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The Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show concluded this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Reed Kessler of Lexington piloted Ligist to the only double clear effort in the 1.45m Open Jumper class to earn the blue ribbon prize. She also earned fifth aboard Mika and second aboard Cylana in the $32,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, which was won by Ashlee Bond and Cadett 7. Kessler and Cylana are currently ranked first on the U.S. Show Jumping Long List.
Ireland’s Richie Moloney captured his first international grand prix victory, riding Slieveanorra during the $75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand. Margie Engle took second aboard Royce, and Egypt’s Nayel Nassar rode Raging Bull Vangelis S to third.
Topping the High Amateur-Owner Jumpers, Paige Johnson piloted Monopoly to a double-clear victory, and also claimed third with her second mount Amagedon 3.
Kent Farrington of Chicago claimed first and second during Sunday morning’s $20,000 Bluegrass Classic aboard Venus and Voyeur, respectively.
In Hunters competitions, Louise Serio claimed victory with Casino, dominating the First Year Greens, while Scott Stewart earned the championships in his respective divisions aboard Beholden and Dedication. Hunt Tosh guided Cold Harbor to the Regular Conformation Hunter Championship, and Rosalynn to the High Performance Hunters highest honors. Hunt Tosh and Lone Star, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker of Middleburg, VA, were victors at the end of the day in the Performance 3’6” Hunters.
Scott Stewart showed Dedication, owned by Fashion Farm of Philadelphia, PA, to the Second Year Green Working Hunter division championship. Lourdes de Guardiola and Autumn Rhythm topped the leader board in the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby.
Shawn Casady and Savant were awarded the championship ribbon in the Large Junior 16-17 Hunters. Allen and Maddox earned the reserve championship honors. Maryann Osborne of Mentor, OH, navigated Mine to the Small Junior 16-17 Hunters championship. Shawn Casady and Chromeo, owned by Peakewood Pharm, Inc. of Sanford, FL, were awarded the reserve championship.
From Phelps Media Group