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    Jumpin’ Josephina and Chello Z take Del Mar Summer Classic

    Special to the Horsetrader - September 15th, 2011 - Show & Event News

    Josephina Nor-Lantzman and Chello Z strike a champion's pose Aug. 27 after the $40,000 Showpark Summer Classic Grand Prix in Del Mar.

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    Josephina Nor-Lantzman and Chello Z strike a champion's pose Aug. 27 after the $40,000 Showpark Summer Classic Grand Prix in Del Mar.

    DEL MAR — After a stellar amateur career, Josephina Nor-Lantzman stepped into the professional arena this year, and on Aug. 27 she and her Chello Z notched her first major win in the $40,000 Showpark Summer Classic Grand Prix, presented by California Horsetrader.

    On a warm day at Showpark, the International Grand Prix Field was on fire as 10 of 23 horse-and-rider pairs reached the jump-off round on a course that required a careful, accurate ride. The top six finishers were double-clean. First to return in the second round was pace-setter Nor-Lantzman and Chello Z at 36.27 seconds.

    Although the pair has earned several top placings since stepping up to the grand prix level less than a year ago — including second in the previous week’s event — this was a milestone win for Nor-Lantzman and Chello Z. The talented Zangersheide has blossomed under Nor-Lantzman’s guidance. With her father, Fabio Nor, as her coach for the last decade, all is progressing as planned.

    Alicyn Roy

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    Alicyn Roy

    “We bought him as a 5-year-old with the intention of doing this,” said the rider, who took a strategy into her winning ride. “Going first in the jump-off, I tried to put the pressure on with tidy turns and taking advantage of his big stride in the long gallop. It worked out well, he was clean and uncatchable!”

    Closest to the votors was another young, fearless rider, Karl Cook, riding Uno De Laubry, owned by Signe Ostby. The duo came close, stopping the clock clean in 36.98, just .71 seconds behind the leader for second place.

    Medal Final Season Continues with CPHA Foundation Eq Championships
    CPHA crowned three champions today, Connor Perrin in the 21 & under section, Alicyn Roy in the 22 & over section and Pilar Flournoy in the 14 & under section. Perrin trains with Nick Haness and Richard Slocum of Hunterbrook, Roy with Mary Gatti and Patrick Spanton of Rainbow Canyon and Flournoy with Mark Bone and Jamie Taylor of Huntover.

    Pilar Flournoy

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    Pilar Flournoy

    In a two round and required work-off format, the equitation riders not only had halts, trot jumps and more built-in to the courses, the top scoring riders competed in a final work-off. The first section to test was the 22 & over, where five competitors returned for further testing. Roy, who came in on top and tested last, executed a slightly different variation of the questions asked. Impressing the judges, she scored an 84 and earned the win. Five riders also worked off in the 14 & under section – the top three were all tied with an average of 85. Flournoy tested third and laid down a flawless ride. Pearl Theodosakis also rode well and finished in the Reserve Champion spot. Over in the grass field the competitive 21 & under section ended up with seven in the work-off. Perrin won both the first and second rounds with averages of 87 and 90.5 respectively, so he was a solid leader going in. Combined with his work-off score of 87.5, Perrin’s overall performance put him on top.

    Connor Perin

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    Connor Perin

    The competition remains in Del Mar with the Showpark All Seasons Tournament commencing on Wednesday with Blenheim’s first World Cup Qualifier of the season, the $50,000 Grand Prix of Showpark, sponsored by The Grand Del Mar, on Saturday, September 3rd. New this year, the FEI classes at Showpark will be held on the gorgeous outdoor grand prix field. The World Cup Qualifying and Medal Final season continues in San Juan Capistrano at the Blenheim Fall Tournament, September 14th-18th, 2011.

    RESULTS
    $40,000 Showpark Summer Grand Prix, presented by California Horsetrader
    1. Chello Z – Josephina Nor–Lantzman (Josephina Nor Stables) 0/0/36.27
    2. Uno de Laubry – Karl Cook (Signe Ostby) 0/0/36.96
    3. Lavito – Guy Thomas (Signe Ostby) 0/0/37.18
    4. Bristol – Rusty Stewart (Grey Fox Farm) 0/0/38.37
    5. Cassiato – Harley Brown (Oak Park Group) 0/0/38.59
    6. Vario – David Vainer (David Vainer) 0/0/42.39
    7. Socrates De Midos – Michelle Parker (Cross Creek Farms) 0/4/35.88
    8. Arezzo – John Perez (David Vainer) 0/4/36.55
    9. Glados – Jenni Martin–McAllister (Marnco) 0/4/43.04
    10. Winalaris – John Perez (Sergio Chedraui) 0/8/37.68
    11. Udine – Susan Griffis (Palmer Divide Ranch Inc) 4/70.05
    12. Utopia – John Perez (John Perez) 4/71.27

    CPHA Foundation Eq Championships – 22 & over
    1. Alicyn Roy
    2. Emily Winkler
    3. Virginia Fout
    4. Karoline Sauls
    5. Breezy Seastrom
    6. Mia Beckham
    7. Sheila Hart
    8. Adrienne Dixon
    9. Annie Finch
    10. Laura Mormann

    CPHA Foundation Eq Championships – 14 & under
    1. Pilar Flournoy
    2. Pearl Theodosakis
    3. Jayme Omand
    4. Haley Giddings
    5. Savannah Dukes
    6. Sydney Callaway
    7. Hadley Boyd
    8. Natalie Mutch
    9. Sophia Mossman
    10. Morgan Dickerson

    CPHA Foundation Eq Championships – 21 & under
    1. Connor Perrin
    2. Hannah Von Heidegger
    3. Alicia Gasser
    4. Alexis Graves
    5. Kilian McGrath
    6. Morgan Geller
    7. Molly Peddicord
    8. Leina King
    9. Olivia Smith
    10. Demi Stiegler

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