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Hayley Waters Win $25,000 Jacksonville Grand Prix With Ease

Hayley Waters is presented with the blue ribbon for the $25,000 Jacksonville Grand Prix

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Hayley Waters and Rapsodi CR Win the $25,000 Jacksonville Grand Prix With Ease

Written by: Arianna Delin
Client: Southeast Medal Finals http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com
Release Date: 2014-09-20

Jacksonville, FL- September 20, 2014- The second day of the 2014 Southeast Medal Finals featured the $25,000 Jacksonville Grand Prix. The impressive course, designed by Philip J. DeVita, posed no problems for Haley Waters as she sailed to nab the first place ribbon.

The first round included 12 obstacles with three double combinations over which riders had to maneuver. The flowing and straightforward course was set to be ridden comfortably, without a great deal of adjustment.

“I like a lot of bending lines, always keeping the next jump in front of you and creating a really nice flow,” said DeVita.  “The reason for three doubles and no use of a triple comes from my horse training days, I feel I can train a horse to do more with three doubles than I can with a triple, I give the horse three different looks to three different combinations and build confidence,. Triple combinations often become such a factor in a course design that often times the horse leaves the ring discouraged rather than encouraged.  I feel the job of a course designer is to be a teacher and to help bring horses along while building confidence.”

Only three riders had clear rounds and progressed to the jump-off round including Kaley Tomeu of Wellington, Florida, who won the Southeast Medal Finals Welcome Stake on Thursday. Aboard Fidalgo Van Het Leliehof, Tomeu was the first rider to try the shortened jump-off.course. Tomeu and her horse tripped after the double at 11A/B combination and incurred 4 faults, finishing with a time of 37.350 seconds. Next in the ring, Diego Vivero on Bandurria Hulmen finished with four faults and a time of 35.887.  

Last to return was Hayley Waters with Rapsodi CR. The pair finished in 41.080, the slowest time, yet a clear round, capturing first place.

“He [Rapsodi CR] was great. I just got him a couple months a go from Europe and we got along right away,” explained Waters. “He’s experienced so it’s nice to have one to do the bigger classes who already knows what’s going on and is super careful which was nice for tonight. Going into the jump off, I knew I wanted to go slow enough to go clear. He was so good, I’m so excited.”

After her victory in the $25,000 Grand Prix, Waters hopes to continue her winning streak as she competes with her equitation horse in the ASPCA / NHSAA Alfred B.Maclay Region 3 Championships on Sunday. Look for Waters and Rapsodi CR in the Junior Jumpers in the upcoming season.

The Southeast Medal Finals will continue at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center on Saturday with the new Southeast Children’s/Adult Medal 2’6” Finals kicking off, in the morning then the featured class,of the day is the Phelps Media Group Junior Medal.

On Sunday the 2014 Southeast Medal Finals will live stream the ASPCA / NHSAA Alfred B.Maclay Region 3 Championships on the web. Join us live from the Jacksonville Equestrian Center on September 21, 2014 beginning at 8 a.m. Click here to watch.or got to http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com for more information.

102. $25,000 SEMF GRAND PRIX

result

entry

horse / owner

rider

prize

1

376

RAPSODI CR
M/M CHUCK WATERS

HAYLEY WATERS

7500.00

2

389

BANDURRIA HULMEN
GABRIEL SAA VIVERO

GABRIEL SAA VIVERO

5500.00

3

152

FIDALGO VAN HET LELIEHOF
SIBONEY RANCH

KAELY TOMEU

3250.00

4

391

MARIBEL H
ARISTIDES FERNANDEZ ZUCCO

MANUEL FERNANDEZ HACHE

2000.00

5

375

QURINT
M/M CHUCK WATERS

HAYLEY WATERS

1500.00

6

155

RECORD DE PLEVILLE
SEABROOK LLC

LACEY GILBERTSON

1250.00

7

228

EARLY MORNING
SAMANTHA SENFT

SAMANTHA SENFT

1000.00

8

335

COOL N' CAVALIER
BRENDAN FURLONG SEGAL,CARL

SILVIO MAZZONI

750.00

9

374

NO DOUBT
M/M CHUCK WATERS

HAYLEY WATERS

750.00

10

310

AF KARATINO
MAURICIO GARCIA

MAURICIO GARCIA

 

 

 

 

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