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Lisa Goldman and Morocco Ride to $25,000 Tapestry Farms Grand Prix Victory During Showplace Jumper Classic

 
Lisa Goldman and Morocco won the $25,000 Tapestry Farms Grand Prix, sponsored by the Struve Family, during the 2015 Showplace Jumper Spectacular.
  
Roscoe, Illinois - Sept. 5, 2015 - It was a day for the memory books for Redcoat Farm, and especially for professional rider Lisa Goldman. Not only did her students shine in the 2015 USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Team Championships, but she topped off Saturday with the win in the $25,000 Tapestry Farms Grand Prix, sponsored by The Struve Family. Goldman was the pathfinder of the class with Morocco, capturing the win with an untouchable time of 38.087 seconds.
 
"Winning today was the icing on an incredible day," Goldman said. "Morocco did a great job out there, and he was really revved up. I am so excited though about how fantastic the whole barn has done during the Showplace Jumper Spectacular. Louisa [Brackett] competed her first grand prix today with Aslan, and she ended with only four faults, which is so exciting! One of our students was on the Silver Medal Team for the Children's North Regional Team Championship, and Brenda [Perkovich] was on the Gold Medal Team for the Adult Amateur Regional Team Championship. This day could not have gone any better, we even won the Barn Competition earlier this morning!"

Red Coat Farm won the Barn Competition held during the 2015 USHJA Chidlren's & Adult Amateur North Regional Team Championships.
 
Sixteen horse and rider combinations mastered Anderson Lima's opening round, making for a nail biting speed track. Goldman, the first to find her way with Morocco, knew that she had to put on the pressure with several contenders hot on her heels. She kept a speedy pace throughout the entire course, opting for the inside track and a slick slice to a skinny vertical, yet nothing stood in there, even when they had a minor slip and added a stride.

Lisa Goldman and Morocco
 
"I slipped a little in the jump-off, but he is a little cat-like in that way. The course felt good, it was a fast jump-off and a great class," Goldman said. "I knew I had slipped in the jump-off and slowed down and added, so I knew I left the door open."
 
Lina Rojas was the fourth in the return order, and she had her eye on the lion's share of the earnings. Riding Cafino Z, Rojas followed the same strategy as Goldman, yet they fell just shy of the winning time, breaking the beam in 38.171 seconds.

Lina Rojas and Cafino Z
 
Goldman said, "I heard the crowd scream while I was in the schooling ring, and I just thought to myself that I had lost the lead. They were so into it! When I went back in, I was shocked that Lina had not caught me, especially since she is one to look out for. She can go really fast, and her horses are amazing. She is a competitor that I definitely cannot take for granted when I am out there."
 
"I have had him for four years, and we began working with each other when I was living in Europe, and we have continued to build our relationship now that we are living in America," Rojas said. "He has been doing a great job, we have won some High Amateur Jumper classes and have placed in several grand prix, and I am really happy with the horse. It is very difficult to win against Lisa and Morocco, who are a super team. It was so close, and I am so happy."
 
"This is the first time I have shown at the Ledges facility, it is very nice and very friendly. Showplace always does a wonderful job managing the show, and the course designer is very good. I enjoyed Anderson's courses in the spring, and I enjoyed the grand prix today. He always builds accordingly, and his courses ask the right questions," Rojas concluded.
 
Goldman finished out the class in third place with Hindsight, and duplicated her effort aboard Stonestreet, owned by Madison Billings, for the fourth place finish.

Lisa Goldman and Hindsight
 
"It was Hindsight's first time going double-clear today, and he has continued to get better and better with each grand prix. This was the first time he made it to the jump-off, and he has done so well. The fact that he came in third is wonderful, and it is showing how consistent he is becoming," Goldman said. "This was my first time showing Stonestreet, and he reminds me of Cowboy. He looks like him, goes like him, jumps like him so it was easy to acclimate to him. It wasn't hard to jump right into the prix with him."
 
Maggie Jayne closed out the top five as the last of the double-clear efforts aboard Splendor, while Serah Vogus and Celestina rounded out the top six as the fastest of the four-fault efforts.
 
In its usual hospitable fashion, Showplace Productions along with sponsors Telluride Farm, Kathleen Hope, Liz Atkins, Sue Leverick and Chicago Equestrian hosted an exhibitor's dinner to celebrate the 2015 USHJA Children's & Adult Amateur North Regional Jumper Championships and the $25,000 Tapestry Grand Prix. 
 
The Showplace Jumper Spectacular will conclude tomorrow with a day of classics and championships. The $1,500 Puddle Jumper Classic will kick off the final day as the first event of the morning, while the $1,500 Modified Child/Adult Classic, sponsored by Prairie Equine will pave the way for the $5,000 Individual USHJA North Regional Championships for both the Children's and Adult Amateur Jumpers. The afternoon will conclude with the $5,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, sponsored by Old Barrington Farm.

Star Creek Video will live stream the Regional Championship for the first time in its three-year history, with live commentary by Diane Carney, USEF R HU/EQ/JP Judge. Visit www.starcreeklive.com for live action, on demand footage and additional interviews. 

For the complete schedule of the Showplace Jumper Spectacular, click here.

For more information, directions or complete results, please visit www.showplaceproductions.com.

$25,000 Tapestry Farm Grand Prix Results 
                                                   First Round          Jump Off
Pl  Nbr  Horse           Rider                     Faults    Time      Faults    Time
___________________________________________________________
1   676 Morocco         Lisa Goldman                       71.096              38.087
2   683 Cafino Z        Lina Rojas                         82.420              38.171
3   658 Hindsight       Lisa Goldman                       79.235              39.599
4   662 Stonestreet     Lisa Goldman                       75.607              40.235
5   826 Splendor        Maggie Jayne                       80.259              42.697
6   839 Celestina       Serah Vogus                        84.069              48.945
7   657 Rocs To Riches  Lisa Goldman                       77.422       4      39.393
8   793 Dirkie Z        Nick Novak                         79.373       4      40.650
9   660 Sovereign       Lisa Goldman                       79.148       4      40.897

Showplace Jumper Spectacular and Showplace Fall Classic Fast Facts:
 
What: Two weeks of Showplace Productions Competition
 
Website: 
  
When:
Showplace Jumper Spectacular Sept. 2-6, 2015 at Ledges Sporting Horses, Roscoe, Illinois

Showplace Fall Classic Sept. 8-13, 2015 at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois 
 
Where:
Ledges Sporting Horses and Show Grounds
12250 Love Road
Roscoe, Illinois 61073
(815) 623-2700 
 
Lamplight Equestrian Center
6N940 Dunham Road
Wayne, Illinois 60184
(630) 497-1770
 
Highlights:
Showplace Jumper Spectacular 
$20,000 Children's/Adult Jumper Regional Championship North including: 
$5,000 NAL & M/S Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic sponsored by C&E Transportation 
$5,000 High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic sponsored by Luxmax 
$10,000 Open Welcome Stake sponsored by Nutrena 
and the: 
$25,000 Tapestry Farm Grand Prix I, sponsored by the Struve Family 

Showplace Fall Classic
USEF Zone V Horse of the Year Finals
IHJA Medal Finals
Marshall and Sterling Midwest Finals
$5,000 M/S Children's/Adult Jumper Championship
$5,000 NAL & M/S Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic
$5,000 High SJHF Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic
$10,000 Open Welcome Stake
$30,000 Showplace Grand Prix  
 
Over-the-Top Showplace Productions Hospitality Includes: 
Week I at Ledges Sporting Horses 
Friday Jersey Mike's Exhibitors Party 
Saturday Party open to all Sponsored By Telluride Farm, Kathleen Hope, Liz Atkins, Sue Leverick, Chicago Equestrian 
Sunday Exhibitors Brunch open to all 
Week II at Lamplight Equestrian Center
Thursday Shakou Sushi Exhibitors Party 
Saturday VIP Patrons Party
Saturday Exhibitors Party at the Pavilion
Sunday Exhibitor Party 
 
Contacts:
Manager: Patrick Boyle (847) 274-6834, Fax (847) 717-6653 ShowsNo1@aol.com     
Secretary: Nicole Boyle nicole@showplaceproductions.com 

Media Contact:
Phelps Media Group
www.phelpsmediagroup.com
info@phelpsmediagroup.com
On site contact: Kendall Bierer 561-309-9873 
 
For Livestream go to: ShowplaceProductions.com