2016 Del Mar International Horse Show Official Program

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2016 official program

Del Mar International Horse Show

P h oto : Dav i d B u c h a n

October 12 - 30, 2016 Del Mar, CA

Longines FEI World Cup TM Jumping Del Mar - and -

Charity Woof Cup Presented by The San Diego Union-Tribune

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6 :45PM

Del Mar Fairg roun ds



Del Mar International Horse Show 2016 special events Onondarka Medal Finals PCHA/Equine Insurance Child/Adult Jumper Championship GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Finale

Presented by California Horsetrader & horsetrader.com

USHJA National Hunter Derby Intuit Grand Prix Qualifier Del Mar Charity 1.50m Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Del Mar Charity Woof Cup

Presented by The San Diego Union-Tribune


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by WPEM Show Manager, Adrienne Karazissis


facilities, care and management

to elite show-jumping, including

for both our human and equine

many athletes who competed

athletes, as well as for coaches,

at the 2016 Olympic Games

trainers, grooms, families and

in Rio De Janeiro, it also hosts

spectators. We strive to deliver

prestigious finals and much

events that cater to top-level

more! Special classes include

est Palms

equestrians, while also serving

the Onondarka Medal Finals for


the needs of the amateurs,

the second year in a row, the


juniors and children who love

PCHA/Equine Insurance Hunter

by veteran

and compete in our sport.

and Jumper Championships, the

show manager Dale Harvey,

GGT-Footing Grand Prix Series

is excited to host two World

Our goals are simple: to nurture

Finale Presented by California

Cup™ Qualifiers in the second

and grow our competitor and

Horsetrader and Horsetrader.

year of the Longines FEI World

spectator base, while con-

com and multiple fundraisers

Cup™ Jumping North American

tinuing to provide venues

for our partner charities! We

League. We are looking forward

and management practices

are excited to see everyone at

to sharing the events with our

that bring out the absolute

the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a

competitors, sponsors, owners,

best horses and riders have

intense show-jumping competi-

and, of course, our spectators!

to give. We look forward to

tion at the Longines FEI World

We would like to sincerely thank

showcasing elite equestrian

Cup™ Jumping Del Mar and the

our sponsors for their contin-

competition at all of our superb

Charity Woof Cup Presented by

uous support of all West Palms

California locations, and are

The San Diego Union-tribune!

Events’ shows, as we would

committed to continuously

not be able to achieve all our

fine-tuning our events so that

goals without your assistance!

they reflect the on-going needs and desires of our clientele.

West Palms Events’ mission is to deliver world-class equestrian

Not only does the Del Mar

competition while providing top

International Horse Show cater

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by the FEI President, Ingmar De Vos


Of course, this is just the

I want to express my gratitude

fifth of 14 carefully selected

to our loyal and dedicated top

events on the Longines FEI

partner Longines for extending

World Cup™ North American

their global support of our sport

League calendar, so aside from

to the North American League

n behalf of the

points to the Final, it’s also a

as the official Title Partner and


brilliant opportunity for some

Watch of the Longines FEI


of the world’s best athletes

World Cup™ for each of the 14


to shine on a North American

events that are a part of this

(FEI), it is my great pleasure to

stage and showcase top-level

league. I would also like to

welcome you to Del Mar for the

equestrian sport to fans across

take this opportunity to thank

fifth qualifier of the Longines

North America and the world.

the Organising Committee

FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League 2016/2017.

and their partners for their This league is one among

vision and efforts enabling this

sixteen taking part in the highly

event and acting as a motor

The recently reformatted

successful and global FEI World

for international equestrian

North American League

Cup™ Jumping series which has

sport in the region. To the

launched last season is a

been in existence since 1978

volunteer body and sponsors,

fantastic development for

and this season includes 115

as well as the athletes, the

the sport in this region and

qualifiers in 46 countries leading

enthusiastic public and the

for our worldwide series and

to the star studded Longines

media representatives, this

includes seven eastern and

FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final

would not be possible without

seven western venues in

in Omaha, USA next March.

you, so thank you for your

three countries - the United

Over the past three decades,

dedication and loyalty.

States, Mexico and Canada.

we have seen many of the greatest athletes hold the FEI

In whatever capacity you are

Del Mar is no stranger to the

World Cup™ trophy proudly

attending this Longines FEI

world’s best athletes and I

aloft, including North American

World Cup™ Jumping North

am sure will provide the ideal

legends such as Ian Millar (CAN)

American League qualifier, I

backdrop for the fifth North

and Big Ben in 1988 and 1989

wish you an enjoyable event,

American League Eastern

and more recently Rich Fellers

conducted in the best spirit

qualifier. Riders and their horses

and the amazing Flexible in 2012

of great horsemanship.

will be eager to make an early

followed by Beezie Madden

claim to the all-important points

and the sensible Simon in 2013.

in order to secure their spot at

All the athletes you will have

the Longines FEI World Cup™

the pleasure of seeing here

Jumping Final 2017 which will

are champions in their own

cross the Atlantic once again,

right and have spent many

only this time to take place in

hours perfecting their craft and

Omaha for the first time ever!

I wish them every success.

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LONGINES FEI WORLD CUP TM JUMPING NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE Last year, the North American League was completely refreshed and reformatted with the arrival of new title sponsor Longines and now includes 14 stunning events on the calendar in USA, Mexico and Canada EAST COAST JULY 2016 Bromont, QC (CAN) – International Bromont SEPTEMBER 2016 North Salem, NY (USA) – American Gold Cup OCTOBER 2016 Washington, DC (USA) – Washington International Horse Show NOVEMBER 2016 Lexington, KY (USA) – CP National Horse Show Toronto, ON (CAN) - The Royal Horse Show Royal Agricultural Winter Fair FEBRUARY 2017 Wellington, FL (USA) – Palm Beach Masters MARCH 2017 Ocala, FL (USA) – Live Oak International WEST COAST AUGUST 2016 Langley, BC (CAN) – Thunderbird


OCTOBER 2016 Rancho Murieta, CA (USA) – Sacremento International Horse Show Del Mar, CA (USA) – Del Mar International Horse Show Calgary, AB (CAN) – Royal West

A Minimum of US $2.4 Million prize money up for grabs across the series and the chance to qualify for the jackpot of more than US $1.4 Million on offer annually at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final taking place for the first time in Omaha, NE!

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Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Del Mar This FEI competition is ridden as Table A Mixed; a competition against the clock with one initial course and one jump-off. Riders are limited to one horse that they must declare. Each competitor will jump one round over a course of 12 to 15 jumps at the “International� standard, set to 1.60 meters-approximately 5.25 feet. The first round and jumpoff, if any, are decided by adding together the penalties incurred over the course and any penalties for exceeding the time allowed to complete the course. Competitors with equal penalties for first place, will jump-off against the clock in a second round. The jump-off will be ridden over a shortened course and placings will be awarded in order of least penalties with the fastest times.

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First Disobedience

4 Penalties

Obstacle knocked down while jumping

4 Penalties

One or more feet landing in the water or an imprint made by the foot or shoe on the lath defining its limits on the landing side

4 Penalties

First fall of Horse or Athlete or both in all Competitions


Second Disobedience or other infringement


Exceeding the time limit


Exceeding the time allowed in the first and second rounds and jump-offs not against the clock

1 Penalty for every 4 seconds commenced

Exceeding the time allowed in a jump-off against the clock

1 Penalty for each commenced fraction of a second


MADDEN Beezie Madden is an icon of American Show Jumping. She’s a modern day legend among show jumping athletes the world over. Her professionalism and practical “no short cuts” approach to her work is a standard that anyone looking to have a successful show jumping career could only benefit by emulating.


Pre - Olympic interview This is your 4th consecutive Olympics! Can you share how you have planned your schedule leading up to the Olympics? Going back to December of last year I was named to the short list. This was really good for me so that I could schedule my horses to peak during the observation events. In the Spring

he has served the United States in two World Eques-

I didn’t have to do a lot in Florida. That was very helpful for

trian Games, four Olympic show jumping teams and

scheduling. Especially since Cortes doesn’t need a lot of

many Nations Cup teams. Her unflappable demeanor

experience now just to be fresh and ready to go. He did two

and profound consistency is the reason she serves as

shows in Florida, one show as a prep for Rome, then Rome,

the team anchor so frequently. As an individual competitor

Rotterdam and Aachen. He’s hopefully getting up to speed.

she is a force to reckon with and can be counted on to deliver and outstanding performance on almost any given day.

How have you prepped Cortes C physically to be prepared? We showed him sparingly. Hopefully he’s fresh enough and at the

Late in 2015, Beezie was named to the short list of the Olympic

same time he’s fit enough by now. We know he’s ready to a do

team. Then in late June 2016, the full team was announced

the rounds and at Aachen he just got better throughout the week.

and it included Kent Farrington, McClain Ward, Lucy Davis, Beezie and Laura Kraut as an alternate. During the Games,

How have you prepared yourself physically and mentally?

Beezie’s horse, Cortes C, sustained a tendon injury. Putting

I ride a lot, some days in the gym. I don’t have any pro-

the welfare of the horse first, Beezie withdrew from competi-

grams or anything I do. I have always had a good ability

tion to give Cortes C, fondly known in the barn as Tiny, the

to concentrate and not let my nerves get to me I don’t

best chance of a full recovery. The U.S. was in a four way

really have any special things to help with that.

tie with the Netherlands, Brazil and Germany at the start of the second day of team competition. With no drop score

Can you share how you prepare psychologically

available to the U.S. team, they would need to have 3 very

with the pressure of such a big event?

good rounds. And, they did. The U.S. Show jumping team

Experience helps a lot with the pressure of such big events

finished with a silver medal in the team competition.

but you always have a few nerves and it gets better.

Beezie took home the win in the 2015 Longines FEI World

What have you learned from previous Olympic games

Cup™ Jumping Del Mar, and although, was unable to com-

that will better prepare you for this years games?

pete here in Del Mar this year, we were thrilled to catch up

It’s mostly what we do at every event. Outside the event it’s

with her to get a sneak peek at her preparations and pre-

special because but you are competing for your team and there’s

dictions for the Games and then we were lucky to get

a lot of media. But once you’re at the event it’s what we do and

a follow up perspective on her experience in Rio.

what we do all the time. It’s a lot of the same people competing.


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Is there something

already has the experience of WEG and doing so well on the

that makes this Games

Nations Cup team this Spring. She will go into this champi-

particularly special?

onship this year feeling not so much like the rookie but like

It’s in the Americas which is

a real player and the horse has more experience as well.

nice! Also, I’m very excited with the team we have. It

Equestrian being one of the few Olympic sports

has come together beauti-

where women and men compete equally, what is

fully. We have a lot of great

the importance of a mixed gender sport to you?

horse rider combinations

Growing up it was more of a girls sport at the lower levels.

right down to the alternates

I never really experienced the fact that more men do it

with Laura and Zeremonie.

until I went to Europe. It was always the media asking.

I think the chances for

“How do you feel being a lady rider?” There were a few

our team are very good.

shows where women weren’t allowed. But it’s unique to our sport, one of the more unique to the Olympic sports.

Share your thoughts on this year’s team.

There has never been a female individual gold medalist in

Much has been made in the media of the special chem-

show jumping. What would it mean to bring home the gold?

istry this team shares. McClain and I have been on a lot of

That would be amazing! It’s something everyone would

teams together and with Laura too. We’ve always gotten

love to do. There’s a lot of amazing combinations. This year

along well and helped each other out and worked well

will be fantastic competition and whoever wins it will be

together. Kent was fantastic this year. He was on the WEG

very deserving of it. I guess I knew but never really thought

team in Normandy and the same with Lucy. She’s young but

of the fact that a women had never won the gold.

Post- Olympic Wrap First, how has Cortes C recovered?

Team USA finished with a Team Silver Medal, did the team per-

​He is resting and recovering at home. Thank you for asking. Com-

form as you expected?

pared to his usual schedule, I think he may be a bit bored, but I

​Yes, from a big picture point of view. Going into the games, I

know that our staff who don’t usually travel with us are enjoying

thought we had a good chance to come out with a medal and be

having him home with them for awhile. He is a special horse who

very competitive. This proved to be true. The details of how this

is really social​and fun to have in the barn.

came together of course, was not what we expected. However, this is the nature of top international sport and being prepared

When something goes wrong like an injury at the Olympic

and strong now matter what the circumstances or surprises are

Games, what are all of the thoughts and emotions that go

along the way.​

through your mind and how do you keep perspective? ​John and I don’t have a hard time keeping perspective at all.

What was your opinion of the courses over all the days of com-

For sure it is disappointing, but we always put our horses before

petition? Was there anything particularly tricky?

ourselves and any horse getting injured is disappointing and

​Although there were more clear rounds than I expected there

concerning no matter where it happens. Our first thoughts are

to be, I think the courses where fair. ​There were a few questions

always what do we need to do to get them the best possible care

asked that were harder than others, and I think that was pretty

as soon as possible. ​

clear if you watched the rounds.

Can you describe your overall experience at the 2016 Rio

Did anything surprise you during the equestrian events or

Olympic Games?

about the Rio Olympics?

​It is always an honor to represent Team USA and the camaraderie

​The fans and the atmosphere in the arena was surprising in a very

shared with all those involved in creating a national team is really

good way. It is always great to ride in front of an Olympic crowd,

special, and I cherish those times. I am so grateful to have had

but in Rio the fans were really electric, and you could feel the

great teammates who were able to keep us in the medals, it is

drama of the sport. It was really special.​

a testament to the strength and depth of our team. Of course, I would have loved to have seen the competition through to the

A very special thank you to Beezie for taking the time to recount

end, but horses must come first. ​

her experience at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with us!

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at the


t the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, some of the most exhilarating

events were the Equestrian competitions, including the Individual Jumping classes. Riders and their equine partners from around the world exhibited the grace, athleticism, competition and sportsmanship that showcased the best partnerships in equestrian sports. Not only did the rider and horse have to be in top physical and mental condition, they had to be in sync working toward the same goal. Add to this setting the stress of unexpected eliminations, touch and go cases of colic, tendon injuries and the dreaded Blood Rule, the international teams soldiered on in their quest for golden victory. After a 40 year drought, the French team took home the Team Jumping Gold Medal. A fitting end for the sport that had its Olympic debut in Paris, France in 1900!

The Grand Prix show jumping classes and the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League Qualifiers at West Palms Events’ horse shows are the main event of the week. At your next show dazzle your friends with some fun facts about Olympic equestrian sport.


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In the Ancient Olympic Games of 680 B.C. Chariot Racing first appeared on the program. It was the first time horses participated in the Games. The sport of equestrian jumping developed after an English law, called the Enclosure Act, was introduced in the late 18th century. Fox hunters

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No woman has yet to win the Olympic Individual Jumping gold medal.

Twice since 1912 the equestrian events were not held in the city where the Olympic Games were located. In 1956, equine

previously galloped the countryside uninhibited

quarantine laws prohibited the horses

but with the new law fences were built to designate

from other countries to enter Melbourne,

plots of land for grazing animals and crop rotation.

Australia. The equestrian events were held

These natural obstacles helped to develop the

instead in Stockholm, Sweden. And, in the

jumping horse and the sport we know today.

2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, equestrian events were held in Hong Kong where


Equestrian sports were first held at the 1900

a huge horse racing industry was well

Summer Olympics in Paris. The events held

established. This provided better quarantine

at that time, were Polo, High Jumping, Grand

procedures and well developed facilities

Prix Show Jumping and Long Jumping. The

to host international horses for stabling.

equestrian events did not reappear until the 1912 Summer Olympic games and have been present at every Games since.



Canadian show jumper Ian Millar has the longest running Olympic participation record. He has participated on every

Only gentlemen and military officers were

Canadian show jumping team between

allowed to compete in Show Jumping. But, in

1972 - 2012. In 2016, his daughter Amy

1952, all men were allowed to participate and in

Millar competed on the Canadian Olympic

1956, only 60 years ago, women were allowed

show jumping team at the Rio de Janeiro

to compete, too. It is one of only two sports

Games, carrying on the family tradition.

that allow men and women to compete equally against one another. On a team of 4, there are no restrictions on how many of each gender must occupy space on the team. This allows



more natural looking fences than we see today. Modern courses feature brightly colored poles with very technical challenges

became the youngest show jumper to participate on a U.S. Olympic show jumping team at the age of 18.

for the best possible team to be assembled. Early courses were constructed with smaller,

In 2012, American rider Reed Kessler


In the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, Polo was among the Olympic equestrian events. Other Olympic equestrian events not seen today are high jump and long jump.

presented to the horse and rider.

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destination equestrian San Diego is more than just sunny beaches and perfect weather, it’s a great place to live and ride and it hosts some of the most well-attended horse shows in the nation. In addition to the close proximity of the famous Del Mar Racetrack, nearby rural communities offer extensive trail systems, riding clubs, and personal residences with elegant, state-of-the-art horse facilities.


ccording to Cathy

events are now held there annually, after an incredibly

Gilchrist-Colmar, a

well-received introduction to the show schedule in 2015.

longtime rider and

local real estate agent, “This area

Currently, Cathy is highlighting two properties located in

of North San Diego County has

the idyllic equestrian community of Rancho Santa Fe. Set

so much to offer horse owners.”

amongst the rolling, tree-covered hills just minutes from the two major horse show venues of Del Mar and Showpark,

Cathy attributes the desirable

Rancho Santa Fe offers a close-knit community feeling

weather, access to amenities and excellent horse show

with over 50 miles of groomed trails, a golf and tennis

managers for the area’s success in attracting top equestrian

club, a riding club and quick access to all that San Diego

athletes. She credits Dale Harvey and the West Palms

has to offer. Many of the properties in “the Ranch” have

team with consistently orchestrating world class events

been built by and for horse lovers of all types and their

that are appreciated by riders, trainers, and spectators alike.

equine family members, from cozy barns and pastures

“Dale has a knack for making each event a memorable

for recreational horses, to magnificent state-of-the-art

experience. His pursuit of excellence in every show,

training facilities for the most serious competitors.

from Sacramento to Paso Robles to Del Mar has earned him a stellar reputation in the equestrian community.”

Some properties have the space and topography which perfectly set the stage for a beautiful, functional equestrian

A love of horses runs in the family as her husband, Dave

estate, but they need a visionary who can see that potential.

Colmar, was instrumental in the development of the Paso

Cathy says, “I love to show my clients the options for

Robles Horse Park with long-time family friend Linda

creating their dream horse facilities on a great piece of land

Starkman. Several West Palms shows as well as other

and transforming the property into all that they envisioned.”


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Her listing on Los Morros is just that type of property. This 8,000SF Ronchetti masterpiece is situated to maximize the 270 degree views and outdoor lifestyle via curved walls of glass which open the home to the resort-style pool and covered veranda. The four level acres offer the ability to build out horse facilities and take advantage of the trail system just outside the gates, and the Showgrounds are just minutes away. This home is listed for $6,895,000 by Cathy through Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.

If horses are your passion, but you’d rather keep them at a local facility, the Riding Club in Rancho Santa Fe offers many boarding options on 11 acres with three arenas of excellent footing, multiple training disciplines, and, of course, direct access to the trail system. Nearby, and in close proximity to the golf & tennis club and quaint village shops and restaurants, is Cathy’s listing on San Elijo. A classic Covenant home set at the top of a long private drive, it offers a secluded location with countryside views. Artfully designed with elegant and warm tones throughout, arched entryways, great floor plan and beautiful outdoor spaces, this property includes a vanishing edge pool, bbq, and a covered living area complete with a fireplace all set on 2.95 acres! This home is offered for $3,999,000. Cathy has helped many clients find and develop their dream homes for over 25 years. One such friend, international rider Eric Navet, credits Cathy with helping his family get settled in the area from their native France. “Rancho Santa Fe is a beautiful community with many equestrian properties and has much to offer horse lovers. Between the weather, topography and horse trails, I find it a restful and peaceful place to call home between competitions.” San Diego, it appears, is America’s Greatest City for horse enthusiasts.

Meet the Course Designer

frank rothenberger Why do riders walk a course

Again and again they walk the course pondering. This

before their big event? What

challenges presented by the course designer. A designer

are they thinking about as they count the steps between fences? What are they discussing with their fellow competitors as they survey the course?


hive of activity going on before the event is all due to the tests riders and horses with technical challenges that force them to employ their considerable horsemanship, athleticism and riding skills to be successful. Good course designers are usually great horseman with a deep knowledge of the sport. They have many responsibilities including the safety of the horse and rider, the quality of the show, the showcasing of the sponsors and the entertainment of the crowds. Good designers reward good horsemanship and training and promote fair sport. www.WestPa lmsEven ts.com / www.J u m p Del Mar.co m

One of the most difficult

things about course design is to find the right balance

So, you may ask, who is the course designer for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Del Mar? Del Mar International is pleased to welcome Frank P HOTOS P ROVI D E D B Y F RAN K ROTH E N B E RG E R

Rothenberger as the course designer for the 2016 competition! Frank is an internationally renowned course designer with an FEI Level - 4 designation and over 35 years of experience. Originally from Germany, Frank competed in several national show jumping competitions up through the age of 21. At 22, he founded his company CARO which designs and produces show jumping equipment and is one of the strongest suppliers of equipment worldwide. CARO has supplied jumps for 5 of the 7 Olympic Games since its inception. Frank was named to the short list of designers for the London and Rio Olympics and is hoping the third time’s the charm for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

I wanted a jump-off with the final four riders. All four riders on their own horse had it in his or her hands to

His year is busy with upwards of 20 international shows

take the final decision, and at the end the last rider in

per year. He teaches FEI level course design seminars,

the jump off at the very last fence decided the cham-

too. Educating new course designers is something

pionship. Jos Lansink was clear and Beezie Madden to

he says he really enjoys doing. Frank’s children are

follow as the last rider to go; she had a fault on the last

in show jumping and he does train them a bit, but

jump, she was faster.

it’s his company CARO that he says keeps him busy of show jumping circuits: The Global Champions Tour,

What are a few things that a course designer must consider that a rider might not know?

World Equestrian Games, European Championships for

We must consider the type of jumps being used,

Young Riders and many more.

visibility, the footing conditions in the arena and the

throughout the year. His list of events is a who’s who

slopes of arena. We are pleased to have such a talent with us here in Del Mar. Thank you Frank for joining us at the Del Mar International Horse Show!.

What is the most difficult thing about course design? One of the most difficult things about course design is

Can you choose a few courses that you’re most proud of in your career?

to find the right balance; testing, but not overdoing in heights, distances and time measuring.

I am most proud of the European Championships Arnhem in the Netherlands in 2001, World Cup Finals

What do you love most about course design?

Leipzig, Germany in 2002, WEG Aachen in 2006, and

I love the possibility of creativity. Every course is

the World Cup Finals in Lyon in 2013. The results

different and to find out if the questions are working in

worked out perfectly. For example, at WEG Aachen,

the course.

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