Lexington, KY – July 20, 2018 – Debbie Dolan-Sweeney, Natalie Dean, Sophie Gochman and Clea Caddell led the four divisions of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series at the midpoint of the 2018 Series.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducts the Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. The Series hosts separate divisions for amateur-owner and junior riders in two Conferences – East and West – and follows Grand Prix rules and specifications. The Series provides an opportunity for amateur-owner and junior riders to compete at higher levels and serves as a proving ground for many who aspire to represent the United States in international competition.
Amateur-Owner Jumper Division
Debbie Dolan-Sweeney, of Oyster Bay, NY, led the Eastern Conference Amateur-Owner standings with 1,090 points aboard La Petite Fleur 6. The pair has been consistent throughout the year and gained valuable points after winning the $20,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classic at the historic Devon Horse Show. In second place with 770 points was David Oberkircher of Collegeville, PA, and Tyson de Verteveuille, while Katherine Strauss, of New York, NY, held third place with All In on 600 points.
Natalie Dean of Palo Alto, CA, and Don’s Diamant led the Western Conference standings with 150 points, just ahead of Jenny Calandra of Fallbrook, CA, and Shantonagh who had a total of 131 points. Rounding out the top three was Claire Follmer, of Westlake Village, CA, and Clearing on 105 points.
Junior Jumper Division
The top two spots in the Eastern Conference Junior Division were held by Sophie Gochman of Wellington, FL, who held a commanding lead of the division with a whopping 1,316 points aboard Bluf BH. Gochman also sat in the runner-up spot with Carola BH with 890 points. In third place was Paige Matthies of Lake Leelanau, MI, and Dirkie Z with 840 points. Matthies won the $20,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior class at the Devon Horse Show and also placed fourth.
Clea Caddell of Carmel, CA, and Campari led the Western Conference with 230 points, while Tali Dejong of Golden, CO, and Amadeus, winners of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic at the 2018 Summer In The Rockies II horse show, held second place with 120 points. Virginia Bonnie of San Francisco, CA, and Quadea were in third place with 88 points.
Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Riders of the Month
Each month the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series honors the rider who earns the most points on one horse in Series competition that month with the “Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month” Award. At the Series’ mid-point, the following talented riders have been honored as winners of the monthly award.
January – Daisy Farish
February – Alma Bjorklund
March – Sophie Gochman
April – Addison Gierkink
May – Katherine Strauss
June – Claudia Villamil
Farish, of Versailles, KY,competes in the East Conference, Junior Division of the Series and earned the award by riding Alberto IIto first place twice during the first two weeks of competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.
Bjorklund, of Wellington, FL, competes in the East Conference, Amateur-Owner Division of the Series and earned the award by riding Flecuto to first place twice during the first two weeks of competition at WEF.
Gochman, of Wellington, FL, competes in the East Conference, Junior Division of the Series and earned the award by riding Bluf BH to first place during week 9 and to second place during week 11 of competition at WEF.
Gierkink, of Wellington, FL,competes in the East Conference, Amateur-Owner Division of the Series and earned the award by riding Erco Van T Roosakker to first place during week 12 of competition at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, FL.
Strauss, of Wellington, FL, competes in the East Conference, Amateur-Owner Division of the Series and earned the award by riding All In to first place during both weeks of competition at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows in North Salem, NY.
Villamil, of Wellington, FL,competes in the East Conference, Junior Division of the Series and earned the award by riding Quite Close VD Smis to first place in a class combining both Junior and Amateur-Owner riders at Country Heir II in Lexington, KY.
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. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame 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.
The Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is sponsored by Hollow Brook Wealth Management LLC, SmartPak, Markel Insurance, the Hampton Classic Horse Show, Kentucky Horse Park, the National Horse Show Association of America and United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA).
Hollow Brook Wealth Management LLC is a full service, SEC registered, wealth management firm that serves the diverse needs of individuals, families, foundations, pension plans, and endowments. The firm is dedicated to preserving and growing capital by being a true financial quarterback for its clients. Hollow Brook Wealth Management employs a partnership culture that puts an emphasis on excellence and fiduciary responsibility. As experienced wealth managers, Hollow Brook leverages in-depth research, long standing industry relationships and disciplined processes to meet the distinct and complex needs of its clients. Hollow Brook’s priority is to serve as active, thoughtful and responsible stewards of wealth. www.hollowbrookllc.com.
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.
Committed to the horse industry, Markel has over 50 years of expertise insuring horses and horse-related businesses. Through their network of over 30 exclusive horse insurance agents with a lifetime of horse experience in specific breeds and/or disciplines, backed by a team of Markel associates solely focused on horse and farm insurance solutions, they are able to fulfill your specialized personal and commercial insurance needs. Whether you have one horse or an entire stable, keep horses for pleasure or business, Markel focuses on protecting your equestrian lifestyle. For more information, visit www.markelhorseandfarm.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 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.
For more information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, including the Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, please visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame website at www.ShowJumpingHallofFame.net.