Ashlee Bond Dominates on the Grand Prix Field, Winning Three Featured Classes Plus the $50,000 Grand Prix of the Pacific presented by EQ International Real Estate
Erin Nichols Is Crowned 2020 PCHA Child/Adult Jumper Champion
Sean Leckie Earns Highest Marks in the USHJA National Hunter Derby Del Mar International came to a close yesterday after two fantastic weeks at the lovely Del Mar Horse Park. From prestigious medal finals to hunters on the grass field to incredibly competitive jumper classes, we saw some amazing rounds with horses and riders in top form.
Scroll down to see winners of our highlight classes and§z also some of our favorite photos!
$50,000 Grand Prix of the Pacific presented by EQ International Real Estate
The highlight event Del Mar International was the $50,000 Grand Prix of the Pacific presented by EQ International Real Estate. The competition was fierce with 53 horse and rider combinations taking to the grass field for their shot at a share of the $50,000 purse. Ultimately it was professional rider Ashlee Bond who took the championship aboard Donatello 141, owned by Little Valley Farms. This pair was top of the podium last year at Del Mar International as well!
In second place was Will Simpson riding Chacco P owned by Will Simpson Stables Inc, and in third was Robert Blanchette aboard Chardonnay owned by RTS LLC.
Ashlee Bond had a fantastic week in the office, also winning the $5,00 1.35m, the $5,000 1.45m presented by Jett Martin Equine Spa, and the $5,000 1.35m Speed Derby presented by Prestige Italia
2020 PCHA Child/Adult Jumper Championships
West Palms Events was honored to host the $25,000 PCHA Child/Adult Jumper Championships during Del Mar International. Juniors and adult amateurs who show at the 1.10 level were eligible to compete, and the championship event was held over two rounds, Friday and Saturday, with both scores combined to determine overall winners.
Junior Erin Nichols emerged victorious aboard her mare Hindee. In second place was Jennifer Elliott aboard Comtess, and in third was Caroline Bell aboard New Delhi VH Waterschoot Z. Congratulations to all ribbon winners in this great championship!
Top 10 – PCHA Child/Adult Jumper Championships
1. Erin Nichols and Hindee
2. Jennifer Elliott and Comtess
3. Caroline Bell and New Delhi VH Waterschoot Z
4. Juliette Bernard and Virginia 173
5. Sara Someck and Rihanna LS
6. Angela Herring and Gee Whiz
7. Molly Hutchison and Arco Z
8. Devi Ferreira and Highpoint Farm LLC
9. Michelle Berry and Llyas Van de Mispelaere
10. Sarah Ladekarl and Brazos RC
USHJA National Hunter Derby
The $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Fleeceworks was held in the main hunter arena on Friday morning. Taking the win out of 17 entries was Sean Leckie aboard C’est Moi owned by Breanne Karanikolas.
Second place went to Claire Archer riding her own Rimpoche, and third was won by Nina Alario riding Drop the Mic owned by Sonja Petri. Thank you to all competitors in this awesome class!
Come Join Us in November!
The West Palms Events 2020 season will wrap up with the West Palms Classic November 12 – 15 and the Riders Cup November 19 – 22! Entries are due TODAY, get your prize list and entry forms at www.westpalmsevents.com.