PJA Grand Prix 2017

PJA Grand Prix
Littlestown, Pa – June 18th, 2017 – The 12th Annual $ 24,975 PJA Grand Prix sponsored by English Riding Supply was the featured event of the PJA Classics all jumper show. The show was held at the spacious Swan Lake Stables show grounds, where riders enjoyed three days of action packed show jumping and parties.
Course builder Pierre Jolicoeur of Wellington, Florida set a very technical course for the 36 starters consisting of rookies and seasoned veterans. The 16 jumping effort course included a triple and double combination and a delicate skinny vertical which saw only 6 horses qualify for the jump off.
Leading off the dash for cash was Jennifer Rossire on the 1st of her two horses “Marshmellow”. Jennifer put in a very fast clean round in a time of 38.047. “Canoso” and Dominique Damico were next in the ring and also went clean in a time of 40.153. Debbie McCarthy Connor returned on the 9 year old “Sashi W” and jumped a solid clea round in 43.959. Moving up in the order, to give Jennifer more time, was Olympic veteran Kirk Webby. Kirk, riding “Brando Du Rouet” raced around the course taking all the inside turns and stopped the clock in the winning time of 35.903. Jennifer returned with her 2nd ride “Kaskade” and jumped clean in 42.697. Last to challenge, was Brooke Kemper on “Classified”. Brooke had 4 faults in a very fast time of 36.254.
Kirk was very pleased with “Brando’s” victory since the horse has just returned to competition after a year and a half lay off for a fractured leg he suffered in the paddock.
1st. Brando Du Rouet-Kirk Webby-0-0-35.903
2nd. Marshmellow-Jennifer Rossire-0-0-38.047
3rd. Canoso-Dominique Damico-0-0-40.153
4th. Kaskade-Jennifer Rossire-0-0-42.697
5th. Sashi W-Debbie McCarthy Connor-0-0-43.959
6th. Classified-Brooke Kemper-0-4-36.254
7th. Laspari-Adrienne Marciano-1-76.224
8th. Zim-Debbie McCarthy Connor-3-78.457
9th. Loxley-Dawn Fieschel-4-71.836
10th. Quincey-Wilhelmina Horzepa-4-72.327
11th. Platinum-Caitlin Ivey-4-72.658
12th. Reddit-Brian Murphy-4-73.766
Article by: Mike Kennedy
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