Articles: Horse News
Louise Serio Captures $10,000 Hallway Feeds Professional Leading Rider Bonus
During Final 2012 Hallway Feeds National Hunter Derby
Kendall Bierer for
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
at (561) 753-3389 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexington KY - August 28, 2012 - Lexington KY - August 28, 2012 - The
Alltech Arena was filled with top competitors as the final $5,000 Hallway
Feeds National Hunter Derby got underway during the KHJA Horse Show. Junior
rider Kelli Cruciotti overtook fellow contenders with Promo, moving into the
third place overall in the rankings, but falling shy of the Junior Leading
Rider Bonus behind Shawn Casady, who took the $2,500 bonus after leading the
Junior Ranks for all six derby events, while Sarah Sturges collected the
Amateur Leading Rider bonus. Louise Serio was awarded the $10,000
Professional Leading Rider bonus, completing the $45,000 Hallway Feeds
National Hunter Derby series with an astounding 1,075 points.
The Hallway Feeds Series consisted of six national hunter derby events that
were held during the 2012 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following
the final event, cash prizes totaling $15,000 were awarded to the series'
leading riders. The Kentucky Summer Series was held July 24 - Aug. 26, 2012,
and featured four of the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derbies.
Serio has held the lead in the standings since the first $5,000 Hallway
Feeds National Hunter Derby during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, and
concluded the series at the pinnacle of the standings. She raved about the
incentive the Hallway Feeds Derby Series provided for all levels of
experience, admitting that she hopes the series continues in the future.
Hallway Feeds Nutritional and Technical Services Specialist Morgan
Akers-McQuerry stated, "We enjoyed being the title sponsor of the Hallway
Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series this year. Plans to continue this
arrangement will be discussed with all of our supporting sponsors so that we
can make the most of our sponsorship roles. We look forward to meeting with
the riders, trainers, and their equestrian athletes during the rest of this
summer and over the winter to discuss how Hallway Feeds can be part of their
formula for success."
"It was an honor to be the presenting sponsor of the USHJA National Hunter
Derby that put the spotlight on an elite group of horses and riders,"
Akers-McQuerry continued. "Hallway Feeds is grateful to share such close
proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park and our partnership with Kentucky Horse
Shows provided the opportunity to share top notch nutrition information and
quality feeds with the sport horse community."
The USHJA National Hunter Derby program is in its third year, and is growing
in prestige and popularity. Amateurs, Juniors and Professional riders are
eligible to compete, giving it a broad base of support and interest. The
$15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards presented a $10,000 cash prize to
the professional rider accumulating the most points in the six classes that
make up the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most
points each received a $2,500 cash prize. Riders received points only on
their highest placed horse in each of the classes. The Series concluded
Saturday with the winners for the $15,000 Leading Rider Bonuses being
announced and presented with the prize by representatives of Hallway Feeds.
Supporting sponsors for the Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series
are KER Sport Horse Nutrition, Sweet PDZ Stall Refresher, PNC Bank,
Alfagreen Supreme, Biederman Real Estate and Auctioneers, Trouw Nutrition,
and Caddel Equine Therapy Center.
KER Sport Horse Nutrition is a new joint venture between Kentucky Equine
Research (KER) and Hallway Feeds. This partnership melds the technological
and nutritional expertise of KER with the globally recognized horse feed
manufacturing reputation of Hallway Feeds.
Hallway Feeds' close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park provides the
opportunity to utilize the freshest feed, manufactured with time-honored
commitments to high standards of quality and the latest scientific
advances. Combining a premium nutrition package with a professional level of
dedication in horsemen and women provides equine athletes with the Formula
For more information on Hallway Feeds please visit www.hallwayfeeds.com.
For more information about the Kentucky Summer Series or to download the
prize list, please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
Photo Credit: Louise Serio was awarded the $10,000 Professional Leading
Rider Bonus for her efforts in the 2012 Hallway Feeds National Hunter Derby
Series. Serio was presented with the bonus during the KHJA Horse Show at the
Kentucky Horse Park. Photo By: Shawn McMillen Photography. This photograph
may only be used in relation to this Phelps Media Group press release.
PLACE TOTAL PROFESSIONAL RIDER KY SUMMER CLASSIC
1 Louise Serio 1075
2. Molly Sewell 350
3. Kelley Farmer 250
Steve Heinecke 250
Lourdes De Guardiola 250
Maria Rasmussen 250
7. Erica Quinn 200
8. Katie Lambert Boone 100
9 Melissa Murphy 75
Jessica Thaxton 75
11. Kelci Crenshaw 50
12. Sarah Scheiring 25
PLACE TOTAL JUNIOR RIDER KY SUMMER CLASSIC
1. Shawn Casady 1050
2. Kelli Cruciotti 475
3. Emma Heise 425
4. Kelly Arani 225
Ashley Hotz 225
True Kershenbaum 225
7. Bella Cramer 200
8. Maryann Osborne 175
9. Piper Benjamin 150
10. Lisa Butzer 75
11. Grace Mitchell 50
Chelsea Huss 50
12. Haley Zimmerman 25
Cassidy Zimmerman 25
Lauren Walley 25
PLACE TOTAL AMATEUR-OWNER RIDER KY SUMMER CLASSIC
1.Sarah Sturges 375
2. Nicole Lyvere 225
3. Mackenzie Maclean 175
4. Kaitlyn Kurtz 125
Patrick McGinnis 125
6. Bianca Buschor 75
Amanda Williamson 75
8. Peabody Kohler-Fox 50
9. Susan Pelletier 25