Weekend Show Results from the Blue Rock Classic!

Good Morning Everyone,

Here are the results from this week at the Blue Rock Classic:

-Mary Lisa Leffler and Carlot won the Blue Rock Classic Grand Prix!
-Mary Lisa Leffler and Out On Bale finished 3rd in the USHJA National Derby

Carlot, Mary Lisa Leffler, and Beto Silva

-Escape and Mary Lisa Leffler were 1.20 Jumper Champions
-Out On Bale and Mary Lisa Leffler were 2’9″ Hunter Reserve Champions
-McGwire and Emmy Middleton were Children’s Hunter Older Champions and won the Children’s Older Classic

McGwire and Emmy Middleton

-Cartagena BD and Mary Lisa Leffler were Green Hunter Champion and Grand Champions
-Serendipity and Eleanora D’Amore were Pre-Adult Hunter Reserve Champions
-Pluto LWF and Mary Lisa Leffler were 2’6″ Hunter Reserve Champions

-Rintoo and Georgia Fish were 4th in the Childrens Hunter Younger Classic
-Cartagena BD and Kirsten Pollin were 2nd in the Adult Hunter Older Classic
-Out On Bale and Kevin Foster were 3rd in the Adult Hunter Older Classic
-Sgt. Pepper and Connie McRill were 5th in the Adult Hunter Older Classic

Out On Bale and Kevin Foster

-Hallelujah and Cate Black won the WIHS Pony Equitation Class
-Margo Tack and On My Honor won the M&S 2’6″ Children’s Medal
-Cassie Warmkessel and Little Star were 7th in the M&S 2’6″ Childrens Medal

Way to go everyone! Thanks to Sheryl Sutherby for the wonderful photos as usual!

Here is part of the press release on Mary Lisa’s big win:

Mary Lisa Leffler and Carlot Claim $25,000 Blue Rock Classic Grand Prix Victory  
Littlestown, PA – May 16, 2015 – Mary Lisa Leffler’s name has topped the leaderboard in both the hunter and jumper rings throughout the Blue Rock Classic at Swan Lake, and on Saturday night she claimed the horse show’s biggest prize: the win in the $25,000 Blue Rock Classic Grand Prix.

Leffler and Carlot, owned by Rolling Acres, were one of three combinations to produce a clear first round effort and advance to the jump-off, in which Carlot delivered a repeat clear performance. 

The first round course, designed by Catsy Cruz, saw riders run into small difficulties throughout with rails falling across the course. Particular trouble came for many riders over the second to last fence: a vertical set a tight four strides out from an oxer-vertical combination.   

Mary Lisa Leffler and Carlot
“I think [Catsy] did a great job. In the last line I think they got tired, so I think you had to really ride in to protect enough and then pull with everything that you had to fit the four,” Leffler said. “I think that got some people a little bit.” 

We also want to send a big thank you to the unsung heroes of our horse shows. Here is Raul with Baley between rounds for the Derby.

Until next week….!