Thursday, May 27, 2010

G&C Farm Shows Solid Performances at Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show


G&C Farm Shows Solid Performances at Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show

Lexington, KY – May 27, 2010 – GC Farm had another good week at the Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show in Lexington, KY, on May 19-23, 2010. Pablo Barrios rode G&C Farm horses to many top finishes this week. He also increased his lead in the $50,000 Hagyard Challenge Series, a rider bonus program. G&C Farm's state-of-the-art jumper facility is based in Wellington, FL, and owned by Gustavo Mirabal.

Barrios had solid finishes in the two grand prix competitions last week. He and G&C LaGran placed second in the $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI 2*. They were double clear in 34.51 seconds for an early lead, just tipped in the end by two-tenths of a second.

Barrios rode G&C Quick Star 11 to fourth place in the $55,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix, CSI 2*. They went in the jump-off and were double clear with a time of 36.99 seconds, which would hold up for fourth place.

Mirabal said, “The two weeks in Kentucky were amazing. We won a lot of classes, but the most important thing is that we won with a lot of different horses. That means that our program is really strong, and Pablo is riding perfectly. He was the king of Kentucky!”

Barrios and Simply the Best continued their amazing winning streak in the Young Jumper Championship (YJC) Five Year Old division when they won two classes and finished fifth in the qualifier class. Riding G&C Quitvola d'Orval, Barrios was third in the YJC Six Year Old class.

Earlier in the week, Barrios rode G&C Leroy to first and second places in the 1.40m Jumpers, while G&C Lepanto was second. He also rode G&C Flash to fifth place in the 1.40m division. In the 1.45m Jumpers, G&C Sinatra was second, G&C Napoleon placed third, and G&C Tropigold was sixth.

Barrios rode G&C Flash to second place in the $20,000 Bluegrass Classic on Sunday while G&C Blanchee Z placed sixth.

Luis Larrazabal won a High Junior Jumper class on Sil McCarthy. The pair then returned for the High Junior Jumper Classic and won the competitive class.

G&C Farm will make a big trip up north now to compete at the Thunderbird Show Park BC Open Show Jumping Tournament, CSI-W in Langley, British Columbia, Canada on June 2-6, 2010. They will then spend five weeks competing at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


Please visit www.farmgc.com for more information on G&C Farm, their riders, and their horses. You can also find out more by visiting the G&C Farm page on Facebook or follow G&C Farm on Twitter.

G&C Farm brings exceptional horses and top Venezuelan jumper riders to the highest levels of competition. Their state-of-the-art, full-service facility is located in Wellington, FL.

The vision of G&C Farm is to improve the instruction and training of their top jumper riders and horses in order to seek a place on the Venezuelan team for all high level tournaments and top competitions, including the World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games. G&C Farm sponsors top grand prix rider Pablo Barrios of Venezuela, as well as other up and coming riders. The technical advisor at G&C Farm is Olympic Games course designer Leopoldo Palacios.

For more information on G&C Farm, please visit www.farmgc.com.

Photo Credit: All Photos © 2010 Shawn McMillen Photography. These photos may only be used in relation to this press release and with full photo credit.