Ocala, Florida – January 21, 2022 – Fifteen competitive horse-and-rider combinations took to the WEC Grand Arena on Friday morning to contest the $12,500 WEC Ocala 1.40m Jumper Classic. FEI Level III course designer, Anderson Lima designed the challenging track where only two riders produced a fault-free first round and it was Kady Abrahamson (USA) and Abrahamson Equestrian LLC’s Boudika Ideal Home (Castelino Van De Helle x Hera Condeenne) that took the victory.
Abrahamson (USA) and Boudika Ideal Home were the last pair down the ramp into the WEC Grand Arena to contest the $12,500 WEC Ocala 1.40m Jumper Classic. Abrahamson and the 15-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare produced a smooth first round in 75.746 seconds, well within the time allowed of 80 seconds.
Abrahamson (USA) has a routine for her spicy mare, “Boudika is a very seasoned horse. I have had her for about five or six years. I’ve jumped three stars with her and some pretty big classes in the past. Now that she is older, she is just backing down to this level. Boudika does have a routine. Whenever she jumps super well her ego sometimes gets the best of her. So, now she will go home for a couple of weeks and relax in her field. I really only flat her and jump small courses at home because she tends to get a little full of herself.”
Abrahamson (USA) and Boudika Ideal Home advanced straight to the jump-off, “I didn’t get to watch the other rider that went clean, so my plan for the jump-off was to just keep her calm. I did end up doing an inside turn to the last jump, which I wasn’t supposed to do but luckily she is a seasoned horse, so she did it easily.” The pair delivered a fast and smooth jump-off in 43.274 seconds to secure first.
The only other clean first round was captured by Frank Owens (USA) and DS Holdings LLC’s Just Jeremy ES (Kannan x Titania). Owens and the eight-year-old KWPN gelding navigated a lovely first round, jumping each fence with ease to secure a time of 79.200 seconds. The pair advanced to the jump-off creating a nice round to stop the clock at 45.566 seconds.
Bryn Sadler (USA) and Showcase 81, LLC’s Cezarro (Cesaro x Nabell) earned third place honors in Friday’s $12,500 WEC Ocala 1.40m Jumper Classic. The pair delivered a fast first round stopping the clock at 74.990 seconds, with one rail down.
Final Results – $12,500 WEC Ocala Jumper Classic
1) Kady Abrahamson (USA) & Boudika Ideal Home – 0 / 0 – 43.274
2) Frank Owens (USA) & Just Jeremy ES – 0 / 0 – 45.566
3) Bryn Sadler (USA) & Cezarro – 4 / 74.990
4) Martien Van Der Hoeven (USA) & Navaro Van’t Verahof – 4 / 78.148
5) Sam Berry (USA) & Jarocco Blue – 4 / 78.474
6) Brian Murphy (USA) & Dubolensky – 4 / 78.475
7) Tiffany Hammack (USA) & Verdi O’Merveilles – 4 / 78.723
8) Diana Conlon (USA) & PDR Pinion – 4 / 79.073
9) Carly Campbell-Cooper (USA) & Con Carthago – 4 / 83.329
10) David Cameron (AUS) & Alan 111 Z – 7 / 82.028
Source: Press Release from WEC – World Equestrian Center
Photos: © Andrew Ryback Photography