Lexi Ray and Jewel 8 close out 2019 Caledon Equestrian Park with 2 big wins at Fall Finale
Campbellville, Ontario’s Lexi Ray and Jewel 8 wrapped up the show season at Caledon Equestrian Park with a bang, securing wins in both the $5,000 at the 2019 Fall Finale.
Jewel 8 and Lexi Ray jumping the $20,000 Fall Finale Grand Prix.
The pair bested claimed their second red ribbon of the week in the $20,000 Fall Finale Grand Prix on Saturday (Sept 26), besting a starting field of 10 entries with four advancing to the jump-off.
Ray and Jewel 8 were first to go in the second round posting a blistering winning time of 38.62 that would hold up for top prize. Sam Pegg and Cayden de Coilly’s jump-off time of 40.23 was good enough for second, with Kendra Martenfeld and Koning Boudewijn in third.
Lexi Ray and Jewel 8 in the winner's circle at Fall Finale.
Ray and Jewel 8 started off their impressive week in the indoor ring at the park with a red ribbon on Thursday (Sept. 26) in the $5,000 1.40m Jumper Welcome, presented by Stonewood Construction Management. Pegg and Cayden de Coilly were second in that class as well, with Barbara Ruziska and Dynamite rounding out the top three finishers in that one.
Receiving awards for the $5000 1.40m Jumper Welcome presented by Stonewood Construction Management Inc. PC: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
Caledon Equestrian Park would like to highlight class sponsor Stonewood Construction Management Inc., Launched in 2010, Stonewood specializes in design and consulting services for equestrian properties, as well as commercial and residential projects. For more information or to set up your own project, visit www.stonewoodmanagement.com
The Fall Finale also featured a series of medal finals on Saturday ahead of the evening Grand Prix. Kailey Kaiser and Kiss Me Kate kicked things off by winning the Grand Prix Pony Medal Finals.
Kailey Kaiser and Kiss Me Kate win the Grand Prix Pony Medal Finals.
It would be Erin Ugolini and Bombay claiming top prize in the Grand Prix Amateur Medal Finals, followed by Kessler Knowling riding Calista to the red ribbon in the Grand Prix Children's Medal Finals. Ellah Dubeau-Kielty steered MTM Kingsport to victory in the Grand Prix Junior Medal Finals.
Erin Ugolini and Bombay win the Grand Prix Amateur Medal Finals (left), Kessler Knowling riding Calista wins the Grand Prix Children's Medal Finals (centre). Ellah Dubeau-Kielty and Kingsport win the Grand Prix Junior Medal Finals (right). PC: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
The medal classes wrapped up with the OHJA Jumper Medal Final, presented by Bruno Delgrange, which saw Sabrina Von Buttlar pilot Cinco to a first-place finish.
Left to Right- John Pundyk,Bruno Delgrange representative Wendy Good, Debbie Weir of the OHJA and Trainer Katie Uloth of Looking Back Farm with OHJA Medal Final winner Sabrina Von Buttlar. PC: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
The hunters took centre stage the night before on Friday in the $3,000 EMG Pony Hunter Classic and $2,000 Canadian Hunter Derby (www.hunterderby.ca).
Rylee Poole-Kohli was both first and second in the $3,000 Pony Hunter Classic, riding Judy Henderson HF Chester to the red ribbon, and Right on Target to a second place finish. Ella Davison and Lunar Eclipse were third.
Winners of the $3,000 Pony Hunter Classic Rylee Poole-Kohli and HF Chester.
Shannon Walters,Chantilly Lace with Kristjan Good aboard put up in impressive winning performance in the derby, followed by Salvo RSF in second also piloted by Kristjan Good, and Peter Gisborn and Jalisco in third.
Sheila Johnstone presents Derby Whisperer Kristjan Good with winning awards for his performance in the $2,000 Canadian Hunter Derby aboard Chantilly Lace.
Equestrian Management Group handed out its annual circuit awards during the show awarded to those riders/horses accumulating the most points throughout nine weeks of EMG horse shows. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients. See the full list of winners in each division below.
2019 Circuit Champions. PC: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
CEP would also like to congratulate Penny Murray, the first ever recipient of the RingMaster’s Trophy and Cliff Haines Memorial Award.
Penny is a deserving having spent a lifetime in the horse industry coaching, training, and mentoring with a high standard of professionalism, integrity, and most importantly a keen knowledge of horses.
“Penny shows great love for her horses and brings years if innate horse knowledge in everything she does. She still participates in the daily “works” in the barn and is assists with her daughter’s business. She is also involved in the presentations at the Caledon Equestrian Park. Penny always is professional, caring and willing to help,” said EMG.
Penny Murray receiving the highly prestigious Cliff Haines Memorial Award and Ringmasters Trophy. PC: Ben Radvanyi Photography.
The new annual award is in memory of Cliff Haines, a well-known face and friend to many throughout his years at Caledon Equestrian Park before his passing eight years ago.
“Always a gentleman, always a prankster and always a professional, we all knew that when he came around there would be a smile, maybe a joke and a friendly hello,” reads the award description. “The Ring Master’s Award is a little different in that it is more about the person and how they go about their contribution to our sport.”
The Fall Finale marked the end of the 2019 show schedule. Caledon Equestrian Park would like to thank all the exhibitor, sponsor, staff and visitors who helped make it a memorable one!
While the competition in the rings may be on hold until spring, there are still tickets and VIP Tables available for a limited time for the Ingrid Klimke Masterclass on Oct. 26 and 27 at the park. (click here to purchase tickets)
For equestrian enthusiasts around the world, the legendary Ingrid Klimke needs no introduction. She is a German eventing rider that has competed at five Olympic Games from 2000 to 2016. Visit the park’s website for more information about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend two days learning from one of the best to ever do it.
As always, visit www.caledonequestrianpark.com for full results from all shows throughout 2019. Stay tuned for the release of the full 2020 schedule and we’ll see you next year!
Division Horse Rider
Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter Harlan Rachael Cullen
Adult Amateur 36 & Over Hunter Bancroft Hilary Donaldson
Amateur Owner 3'0" Hunter Northolt Cindy Phillips-Wood
Children's Hunter Diamond Boy Katie Cohen
Baby Green Hunter Rios Eclipse W Kristjan Good
Pre Green Hunter Lytton Park Denis Sweeney
Combined Working Hunter Salvo RSF Kristjan Good
Junior/Amateur 3'3" Hunter Tomas Deborah Weir
Junior Hunter Playlist Leanna Lazzari
Amateur Owner Hunter Hendrik Asta Torokvei
Green Pony Hunter Santorini Catriona Morris
Small Pony Hunter Wray Acres Amythest Beatrice Sutcliffe
Medium Pony Hunter Kiss Me Kate Kailey Kaiser
Large Pony Hunter Dayz of May Tatum Horan
Beginner Adult Amateur Hunter Pacific Skye Judy Hackam
Beginner Children's Hunter Bellissimo Olivia Harris
Low Adult Amateur Hunter Harper Lee Kaitlyn McAleese
Low Children's Hunter Copacabana Krystal Ritchie
Children's Pony Hunter 'R' Time To Shine Lauren Marcella
Short Stirrup Hunter Beaverwoods Morning Dove Cara Godwin