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American-Breds Shine at Classic Champions Developing Jumper Finals

Out of the Blue SCF ridden by Jennifer Waxman. Photo by EQ Media.

LEXINGTON, KY – Sept. 21, 2019 – On the penultimate day of the 2019 Classic Champions Developing Jumper Finals, young jumpers competed in the Rolex Stadium for the final round of competition in the Classic Champions series. The finals, held during the Kentucky National Horse Show, was the culmination of the season at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Classic Champions Developing Jumper Finals opening classes on Wednesday served as a warmup to allow the horses the opportunity to become familiar with the Rolex Stadium. Thursday featured a power-and-speed format and the results were used to produce the final order of go. Each entry returned Saturday with a clean slate. The top prize of the Classic Champions series was fair game for all the contenders.

Tom Holden, vice president of Classic Champions and course designer for the week’s event, asked the horse-and-rider combinations to rise to the occasion with a fair but challenging course as the finale to the series. The Table II Sec.2(ab) format offered riders the option to stay in the arena or return at the end if they were successful in advancing to the jump-off round.

The judges selected the winners of the Classic Champions Award of Distinction to one outstanding jumper from each age division for style, ride-ability, quality of canter and overall potential for future success in the sport. Whether or not these young horses won their classes, the judges gave the award-winners the nod for having the qualities to become a top jumper.

Continuing her hot streak into the weekend, AliBoo Farm’s Belgian Warmblood mare (Calano Z x Role Model), Palano ABF, received the honor in the 4-year-old division.

Waxman earned the first, second, and fourth place with Out of the Blue SCF, a Belgian Warmblood mare (Verdi x Casa Blanca La Silla), One in a Million SCF (Presley Boy x Werly Chin De Muze), and Olive Martini SCF (Amaretto D’Arco x Allisson) in the 5-year-old section. She then went on to produce a second and fifth place with New Moon SCF (Cunningham x Gera 28) and Nightshade SCF (Baldev x Olisina) in the 6-year-olds, and finished her day with a victory on Maui SCF (Verdi x Lazuli) in the 7-year-olds.

Out of the Blue SCF earned the Classic Champions Award of Distinction in the 5-year-old division. Waxman, originally from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, thanked Lisa Lourie from Spy Coast Farm for the opportunity to compete her talented young jumpers.

Our Day Farm’s Maggie Jayne took the charge in the 6-year-old division with Elizabeth Lang’s American Warmblood stallion (Dulf Van Der Bisshop x Ed Dakhla), Wisconsin ODF. Jayne and the stallion edged out Waxman and New Moon SCF by less than one-half second to clock through the timers in 36.378 seconds.

All three top finalists in the 6-year-old section, including third place finisher, Kim Woodsum’s Belgian Warmblood stallion Narcotique B, ridden by Lisa Goldman-Smolen, are all American-bred young athletes. Narcotique B (O’Splendido x Jenna B), bred by Allyn McCracken and her Bannockburn Farm, was awarded the Classic Champions Award of Distinction in the 6-year-old section.

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Brian Moggre and MTM Flutterby Blaze to Win $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix

Brian Moggre and MTM Flutterby.

Lexington, Ky. – Aug. 3, 2019 – On a picturesque summer evening at the Kentucky Horse Park, 28 horse-and-rider combinations attempted to maneuver the course designed by Bobby Murphy for the $50,000 Kentucky Summer Grand Prix. A myriad of fences came down in the first round for the majority of the athletes with only six pairs advancing to the jump-off. It was a race of speed in the 8-effort jump-off with riders thundering across the Rolex Stadium trying to overtake their competitors to the cheers of the crowd. At the end, Brian Moggre swiftly navigated the course on Major Wager LLC’s MTM Flutterby to add another grand prix win to his resume. Moggre beat Jimmy Torano’s impressive time of 44.857 seconds by the skin of his teeth, breaking the timers in only 44.727 seconds, only a mere .13 seconds to spare. Torano finished the class in second place on Glasgow De Muze, while Ireland’s Darragh Kerins placed third on Carlos JD Z.

Jennifer Waxman and Dominic Gibbs Dominate $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby

The $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by World Equestrian Center/Kentucky Horse Shows LLC, was the feature class in the Stonelea Ring Saturday at the Kentucky Summer Classic. Sixty-nine hunters took center stage to compete for the title that were broken down into two sections, Pro and Non-Pro. In the Pro section, Jennifer Waxman rode Elm Rock LLC’s Codex 22 to the win followed by Jeff Gogul and Robert Stables LLC’s Snowbird in second, while Dominic Gibbs rode Erin Gibbs’ Perseus YC to first place in the Non-Pro section with Savannah Sugar on her own Boccaccio coming in second.

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