Latest News from Evergate Stables
Jennifer Gates Acquires Harrie Smolders’ Capital Colnardo
Jennifer Gates and Evergate Stables are proud to announce the addition of Harrie Smolders’ Capital Colnardo to our team of equine athletes. Previously competed by Audrey Coulter, the 13-year-old stallion has had an amazing year with Smolders, competing in the Hickstead Nations Cup and winning in New York and Basel, with multiple placings at other international events.
Jenn made her debut with Capital Colnardo at the Lier International Horse Show last month, and looks forward to the development of this new partnership.
Las Vegas National Horse Show
The Evergate Stables team had a successful weekend of competition at the Las Vegas National Horse Show CSI4*-W, earning multiple top ten placings in the FEI classes.
The team started off strong on Saturday, with Nayel Nassar and Lucifer V earning the top spot in the $50,000 FEI 1.45m Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic, presented by Park Place Foundation. The last to go of ten combinations in the jump-off, Nayel and Lucifer finished only half a second ahead of second place finisher, Kristen Vanderveen, for an exciting victory. Jennifer Gates and Alex also went clear to return for the jump off, finishing eighth overall after incurring four faults over Anthony D’Ambrosio’s technical jump-off course.
Later in the evening, Jenn and Monaco were first in the ring for the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas presented by Walter Oil and Gas Corp., the final opportunity this year to earn points for the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2019. Riding without fault in the first round, Jenn and Monaco were one of only six clear rounds that returned for the jump-off. With one fence down on the fast-paced and winding shortened track, the pair finished sixth overall.
“I’m thrilled with Monaco’s performance,” commented Jenn. “He’s only nine years old, and this was his first World Cup qualifier. It was nerve-wracking to be the first to go, but he was up to the challenge and exceeded my expectations in every way. I was thrilled with his performance this weekend and am really excited about the development of our partnership.”
In his second victory of the day, Nayel rode double clear aboard his longtime partner, Lordan, to take home the blue ribbon in this Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ qualifying event, besting a field of thirty competitors from six countries who were vying for North American League points. Coming off a win at least week’s qualifier in Thermal, CA, Nayel and Lordan will be ones to watch for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season.
Watch the $50,000 FEI 1.45m Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic on the FEI Youtube channel here.
Watch the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Las Vegas on FEI TV here.
Nayel Nassar and Lucifer V Speed to the Win in the $50,000 1.45m Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic, presented by Park Place Foundation
Las Vegas, NV [Edited Press Release]– In a class of thirty-four entries, Nayel Nassar and the 12-year-old gelding Lucifer V galloped into the winner’s circle in the $50,000 FEI 1.45m Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic, presented by Park Place Foundation.
Anthony D’Ambrosio’s challenging 1.45m first round course featured tight turns, direct bending lines, and two double combinations. Under FEI Rules, the best ten athletes (at least 25% and all clear rounds) qualify for the Winning Round. In this class, eleven clear rounds returned with a clean slate, in reverse order of their time in round one.
The second-round course included all the ingredients for a nail-biting finish – long gallops, big oxers, and options for tight inside turns. Nearly all of the returning riders posted clean rounds. Kristen Vanderveen, the second rider to return, posted a very impressive time of 45.91 seconds, leaving out strides in the bending lines and keeping a gallop throughout the entire course.
The Humans And Horses of The Las Vegas National
By: Tori Repole, Chronicle of the Horse
Las Vegas – Nov. 18 – The Las Vegas National Horse Show might take place in the entertainment capital of the world, but it’s business as usual for those on the ground at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa’s South Point Equestrian Center. Get the inside scoop on some of the faces we saw on site.
When Nayel Nassar entered the South Point Arena aboard Lucifer V, it looked as if the horse was in no rush to get going.
The 12-year-old Westphalian gelding isn’t one to shy away from a rear or a buck, and he knows how to put on a scene. Ring antics aside, Lucifer is quite the competitor at heart, as proven on Saturday with his first-placed finish in the $50,000 Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic.
“I’ve been riding him for about five months now; a huge thank you obviously to Evergate Stables for the ride,” said Nassar, 27. “He’s just been such a cool addition to my string. We’ve done a few shows, but I feel like I’m getting to know him better and better every time. He’s such a competitive horse; he’s such a trier. He’s got his own quirks, he likes to buck and play a little bit, but he’s definitely such a cool addition.”
The pair was one of 11 combinations to return to the jump-off where they posted an unbeatable time of 44.41 seconds.
“Our relationship is starting to improve,” said Nassar. “I can’t say I can predict him very well yet—I’m still not sure when he’s going to act up before the timers and when not.
“Today I kind of figured that he’s feeling good, he’s feeling fresh, he’s had a couple days off since his last class, and I really wanted to target this class with him,” he continued. “He jumped super; he tried his heart out, covered the ground really quickly, and luckily we could come away with the win.”
In Remembrance of Cadence
The Evergate Stables team is deeply saddened to report the passing of Cadence, a 17-year-old warmblood gelding and part of our family for the past five years, on October 1, 2018. Always stoic, Cadence showed no symptoms of discomfort prior to the day he was admitted to the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital on September 29th. It was quickly discovered that Cadence had developed an irreparable perforation in his esophagus due to an abnormal muscle segment, a condition that rarely offers any warning signs.
Ridden by Jenn Gates, Cadence was well known for his success as a junior jumper and later in World Cup Qualifiers. He also loved trail rides, and was known for his sassy personality. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to Dr. Korin Portenza and the team of people that cared for Cadence at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital during his final days, as well as Dr. Melissa Welker and those who knew and cared for him throughout his lifetime.
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Tour de France: Equestrian style
CNN's Anna Stewart takes us through Monaco, Paris & Chantilly for the July events of the Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League.
Jennifer Gates and Evergate Stables Announce New Training Partnership with World Number One, Harrie Smolders
Jennifer Gates, owner of Evergate Stables and one of the United States’ top up-and-coming U25 riders, is proud to announce a new training partnership with Harrie Smolders (NED), currently ranked #1 in the world on the Longines Rankings.
Gates, who graduated from Stanford University this June, will focus full-time on her riding before entering medical school. Her plans for the coming year include competing in several Grand Prixes on the Global Champions Tour and other high-level show jumping competitions. Gates is excited to elevate her competition through this new partnership with Smolders.
“Harrie is incredibly talented, and I’m looking forward to training with him. It’s an exciting time for me to be graduating from college and shifting my focus to training and competing full-time this year,” said Gates. “Harrie is not only a world-class competitor with an unparalleled ability to shape great riders, he is a wonderful horseman. I am eager to learn everything I can from him.”
“I’m looking forward to working with Jennifer to help channel her ambition, passion, and work ethic to reach the highest level in our sport,” said Smolders. “It’s going to be a fun year and I’m excited to see the success she achieves as she focuses full-time on riding.”
Evergate Stables has strong showing at 73rd annual del mar national horse show
Jennifer Gates and Evergate Stables LLC's Cadence were awarded the blue ribbon in the JR/AO Jumper Challenge. Sayre Happy finished seventh on Celena VDL and eighth on New York in the Surfside Grand Prix presented by the Competitive Equestrian. Sayre and New York also finished ninth in the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar.
NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team Takes Home Silver in Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico
The NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team of Alex Granato and Carlchen W, Kelly Soleau-Millar and Cacharel, Jennifer Gates and Pumped Up Kicks, and Ali Wolff and Casall, finished with 17 faults to win the silver medal in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico on Sunday, April 22.
US Equestrian Announces NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team for Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico
Jenn Gates (Medina, Wash.) and Pumped Up Kicks, Evergate Stables LLC’s 14-year-old Warmblood gelding, have been named to the NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Mexico on Sunday, April 22, 2018.
Three Is A Magic Number For MClain Ward And Evergate Stables' Hija van Strokapelleken
McLain Ward has won three CSI 5* $132,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cups at the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL.
Jenn Gates talks About Levisto From The Palm Beach Masters
Jenn Gates recently spoke with the Horse Network about her Levistos and how much she appreciates working with these exceptional horses.
Jenn Gates Wins the 2018 Lionel Guerrand-Hermès Trophy
Given to an up-and-coming young rider, The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation selects an athlete who embodies the spirit of horsemanship and equestrian sports excellence.
Jenn Gates Has a Stellar Week at The National
Jenn Gates had big wins in Lexington, including taking home the $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship with her horse Alex.
Big Win In The Big Apple For Jenn Gates At The Rolex Central Park Horse Show
Jenn Gates takes on the City That Never Sleeps and wins in tough competition.
Evergate Stables’ Dutch Lady and Jimmy Torano win $30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix
Jimmy Torano of Wellington, FL, secured his second grand prix win of the Vermont Summer Festival in the $30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix.
Evergate Stables' Paris Panthers Win Top Placement At GCL Cascais
The Paris Panthers placed 2nd in the prestigious Global Champions League show jumping competition at Cascais, Portugal.
Paris panthers storm shANghai in dramatic gcl final
The Paris Panthers win the top prize in Shanghai after a thrilling third round of action on the Global Champions Tour.
Jenn Gates Chases Her Equestrian Dream
Jenn Gates is making her mark on the global show jumping circuit, showing off Bardolino, a horse who made his debut at the Rio Games.
Jenn Gates Places 9th In International Omaha Jumping Grand Prix at FEI World Cup™ Finals
Horse lovers from all over the world gathered in Omaha to watch the world's best equestrians compete for the Grand Prix.
Jenn Gates Places Among Top Performers In $35,000 Hollow Creek FArm Under 25 Series Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival
In a field of talented jumpers, Jenn Gates (USA) placed second with a time of 33.21 seconds aboard Evergate Stable’s Pumped Up Kicks. This is her second big win at the renowned 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.
Hard Work Pays Off: Jenn Gates Takes 3rd at $216,000 Ariat® Grand Prix CSI 4*
Jenn Gates took third place in the prestigious 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center this weekend while Todd Minikus and Babalou 41 took the top prize.
Jenn Gates on Horses, Human Biology, and Who Fixes Her Computer
Jenn Gates talks about her horse Pumped Up Kicks, balancing competing, and being a full-time student.
Jenn Gates wins silver medal, bronze individual medal at the 2016 young riders (NAJYRC) team Championship
A challenging course produces great results.
Jenn Gates: Priceless Dedication
Talent and hard work have helped Jenn Gates rise to the top of her class.