Peter Petschenig and Ennebel Van Het Posthuijs Secure Victory in the $75,000 Alltech Grand Prix

February 27, 2022 - Ocala, FL

Peter Petschenig and Ennebel Van Het Posthuijs secured the victory in the $75,000 Alltech Grand Prix.
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Peter Petschenig and Ennebel Van Het Posthuijs in their winning presentation with Corey Douglas, Lifestyle Sales Representative; Eddie Pineda, Owner of Union Feed; Emily Dickson, Lifestyle Marketing Manager; Tim Karl, Director of Lifestyle and Companion Animal; and David Bankowski, Owner of Brothers Country Supply.
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Shawn Wordley and Casper took home second in the $75,000 Alltech Grand Prix.
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Samantha Schaefer and Frasier jumped to third in the $75,000 Alltech Grand Prix.
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Richard Rinehart and Vincent took the win in the $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix.
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Peter Petschenig (AUT) and Ennebel Van Het Posthuijs, owned by Brooke Peterson, captured the $75,000 Alltech Grand Prix on Saturday, February 26, at World Equestrian Center – Ocala during the Winter Spectacular VIII show. Petschenig and the 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare bested an international field of athletes representing eight countries. This victory marks Petschenig’s second grand prix win of the Winter Spectacular series. After a competitive first round, 15 horse-and-rider combinations advanced to the jump-off. Petschenig and his mount produced a second clear round and flew through the timers at 34.162 seconds to capture the top prize.

“I just thought about going fast,” said Petschenig of his jump-off round. “I wasn’t trying to chase anyone because that never works out for me. She landed and moved where everything was right there. I landed from the combination and three strides after I saw one less and just went for it. It was really long but her scope is incredible. I just rode what I had at every moment in that jump-off.”

Sharn Wordley (NZL) piloted his own Casper to second place with a time of 35.785 seconds. Third place was awarded to Samantha Schaefer (USA) and Bonne Vie LLC’s Frasier after they stopped the clock at 36.730 seconds.

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$75,000 Alltech Grand Prix Results:

1. Ennebel Van Het Posthuijs, Peter Petschenig (AUT), Brooke Peterson: 0 | 0 | 34.162
2. Casper, Sharn Wordley (NZL), Sharn Wordley: 0 | 0 | 35.785
3. Frasier, Samantha Schaefer (USA), Bonne Vie LLC: 0 | 0 | 36.730
4. Verdi O’Merveilles, Tiffany Hammack (USA), Foxwood Farm: 0 | 0 | 37.006
5. Diamant’s Legacy, Jordan Petersen (USA), Derek Petersen: 0 | 0 | 37.040
6. Arpeggi, Brooke Kemper (USA), Caroline Blum: 0 | 0 | 37.339
7. Gangster CHS, Kris Killam (USA), Helene Jones: 0 | 0 | 37.516
8. Hakini, Adam Sklansky (USA), Ellen Walker: 0 | 0 | 39.029
9. Da Vinci KDW Z, Carly Campbell-Cooper (CAN), John Jamieson: 0 | 0 | 39.210
10. Eurostar 1, James Arkins (AUS), James Arkins: 0 | 0 | 39.279

Richard Rinehart and Vincent Claim the $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix

Richard Rinehart and Ron Caraway’s Vincent bested a field of 51 competitors to take home the top prize in the $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix in the WEC Grand Arena. Colm Quinn (IRL) designed two testing tracks and 23 competitors cleared the first round to advance to the jump-off. Rinehart and the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding proved unbeatable after stopping the clock at 30.049 seconds.

“Vincent is an extremely careful horse,” explained Rinehart. “I’ve been riding him for six months now. He is owned by Ron Caraway whose kids rode when they were younger, and he still has the bug. I was very happy with Vincent. We have been working on going faster when the jumps are bigger, and it was fun to have a chance to open up his stride.”

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$10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix Results:

1. Vincent, Richard Rinehart, Ron Caraway: 0 | 0 | 30.049
2. Ghana FS Z, Tiffany Hammack, Foxwood Farm: 0 | 0 | 30.693
3. Copain, Rowan Willis, Peter Moore: 0 | 0 | 30.796
4. Vertigo Delorme, Penny Brennan, Penny Brennan: 0 | 0 | 31.038
5. Cezarro, Bryn Sadler, Showcase 81, LLC: 0 | 0 | 31.285
6. La Dolce Vita VDL, Richard Rinehart, Allison Vinatieri: 0 | 0 | 31.574
7. Victorio 5, Abigail McArdle, Abigail McArdle: 0 | 0 | 31.770
8. D.A. Duras, Matthias Hollberg, Jacqueline Mars: 0 | 0 | 31.924
9. Cuba Libre V, Sean Jobin, Foxridge Farms: 0 | 0 | 32.010
10. Cole Younger, Megan Wexler, Golden Oaks Farm, LLC: 0 | 0 | 32.468