Wyndmont Inc. Tops Leaderboard During First Three Weeks of HITS Coachella Desert Circuit

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Shawn Casady and Valinski S Win $30,000 SmartPak Open Prix

Shawn Casady and Olympic veteran, Valinski S, won the $30,000 SmartPak Open Prix on Friday of Week III with a double-clear performance out of an original starting field of 62 competitors.

"Valinkski S is naturally fast so I knew that I just had to neaten it up," said Casady on their jump-off. "I needed to be quick and smooth without getting too greedy on course."

The pair also took home a sixth place finish in Sunday's $70,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix. Looking ahead, Casady and Valinski S will compete to qualify for the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Thermal CSI3*-W on Saturday, Feb. 10, during Week IV.

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Week I Highlights

  • Playboy Blue VH Z, an 8-year-old Warmblood gelding, jumped clear to place second in the $15,000 1.40m Kindredbio Jumper class.
  • Wyndmont grand prix veterans Valinski S and Zephyr consistently produced top 10 placings in the $70,000 Back on Track Grand Prix and $30,000 SmartPak Open Prix.
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Week II Highlights

  • The 9-year-old Warmblood mare, Evelien, placed second out of 110 entries in the 1.30m ALU Jumpers, while the 6-year-old Selle Français gelding, Amai du Bourgeonet, placed sixth in the class.
  • Interline H, a 15-year-old Warmblood gelding, finished second in the 1.40m Horseflight Jumpers.
  • Playboy Blue VH Z took home another red ribbon in the $5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation 1.35m Open Welcome class.
  • In the hunter ring, the recently imported 5-year-old Warmblood gelding, Mission Point, and Casady took home blue ribbons over fences in the Green 3' Hunter division throughout Weeks I and II.
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Week III Highlights

  • Amai du Bourgeonet placed sixth out of 46 in the $10,000 1.35m Electronic Vet Jumper Classic.
  • Favoriet U, an 8-year-old Warmblood gelding, finished fifth out of 41 in the 1.40m Horseflight Jumpers.

With the conclusion of Week III, Casady currently sits in third in the Kindredbio Leading Rider standings with 26 points. As the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit hits the halfway point during Week IV, the team at Wyndmont looks to continue its winning ways and achieve more positive experiences in the show ring with its talented string of young horses.

Wyndmont Inc. consistently produces top quality jumper and hunter horses, while offering superior training for professional and amateur athletes. Throughout the year, Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman travel with their world-class string of horses and clients to compete at many of the nation's most prestigious horse shows, demonstrating their passion and commitment to helping their students and horses succeed.

All photos by ESI Photography.

Wyndmont Heads to HITS Coachella for the 2018 Winter Show Circuit

Thermal, Calif. - Dec. 21, 2017 - After a successful cross-country summer for the Wyndmont team, trainers Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman along with rider Shawn Casady will be heading to the HITS Desert Horse Park for the duration of the winter circuit. 

The decision to head to the west coast for the winter comes after a long and successful summer and fall show circuit all along the east coast including reputable horse shows such as HITS-on-the-Hudson and the Tryon Fall Series. The team will be bringing along its best selection of horses both new and veteran that have consistently had top placings throughout the year. Casady and Valinski S took the top placing in the $50,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties and only two weeks later took another victory in the $50,000 Equo Grand Prix also in New York. 

"We have been based at WEF for over 11 years and it has been a tremendous opportunity, but after more than a decade, it is time for a change. Tom Struzzari has been very welcoming and supportive, and we are excited to be a part of HITS Coachella", commented Ronnie Beard. " Earlier this year we attended the 4* event and took notice of the significant upgrades to the park. The level of competition there continues to improve and we are looking forward to bringing a great mix of veteran grand prix horses and developing young horses that will all have a chance at great prize money, as well as working with new clients this year." 

  Shawn Casady and Valinski S. Photo By: ESI Photography   

Shawn Casady and Valinski S. Photo By: ESI Photography
 

The HITS series had its beginnings in north Florida but has since expanded to Arizona, New York, Virginia, Illinois and, of course, California. The series is home to three of the richest grand prixs in the world. The HITS Coachella Desert Circuit features eight weeks of USEF rated hunter and jumper competition and includes nearly $3 million dollars in prize money. Running from January 16th through March 18th highlights include two USHJA International Derbies, the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Thermal, and the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix. 

Wyndmont's string of talented horses include grand prix veterans Valinski S and Zephyr, as well as up-and-coming grand prix talent Cas. They also have a group of young horses that have been very consistent throughout the summer and fall and include Favoriet U, Cecotto De La Ogi, Amai du Bourgeonet, Playboy Blue VH Z, and Evelien, as well as the talented green hunter Mission Point. 

Wyndmont, Inc. offers superior training for professional and amateur athletes and consistently produces top quality jumper and hunter horses. Throughout the year, Beard and Dorman frequently travel with their talented string of horses and clients to compete at many of the nations' most prestigious horse shows. The pair is passionate about helping their students and horses succeed at the top level of competition and are always open to helping riders find the horse which is best suited to help them meet their unique goals.

Wyndmont Team Tops Tryon Fall Series

Tryon, N.C. - Oct. 31, 2017 - The Wyndmont Inc. team of trainers Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman with rider Shawn Casady showcased their elite group of horses during three weeks at the Tryon International Equestrian Center.  

  Valinski S and Shawn Casady

Valinski S and Shawn Casady

Valinksi S - 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood Gelding
On Saturday night, Valinski S galloped to a second place finish in the $130,000 Grand Prix CSI 3*. He and rider Shawn Casady were just 3/10ths of a second slower than the leader. The class was part of the Tryon Fall 6 CSI 3*, which hosted the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Jumping Test Event.
 
Zephyr - 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood Gelding
The Wyndmont Team spent three weeks at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, and Zephyr kicked off the first week with a win in the 1.40m Open Jumpers. During the third week, Zephyr and Casady went on to place third in the $35,000 1.45m Open Jumper Stake with a double clear round, after placing third in the 1.40m Open Jumper Power and Speed class.
 
Cas - 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood Gelding
Cas took home the coveted title of "Best Turned Out Horse" during the FEI Jog for the Tryon Fall 6 CSI 3*. During the first week he placed second behind Zephyr in the 1.40m Open Jumpers, and then went one to place second in the speed class as well. His top finishes helped him earn the 1.40m Open Jumper Championship. The next week, Cas was double clear in the 1.40m Open Jumpers for a third place finish.

  Favoriet U and Shawn Casady

Favoriet U and Shawn Casady

Favoriet U - 7-year-old Warmblood Gelding
Favoriet U started strong during the Tryon Fall 4 CSI 3*, producing a double clear effort in the 1.35m Open Jumpers and then also clearing the track during the 1.35m Open Jumper speed class. He was double clear the following week during the 1.35m Open Jumper Stake, and closed out the trip by stepping up to the 1.40m Open Jumpers, where he had just one rail in the speed class.

Cecotto De La Ogi - 6-year-old Warmblood Gelding
Consistency was key for Cecotto De La Ogi who was double clear in both of the 1.30m Open Jumper classes during the first week of Tryon. He then went on to be clear in the first class of the 6-Year-Old Jumpers during the second week, where he was also third in the Young Jumper Championship class.
 
Amai Du Bourgeonet - 7-year-old Selle Francais Gelding
Amai Du Bourgeonet kicked off the first week of Wyndmont's trip to Tryon with a clear round in the 1.30m Open Jumper speed class to place sixth. He continued to showcase his prowess for the speed classes when he stepped up to the 1.35m Open Jumpers, placing fifth in the timed event.

  Playboy Blue VH Z and Shawn Casady

Playboy Blue VH Z and Shawn Casady

Playboy Blue VH Z - 7-year-old Warmblood Gelding
During the second week of the Tryon Fall Horse Shows, Playboy Blue VH Z turned in three clear rounds in the 7-Year-Old Jumpers, earning a third place finish in the 7-Year-Old Young Jumper Championship. He then went on to compete in the 1.35m Open Jumpers during the third week. After winning the jump-off class and placing second in the speed class he took home the division's reserve championship title.

All photos by Sportfot.

Shawn Casady and Cas Win $5,000 1.40m Open Jumpers at Balmoral Horse Park

Wyndmont Inc. continued their successful summer at the prestigious Balmoral Horse Park to compete in the first week of the HITS Showplace of Summer series. With the guidance of trainers Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman, Shawn Casady and Cas kicked off the event with a win in $5,000 Johnson Horse Transportation 1.40m Open Jumpers, completing a jump-off almost two seconds faster than the second place finisher. 

Valinski S and Shawn Casady Win $50,000 Equo Grand Prix at HITS-on- the- Hudson

Valinski S and Shawn Casady Win $50,000 Equo Grand Prix at HITS-on- the- Hudson

Despite being partners for just two short months, Valinski S and Shawn Casady added a second grand prix victory to their resume on Sunday during the $50,000 Equo Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson. The duo represented Wyndmont Farm’s Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman, topping the nine-horse jump-off with a double-clear effort that was a full second faster than the runner-up.

Wyndmont Inc's Valinski S Wins $50,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix with Shawn Casady

Wyndmont Inc's Valinski S Wins $50,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix with Shawn Casady

After an excellent first week of competition at HITS Saugerties, the Wyndmont team and Shawn Casady again earned top honors as new and veteran horses took to the ring during the second week. The high caliber of Wyndmont's sales horses combined with the skilled guidance of young professional Casady has proved to be a dynamite combination. Casady attributes the ease of becoming familiar with his new horses to Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman's combined expertise.

Wyndmont, Inc and Shawn Casady Debut with Top Results at HITS-on-the-Hudson I

Wyndmont, Inc and Shawn Casady Debut with Top Results at HITS-on-the-Hudson I

With an exciting winter season behind them, Wyndmont, Inc. has another successful show under the best with the conclusion of HITS-on-the-Hudson I. The Wyndmont, Inc. team and their recent partnership with John Madden Sales, Inc. and Shawn Casady has already produced top ribbons as Casady gets to know his new mounts with trainers Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman.