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Carly Anthony and Jet Blue fly to win $37,000 Corro 1.45m Grand Prix qualifier CSI2*

Friday, 11 March 2022
CSI2* WEF Week 9 2022

Photo © Sportfot. Jackie Pool, Site Merchandising Assistant for Corro, with Grace Stenbeck and Riesa Lakin, Head of Partnerships and Events for Corro, stand with Carly Anthony and Jet Blue in their winning presentation. Photo © Sportfot.

 

Press release from Equestrian Sport Productions


 

The International Arena was buzzing this morning with 73 entries for the $37,000 Corro 1.45m Grand Prix Qualifier CSI2*. Carly Anthony (USA) and Jet Blue led the way from start to finish to don the winning blue ribbon sash.

Anthony was the pathfinder with Jet Blue and was first to produce a clear effort across the track set by Alan Wade (IRL). Competitors were ready for the challenge today with 21 pairs advancing to the jump-off. Three riders withdrew, leaving 18 to tackle the short course. Anthony and Jet Blue continued to set the standard, crossing the timers in 34.17 seconds.

“First is always a fun predicament to be in, but I’ve been first with him a few times before in some grands prix, and it’s actually worked out well, so I wasn’t too worried about it today,” said Anthony.

She continued, “Since I went first it was really hard to say exactly how the course would ride. I thought the first half of the course had a lot of rollbacks and short turns, so it didn’t really naturally get you off on a good rhythm. I really focused on starting off with a good pace and to get going, because once that happens the rest usually takes care of itself.”

Jet Blue is owned by Robin Parsky’s Portfolio Horses LLC and was previously ridden by McLain Ward (USA). Anthony took over the ride on the 11-year-old KWPN gelding by VDL Zirocco Blue about two years ago. Since then, the two have built up a strong partnership, including Anthony’s first nations cup appearance in the CSIO3* Nations Cup at the Vejer de la Frontera show in Vilamoura, Spain.

Photo © Sportfot. Carly Anthony and Jet Blue. Photo © Sportfot.

“We’ve done a lot of awesome things together. He’s been a lot of firsts for me, and we have a great relationship. I love him with all of my heart,” Anthony expressed.

During WEF 7, Anthony and Jet Blue posted a clear first round in the $37,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic 1.45m Grand Prix Qualifier, but they suffered rails down in the jump-off. This class was a different story.

“[Week 7], we were trying to go fast in the jump off and had a bit of homework to do,” explained Anthony. “We went home and practiced, and today the goal was to come out and show what we’ve been working on. He exceeded all expectations today. He was phenomenal.”

When asked what the upcoming plan was, Anthony was straight to the point.

“To keep winning!” she laughed. “We will aim for the four-star week 11, and then we’ll see where the summer takes us. I’m just trying for consistent clear rounds, and quick, consistent results. It’s not every day you get to go in and win. It’s a lot of ups and downs, and the process is the most rewarding part of it. When it pays off with a day like today, it makes it even more exciting and more enjoyable.”

Zayna Rizvi (USA) aboard Peacock Ridge’s Excellent was the only rider in the jump-off to catch Anthony’s time, but a rail had them finish in ninth place. Amanda Derbyshire (GBR) finished in second place in 34.56 seconds with Wonder If, owned by Gochman Ventures LLC. Tom Wachman (IRL) and Coolmore Show Jumping’s Urvoso Du Roch completed the awards presentation after their jump-off time of 35.81 seconds slotted them into third place.

Final Results: $37,000 Corro 1.45m Grand Prix Qualifier CSI2*

1. JET BLUE: 2011 KWPN gelding by VDL Zirocco Blue
CARLY ANTHONY (USA), Portfolio Horses LLC: 0/0/34.17

2. WONDER IF: 2012 Anglo European mare by Cevin Z x Bolivar
AMANDA DERBYSHIRE (GBR), Gochman Ventures LLC: 0/0/34.56

3. URVOSO DU ROCH: 2008 Selle Français gelding by Nervoso x Grand D’Escla
TOM WACHMAN (IRL), Coolmore Show Jumping: 0/0/35.81

4. CHAPKA DE MOYON: 2012 Selle Français mare by Panama Tame x Le Tot de Semilly
GRACE DEBNEY (GBR), Grace Debney & McLain Ward: 0/0/36.35

5. CHANDON BLUE: 2005 Oldenburg gelding by Chacco-Blue x Landcapitol
LAURA CHAPOT (USA), Laura & Mary Chapot: 0/0/36.78

6. HOLLYWOOD DE RASE Z: 2012 Zangersheide gelding by Hoegie Van’t Bergske x Triomphe De Muze
ANGELA COVERT (CAN), Angela Covert: 0/0/38.88

7. POINT BREAK: 2012 Swedish Warmblood gelding by Action-Breaker x Balou du Rouet
BEN MAHER (GBR), Pamela Wright, Charlotte Rossetter, & Ben Maher: 0/0/39.06

8. GOLDEN BOY: 2011 KWPN gelding by Cardento 933 x Lux Z
LAUREN HAYES (CAN), VDL Stud: 0/0/39.58

9. EXCELLENT: 2009 KWPN gelding by Cicero Z van Paemel x Ahorn
ZAYNA RIZVI (USA), Peacock Ridge LLC: 0/4/33.82

10. CASTLEFIELD DREAM: 2011 Holsteiner gelding by Clinton x Cero
JULIAN COURNANE (IRL), Captain Brian Cournane & Glenbeigh Farm LLC: 0/4/36.13

11. HARLEY D: 2012 KWPN gelding by Spartacus x Grandilot
VASCO FLORES (PUR), Hillside Farm LLC: 0/4/37.06

12. BENEFICIAL: 2012 mare by Banderas
ALICIA GADBAN-LEWIS (CAN), Alicia Gadban-Lewis: 0/4/37.60



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