The 53rd Washington International Horse Show continued Thursday with classes for jumpers. The International Open Jumpers had two classes, and Sarah Tredennick of Denver, CO, rode Vigaro to the win in the $31,000 International Open Jumper jump-off class. Todd Minikus and Sweetheart wowed the crowd in their Uncle Sam costume and cleared the Georgetown Cupcake Joker fence to win the $20,000 International Open Jumper Gambler's Choice Costume class.
There were 24 entries in today's $31,000 International Open Jumper jump-off class. Seven found the way to a clear round and advanced to the jump-off. Sarah Tredennick and Vigaro, owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Tredennick, were the fastest double clear for victory in 35.36 seconds. Nick Skelton (GBR) rode Beverley Widdowson's Carlo 273 to second place in 35.62 seconds, while Margie Engle (USA) and Indigo were third in 37.25 seconds.
Tredennick and Vigaro, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding by No Limit, have been showing together for three years. Tredennick has brought Vigaro through the ranks and last year they "broke the 1.60m barrier." Tredennick said, "He's wonderful and getting better and better. He's young still. We came back down to the 1.30m all winter and then jumped back into the open division at Harrisburg and hoped for the best. He's just rising to the occasion and doing so well." For her win today, Tredennick was presented with the Ben O'Meara Memorial Challenge Trophy.
The $20,000 Gambler's Choice Costume class is always a crowd favorite at the WIHS. Garnering the most points in the class was Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, riding Sweetheart, owned by Windsor Show Stables, who had a total of 1190 points. "Avatar" Saer Coulter finished second with Copernicus Stables' Julia Des Brumes with 1160 points, while “Skeleton” Nick Skelton and Unique, owned by Beverley Widdowson, were third with 1110 points.
Minikus was presented with the Crown Royal Trophy donated by Crown Royal, while Sweetheart, a 12-year-old Royal Dutch Warmblood gelding by Heartbreaker, won the Sue Ann Geisler Memorial Trophy donated by the Washington International Horse Show.
When asked about his costume, Minikus said, "Caroline, Sweetheart's 'nanny' picked my costume. She was saying that Uncle Sam had to win in the Capital."
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Final Results: $31,000 International Open Jumper TFJO
1 VIGARO SARAH TREDENNICK (USA) M/M JOHN TREDENNICK: 0/0/35.36
2 CARLO 273 NICK SKELTON (GBR) BEVERLY WIDDOWSON: 0/0/35.62
3 INDIGO MARGIE ENGLE (USA) GRIESE/GARBER/HIDDEN CREEK & GLADEWINDS: 0/0/37.25
4 BON AMI SCOTT BRASH (GBR) LIZ MCTAGGART: 0/4/35.87
5 NOTRE STAR LE NUTRIA NICK DELLO JOIO (USA) THELMA ROMERO-CLOUD: 0/4/37.48
6 LIRVING DE VOLSIN KATE LEVY (USA) KATE LEVY LLC & CHRISTIAN WOSCHENKO: 0/7/43.62
7 ROYCE LJUBOV KOCHETOVA (RUS) LJUBOV KOCHETOVA: 0/63.58 ret.
8 SLIEVEANORRA RICHIE MOLONEY (IRL) EQUINIMITY LLC: 4/60.76
9 TALOUBET PAULO SANTANA (BRA) JENNIFER SANTANA: 4/61.13
10 WATCH ME VD MANGELAAR MATT WILLIAMS (AUS) SAMANTHA TUERK: 4/61.45
11 URAYA CHARLIE JAYNE (USA) PONY LANE FARM: 4/62.33
12 MYSELF DE BREVE MARIE HECART (FRA) HARAS DE LA ROQUE: 4/62.40
Source: Press release from Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
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