Colombia’s Ilan Bluman piloted Cap Diamond d’Hof Ten Bos to a win in the $7,500 Open Jumper 1.40m on Thursday, May 9, at the 2019 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. Highlighting hunter competition at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, running May 7-12 and May 14-19, Mimi Moulton of Greenwich, CT, guided Whisper to a Grand Adult Amateur Hunter Championship title.
Bluman, 31, added Cap Diamond d’Hof Ten Bos, an eight-year-old SBS stallion by Diamant de Semilly and owned by Katherine Benard, to his string a year ago after seeing the mount on a video he received from a friend. It didn’t take him long to decide to bring the horse over from Belgium.
“I was in love with him from the first moment I saw him on that video,” said Bluman, who is based out of Bluman Equestrian in North Salem, NY, alongside his cousin and two-time Olympian Daniel Bluman. “When you see a horse like that, you don’t have to go and try it!”
Bluman’s decision paid off again on Thursday when he and the stallion bested a 39-horse field over Marina Azevedo’s (BRA) immediate jump-off course. Katherine Dinan (USA) held the lead aboard Brego R’N B for 36 trips on a time of 33.710 seconds before Bluman came in with only three to return behind him.
“He’s so fast and so careful,” said Bluman. “I knew from the beginning that if I could keep us clear we were going to win the class. With him, you can just gallop to the jumps and he’s going to clear them.
“This is the horse’s first show since the winter circuit and this place is amazing,” said Bluman of Old Salem Farm.
“It’s beautiful and the field was super today. My plan is to do him again in the [Old Salem Farm Speed] Derby on Saturday.”
After Dinan settled for second, U.S. rider Georgina Bloomberg, whose farm is based in North Salem, NY, rounded out the top three in a time of 33.999 seconds riding Quibelle for owner Gotham Enterprizes.
Mimi Moulton Pilots Whisper to Grand Adult Amateur Hunter Championship
Thursday was a day of firsts for Mimi Moulton of Greenwich, CT, who collected three wins, as well as a second and third-place ribbon in the Adult Amateur Hunter 36-49 Division riding her own Whisper to claim the duo’s first tricolor together. The finishes were also enough to land them the Grand Adult Amateur Hunter Championship.
Moulton imported Whisper, an eight-year-old Hanoverian mare by Contendros, as a five-year-old with the Adult Hunters as their goal. In the meantime, Holly Orlando has competed the mount in the 3’9” Green Hunter Division.
“This is very exciting, especially on this horse because I just started riding her this winter,” said Moulton, who trains with Orlando and Jenny Dunion of Evermore, Inc. “She felt amazing this week and has grown up a lot in the past year and a half. She was jumping so well here and I’m loving having her in this division.”
Moulton has been showing at Old Salem Farm since she was a junior rider under the tutelage of Emerson Burr and Leslie Howard.
“This show is right in my backyard and I love it because I grew up coming here,” said Moulton, who returned to horse sport ten years ago after having her third child. “I took 20 years off and now I am back!”
Reserve Champion honors in the Adult Amateur Hunter 36-49 Division was presented to Cascade, ridden by Alexandra Beyrer and owned by Molly McQuilkin.
International jumper competition kicks off on Friday with the $35,700 New York Welcome Stake CSI2*, presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, on the Grand Prix Field. In the hunter rings, Amateur-Owner and Junior riders kick off their divisions. Live streaming of the Grand Prix Field and June Road Ring at Old Salem Farm is continuous Tuesday through Sunday and available at OldSalemFarm.net.
Spectators are welcome at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows with free general admission to Old Salem Farm Tuesday through Friday. On the weekends of May 11-12 and 18-19, admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and children 10-15, and free for children under 10.
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Final Results: $7,500 Open Jumper 1.40m
1 CAP DIAMOND D’HOF TEN BOS: 2008 SBS stallion by Diamant de Semilly
ILAN BLUMAN (COL), Katherine Benard: 0/0/32.520
2 BREGO R’N B: 2006 KWPN gelding by Namelus R x Gerlinus
KATHERINE DINAN (USA), Grant Road Partners, LLC: 0/0/33.710
3 QUIBELLE: 2009 Hanoverian mare by Quaid x Stakkato
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), Gotham Enterprizes LLC: 0/0/33.999
4 JELEENA DE MUZE: 2009 BWP mare by Tornedo FCS x Chin Chin
LAUREN TISBO (USA), Tequestrian Farms LLC: 0/0/34.990
5 MANHATTAN: 2011 American Warmblood by Metropolitan x Langer III
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), Gotham Enterprizes, LLC: 0/0/35.258
6 CASCO 11: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Caspar x Colman
LAUREN TISBO (USA), Tequestrian Farms LLC: 0/0/36.36
7 CHICAGO HOF EVERSEM Z: 2008 Zangersheide gelding by Con Spirito R x Papillon Rouge
PETER LUTZ (USA), Swede Ventures LLC: 0/0/38.420
8 DOLMAN: 2008 KWPN gelding by Colman x Royal Bravour
CHRISTIAN COYLE (IRL), Abigail Wald: 0/4/31.910
9 EXCELLENT: 2009 KWPN gelding by Cicero Z van Paemel x Ahorn
PETER LUTZ (USA), Bosch Sport Horses: 0/4/36.170
10 CESSNA 24: 2009 Hanoverian mare by Contagio x Elba
GEORGINA BLOOMBERG (USA), Gotham Enterprizes, LLC.: 1/80.580
11 GEMMA W: 2011 KWPN mare by Luidam x Unaniem
DANIEL BLUMAN (ISR), Blue Star Investments: 1/80.940
12 CHACANNO: 2007 Oldenburg gelding by Chacco-Blue x Kannan
MCLAIN WARD (USA), McLain Ward: 4/ 73.370