Erin Davis-Heineking and Vex Cassandra WIN the $2,000 Rancho Corazon Master’s Choice Jumper Classic! Photo by Adrian Wills.
What a bar raising event! Excitement rose as the jumps rose, and Sponsors and Spectators clamored to add $100 to the money pot after each clean ride. The pot was up to $3,400 in the 4th and final round when Erin Davis-Heineking and Vex Cassandra jumped the course clean with 2 fences set at the maximum height of 1.50 meters. Erin’s clean jump raised the 4th fence to 1.50 meters and the remaining three competitors couldn’t make it through the course. Davis Heineking’s trainer Christian Heineking exclaimed, “Wow, my horses have never jumped that high before!”
Course designer Hector Loyola said before the event, “This is the first time I have seen a class like this. With only 5 jumps on field, height was the secret to success in this class.”
Our winner, Erin Davis-Heineking on Vex Cassandra was thrilled with the victory. Delaney Flynn, riding True Love, Chenoa McElvain riding Wallstreet RC, and Brittany Albrecq riding KNH Calango tied for second place with four faults in the 4th round. Sarah Invicta Williams and Quincy 2 placed 5th and Guy McElvain riding Rio de Janeiro and Alexandra Ozymy riding NKH Barbosa tied for 6th.
Congratulations to all prizewinners and thank you to our 10 exhibitors for making todays special class such an engaging and entertaining event.
The Santa Fe Summer Series takes place at HIPICO Santa Fe, a 137-acre, full service equestrian facility, providing the very best in competition for the hunter/jumper community. A world-class equestrian venue in the beautiful Land of Enchantment, HIPICO Santa Fe is conveniently located in historic Santa Fe. For more information about the facility or the horse shows, please visit us at: www.HipicoSantaFe.com