The fourth week of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) concluded on Sunday, February 3, with a win for 18-year-old Yasmin Rizvi of Wellington, FL, and Lumiere in the $10,000 SJHOF High Junior Jumper Classic, presented by Griffis Residential.
Yasmin Rizvi and Lumiere. Photo © Sportfot.
Rizvi and Lumiere, a 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Clay x Feodora) owned by Peacock Ridge, LLC., jumped clear in the first round with a time of 69.008 seconds, and clinched their win with a clear trip in the jump-off with a time of 40.333 seconds. “I loved doing the jump-off. I love my horse and I feel comfortable with him so it’s always fun,” commented Rizvi about the class.
“In between the first and second jump I turned back tight, and then the last jump there was a long space in between so I just galloped up to the last jump and I think that made a lot of time up,” Rizvi added on her jump off. “I love him [Lumiere], he’s amazing. We have a strong connection since we’ve known each other so long. He just has a good heart, and he always wants to jump well and do his best.”
About her win Rizvi said, “It means a lot to me, it shows that I’ve been working hard, and that the hard work is paying off. It’s only Week 4, and I feel confident for the rest of the season as well. It’s a good feeling.”
Ring master Steve Rector with Yasmin Rizvi. Photo © Sportfot.
Final Results: $10,000 SJHOF High Junior Jumper Classic, presented by Griffis Residential
1 LUMIERE: 2004 Oldenburg gelding by Clay x Feodora
YASMIN RIZVI (USA), Peacock Ridge, LLC: 0/0/40.333
2 DIAMOND M: 2008 Holsteiner Gelding by Numero Uno x Zarina M.
CHARLISE CASAS (USA), Always Faithful Equine LLC: 0/0/40.724
3 BASIMODO: 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Quasimodo Z x Sinia-nistria
CATALINA PERALTA (USA), Signe Ostby: 0/0/43.740
4 PERFECT DE COQUERIE: 2003 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Orlando x Diva De Dampierre
NED CUNNIFFE (USA), Whipstick Farm LTD: 0/0/44.124
5 CORLANDA: 2007 Swedish Warmblood mare by Corlensky G x Rolanda W
SOPHIA STUDD (DEN) Sophia Studd: 0/0/46.585
6 QUITE CLOSE VD SMIS: 2007 ZANG mare by Quinar Z x Close Up Vd Smis Z
CLAUDIA VILLAMIL (PUR), Claudia Villamil: 0/4/39.647
7 TARZAN D’IVRAIE: 2007 Selle Francais gelding
SAM WALKER (CAN), Cristoph Schroeder: 0/8/40.930
8 AUDI’S DIMPLE: 2008 KWPN gelding by Wittinger VDL x Tina-Gold
SOPHIA STUDD (DEN), Maarten Huygens: 0/8/44.728
9 VENTURO 9: 2005 Belgian Sport Horse gelding by Canturo x Venise De Reve
SOPHIA PILLA (USA), Piccolino farm LLC: 2/73.143
10 ARMAGEDON: 2005 KWPN gelding by Solitair x Ulana II
TANNER KOROTKIN (USA), Sandalwood Farms: 4/69.342
11 BROMBEERE: 2009 Holsteiner mare by Casall x U-cassidica
CHARLISE CASAS (USA), Always Faithful Equine LLC: 4/71.687
12 CONTI: 2006 Holsteiner gelding by Contender x Patina IV
CATALINA PERALTA (USA), Wendy Peralta, 4/71.927