Wilmington, Ohio -January 8, 2022 – The afternoon’s $10,000 Futures Prix welcomed twenty-one horse and rider combinations to World Equestrian Center’s Sanctuary arena. The track featured long distances and tight inside turns that challenged some, but Switzerland’s Katia Manuel-Adams (USA) and Manuel Show Stables LLC’s ERP van http://www.olland.biz (Amadeus x T’olga) ultimately took the win.
Manuel-Adams (USA) of Southampton Township, NJ, and her 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion are no strangers to the winner’s circle at World Equestrian Center. The pair were in great form for today’s $10,000 Futures Prix, navigating a clear first round in a quick 70.431 seconds and advancing to the jump-off. Manuel-Adams (USA) and ERP van http://www.olland.biz kept their speed on the short course, leaving all rails up in a time of 34.322, which would prove unbeatable.
We caught up with Katia after the class to chat about her horse and her strategy. “I’ve known ERP for quite some time. This is his first show back, he had a break last year for a little bit. I’m super happy with how today went, apparently he is in great form! My plan for the course was to just get him fit and remain smooth though both rounds. I was a little worried because David is super fast and I’m still in shock that I beat him! ”
David Beisel (USA) of David Beisel Stables in Goshen, Ohio, captured the second and third placings in the class. His second-place mount was his own Vegas H (Valentino x Cobrah). The popular young Hanoverian gelding has a puppy-dog-like personality and clearly loves to jump. The duo was also quick and clear in the first round in a time of 77.331 seconds, then continued straight to the jump-off to jump a second clear round in 34.332 seconds for a second-place finish.
Beisel’s (USA) third-place ride was aboard Logan Taylor’s Ecuador W (Canturano I x Zafira W). The thirteen-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion completed two smooth and fast rounds, which led the leaderboard for much of the class. Their first round produced a clear 77.518 seconds, advancing them straight to the jump-off. During their short course, the team maintained a composed, yet fast pace to cross the timers in 34.408 seconds for a yellow ribbon.
Final Results – $10,000 Futures Prix
1) Katia Manuel-Adams (USA) & ERP van http://www.olland.biz – 0 / 0 – 34.322
2) David Q. Beisel (USA) & Vegas H – 0 / 0 – 34.332
3) David Q. Beisel (USA) & Ecuador W – 0 / 0 – 34.408
4) Lisa Goldman-Smolen (USA) & Bengtsson – 0 / 0 – 34.442
5) Lindsay Lyden (USA) & Fawkes – 0 / 0 – 34.811
6) Izzy Beisel (USA) & Ammeretto – 0 / 0 – 34.978
7) Devin M. Milan (USA) & Isla La Palma – 0 / 4 – 35.678
8) Rebecca Gutstein (USA) & Completely Nuts – 0 / 4 – 36.120
9) Chloe Desjarlais (USA) & C’est Lumpi – 0 / 4 – 38.942
10) Ashley Hartman (USA) & Everychin De Muze – 0 / 8 – 38.309
Source: Press Release from WEC – World Equestrian Center
Photos: © Winslow