Wellington, FL – June 13, 2018 – The ESP Summer Series continued last week at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) featuring ESP Summer II competition. The weekend saw a win secured by Wellington, FL, native Selcuk Koksalan in the $5,000 DeNiroBootCo Welcome Stake, the highlight class of the week.
Koksalan and his own Quincy 137 bested the class of 19 horse-and-rider combinations, clinching the blue ribbon after crossing through fast-track timers. The second-place finisher Samantha Senft of Wellington, FL, rode the Morgan Hill Partners owned Desperado around the course designed by Andy Christiansen of Wellington, FL. Third place was awarded to Andres Soto of West Palm Beach, FL, and Isabel Sanchez’s Cento Per Cento CG.
Sydney Myers of Plantation, FL, and Cotswold Classic, owned by Pine Hollow Farm, rode to victory in the $250 .85m Classic after completing their jump-off trip in 32.297 seconds ahead of Gabriella Curry of Plantation, FL, and her own Zyou, who took second with a time of 35.148 seconds. Laura Latuszynski of Wellington, FL, and After Party, owned by Latuszynski, earned third place after riding to a jump-off time of 37.457 seconds.
Alexandra Willner of Boca Raton, FL, took home champion honors of the $500 Pony Hunter Classic, earning 144 aboard winning mount Ishadow, owned by Buckwild Farm, LLC. Reserve champion was also presented to Willner, and Buckwild Farm, LLC’s Upcountry Emoji, earning a 142. Third place was rounded out by Cecelia Perry of North Venice, FL, and Elle Gibbs Nominee, who scored a 135.
Samantha Senft of Wellington, FL, and Farandi, owned by Senft, finished atop the $1,000 Triple Crown Nutrition USHJA 3′ & 3’3″ Green Incentive ahead of Shannon Dickinson of Bradenton, FL, who collected reserve champion with Central Park, owned by Mary Eufemia. Dickinson also clinched third aboard Stacey Vertullo’s My Way.
Taylor Brooks of Clearwater, FL, and Lennox, owned by Brooks, secured champion honors in the Adult Equitation Division, while Kristin McCuin of Lake Worth, FL, and Sandalwood Farms Gold Coin were awarded with reserve champion.
Sterling Malnik of Ocean Ridge, FL, rode the Savannah Strasberg owned entry Star Bound’s Everyday Love to top honors in the Green Pony Hunter Division, with reserve champion honors awarded to Tampa, FL, resident Madelyn Scharf aboard her own Cloud Nine.
The Large Pony Hunter Division saw Alexandra Willner of Boca Raton, FL, and Buckwild Farm LLC’s Upcountry Emoji finish atop the division, with Madelyn Scharf and her own Cloud Nine claiming the reserve champion title.