Wins Central Conference Of The National Horse Sports Foundation Show Jumping
Hall Of Fame Jumper Classic Series
27, 2001- Erin Haas of Chelsea, MI and North Face Farm's mount, Mir, won
the Central Conference of the National Horse Sports Foundation Show Jumping
Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series following the Kentucky National Horse
Show on September 23.
Haas and Mir won the series with 88 points after winning two National
Horse Sports Foundation Show Jumping Hall of Fame classes, one at the
Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show and one at the Kentucky National
Horse Show. The top ranked riders at the conclusion of the Central Conference
Rank Points Horse Rider Hometown
1. 88 Mir Erin Haas Chelsea, MI
2. 56 Boo-Dah Chrissy Renz Lake Geneva, WI
3. 34 Alma Cogan Amy Van Houten Chatham, NJ
4. 30 Reddy Teddy Paige Johnson The Plains, VA
30 Idol De Chateux Laura Steffee Wellington, FL
30 Arcola Bay Ashley Fleischhacker Maple Plain, MN
30 Jupiter Kate Bomgaars Rochester, MN
8. 8. 25 Solo Maggie Jayne West Palm Beach, FL
25 Concerto Sherri Wenal West Palm Beach, FL
10. 10. 22 Lavaro Jessica Saalfield The Plains, VA
22 Sampson Kate Levy Katonah, NY
22 Sky King Larry Hollahan Versailles, KY
22 Gera Michael Morrissey Bradenton, FL
22 Cohiba Morgan Fauth Wayzata, MN
Haas and Mir defeated a field of 18 competitors to win the Show Jumping
Hall of Fame class at the Kentucky National Horse Show, the culminating
event of the 8-event series. Haas was the third to go in the 9-competitor
jump-off field and she turned in the second of three clean rounds. It
was her fast time of 39.686 seconds that put her over the top and clinched
her the title. Larry Hollahan and Sky King finished second with a clean
round in 42.063 seconds, followed by Amanda Carone and Notorious, who
finished in third with a time of 42.852 seconds.
The NHSF Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, which runs February
through November, is divided into three geographical conferences: the
East Conference hosting 22 shows, the Central Conference hosting 8 shows
and the West Conference hosting 5 shows. Conference point standings are
calculated separately and updated after all shows. At the end of
the series, a championship is awarded for each conference with East and
Central Conference champions honored at the National Horse Show in New
York and the West Conference champion honored at the Los Angeles National
Horse Show in Burbank, CA.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series gives Amateur-Owner
and junior riders an opportunity to compete at higher levels and serves
as a proving ground for riders who aspire to someday represent the United
States in international competition.
The focus of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is to encourage
broader interest and participation in the equestrian sport of show jumping,
as well as to educate the equestrian and non-equestrian alike by sharing
the sport's lore, fundamentals, history and greatest achievements.
The National Horse Sports Foundation (NHSF) is a publicly supported charitable
and educational organization whose purposes include providing financial
and technical support for amateur equestrian programs for adults and children
including therapeutic riding and competitions for the disabled.
For more information about the 2001 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic
Series, please visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame website at www.showjumpinghalloffame.net.
For more information about the National Horse Sports Foundation, please
call (914) 454-5555.