Wilmington, Ohio – December 11, 2021 – The $10,000 Futures Prix 1.30-1.35m saw a field of nineteen horse-and-rider combinations but none could best junior rider Izzy Beisel (USA) of David Beisel Stables in Goshen, Ohio. Izzy deservingly claimed the top two spots in today’s Futures Prix. Fourteen-year-old Beisel won aboard her new mount Indira and she finished second riding her longtime partner Ammeretto.
Beisel (USA) and the 2013 Dutch Warmblood Mare finished round one in a speedy 71.768 seconds. Beisel and Indira then galloped in the jump-off and managed to cross the timers in 28.695 seconds to ultimately take the win.
We caught up with Izzy (USA) ringside to chat about her big win and her new mount. “We got Indira back in November and I am still figuring her out. She is a very in control horse and she can be funny outside of the show arena. However, when you are showing she is spot on and is there to perform her best. Since she works her feet really well I was able to take a chance at the in-and-out and go faster there. She is a cool horse!”
Next to last in the order of go, Beisel (USA) and Ammeretto negotiated the course in 73.269 seconds leaving all the rails up. Upon catching their breath, the pair attacked the short track, where they flew through the timers in 28.828 seconds to take second place.
Rounding out the top three was FEI course designer Micheal Pegg of Ten Sixty Stables in Ontario, Canada. Pegg (CAN) competed on the course with Big Girl Z, an eight year old Zangersheide mare. The duo finished the first round in just 76.873 seconds. In their return for the jump off, they cleared all efforts in 29.593 to take the third place spot.
Final Results – $10,000 WEC Futures Prix
1) Izzy Beisel (USA) & Indira – 0 / 0 – 28.695
2) Izzy Beisel (USA) & Ammeretto – 0 / 0 – 28.828
3) Micheal Pegg (CAN) & Big Girl Z – 0 / 0 – 29.593
4) Megan Bash (USA) & Z Diamanty – 0 / 0 – 30.001
5) Richard L. Rinehart (USA) & Captain America – 0 / 0 – 30.756
6) Megan Storey (USA) & Auburn Des Rosiers – 0 / 0 – 31.119
7) Laura A. Hauser (USA) & Frankenstein – 0 / 0 – 33.150
8) Kama Godek (USA) & Lord Latino – 0 / 0 – 34.689
9) Megan Bash (USA) & Jackson VDL – 0 / 4 – 28.519
10) Kama Godek (USA) & HRH van de Elsakker – 0 / 4 – 28.850
Source: Press Release from WEC – World Equestrian Center
Photos: © Winslow Photography
Categories: World Equestrian Center