Wilmington, Ohio – December 20, 2021 – Mid afternoon today a field of twenty competitive entries took to the WEC Wilmington Sanctuary arena to challenge the $10,000 Futures Prix course. Eight entries produced a clean first round and five jumped double clear. However, none could best Izzy Beisel (USA) and David Besiel’s Ammeretto (Numero Uno x Ranna), who set a pace early on in the class that proved unbeatable.
Izzy Beisel (USA) of David Beisel Stables, Goshen, Ohio, and the 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion have been strong competitors in the futures prix classes over the past several weeks, earning 2nd place last week aboard Ammeretto and 1st place piloting her other horse. She was determined once again to win this afternoon. The pair took to the course near the top of the order, jumping a clear first round in 74.445 seconds. They continued straight to the jump off, taking several inside turns to pass through the timers at 38.009 seconds with all rails up to ultimately win the class.
We chatted with Izzy after the class about today’s win. “I’ve been riding Ammeretto for about three years now… but it seems like he has always been in our family. My dad trained him for many years and now I get to compete with him. He truly loves his job and I actually think he gets excited when we make risky turns in the jump off. He is so confident, which makes for a fun ride everytime we go out there.”
Soaring to second place was Darby Pease (USA) of Windcrest Farm and Jorge Berganza’s BSS Isa. Pease and the eight-year–old Dutch Warmblood mare ynan delivered a beautiful first round, leaving all rails up in 74.048 seconds. They returned to the final round and kept a forward pace throughout the course to stop the clock at 38.254 seconds for 2nd place.
Rounding out the top three was Taylor Kosek (USA) and her own Grizzly HH De Tiji (Sea Coast Don’t Touch Tiji Hero x Sahara J). Kosek and the speedy gray gelding managed a clear first round finish in 74.142 seconds. The team was immediately invited back for the jump off, where they crossed the clock in 40.529 seconds to win a yellow ribbon.
Final Results – $10,000 WEC Futures Prix
1) Izzy Beisel (USA) & Ammeretto – 0 / 0 – 38.009
2) Darby Pease (USA) & BSS Isa – 0 / 0 – 38.254
3) Taylor Kosek (USA) & Grizzly HH De Tiji – 0 / 0 – 40.529
4) Kali Jerman (SWE) & Swanview Sarco deluxe – 0 / 0 – 40.893
5) Izzy Beisel (USA) & Cadeautje – 0 / 0 – 43.153
6) Kali Jerman (SWE) & Costello – 0 / 4 – 36.952
7) Sarah K. Sturges (USA) & Bradley – 0 / 4 – 38.944
8) Laura A. Hauser (USA) & Frankenstein – 0 / 4 – 40.821
9) Megan Storey (USA) & Auburn des Rosiers – 4 / 73.028
10) Michelle Vandal (CAN) & Revel Just for Kicks – 4 / 75.045
Source: Press Release from WEC – World Equestrian Center
Photos: © Winslow Photography