July 2016 - Winner's Circle
Written by CRM
Friday, 01 July 2016 02:16

Jill Prieto & Carlton Café. Photo: Alden Corrigan Media

Prieto & Carlton Café Sip Success in Sonoma

Freestyling Farms LLC’s Jill Prieto rode Carlton Café to the win June 18 in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, during the HMI June Classic at the Sonoma Horse Park. Preparing to compete in a field of 19, Jill thought designer Chris Jones’ course looked “nice and inviting.”

“There was just one line I had a question about for myself: I thought that the course designer was really asking to see whether you would lengthen in the 5 to the 2 (line) or shorten in the 6 to the 2. My gut was the right ride would be the 6 to the 2, even though I knew it was going to be hard for my horse and for myself because her adjustability isn’t great.  But I stuck to the plan and it ended up working out real well. And then she jumped fabulous.

She always does. She’s amazing.”

Carlton Café, out of Carlton Clover, is a 10 year old Irish Sporthorse mare imported three years ago.

Thomas & Archer Score Big wins In Central California

Guy Thomas and Jonkheer Z celebrate their win. Photo: Alden Corrigan for West Palms Events

Lindsay Archer and Camerone out jump their competition in the LA Saddlery Grand Prix. Photo by D&D Photography for West Palms Events

Guy Thomas and Jonkheer Z & Lindsay Archer and Camerone were the Grand Prix winners at West Palms Events Central California Classics.

Lindsay Archer had a triumphant return to the Paso Robles Horse Park. In November, the Shady Lane Farm trainer won her first Grand Prix, aboard Camerone, at the Central California Oak Tree Classic. The same pair won top honors at the LA Saddlery Grand Prix Memorial Day weekend during the Central California Horse Show Series.

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