Columbus, OH – October 3, 2019 – Two-time Longines FEI World Cup champion Beezie Madden rode Jiva to victory in the $36,000 Horseflight 1.45m CSI 3*-W FEI Speed Cup at the Split Rock Jumping Tour’s (SRJT) Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Columbus CSI3*-W at Brave Horse Show Park in Johnstown, Ohio.
SRJT’s two-week stay at Brave Horse culminates Sunday with the prestigious $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Columbus CSI3*-W Presented by CaptiveOne. Some of the sport’s biggest names – including Olympic veterans and contenders – are on hand looking to qualify for the 2020 Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas next April! Tickets are now available.
Madden earned the win in Thursday’s $36,000 Horseflight 1.45m CS13*-W FEI Speed Cup with the fastest clean round over the 14-effort, one-round course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany. She finished in 56.400 seconds on her 10-year-old, Belgian-bred mare who won three classes in the event’s National division last year. Placing second was Daniel Coyle of Ireland who had held the lead for most of the class with a clean round in 56.900 seconds on Cita. Third went to Andrew Kocher (USA) and Squirt Gun with a clean round in 57.140 seconds.
Beezie Madden (USA) & Jiva
“Jiva is naturally fast and she gets around the course quickly,” said Madden, a four-time Olympic medalist. “I think my turn inside the bush between fences 3 and 4 was probably what made the difference, though.”
Since 2015, the SRJT has been revolutionizing the sport of show jumping in the United States, creating an “Unparalleled Show Jumping Experience” for competitors, sponsors and spectators alike. SRJT competitions offer top prize money, extravagant awards, special entry packages, and numerous first-class amenities not typically found at any other horse show. It’s no surprise that world-class riders from approximately 20 countries compete at the SRJT shows!
SRJT’s event at Brave Horse was selected by the FEI as one of just 14 events in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League that will help determine which North American riders will qualify to go to the 2020 Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada next April.
The week’s schedule includes divisions from .85m and up with three FEI rated classes. Upcoming highlights include the $40,000 CS13*-W 1.50m Welcome Class on Friday and the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Columbus CS13*-W Presented by CaptiveOne on Sunday.
2019 Split Rock Jumping Tour
The 2019 Split Rock Jumping Tour features six FEI showsat five world-class venues including the Kentucky Horse Park and Split Rock Farm in Lexington, Kentucky; HIPICO Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Sonoma Horse Park in Sonoma, California; and Brave Horse Show Park in Columbus, Ohio.
- April 26-27 | Kentucky Invitational CSI3* – Kentucky Horse Park (during Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event), Lexington, KY
- May 22-26 | Lexington International CSI2* – Split Rock Farm, Lexington, KY
- August 14-18 | Santa Fe International CSI2* – HIPICO Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- September 4-8 | Sonoma International CSI2* – Sonoma Horse Park, Petaluma, CA
- September 25-29 | Columbus International CSI2* – Brave Horse Show Park, Johnstown, OH
- October 2-6 | Longines FEI World Cup Qualifier Jumping Columbus CSI3*-W Presented by CaptiveOne – Brave Horse Show Park, Johnstown, OH
Additional information is available online at the Split Rock Jumping Tour website at www.SplitRockJumpingTour.com or by calling 859-252-3247.
About Brave Horse Show Park
The Brave Horse Show Park facility is a 75-acre premier equestrian showgrounds located minutes outside of Columbus in Johnstown, Ohio. The facility debuted its first hunter/jumper show season in 2016 and operated at capacity. The showgrounds feature a meticulously planned layout with 250 permanent stalls, each measuring 12’x12′, with 16′ aisle ways and a 20′ high ceiling. The expansive property includes multiple rings and riding areas and the Grand Prix Ring, one of two to be used for competition, is 250′ x 350′. All rings have state-of-the-art-footing and the Grand Prix ring features in-ground irrigation. The showgrounds also take advantage of the picturesque Ohio countryside, with expansive tree-lined vistas and water features throughout the grounds. For more information, please visit https://www.brave-horse.com.
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Source: Press release by Marty Bauman / Classic Communications for Split Rock Jumping Tour
Photos: © Winslow Photography