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Charlotte Jacobs and Promised Land at the Lake Placid Horse Show. Photo © 2010 James Leslie Parker

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Charlotte Jacobs Continues Successful 2010 Horse Show Season

Written by: Lindsay McCall
Client: North Star Ventures of East Aurora
Release Date: 2010-09-02

East Aurora, NY and Wellington, FL-September 2, 2010- Young equestrian Charlotte Jacobs has had one of the most successful show seasons in her junior career. A few of the shows have included the Lake Placid Horse Show, an under the lights evening in Sussex, NJ, the Vermont Summer Festival, and now the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Jacobs has earned multiple victories in the hunters, the equitation divisions, and the jumpers. It has been an exciting summer this year for Jacobs but she could not have done it with out her excellent trainers, Missy Clark and John Brennan, and a few spectacular horse additions.

In July, at the Lake Placid Horse Show, Jacobs began riding Promised Land who has been on the grand prix circuit with Jonathon and Christine McCrea. Promised Land is owned by Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables who has leased the Holsteiner gelding to Jacobs. “When I heard that I was getting a chance to try him I did not know what to say,” smiled Jacobs. “He is such a cool horse and the Tribbles were so great to lease him to us.”

After a few top finishes in Lake Placid with Promised Land, Jacobs made her way to the Manchester Summer Festival Horse Show, part of the Vermont Summer Festival. That first week the duo was champion of the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper division. Then, the next week the pair was champion again of the same division and won the $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. At the last week of the Vermont Summer Festival the duo once again won the $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, earning them the Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper High Circuit Award. This was Jacobs second year winning this accolade.

“Promised Land (Peanut) is just awesome,” explained Jacobs. “He is like a big equitation horse to ride. With him you can leave short or long and he is perfect every time. On Saturday night before the last Sunday of Vermont we took Kartouche (Kartouche VD Watering) and Peanut to Sussex, New Jersey to show under the lights. In the first round Peanut was clean and Kartouche had one down. In the jump off, Peanut woke up a lot and we ended up winning. We then went back to Vermont and Peanut was amazing again. It was the last day of competition and everyone was flying in the jump-off so I knew I had to take a shot. I took the shot and the result was incredible, we won again!”

Jacobs has also been riding a jumper lately that she got in Florida named Draco who is owned by Wembley Farms. Draco has been utilized for his speed around the course which earned Jacobs a big win in Lake Placid in a speed class and championship and reserve championship honors in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper division at the Vermont Summer Festival. Jacobs noted, “Draco is a really cool horse. He is very fast and can turn on a dime. He is a horse that Nick Dello Joio had a lot of success with in the past. Draco has been really great and he is fun ride because I know I can go fast on him and he will be careful.”

As always Jacobs’ mount Kartouche VD Watering did very well in many of the classes the duo entered. The pair won multiple blues and a few large classes while in Lake Placid and then captured more titles at the Vermont Summer Festival. Kartouche VD Watering was champion in the High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumpers in Vermont, won a $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, and Jacobs entered her first Open class with Kartouche VD Watering and earned the blue again.

“Kartouche has been great,” said Jacobs. “I rode in my first open class and was quite nervous. However, once I jumped the first jump he made it feel like just another class. It was really exciting to win my first open class at Vermont. Kartouche has always been such a great horse and I was really happy with how this summer turned out.”

Jacobs also earned multiple wins aboard her equitation horse Cortes 7. She has been utilizing both of her equitation horses, Sundance, owned by Kimberly McCormack, and Cortes 7 this summer. During the Vermont Summer Festival Jacobs and Cortes 7 dominated the equitation divisions consistently winning the WIHS overall many times.

While in Vermont, Jacobs added a new junior hunter horse to her roster named Bring It On. During the Manchester Classic Horse Show Jacobs shared the riding duties of showing Bring It On in the Large Junior Hunter 15 & Under and Bring It On was champion of the division. The next week Jacobs rode Bring It On to earn the Best Junior Rider-Horse Award, the $1,000 Junior Working Classic, and the pair was champion of the Large Junior Hunter division. The duo just missed circuit champion by a few points, but Jacobs is looking forward to the rest of this year with this new addition.

Jacobs has now made her way to the Hampton Classic Horse Show where she will compete in the jumpers, hunters, and equitation divisions. “I love the summer show schedule,” noted Jacobs. “Lake Placid is my favorite show but I enjoy Vermont too. It is so gorgeous in Vermont; we rent a house up there and basically move in for a month. The Hamptons are a lot of fun because of the equitation derby and the high junior derby. I am also looking forward to showing my hunter on the grass ring. I have never had a hunter there.”

She continued, “After the Hampton Classic Kartouche and Promised Land will probably do Washington and Syracuse. I would love to make it on the Zone 2 Prix de States Team but we will see. I will then go to Washington Finals, Medal Finals, and Maclay Regionals. I would love to see Bring It On squeak into indoors but who knows what will happen.”

This summer could not have been possible with out the help from Jacobs’ trainers Missy Clark and John Brennan at North Run, her family, and horse owners like Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables.

Jacobs acknowledged, “I can’t thank John, Missy, and the entire North Run crew enough. They are incredible. I also want to thank the Tribbles and Windsor Show Stables for giving me the opportunity to ride such a wonderful horse. They really love Promised Land and to have this opportunity to ride him is unreal.”

Photo Credit: Charlotte Jacobs and Promised Land at the Lake Placid Horse Show. Photo © 2010 James Leslie Parker. This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.


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