Wellington, FL – May 11, 2016 – German Camargo of Loxahatchee, FL, piloted his own Centurio to victory in the $10,000 Open Stakes Class at ESP Spring IV, which was held in Van Kampen Covered Arena at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC). Camargo and Centurio took the class with a time of 41.792 seconds. Cesar Almeida of Wellington, FL, and Chaco 34 finished in second place in 42.795 seconds, while Michael Morrissey of Wellington, FL, and La Lopez 3, rounded out the top three, crossing through the timers in 42.806 seconds. Competition continues with classes on Saturday, May, 14, with the start of ESP Spring V, which concludes on Sunday, May 15.
Camargo and Centurio, a 2005 Oldenburg gelding (Calvaro x Carieny Z) bested the class of sixteen entries to take top honors. Seven pairs moved forward to contest the short course, while only four combinations finished the day with a double clear effort. Nick Granat designed the track and built a technical course, which tested the class composed of both experienced horses and those more green to the level.
Child Adult Classic Winners
Francesca Damasceno of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and her own Watermill Time topped the $1,500 M&S Child Adult Classic, finishing the jump-off track in 24.19 seconds. Phoebe Alwine of Delray Beach, FL, completed a banner day aboard her own Zenja, crossing the timers in 25.952 second for second place, and earned third aboard Zenith Dance in 26.224 seconds.
Abbey Soffer of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, earned dual championship awards in the Low Amateur Owner Jumper Division aboard Ghita, owned by Kobi Rhodes, and her own Lundback T Hastak. Perla Boord of Key Biscayne, FL, piloted her own Rambo D, to reserve honors.
The THIS National Children’s Medal showcased a competitive division, as Christina Rogalny, of Wellington, FL, and Cool Boy, owned by Treesdale Farms, finished atop the class with a score of 83. Siena Vasan of Boca Raton, FL, piloted Victurus te Salutat, owned by Carriage Hill Farm to second place, with a score of 79 and Noa Diener of Creek Village, FL, finished in third aboard Jonny Boy, owned by Jimmy Torano.
Samantha Harris of Stuart, FL, and Ludger, owned by Becky Harris, topped the Ariat National Adult Medal with a score of 81. Fiamma Gonzalez-Perotti of Miami, FL, and Consensus, owned by Equestrian Enterprises, Inc., finished just behind Harris, with a score of 80 for second place. Marisa Tomassetti of Palm City, FL, and Gerico, owned by Equus Show Horses, collected third place with a score of 71 to finish the afternoon.
Competition at PBIEC continues on Saturday, May 14, with the start of ESP Spring V, which will conclude on Sunday, May, 15. For more information and to see a full list of results, please visit www.pbiec.com .