Tracy Fenney and MTM Reve Du Paradis
The popular SmartPak Grand Prix proved to be a very challenging class for the 36 horses and riders that were in attendance, and everyone was hunting for a slice of the prize.
Course designer Tim Hott of Cummings, Iowa, designed a terrific course of 15 jumping efforts for Thursday’s Grand Prix, but only one would go home victorious – and that was Flower Mound, Texas, equestrian Tracy Fenney aboard her winning mount MTM Reve Du Paradis, owned by MTM Farm.
In a 10-horse jump-off, they powered to the finish to win the class with a 39.621-second jump-off round to follow their successful showing in last Sunday’s $50,000 Equine Couture/Tuff Rider Grand Prix where they placed third.
Manuel Torres and Christofolini H, owned by Andrea Torres Guerreiro, placed second among their peers, stopping the clock in 41.886 with all of the rails up. Third place was Kyle Timm riding Can Fly 12, owned by Apex Equestrian Center. They flew passed the timers in 43.031.
Isabelle Lapierre captured fourth place in the standings with her mare, Cesha M, and rounding out the top five was Juan Manuel Gallego riding Coulash Van De Broy Z.
Place Horse Owner Rider Prize R.1 Faults J.O Faults J.O Time
1 MTM Reve Du Paradis MTM Farm Tracy Fenney $7,500 0 0 39.621
2 Christofolini H Andrea Torres Gurreiro Manuel Torres $5,500 0 0 41.886
3 Can Fly 12 Apex Equestrian Center Kyle Timm $2,350 0 0 43.021
4 Cescha M Isabelle Lapierre Isabelle Lapierre $2,000 0 0 43.698
5 Coulash Van De Broy Z Juan Manuel Gallego Juan Manuel Gallego $1,500 0 0 44.937
6 Blue’s Yer Daddy Kelley Robinson Kelley Robinson $1,250 0 0 45.535
7 Inne Van De Plataan Emanuel Andrade Emanuel Andrade $1,000 0 4 41.405
8 S&L Elite S&L Famrs Dorothy Douglas $750 0 4 42.734
9 Titus 2:11 Derek Petersen Jared Petersen $750 0 4 44.061
10 Amigo Hollow Creek Farm Emanuel Andrade $500 0 8 40.566
11 Kingdom Andrea O’Brien Christina Kelly $500 1 – –
12 Double T Apex Equestrian Center Kyle Timm $500 2 – –