Maplewood Stars at Oregon High Desert Classic 1
The Maplewood team captured tricolors, blues and great ribbons from the Grand Prix and International Hunter Derby to the Walk-Trot sections during Week 1 of the Oregon High Desert Classic in Bend, Oregon.
A highlight was the performances of the Maplewood homebreds Osophia and Outlier (both by Osilvis). The pair placed third and eighth in the $25,000 Oregon High Desert Classic Grand Prix on Saturday night.
Osophia, ridden by Kevin Winkel, jumped double-clear and just missed defending their title from last year.
Outlier, nicknamed Lucky, galloped confidently around in just his second grand prix start with Andrew Jayne. The pair produced a four-fault effort, with a speedy time to place eighth.
“It’s so rewarding to see our homebreds excel at the grand prix level with Andrew and Kevin,” said trainer Julie Winkel. “We have so many nice young ones for sale at home that will be following in their footsteps. It’s very exciting.”
In the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, Andrew and Kevin once again made the victory gallop. Andrew guided Golden Power W to seventh place overall, and Kevin rode Cara Mia to ninth. For both horses it was their derby debuts and first week competing in the hunters after successes in the jumper ring.
“I’m so excited about this new sale horse,” said Julie. “One lucky buyer will be able to develop this talented horse into a USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship horse and make a real name for themselves.”
Julie was also thrilled with Cara Mia’s transition to the hunters. “This experienced grand prix show jumper really thinks she’d like to be a hunter derby horse or multi-ring horse,” she said.
Maplewood’s homebred Onyx (by Osilvis), owned by Georgia Brown, earned the 1.20m Open Jumper Championship and placed fourth in the $5,000 Mini Prix with Andrew aboard. The pair placed first and second in two competitive classes for the tricolor.
Stacey Martin’s Nu Iago ETC jumped to reserve championship honors in the .90m Adult Amateur Jumpers with Tricia Booker. The pair won a class and earned top ribbons in several others for a successful and fun first show together.
Clara Tate and the Maplewood homebred Cartridge (by Cartouche Z) earned ribbons in the .90m jumpers as well, with a class win included with their many excellent rounds.
Elizabeth Beasley’s Joya took two blue ribbons during the week, one with Andrew in the 1.05m and the other with Elizabeth in the 1.0m jumpers.
Chrysann Collatos and MKD Milano had great performances throughout the week in the 1.20/1.15m Amateur Jumpers, with a highlight being third in Saturday’s competitive 1.15m class. Chysann’s young Thoroughbred Love Matters ended her week at Bend with a bang, capturing a blue in the 1.0m Open Jumpers with a bold and confident round.
Jennifer Mortensen and her daughter Riley enjoyed cheering each other on in the show ring. Jennifer and her Temptress collected nice placings in the 1.15m Jumpers, while Riley and her palomino Little Lyon Man made their debut with ribbons in the Opportunity Walk-Trot and Obstacle classes.
Maplewood’s homebred 5-year-olds Calculated and Compatible (by Cartouche Z) earned great show ring mileage at Bend in the .80/.85/.90m Jumpers. These future stars are available for sale, and more information may be found on our Sales page.