Clementine Goutal And Amethyst Win FEI Childrens
World Jumping Competition I
FL February 21, 2004 Clementine Goutal, 13, of New
York City, NY, rode two horses in todays FEI Childrens
World Jumping Competition 1 and placed first with Amethyst and second
with Lightfeet in the overall standings after two rounds of competition
at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. Cloverleaf
Farm owns both horses. Riders will compete in Competition 2 tomorrow
to determine which riders qualify for the FEI Childrens World
Jumping Final to be held in California later this year. The competition
is open to riders age 12 to 14.
the DeNemethy Arena today, 21 horses took the tests built by course
designer Mehves Trak. The first round required riders to go clear
over 12 fences, which included two double combinations, under the
time allowed of 76 seconds. You didnt have to go fast
though, said Clementine. She went clear with both of her horses
clocking in at 70.24 with Amethyst and 71.78 with Lightfeet.
The times determined the jumping order for the next round, which
was a speed course. With time allowed at 57 seconds, Clementine
blazed around the 10-effort course in 39.74 with Amethyst to take
the win, and 41.88 aboard Lightfeet for second place.
the overall standings, her placings gave Clementine the two top
spots. It was really fun. It was exciting, she said.
Fences ranged from 37 to 311 did
that seem high to her? Not really, actually, she said.
The course was kind of different, it was a change they
blocked off part of the ring because the FEI has certain dimensions
and regulations. I liked the course because it fit my riding style.
There were obviously some tight turns, but there were also some
really long, gappy lines. My horses were so good.
is a 10-year-old, 16-hand, dark bay Dutch gelding and Lightfeet
is a 12-year-old, 16-hand, bay Hanoverian mare, bay. Both horses
were previously ridden by her sister, Briande Goutal, 15, and have
been in the family for almost four years each. Lightfeet is
hyper and Im really hyper, said Clementine of her relationship
to the mare. She looks around a little bit, but she would
never stop and she rarely spooks. Of her winning mount today,
Amethyst, she said, I dont know if our personalities
fit its like an opposites thing. Hes very concentrated.
If he were a person hed be something like a trapeze artist
because he tries really hard and he sets his mind on what he wants
to do. If I could have any horses, it would be them.
trains at Beacon Hill in Colts Neck, New Jersey, with Frank and
Stacia Madden, Max Amaya, Krista Freundlich, and Kelley Fielder.
She started riding five years ago. Now an eighth grader at The Professional
Childrens School in Manhattan, Clementine makes the three-hour
roundtrip to the barn four times a week. She commuted to Wellington
for most of January, but is now in residence and has a semi-private
tutor along with Briande.
ahead to tomorrows competition, Clementine said, I obviously
want to be in the top ribbons but my horses were so good today Ill
be happy with them either way. Theyre just so cool.
She is enthusiastic about qualifying for the final in California.
I would love to go. It would be awesome to go. That would
be so much fun.
earlier competition today in the Internationale Arena, 42 riders
wrapped up two days of competition to determine the A-O Hunter 18-35
Champion. Francesca Caroli riding Jazz for the Caroli Stables won
the Amateur-Owner Working Hunter 18-35 Championship, Section A.
Whitney Roper riding her own Saloon won the Amateur-Owner Working
Hunter 18-35 Championship, Section B.
complete results, visit www.stadiumjumping.com
WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL TICKET INFORMATION
days for the 2004 Winter Equestrian Festival are Wednesday through
Sunday. Gates open at 8:00 am. Ticket Prices: Wednesdays are free
to everyone; Children 12 and under are admitted free every day;
Young Adults 13 to 18 and Seniors are $5 on Thursday through Sunday;
Adults are $5 on Thursday and Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $15 on
Sunday. The Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club is located on Pierson
Road off South Shore Boulevard. For additional information, visit
www.stadiumjumping.com or call 561-793-5867.
WEF SCHEDULE OF COMPETITIONS
18 - 22 Florida Classic/WCHR Spectacular CSI-W/Y CSI-Ch
19 - 22 Zada Enterprises, LLC Florida Dressage Classic
25 - 29 PDP Capital Wellington Masters CSI***
3 - 7 CN Wellington Open CSI-W
10 - 14 CSIO United States Cosequin Finale CSIO***
18 - 21 Zada Enterprises WEF Dressage Classic CDI***/Y
(Qualifier for Olympic Selection Trials)
24 - 28 Tampa Bay Classic CSI-W (Bob Thomas Equestrian Center)
30 - April 3 Tournament of Champions CSI-W (Bob Thomas Equestrian
3 Budweiser American Invitational (Raymond James Stadium)
2004 MILLION DOLLAR GRAND PRIX SERIES
22 $60,000 Idle Dice Classic, presented by Palm Beach Post, CSI-W
29 $75,000 PDP Capital Masters Cup, CSI***
7 $75,000 CN Wellington Open presented by Estates of Wellington
12 $50,000 Samsung Nations Cup, presented by CN, CSIO****
14 $100,000 Cosequin U.S. Open Jumper Championship, CSIO****
28 $75,000 Grand Prix of Tampa, presented by Kilkenny/ICH, CSI-W
3 $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, presented by The Tampa