Tim Maddrix Is Derby King! Wins Both the USHJA International and National Hunter Derbies

Tim Maddrix and LPF Woodward won the $10,000 USJHA International Hunter Derby.

Maddrix of Birmingham, Alabama and his mounts owned the hunter rings Friday at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics in Pensacola winning both first and second place finishes in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by eAwardz as well as the win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

Maddrix and the Dutch Warmblood, LPF Woodward, owned by LPF, LLC, won the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by eAwardz, and rode in on Special, owned by Missy Nolan, to collect second place. He also pulled an eighth place finish in the irons of LPF, LLC’s LPF Lost Shaker of Salt. Maddrix then went on to win the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby in the irons of Life Is Good, owned by Missy Nolan.

Renowned Hunter rider Holly Shepherd of Grand Bay, Alabama and Loretta Patterson’s Manchester took home the third place honors, and up-and-coming Junior rider Britney Jarman of Pace, Florida rode her own Verano to the fourth place finish. Matt Martin of Petersburg, Tennessee rode Diamonds and Gold, owned by Alliah Kassem, to the fifth place finish.

Shepherd returned for the sixth place ribbon, this time in the irons of Flamboyant, owned by Debbie Holland, and seventh place was awarded to Martin and Newcastle, owned by Jordon Crompton. For more results on this class, please visit horseshowsonline.com.

Course designer Paul Jewell of Lambertville, New Jersey commented, “I think it was great to see our wonderful horses here in Pensacola on a nice, smooth, flowing track for the first derby of the year. The weather is great and the horses went well and turned out great scores. I’m very happy with the turnout and performance of all the horses,” he said.

Life Is Good and Maddrix won the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
Life Is Good and Maddrix won the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby awarded the blue to Maddrix and Life Is Good, owned by Missy Nolan. The second place finisher was Cordino, owned by Augustin Walch and ridden by Emily Hurtz of Eads, Tennessee. Third place was awarded to Ultaire, owned by Janet McCarroll and ridden by Merrin Mueller of Long Beach, Mississippi. Fourth place honors fell to Michael Kocher in the irons of Abigail Beatty’s Third Day, and Audrey Muscari of Germantown, Tennessee rode her own Rockin La Bamba to fifth place honors. For more information on this class, please visit horseshowsonline.com.

Stay tuned for more news from the jumper arenas at the Gulf Coast Winter Classics in Pensacola!

The Classic Company is a USHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. Together, they offer the best exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events each winter. Please visit them on the web at www.ClassicCompany.com or call them at 843.768.5503.

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Bob Bell
The Classic Company, Ltd.
www.ClassicCompany.com
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