Reno, Nevada - May 12, 2017
- Maplewood Stables' resident Grand Prix show jumpers and trainers Kevin Winkel and Andrew Jayne currently sit first and third in the GGT-Footing Grand Prix Series Standings as of May 5.
Winkel holds a commanding lead with 87 points over second-placed Sophia Mossman with 39 points, while Jayne sits third with 32 points.
Kevin Winkel riding Maplewood's Osophia
The GGT-Footing Grand Prix Series, hosted by West Palms Events, is a series of West Coast Grand Prix Show Jumping classes with $286,000 in prize money. The program is designed to give riders a chance to compete head-to-head for year-end awards in 16 designated competitions.
Thus far, competitions have been held in Paso Robles and Flintridge, California, where Winkel has
competed in eight Grand Prix and Open Welcome classes so far in 2017 and won five of them.
The Maplewood team scored huge successes during the Northern Winter Classics in Paso Robles, held March 1-12, and during the Flintridge Spring Classic and the 96th Annual Flintridge Horse Show, held April 20-30.
Winkel's domination of the Open and Grand Prix classes began in Paso Robles aboard his string of horses owned and bred by Maplewood Stables. During Week 1, Winkel won the $10,000 Open Welcome Stake on Osophia (by the stallion Osilvis, who stands at Maplewood) and the $24,000 Grand Prix riding Optical Illusion (by Osilvis).
Winkel's banner results continued during Week 2, when he topped the $5,000 Open Welcome on Optical Illusion and then earned the blue ribbon in the $20,000 Grand Prix riding Osophia. He was also third on Cartel (by Maplewood's stallion Cartouche Z).
Maplewood's Andrew Jayne sits third in the series standings after multiple top-10 Open and Grand Prix finishes aboard Georgia Brown's Onyx (by Osilvis).
Andrew Jayne riding Georgia Brown's Onyx
During the Flintridge shows, Winkel's success continued. He won the $15,000 Flintridge Grand Prix aboard Osophia under the lights and with a jam-packed crowd cheering him on. Winkel also placed fourth on Cartel.
While many people have consistent Grand Prix successes with their horses, the Maplewood story is unique. Maplewood owner Julie Winkel and her son Kevin both enjoyed Grand Prix victories riding the stallions Osilvis and Cartouche Z, and they are now winning on the offspring of those horses that they bred, raised and trained in Reno, Nevada.
Kevin Winkel riding Maplewood's Optical Illusion
"The breeding game is a long road but has certainly paid off for us," said Julie. "We have carefully matched Osilvis and Cartouche Z to talented mares to produce foals that, when properly raised and trained, have the ability to compete at the highest levels in horse sports."
As a celebration of that
, for 2017 Maplewood is offering a unique opportunity for a select few owners to breed their own future superstars.
An individual may select one of the three Maplewood stallions and match him with a Maplewood broodmare to create a future champion. Maplewood's stallions have winning offspring in the Jumpers, Hunters, Equitation and Dressage disciplines.
Maplewood currently stands the top Grand Prix Show Jumping stallions Osilvis and Cartouche Z, along with the up-and-coming Jumper Good To Know.
|Maplewood's 2016 foals - the 2017 babies will begin arriving in mid-May!
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said Julie. "Osilvis and Cartouche Z are reaching the end of their breeding careers, and with their offspring achieving such impressive results, we want to offer other people the chance to breed their future sport horse star.
"We've been so fortunate to have had the opportunity to show these stallions and to many successes and then breed, raise and train their get to follow in their footsteps," Julie continued. "It's the most rewarding process, to match a stallion and mare, produce a foal and then create a long-lasting and successful partnership. The rewards of this journey go far beyond any ribbon you will ever win."
Maplewood's stallion Good To Know and Julie Winkel
There are a limited number of mares available, and a narrow window of opportunity as they will be bred in June for 2018 foals, so make plans to join Maplewood this year and breed your next champion in Reno, Nevada!
For more information
, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 849-1849. To view the Maplewood stallions, their pedigrees and performance records, please visit www.mwstables.com.