Jayne Wins Victor Hugo-Vidal National Horse Show Equitation
Championship At The 120th National Horse Show
FL December 1, 2003 Charlie Jayne, 17, of Elgin, Illinois,
riding Ivy owned by Missy Clark, clinched the win in the Victor
Hugo-Vidal Equitation Championship on Sunday, November 30, the final
day of the 120th National Horse Show in Wellington, FL.
three-phase championship was contested over three days and included
testing on the flat, over a hunter course, and on a jumper course.
Charlie bested the reigning champion, his sister Maggie Jayne, 19,
who rode Cedar owned by Sarah Willeman, by two points, edging her
out when the two were asked to work-off following the jumper phase.
Riding off against his sister didnt faze Charlie. That
was just fun, he said. If I won or she won, it was in
the family, so I felt pretty good about that. Its not as much
into the Jumper Phase in the Internationale Arena, the Jayne siblings
were tied for second place with 14 points each. Michael Morrissey
riding Truffle owned by Missy Clark was in the lead with 17 points,
having earned 87 in the Flat Phase on Thursday for third place and
7 points, and 88 in the Hunter Phase on Friday for first place and
10 points. Charlie scored 80 on the flat for fourth place and 6
points, and 84 in the hunters for second place and 8 points. Maggie
earned 90 on the flat for second place and 8 points, and 87 on the
hunter course for fourth place and 6 points. [The points were awarded
for each phase according to the number of riders in the class, i.e.,
first place received one point more than the total number of riders
in the class, which was nine in this years championship; second
place received two points less than first place; third received
three points less than first; and on down to the last place rider
who received one point.] The total points earned from the three
phases determined the Champion and Reserve.
the Jumper Phase, Morrisseys horse had an unsteady first line
and a rail down, for a score of 65, which put him in eighth place
for the class and 19 points total, which was still good enoug for
third place overall. Maggie scored 89 while Charlie earned 87. The
judges called the two Jaynes back for additional testing and they
changed horses to jump the course again. Charlie cleared the 13-effort
track aboard Cedar, but Maggie riding Ivy had a rail down. Charlie
earned the Championship with a final tally of 24 points while Maggie
took Reserve with 22 points.
explained the knockdown with Ivy in the final test, I just
didnt know him real well and I kind of rushed him off the
ground and he ticked it down. But she didnt mind being
beaten by her brother. Oh, its fine, she said.
We switch off all the time.
had ridden Cedar for two weeks earlier in the year at the Winter
Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club show
grounds, but said he didnt feel it made a big difference in
the outcome of the work-off, But at least I knew the horse.
She didnt really know Ivy. Cedar is leased to younger
sister Haylae Jayne, who loaned him to Maggie for the championship.
said with a smile that he had slowly worked his way up to the win.
The flat phase was the first one and thats not my strongest
area, he admitted about his fourth place finish. Then
after that was the hunter phase and he was good over there. I knew
he would be best in the grass field and thats where he was
is a nine-year-old Dutch warmblood gelding owned by Charlies
trainer Missy Clark. Charlie assessed why Ivy did well in the championship,
The fact that hes so smooth and that he can go from
a 14-foot stride to an eight-foot stride really helps in the lines.
And hes easy, so easy.
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