Cheska, Wolff, Ramar and Dilandri Top 2007 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Final Standings
RELEASE: November 29, 2007
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Classic Communications
Cara Cheska, Alexandra Wolff, Lindsay Ramar and Tina Dilandri emerged as champions of the 2007 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series conducted its largest series ever in 2007, with classes at 102 horse shows across the nation. This gave competitors an abundance of opportunities to accumulate points throughout the year. The series featured separate divisions for amateur-owner and junior riders with standings kept separately for East and West Conferences.
Cara Cheska of Waukesha, WI, topped the amateur-owner division standings in the East Conference with 705 points aboard Game Twist. Roxane Theidel of Hinsdale, IL, and her mount Nicolette finished just behind Cheska with 680 points. In third with 640 points was Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NY, riding Marengo.
In the East Conference’s junior division, Alexandra Wolff of New Albany, OH, and Hertel Landman took top honors with 1,040 points. Kimberly McCormack of Clermont, NJ, and Nigel S finished in second place with 755 points. Amelia McArdle of Barrington Hills, IL, was third with 550 points aboard Pilot.
In the West Conference, Lindsay Ramar of Los Angeles, CA, and Puma took top honors in the amateur-owner division with 593 points. Finishing in second place was Steven Turilli of Lonetree, CO, who earned 360 points with Canada. Anne Frankel of Northridge, CA, rode Here and Now to a third-place finish with 341 points
The top spot in the West Conference junior division standings went to Tina Dilandri of LaJolla, CA, and Chanel 292 with a year-end total of 395 points. Behind Dilandri with 370 points was Karl Cook of Woodside, CA, on Notories Utopia. Paris Sellon of Los Angeles, CA, finished the year in third place aboard another mount, Cordelia B, with whom she earned 300 points.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL, was established in 1987 and formally opened in 1989. It 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 also conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, held under grand prix rules and specifications.
The 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.
For more information about the Jumper Classic Series, please visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame website at www.showjumpinghalloffame.net