Lexington, KY – May 25, 2017 – Rain did not dampen the spirit or the competitive drive of the horses and riders contesting for top honors at the Lexington International CSI 3*, part of the Split Rock Jumping Tour being held May 24-28 at Split Rock Farm.
While the rain came down, the fences did not for Cinnamon 25 and Canadian owner/rider Sarah Bagworth. Their faultless performance gave them the win in the first class of the event, the Animo $2,000 Low Junior/Amateur 1.20m Jumper.
Bagworth and the bay mare traveled around the course with precision, attesting to the wonderful quality of footing in the ring. “The footing here is perfect”, said Bagworth, of Toronto, Ontario. “And the rain did not dampen the mood one bit.”
Also, having no trouble in the rain, Meghan Shader, Lexington KY, and the Shader Sporthorses LLC entry, Anabelle 28, took the win in the $2,000 VisitLex 1.30m Junior/Amateur Jumper. Six horse and rider combinations out of a starting field of twenty-four were able to post double clear rounds, with all those rounds separated by a mere six seconds. Shader and Anabelle 28 finished with the fastest time, 37.710, a half second faster than their closest rival.
“I am really happy to just be here”, said Shader after the awards were presented. “This is a great show to be at and everything worked out perfect for me. I really don’t think that it was anything I did to get the win, it’s the great horse that I have.”