Charlie Jacobs, Christina Kelly, Josephina Nor-Lantzman, and Lauren Croquenois emerged as champions in the regular season of the 2011 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series conducted its 2011 series with classes at approximately 100 horse shows across the nation, giving competitors an abundance of opportunities to accumulate points throughout the year. The Series featured separate divisions for amateur-owner and junior riders with standings kept separately for East and West Conferences.
Charlie Jacobs of Buffalo, NY, and Leap of Joy topped the final standings in the East Conference’s Amateur-Owner division. The pair ended the season with 645 points. Emilie Martinsen of Wellington, FL, finished in second place aboard Gucci with 640 points. Third place went to Tracy Weinberg of Lovettsville, VA, and Larone with 575 points.
Top Honors in the East Conference’s Junior Division went to Christina Kelly of Nicholasville, KY, and Camirage who finished the Series with 1075 points. Kelly also took home second place honors aboard HH Narcos Du Marais, tied with Katie Dinan of New York, NY, and Belle Dame D with 640 points.
Steven Turilli of Lonetree, CO, and Raphael IV topped the final standings in the West Conference’s Amateur-Owner division with a total of 300 points. In second place, with 225 points, was Olivia Chowdry of Golden, CO, aboard Constantin 28. Third place went to Caroline Lynn of Paradise Valley, AZ, on Kalvinretto and Paris Sellon of Los Angeles, CA, on Orlando LA who tied with 220 points each.
Alexandria Smith of Calgary, Alberta and Calira finished first in the West Conference’s Junior division with 615 points. Second place honors with 455 points went to Alicia Gasser of Scottsdale, AZ, riding Don Francisco. Paige Coles of Wellington, FL, placed third aboard Outrigger earning a total of 410 points.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series also held its 2011 Year-End Championship at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, KY. Lilli Keenan of New York, NY, and Vanhattan emerged as the winners of The $50,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Championship, besting a field of the nation’s top horses and riders who were invited to compete in the Championship based on their performances throughout the year.
The Year-End Championship was decided after three days of intense jumper competition. Riders qualified for The $50,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Championship based on their performance in two preliminary rounds at the Alltech National Horse Show. Standings in the first two rounds determined who moved forward to the final. Rounding out the top three in the Championship were Robert Lee and El Grecco in second place and Charlotte Jacobs and Promised Land taking third place.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series 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.
Any horse show offering a class that meets all the criteria set forth in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series specifications and has prize money of at least $1,000 is eligible to be part of the Series.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame is located at the Kentucky Horse Park and 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 conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series whose classes are held under Grand Prix rules and specifications.
For more information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, or the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, please visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame website at http://www.showjumpinghalloffame.net