Las Vegas, Nev.—Nov. 20, 2021—The excitement continued on Friday at the 2021 Marshall & Sterling Insurance/USHJA National Championships at The Las Vegas National, CSI4*-W with the country's best Hunter and Jumper horses and riders competing for titles in classes throughout the day.
USEF/USHJA 1.10/1.15m Children's Jumper National Championship
Champion and winner of the 1.10/1.15m Children's Leading Owner award, Rowan Smark, of Laguna Niguel, California, won the $1,000 1.10m Children's Jumper Welcome and the $10,000 1.15m Children's Jumper Grand Prix on Cava's Boy. Her trainer, Hannah Sisoyev, was honored with the 1.10/1.15m Children's Leading Trainer award. Zoie Brogon, of Los Angeles, California, earned Reserve Champion with Emilon. The pair won $1,000 1.10m Child Jumper Speed.
USEF/USHJA 1.10/1.15m Adult Amateur Jumper National Championship
Champion for the division was Brenna McGovern, of San Luis Obispo, California, on her own Grey Goose. The duo earned the win in the $10,000 1.15m Adult Amateur Jumper Grand Prix. McGovern also took home the 1.10/1.15m Adult Amateur Leading Owner Award and her trainer, Stephen Pellett, was 1.10/1.15m Adult Amateur Leading Trainer. Katie Brouillet, of St. Anne, Illinois, was Reserve Champion riding Jet Setter.
USEF/USHJA 1.20/1.25m Junior Jumper National Championship
Winners of the $1,000 1.20m Junior Jumper Welcome, Aedan Mooney, of Golden, Colorado, and Revelation were named division Champions. Brannon Loomis Mooney was awarded as 1.20/1.25m Junior Leading Owner and 1.20/1.25m Junior Leading Trainer. Reserve Champion went to Skylar Wireman, of Bonsall, California, and King's Ruby.
USEF/USHJA 1.20/1.25m Amateur Jumper National Championship
Wrapping up the USEF/USHJA Jumper divisions as Champion and the 1.20/1.25m Amateur Leading Owner was Tatum Levy, of Malibu, California, and Gavarni. The pair won the $10,000 1.25m Amateur Jumper Grand Prix, sponsored by Lifeforce by Alltech, to secure the win, and her trainer, Tasha Visokay, was recognized as the 1.20/1.25m Amateur Leading Trainer. Reserve Champion went to Megan Kerpsack, of San Diego, California, and Barrichello, winners of the $1,000 1.20m Amateur Jumper Welcome and $1,000 1.20m Amateur Jumper Speed.
Correction: At the conclusion of the USEF/USHJA Jumper National Championships, Stephen Foran, of Morton Grove, Illinois, was recognized as the Leading Open Jumper Rider.
USHJA Affiliate Hunter 2' Championship
Gillian O'Connor, of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, and Illinois Hunter Jumper Association, rode Seuss to the Champion title after winning an Over Fences class and the Flat. In Reserve and representing Montana Hunter Jumper Association was Honor Coulter, of Hailey, Idaho, and Poppings Pavarotti.
USHJA Affiliate Hunter 2'6" Championship
Champion of the division and the USHJA 2'6" Affiliate Perpetual Trophy, sponsored by the USHJA Executive Director, was Jenna Mcamis, of Truckee, California, and Sierra Nevada Horse Show Association, and Acclaimation B. The duo won an Over Fences class on their way to the championship title. Cynthia Hyde, of Toluca Lake, California, and Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association, and Hey Handsome! were Reserve Champions.
USHJA Affiliate .70m Children’s Jumpers
Samuelle Leerkamp, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Idol of Kings took the Champion tricolor in the division after topping the Welcome and Speed. Leerkamp is attending the Championships as an Outreach Golden Backstage Pass winner. Isabella Uhrig, of Greenwood Village, Colorado, and representing Colorado Hunter Jumper Association, rode Utwo de la Cerisaie to Reserve.
USHJA Affiliate .70m Adult Jumpers
Linda Marks-Gailey, of Huntington Beach, California, and Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association, was Champion with Lintitas 4 after winning the Grand Prix. Reserve Champion was Emily Martinez, of Sparks, Nevada, and Sierra Nevada Horse Show Association, and Sam I Am.
USHJA Affiliate .80m Children’s Jumpers
Champion was Uhrig riding Calligraphy, who won the Welcome and Grand Prix. Sienna Eidsvold, of Fallbrook, California, riding All In Good Time, representing Greater San Diego Hunter Jumper Association, was Reserve Champion. Eidsvold won the Speed class.
USHJA Affiliate .80m Adult Jumpers
Champion in the division was Lindsay Weinberg, of Billings, Montana, and Montana Hunter Jumper Association, with Lola Z. The pair won the Welcome and Grand Prix. Reserve Champion went to Jennifer Green, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Southern Nevada Hunter Jumper Association, with Tiz More.
$25,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby - Junior/Amateur
Concluding the day's competition was Skylar Wireman, of Bonsall, California, and Baldeur's winning Handy round. Wireman was also named High Score Junior. Jamie Krupnick, of Westlake Village, California, rode Conux to Reserve Champion and the High Score Amateur.
Also awarded on Friday, was the Bling Award, sponsored by Kevin Price, Mary Knowlton and Ali Nilforushan, to Enaya Carrol, of Payson, Utah, and Trephina Galloway, of Atlanta, Georgia. The Affiliate Sportsmanship Award was presented to Avery Ortiz, of Sparks, Nevada. Winners received gifts from The Impeccable Equerry.
Free Educational Opportunities
In addition to competitive opportunities, free educational sessions with various experts continued with the second of Tonya Johnston's Mental Skills Coaching sessions, two Judge with the Judge sessions and the National Hunter Derby course walks. The educational session schedule can be found online here. All sessions are free and open to exhibitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
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The USHJA extends special thanks to Title Sponsor Marshall & Sterling Insurance; Official Equine Supplement of the Championships, LifeForce by Alltech; USHJA Official Sponsors CWD, Nutrena, Parlanti and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital; Championship Sponsors Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks, Charles Owen, Essex Classics, Impeccable Equerry, Prize Possessions, SmartPak and Straight Arrow; Championship competition managers Pat Boyle and Stephanie Lightner; and the entire Las Vegas National and Blenheim EquiSports team.
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