Di Caprio RV Wins April’s Show Jumping Hall of Fame Horse of the Month Award Sponsored by Markel

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Di Caprio RV with Hannah Heidegger - Photo by McCool Photography

Edited Press Release

Lexington, KY – May 7, 2024 – Monarch International’s Di Caprio RV has been named the winner of April’s Show Jumping Hall of Fame Horse of the Month Award Sponsored by Markel.

Piloted by amateur rider Hannah Heidegger of Chatsworth, CA, the 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding competes in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series’ West Conference Presented by LEG Colorado Horse Shows. After taking a break from the show circuit over the winter, the pair returned to the jumper ring at Blenheim EquiSports’ Spring Classic 2, where they competed in several 1.25m and 1.30m classes. Their victory in the $3,000 SJHOF 1.30m Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic helped them to earn the Hall of Fame’s Horse of the Month Award for April. 

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducts its Jumper Classic Series with classes at approximately 80 horse shows each year. The Series hosts classes for junior and amateur riders at both 1.40-1.45m and 1.30-1.35m in two Conferences – the East Conference presented by Rood & Riddle and the West Conference presented by LEG Colorado Horse Shows. The Series culminates in a West Conference Championship Final at Blenheim EquiSports’ International Jumping Festival in San Juan Capistrano, California, and the overall Series Final at the Washington International Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Each month, the Series honors the one rider and one horse that earn the most points in Series competition that month. For year-end awards, the Series recognizes each conference’s Leading Rider and Leading Horse; the East Conference Leading Rider Award is sponsored by LAURACEA, and the West Conference Leading Rider Award is sponsored by Palm Beach International Academy. The winner of each year-end award receives an engraved Tiffany crystal trophy and complimentary admission to the Hall of Fame’s annual Induction Ceremony and Awards Gala in Wellington in March, during which they are honored for their achievements.

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Horse of the Month Award is sponsored by Markel.

The 2024 winners of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Horse of the Month Award Sponsored by Markel are:

  • January – Abigail Gordon’s Nice Girl De Muze Z
  • February – CSH Equine LLC’s Cocaine De Riverland
  • March – Coleridge Equestrian LLC’s Killossery Kaiden
  • April – Monarch International’s Di Caprio RV

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 inducted 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 Show Jumping Hall of Fame is sponsored by Blenheim EquiSports, Charles Ancona, CMJ Sporthorse, Hampton Classic Horse Show, Kentucky Horse Park, LAURACEA, LEG Colorado Horse Shows, Markel, Palm Beach International Academy, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), Washington International Horse Show and Wellington International.

For more information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, including the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, please visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame website at www.ShowJumpingHallofFame.net.