Ashley Baker and Clementine Goutal Win Year-End Championships for 2007 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series
RELEASE: December 20, 2007
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
Ashley Baker and Clementine Goutal emerged as the Amateur-Owner and Junior division winners of the 2007 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Year-End Championships held on December 9, 2007.
Following the completion of the 2007 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, which included classes at 102 horse shows across the nation, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducted year-end championships at the 124th National Horse Show in Wellington, FL. Baker and Goutal bested fields of the nation's top horses and riders who had qualified for the championships based on their performances throughout the year.
Baker emerged victorious in the $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur-Owner Championship. She and Jessica Speiser were the only two who qualified to compete in the jump-off by completing the first-round course with no penalties. Speiser and Titus went first and incurred four jumping faults with a time of 38.854 seconds. Baker and Jackson then completed the course with no jumping faults, to claim the win.
Goutal rode Cloverleaf Farm's Kelline Fonroy to victory in the $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Championship. Goutal and Kelline Fonroy rode late in the order for the jump-off. Ali Wolff and Residenz, who were the first pair to put in double-clear rounds, ended with a time of 38.708, and ultimately finished in second place. Goutal and Fonry tore around the course with no faults and bested Wolff's time by nearly 2.5 seconds. The pair's winning time was 36.307 seconds.
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 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.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is sponsored by Practical Horseman
, the Lake Placid Horse Show Association, RV Sales of Broward, Langer Equestrian Group, Inc., and Stadium Jumping, Inc.