Cassio Rivetti and Kaiser Van Het Lambroeck Win Big in SIR IV's $60,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix

Jul 3, 2019 - 5:25 PM

For Immediate Release

Parker, CO – July 3, 2018 – The fourth week of the Summer in the Rockies competitive series (SIR) at the Colorado Horse Park (CHP) concluded on Sunday, June 30, marking the half-way point of the series. SIR is the region’s most prominent Hunter and Jumper show series, attracting the equestrian sport’s top competitors, vying for a piece of the generous prize money, as well as spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite athletes.


Cassio Rivetti and Kaiser Van Het Lambroeck flying high in the $60,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix.
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The $60,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix was held on Saturday, June 29, and welcomed 25 entries to the International Arena to compete for the week’s top prize. The Berm Pavilion and lawn seating accommodated a large spectator crowd as Cassio Rivetti of Brazil and Kaiser Van Het Lambroeck, owned by Neil Jones Equestrian, galloped to victory.


Cassio Rivetti and Kaiser Van Het Lambroeck collecting their awards from Griffis Residential’s Audrey Jossi, Jamie Pichot, Robyn Nisbett, and Ian Griffis after the $60,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix.
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A jump-off time of 37.356 seconds secured Rivetti and Kaiser Van Het Lambroeck’s place at the top of the podium. “I have had [Kaiser Van Het Lambroeck] since he was five,” said Rivetti of his mount. “I am producing him slowly and taking our time. I think he is going to be a really great horse for the future. He is doing well.”


Course Designer Catsy Cruz of Mexico built the track for the $60,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix. “It was a good course,” Rivetti continued, “the end of the course was really big.” 



Richard Spooner and Quirado RC soaring to second place in the $60,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix. 
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Second-place finisher, Richard Spooner of Agua Dulce, CA, completed the jump-off aboard entry Quirado RC, owned by Show Jumping Syndications Int’l, in 38.312 seconds. Third place was awarded to Kaitlin Campbell of San Marcos, CA, and Sweet Oak Farm’s entry, Belize D’ive Z, with a 39.032 second jump-off.


Kaitlin Campbell and Belize D’ive Z rounded out the top three in the $60,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix
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The $25,000 Littleton Equine Medical Center Welcome Grand Prix was held on Thursday, June 20, and saw Kaitlin Campbell lead the victory gallop on Belize D’ive Z after a quick jump-off time of 35.378 seconds. “I thought [the course] was really friendly for a Welcome. The track rode nicely, no tricks for the horses, it should set them up nicely for Saturday.” Campbell continued, “I have done a lot of fast classes with [Belize D’ive Z] and I know I can run her, once it’s jump-off time she always figures it out. I went ‘pedal to the medal’ and trusted her to figure it out.”


Kaitlin Campbell and Belize D’ive Z were the big winners in the $25,000 Littleton Equine Medical Center Welcome Grand Prix.
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Karen Cudmore of Omaha, NE, expertly guided Blair Cudmore’s Coneja through the timers in 37.735 seconds for a second-place finish. Cassio Rivetti rode Kaiser Van Het Lambroeck to third with a jump-off time of 37.841 seconds.


Littleton Equine Medical Center’s Jen Huffman, Katie Whits, DVM, and Scott Toppin, DVM,  presented awards to Kaitlin Campbell and Belize D’ive Z after the $25,000 Littleton Equine Medical Center Welcome Grand Prix.
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Jumper Highlights

Alison Sinclaire of Winnetka, IL, was awarded champion honors aboard Anabella Sanchez’s Zersina in the OsphosⓇ Children’s Jumper Division. Stephanie McConnell of Littleton, CO, rode James McConnell’s Quidam to the reserve.

The OsphosⓇ Adult Amateur Jumper Division presented champion honors to Grace Hoover of Eudora, KS, and her entry, House. In the reserve position was Corey Diener of Frisco, TX, and Isabella Angeletti’s MTM Corsair.

The Holiday Inn Parker Low Adult Amateur Jumper Division saw Nathan Rolfe of Wellington, FL, and Alex Jayne’s Jolita take home champion honors. Reserve champion was awarded to Melissa Brant of Littleton, CO, aboard her own, Walk The Line.

Alex Jayne’s Beja was guided by Allison Sinclair of Winnetka, IL, and earned the champion spot in the Holiday Inn Parker Low Children’s Jumper Division. Colorado Springs, Colorado’s Anna Kramer piloted Alexia Honegger’s Irish to reserve.

Champion honors in the Griffis Residential High Junior/Amateur Jumper Division were claimed by Brooke Peterson of Plano, TX, and Fast Flo, owned by Nicole Peterson. It’s Real Love VD Smis Z was ridden by owner, Violet Lindemann Barnett of San Francisco, CA, and took home the reserve.

The Medium Junior/Amateur Jumper Division saw Kevin McCarthy of Omaha, NE, ride his own, Sig Beaujolais to top honors. Picobello Choppin PC, owned by Sloan Linemann Barnett, carried Violet Lindeman Barnett of San Francisco, CA, to the reserve title.

Wellington, Florida’s Caroline Donnally expertly guided her gelding, Always Me, to champion honors in the Vita Flex Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Division. Reserve honors went to both, Kiley McCullough of San Tan Valley, AZ, aboard her Collin, and Kelsie Cruciotti of Bluffdale, UT, and Pony Lane Farm’s Everything. 

Nicole Jackson of Colorado Springs, CO, rode her entry, Covergirl, for the champion prize in the Front Range Kubota Modified Children’s Jumper Division. Reserve champion was assigned to both, Ivy Hinds of Aurora, CO, and her Gambo II, and Ava Uhrig of Greenwood Village, CO, aboard her Calligraphy.

The Modified Junior/Amateur Jumper Division sponsored by Voltaire Design saw Brooke Cudmore of Omaha, NE, guide Karen Cudmore’s Rosa to champion. Colina B and rider/owner, Ava Hernandez of Leawood, KS, rode to reserve.


Hunter Highlights


Davidson and Amberlee Wentz earned top honors in the $5,000 USHJA Hunter Derby.
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Friday, June 28, played host to the $5,000 USHJA Hunter Derby. Amberlee Wentz of Colorado Springs, CO, and Dana Vollbracht’s Davidson topped the class of 28 with a score of 176.5. Earning the red ribbon was owner/rider Jaden Olson of Parker, CO, and Conradical, with a score of 176. Rounding out the top three was Jennifer Rhodes of Sedalia, CO, and Limitless, owned by Stacy Stephens.


Jaden Olson and Conradical rode to second place in the $5,000 USHJA Hunter Derby.
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The 18-35 Marshall & Sterling Adult Amateur Hunter Division named Nadia Al-Ani of Lenexa, KS, champion aboard her entry, April. Alexandria Marchi of Los Alamos, NM, earned reserve champion atop her Carahmia. 

The 36 & Over Marshall & Sterling Adult Amateur Hunter Division saw Dana Volbract of Denver, CO, clinch the championship spot aboard her Up In Smoke. The reserve title was awarded to Stacy Stephens of Denver, CO, with her entry, Limitless.

Jennifer Wallern of Parker, CO, rode Woodhaven Stable’s Three Rivers for the champion honors in the Trapper’s Chop House 3’3” Hunter Division. Owner and rider, Sarah Kullman of Parker, CO, took home reserve champion aboard Rozario.

The Mile High Golf Carts 3’6” Amateur Owner Hunter Division named Kelsey Cruciotti of Bluffdale, UT, and Pony Lane Farm’s entry, Queen Celeste, champion. Madeline Thatcher of Bluffdale, UT, piloted Pony Lane Farm’s Summer Place for reserve champion honors.

Sora Sohn of Denver, CO, rode her entry, Camexico, for champion honors in the 14 & Under Marshall & Sterling Children’s Hunter Division. Anacapri Zuniga of Gilbert, AZ, guided Mackenzie Carreras’ Check Me Out to collect reserve champion. 

The 15-17 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Hunter Division, saw Macy Lynch of Highlands Ranch, CO, earn champion honors aboard her CR Vip. Reserve honors went to owner/rider Natalie Smith of Denver, CO, atop Quaretino. 

The 3’3” Junior Hunter Division awarded the champion title to Anna Pemble of Overland Park, KS, and her Arendelle. Tegan Zimmerman of Gilbert, AZ, rode Kobe Zimmerman’s All I Ever Wanted for reserve champion.

The 3’6” Junior Hunter Division saw Lauren Jorgensen of Albuquerque, NM, and her entry, Zaskia, take home the blue ribbon. Cuidado was ridden by owner, Julia Werkhoven of Tempe, AZ, and was awarded reserve honors.

The Modified Adult Hunter Division named Kirbi Spanbauer of Castle Rock, CO, champion aboard Stefanie Pahlavan’s Nachtprinz. Reserve honors were presented to Arpeggio and owner/rider, Lisa Philpott of Castle Rock, CO.

The Modified Children’s Hunter Division awarded Alexandra Luedke of Arvada, CO, and her Ekirsten S champion honors. Vivian Yerkes of Fairview, TX, and her Sultan were assigned reserve.

Golden, CO resident, Aedan Mooney, earned champion honors in the American National Large Pony Hunter Division aboard entry, Royal Classic. Lucy Butler of Castle Rock, CO, claimed the reserve spot aboard Molly Rinedollar’s Helicon Special Notice. 

The American National Small/Medium Pony Hunter Division saw owner/rider Aedan Moony earn champion honors aboard Shining Star. The reserve spot was secured by Ryleigh Hart of Goodyear, AZ, aboard her entry, Rollingwoods Q & A.

The Nickerdoodle Pre-Adult Hunter Division presented champion honors to Merin Lynch of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Sagill, owned by Stacy Lynch. Paige Roemmich of Parker, CO, competed with her own, As You Wish, to secure reserve.

The Nickerdoodle Pre-Children’s Hunter Division named Ryleigh Hart of Goodyear, AZ, and Alyssa Hart’s Woodford champions. Heather Fleming of Englewood, CO, was named reserve champion aboard Figaro V, owned by Sarah Cowden.

Hoover Farm’s Foxlairs Gremlin carried Payton Hoover of Eudora, KS, to victory in the Stirrup Hunter Division. Sierra Kalb of Castle Rock, CO, took home reserve champion on Katie Crone’s CR Explosive

Three more weeks of competition will complete the SIR series, starting with SIR V, held from July 3 through July 7. Thursday, July 4, will play host to the $25,000 Carolina Arena Equipment Welcome Grand Prix and Saturday, July 6, will host the $80,000 Front Range Kubota Grand Prix, as well as the $25,000 Voltaire Design U25 Classic. Spectators are welcome to attend both events, parking and admission are free.

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