2020 MARKEL INSURANCE
1.40m – 1.45m JUMPER SERIES
OVERALL PROGRAM PRIZE MONEY
$355,000 + ADDBACK FOR SERIES FINAL
Series to comprise of 14 Qualifying events to be held throughout the Blenheim EquiSports 2020 Horse Show Season, March 18 – September 20, 2020; and a Final to be held during the Las Vegas National Horse Show, November 16-22, 2020.
Entry Fee: $550; $50.00 of each Entry Fee to be added back to Finals purse; $25.00 of each Entry Fee to be added back to Rider Bonus purse (50% to the Leading Lady Rider of the Series; 50% to the Leading Gentleman Rider of the Series after the conclusion of the Finals)
Format: Table II, Sec. 2(a) – Time First Jump-Off; Order of Go to be Drawn
Time Allowed: 375 meters per minute.
Fences: 1.40m – 1.45m
Each competitor will jump one round over a course of approximately 12 to 15 jumps. The first round and first jump-off, if any, are decided by adding together the penalties incurred over the course and any penalties for exceeding the time allowed to complete the course. In the event of equality of penalties after the initial round, for first place only, there will be one jump-off in which time will decide. In ties other than first place, competitors are placed according to their penalties and time in the first round.
Eligibility: To be eligible, horses must be on the show grounds for the 24 hours prior. Poling and the use of offsets will not be permitted for any jumpers on the show grounds.
Awards: Trophy to First Place; Ribbons to Twelfth Place.
Prize Money: 30% for 1st, 22% for 2nd, 13% for 3rd, 8% for 4th, 6% for 5th, 5% for 6th, 4% for 7th, 3% for 8th and 9th, 2% for 10th, 11th, and 12th place.
2019 Finals Winner -Rich Fellers aboard Steelbi
The Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series Final will be held at the 2020 Las Vegas National Horse Show (November 16 – 22). The top 25 riders from the 2020 Markel Insurance Jumper Series Qualifiers will be eligible for the Final. Riders will receive qualifying points per class based on their top placing horse only. Points in the qualifiers will be awarded based on the number of entries in each qualifier. First place will be awarded one more point than the number of entries in the class, second place will be awarded one less point than the number of entries in the class, third place one less than second place, fourth place one less than third, etc. Riders may compete on any horse; Order of Go is based on Rider Ranking – the rider with the most points competes last.
Final Prize Money: $30,000 minimum base purse plus $50 added back to final purse from each entry per qualifier throughout qualifying season; 30% for 1st, 22% for 2nd, 13% for 3rd, 8% for 4th, 6% for 5th, 5% for 6th, 4% for 7th, 3% for 8th and 9th, 2% for 10th, 11th, and 12th place. Entry Fee: $600; Fence Height: American Standard. In addition, 100% of the $25 added back to final purse from each entry fee per qualifier throughout qualifying season to be awarded to the Leading Lady Rider of the Series (50%) & to the Leading Gentleman Rider of the Series (50%), based on total points earned after the conclusion of the Finals.
QUALIFYING SEASON INCLUDES:
- $25,000 Grand Prix – Blenheim Spring Classic I
- $25,000 Jumper Classic – Blenheim Spring Classic III
- $25,000 Jumper Classic – Showpark Ranch & Coast @ Blenheim
- $25,000 Grand Prix – Blenheim June Classic I
- $25,000 Grand Prix – Blenheim June Classic II
- $25,000 Grand Prix – Blenheim June Classic III
- $25,000 Grand Prix – Blenheim Red, White & Blue Classic
- $25,000 Grand Prix – Showpark Summer Festival
- $25,000 Welcome Jumper Classic Grand Prix de Santa Fe Week, Hipico Santa Fe Summer Series
- $25,000 Grand Prix – Blenheim Summer Classic
- $25,000 Jumper Classic – Showpark Summer Classic @ Blenheim
- $25,000 Grand Prix – Showpark All Seasons Summer Classic
- $25,000 Grand Prix – Blenheim Fall Tournament
- $25,000 Grand Prix – International Jumping Festival
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY: $325,000
$30,000 + ADDED MONEY – Las Vegas National Horse Show