Geñay Vaughn/Fleur Noir, Pablo Gómez Molina/Baltasar de Ymas Earn Summit Farm Future Challenge St. Georges Final Start

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Geñay Vaughn on the American-bred Fleur Noir in the Summit Farm Future Challenge Prix St. Georges at the Global Dressage Festival. © 2022 SusanJStickle.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 13, 2022–Geñay Vaughn on the American-bred Fleur Noir and Pablo Gómez Molina of Spain on Baltasar de Ymas qualified Sunday to earn starts in the Summit Farm Future Challenge Prix St. Georges final at the Global Dressage Festival winter circuit in April.

Geñay of Elk Grove, California on the eight-year-old American Hanoverian mare scored 69.970% for the win while Pablo, based in Wellington, on the eight-year-old Spanish CDE gelding was runnerup on 69.587%, both qualifying for the final.

Nicole Levy of Wellingon and Georgetown, Kentucky on Imposant MC, a nine-year-old KWPN gelding, the sole entry in the Lövsta Future Challenge Intermediate II, was awarded 67.352% from the panel of five FEI judges to get an invitation to the developing Grand Prix final at Global.

Fleur experienced her the first “big ring”– the competition was in Global’s centerpiece international arena–that Geñay said gave her a great feeling having developed the horse from the age of five.

“I think there is a really great feeling when you’ve done all the hard work yourself, and you know, this is her first time ever in a big ring like this, and it’s really exciting,” said the 27-year-old rider. “I mean, I think there’s no better feeling than growing together and being successful together.

“I think she’s very smart and very trainable. When I first got her she was really behind for her age. She couldn’t do like the FEI five-year-olds or anything like that. And I could tell right away from the first ride that she was really trainable, really willing. And I love mares. I have a lot of mares. And I think when you get them on your side, they work so hard for you. So I think that’s proven over time, that she works really hard for me and tries her best.”

Results:

Summit Farm Future Challenge – Prix St Georges

Judges: Claudia Thaler Kjell Myhre Christof Umbach Jane Weatherwax Heidi Berry
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 69.970 USA Geñay Vaughn Fleur Noir WSHS 68.088 68.235 68.235 72.647 72.647
2. 69.587 ESP Pablo Gómez Molina Baltasar De Ymas 67.794 68.823 71.323 71.764 68.235
3. 68.588 USA Susanne Benne Liebling 68.382 67.941 67.794 70.588 68.235
4. 67.440 USA Mary Lauritsen Jeroboam De Massa 67.500 66.911 67.794 66.911 68.088
5. 67.087 USA Todd Bryan Irlandés 67.352 67.352 66.470 69.411 64.852
6. 65.676 USA Debbie Hill Parlay 62.794 68.382 65.735 68.382 63.088
7. 63.264 USA Susan Jaccoma Dinozzo Nexen 65.000 62.941 62.941 61.911 63.529