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Lauren Hester Named Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for August
Contact Jonathan Bauman: (508) 698-6810, Jonathan@classic-communications.com
Lexington, KY -- September 12, 2011 -- Lauren Hester of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, has been named the Show Jumping Hall
of Fame Rider of the Month for August.
Hester competes in the West Conference Amateur-Owner division of the Show
Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series aboard Wender. The month of
August was successful for the pair, as they earned first place honors in a
Series class at the Showpark August Festival as well as seventh place at the
Showpark Summer Classic, earning a total of 170 points.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series honors one rider each
month as the Rider of the Month. The honor goes to the one rider who earns
the most points on one horse in Series competition that month.
We are proud to honor Lauren with our August Rider of the Month Award, said
George Morris, President of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Her victory is a
testament to her skill, and we wish her the best of luck as the Show Jumping
Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series continues.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series saw competition at 12
events during the month of August, and will see classes at more than 100
horse shows before the Series culminates with a $50,000 Year-End
Championship at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, KY, in
The Series hosts separate divisions for junior and amateur-owner riders in
Conferencesthe East Conference and the West Conference. Series standings
are used to help determine junior and amateur-owner entries for the Alltech
National Horse Show.
In the overall standings through August, Charlie Jacobs and Leap of Joy led
in the amateur-owner standings in the East Conference while Christina Kelly
and Camirage led in the junior division. In the West Conference, Steven
Turilli and Raphael IV led in the amateur-owner standings while Alexandria
Smith and Calira led in the junior division.
The top three horse-and-rider combinations in each division are as follows:
East Conference amateur-owner division standings:
Charlie Jacobs Leap of Joy
645 Buffalo, NY
Emilie Martinsen Gucci
Tracey Weinberg Larone
575 Lovettsville, VA
East Conference junior division standings:
Christina Kelly Camirage
1,035 Nicholasville, KY
Katie Dinan Belle Dame D
600 North Salem, NY
Kalvin Dobbs Ultimate VDL
535 Carmel, IN
West Conference amateur-owner division standings:
Steven Turilli Raphael IV
300 Lonetree, CO
Olivia Chowdry Constantin 28
225 Golden, CO
Paris Sellon Orlando LA
220 Los Angeles, CA
West Conference junior division standings:
Alexandria Smith Calira
465 Calgary, Alberta CAN
Paige Coles Outrigger
410 Wellington, FL
Alicia Gasser Don Francisco
390 Scottsdale, AZ
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is designed to give
amateur-owner and junior riders an opportunity to compete at higher levels
and serves as a proving ground for many riders who aspire to someday
represent the United States in international competition.
Any horse show offering a class that meets all the criteria set forth in the
2011 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series specifications and has prize money of
at least $1,000 is eligible to be part of the Series.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame was organized to promote the sport of show
jumping and to immortalize the legends of the men, women and horses who have
made great contributions to the sport. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame
conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, held under
Grand Prix rules and specifications.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame is located at the Kentucky Horse Park in
Lexington, KY. Plaques honoring those who have been honored with induction
into the Hall of Fame can be seen at the Horse Park's Rolex
Stadium. Mementos and artifacts from the sport's history are on display as
part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame collection at the United States Hunter
Jumper Association (USHJA) National Hunter Jumper Sport Museum at the Horse
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is sponsored by the Lake
Placid Horse Show Association, Stadium Jumping, Inc., and Taylor Harris
For more information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, including Show
Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, please visit the Show Jumping
Hall of Fame website at www.showjumpinghalloffame.net.