Geñay Vaughn/Fleur Noir, Pablo Gómez Molina/Baltasar de Ymas Earn Summit Farm Future Challenge St. Georges Final Start
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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.”
Summit Farm Future Challenge – Prix St Georges
|Judges:||Claudia Thaler||Kjell Myhre||Christof Umbach||Jane Weatherwax||Heidi Berry|
|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|
|4.||67.440||USA||Mary Lauritsen||Jeroboam De Massa||67.500||66.911||67.794||66.911||68.088|
|7.||63.264||USA||Susan Jaccoma||Dinozzo Nexen||65.000||62.941||62.941||61.911||63.529|