Lexington, KY – May 11, 2017 – California’s Eve Jobs put in two near flawless rounds to best a field of 66 horses and riders to capture the victory in the $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3* with a time of 34.71 seconds. The 18-year-old athlete and her talented mount Charleville sped past riders that were her senior not only in age but also in experience as she bested the 15-horse jump-off with a blazing time. Sharn Wordley of New Zealand and Rye Val De Mai were hot on Jobs’ heels finishing a close second in a time of 34.85 seconds. Rounding out the top three spots on Thursday night was Abigail McArdle on Cade, finishing with a time of 34.94 seconds.
The $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3* was the first class in the Hagyard Series Challenge. The series consists of seven grand prix classes to be held during the 2017 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, a cash prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the rider accumulating the most points throughout the series.
Although Charleville, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding, is one of the more recent additions to Job’s string of talented show jumpers, the pair have had several top placings together at the Winter Equestrian Festival, including winning the $15,000 SJHOF High Amateur-Owner Classic presented by Engle & Völkers. Despite her age, Jobs has wasted no time moving up the ranks and competing in more challenging classes.
Grand prix show jumping continues at the Kentucky Horse Park with the $130,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix that will be held at the Rolex Stadium at 6:30pm on Saturday night.
For more information on the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, please visit www.hagyard.com.
Several other generous sponsors have helped make this exciting series event happen. These gracious supporters include title sponsor MWI Animal Health and presenting sponsor Zoetis as well as Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, Audi of Lexington, Pike & Preston, Sallee Horse Vans, Central Kentucky Ag Credit and Hagyard Pharmacy.
FROM THE WINNER’S CIRCLE
“I just got Charleville in March and I was a little slow yesterday with him through the turns, so I was planning to keep a good rhythm and have a nice trip. He’s pretty fast so I wasn’t worried about the time. He’s really fast and he’s a fighter. He always wants to win.”
On Showing in Lexington:
“This is one of my favorite facilities. The footing is amazing and it has a really nice feel to it being in the stadium.”
$35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*
1. Charleville / Eve Jobs / Eve Jobs / 0 / 34.71
2 Rye Val De Mai / Sharn Wordley / Sharn Wordley / 0 / 34.85
3 Cade / Abigail McArdle / David McArdle / 0 / 34.94
4 Catungee / Catherine Tyree / Mary Tyree / 0 / 34.96
5 Royce / Margie Engle / Gladewinds Partners LLC / 0 / 35.15
6 Basimodo / Eric Navet / Signe Ostby / 0 / 35.92
7 Cornwall BH / Amanda Derbyshire / Gochman Sport Horse LLC / 0 / 36.26
8 Cescha M / Isabelle LaPierre / Isabelle LaPierre / 0
9 Quirie 2 / Ali Wolff / John Wolff / 0 / 37.99
10 Ibabco / Santiago Lambre / Santiago Lambre / 0 / 44.76
11 Carlo / Aaron Vale / North Face Farm / 4 / 35.93
12 Victer Finn DH Z / Eugenio Garza / El Milagro / 4 / 35.9