a double clear effort to win the day’s 1.35m Open Jumpers in a jump-off time of 48.336 seconds.

“[Royal] was doing the 1.30m over in Europe, and Adam [Prudent] found him,” Stover explained. “I got the ride on him all through Florida; we did the medium amateur-owner jumpers, and we did a couple of 1.40m classes. We went up to Spruce Meadows for six weeks, and he was amazing up there. He was super on the field. He just really grew up up there with me, and we got some good ribbons in the 1.30m.”

Stover continued, “Last week here we just did the medium amateur-owners to get back in the swing of things. Then we decided to try to move up this week. We started in the 1.35m today, and he was amazing. It was the perfect way to start. We’re really starting to put it together. It’s just been really fun to go for it now in the jump-offs. Usually I go really slowly, so today I really tried to gallop around. He just stayed right with me. He was super.”

Stover was one of four riders to complete the first round without fault and one of only two to produce a double clear effort. The second double clear and the second place ribbon went Callie Schott and Lori Custer’s Paratrooper, who finished on a jump-off time of 52.277 seconds. Rounding out the top three were Sharn Wordley and Gran Canyon, owned by Ashland Stables.     

Jumper competition continues on Wednesday in the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park beginning at 8 a.m. with $5,000 1.40m Open Jumpers. Jumper highlights during the Kentucky Summer Classic include the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at 7 p.m. on Thursday and the $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix sponsored by GGT Footing on Saturday night.

Class : 435   OPEN JUMPER II sec 1 1.40m Results
Pl  Number  Horse        Rider                Faults   Time   Total         Time
1   1256JOY RIDE        ADAM PRUDENT                                      69.567
2   295 NIMBUS          DENISE WILSON                                     70.500
3   292 CATUSO          DENISE WILSON                                     74.847
4   1026QASQAI          MICHAEL TOKARUK                                   77.065
5   1080ZIEZO           SCOTT LENKART                                     77.214
6   1135SKY LOUBET      EDUARDO SALAS                                     84.030
7   1587BELUGA          SHANE SWEETNAM           4               4        68.608
8   1572BLUF            BRETT BURLINGTON         4               4        71.813

Class : 430   OPEN JUMPER II sec 2b 1.35M Results                 
Pl  Nbr  Horse           Rider                     Faults    Time      Faults    Time
1   1253ROYAL DES ETISSEMADELEINE STOVER                   67.909              48.336
2   647 PARATROOPER     CALLIE SCHOTT                      71.094              52.277
3   1763GRAN CANYON     SHARN WORDLEY                      68.470       5      61.056
4   64  LANDINI         MICHAEL DESIDERIO                  67.930       8      48.250
5   1186PRESTIGE        DANIEL BEDOYA                4     67.446                    
6   1735PACORD          KRISTIAN SKOVRIDER           4     68.736                    
7   1645CARLOS G        HAYLEY IANNOTTI              4     69.378                    
8   1164QUINTA RUBAN    MANUEL LECUONA               4     69.936           

Tim Goguen Tops Professional Hunter Divisions at Kentucky Summer Classic

During last week’s Kentucky Summer Horse Show, Tim Goguen consistently conquered the top spots in the professional hunter divisions with his trio of dark bay geldings: Rookie, Capella and Ransom. The proven combinations returned this week, duplicating their winning ways at the Kentucky Summer Classic.

In the First Year Green Hunters, Goguen piloted last week’s reserve champion, Garland Alban’s Capella, to blue ribbons in both over-fences classes, coming in second to Belhaven Stables LLC’s Rookie in the under saddle. In addition to winning the hack, last week’s champion, Rookie, picked up two second-place ribbons over fences.

“They went awesome,” Goguen said. “Capella went really well today. I thought Rookie went better last week, but he was good.”

As the day continued with the Conformation Hunters, it was Robert Crandall and Casallo who swept the field, claiming all three of the division’s blue ribbons. Last week’s champions, Winn Alden and Covert, followed closely behind and placed second to Crandall in both over-fences classes.

Crandall and Casallo are old friends whose relationship dates back to Crandall importing the now-11-year-old Casallo as a 3-year-old stallion from Europe. The pair was recently reunited after Casallo’s current owner, Erin McGuire, put the gelding up for sale as she heads to college. Crandall jumped at the opportunity to lease the gelding for the year: an arrangement both parties are thrilled with.

“It’s just been great having him back,” Crandall said. “He was very good; he’s a joy to ride, really. He’s a big-strided, scopey horse, and if you have him prepared, he’ll canter down to anything. It’s easy for him. He’s always been successful at everything he’s done. Today was hard because I sat last week at Blowing Rock judging, so I feel like I can’t breathe; he had to do a lot of the work today.”

The Second Year Green Hunters were the next to show, with last week’s reserve champions, Goguen and Ransom, coming back to earn the top spot in all three classes.

“Ransom went well,” Goguen said. “He’s a good horse. It was nice to just have those three to go today; I’m very happy with them, very pleased.”

The division’s reserve championship is in question, however, as second place went to a different horse-and-rider combination in each class: once to Just D’o, once to Covert and once to Fusagers Carma.

The professional hunters conclude on Wednesday with the awarding of the division champions and the week’s overall grand hunter championship, sponsored by Visse Wedell at Douglas Elliman.

To learn more about the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

 

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