Wellington, FL – February 26, 2016 – In the Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, Annabel Revers (16) of Weston, MA, rode Quax, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Quite Capitol owned by Beechwood Stables LLC, to the win. Revers, who trains with Olympic gold medalist Peter Wylde, started riding Quax a year ago and they converted the horse from the jumper to the equitation ring.
“I’m so happy with our win today. We have been working on getting him smooth for the equitation,” she said.
Revers topped a strong field of 32 riders for the win over Madison Goetzmann on Contelido and Sydney Shulman with Snatch de Cordrac. T.J. O’Mara and Kaskade were fourth, while Francesa Dildabanian and Checkland were fifth.
The Talent Search has both over fences and on the flat phases. For jumping, Revers commented, “The course was great. It tested adjustability. You could make the lengthening and shortening necessary. If your horse wasn’t adjustable, it was tough. We were thinking about having a forward pace for this course. You needed it for the forward lines.”
The overall look of Revers and her mount helped them secure victory. “Quax is awesome on the flat. He makes a nice picture and is really beautiful, which always helps. He really makes my flatting what it is.”
Revers, who is in tenth grade, comes to the Winter Equestrian Festival on the weekends and also competes in the hunter and jumper rings. She has been victorious in the ASPCA Maclay and WIHS Equitation classes so far this circuit.
She said, “I think the equitation helps, because it teaches you the skills you need for the jumper ring, the smoothness you need in the hunter ring.”
WEF 7 continues on Saturday, featuring the $380,000 Suncast® Grand Prix CSI 5* in the International Ring in the evening. The THIS Children’s Medal 14 & Under will be the highlight in Ring 8. For more information and full results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.