Kent Farrington and Gazelle Clear Path to Victory in $213,300 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Lexington CSI4*-W at National Horse Show
Lexington, Ky. – Nov. 6, 2021 – One of the most highly anticipated events of the 2021 National Horse Show took the spotlight Saturday evening, bringing some of the world’s top show jumping athletes to the Alltech Arena of the Kentucky Horse Park. Fighting for the lion’s share of the prize money, valuable Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ points and a spot in the winner’s circle, 35 horse-and-rider combinations would vie for the winning title in the $213,300 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Lexington CSI4*-W, which serves as the third leg in the prestigious tour. Of the competitive pack representing 10 different countries, it was Kent Farrington (USA) and Gazelle who rode to victory as the only double-clear effort of the evening.
Act Of Valor and Subject To Change Emerge Victorious in $10,000 Children’s Hunter Classic and $10,000 Adult Amateur Hunter Classic, Presented by Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Oare and Ms. Patricia Adikes-Hill
Hunter competition concluded at the 2021 National Horse Show Saturday with the $10,000 Children’s Hunter Classic and $10,000 Adult Amateur Hunter Classic, presented by Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Oare and Ms. Patricia Adikes-Hill. The nation’s top children and adult amateur hunter athletes battled for the inaugural championship title in each class. Each horse-and-rider combination jumped the first 10-obstacle round set by course designer Bobby Murphy (USA), where judges scored them based on their ability to maneuver throughout the tactful hunter course. The top 12 horses with the highest scores were welcomed back to return for a second round, which would ultimately decide who would be crowned the winners. In the end, Act Of Valor and Lillian Parr took the win in the $10,000 Children’s Hunter Classic, while Subject To Change and Rachel Boggus were awarded top honors in the $10,000 Adult Amateur Hunter Classic.
Mimi Gochman and Celina BH Fly to First in $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur-Owner/Junior Jumper Grand Prix
The final day of show jumping competition at the 2021 National Horse Show kicked off Saturday afternoon in the Alltech Arena with the $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur-Owner/Junior Jumper Grand Prix. Serving as the Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHOF) Year-End Championship, the National Horse Show is the final stop on the East Conference for the prestigious program. Capping off their year with a win, Mimi Gochman and Celina BH bested the 30 horse-and-rider field to lead the victory gallop at the conclusion of the class.