Hamill, a resident of Buffalo, New York, says she barely had time to prepare for her performance in the jumper stake. She is a first-year student at the New York Law School and barely made it from class to the competition ring.
“I didn’t even get to walk my course because I was still in my class at school,” Hamill said. “Fortunately for me, Ilan [Bluman] offered to walk for me, and so I was only able to get there about five minutes before I had to get on.”
Hamill and RMF Corvich easily led the pack of 27 entries as they produced the fastest time of the entire group after crossing the timers in 59.403 seconds fault-free. She and the 12-year-old Holsteiner stallion (Caretino x Heissa) have been paired since February.
Delaney Hamill on RMF Corvich. Photo by SEL Photography.
“He is a very quirky horse, but fast and extremely careful,” she said. “We have this running joke that each time I take him in a competition I either fall off or go clear.”
Victor Amaya of Ocean, New Jersey nabbed the runner-up position on Jessica Robson’s Guetta. He and the 9-year-old KWPN gelding (Nabab De Reve x Selvira) broke the beam in 60.129 seconds just ahead of third place winner Coco Fath. Fath and Hillside Farm LLC’s 9-year-old KWPN gelding Gaucho (Spartacus TN x Rachel) rounded out the top three with a clear effort in 60.848 seconds.
Left to right: Amanda Terbrusch, Brian Cytryn of Voltaire Design, and Delaney Hamill on RMF Corvich. Photo by SEL Photography.
Competition will highlight amateur hunter riders by featuring the Adult Amateur division as well as the Amateur-Owners, while jumpers will take to the grass Grand Prix Field for the $10,000 Old Salem Farm Jumper Classic which has moved in the schedule to 8am EST.
Final Results – $1,000 1.30m Open Jumper Classic, presented by Voltaire Design
1 RMF CORVICH: 2008 Holsteiner stallion by Caretino x Heissa
DELANEY HAMILL(USA), Delaney Hamill: 0/59.403
2 GUETTA: 2011 KWPN gelding by Nabab De Reve x Selvira
VICTOR AMAYA (USA), Jessica Robson: 0/60.129
3 GAUCHO: 2011 KWPN gelding by Spartacus TN x Rachel
COCO FATH (USA), Hillside Farm LLC: 0/60.848
4 FARRERO: 2010 KWPN gelding by Boss x Bo
RODRIGO PESSOA (BRA), Hillside Farm LLC: 0/60.928
5 CAP DIAMOND D’HOF TEN BOS: 2008 Belgian Warmblood stallion by Diamant De Semilly x Loretta
ELLE HAYMOND (USA), Elle Haymond: 0/61.264
6 STAKKI 6: 2013 Hanoverian gelding by Stakkato Gold x Adelaide
LILLIE KEENAN (USA), Chansonette Farm LLC: 0/62.102
7 SS KOBALT: 2010 Warmblood gelding by Kumano x Hochtaler
JUAN LAVIERI (USA), Juan Lavieri: 0/63.093
8 INCOGNITO: 2013 KWPN gelding by Baltic VDL x Sweet Dream
DAVID TROMP (USA), David Tromp Show Stables, Inc: 0/63.434
9 DONGGALA: 2006 Belgian Warmblood mare
ALLISON EPSTEIN (ISR), R.J. Equestrian Group: 0/64.152