Spirit of Joy Ridden by Marcus Orlob to USA 6-Year-Old Championship Preliminary Win
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WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 21, 2020–Spirit of Joy was ridden by Marcus Orlob to victory in the preliminary U.S. six-year-old championship test Friday.
The Westfalen gelding by Sir Calypso received a score of 8.96 from the panel of four judges at the Festival of Champions.
Marcus, 38, of Annandale, New Jersey, and Spirit of Joy received 9.5 for the trot, 8 for walk, 9.3 for canter, 8.8 submission and 9.2 for perspective.
Marcus, originally from Dusseldorf, Germany, competed Spirit of Joy at the 2019 festival. He was second in the four-year-old division on Flambeau Thursday and third on Glory Day, owned by Alice Tarjan whom he coaches.
Jennifer Schrader-Williams of Roy, Washington and Joppe K placed second on 8.26 with Spain’s Pablo Gomez Molina on Baltasar de Ymas third on 8.22.
The final of the six-year-old division is scheduled for Sunday.
|Judges:||Janet Lee Foy, Scott Peterson, William Warren &
|1.||89.600||USA||Marcus Orlob||Spirit of Joy||89.6|
|2.||82.600||USA||Jennifer Schrader-Williams||Joppe K||82.6|
|3.||82.200||ESP||Pablo Gomez Molina||Baltasar De Ymas||82.2|
|5.||76.200||USA||Nicole Levy||Dark Knight||76.2|
|6.||75.600||USA||Stacey Hastings||Hermes BRH||75.6|
|7.||74.200||USA||Jennifer Truett||Absolute Dream||74.2|
|9.||72.800||USA||Kaitlin Blythe||Justice OF||72.8|
|10.||72.600||USA||Heather Salden Kurtz||Jjaguar B||72.6|
|11.||71.200||USA||Meredith Kaplan Kenyon||Julinda M||71.2|
|12.||69.000||USA||Judy Ethell||Jackpot Royal||69|
|13.||68.400||USA||Nichole Suzanne Smith||Sijam||68.4|