Kim Farlinger and Stanley Stone ride to victory in $25,000 Summer Festival Grand Prix at Caledon Equ
Orangeville’s Kim Farlinger and Sher-Al Farm’s Stanley Stone rode to the red ribbon and top prize in the $25,000 Grand Prix at Caledon Equestrian Park’s annual Summer Festival (Aug. 1-5).
Kim Farlinger pictured here aboard Stanley Stone for their win of the $25,000 Grand Prix.
Photo Credit: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
Farlinger and Stanley Stone, who are no strangers to the Grand Prix ring at Caledon Equestrian Park (CEP), bested a starting field of 19 competitors for the win.
The victory on Saturday (Aug. 4) was the pair’s first Grand Prix triumph of the 2018 season at CEP, after lighting the ring on fire with three Grand Prix wins at the park in 2017.
Farlinger and Stanley Stone negotiating the course. Photo Credit: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
Hyde Moffat and Ariel Grange’s Grafton came in just behind Farlinger and Stanley Stone, a 12-year-old Warmblood Gelding, for second place and the blue ribbon. Sam Pegg and Cayden de Coilly were third.
Neil Badcock and his mount Didgeeridoo, who placed fourth in Saturday’s Grand Prix, were the big winners in Thursday’s (Aug. 2) Open Welcome — presented by McKee-Pownall Equine Services.
McKee-Pownall Equine services Representatives present the winning awards to neil Badxock and Digeeridoo. Photo credit: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
Badcock and Didgeeridoo held off Captain Canada, Ian Millar, riding Ariel Grange’s Dixson for the win. Moffat and Grafton placed third in that class.
Canadian Chris Jones served as course designer for both classes.
On Friday (Aug. 3), Miranda Travers-Cavill and her ride KT Levigno were top finishers in the $1,000 1.25m Jumper Stake — presented by Hansbo Sport. The pair beat out runners-up Ashlyn Trevelyan and Qairdam de Belheme, and third-place finishers Lancer Ashley Nevidomskis for the victory.
Warren Byrne representing HANSBO SPORT present awards to Miranda Travers-Cavill and
KT Levigno. Photo Credit: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
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The Ontario Hunter-Jumper Asscociation (OHJA) held its annual Super Jumper Weekend at CEP Saturday and Sunday. The weekend event aims to offer “a Grand Prix-styled competition experience to junior and amateur riders.”
The series featured Junior/Amateur jumper classes at 1.10m, 1.20m, 1.30m and 1.40, and this year saw the OHJA offer $10,000 in prize money. Caledon Equestrian Park match that amount for a total of $20,000 in prizes for the four classes.
Alexandra Millar and Vampyr van de Rib got things rolling with a win in the $5,500 Junior/Amateur 1.30m Stake on Saturday. Heat Wave 3E and Sierra Mark followed that up with the red ribbon in the $6,500 Junior/Amateur 1.40m Stake.
Sharon Batista of the OHJA presents the winning awards to Alexandra Millar and Vampyr van de Rib. Photo Credit: Ben Radvanyi Photography
Heat Wave 3E and Sierra Mark win the 1.40m Jr/Am Stake presented by Sharon Batista of the OHJA. Photo Credit: Ben Radvanyi Photography
On Sunday, Rylee Poole-Kohli and Sedona, owned by Claire Gillies, were champions in the $3,500 Junior/Amateur 1.10m Stake. Alexandra Millar, this time riding Martha Younger’s Usty des Dubois, won top prize in the $4,500 Junior/Amateur 1.20m Stake to close out the weekend’s competition.
Evie Frisque of the OHJA present awards to Rylee Poole-Kohli and Sedona for their win of the OHJA sponsored $3,500 Junior/Amateur 1.10m Stake. Photo Credit: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
Alexandra Millar, aboard Martha Younger’s Usty des Dubois,win the OHJA $4,500 Junior/Amateur 1.20m Stake. Photo Credit: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
In the hunter ring on Saturday, Deborah Weir and Red October won the $1,500 LongRun Thoroughbred Hunter Challenge — Presented by Schonberg Farm. This was the last qualifier for the LongRun Thoroughbred Hunter Challenge series, with the finals set for this Sunday during the Caledon Premier CSI2* at CEP.
Red October and Deborah Weir are victorious in the LongRun Thoroughbred Hunter Challenge presented here by representatives from LongRun and Exclusively Equine Gifts & Decor. Photo Credit:Ben Radvanyi Photography.
The Caledon Premier CSI2* will see international FEI competition return to the park, with the $8,500 FEI Open Welcome on Friday (Aug. 10), followed Saturday by the $35,500 1.45m Palgrave Jumper Classic — Presented by RAM Equestrian.
On Sunday, the Grand Prix Ring will host the $50,000 FEI Grand Prix of Caledon —1.45m, presented by Pommies Cider Co. Also look out for the $3,000 Canadian Hunter Derby, presented by Exclusively Equine Gifts and Décor that day as well.
The park will host the final edition of Date Night at the Park on Tuesday (Aug. 7). For a $2 admission fee, visitors can take in a film on the big screen in Grand Prix ring. Refreshments are available for purchase at the main pavilion.
Also, tickets for the two-day Charlotte Dujardin Masterclass coming to the park on Oct. 21-22 are selling fast. Visit www.caledonequestrianpark.com for more info and to reserve yours today.
As always, visit www.caledonequestrianpark.com for full event schedules and complete results from previous shows.