Kerri Healy’s Pinazola has been named the 2016 winner of Plantation Field Horse Trials Thoroughbred Series, claiming the $5,000.00 in prize money.
Conceived by long time Plantation Field Equestrian Events (PFEE) supporter Kathleen Crompton, the series is conducted over six horse trials at which Thoroughbreds can gain points for the annual award.
Pinazola is a five-year-old Massachusetts bred Thoroughbred gelding by Bandini out of the Forest Wildcat mare Rocking Rachael Annie, and was bred by Ken Pasco. As the breeder of this year’s winner, Ken received a $1,000 prize, donated by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association and PFEE President Denis Glaccum.
Glaccum commented that everybody involved in the series were thrilled with the number and quality of Thoroughbreds that competed. He commented: “We believe that the Thoroughbred is an untapped resource for all equestrian sports, but particularly the Olympic discipline of EventingI would like to encourage other eventing organizations to create their own series and have this approach grow into a Thoroughbred Championship.”
This year marks the second running of the Thoroughbred Series at Plantation Field. More than 190 horses have participated over the past two years and in 2016 more than 60 of horses competing in the series received points for the championship. The competition is open to all Thoroughbred horses with a Jockey Club registration, a tattoo or an affidavit from the horse’s breeder.