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Kathleen Caya and Conelly Win $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby at Ledges Derby Day


Kathleen Caya and Susan Schmitt's Conelly won the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby at Ledges Summertime. Alexa Paprosky photo

Roscoe, IL- July 9,2013- Showplace Productions hosted a Derby Day at Ledges Sporting Horses with classes offered for Hunters and Jumpers of various riding abilities. The morning began with the USHJA National Hunter Derby set in the Grand Prix ring. The course was navigated by twenty-two horse and rider combinations who could opt to jump higher option jumps for bonus points. The course allowed for wide, sweeping turns to the jumps and distances between the jumps that helped to develop an even hunter pace. The twelve riders called back for the Handy round included all three entries by Kathleen Caya from the first round. Caya and Susan Schmitt’s horse, Conelly, came out on top with a score of 90 in the first round and 90 in Handy for an overall score of 180. Caya and Conelly also won the USHJA National Hunter Derby at Showplace Productions' Spring Spectacular.  Molly McAdow was just behind Caya in second place with an overall score of 169 on Lanie Bricker’s Charlie Brown.

$2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby Results

Rank

Rider Number

Horse

Owner

Rider

First Round Score

Handy Round Score

Overall

Score

1

752

Conelly

Susan Schmitt

Kathleen Caya

90

90

180

2

802

Charlie Brown

Lanie Bricker

Molly McAdow

80

89

169

3

916

Uladee CWF

Emma Daley

Katherine Dewar

88

80

168

4

796

Bronziet

Liberty Equine Ventures, LLC

Stephen Foran

84

83

167

5

958

Everlasting Goodness

Brenda Perkovich

Lisa Goldman

78

87

165

6

804

Barina

Nina Donnelly

Molly McAdow

87

75

162

7

831

Gelato

Julie Metcalfe

Abigail Dvorak

85

76

161

8

909

Ulex

Alison Sondel

Roderick Kyle Dewar

78

82

160

9

852

Bayview

Vicki Vieaux

Kathleen Caya

82

73

155

10

784

Speak Kindly

David Waimon

Ashleen Lee

79

72

151

11

854

Seneca

Kathleen Caya

Kathleen Caya

78

71

149

12

832

Wizzkid-N

Deas Vail, Inc

Abigdail Dvorak

77

49

126




















































The $2,500 Child/Adult Hunter Derby was the second class of the day and it proved to be a rewarding class for Kelsey Cerkleski who came in first on her horse Sent From Heaven and second on her horse On Tour. Cerkleski came into the Handy round with an initial score of 85 and a Handy score of 84, which brought her, and Sent From Heaven to the win with a score of 169.

 

“I’ve had Sent From Heaven for three years and On Tour for only three months. I liked both of the courses and there was a lot of room to find the distances. I liked the Handy too because there wasn’t a trot jump,” said Cerkleski.

 

Connor Siegel earned third place with his horse Banderas with an overall score of 154. 

“My family traveled from South Africa to watch me ride Banderas today. He is really adjustable and he is a three-ring horse. I’ve taken him in the Junior Jumpers, Maclay, and Hunter derbies. There were a lot of tests throughout the course but overall it was pretty simple,” said Siegel.

 

The Derby Day continued with the winning horse and rider combinations listed below:

 Modified Child/Adult Hunter Derby winner Mirage and Kaitlin Frei
 
 Pony Hunter Derby winner Go for the Gold and Hannah Hoch
 
 Modified Child/Adult Speed Derby winner Just for Fun and Nicole Noland
 
 Low Child/Adult Speed Derby winner Rejoice RJC and Rebecca Williams
 
 Child/Adult Speed Derby winner Grace Knox and Rapidash
 
 Low Jr/Ao Speed Derby winner Talinsky and Tess Fortune.

Photos courtesy of Showplace Productions.