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Excitement Continues in Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Following September Events

Source :  Showjumping Hall of Fame

The 2002 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series saw eight exciting member events in September – five in the East Conference and three in the West Conference. The Series kicked off in February and runs through December, culminating in its first-ever Year-End Championship to be held at the National Horse Show.

Maggie Jayne and Jubulent currently lead the junior division in the East Conference, and Marilyn Little and Corrada sit in first place in the amateur-owner division. In the West Conference, Shelby Walter and Xstatic lead the junior division, while Marley Goodman and Jumper top the amateur-owner division standings. This year, for the first time, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is offering separate series for amateur-owner riders and for junior riders.

East Conference – Junior Division
In September’s first East Conference competition, the $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby at the Hampton Classic Horse Show, September 1, in Bridgehampton, NY, junior rider Kristy McCormack took first place on Marga.

On the same weekend, Kenzie Snyder was the highest-placing junior rider with her sixth place finish aboard Fritz in the $5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, a combined class held at the Quentin Riding Club Fall Horse Show in Quentin, PA, September 2.

Maggie Jayne, current Series leader aboard Jubulent, rode Kinda Blue to the win in the $5,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic held at the Showplace Fall Classic, September 14, in Wayne, IL.

The $5,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, held at the Kentucky National Horse Show in Lexington, KY, September 22, was the last East Conference Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series class held in September. Junior rider Melissa Orlick-Zbierski and Intersat Floyd topped the field of 22 competitors.



West Conference – Junior Division
Katy Brandes and Kioto tied with amateur-owners Katie Polk and Erin Davis for fifth place in the $5,000 Nutrena Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at the Showpark All Seasons Horse Show, held September 1, in Del Mar, CA. Brandes and Kioto were the highest-finishing junior horse-and-rider pair in the class. They currently occupy the ninth slot in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series standings.

Megan Edrick aboard Promise was the highest-placed junior rider when she tied with amateur-owners Beate Kuska-Shart and Katie Polk for fifth place in the $5,000 Nutrena Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, held at the Oaks Blenheim Fall Classic, September 15, in San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Current Series leader Shelby Walter rode Xstatic to a fifth place finish in the combined $5,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at the Los Angeles International Jumping Festival, September 22, in Burbank, CA. Walter was the highest-finishing junior rider in the class.



East Conference – Amateur-Owner Division

Christian Currey was the highest-finishing amateur-owner rider in the combined $25,000 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby when he took third place aboard Point Blank.

In another combined class, the $5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic held at the Quentin Riding Club Fall Horse Show, Saly Glassman and Dakarat emerged victorious. Glassman is currently in a tie with Ashley Baker and Dollar D’Amour for the twelfth spot in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series standings.

Amanda Forte came away with the blue ribbon aboard Minuet in the $7,500 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur-Owner Classic, held at the American Gold Cup, September 15, in Devon, PA.

Diane Tate and Aitschy became the highest-finishing horse-and-rider pair when they took sixth place in the $5,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Class held at the Kentucky National Horse Show.



West Conference – Amateur-Owner Division

Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series leader Marley Goodman and Jumper took top honors in the $5,000 Nutrena Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, held at the Showpark All Seasons Horse Show. In addition, the horse-and-rider combination claimed victory in the $5,000 Nutrena Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, held at the Oaks Blenheim Fall Classic.

Amateur-Owner Molly Scapa took the blue ribbon aboard Jordan in September’s last West Conference Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series class, the $5,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, held at the Los Angeles International Jumping Festival. Scapa and Jordan are currently tied for eighth place in the Series standings with Allison Lynch and TJ’s Eagle.


The Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL was established in 1987 and formally opened in 1989. It was organized to promote the sport of show jumping and to immortalize the legends of the men, women and horses who have made great contributions to the sport. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame also conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, held under Grand Prix rules and specifications. The Series, which is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Horse Sports Foundation, holds classes at 51 horse shows across the country. It is designed to give amateur-owner and junior riders an opportunity to compete at higher levels and serves as a proving ground for many riders who aspire to someday represent the United States in international competition.

The National Horse Sports Foundation (NHSF) is a publicly supported charitable and educational organization whose purposes include providing financial and technical support for amateur equestrian programs for adults and children including therapeutic riding and competitions for the disabled.

For more information about the 2002 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, including a series schedule, please visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame website at www.showjumpinghalloffame.net.

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