Sharn Wordley and Gatsby Grab $25K Everglades Farm Equipment Grand Prix Win at ESP Fall II

The $25,000 Everglades Farm Equipment Grand Prix closed out the ESP Fall II show on Sunday, October 18 at Equestrian Village. The course, set by Andy Christiansen, tested a total of 22 horse-and-rider pairs on the Derby Field, but ultimately Sharn Wordley of Citra, FL and his own Gatsby came out on top after stopping the jump-off timers in 33.385 seconds. Santiago Lambre of Wellington, FL and his Cetano Van Aspergem Z claimed the red rosette with a 34.017-second jump-off, while Fabio Leivas Da Costa of Brazil piloted Verdi O’Merveilles through the jump-off in 34.292 seconds to earn a spot in the winner’s circle.

Sharn Wordley on Gatsby. Photo by Anne Gittins Photography.

Wordley commented that although it’s always “nice to be on grass,” competing on the Derby Field provided him with a particular advantage. “He (Gatsby) won the derby here with Andrew Bourns years ago and has won many other classes on this field. He loves this field. It’s a pleasure when you’ve got one that loves the field and jumps better on it.”

Sharn Wordley on Gatsby. Photo by Anne Gittins Photography.

For full class results, click here. The ESP Fall Series will continue at the Equestrian Village grounds through Sunday, October 25. Don’t miss the final week of show jumping on the Derby Field for 2020! Click here to view the Prize List for the first five weeks of competition. The Series then moves to the main PBIEC show grounds at 14440 Pierson Rd. on Thursday, October 29. Click here to view the November Edition of the Fall Prize List.

NEW! ESP has also added a Halloween Costume Class at the Fall Finale Show! This will be held as the final class in Ring 7 on Saturday, October 31. Prizes and candy will be provided to all participants.