Omaha, Nebraska – October 15, 2019 – Omaha’s own Brooke Cudmore (USA) and her homebred stallion, Igor, bested a field of 16 competitors to win the third $100,000 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Qualifier, held at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. A clear round in a time of 61.999 seconds on the Phil Devita designed course secured the win for the pair, who also won the event in 2018.
Cudmore, who has been a fixture at the Burlington Capital International Omaha since its inception, is the daughter of Karen Cudmore, who took third place in the American Royal qualifier aboard Coneja and has now qualified two horses for the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Final in Omaha.
Taylor Land (USA), who finished just seconds behind Cudmore, took second place on Liroy 30 and also finished in fourth place aboard Falco. Also qualifying for Omaha was Michael Kocher (USA) and Janine Weatherby.
Designed to give riders from the Midwest more opportunities to compete at a higher level while staying in the region, the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series is comprised of six 1.40-meter speed jumping events sanctioned by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).
The three remaining qualifying events in the 2019-2020 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series are: November 15: The Las Vegas National Horse Show, Las Vegas, NV
January 17: National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO
April 3: Royal Winter Fair, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
The thrilling $100,000 InIt2Winit Championship will be held during the 2020 Burlington Capital International Omaha on Friday, April 10 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, home of the highly acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals.
Brooke Cudmore (USA) & Igor
Qualified Finalists for the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Final include:
Great Southwest Equestrian Center Fall Classic:
Julie Cleveland Beam
Minnesota Harvest Horse Show:
Lisa Goldman-Smolen with Hindsight*
Karen Cudmore with Coneja*
How to Qualify
Riders qualify by placing in the top four (4) at any one of the six Qualifying Events of the Series. If any or all of the top four (4) placed riders of a Qualifying Event have already qualified, the next rider in order will qualify. A rider need not compete in all events to qualify. *Qualified riders may enter up to two horses in the Championship; however, each horse must have competed in one of the six Qualifying Events of the Series. A wild card will also be awarded from each of the qualifying events, along with Wild Cards given by Omaha Equestrian.
About the Omaha Equestrian Foundation
The Omaha Equestrian Foundation (OEF), a 501(c) 3, that hosts and educates Midwest spectators about equine sport. Omaha Equestrian hosted the acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals in jumping and dressage and hosts the annual Burlington Capital International Omaha, a nationally sanctioned show jumping and dressage experience. Each year, International Omaha hosts students on free field trips to learn about animals, STEM and careers in the animal health industry; some 4,500 students attended in 2019.OEF created and oversees the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series, which is designed to give riders from the Midwest more opportunities to compete at a higher level while staying in the region.
For more information about the Burlington Capital International Omaha or the Init2Winit Speed Jumping Series, please visit www.OmahaEquestrian.com.
Source: Press release from Marty Bauman for Omaha Equestrian Foundation
Photos: © Alison Hartwell Photography