Wellington, FL – February 7, 2016 – The Palm Beach Adult Medal, sponsored by Beval Saddlery, took place in ring 8 on Sunday morning at PBIEC. Eleven exhibitors vied for the win, first competing in a jumping round and then returning for a flat phase.
Mallory Taylor, of Lexington, MA, impressed the judges in both phases, successfully piloting Caroline Kuldell’s mount Sir Thomas to the win.
Taylor, a 22-year-old recent graduate of Trinity College, had never competed in a show with Sir Thomas before this weekend. She rides out of Stoneymeade Farm and is trained by Joyce Mersereau and Sarah Tyndall.
While Taylor has ridden the 19-year-old Warmblood Cross gelding a handful of times at the farm, the mount was new for her in the show ring. Sir Thomas, who was given to Taylor as a catch ride, is “one of the good horses at the barn,” she explained.
“He likes to dance around and get a little excited, but he behaved himself perfectly and he just listens really well. He’s a perfect horse to catch ride and do well on,” Taylor explained. When asked how she felt about her jumping round this morning she replied, “I was really happy with it. My horse was great today.”
WEF continues with its fifth week of competition, sponsored by Fidelity Investments®, on February 10-14, 2016. The week will feature the $380,000 Fidelity Investments® Grand Prix CSI 5* on Saturday, February 13.
Other highlights include the $35,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Classic on Wednesday, the $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 5 on Thursday, the $35,000 Illustrated Properties 1.45m Classic on Friday, and the $86,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic on Sunday.
For more information and full results, please visit www.PBIEC.com.
Source: Lauren Fisher and Callie Seaman for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.