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Pablo Barrios Increases Lead in Hagyard Challenge Series Standings

RELEASE: August 21, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Emily Riden for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra finished second in the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show's $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic. (Rebecca Walton)
Pablo Barrios and Zara Leandra finished second in the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show's $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic. (Rebecca Walton)
Lexington, KY
- Pablos Barrios and his talented mare Zara Leandra have been almost unstable thus far in the 2013 Hagyard Challenge Series. The pair kicked things off by winning the first class in May, and they then garnered wins in both the third and fourth classes of the series. Most recently, Barrios and Zara Leandra finished second in the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, further increasing their lead in the hunt for the $50,000 Hagyard Leading Rider Award.

The Hagyard Challenge Series is a summer-long series of seven show jumping events at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The rider who accumulates the most points in the series will receive a $50,000 Leading Rider Award, presented during the Kentucky National Horse Show in September. The sixth event in the series will be held this week at the KHJA Horse Show, running August 21-25.

While Barrios leads with 980 points, Richie Moloney maintains the second place position with 660 points after placing third aboard Alsvid and sixth with Carrabis Z during the Kentucky Summer Classic. He also earned multiple other placings throughout the five series grand prixs held thus far. Junior rider Wilton Porter moved into the third place finish this week after riding to the blue ribbon with Paloubet. His win this week moves him up to a total of 400 points, edging out previous third place position holder Kent Farrington.

"It's a nice opportunity for the riders to compete for more money," said Barrios, who took home the title in 2010. "It's a good incentive, and I am definitely trying to win this year. "

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world. Founded in 1876, the institute offers a staff with qualifications unparalleled by any single non-university veterinary group in the equine industry, and Hagyard veterinarians have dedicated themselves to the health and wellbeing of the horse for more than 130 years.

The facility at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers 13 Digital Radiology systems, 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy, a high speed treadmill, an on-site laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, full surgical services, 24-hour emergency services, and Hyperbaric Medicine. The institute has practiced veterinary medicine for more than 133 years and is currently composed of over 60 experienced veterinarians, with 12 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, and Theriogenology.

Several generous sponsors have helped make this exciting series event happen. These gracious supporters include: title sponsor MWI Veterinary Supply, and presenting sponsor Zoetis, as well as Audi of Lexington, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, Hagyard Flex-tra HA, Johnson Horse Transport, Hallway Feeds, Kirk Horse Insurance LLC, Pike and Preston, and Stoll Keenon Ogden.

2013 HAGYARD CHALLENGE SERIES STANDINGS
PLACE        TOTAL    RIDER
1    980    PABLO BARRIOS
2    660    RICHIE MOLONEY
3    400    WILTON PORTER
4    350    KENT FARRINGTON
5    270    KAITLIN CAMPBELL
6    240    AARON VALE
7    230    BLYTH MARANO
8    200    CHRISTIAN HEINEKING
9    170    ANDREW BOURNS
10  150    MARGIE ENGLE

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