June 28, 2012 –
Hot off his fourth place finish in the recent FEI World Jumping Challenge held in
In the High Junior/Amateur-Owner division, Andrade took the Reserve Championship title riding Costa, and also enjoyed a second place finish in the $10,000 NAL High Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic with Tiny Tim.
Stepping up to the top level of the sport despite his young age, Andrade was the lead-off rider in Saturday night’s $35,000 Outback Steakhouse Grand Prix. Riding La Fe Forli, a 10-year-old bay gelding bred in
“Emanuel was the first rider on course and had a beautiful round; he rode really well,” said Andrade’s trainer Angel Karolyi, who operates Hollow Creek Farm in Aiken, South Carolina, with business partner Andrea King. “Being first in the order, he didn’t have the advantage of knowing how the course was going to ride, but I thought he managed it beautifully. He was unlucky to have the plank down which came down a lot; the horses didn’t see it well and it was easy to knock down.”
Coach Karolyi, who also hails from
“I had two unlucky verticals down with Boccaccio, but I am very pleased with him; he is really growing into himself,” said Karolyi of the 11-year-old grey Belgian Warmblood gelding sired by Kent Farrington’s well-known grand prix mount, Up Chiqui. “He is now jumping the combinations well, which he was still having a little bit of trouble with in
Karolyi also enjoyed a fun victory in the $3,500 Ride and Run charity event held Saturday night prior to the start of the $35,000 Outback Steakhouse Grand Prix. Riding Willy Wonka, Karolyi was responsible for clearing nine jumps in the fastest time possible before Lorcan Gallagher, a 21-year-old Irishman currently training with Hollow Creek Farm, had the arduous task of running with a wheel barrow. The pair proved to be a winning combination, clocking in with the fastest combined time.
The next stop on the summer tour for Hollow Creek Farm and its riders will be the Kentucky Summer Classic Horse Shows held in July and August at the
For more information on Hollow Creek Farm, a large training business focusing on both horses and riders, please visit www.hollowcreekfarms.com.
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