Lexington, KY – May 25, 2017 – Chile’s Samuel Parot and Atlantis decisively won the $35,000 Hollow Creek CSI 3* Speed Cup at the Lexington International CSI 3*, spring highlight of the Split Rock Jumping Tour.
Parot, who competed in the London Olympic Games for Chile, and Atlantis bested a field of 43 entries to claim the win in a blistering time of 66.21 seconds. “My horse is very fast and very careful,” said Perot, who runs Parot Horses in Wellington, FL. “He had a two-week vacation and he is very fresh and happy. We won the Grand Prix here last year and I am going to try and do it again.”
Second to Parot was French Olympic veteran Eric Navet with Signe Ostby’s Basimodo. Navet and the 11-year-old KWPN gelding completed the course in 68.93 seconds. Navet, the 1990 World Show Jumping Champion, had taken the lead from U.S. Olympic veteran Margie Engle, Wellington, FL, who had held it for most of the class. Her time of 69.29 seconds with Gladewinds Partners’ Bockmanns Lazio had seemed to be unbeatable. When she was bested by Navet by a mere 0.3 seconds the crowd was sure they had seen the winning ride, so when Parot turned in a ride 2.72 seconds faster, the crowd went wild.
Parot has had a great season so far in 2017 with wins at several major competitions. “I like this show and have had luck here,” said Parot. “We will see what happens.”
About The Event:
The Split Rock Jumping Tour (SRJT) offers a world-class venue with top prize money, extravagant awards and numerous first-class amenities for riders, horses, owners, sponsors and spectators, with close attention paid to every detail. What makes SRJT different from the rest is perspective. As an international show jumping competitor, SRJT founder Derek Braun has been able to incorporate the “must-haves” from riders’ perspective, owners’ perspective, spectators’ perspective, and from sponsors’ perspective to create an event that works for everyone.
SRJT is the first horse show series of its kind. Following the concept of a vacation resort, it offers competitors different packages with no added charges or fees, simplifying the entry process. Braun and his team are paving the way for a new era of show jumping competition that is being well received across the board.
Highlighting the week of show jumping are featured classes each day including the $35,000 Hollow Creek Farm CSI 3* Speed Cup on Thursday; the $40,000 Amalaya Investments CSI 3* Welcome Stake on Friday; the $10,000 Lugano Diamonds Youngster Bowl on Saturday; and SRJT’s culminating event, the $130,000 CSI*** Grand Prix presented by Split Rock Farm and Ashland Stables on Sunday. In addition to these featured classes, there is a full line-up of classes for juniors and amateurs, children and adults. These classes are presented courtesy of generous sponsors such as Animo, Brook Ledge Horse Transportation, Elm Rock, Equithrive, Equo, Hallway Feeds, Horse Flight, LV Harkness and VisitLEX.
Admission to all Split Rock Jumping Tour competitions is free and spectators can also enjoy local food trucks and vendors, a Children & Family Zone, live music and lots of fun activities. Split Rock Farm is located at 4845 Bryan Station Road in Lexington. Split Rock Jumping Tour competition can be seen live on www.USEFNetwork.com. Further information about Split Rock Jumping Tour is available on line at the Tour’s official website at www.SplitRockJumpingTour.com.