Karrie Rufer & Mr. Europe Win $25,000 Hyaluronex National Prix at Sonoma International CSI 2*

Sonoma, California – September 4, 2020 – Karrie Rufer (USA) rode Mr. Europe to victory in the $25,000 Hyaluronex National Prix at the Split Rock Jumping Tour’s (SRJT) Sonoma International. The Split Rock Jumping Tour’s (SRJT) Sonoma International, operating under COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, will run through Sunday.

Out of a starting field of 38 horses, Rufer was one of six to reach the tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 15-jump, first-round course designed by 2016 Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge (BRA). Five entries turned in another clean round over the 8-jump, jump-off course with Rufer claiming the win with the fastest time of 37.166 seconds. Placing second was Kyle King (USA) with zero faults in 39.414 seconds on Enzo with third going to Kaitlin Campbell who finished with zero faults in 39.593 seconds on Palina de L’Escaut.

Split Rock Jumping Tour Founder and CEO Derek Braun praised the event’s exhibitors, officials and staff for their cooperation in following the event’s protocols and guidelines, allowing the event to proceed successfully.

Karrie Rufer (center), Kyle King (right), and Kaitlin Campbell (left) with Split Rock Jumping Tour Founder and CEO Derek Braun

“The safety of our exhibitors and everyone involved is always our top priority,” Braun said, “and we will continue to emphasize the need to closely follow all protocols and guidelines put forth by the CDC and USEF. I commend everyone here for the effort they are putting in to ensure that our horse show proceeds in a manner that is safe for all.”

To help maintain proper social distancing, everyone is encouraged to utilize the SRJT app. The app can be used to file entries, to add/scratch, and for start lists and course designs. The app also provides live results, live streaming, video clips, notifications, announcements, and much more. Click here to download!

The Split Rock Jumping Tour schedule for the remainder of 2020 is as follows. 

1.    New!September 23-27 – Columbus International I CSI2* – Brave Horse Show Park – Johnstown, OH

2.   September 30-October 4 – Columbus International II CSI2* – Brave Horse Show Park – Johnstown, OH

3.    November 4-8 – Aiken International CSI2* – Aiken Horse Park – Aiken, SC

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Source: Press release by Marty Bauman / Classic Communications for the Split Rock Jumping Tour

Photos: © Winslow Photography