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Perfecta Farm Show Riders Take On Grand Prix Ring for Final Day

Numerous Awards, Prizes and Raffles Make a Perfect Day

Roscoe, IL – August 7, 2016 – It was a day of special events at the Perfecta Farm B Show at Ledges Sporting Horses. Riders took on the Grand Prix ring for the final day of competition featuring two hunter derbies, an Equitation Classic, the $1,000 Perfecta Farm Jumper Classic and the Jumper Sweeepstakes for an exciting, crowd cheering finale. The popular event also offered a long list of Grand Champion and Leading Rider Awards. The show has been the Illinois Hunter Jumper Association’s B Show of the Year multiple times with the support of numerous sponsors and huge effort from Perfecta Farm owner, Kim Gardiner.

Numerous items were donated for the raffle to benefit the Midwest Dachshund Rescue.

In addition to the list of special events and awards, Perfecta Farm hosts a raffle to benefit the Midwest Dachshund Rescue.  An abundance of great items were donated for the raffle including gift baskets of dog treats and toys, wine gift baskets, jewelry, portraits and wall hangings. Exhibitors and spectators were also treated to an Ice Cream Social, perfect for the typical Chicago summer day.
Perfecta trainer Carmine D’Aversa won the Perfecta Farm Hunter Derby on Jan Barlow’s Mandalay. Photo Chicago Equestrian.

The Perfecta Farm Hunter Derby saw 30 entries at 2’ and 2’6” with the top 12 returning for the handy round.  Carmine D’Aversa earned scores of 80 and 85 for the win on Jan Barlow’s Mandalay. Just two points behind was Melissa Gierman with her Perfect Landing, taking the second place prize.
Barlow, Barrington Hills, Illinois, and her nine-year-old daughter, Lynnie, have been at Perfecta Farm for a little over a year. Barlow has only been riding for less than two years so is still very new to the sport. She and her daughter bought a horse and a pony last October and hadn’t seen a derby before her horse’s win today.
“I love it at Perfecta, it’s like a big family. This was our first horse show last year and we were clueless,” laughed Barlow. “Carmine (D’Aversa) is so patient and just told us where to go and what to bring. She was awesome.  The trainers are so approachable, they really take the time and they really care about the horses and us. It was exciting to see our horse win the derby!”

Hayley Anderson’s Bombardier won the Chicago Equestrian Hunter Derby with Mara Kranz-Olseng aboard. Photo Chicago Equestrian.

Riders continued to try their hand in the big grand prix ring for the Chicago Equestrian Hunter Derby. Perfecta trainer Mara Kranz-Olseng took the blue on Hayley Anderson’s Bombardier. 
“I wasn’t expecting her to win but it was really cool that she did,” said Anderson, Wayne, Illinois.
Anderson has ridden with Perfecta Farm for about six months.
“I love it there,” Anderson smiled. “I’ve been to a lot of barns but they are just the best, I’ve been winning with them. I really like the motivation the trainers give you, it helps you get better.”

The Perfecta Farm Equitation Class was the biggest class of the day with 38 riders taking on the Grand Prix ring with the top 12 returning for a second round. It was Maggie Bresch of Barrington Hills, Illinois, who proved to be the best of the day, earning the blue ribbon with scores of 82 and 85 for the win. Bresch, only 12 years old, borrowed Frontier for the class and had only ridden him once at the barn but not recently. Bresch has ridden with Perfecta Farm for about three years.

Maggie Bresch took the blue ribbon in the Perfecta Farm Equitation Classic.

"Perfecta Farm is awesome, I love the trainers there," smiled Bresch. "They know how I ride and what I do well in, they make sure I have the right horse to show. I really like the jumpers but I like the equitation too.  I ride Keepin' Posted in the Low Children's Jumpers and will show him this next week at Ledges."

Keeping it in the family, Maggie's older sister, Celia, won the $1,000 Perfecta Farm Jumper Classic on Perfecta Farm's Antalya. Celia is no stranger to the winner's circle in the jumper ring, she has won numerous Children's Jumpers Championships and Classics at Premiere rated horse shows with trainers Gardiner and Olseng. Celia also qualified for the USEF/Pessoa Medal Finals and the ASPCA Maclay finals in 2015.
Celia Bresch and Antalya won the Perfecta Farm Jumper Classic.

The final class of the day was the exciting Perfecta Farm Jumper Sweepstake, where the riders put the pedal to the metal in a friendly challenge. Kranz-Olsen and Charlotte won by just a few fractions of a second, beating out Celia Bresch for the win.

The ribbon winners in the Perfecta Farm Jumper Sweepstakes with Fatima Kranz.

The day included a multitude of special awards, thanks to generous sponsors.


Grand Hunter Champion -Perfecta Farm's Dempsey and Mara Kranz-Olseng
 Grand Adult Hunter - Erica Fisher and Alley Cat

Grand Junior Rider - Claire Stockard and Bob Des Baumeister

Grand Limit Rider - Kelly O'Bryan and Forever Divine

Grand Beginner Rider - Veronica Kerstin and Perfect Landing

Grand Short Stirrup Rider - Natalie Bertoglio and Fresh Brewed Joe

Grand Long Stirrup Rider - Karen Alison and Ruben

Sportsmanship Award - Denim Welhouse 

Best Child Jumper Rider - Brianna Rogozinski

Best Adult Jumper Rider - Steve LaPorta

Best Adult Hunter Rider - Jan Barlow

Best Child Hunter Rider - Katherine Compel

Perfecta Farm Derby Results
1/1213/Mandalay  Jan Barlow/Carmine D'Aversa/$125.00
2/1209/PERFECT LANDING  Melissa Gierman/Melissa Gierman/$100.00
3/1208/Frontier  Perfecta Farm/Brianna Fusz/$75.00
4/1245/Pacific Soul  Gwynne Paprocki/Gwynne Paprocki/$60.00
5/1271/Braveheart  Mackenzie Wick/Mackenzie Wick/$45.00
6/1251/Touche'  Jennifer Compall/Katherine Compall/$35.00
7/1237/Masterpiece Theater  Piper Klemm/Denim Welhouse/$30.00
8/1248/La Noche  Katherine Compall/Katherine Compall/$30.00

Chicago Equestrian Hunter Derby Results
1/1226/Bombardier  Hayley Anderson/Mara Kranz/$250.00
2/1225/Tortuga  Colleen Johnson/Mara Kranz/$200.00
3/1224/Meridiano  Micaela Kennedy/Juliana Gullo/$150.00
4/1232/Amelia  Perfecta Farm/Kirsty MacPherson/$120.00
5/1274/Dos Lunas Dartagnan  Lily Deer/Lily Deer/$90.00
6/1239/Perceval  Perfecta Farm/Mara Kranz/$70.00
7/1275/BOB DES BAUMEISTER  Claire Stockard/Claire Stockard/$60.00
8/1214/Cassandro  Perfecta Farm/CARMINE D'AVERSA/$60.00

Perfecta Farm Equitation Classic Results
1/1208/Frontier  Perfecta Farm/Maggie Bresch
2/1226/Bombardier  Hayley Anderson/Hayley Anderson
3/1211/Lumiere  Perfecta Farm/Andrea Simko
4/1251/Touche'  Jennifer Compall/Katherine Compall
5/1239/Perceval  Perfecta Farm/Naomi Amadei
6/1245/Pacific Soul  Gwynne Paprocki/Gwynne Paprocki
7/1275/BOB DES BAUMEISTER  Claire Stockard/Claire Stockard
8/1209/PERFECT LANDING  Melissa Gierman/Veronica Kerstin

$1000 Perfecta Farm Jumper Classic Results
1/1276/ANTALYA  Perfecta Farm/Celia Bresch/$275.00
2/1243/Poetic Justice  Brianna Rogozinski/Brianna Rogozinski/$200.00
3/1238/Tarco  Steve La Porta/Steve La Porta/$150.00
4/1231/I-MAI TAI OHF  EMILY ALLEN/Steve La Porta/$125.00
5/1264/Luminaria  Carlene Kaplan Jonas/Emma Schwartz/$100.00
6/1223/Amerikan Romance  Steve La Porta/Claire Stockard/$50.00
Perfecta Farm Jumper Sweepstakes Results
1/1234/CHARLOTTE  Mint Hill Farm/Mara Kranz
2/1276/ANTALYA  Perfecta Farm/Celia Bresch
3/1238/Tarco  Steve La Porta/Steve La Porta
4/1231/I-MAI TAI OHF  EMILY ALLEN/Steve La Porta
5/1223/Amerikan Romance  Steve La Porta/Claire Stockard

Perfecta Farm is a full service hunter/jumper training facility providing lessons, training and sales to all levels of riders. For more information, visit their website at

Perfecta Farm
29W211 Bode Rd.
Elgin, Illinois 60120
Phone:    630-289-8488

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