Mckayla Langmeier & Iliano van D’Abelendreef Conquer $20,000 U-25 Jumper Classic
Mckayla Langmeier and Iliano van D’Abelendreef
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – October 21, 2017 – Only three entries went double clear out of the five who made it into the jump-off on the Bernardo Cabral-designed course. Lucy Deslauriers set the mark on Hamlet, owned by Lisa Deslauriers, leaving the rails intact in 34.837 seconds. Cassandra Kahle and Redfield Farm’s Blue nearly took home the blue ribbon going slightly faster in a jump-off time of 34.430 for second place. Langmeier had her work cut out for her on the massive nine-year-old gelding, but she managed to make up enough time to finish on top in a time of 33.922 seconds.
“My horse is really big and he’s quick across the ground, so I just had to keep my myself in control and stay smooth,” said Langmeier. “I just got my horse at the beginning of Florida. It’s taken me a while to figure him out because he is so large. And for a large horse he is really hot, so it’s taken a while to figure out the give and take with him. I actually prefer competing with him indoors because he’s easier to control.”
Langmeier earned the Under 25 Jumper Division Reserve Championship title as a result of her victory.
Abigail McArdle, and Chuck Berry 8, owned by Plain Bay Sales, were named the Under 25 Jumper Champions, sponsored by Peacock Ridge Farm and received the James V. Tanzola Family Perpetual Trophy. McArdle won the $3,000 U25 Welcome Stake on Wednesday and the $3,000 U25 Speed class on Thursday. Both classes were sponsored by Peacock Ridge Farm. The 23-year-old resident of Wellington, Fla., also received the Under 25 Leading Rider award, sponsored by Peacock Ridge Farm.
Abigail McArdle and Chuck Berry 8 Were named Under 25 Jumper Champions,
sponsored by Peacock Ridge Farm
Source: Press Release by Marty Bauman for Classic Communications