Sharn Wordley & Verdini D’Houtveld Z Race to Win $137,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*, sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
Lexington, KY – May 22, 2021 – As the penultimate day of the Kentucky Spring Classic drew to a close, a total of 55 international athletes took to the Rolex Arena with their respective mounts to contend for the top prize in the highly-anticipated $137,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3*, sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Just six athletes navigated clear efforts to qualify for the jump-off and only two-tenths of second separated the top three. In the end, it was New Zealand’s Sharn Wordley and Verdini D’Houtveld Z who bested the field of talented competitors and rode home with first place honors, as well as valuable points towards the 2021 Hagyard Rider Challenge.
Vanessa Mazzoli, Kelly Corrigan and Ainsley Sadlo Tie for Title of Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Champion at Kentucky Spring Classic
A total of 29 amateur-owner hunter riders contended for the title of Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Champion Friday and Saturday in the StoneLea Ring at the Kentucky Spring Classic. In the end, it was a three-way tie between Vanessa Mazzoli on Oh Brother, Kelly Corrigan aboard Diatendro, and Ansley Sadlo on her mount Kesh. All three riders came out on top to earn the Grand Amateur-Owner Champion title with a total number of 36 points each. Awarded to the competitor with the most points accumulated in the Amateur-Owner 3’6”, Amateur-Owner 3’3” 18-35, and the Amateur-Owner 3’3” 36+ Hunter Divisions, Mazzoli, Corrigan and Sadlo proved to be forces to reckon with throughout the competition.