Langmeier wins, Deslauriers top Canadian in speed class at WEF

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The second week of 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) is well underway at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, with a win for 18-year-old Mckayla Langmeier of East Granby, CT, riding Bon Vivant in the $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40M speed class on Friday, January 18.WEF will be host to a variety of FEI CSI2* jumper classes this week, along with top hunter competition. The highlight of the week will be the $72,000 NetJets Grand Prix CSI 2* during “Saturday Night Lights” this Saturday, January 19, at 7 p.m. in the international Arena.Langmeier and her eight-year-old gelding Bon Vivant (Bustique x Doris Day V Overis Z), competed in the high junior jumpers last year and decided to test the waters in their first FEI class this afternoon. Her goal was to have a fast and competitive ride and she did just that. The pair went towards the end of the line-up, putting in a fast and clear round of 58.77 seconds to top the class. They will compete later in the week in the $36,000 CaptiveOne 1.45m Classic on Sunday and hope to continue at this level throughout circuit.Mckayla is known for a successful junior career and is now a freshman at Auburn University and a part of their NCAA Division 1 equestrian team. Although she is riding in her first year as an amateur, Langmeier regularly competes against the top professionals in the world. “It’s still really exciting to come out here against these top riders and do so well,” she said.Andrew Kocher (USA) aboard the eight-year-old mare Abelone O.T Lowlands Z (Andiamo Z x Dawn O.T. Lowlands Z) came in a close second by only 0.09 seconds. They went early in the order and maintained their lead for the entirety of the class until Langmeier and Bon Vivant put in their effort. Third place went to Kelli Cruciotti (USA) riding 3 Seas, LLC’s Grandy De Laubry (Chin Chin x Cerimpta De Laubry) with only a 0.11 second difference between her and Kocher.Final Results: $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Jumper1. Bon Vivant, Mckayla Langmeier (USA) 0/58.772. Abelone O.T Lowlands Z, Andrew Kocher (USA) 0/58.863. Grandy De Laubry, Kelli Cruciotti (USA) 0/58.974. Chiara Mia, Beat Mandli (SUI) 0/59.475. Clearwater 5, Shannon Hicks (USA) 0/60.166. Cherrypop, Mario Deslauriers (CAN) 0/61.207. Catinka 25, Vanessa Mannix (CAN) 0/62.20 Tags: Mario Deslauriers, Winter Equestrian Festival, Cherrypop, Bainbridge 1.40m Jumper, Bon Vivant, Mckayla Langmeier, Horse Sport Enewslast_img

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