Showplace Productions Congratulates IHJA “B” Finals Winners
Updated: Aug 8
Leading Riders Honored in Marketing4Equestrians
Hunter Derby Finals
Carmine D'Aversa and Can't Beat the Feeling, owned by Perfecta Farm, took home the championship ribbon in the Marketing4Equestrians Hunter Derby Finals along with earning the Leading Horse Award and the Leading Professional Rider Award.
All photos courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography Roscoe, IL – September 19, 2021 – Showplace Productions would like to congratulate all the Illinois Hunter Jumper Association (IHJA) “B” Finals winners on their victories this past weekend at Ledges Sporting Horses in Roscoe, Illinois. In usual Showplace style, exhibitors were treated to gorgeous courses in the grand prix ring, fabulous awards and victory gallops, and a delicious brunch sponsored by IHJA. Kicking off the day, 32 entries in the Marketing4Equestrians Hunter Derby Final were the first to leave hoofprints in the grand prix ring over show manager Patrick Boyle’s fantastic course. Gorgeous jumps and fun options lead to a great class, leaving Can’t Beat the Feeling and Carmine D’Aversa of Perfecta Farm, Elgin, Illinois, as the winners. D’Aversa has been a consistent competitor all season in the derbies and believes it is always good mileage for the horses and riders alike. D’Aversa also took home the second place award with Golden Gate Z, owned by Elese Hanson. "It's exciting to be in the big grand prix ring," said D'Aversa. "The arena is always beautifully decorated and the course is challenging. I look forward to the derby finals every year. Showplace always does a fantastic job with the finals." Marketing4Equestrians (M4E), an equestrian marketing company, sponsors the derbies year-round and offers circuit awards which are presented at the finals. This year, winners received a gorgeous 16 x 20 custom canvas photo from Andrew Ryback Photography, courtesy of M4E and Andrew Ryback. Congratulations to the following:
Carmine D’Aversa – Leading Professional Rider – Perfecta Farm and Can’t Beat the Feeling – Leading Horse – Perfecta Farm.
Ellen Darmstadter – Leading Junior Rider – Breakaway Farm.
Ashley Trebatoski – Leading Amateur Rider – Sam Gorbett trainer. RESULTS – MARKETING4EQUESTRIANS HUNTER DERBY FINAL 1 – CAN’T BEAT THE FEELING – CARMINE D’AVERSA 2 – GOLDEN GATE Z – CARMEN D’AVERSA 3 – ITS ALL ABOUT MOXIE – ASHLEY TREBATOSKI 4 – INDISCREET – CARMINE D’AVERSA 5 – DOLCE – ELLEN DARMSTADTER 6 – SCOUT – CARMINE D’AVERSA 7 – ADVANTAGEOUS RJC – REBECCA WILLIAMS 8 – TRIXIE – KAILA JUDAY 9 – AMULETTE DE CARTIER – PIPER KLING 10 – TWO TO TANGO – OVY STANTELER 11 – WITTY COMEBACK – RACHEL BISHOP 12 – LOGIC – CHARLOTTE BOER
Marianna Bruno and Little Dancer won the Showplace Equitation Classic. The Showplace Equitation Classic attracted another 35 riders who took their turn in the grand prix ring to see who would lead the second victory gallop of the day. After some additional testing was complete, it was Marianna Bruno of Geneva, Illinois, aboard Little Dancer, who took home the championship ribbon. Bruno trains with Christine Weaver of Compton Hills, Illinois. "IHJA B Medal finals was a wonderful show! Showplace did a fantastic job putting on a great show.," explained Weaver. "From office, ingate, announcers, and ring crew - all staff were a pleasure to deal with and made the show an enjoyable experience for all the riders and horses. The courses were beautifully set. The tests were appropriately detailed to each medals' skill level, giving every rider a challenge while still encouraging them to ride to the best of their abilities. Everything made the riders (and horses) feel very important and special, even for all of the first-time medal riders!" RESULTS - SHOWPLACE EQUITATION CLASSIC 1 – MARIANNA BRUNO – LITTLE DANCER 2 – ADDYSON HANSON – FRESH PAINT 3 – ALISON BRANDT – UTOPIAN 4 – PAIGE MARQUIS – MANBA 5 – MACKENZIE HACKER – STAND BY ME 6 – AIDAN ROBERTSON – DAD’S IRISH LAD 7 – NINA KRANS – OUTSPOKEN 8 – KARA SOLAND – GRAND ARISTO 9 – ASHLEY ZIELINSKI – CASTLE KEEP 10 – KATE DALKE – TOPHAT AND TAILS 11 – STEPHANIE HERNENDEZ – BOB DES BAUMEISTER 12 – ALYSSA KRUEGER – CHECKMATE
Perfecta Farm sponsored the Kona Ice Truck for an afternoon treat!
Showplace productions did not disappoint with plenty of free food and giveaways! IHJA “B” Medal Finals Showplace Productions is pleased to host the IHJA “B” Medal Finals and offers a unique finals experience for riders of all levels. Riders learn from the opportunity to compete in championship format classes with courses and equitation tests that prepare them for the next level. Showplace Productions understands what exhibitors need and want and goes out of their way to make the show experience a memorable one. Congratulations to the 2021 IHJA “B” Medal Finals Champions!
IHJA Limit Medal Finals winner Taryn Biemolt aboard Chance Of Flurries
IHJA Beginner Medal Final winner Anna Rotter aboard Flirtatious.
IHJA Pony Medal Final winner Savannah Klaas and Rootbear Float
IHJA Adult Mini Medal Final winner Danielle Krug and Advantageous RJC.
IHJA Children’s Mini Medal Final winner Ellen Darmstadter and Dolce.
IHJA Junior/Adult Medal Final winner Elisa Tessier and RH Arnold. Competition includes United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Outreach classes from walk trot and ground poles up to Junior and Amateur-Owner Hunters. Showplace Productions also includes classics for every division from Open Hunters to Pony Hunters and .60m Puddle Jumpers to .90m Children's/Adult Jumpers. A big thank you to Tim Karl and everyone from Alltech for their great support of Showplace Productions and for all the supplements donated to the riders and trainers at the finals. Exhibitors are extremely grateful for the sponsorship of the $10,000 Alltech USHJA Hunter Derby Final and the $30,000 hunter and pony derby series all year at Ledges. Pat Boyle is looking forward to seeing you all at Harrisburg and Las Vegas for the championships. Thank you for your dedication and investment in the horses and the industry. Most of all, thank you again to Clay and Donna Struve for your continued support of the Chicago area horse industry. Your continued investment in the facility and your backing of the events mean so much to many local trainers and riders. Keeping the traditions alive has provided joy and excitement to those who love horses as much as you do. You have made it a fantastic facility to bring along world-class horses and riders. Thank you for all you do. Showplace Productions is the only horse show management team in the midwest offering local B-rated horse shows with USHJA Outreach classes all year long. Their indoor arena and stabling is warm and comfortable during the winter and the outdoor arenas are perfectly maintained from spring to fall. Join the IHJA for year-end points and awards. Visit IHJA.com to join or ask at the show office. More photos are available for purchase at Andrew Ryback Photography.
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RESULTS IHJA LIMIT MEDAL FINAL 1 – TARYN BIEMOLT 2 – SAMANTHA EICHHOLZ 3 – ABBY HARRIS 4 – EMMA SCHERTLER 5 – KIM ZEULI 6 – OLIVIA KINDLER 7 - JAYME HOFFBERG 8 – STEPHANIE HERNENDEZ 9 – MIA ARROYAVE IHJA BEGINNER MEDAL FINAL 1 – ANNA ROTTER 2 – SOPHIS CASADAS 3 – MACKENZIE BLACKLIDGE 4 - IVY BURNETT 5 - ADDYSON HANSON 6 - MADELINE ORLIE-FROST 7 - ALYSSA KRUEGER 8 - KAILA JUDAY IHJA PONY MEDAL FINAL 1 – SAVANNAH KLAAS 2 - ADDISON KRAMER 3 – KATE DALKE IHJA ADULT MINI MEDAL FINAL 1 – DANIELLE KRUG 2 – JENNIFER ANIOLOWSKI 3 - CINDY LUFFRED IHJA CHILDREN’S MINI MEDAL FINAL 1 – ELLEN DARMSTADTER 2 – ELLIE MCENERY 3 – AYLA FINFROCK 4 – ANNA RAJSKI 5 – MACKENZIE HACKER 6 – ASHLEY AIELINSKI 7 – KARA SOLAND 8 – ABIGAIL YOUNG 9 – KATE LARAMIE IHJA JUNIOR/ADULT MEDAL FINAL 1 – ELISA TESSIER 2 – AUDREY YERKES 3 – PIPER KLING 4 – AIDAN ROBERTSON 5 – ASHLEY TREBATOSKI More Fun to Come Showplace Productions is also pleased to present the following premier horse shows: Showplace Fall Classic Sept. 23-26, 2021 Ledges Fall Classic Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2021
For more information on other Showplace Productions’ events, visit the website at www.showplaceproductions.com. #weloveledges - Follow Showplace Productions on Facebook and Instagram!! About Showplace Productions Conveniently located at Ledges Sporting Horses on Love Road in Roscoe, Illinois, directly off HWY 90/51 with easy access from Wisconsin and the greater Chicago area, the location boasts numerous hotels and restaurants nearby. Ledges also has great permanent stabling, multiple outdoor arenas and schooling areas, great footing, jumps, and food located on-site. Ledges hosts national grand prixs as well as USHJA zone championships for both hunters and jumpers and is one of Chicago's favorite places to horse show year-round. Showplace Productions offers a complete circuit of quality A and B-rated horse shows including over $30,000 of Hunter Derby Prize Money with the Alltech USHJA Hunter Derby Series. Showplace Productions is proud to be the show management for the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and the Marshall & Sterling USHJA Championships at the Las Vegas National Horse Show.