Out of a field of 27 competitors, Kyle Perkovich and Everlasting Goodness took the win in the $1,500 M/S Children’s Jumpers. Their time of 46.433 seconds was only a half of a second faster than second place finisher, Hailey Royce and Rapidash. Kesley Taylor and Zelda took home the third place in 48.539 seconds.
“He has a big step and jumps really round, but has more hang time than my other horse,” Perkovich said. “You have to really stay with him on the course, and plan how to cut the time before you go in the ring. I saved time at the Horseflight and during the rollback to the Nutrena, which helped a lot with catching Hailey’s time. I followed my plan exactly, and remembered to keep the pace going. The win meant a lot to me since there were so many, and it was so competitive, I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family and my trainers Lisa and Mary Goldman.”
Perkovich continued, “I really liked the course, it had a lot of turns, which was fun. It is always fun to compete in the Grand Prix Ring, I like competing in there the best. It is also a lot of fun to compete here as a family. My mom is in the Adult Jumper Classic, so she was able to root for me, and now I have the chance to cheer her on.” – See more at: chicagoequestrian.com