Lexington, Ky. – May 13, 2016 – Eve Jobs and Quickley 3 had a strong debut Friday on day three of the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, besting a field of 31 in the Medium Amateur-Owner/Junior Jumpers in a time of 52.038 seconds. Dana Wille and Olympus were close behind Jobs with a second place finish in 52.104 seconds.
From the start, Jobs made a plan that paid off in time saved.
“We looked at the inside turn from two to three when we walked the course and were a little skeptical about trying it,” said Jobs. “Then the first one went in and was fast and efficient, and it didn’t look too bad, so that was the one turn where I think I made up the most time.”
Quickley 3, an 11-year-old Westphalian gelding, is coming off of a successful winter season, having won the Medium Junior Jumper championships three times at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).
“I’ve had this horse for just over a year,” Jobs explained. “I’ve pretty much kept him in the Medium Junior Jumpers. He’s a really simple ride. He loves to go fast; he’s really careful, he’s catty, he’s quick and he’s been one of my best horses for about a year now.”Eve Jobs and Quickley 3. Photo: Sarah Harper/Phelps Media Group
Jobs was full of praise for the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, with this being her first time competing at the show.
“This is actually the first time we’ve been here for the Kentucky Spring Series,” Jobs said “I’ve been here in the summer for Young Riders and in the winter for the National Horse Show. We decided to come here for the spring because we thought it would be a nice preparation for the Devon Horse Show’s junior week. All the horses have been going great. The weather has been beautiful and I’m really happy we came!”
Jobs plans to compete in the $25,000 Under 25 Grand Prix on Sunday and is enthusiastic about the opportunities that the division offers.
“I did the division in Wellington, and I feel my best rounds were in that division,” Jobs explained. “I think it’s a wonderful bridge between the junior divisions and the professional divisions. There are a bunch of kids in it. It’s great competition, and it’s big and technical. I’ve had a lot of success in those classes and I’m really excited that they are having a grand prix here.”
Jobs also took her talents to the equitation ring Friday afternoon, placing third in the WIHS Equitation Hunter Phase.Madison Dehaven and Chanel. Photo: Sarah Harper/Phelps Media Group
In the Low Amateur-Owner Jumpers, Madison Dehaven scored a meaningful win aboard Chanel, topping a field of 35 in a time of 33.611 seconds — a full second faster than Anna Dryden and Caprice 463 who took second place in 34.622 seconds.
“I have had her since she was three months old, so she’s kind of special to me,” Dehaven said of the 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare. “I bought her when she was a weanling. I was 15 then and trained her myself and brought her along.”
Careful planning in the course walk also paid off for Dehaven and Chanel.
“Everything kind of went as planned,” said Dehaven. “I walked with Aaron [Vale’s] wife, Mallory, and we came up with our game plan and went out there and rode it pretty much as close to what I wanted to as I could. In the jump-off, I had planned nine down the one line and ended up on a big stride and the eight just came up and was right there so we went with it. That was probably part of the reason we had the time we did. I was really happy with how she went today.”
Madison Dehaven and Chanel. Photo: Sarah Harper/Phelps Media Group
Similar to Jobs, Dehaven was enthusiastic about the environment at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show.
“I love Kentucky,” said Dehaven. “There’s really no better place to be to show. We spend all winter in Florida and it’s nice to change the venue up. The horses all jump great and go great here. We love being here.”
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Medium Amateur-Owner/Junior Jumpers Results
1 QUICKLEY 3 EVE JOBS 52.038
2 OLYMPUS DANA WILLE 52.104
3 MAE NOEL FAUNTLEROY 52.266
4 KENDAL CHARLOTTE CLARK 52.503
5 CARANA 7 CHARLISE CASAS 53.469
6 COEUR DE SEMILLY NATALIE THORNELL 54.778
7 TRUE LOVE LEAH DEMARTINI 55.960
8 ARBITRAGE NOEL FAUNTLEROY 56.064
9 MTM LIGHTS OUT JAELYNN DOWNING 57.222
10 DIVACE ALEX PARRISH 58.364
Low Amateur-Owner Jumpers Results
1 CHANEL MADISON DEHAVEN 33.611
2 CAPRICE 463 ANNA DRYDEN 34.622
3 COSMA 20 OLIVIA CHOWDRY 34.894
4 TISSEM REID PATTON 35.305
5 VALOU MICHELLE KAMINE 35.316
6 AKATSCHINO MOLLY HAY 36.354
7 LORD LANCER JOHN INGRAM 36.565
8 ASHWEY CALISTO MALLORY VALE 36.632
9 SHALAMAR RACHEL BOGGUS 36.922
10 CAPITOL KAELY TOMEU 37.317