Lexington, Ky. – Aug. 5, 2018 – Daniel Kerins was on a mission to win when he entered the ring aboard Elwood 13 on Sunday morning to compete in the WIHS/NAL Children’s Jumper Classic. The pair completed the first round course with no faults, and Kerins visibly became more focused, knowing that he would need a fast jump-off to take his place atop the leaderboard. Kerins piloted the grey gelding through several tight turns and stopped the clock in 30.122 seconds, a time that proved unbeatable and allowed the young man to take home the blue ribbon as well as co-ownership of the entire division. Throughout the week, Kerins and Elwood 13 and Layla Kurbanov on Wamira both consistently accrued top results to share the division championship.
Daryl Portela and Argentus Return to the Top With Amateur-Owner Hunter Grand Championship
The final day of competition at the Kentucky Spring Classic concluded Sunday with the presentation of the Amateur-Owner Hunter Grand Champion, generously sponsored by Visse Wedell. Nearly sweeping the Amateur-Owner 3’3″ 36 and Over Hunter division by winning four of their five classes, Daryl Portela and Argentus captured the division championship before ultimately riding to the grand title overall.