The Spring National Jumper show in Seattle was a huge success for Oz horses and riders. Here are some of our highlights:
The Spring National Grand Prix is always a great class. Lea Snyder and Hakuna Matata had a great evening jumping around with two rails. Jetset and Jeff Campf had a good round as well, but unfortunately had one rail at the end of the course. Bon Figlioli ridden by Kendall Bourgeois and London ridden by Jeff Campf were the first two clean rounds in the class, and ended up jumping off against four others. Bon Figlioli and Kendall were really trying to set an unbeatable pace but ran into a little difficulty and finished sixth. London and Jeff finished second. The pair were double clean and very fast holding the lead until the last horse went. London and Jeff also won the Open Welcome 1.40 m class earlier in the week. Jeff was awarded High-Point Professional Rider for the show.
J’Adore and Colleen Biemer won a Junior/ Amateur jumper class. Kantos earned a red ribbon in the Junior/ Amateur, won a 1.20 m class, and was third in the Far Point Farm Futures class with Madison Cameron.
Val d’Isere and Hayley Shafer were Reserve Champion in the 1.10 m Adult Jumpers and were fifth in their classic. Leslie Cox and Lenamore Cavalier were Champion 1.00 m Adult Jumper. Leslie also was awarded High Point Adult Jumper Rider for the show. Great job adults!
Musketeer with Kendall Bourgeois riding was Champion in the 1.15 m Jumper, and Kaylee Cox earned ribbons on him in the 1.10 m Children’s.
Liza Wheeler and Concerta came to join us for the weekend and had a great show. The pair ended up with a clear round in the Futures, and won Sunday’s Junior Amateur Classic. Jaimie Ackerman and Red Legend were second in the Modified Junior Amateur Classic. Red Legend was also Reserve Champion in the 1.10 m.
The equitation kids were terrific! Vivian Keller and Little Miss Sunshine had a good weekend, placing in almost every equitation class, and also earning a ribbon in the Children’s 1.10 m. Maggie Dennis and Confusion ended up third in the ASPCA Maclay to start off their weekend. Colleen Biemer wasn’t far behind winning the WIHS Hunter Phase with Night Cap. Madison Cameron was there to catch the rest, winning the WIHS Jumper Phase, the WIHS Overall, and the USEF Talent Search. Madison and Legatus were also second in the USEF Pessoa Medal, which secured Madison as the recipient of the High-Point Equitation Rider award. Fantastic job girls!