Wellington, FL – November 1, 2017– Competition concluded at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) with a win for Kyle Dewar of Oconomowoc, WI, and Katherine Dewar’s Gomez Van De Withoeye in the $25,000 Pilates Rock Grand Prix during the third week of the ESP Fall Series. The pair raced to win after a jump-off time of 43.146 seconds. Second place was captured by Gianni Gabrielli of Wellington, FL, piloting Cashmir Z, owned by Gabrielli, stopping jump-off timers in 43.996 seconds. Third place was also awarded to Dewar, this time aboard his own Clever Van De Helle, after completing their fast track round in 42.13 seconds and with four added faults.
Kyle Dewar and Gomez Van De Withoeye in their presentation ceremony with Elissa Salzman and Laura Minnucci of Pilates Rocks, ringmaster Steven Rector, and the Dewar family.
The class saw 19 entries contest the course designed by Hector Loyola of Wellington, FL, who also designed the $10,000 TackNRider Welcome Stake earlier in the week. The class was the first Grand Prix hosted during the 2017 ESP Fall Series.
The $10,000 TackNRider Stakes Class saw David Blake of Parkland, FL, and Goldbreaker, owned by Gochman Sport Horses LLC, finish atop the class as the fastest clear-round combination to contest the jump-off, on 42.309 seconds. Gianna Gabrielli of Wellington, FL, and Dimodo, owned by Emanuel Andrade, collected second place after completing the short course in 46.155 seconds. Joaquim Malta De Abreu of Wellington, FL, and Arino Du Rouet, finished in third place after stopping the timers in 46.371 seconds.
David Blake & Goldbreaker
Source: Press Release by Kimberlyn Beaudoin for TIEC