Daniel Zetterman Bests ESP Summer III Competition at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Summer III saw Daniel Zetterman of Lake Worth, FL, take first place in the highlight class of the weekend, the $5,000 DeNiroBootCo Stakes class aboard Free Style, with a fault-free victory. The class welcomed twenty-two horse and rider combinations to challenge the track, and Zetterman and Free Style were one of the eight pairs to return to contest the Hector Loyola designed fast track, with a winning time of 38.226 seconds.
|Daniel Zetterman and Free Style in their awards presentation ceremony with Keren Halperin-Guy. Photo Credit ©BarryKosterPhotos.
Second place honors were awarded to Carlo Graziani of Loxahatchee, FL, and his own Erato M. The pair finished the second round with a competitive time of 38.914 seconds. Third place was obtained by Tanner Korotkin of Wellington, FL, and Goldbreaker, with a time of 38.925 seconds.
Sophia Thomson of Jupiter, FL, and her own Bull Run’s Beat The Bullet, took first place in the $250 .85 Classic, finishing with a jump-off time of 30.094 seconds. Emilia Garciaof Boca Raton, FL, and C. Jack Sparrow Z, owned by Juan Carlos Garcia, captured second place after completing the short track in 30.518 seconds. Third place was awarded to Katherine Becker of New Smyrna Beach, FL, aboard her own Guinness, completing the jump-off with a time of 33.952 seconds.
Reese Madden of Deerfield Beach, FL, and Pine Hollow Farm’s Bella Donna took top honors in the M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic with a winning jump-off time of 37.942 seconds. Karina Rocha Mello of Delray Beach, FL, and her own Deja Vue captured second place, completing the second round with a time of 38.13 seconds. Third place was awarded to Eileen O’Leary of Monte Verde, FL, and her own Bahama Boy, with a jump-off time of 39.384 seconds.
Reese Madden and Bella Donna. Photo Credit ©BarryKosterPhotos.
Sterling Malnik of Ocean Ridge, FL, and Star Bound’s Everyday Love, owned by Savannah Strasberg, topped the $500 Pony Hunter Classic. Second place was also awarded to Malnik, with Castlewood Farm Inc.’s Photobomb. Third place was captured by Carsyn Korotkin of Wellington, FL, and Plumbago, owned by Charles Moorcroft.
Riley McKesson of Wellington, FL, and her own Del Ray, captured champion honors in the Children’s Pony Hunter U/S Division sponsored by The Wanderers Club, with Sophia Ayers of Reddick, FL, and her own Sugarbrook Too Blue took reserve champion.
Emily Wood of Wellington, FL, rode the Quail Run Partnerships owned entry, Dolce, to top honors in the 3’3 Gold Coast Feed Performance Hunter Division, with reserve champion awarded to Sheila Motley of Keswick, VA, aboard Fabriano, owned by Visse Wedell. Anabella of Davie, FL, and her own Aurora, claimed the champion title in the Low Child/Adult Division sponsored by Pilates Rocks. Cornelia Rutledge of Bethesda, MD, and the heathfield Hunters LLC owned entry The Golden Compass, took reserve champion.
Aaron Vale of Williston, FL, and Maliclaire Glancy of Wilmington, NC, both aboard Felix 1996, owned by Clare Leach, were named champion in the Low Schooling Jumper Division (1.10m). Vale was also awarded reserve champion, alongside Kimberly Leslie of Ocala, FL, both aboard her own Tailwind.
The USHJA Hunter 2′, 2’6″, & 3′ Division saw Vinissa Blann of Delray Beach, FL, and Rio D’oro, owned by Debbie Lovinger, take champion honors. Blann also obtained reserve champion with Romina 58, owned by Pamela Boker.
Competition at Equestrian Village continues with ESP Labor Day on August 31 – September 2nd. To learn more about PBIEC, please visit www.pbiec.com.