Cathleen Driscoll Tops $5,000 Rood & Riddle 1.40m to Open 2021 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, Presented by The Davis McCullough Foundation
Traverse City, Mich. – Sept. 8, 2021 – Making its return to Traverse City, Michigan for the second time, the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, presented by the Davis McCullough Foundation, got underway Wednesday, September 8. Founded nine years ago by Jeff Papows, the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is a registered 501(c)(3) charity. The event’s support of animal rescue efforts have been a mainstay of its mission, as well as The Davis McCullough Foundation, the longtime presenting sponsors. Athletes were hopeful to kick it off with a win as they took to the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel International Ring for the $5,000 Rood & Riddle 1.40m. Topping a field of 14 talented international athletes, it was the United States’ Cathleen Driscoll and Elli Yeager’s Iceman de Muze who emerged victorious to start the week off strong.
First Qualifying Events for Inaugural USHJA Young Jumper Championship Kick-Off at Traverse City Tournament of Champions
Debuting in Traverse City for the first time, the inaugural USHJA Young Jumper Championships will welcome top young horses from around the country to compete for top prizes. The competition will offer separate championships for 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8-year-old horses. Four-year-olds will compete in a Style and Jumping Championship, which includes a First Qualifier and Final set at .90m. Horses aged 5-8 years old will compete over a three-round format that features First and Second Qualifiers, culminating in a Final set from 1.15-1.40m based on each age section, as well as a Consolation Classic for horses not competing in the Final. In addition to prize money through fifteenth place, incentives and bonus prize money will be offered for United States breeders and American-bred horses.