Samba Carries Sydney Shulman to Victory in First Ever $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby at Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show

Sydney Shulman and Samba

Darien, Conn – June 14, 2019 – Friday at the 88th Annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, was highlighted by the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, a historic moment for the Heritage Horse Show as it was the first ever derby held at the Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club. A diverse field of professional and amateur competitors were entered in the feature event, and at the end of the contest it was Sydney Shulman and Butter Lane LLC’s Samba who walked away victorious after dominating two rounds of competition, leading the lap of honor and claiming the greatest share of the prize money.

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Paige Jardine and Jackpot Jump to Win $5,000 Jumper Classic, sponsored by Darien Grill

Paige Jardine and Jackpot

Equestrian competition continued Friday in the jumper ring at the 88th Annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, with the $5,000 Jumper Classic, sponsored by Darien Grill. Closing out the day as the spotlight class, it was Paige Jardine with the last-minute ride aboard Andrea Vogel’s Jackpot who ultimately captured the top prize after completing two clean and clear rounds in their first competition together.

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Sponsor Spotlight

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Thank you to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norwalk for its support of the 88th Annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show!

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