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Kelli Cruciotti-Vanderveen Wows at WEC Ocala Summer IV and V

Kelli Cruciotti-Vanderveen of Serenity Farm Show Stables, has once again demonstrated her exceptional equestrian skills and dedication to excellence at the WEC Ocala Summer IV and V. The two consecutive weeks of CSI3* rated FEI competitions proved to be a remarkable showcase of Kelli's talent and her exceptional horses.

In Ocala, Kelli piloted three grand prix jumpers to consistently impressive rides, including Forever SFN, Gideon, and Isabella Van De Zuuthoeve. Kelli also saw success aboard two upcoming stars, jumper Far West De Hus and hunter APG Livory.

Forever SFN

Photo: Andrew Ryback Photography

During WEC Ocala Summer IV CSI3*, Kelli Cruciotti-Vanderveen and Forever SFN exhibited their skill to secure a fourth place finish in the CSI3* $40,000 1.45m Speed and an third place in the CSI3* $40,000 1.45 Two Phase Special. Kelli and Gideon soared to an eighth-place finish in the $50,000 CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix Qualifier, followed by a seventh-place in the CSI3* $150,000 1.50m Grand Prix. Adding to her remarkable feats, Kelli also guided Isabella Van De Zuuthoeve to a great fourth finish in the $50,000 WEC 1.50 National Grand Prix.


Photo: Andrew Ryback Photography

The momentum continued during WEC Ocala Summer V CSI3*, as Kelli and Forever SFN claimed victory in the CSI3* $40,000 1.45m Two Phase Special. Gideon, once again exhibiting his remarkable young talent, achieved an impressive third place in the CSI3* $50,000 1.50m Grand Prix Qualifier, also finishing seventh in the CSI3* $150,000 1.50m Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Isabella Van De Zuuthoeve delivered another consistent performance to place fourth in the $50,000 WEC 1.50 National Grand Prix.

Isabella Van De Zuuthoeve

Photo: Andrew Ryback Photography

New to Kelli’s string of talented mounts is Far West De Hus, a 2015 gelding by Cornet Obolensky. Proving their partnership to be a success, the pair jumped to the blue ribbon in the 1.30m Jumpers and placed twelfth with a great ride in the $10,000 1.40m Buckeye Nutrition Future Grand Prix.

Moving into the hunter ring with APG Livory, The duo achieved back-to-back victories, clinching the championship title in the Green Hunter 3'3"-3'6" division for two consecutive weeks. In addition to 5 blue ribbons in the division, Kelli and APG Livory also brought home a win in the $1,000 USHJA Green Hunter Incentive, finishing second the following week.

Culminating their exceptional performance, APG Livory, an emerging talent, triumphed in the $10,000 USHJA National 3' Hunter Derby for both weeks. This exceptional achievement highlights the remarkable progress and development of this young horse, and we are tremendously proud of her growth and accomplishments.

APG Livory

Photo: Andrew Ryback Photography

Kelli Cruciotti-Vanderveen and Serenity Farm Show Stables would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to their sponsors for their unwavering support. Their generous contributions have played a significant role in enabling Kelli and her exceptional horses to reach new heights and make their mark on the world stage.

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