Birdsall, Parrish, Nor, and Siebel Top Conference Standings in the 2009 Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series
RELEASE: November 19, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Michelle Riggs
Victoria Birdsall, Alex Parrish, Josephina Nor and Taylor Siebel emerged as Conference champions in the regular season of the 2009 Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series.
The Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series conducted its 2009 series with classes at more than 100 horse shows across the nation, giving 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.
For the second year in a row, Victoria Birdsall of Topsfield, MA, and Jerremy, took top honors in the East Conference's junior division. The pair ended the season with an impressive 935 points. Reed Kessler of Armonk, NY, who had been in a close race for first place with Birdsall for a majority of the season, ultimately finished in second place aboard Ice D'Ancoeur with 755 points. Third place resulted in a tie between Catherine Pasmore, of Whitehall, VA, with Callabonna Z and Jessica Springsteen, of Colts Neck, NJ, with Vornado Van Den Hoendrik, each with 605 points.
In the East Conference's amateur-owner division, top honors went to Alex Parrish of Midway, KY, aboard Kadorijke. The pair ended the season with 630 points. Second place went to Denise Wilson of Oconomowoc, WI, and For Elenor, who had 515 points. Marley Goodman of Wellington, FL, and U-2 were third with 510 points.
Also winning for the second year in a row was Josephina Nor, and Chello Z, who took top honors in the West Conference's Amateur-Owner division. The pair ended the season with an impressive 536 points. Hannah Selleck of Westlake Village, CA, finished in second place aboard Tosca with 355 points. Third place went to Jackie Smith of Phoenix, AZ, and Diego with 290.
In the West Conference's junior division, top honors went to Taylor Siebel of Woodside, CA, aboard Thunder-Ball. The pair ended the season with 280 points. Just behind Siebel in second place, in what might have been the closest finish the Series has ever seen, was Jocelyn Neff of Newport Beach, CA, and Blue Shot Baco with 279 points. There was a tie for third place between Richard Neal of Pasadena, CA, aboard Larina and Lucy Davis of Los Angeles, CA, aboard True Love. Each finished with 260 points.
The Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series also held its 2009 Year-End Championship at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament featuring the 126th National Horse Show in Syracuse, NY, earlier this month. Victoria Birdsall and Jerremy emerged as the winners, besting a field of over 30 of the nation's top horses and riders who were invited to compete in the Championships based on their performances throughout the year.
The Year-End Championship was decided based on an overall score that was compiled after four rounds of intense jumper competition. Riders qualified for Sunday's final two rounds based on their performance in Thursday and Friday's preliminary rounds. Scores were carried forward throughout the competition and were included in determining the final standings. Rounding out the top three at the Year-End Championships were Reed Kessler and Flight and Saer Coulter and Chalan.
"We would like to extend our congratulations to all of these riders on their accomplishments in the 2009 Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series," said Philippe Collard, President of Cavalor, Inc. "This was a very successful year for the series, and we wish everybody luck in the 2010 Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series!"
The Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic 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 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 Show Jumping Hall of Fame has moved from its long-time home at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. An announcement about the Museum's new home will be made early in 2010.
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