Team Lions and Team Cardinals Dominate in Markel/USHJA 1.20-1.30m Junior/Amateur Zone 5 & 6 Jumper Championship
Traverse City, Mich. – Aug. 6, 2021 – The Markel/USHJA Zone 5 & 6 Jumper Team/Platinum Jumper Championship was well underway Friday at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors. Making its move to the Flintfields Horse Park for the first time, the championship program is a pillar of the USHJA as a stepping stone for children, junior, amateur and professional show jumping athletes hoping to advance through to the highest level of the sport. Standing atop the center of the podium at the conclusion of the 1.20m-1.30m Markel/USHJA Junior/Amateur Zone 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships was the team made up of Olivia Lawton, Julia Cornwell and Mary Roskens, Team Lions. In the 1.10m-1.15m Markel/USHJA Junior/Amateur Zone 5 & 6 Jumper Team Championships, it was Team Cardinals that received the gold medal with Sarah Ayer, Emma Gutstein, Isabelle Burr and Ameera Fullen riding to victory.
Bliss Heers and Antidote de Mars Battle It Out for Win in $36,600 Welcome Stake CSI3*
The penultimate day of CSI3* show jumping competition at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, took the form of the $36,600 Welcome Stake CSI3*. A field of 52 talented international athletes entered the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel International Ring hopeful to close out Friday with a win. After a competitive 14-horse jump-off, it was Bliss Heers and Antidote De Mars, owned by Bridgeside Farms LLC, to come out on top.