For Immediate Release: January 27, 2017
Jumper action Week III of the Gulf Coast Pensacola Winter Classic Circuit kicked off yesterday with the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome.
Christian Rogge of Spring, Texas in the irons of his own Mojo TSP rode away with the blue after posting double clear rounds in times of 83.164 seconds and 31.233 seconds. “I am the owner, rider and breeder of this horse. I bred him myself and owned him since then and brought him along through the rankings. Last weekend he did his first Grand Prix and had two rails in the jump off and got sixth. Yesterday he was really cool and understood the jump off better and took the class,” commented Rogge.
First to go, Shannon Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s C’Havinia posted a clear first round effort in a time of 82.252, within the 91 seconds time allowed. Their second round in a time of 32.818 seconds was well within the time allowed of 44 seconds, but four jump faults would find them finishing in third place overall.
Marylisa Leffler of Brookville, Maryland and Rolling Acres’ Bling Bling followed in the order, but four faults in their first round in a time of 78.781 seconds had them finish in eighth place overall.
Rogge had his first ride in the class, GK Performance Horses’ Kahlua and turned in a clear first round in a time of 87.578 seconds. Their second round in a time of 32.547 seconds resulted in eight jump faults and they would settle into eighth place overall.
Rogge’s wife, Hailey Rogge of Lafayette, Louisiana, followed in the order in the irons of her own Zine Dine. The pair turned in a clear first round in a time of 80.975 seconds and a four fault second round in a time of 33.368 seconds which would see them finish in fifth place overall.
Hicks and Helen Gilbert’s Emir D were next up and went clear in their first round in a time of 80.630 seconds. Their four fault second round in a time of 32.825 seconds earned them fourth place overall.
Leffler and Rolling Acres’ Carlot followed in the order and were the first horse and rider to turn in double clear rounds in times of 80.432 and 32.930 seconds, setting the new time to beat.
The lead was short lived when Christian Rogge and his second ride, his own Mojo TSP, turned in double clear rounds setting the new time to beat at 31.233 seconds. “Marylisa [Leffler] has some really nice, experienced horses and mine are really young. I was really proud that my horse won and did really well against such seasoned grand prix horses,” commented Rogge.
Hailey Rogge and Andrew Kocher’s Tresor Platiere followed and turned in a four fault first round in a time of 80.55 seconds which earned them a ninth place finish.
Hicks was last to go in the class on Helen Gilbert’s Al Pachini. Although the pair turned in a clear first round in a time of 80.790 seconds, their second round in a time of 33.146 seconds earned eight jump faults and the pair would settle for a seventh place finish overall.
Rogge said, “I want to thank Bob [Bell] for continuing to produce these Pensacola shows. We love coming here so early in the season so we can develop our horses.” Rogge continued, “We also love the experienced Classic crew, the office, the in gate, the VIP and all that Allen [Rheinheimer] and Janet [McCarroll] do here to make it such a positive experience for us year after year. It’s such a nice atmosphere and we really appreciate all the the Classic Company does to make this such a great show for us,” he added.
Horseflight is the Official Equine Air Transportation Company of the Classic and Gulf Coast Classic Companies and sponsor of all 2017 Open Jumper Welcome Classics. As a leader in international horse transport with locations in Greifswald, Germany, Califon, New Jersey, Ocala, Florida and Houston, Texas, with branches in Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California, Horseflight coordinates imports or exports anywhere in the world! With weekly flights to and from Europe, as well as the continental United States, Horseflight prides itself on transporting the competitive horse world, one flight at a time!
NINE WEEKS AND ONE CIRCUIT=A PERFECT GULF COAST TEN!
This year marks the Gulf Coast Winter Classic Pensacola Circuit‘s sixth anniversary on the scenic west coast of Florida and everyone agrees, Pensacola is Perfect! What’s on deck?
- $ 5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome
- $25,000 Pensacola Sports Grand Prix, presented by Nutrena
- $5,000 Jr./Amateur Arenus Jumper Classic
- $2,500 1.25 m Childrens/Adult Jumper Classic sponsored by Elite Equine Sports
- Medicine & Lameness
The Gulf Coast Classic Pensacola Circuit is absolutely the best place to get a leg up on winter competition in a friendly, inviting environment complete with great prize money, permanent barns and user friendly facility. The Escambia Equestrian Center offers RV sites, indoor wash racks, covered arena and excellent footing in all competition rings. The Gulf Coast Classic Company provides a show schedule that features everything from Lead Line to Grand Prix.
Join us on the Emerald Coast and enter today for the Pensacola Winter Circuit! There are few stalls available, so if you haven’t sent your entries in yet, call the office at 843.768.5503 or email email@example.com to reserve your stalls now! Then enter online at horseshowsonline.com and remove the hassle from filling out entries!
Grand Prix each week
USHJA International Hunter Derby
USHJA National Hunter Derby Classes
Hunter and Jumper Classics
Schedule – Week I
Schedule – Week II
Schedule – Week III
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