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Curioso Z and Pablo Barrios take opening day feature at the Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show.

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Pablo Barrios and Linda Sheridan Victorious on Day One of Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2006-05-17

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Kenneth Kraus and Jenny Ross for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

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PHOTO CREDIT: Curioso Z and Pablo Barrios take opening day feature at the Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show. ©2006 Jennifer Wood/PhelpsSports.com. High resolution copies of this image are available by contacting Phelps Media Group, Inc. International at pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com.

Pablo Barrios and Linda Sheridan Victorious on Day One of Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show

White and Leffler Also Score Opening Day Wins in Open Jumpers

Lexington, KY – May 17, 2006 – Overcast skies and cold temperatures greeted exhibitors at the Kentucky Spring Classic, the second week of equestrian competition at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. But unlike the very wet opening day during week one, the predicted rain had not arrived even after jumper action at the Johnson Arena was wrapped up on Wednesday. Conditions were ideal for both Linda Sheridan and Pablo Barrios as they notched the first two wins of the week in the big ring.

Olympic Course Designer Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela is designing the challenges this week at the Johnson Arena. The 10:00 a.m. opener was the 1.40m Jumpers, scored under Table II Sec. 1, Time First Round. Forty-two starters lined up for the speed class.

Last week’s winner, Aaron Vale and Artur 28, owned by Millstream, Inc., appeared to be headed for back to back wins when the duo raced through the timers in 67.311 seconds. Vale went early, and his lead held through almost half of the class. But near the halfway point, he was bumped to second place and then to an eventual third place finish at the end.

Riding out of the twentieth spot in the order, Linda Sheridan and her mount Invitational grabbed the top spot and never let go. She clocked in a second and a half ahead of Vale in 65.799 seconds.

Near the end of the class, Pablo Barrios relegated Vale to third place as he and his mount Nice to See You tripped the timers in 66.013 seconds.

“Today was our first win together,” said Sheridan following her dash to top honors. “I showed him this year in Florida in the 1.35m Jumpers and a couple of 1.40m Jumpers, and he got some nice ribbons, and last year he got a couple of mini-prix ribbons. The win is really exciting; I’m really thrilled. I love the horse, and he’s been great. I couldn’t be happier with the way he jumped today.” She then picked out the key to her Wednesday win. “I was pretty fast from two to three and then the roll back to the plank is where I really made up some time. I thought the course was good. It had a couple of roll back turns and a couple of good long gallops which was especially good for my horse.”

“He’s a ten year old, and I’ve had him for a couple of years. He’s by Olisco and out of a full sister to Gem Twist, so he certainly has some interesting breeding,” smiled Sheridan.

In the 1.45m feature, scoring was under USEF Table II, Sec. 2 (b), Time First Jump-Off. Twenty-one starters went to the post in the second class. Only four of the starters advanced to the tiebreaker with clean rounds. Eight first round riders had four faults, five had eight, and three had more than eight faults.

Wilhelm Genn, just back from Germany where he celebrated his mother’s eighty-fifth birthday, was the early leader with a double clear ride and a jump-off time of 49.606 seconds on Happy Z. Following Genn, Mark Leone elected to retire with Pinkata De Longpre in the jump-off round.

Then it was Pablo Barrios’ time again. Finishing just off the pace in the first class, Barrios was not about to let that happen a second time. Aboard Ron Krise’s Curioso Z, Barrios flashed across the tiebreaker finish line 7/10ths of a second faster than Genn. Posting a time of 48.808 seconds, Barrios grabbed the lead, and then held his breath as Peter Leone mounted the final challenge of the day. On Lionshare Farm’s Icon, Leone could only muster a time of 50.584 seconds, a time that would relegate him to third place.

Barrios talked about his fairly new equine partner. “He’s eight years old. I just got him about seven months ago. Today was his first 1.45m class, so I was very happily surprised with the win,” he said. “He responded very well today. Last year at this time he was doing the 7-8 Year Old Jumpers.” Barrios went on to say, “I’m really kind of surprised my time held up through the class. I guess I was a little lucky. He’s not really a speed horse; he’s more scopey for the big jumps.”

Thursday’s main event at the Johnson Arena is the $30,000 Lexington Classic, the second leg of the seven event $170,000 Hagyard Jumper Challenge Series.

Results of Class 226 $5,000 Open Jumper 1.45m Table II Sec 2(b) - Kentucky Spring Classic – Johnson Arena – 5-17-06
1 1182 PABLO BARRIOS CURIOSO Z 0.00 76.025 0.00 48.808
RON KRISE
2 1567 WILHELM GENN HAPPY Z 0.00 71.892 0.00 49.606
WILHELM AND PATTY GENN
3 1331 PETER LEONE ICON 0.00 71.557 0.00 50.584
LIONSHARE FARM
4 1429 MARK LEONE PINKATA DE LONGPRE 0.00 73.727 ret.
RI-ARM ARM
5 925 LINDA SHERIDAN HOLOGRAPHY 4.00 69.405
NEWSPRINT FARM
6 549 AARON VALE DROXELLO 4.00 70.319
HOLLOW CREEK INVESTMENTS
7 1566 WILHELM GENN ARIADO 4.00 71.294
WILHELM GENN & PATTY GENN
8 467 NICOLE SIMPSON RALVESTHER 4.00 71.308
SCNC IVESTMENTS
9 187 DEBBIE STEPHENS CHAPPIE 4.00 71.901
10 470 NICOLE SIMPSON MARLO 4.00 72.480
TORANO + SIR RULY INC
11 1174 SCHUYLER RILEY ANATOL 4.00 75.262
SOUTH BEACH STABLE
12 1128 VICKY CASTEGREN KIANA 4.00 75.615
WINTERHAVEN STABLES

Results of Class 225 $5,000 Open Jumper 1.40m table II, Sec 1 - Kentucky Spring Classic – Johnson Arena – 5-17-06
1 924 LINDA SHERIDAN INVITATIONAL 0.00 65.799
LINDA SHERIDAN & BONNIE K
2 1184 PABLO BARRIOS NICE TO SEE YOU 0.00 66.013
PABLO BARRIOS
3 548 AARON VALE ARTUR 28 0.00 67.311
MILLSTREAM INC
4 945 TODD MINIKUS RIVANO 0.00 67.596
RACHEL SPENCER
5 1075 JONATHAN MCCREA RIOLETTO 0.00 68.318
CANDY TRIBBLE & WINDSOR S
6 738 PETER PLETCHER CHARMED 0.00 69.128
7 1466 AARON VALE OLIVIER 0.00 69.300
PINECROFT LLC
8 330 MAURO ATZERI COKIO VITZ 0.00 69.877
GREGORY GINGERY
9 171 KRISTEN VANDERVEEN BRADBURY 0.00 70.154
KRISTEN VANDERVEEN
10 1048 SHANE SWEETNAM CAVALIER'S ROYAL DIAMOND 0.00 76.086
LOUIS TERRAMAGRA
11 1179 EMILIE SANDLER SHADWELL 0.00 79.286
WYATT STEWART
12 1279 MICHAEL KEARINS NAS NA 0.00 79.968
MICHAEL KEARINS

White and Leffler Score Walnut Ring Wins on Opening Day

The 1.35m Jumpers began at 8:00 a.m. in the Walnut Arena today with a starting pool of 25 riders. The course was designed by Richard Jeffery of Great Britain. Scoring was under a Table II, Section 2(b), Time First Jump-Off.

Dan White of Pipersville, PA, topped the leader board with Western Run after completing the jump-off in 28.299 seconds. Western Run is owned by Dan and Cathy White. Second place was awarded to Ingaletta, who is owned by Sandron, with Joe Fargis in the irons. The duo broke the beams in 29.916 seconds. Fargis, who took home top honors in last week’s $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, edged Mark Leone and Samba 75 into third place. Samba 75, owned by All Seasons Farm LLC, galloped through the finish timers in 30.838 seconds.

Forty-two starters went to the post in the 1.30m Jumper class, also scored under a Table II, Section 2(b) Time First Jump-Off.

Mary Lisa Leffler rode for the win aboard Kartousch, owned by Rolling Acres Farm of Brookeville, MD. After successfully competing over the first round course, Leffler returned for a speedy jump-off in a time of 30.008 seconds. Second place honors went to Debbie Stephens and Melinga, owned by ADBF Inc in Miami, FL. Stephens and Melinga stopped the clock in 30.657 seconds. Joe Fargis placed third aboard Carella, also owned by Sandron and completed the short course in a time of 30.817 seconds.

Results of Class 222 OPEN JUMPER 1.35M TABLE II, SEC 2(B) - Kentucky Spring Classic – Walnut Arena- 5/17/06
1 1456 DAN WHITE WESTERN RUN 0.00 72.579 0.00 28.299
DAN & CATHY WHITE
2 881 JOE FARGIS INGALETTA 0.00 71.480 0.00 29.916
SANDRON
3 1493 MARK LEONE SAMBA 75 0.00 71.335 0.00 30.838
ALL SEASONS FARM LLC
4 1478 JIMMY TORANO SIR NEEL 0.00 70.171 0.00 31.333
DANIELLE TORANO AND JIMMY
5 1343 EMILY WILLIAMS SATELITE 0.00 69.373 0.00 32.125
EMILY WILLIAMS
6 468 NICOLE SIMPSON INTREPID D'ELLE 0.00 69.496 0.00 32.325
SCNC INVESTMENTS
7 811 MEGHAN MORAN HUIPPY 0.00 74.254 0.00 36.387
MEGHAN MORAN AND WEC LLC
8 97 DAVID BEISEL ECSTACY 0.00 63.194 4.00 30.423
TANIA LENHLMANN
9 341 LORRIE CANADY AUDI'S CLASSIC PLEASURE 0.00 67.719 4.00 33.335
GALWAY FARM
10 1473 TODD MINIKUS R. ADERMIE 4 0.00 68.331 8.00 32.531
KATHERINE NEWMAN
11 1494 CLARA LINDNER SHANNON 4.00 64.743
ALL SEASONS FARM LLC
12 1061 RENEE LENKART UN PRINCE 4.00 67.903
MARTHA BENNETT

Results of Class 219 OPEN JUMPER 1.30M TABLE II, SEC 2(B) Kentucky Spring Classic –Walnut Arena – 5-17-06
1 852 MARY LISA LEFFLER KARTOUSCH 0.00 62.237 0.00 30.008 $300
2 1391 DEBBIE STEPHENS MELINGA 0.00 61.600 0.00 30.657 $200
ADBF INC
3 879 JOE FARGIS CARELLA 0.00 61.251 0.00 30.817 $150
SANDRON
4 663 LAUREN BASS VAINQUEUR 0.00 60.128 0.00 31.464 $125
HILLARY MCNERNEY
5 1565 WILHELM GENN ALMATINO 0.00 62.489 0.00 32.327 $100
WILHELM GENN & PATTY GENN
6 923 LINDA SHERIDAN KALISKA 0.00 59.734 0.00 32.929 $70
LINDA SHERIDAN
7 147 KELS BONHAM ORLEY 0.00 61.497 0.00 33.952 $65
HEATHER BONHAM
8 580 ALISON FIRESTONE POURQUOI 0.00 62.236 0.00 34.627 $60
M/M BERTRAM FIRESTONE
9 443 JAYNE NESSIF PRINCESSE V 0.00 61.030 0.00 35.441 $55
JAYNE NESSIF
10 927 CRAIG SHEGOG ZAUBERER 0.00 62.920 0.00 37.890
NANCY KATZ
11 585 ALISON FIRESTONE VIA VOLO 0.00 63.872 1.00 38.580
M/M BERTRAM FIRESTONE
12 1346 EMILY WILLIAMS QUINTANA VEN DE GRAVES 0.00 60.554 4.00 30.926
JULIE FONTAINIE

FOR COMPLETE RESULTS FROM THE KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOWS GO TO: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

PHOTO CREDIT: Curioso Z and Pablo Barrios take opening day feature at the Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show. ©2006 Jennifer Wood/PhelpsSports.com. High resolution copies of this image are available by contacting Phelps Media Group, Inc. International at pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com.

 

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