Cassio Rivetti & Goblet Claim $39,150 Markel Insurance Jumper Series Grand Prix Finale

San Juan Capistrano, California, USASeptember 22, 2020 – Blenheim EquiSports is pleased to present the Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series‘ seventh season that culminated with the final at the International Jumping Festival. Twenty-five riders who earned points from the Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series qualifiers competed to take home the lion’s share of the $39,150 prize in the series final. Of the five horse and rider combinations that rode fault free over Anthony DiAmbrosio’s (USA) course, the last to go took the win.

Cassio Rivetti (BRA) and Neil Jones Equestrian Inc.’s Dutch Warmblood gelding Goblet stole the show, double clear in 36.416 seconds.

Rivetti and Goblet just started their partnership in the show ring a month ago, but have already proven themselves as a dynamic duo. “Goblet is a great horse that was shown by Emily Moffitt (GBR) of Poden Farms in the Under 25 classes, and we are very fortunate to have him here to sell.” The pair won the $25,000 Markel Insurance Jumper Classic at their second competition together, and provided a jump-off time today that was two seconds faster than the second-place finisher. “We liked the course here in the final,” Neil Jones noted, “It was a technical track, which suited the riders who had been competing in the Markel Jumper Classics during the series.”

Rivetti came into the Finals in the lead, earning 133 points during the seven qualifying classes. “The Markel Insurance Jumper Classics are a good series. It’d be nice to have more sponsors to put on classes like this. It is a good format that builds up to a final where consistency pays off,” Jones commented.

Nicole Haunert (USA) & Calgary IV

Nicole Haunert (USA) and Calgary IV, owned by Cherokee Show Horses Inc., were the fourth pair to go. Also finishing with a double-clear effort, the pair continued their successful ways in a time of 38.354 seconds to take the second spot. Haunert came into the finals as the second-place qualifier, earning 126 points during 2020.

Michelle Kerivan (USA) & Duc de Rhoan

Third place honors went to Michelle Kerivan (USA) and her own Duc de Rhoan, who were the only other pair to provide a double clear effort in a time of 38.931 seconds.

Chandler Meadows (USA) & and her own Christy JNR were sitting 9th in the standings and, fresh off a win last week, the pair provided the quickest jump-off time in 36.015 seconds, but an unfortunate four-faults kept her in the fourth position. 

Rounding out the top five who returned for the jump-off was Daniel Silverstone (USA) on Enrico, who finished with four faults, in 41.349 seconds.

The Markel Insurance Jumper Series will continue to serve as a stepping stone for both young riders and young Grand Prix horses along their pathway to success in 2021, where the finals will move back to the Las Vegas National Horse Show.

Blenheim EquiSports is extremely grateful to Markel Insurance and Lisa Seger Insurance for their continued support and partnership which allows us to take this program from concept to reality.  

We encourage you to contact a horse insurance specialist today. 

$39,150 Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series Final

Place / Rider / Country / Horse / Owner / Faults / Time

1) Cassio Rivetti (BRA) & Goblet / Neil Jones Equestrian Inc. – 0 / 36.416

2) Nicole Haunert (USA) & Calgary IV / Cherokee Show Horses Inc. – 0/38.354

3) Michelle Kerivan (USA) & Duc De Rhoan / Michelle Kerivan – 0/38.931

4) Chandler Meadows (USA) & Christy JNR / Chandler Meadows – 4/36.015

5) Daniel Silverstone (USA) & Enrico / Daniel Silverstone – 4/41.349

6) Michelle Parker (USA) & Chipotle / Michelle Parker – 4/74.35

7) Natasha Traurig (USA) & Crescendo DV Z / Natasha Traurig – 4/76.255

8) Delaney Batter(USA) & Daisy 920 / Delaney Batter – 4/76.699

9) Melody Liu (USA) & Corsari Van De Helle / Peregrine Farms LLC – 4/77.127

10) Zume Gallaher (USA) & Cirus Du Ruisseau Z / Blue Gate Stables LLC – 4/77.235 

Source: Press release from Blenheim EquiSports

Photos: © McCool Photography

Cassio Rivetti (BRA) & Goblet


Cassio Rivetti (BRA) continua dominando as competições da costa oeste nos Estados Unidos da America. No último fim de semana, o cavaleiro gaúcho e Goblet foram os vencedores do Grande Prêmio da Final da Markel Insurance Jumper Series em San Juan Capistrano, no estado da California.

O jinete, montando o castrado de Sela Holandesa (Zacharov x Mermus R), levou para casa a maior parte dos $39,150 de premiação, registrando um duplo zero e um tempo final de 36,416 segundos durante o desempate.

Nicole Haunert (EUA) e Calgary IV também zeraram as duas voltas, ficando com o prata ao cruzar a linha de chegada em 38,354 segundos.

Michelle Kerivan (EUA) e Duc de Rhoan completaram o pódio com uma ficha limpa, zerando a segunda volta em 38,931 segundos.

Fonte: Nota de Imprensa da Blenheim EquiSports

Fotos: © McCool Photography