Mary Lisa Leffler and Carlot Claim $25,000 Blue Rock Classic Grand Prix Victory

Posted by By at 17 May, at 13 : 50 PM Print

 

Littlestown, PA – May 16, 2015 – Mary Lisa Leffler’s name has topped the leaderboard in both the

hunter and jumper rings throughout the Blue Rock Classic at Swan Lake, and on Saturday night she

claimed the horse show’s biggest prize: the win in the $25,000 Blue Rock Classic Grand Prix.

Leffler and Carlot, owned by Rolling Acres, were one of three combinations to best prices for all customers! cvs cost of zoloft . online drugstore, order zoloft no prescription. produce a clear first

round effort and advance to the jump-off, in which Carlot delivered a repeat clear performance.

The first round course, designed by Catsy Cruz, saw riders run into generic for advair diskus 100 50 retail price advair diskus cheap fluticasone small difficulties throughout with

rails falling across buy cheap levitra, buy levitra online – online drug store, best offer.! best prices for the course. Particular trouble came for many riders over the second to last fence:

a vertical set a tight four strides out from an oxer-vertical combination.

Mary Lisa Leffler and Carlot

“I think [Catsy] did a great job. In the last line I think they got tired, so I think you had to really

ride in to protect enough and then pull with everything that you had to fit the four,” Leffler said.

“I think that got some people a little bit.”

Eventual second place finisher, Sloane Coles, was one of the riders who initially fell victim to the last line.

“I think she did a really good job with the course. The last line was difficult; it was a really steady four.

A lot of people had trouble there,” Coles said. “My chestnut horse that I was fourth on, his name is Espirit,

and he is my best horse. I just jumped clear with him at the Old Salem Grand Prix. He jumped super, but I

was so worried about him on the four that I leaned back on him in the air and got the vertical down behind.”

Coles had much better luck when she returned seven trips later aboard L’Ami Noir, owned by The Windwood

Group. She and the 7-year-old Holsteiner gelding were the first to complete the course without fault, but they

fell victim to one rail in the jump-off, finishing on four faults in a time of 45.163 seconds.

 
Sloane Coles and L’Ami Noir

“He is just really talented. I am lucky to have him,” Coles said of L’Ami Noir. “I think he is kind of ready to step up.

I don’t want to go too fast with him. He will do hopefully some of the smaller grand prix this summer in Kentucky.

He has all of the ability, and he is a big horse that covers a lot of ground. He’s a winner.”

Leffler and Carlot, an 11-year-old gelding, were the next to return to try their hand at the short course, which

they executed successfully despite a slight bobble.

“In the jump-off, I was planning on doing six [from fences two to three] and my horse hit the bit and smashed me in

the face over two. So I ended up doing seven,” Leffler explained. “I was laughing because it took everything I had to get it done.”

With the added stride, Leffler knew that her time of 46.506 seconds could be beat and that it was all up to the third

combination to return: Kirk Webby and Cellisto, owned by Seth Vallhonrat.

Webby earned the victory in Thursday night’s $7,500 Blue Rock Classic Welcome Stake and was on the time to do it again on Saturday,

but an unfortunate two rails relegated him to third in a time of 42.65 seconds and secured the victory for Leffler.

 

“Carlot was great. You just have to keep his motor. He used to have a really bad spook, but I just had trust in him

that I would make it work. It has worked out,” Leffler said.

Now Carlot will enjoy two weeks off before the Upperville Colt and Horse Show, and both Leffler and Coles

look forward to returning to Swan Lake again in the future.

“I did one week at Old Salem and one week here, and I am really glad that I got to come,” Coles said.

“I can bring a lot of the clients and a lot of the horses. They do a really good job and the footing is great.

It is a great place to bring young horses to step up, and it is a good place to bring junior kids to do their first grand prix.”

 

$25,000 Blue Rock Classic Grand Prix Results

 

Rank   Horse                         Rider               Prize   Round 1 F | T             Jump Off F | T

1st 1115 – CARLOT   MARYLISA LEFFLER $7,500 0   | 81.631  0   | 46.506

2nd 764 – L’AMI NOIR            SLOANE COLES         $5,500 0   | 80.026   4   | 45.163

3rd 1409 – CELLISTO            KIRK WEBBY             $3,250            order estrace :: buy cheap estrace pills online. buy estrace online related keys: estrace cream order online estrace order estrace 1 5 mg generic estrace 0   | 77.679 8   | 42.65

4th 780 – ESPRIT       SLOANE COLES        $2,000            4   | 77.723               –

5th 762 – BAILEY VI   SLOANE COLES          $1,500            4   | 79.066               –

6th 553 – ZAZA     CASSANDRA KAHLE        $1,250 4   | 80.098              –

7th 727 – TRESOR DU PARADIS TRACY MAGNESS $1,000   4   | 81.747  –

8th 455 – NEWCASTLE CIAN MCDERMOTT $750   4   | 82.326      –

9th 667 – ACANTO 7 KATE MULLIGAN         $750   4   | 82.776           –

10th 379 – SATI DE LA VIOLLE HUGO HUESCA $500   4   | 83.054   –

11th 1084 – get cheap low price baclofen without prescription. unlike those creams and gels you can get over the counter , prescription zovirax (acyclovir) cream 5% has ANABELLA  MANUEL TORRES   $500   N/A   –

12th 201 – QUINTA  ALEX MATZ     $500   8   | 80.206     –

 

Kendall Casaccio and Chloe Doherty Best the Rest in Equitation at Blue Ridge Classic

 

Equitation riders were in the spotlight today at the Blue Rock Classic, beginning with the Ariat Adult Medal.

Ultimately, it was Kendall Casaccio and Pembrook Farm’s 8-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Fortissimo who

bested the rest of the field.
After the first round, Casaccio was sitting in the second place spot, just behind Connie McRill with Sgt. Pepper,

and she knew she would have to execute a precise second test to rise to the top.
Riders were brought back in reverse order of their first round standings and were asked to canter four of the existing obstacles and immediately halt, back and leave the arena at the walk following the final fence.

 
Kendall Casaccio

“I think especially after the two stride coming home, the final halt after was really testing your control and

your ability to be slower over both of the last elements,” Casaccio said.
For the Centenary College sophomore, the victory in the Ariat Adult Medal was especially sweet,

given her history with the 17.2 hand gelding.
“This is our one year anniversary,” Casaccio said. “We won the Ariat Adult Medal here last year. It was my first

horse show with him, so it was really great to be able to come back and do it again with him.”
With her continued success in the Blue Rock Classic at Swan Lake Stables and her fondness of the event,

Casaccio has been thrilled with her experience this week.
“I love the footing. I like that there are only four or five rings so the show is never too chaotic, but they

are still able to get a lot done,” Casaccio said.
Later in the day, ASPCA Maclay riders took center stage, and Chloe Doherty on her own 10-year-old Oldenburg

gelding, Canada, came out on top.
The ASPCA Maclay course featured a pattern with tricky distances that really put riders to the test.
“I think the course was really testing your plan,” Doherty said. “There was an eight stride bending line, but

it was a long eight stride. There was also a shorter nine stride bending line, so I think those two combinations

really tested our adjustability.”

 
Claire Doherty

The jumping round was followed by a lengthy flat phase that really tested the riders’ precision in transitions.
“The flat class was pretty long, and there was some extended trot, which made it more difficult,” Doherty said.

“I think the length really tested our endurance as well.
Doherty plans to take her gelding to the ASPCA Maclay Finals and the Pessoa Hunter Seat Medal Finals in

the fall and to return to the Blue Ridge Classic again next year.
“This is my third year coming to Swan Lake, and I really love the footing and the people,” Doherty said.
The Blue Rock Classic concludes tomorrow with $1,000 Junior and Amateur Hunter Classics, a $3,500 NAL/WIHS/M&S

Adult Jumper Classic, a $2,500 NAL/WIHS/M&S Children’s Jumper Classic, a $2,500 NAL Low Junior Amateur Jumper Classic

and more.
More information on the Blue Rock Classic is available at www.swanlakehorseshows.com.

 

Blue Rock Classic Horse Shows Fast Facts:

 

Where:

Swan Lake Stables

381 Flatbush Rd

Littlestown, PA 17340

 

When:

May 13 – 17, 2015

 

Prize List: www.swanlakehorseshows.com/private/forms/Blue%20Rock%20Classic%202015.pdf

 

Features:

$25,000 Blue Rock Classic Grand Prix

$5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

$1,500 Pre-Green Incentive Stake Class

$7,500 Rock Welcome Stake

$5,000 SJHOF High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic

$3,500 Adult Jumper NAL/WIHS/M&S Classic

$2,500 Children’s Jumper NAL/WIHS/M&S Classic

 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsorship opportunities, advertising and vendor spaces are still available for Swan Lake Horse Show’s additional Premier AA Horse Shows, the Summer Kick-Off Classic, to be held June 16 – 21, 2015, and the SL Fall Festival, to be held August 26 – 30, 2015.

 

Numerous sponsorship and advertising options are available, all with tremendous exposure on site, online and in the media. To find out more about the flexible sponsorship packages offered, please contact Victoria by email at victoria@deeprootsmc.com.

 

Show Contact:

For information prior to the show:

E-mail: slsecretary@yahoo.com

Call: (603) 748-1027

 

For information during the show:

Call: (717) 359-5357

 

Media Contact:

Emily Riden

Phelps Media Group

emr@phelpsmediagroup.com
(561) 753-3389
12012 South Shore Blvd., Suite 201
Wellington, FL 33414
www.PhelpsMediaGroup.com

 

Website:

www.swanlakehorseshows.com

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Swan-Lake-Horse-Shows/575781189166240?ref=br_tf

 

Sponsors:

Carolina Arena Equipment

CWD Saddles

DJL Equestrian Services

Dover Saddlery

Noble Outfitters

Purina

 

About Swan Lake:

Swan Lake Horse Shows is one of the largest horse show series on the East Coast, hosting a variety of hunter/jumper events throughout the year, including AA, A and B-rated USEF/USHJA Shows and numerous local and regional horse shows.

 

Swan Lake Stables is situated on more than 300 acres, and with seven outdoor competition rings as well as a 350’x120′ indoor arena, Swan Lake is able to fully accommodate all of its competitors. The property also offers riders a lake for swimming with their horses and miles of trails to enjoy during down time from competing.

 

Share

Top Stories

Related Posts

Post Your Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Quick Links