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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: October 10, 2007
Contact: Barbara Daley
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barbara_daley@equineconcepts.com

Tournament of Champions Features Canadian Performance Futurity


Rio’s Showman W
Winner of Four-Year-Old Hunters
Photo Credit: Christine Walch 

Palgrave, Ontario – For the second year running, Tournament of Champions featured Canadian Performance Futurity classes. Both the hunter and jumper classes for the Eastern Zone were run on September 19 and 20. Classes were offered for both four-year-and five-year-old horses. The main criterion for eligibility was that the horses were bred in Canada. They also had to be nominated to the program in advance of the class.

The hunter classes were held in the main hunter ring at the Caledon Equestrian Park. As the final outdoor show for Ontario’s A Circuit, Tournament can always be counted on to provide a festive atmosphere. Hundreds of flowers, shrubs and pumpkins were made available to professional decorator, Evie Frisque, who presented the young horses with a simply stunning ring.

Betraying his young age of four years, Rio’s Showman W marched around the well dressed ring like a seasoned professional to win the class. The over fences round put in by the Canadian Sport Horse gelding by Rio Grande and out of a Dimitrij mare, was considered by hunter judge Frank Willard to be the 'best trip I’ve seen all day'. Rio’s Showman W came back for the under saddle component of the hunter class, performing equally well, to win the top place for his owner Aubrie deSylva of Oakville, Ontario. Showman, ridden by Rob Carey of Caco Equestrian Centre, is trained by Di Langmuir and was bred by Augustin Walch of W Charlot Farms.

The five-year-old class for hunters included participants from the previous year.  However it was a new contender who won the class. Hepburn, under Erynn Ballard, brought home the prize cooler for owner Heather Delfino. Bred by Karen Noble, this Canadian Sport Horse mare (registered as Votif), by Popeye K and out of a Thorougbred mare, is in her first year of showing and has been campaigned actively in the Pre Green divisions throughout the season.


Riga
Winner of Four-Year-Old Jumpers
Photo Credit: Phil Henning

The following day, in the Jumper Annex Ring, offered competition under a completely different format. Both jumper classes were held within the existing Jumper Development class. Horses participating had been presented in this series all season, and the competition was good.

Winner of the Four-Year-Old class was Riga, a Hanovarian mare bred by Mill Creek Stables and owned by Sherri Hunt-Serazin.  Riga, a Rapheal daughter out of a Carte d'Or mare, has been under the tutelage of Carly Campbell-Cooper, who was sidelined for this event with a broken leg. She watched with pride as international rider Yann Candele navigated the horse to the top position with the highest combined scores for performance and style.  This power combination also saw Riga appointed as Canadian Champion of the 2007 Jumper Development Series later in the week.

Another successful power combination from the Futurity’s Hunter classes, demonstrated their skills were transferable to the jumper ring with a different mount. Augustine (registered as Rio’s Lucio W), was ridden by Rob Carey to top honours for owner Aubrie deSylva and trainer Di Langmuir. The Canadian Sport Horse gelding by Rio Grande and out of a Serg’ej mare was also a product of Augustin Walch’s breeding program at W Charlot Farms. Augustine was also appointed as Canadian Champion for the Jumper Development Series against an extremely competitive field of domestically bred and imported horses.


Augustine
Winner of Five-Year-Old Jumpers

Photo Credit: Phil Henning

The Canadian Performance Futurity, which is open to registered and Canadian bred horses, is funded in part by the Canadian Breeders' Initiative Fund (CBIF). CBIF supports Canadian breeders of horses for the FEI disciplines, providing financial assistance to initiatives which profile multiple breed registries, with a preference to Canadian organizations. The CBIF is administered by Equine Canada and funded with charitable donations.

More on the program, including information for nominating horses, can be found at www.CanadianPerformanceFuturity.com

HUNTER PLACINGS
4-Year-Old 

Placing

Horse

Rider

Owner

Breeder

Breed

Sire

Dam

Dam Sire

1

Rio's Showman

Rob Carey

Aubrie de Sylva

Augustin Walch

CSHA

Rio Grande

Sonett

Dimitrij

2

WC Artisan

Erin Pereia

Steven Wright

Steven Wright

CSHA

Alabit

Going My Way

Black Magic 2nd Von Faust

3

Rio’s Lovestory W

Erynn Ballard

Augustin Walch

Augustin Walch

CWHBA

Rio Grande

Lavinia

Lavall I

4

Otherwise
(aka Vanguard II)

Erynn Ballard

Rosalind Laperriere

Tammy and Randy Peacock 

CSHA

Viva Voltaire

Rosa Leigh

Rio Grande

HUNTER PLACINGS
5-Year-Old

Placing

Horse

Rider

Owner

Breeder

Breed

Sire

Dam

Dam Sire

1

Hepburn
(aka Votif)

Erynn Ballard

Heather Delfino

Karen Noble

CSHA

Popeye K

Dark Interlude

High Roller

2

MJ O'Reilly

Jeff Rundel

Vimy Henderson

MJ Farms

CWHBA

Odilion

MJ Kathleen McGuire

Fantast

3

RCS Shadrach

Louise Waterfall

Pat Allen/Rugged Cross Stables

Pat Allen/Rugged Cross Stables

CWHBA

Eastern Ruler

Cassie

Sommersby

4

Rio’s Blizzard

Martien Van Der Hoeven

Knightwood Stables

Knightwood Stables

CSHA

Rio Grande

Daschkowa

Dimitrij

JUMPER PLACINGS
4-Year-Old 

Placing

Horse

Rider

Owner

Breeder

Breed

Sire

Dam

Dam Sire

1

Riga

Yann Candele

Sherri Hunt-Serazin

Mill Creek Stables

HAN

Raphael

Chanel

Carte d'Or

2

Rio’s Lovestory W

Erynn Ballard

Augustin Walch

Augustin Walch

CWHBA

Rio Grande

Lavinia

Lavall I

3

Holiday 3E

Hugh Graham

KingRidge Stables

KingRidge Stables

CSHA

Jamestown

Galaxy 3E

Aerobic Z

4

Heads Up 3E

Roberto Teran

KingRidge Stables

KingRidge Stables

CSHA

Jamestown

Shooting Star 3E

Class Action

5

Holy Smoke 3E

Roberto Teran

KingRidge Stables

KingRidge Stables

CSHA

Jamestown

Galaxy 3E

Aerobic Z

JUMPER PLACINGS
5-Year-Old 

Placing

Horse

Rider

Owner

Breeder

Breed

Sire

Dam

Dam Sire

1

Augustine (aka Rio's Lucio W)

Rob Carey

Aubrie de Sylva

Augustin Walch

CSHA

Rio Grande

Santa Lucia W

Serg'ej

2

Grand Slam 3E

Roberto Teran

KingRidge Stables

KingRidge Stables

CSHA

Jamestown

Celeste

Challenger

3

Granite 3E

Hugh Graham

KingRidge Stables

KingRidge Stables

CSHA

Jamestown

Galaxy 3E

Aerobic Z

4

Grande Finale 3E

Roberto Teran

KingRidge Stables

KingRidge Stables

CSHA

Jamestown

Black Diamond

Chin Chin

5

GH Fortune's Son

Yann Candele

Glenhadden Farm

Glenhadden Farm

CWHBA

Futurist

Dreamcatcher

Satan's Brat

Added: October 20, 2007