Out of a field of 64 entries, Eduardo Menezes (BRA) aboard H5 Caruschka 2 took home first place honors in the $36,000 Bainbridge 1.45m Jumpers. The pair went early in the class and held the fastest time with of 67.50 seconds with zero faults.
Eduardo Menezes and H5 Caruschka 2. Photo © Sportfot.
Menezes has had the 15-year-old Oldenburg mare H5 Caruschka 2 (Caspar x Grannuschka) for seven years, and they have grown as a partnership. “I got her when she was barely able to jump 1.30-1.40m and we’ve been everywhere, so she is part of the family,” he said. “This is a horse that I have had for a long time and this is her specialty, so I thought about strides and leaving out here and there and fortunately it worked well for me.”
Menezes will continue to focus on the speed classes with H5 Caruschka 2.
Kelli Cruciotti (USA) aboard the 15- year-old KWPN mare Zidante (Cantos x Midante), owned by Serenity Farm, had the second fastest time with 68.50 seconds with no faults. She was followed by Jessica Springsteen (USA) and RMF Chacco Top, owned by Rushy Marsh Farm LLC, who had a time of 69.68 seconds on a clear round for third place honors.
Final Results: $36,000 Bainbridge 1.45m Jumpers
1 H5 CARUSCHKA 2: 2004 Oldenburg mare by Caspar x Grannuschka
EDUARDO MENEZES (BRA), E2 Stables: 0/67.50
2 ZIDANTE: 2004 Royal Dutch Sport Horse mare by Cantos x Midante
KELLI CRUCIOTTI (USA), Serenity Farm: 0/68.50
3 RMF CHACCO TOP: 2009 Hanoverian stallion by Chacco-Blue x Graeva
JESSICA SPRINGSTEEN (USA), Rushy Marsh Farm LLC: 0/69.68
4 JECO VAN HET SWENNEHOG: 2009 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Epleaser Van ‘T Heike x Fabienna II V.H Swennenhof
NOEL FAUNTLEROY (USA), Noel Fauntleroy: 0/71.44
5 TARIOSO MANCIAIS: 2007 Selle Francais gelding by Arioso Du Theillet x Karto Manciaise
KATHERINE DINAN (USA), Grant Road Partners GMBH: 0/72.26
6 CALL ME NUMBER 1: 2004 Westphalian stallion by Cornet Obolensky x Lucie
RICHIE MOLONEY (IRL), Equinimity LLC: 0/73.55
7 CHIARA MIA: 2009 Westphalian mare by Coronas x Calido’s Girl
BEAT MANDLI (SUI), Grant Road Partners LLC: 0/75.23
8 SIG IRON MAN: 2004 Royal Dutch Sport Horse gelding by Van Cantos x V. Ewaldie
SHOTA OGOMORI (JPN), Sig International, INC.: 0/75.81
9 QUI VIVE DES SONGS Z: 2006 Zangersheide stallion by Quaprice Z x Larnaque
HEATHER CARISTO WILLIAMS (USA), Mr & Mrs. Ralph Caristo: 0/76.83
10 JARCOBOND VAN DEN OUDE EIK: 2009 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Vagabond De La Pommex Comtessa Van Den Oude Eik
CHRISTINE MCCREA (USA), Candy Tribble: 0/77.71
11 DAVIDOFF DE LASSUS: 2009 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Ugano Sitte x Origine Du Mont D’or
ZOE CONTER (BEL), Stephex Stables: 0/79.31
12 LUIS P: 2009 German Sport Horse
CHLOE REID (USA), Live Oak Plantation LLC: 0/79.31