Temecula, California,USA. – July 6, 2020 – Hunter/jumper competitors at Galway Downs celebrated the Fourth of July weekend with the conclusion of the second week of Nilforushan Equisport Events’ Temecula Valley National Summer Series, presented by Interactive Mortgage, which ran from June 30 – July 4. The competition was explosive all week as riders vied for their chance at the champion title in multiple jumper divisions, with names such as Mandy Porter (USA), Sophie Simpson and Misti Cassar coming out on top, among others.
Friday afternoon served as the jumper highlight when Mavis Spencer made her long-awaited return to the Grand Prix ring following a two-year hiatus, but that didn’t hold her back as she and Con Calle claimed the lion’s share of the prize money after laying down a speedy jump-off round to claim victory in the $25,000 Jet Pets Grand Prix.
Eager to close out the week with a win, 54 pairs contested the 1.40m track set by course designer John Manning in the $25,000 Jet Pets Grand Prix. Only 12 combinations were able to deliver a clear first round and advance to the jump-off, which ultimately saw nine pairs turn in a second penalty-free ride. Despite a lengthy absence from the show ring, Spencer, aboard Georgy Maskrey-Segesman’s entry Con Calle, proved to be a force to be reckoned with when they delivered a picture-perfect jump-off round to stop the timers at 38.56 seconds, which would hold out for the win. Coming in just shortly behind the winning duo was Jamie Taylor and Quatar, owned by JT Equine LLC, who delivered a clear round in a time of 39.29 seconds. Rounding out the podium was Simon Schroeder riding his own High Tops, who closed out the class in 39.69 seconds.
Results – $25,000 Jet Pets Grand Prix
Place / Rider / Country / Horse / R1 Faults | R1 Time / R2 Faults | R2 Time
1. Mavis Spencer (USA) & Con Calle / 0 | 86.068 / 0 | 38.56
2. Jamie Taylor (USA) & Quatar / 0 | 86.303 / 0 | 39.29
3. Simon Schroeder (GER) & High Tops / 0 | 85.606 / 0 | 39.69
4. Angel Karolyi (VEN) S & L Sage / 0 | 80.971 / 0 | 39.89
5. Bretton Chad (CAN) & Grandeur / 0 | 84.822 / 0 | 40.13
6. Carly Anthony (USA) & Jet Blue / 0 | 80.179 / 0 | 41.5
7. Bretton Chad (CAN) & The Pugilist / 0 | 85.5 / 0 | 43.43
8. Alexis Sokolov (USA) & Scarface / 0 | 82.559 / 0 | 43.95
9. Emma Catherine Reichow (USA) & Apex / 0 | 85.643 / 0 | 46.65
10. Kaitlin Campbell (USA) & Doraindo / 0 | 86.058 / 4 | 39.6
11. Susan Artes (USA) & Laurence Z / 0 | 84.251 / 4 | 45.39
12. Mandy Porter (USA) & WT Ca-Pow! / 0 | 81.407 / 24 | 66.42
Source: Press release by Meagan Delisle / Phelps Media Group for Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
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