Julia Weiss of New York, NY has been named Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for September.
Weiss earned the award by riding her horse Dior to a win over a 54-horse field in the $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic at the American Gold Cup which was held in Traverse City, MI.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. The Series hosts separate divisions for junior and amateur/amateur-owner riders in two Conferences and follows Grand Prix rules and specifications. Each month the Series honors the one rider who earns the most points on one horse in Series competition that month. The Series provides an opportunity for amateur, amateur-owner and junior riders to compete at higher levels and serves as a proving ground for many who aspire to ride 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. It is located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Plaques honoring those who have been honored with induction into the Hall of Fame can be seen at the Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium. Mementos and artifacts from the sport’s history are on display as part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame collection at the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Wheeler Museum at the Horse Park.
Sponsors of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series
The series is sponsored by SmartPak, The Hampton Classic Horse Show, Kentucky Horse Park, The National Horse Show Association of America, and the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA).
Founded in 1999, SmartPak Equine is the country’s largest online and catalog retailer serving the needs of the active and engaged horse owner. The patented SmartPak™ supplement feeding system has simplified the process of feeding horse supplements and medications, making it easier for thousands of riders to keep their horses healthier by ensuring their supplements are being fed correctly. Learn more at www.SmartPak.com.
The Hampton Classic is the prestigious culminating event of the Hamptons’ famed summer season. Top jumper and hunter riders from around the world compete for some of the richest prize money in the nation. The Classic hosts more than 100 classes of competition in six rings for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. The Classic also features a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, a wide selection of dining options, and a Farmer’s Market, all on its 60-acre show grounds. More details are available at www.HamptonClassic.com.
The Kentucky Horse Park is the leading tourist attraction for all things “horse” and one of the world’s best equine competition facilities and the only park open to the public. The Kentucky Horse Park hosts a handful of events each year such as the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Kentucky Summer Horse Show and BreyerFest. For more information, visit www.kyhorsepark.com.
The National Horse Show is a championship event featuring “AA”-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. It is held in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Further information is available at www.NHS.org
The United States Hunter Jumper Association, as the official hunter/jumper affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation, is a competition-based sport organization that serves our members through educational programs, awards and recognition, communication, and rules. They provide a wide array of programs for all hunter/jumper levels and are mindful of the well-being of our equine partners. Additional information is available at www.ushja.org
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