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VDL Bravo S and Hunter Holloway Win - Again!

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Hunter Holloway and VDL Bravo S Display Expertise in Second $20,000 Welcome Stake Win of the Season at SIR 
Hunter Holloway of Topeka, KS, galloped VDL Bravo S to first place on Thursday, July 14, in the $20,000 Open Welcome Stake at The Colorado Horse Park (CHP). Holloway and the 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Ephepe For Ever x Urbine S) owned by Hays Investment Corp., navigated their way through the jump-off course to finish atop the class with a time of 37.38 seconds. Juan Manuel Luzardo of Guadalajara, MEX, and Stan came in just behind the winning pair, securing second place after completing the short course track in 38.37 seconds. Kiwi Iron Mark, owned by June Berrington and guided by Jeffrey Fields from Redwood City, CA, ranked in third, as they stopped the timers in 39.94 seconds. 

Holloway has frequented the winner's circle at CHP, having already claimed the $20,000 Open Welcome Stake on VDL Bravo S and the $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby aboard The Governor just two weeks ago at Summer In The Rockies IV. Holloway earned her first grand prix win very early in her career, and now, at eighteen, Holloway is continuing to pave a successful path for herself in the sport. 

When discussing her strategy and plan for the class, her plan was simple. She explained, "I wanted to jump clean and go fast. Bravo is a really good speed horse, so I'm able to go for it on him. He felt great and I'm very proud of the way he went in during the class." 

Final Results $20,000 Open Welcome 

1. VDL BRAVO S, 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Ephepe For Ever x Urbine S
HUNTER HOLLOWAY, Hays Investment Corp: 0/0/37.838
2. STAN, 2006 Hanoverian gelding by Sakkato x Silvara
JUAN MANUEL LUZARDO, Mauricio Guerra: 0/0/38.376
3. KIWI IRON MARK, 2004 New Zealand Sport Horse gelding by Kiwi Iron Clad x Kiwi Marcash
JEFFREY FIELDS, June Berrington: 0/0/39.949
4. ESCARLATA LS, 2006 La Silla mare by Ephebe For Ever x Cincinatti La Silla
FABIEN SEJANES, Patricia Valdez Luna: 0/0/40.424
5. CASSEVEL, 2007 Holsteiner gelding by Cassini II x Tamara IX
HUNTER HOLLOWAY, Hays Investment Corp.: 0/0/40.796
6. CAMERINO, 2004 Holsteiner gelding by Cash & Carry x Merci III
PAUL ROHRBACH, Wells Bridge Farm Inc.: 0/4/38.655
7. MTM TWENTIES GIRL, 2004 Warmblood mare by Unknown
FRANK OWENS, DS Holdings LLC: 0/4/39.863
8. CALANGO, 2008 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Calvados Z x Kobyrette 
9. NKH SELENA, 2005 Oldenburg mare by Stakkato Gold x California Dream 
10. ALAMO, 2002 Holsteiner stallion by Acorado I x Walesca
ERIN DAVIS-HEINEKING, October Hill Hunters and Jumpers: 0/NA
11. DIAMOND, 2003 Warmblood mare by Parco x Vienna vd Middelstede
NICOLE PETERSON, Nicole Peterson: 1/68.163
12. AYMA DE LA DEMI LUNE, 2006 Warmblood mare by Cardento x Narcotique du Houssoit
CANDIDA ANTHONY, Potcreek Partners LLC: 2/69.74