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A first for Callie Schott in MLSJ CSI5* Grand Prix

Sunday, 07 August 2022
CSI5* Major League Show Jumping/Traverse City 2022

Photo © Atalya Boytner / MLSJ. Callie Schott & Garant. Photo © Atalya Boytner / MLSJ.


Press release from Major League Show Jumping



Last to return in a four-horse jump-off, Callie Schott (USA) and Garant delivered a memorable win to the crowd at Traverse City Horse Shows in the Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) CIS5* Grand Prix. 

Garant, an 11-year-old KWPN gelding (Warrant x Verdi TN) owned by Southern Arches, LLC, joined Schott's string after jumping to success with her trainer and four-time U.S. Olympian Beezie Madden. Schott's victory marked her first-ever CSI5* Grand Prix win. 

“Beezie and I went over the plan and she helped me really think about it,” said Schott. “[The plan was] to try to beat Nick, and to go as fast as I could, but feel comfortable doing it."

Leading before Schott entered the ring was Nicholas Dello Joio (USA), Schott's MLSJ teammate on the Crusaders. He and Cornet's Cambridge settled for second place for owner The Berry Group, while Conor Swail's (IRL) pace-setting round landed him third on his own Vital Chance de la Roque.

Major League Show Jumping heads north from Traverse City, MI, for phase three at Angelstone Tournaments in Toronto, ON, from August 18 to 21.

A word from the winner

"We've been building our partnership over the last few months, and Thursday's [CSI5*] class was the first class that - from start to finish - was smooth and we were together. He gets very aggressive and wants to get too close to the jumps sometimes, then jumps too high, and then it gets a little erratic. It was the first course that I really put it all together, and I think it just carried over into today.

Every day he comes out and he loves to work. His ears are pricked all the time. He loves life and he loves his job. He wants to do this job. He really is a show jumper. He loves it." 

~ Callie Schott (USA)

Final results: $216,000 MLSJ CSI5* Grand Prix

1. GARANT: 2011 KWPN gelding by Warrant x Verdi TN
CALLIE SCHOTT (USA), Southern Arches LLC: 0/0/40.61

2. CORNET’S CAMBRIDGE: 2012 OS gelding by Balou Du Reventon x Cambridge 8
NICK DELLO JOIO (USA), The Berry Group LLC: 0/0/41.97

3. VITAL CHANCE DE LA ROQUE: 2009 SF gelding by Diamant de Semilly x Rivage du Poncel
CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Conor Swail: 0/4/38.16

4. HERMELIEN VD HOOGHOEVE: 2007 BWP mare by Otangelo x Thunder van de Zuuthoeve
SAM WALKER (CAN), Evergate Stables LLC: 0/4/43.49

5. CARDORA: 2010 HOLST mare by Caretino x Clearway
TOMAS YOFRE, Stellium Sport Horses LLC: 2/78.12

6. ORAFINA: 2012 KWPN mare by For Fashion x Canturo
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), Kent Farrington LLC: 4/70.67

7. KALINKA VAN’T ZORGVLIET: 2010 BWP mare by Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Flipper d’Elle
KARL COOK (USA), Signe Otsby: 4/72.85

8. BIRDY DU THOT: 2011 SF mare by Magic D’Elle x Le Tot De Semilly
SHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Ashley Vogel: 4/73.64

9. CHACCO BLUE II: 2007 OS stallion by Chacco Blue x Cincaba Rouge
SANTIAGO LAMBRE (BRA), Santiago Lambre: 4/73.76

10. JAVAS MISS JORDAN: 2009 ISH mare by Luidam x Obos Quality
NICKY GALLIGAN (IRL), Nicky Galligan: 4/74.89

11. BULL RUN’S RISEN: 2006 KWPN gelding by Utopie x Indoctro
KRISTEN VANDERVEEN (USA), Bull Run Jumpers, Inc.: 4/75.83

12. CAPPUCCINO: 2012 WESTF gelding by Comme Il Faut x Sir Shutterfly
MOLLY ASHE CAWLEY (USA), Louisburg Farm: 5/77.01

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