Reed Kessler Named March Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month
RELEASE: April 7, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Michelle Riggs
Competition in the 2010 Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series grew with intensity during the month of March. With classes still in full swing at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL, riders continued to earn points on the series' overall standings.
One such rider is Reed Kessler of Armonk, NY, who competes in the Series' East Conference Junior division with her mount Ligist. With back-to-back first-place finishes with Ligist, Kessler earned 330 points, and was named the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for the month of March.
The pair finished in first place in two of the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series amateur-owner classes held at WEF in March.
With Cavalor's support, the series honors one rider each month as the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Rider of the Month. The honor goes to the one rider who earns the most points on one horse in series competition that month.
"Reed Kessler has been an outstanding participant in the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series," said Philippe Collard, President of Cavalor, Inc. "Her back-to-back wins in Wellington are a true reflection of her talent, and we are happy to honor her with this award."
The Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series saw competition at seven events during the month of March, and will see classes at more than 100 horse shows before the series culminates in the year-end championships at the National Horse Show in November.
The series hosts separate divisions for junior and amateur-owner riders in two conferences—the East Conference and the West Conference. Series standings are used to help determine junior and amateur-owner entries for the National Horse Show.
In the overall standings through March, Marley Goodman and U-2 led the amateur-owner standings in the East Conference while Reed Kessler and Ligist led in the junior division. Series events in the West Conference will begin in April.
The top three horse-and-rider combinations in each division are as follows:
East Conference amateur-owner division standings:
Marley Goodman, U-2, 295, Wellington, FL
Charlie Jacobs, Quidditch II, 270, Buffalo, NY
Chloe Wormser, Udiana, 240, Northbrook, IL
East Conference junior division standings:
Reed Kessler, Ligist, 480, Armonk, NY
Heather Hooker, Perle, 450, Wellington, FL
Frances Land, Merlin, 300, Alpharetta, GA
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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 later this year.
Any horse show offering a class that meets all the criteria set forth in the 2010 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series specifications and has prize money of at least $1,000 is eligible to be part of the Series.
For more information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, including Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, please visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame website at www.showjumpinghalloffame.net