Old Salem Farm Fall Series continued Friday, September 11 with the first of two featured show jumping events of Week I. In the $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem, presented by The Kincade Group, Ireland’s Jordan Coyle topped a field of 43 horse-and-rider combinations. Across the showgrounds in the hunter arena, Taylor Bodson of Greenwich, Connecticut. earned the championship of the Adult Amateur Hunters 18-35 with her own Campari.
Jordan Coyle on Picador. Photo by SEL Photography.
Of the original opening field in the $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem, 12 competitor teams returned to the field for the jump-off portion of Paul Jewell’s track. Karen Polle (JPN) and Jet Run had a round matching the 10-year-old Oldenburg’s name with a blazing time of 31.805 but one unlucky rail kept the pair from the final lineup.Seven of the 12 to return for the jump-off produced a second clear round, but it was Jordan Coyle and Elan Farm’s 13-year-old Anglo-European gelding, Picador (Lupicor x Kind Of Magic), that left every rail standing at the fastest time of 32.211 seconds.
“My only edge in the field today was this horse,” Coyle said. “The course rode very well and mostly as I had planned it.”
He added, “I think the only issue we had was that I made him try a bit too hard for the double so the second to last jump we shouldn’t have had to try as hard as we did, but he loves to jump and he made it work.”
Coyle and Picador’s win comes less than a week after the duo captured the victory in the $75,000 SmartPak Grand Prix of Saugerties.
“He’s a truly fantastic horse,” said Coyle of Picador. “Ninety percent of the classes I’ve jumped him in he wins, and the other ten percent I maybe push him too fast or he makes a mistake but that is very unusual.”
Jonathan McCrea on Jasmijn. Photo by SEL Photography.
Jonathan McCrea (USA) and Windsor Show Stables’ 10-year-old Holsteiner mare, Jasmijn (Diamond De Semily x Gitania Van’t Eigenlo), were hot on Coyle’s heels with a careful round but fell just behind at a time of 32.720. Heather Caristo-Williams (USA) also clocked in under 33.00 seconds for the third-place honors aboard Stephanie Bulger’s 9-year-old Zangersheide gelding, Marciano MVF (Stakkato x Libra De Landetta).
Heather Caristo-Williams on Marciano MVF. Photo by SEL Photography.
Final Results – $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem, presented by The Kincade Group
1 PICADOR: 2007 Anglo European gelding by Lupicor x Kind of Magic
JORDAN COYLE (IRL), Elan Farm: 0/0/32.211
2 JASMIJN: 2009 Belgian Warmblood mare by Diamond De Semily x Gitania Van’t Eigenlo
JONATHAN MCCREA (USA), Windsor Show Stables: 0/0/32.720
3 MARCIANO MVF: 2011 Zangersheide gelding by Stakkato x Libra De Landetta
HEATHER CARISTO-WILLIAMS (USA), Stephanie Bulger: 0/0/32.812
4 SIMBA: 2006 Oldenburg gelding by Toulon x Argentina
PHILIP MCGUANE(IRL), Grant Road Partners LLC: 0/0/33.578
5 DALI DE VY: 2009 Belgian Warmblood mare by Ugano Sitte x Kali De L’Espinette
CHRISTINE MC CREA (USA), Windsor Show Stables: 0/0/35.026
6 BARNETTA: 2004 Westphalian gelding by Baloubet Du Rouet x Polydora
SHARN WORDLEY (NZL), Sharn Wordley: 0/0/35.340
7 JULIETA: 2010 Holsteiner mare by Canstakko x Zum Felde
CHRISTINE MCCREA (USA), Windsor Show Stables: 0/0/37.892
8 JET RUN: 2010 Oldenburg gelding by Chacco Blue x Peisha
KAREN POLLE (JPN), Karen Polle: 0/4/31.805
9 IGOR VAN DE WITTEMOERE: 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Cooper VD Heffinck x Dahlia VD Heffinck
NAYEL NASSAR (EGY), Evergate Stables LLC: 0/4/32.281
10 BIBLOU DU PERRON: 2011 Selle Français gelding by Old Chap Tame x Saga De La Cense
STEVEN BLUMAN (ISR), Steven Bluman: 0/4/35.925
11 CALLE 67:
RODRIGO PESSOA (BRA), Artemis Equestrian Farm LLC: 0/4/36.012
12 CAPITAL COLNARDO: 2005 Holsteiner stallion by
Colman x Koshma Shiva I
JENNIFER GATES (USA), Evergate Stables LLC: 0/4/37.537