For Immediate Release: July 15, 2019
Johns Island, South Carolina
The $25,000 EMO Grand Prix took place Friday evening in the grand prix arena, and Kris Killam, of Naples, Florida, in the irons of Empire Show Stables’ Boreale De Talma rode into the winner’s circle to collect the blue ribbon and his share of the prize money.
The jump-off time was set at 55 seconds. Killam, in the irons of Empire Show Stables’ Memory Lane, was the first to go, and with their clear round in a time of 42.06 seconds they set the time to beat.
Chasen Boggio, of Canton, Georgia, and his own Co Pilot followed in the jump-off round, but four faults in a time of 51.28 seconds would see them finish in sixth place overall.
Sarah Middleton, of Wellington, Florida, and Legacy Stables, LLC’s Chaventyno followed Boggio in the jump-off order. The pair turned in a fault-free round in a time of 54.89 seconds, earning fourth overall.
Daniel Pizarro Rosas, of Milton, Georgia, and his own Ontario Eclipse earned four jump faults in the jump-off round, and their time of 49.44 seconds had them finish in fifth overall.
Doug Payne, of Aiken, South Carolina, and Jane Dudinsky’s Quintessence gave Killam and Memory Lane a run for the money with their fault-free jump-off round in 45.34 seconds, taking the lead.
However, Killam and Boreale De Talma sat in the last-to-go spot. Their faultless round in a time of 44.88 seconds won the class and moved Payne and Quintessence into the second-place position. Killam also grabbed the third-place ribbon with Memory Lane.
“I’ve been chasing Doug Payne now for two months, and we finally beat him in a grand prix, so that was awesome,” said Killam.
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