Lexington, Kentucky, USA – November 09, 2021 – The Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHF) held its 2021 East Conference Championship at the National Horse Show in Lexington, KY on November 6 and also recognized the two East Conference winners of the 2021 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series to provide an opportunity for amateur, amateur-owner and junior riders to compete at higher levels. The Series hosts separate divisions for amateur/amateur-owners and juniors in two Conferences – East and West – and follows Grand Prix rules and specifications. The Series serves as a proving ground for many who aspire to represent the United States in international competition. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is sponsored by Blenheim EquiSports, the Hampton Classic, Kentucky Horse Park, National Horse Show Association of America and United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA).
2021 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series East Conference Winners
Emerging as the East Conference Amateur Champion was Vanessa Hood of Wellington, FL on her horse, Lou Lou VLS. Hood, trained by Kent Farrington, also placed second in the standings on her horse, Santauer.
Taking top honors in the East Conference Junior Division was Zayna Rizvi of Wellington, FL on her horse, Excellent. Rizvi, trained by Missy Clark and North Run, also placed fifth in the standings on Chaplin W. Finishing second was Grace Debney of Hampden, MA on Boheme de la Roque.
About the Show Jumping Hall of FameThe Show Jumping Hall of Fame 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 is located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Plaques honoring those who have been honored with induction into the Hall of Fame can be seen at the Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium. Mementos and artifacts from the sport’s history are on display as part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame collection at the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Wheeler Museum at the Horse Park.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is sponsored by Blenheim EquiSports, The Hampton Classic Horse Show, Kentucky Horse Park, The National Horse Show Association of America and United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA).
Blenheim EquiSports, an equestrian event management company based in San Juan Capistrano, CA, produces horse shows in San Juan Capistrano, CA and Las Vegas, NV. These competitions include USEF “Premier” rated hunter-jumper shows; a Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League Qualifier; the Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series & Final, Interactive Mortgage “Ticket to Ride” High Performance Jumper Series & Adult Jumper Series; USHJA International, National, & Pony Hunter Derbies & Finals; the Whitethorne Equitation Challenge, Medal Finals, and so much more. For further information, please visit their website at www.showpark.com.
The Hampton Classic is the prestigious culminating event of the Hamptons’ famed summer season. Top jumper and hunter riders from around the world compete for some of the richest prize money in the nation. The Classic hosts more than 100 classes of competition in six rings for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. The Classic also features a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer’s Market, all on its 60-acre show grounds. More details are available at www.HamptonClassic.com.
The Kentucky Horse Park is the leading tourist attraction for all things “horse” and one of the world’s best equine competition facilities and only park open to the public. The Kentucky Horse Park hosts a handful of events each year such as the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Kentucky Summer Horse Show and BreyerFest. For more information, visit www.kyhorsepark.com.
The National Horse Show is a championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. It is held in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This year’s National Horse Show, October 27-November 7, offered over $350,000 in prize money and was an FEI CSI4*-W designated event. Further information is available online at www.NHS.org.
The United States Hunter Jumper Association, as the official hunter/jumper affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation, is a competition-based sport organization that serves our members through educational programs, awards and recognition, communication and rules. They provide a wide array of programs for all hunter/jumper levels and are mindful of the well-being of our equine partners. Additional information is available at www.ushja.org.
For more information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, including the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, please visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame website at www.ShowJumpingHallofFame.net.
Source: Press Release by Marty Bauman for Show Jumping Hall of Fame
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