Sofia Cady Wins May’s Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month Award Sponsored by Charles Ancona

Sofia Cady and ZG Bella - Photo by SEL Photography

Edited Press Release

Lexington, KY – June 6, 2024 – Sofia Cady of Austin, TX, has won the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month Award Sponsored by Charles Ancona for May.

A talented amateur rider, Cady competes in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series’ East Conference Presented by Rood & Riddle. She was in top form for both weeks of the 2024 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, where she earned multiple top placings with Twist Studio LLC’s Deleyn and ZG Bella. She started strong with a second-place finish aboard Deleyn in the first week’s $7,500 SJHOF 1.35m Amateur Jumper Classic, then returned for blue-ribbon honors riding ZG Bella in the $15,000 SJHOF 1.40m Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic presented by Eastern Hay.

During Week 2, Cady and ZG Bella repeated their Hall of Fame Classic victory with a win in Evergate Stables’ $15,000 SJHOF 1.40m Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, an event in which she also took eighth place with Deleyn. These consistent placings helped Cady to earn the Hall of Fame’s Rider of the Month Award for May, with ZG Bella earning the Horse of the Month Award. Cady also won the Rider of the Month Award in January 2023, a month which saw Deleyn being named Horse of the Month.

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 Rider of the Month Award is sponsored by Charles Ancona.

The 2024 winners of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month Award Sponsored by Charles Ancona are:

  • January – Mimi Gochman of Palm Beach, FL
  • February – Clara Propp of New York, NY
  • March – Isabelle Ehman of Milton, GA
  • April – Chloe Kuang of Las Vegas, NV
  • May – Sofia Cady of Austin, TX

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.