September 30, 2019 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – At the conclusion of this year’s fall shows, Blenheim EquiSports Circuit Awards were presented to riders who had accumulated the most points in their respective Classics over the course of the 2019 Blenheim EquiSports outdoor season.
In total 15 Grand Champions were recognized, and in some instances, it came down to the final competition of the season to determine the winners. Blenheim EquiSports congratulates all who made excellent efforts in the show ring; and would like to thank the generous sponsors of each classic who not only supplied thoughtful prizes to each circuit champion but to each weekly classic winner as well.
Several Circuit Grand Champions were determined by the results of the final classic of the series.
With a grand total of 32 points, including a victory and many other top placings this year, Constance Kilmartin and Lucent, trained by Hap Hansen, clinched the Romfh Equestrian Apparel Adult Jumper Classic Circuit Award and $250 Romfh Gift Certificate. Hansen and Kilmartin have a plan for her to progress into the 1.20m and 1.30m jumpers, “Constance is a great rider and will have no problem moving up next year. I’m looking forward to watching her and helping her along the way.”
Constance Kilmartin and Lucent, photo by McCool
Claire Follmer and Tasha Visokay with Bella Sofia
Clear cut winners of the Kastel Denmark 1.45m JR/AM/AO Circuit Award were Claire Follmer and Bella Sofia who came into the final classic already in the lead for the title. As the victor of the finale event Follmer was presented with a Kastel Denmark sun shirt plus a signature jacket gift certificate for the overall Grand Championship.
In the Veredus Low Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic Series, two Classic Circuit Grand Champions were recognized.
Taylor Kusomano and Dame Sula, photo by Captured Moment Photography
Leading the way in the Adult category were Taylor Kusomano and Dame Sula, who earned this honor by finishing with 24 points after a win during the Showpark Racing Festival, and a second place finish during the Blenheim Fall Tournament.
The leading Children’s rider was Lauren Little, who rode Ultra D’Eclipse to total of 50 points during the season, including a win in the final classic held during International Jumping Festival.
For each classic blue, a pair of Veredus Olympus horse boots was the prize. For the Circuit Grand Championship, both Kusomano and Little were presented with a full set of Veredus USA’s Colors Collection Olympus horse boots and branded ribbon.
2019 Leading Young Hunter Award winner Boston, photo by McCool
After the conclusion of the final Brookway Stables Young Hunter Classic of the season, the Horseflight Leading Young Hunter Award was presented to Alison Stocker, the owner of six-year old Boston, who was ridden by Rose Carver to a total of 55 points. Prior to the Young Hunter Finals, team Boston was recognized center ring with a $2,500 Horseflight Equine Travel Voucher and branded Circuit Grand Champion ribbon.
Caroline Ingalls and Concerto, photo by McCool
Caroline Ingalls topped the charts in the Marshall & Sterling Insurance 3’6” Amateur Owner Hunter Classic Circuit Award with her hunter Concerto after earning a total of 74 points in the series. Presenting on behalf of Marshall & Sterling Insurance was Missy Sullivan who awarded Ingalls with a beautiful embroidered cooler and tricolor ribbon. This win was a great accomplishment before Ingalls heads east. “Caroline is going to be competing in the AO hunters at Washington International and the National Horse Show, which will be a very exciting new experience for her,” Hansen noted.
Shiloh Roseboom and Heavenly Patch of Blue, photo by McCool