Patrick Seaton and Skipio K Win the Zinfandel Grand Prix at the Zinfandel Classic
The Zinfandel Grand Prix at the Central California Zinfandel Classic rounded off a beautiful Saturday during the second week of competition at the Paso Robles Horse Park.
The class contained 12 starters and featured a course that was designed with precision by course designer Mike Gallaway of Oregon. The Zinfandel Grand Prix was the second Grand Prix held in the newly expanded LD Hayes Arena, which features GGT-Footing and a new berm for spectators to lounge on while they take in the competition.
“It has been a wonderful two weeks of competition here at the Horse Park,” said Adrienne Karazissis of West Palms Events. “We would like to thank everyone again for coming and supporting the brand new Winter Series on the Central Coast!”
Five pairs victoriously overcame the first round without faults and in a quick pace. Patrick Seaton, who won the GGT-Footing 1.35M with his own partner Skipio K this week, Daniel Ighani and his own Coralin 6, last week’s winner Kevin Winkel and Osophia, Susan Artes and Stokkholm and Amanda Flint and Superbad moved on to battle for the top placing in the jump off.
The five teams came back for an exciting jump off, with Seaton and his own Skipio K taking another win for the week, over a second ahead of second place! Ighani and Coralin 6 received second, and Winkel and Osophia rounded out the top three.
Congratulations on a great class!
Place – Number – Horse – Owner – Rider – Round 1 Faults – JO Faults – JO Time
1 914 Skipio K Patrick Seaton Stables LLC Patrick Seaton 0 36.309
2 921 Coralin 6 Daniel Ighani Daniel Ighani 0 37.669
3 854 Osophia Maplewood, Inc Kevin Winkel 0 4 32.893
4 919 Stokkholm Max Dolger Susan Artes 0 4 36.586
5 887 Superbad Amanda Flint Amanda Flint 0 4 RT
6 836 Cypress VF Morgan Evans Soehnke Theymann 4
7 895 Carre Sophia Mossman Sophia Mossman 4
8 923 Cinderella Tyler Stewart Tyler Stewart 4
9 852 Onyx Georgia Brown Andrew Jayne 8
10 896 Zola Sophia Mossman Sophia Mossman 8
11 889 VDL Wittinger Amanda Flint Amanda Flint 8
Nancy Thomas and Millennium Farm’s Top Shelf Win the USHJA National Hunter Derby Presented by Asuncion Valley Farm at the Zinfandel Classic
The USHJA National Hunter Derby Presented by Asuncion Valley Farms began the weekend’s special classes on Friday afternoon. The course was created by course designer Mike Gallaway and included multiple options and a wonderful route around the Oak Grove Arena.
After finishing in second and third in last week’s USHJA National Hunter Derby, Nancy Thomas conquered the course, riding away with the blue ribbon on Millennium Farm’s Top Shelf! Hailey Hak and La Reina Ranch’s Chiquita 59 placed second with Samantha Reid-Scanlan and Evelyn Williams’ Gustaaf taking home third place!
Place – Number – Horse – Owner – Rider
1 810 Top Shelf Millennium Farm Inc Nancy Thomas
2 925 Chiquita 59 La Reina Ranch Hailey Hak
3 825 Gustaaf Evelyn Williams Samantha Reid-Scanlan
4 821 Perseus YC Erin Gibbs Karen Catov-Goodell
5 826 Hometown Ellie Butler Samantha Reid-Scanlan
Edited press release courtesy of: Danielle Ballard for West Palms Events