THE SILVER OAK JUMPER TOURNAMENT
Presented by The Davis McCullough Foundation
The 2nd Annual SOJT Farm Cup Brings a Fun, Friendly Competition to the Forefront
Now fast becoming a ‘must-ride’ and ‘must-watch’ aspect of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, this year’s SOJT Farm Cup attracted six teams who took on the challenge. The teams included the Babington BAs, Team Savage, Madison Maniacs, SKD (Seek, Kill, Destroy), Alamar AKs, and the California Rolls.
The SOJT Farm Cup follows the Nations Cup format, with teams of three going against the clock. The team with fewest faults and fastest time is the team to take home the top prize. This competition allows each team to drop the highest score (# of faults), and pick an anchor rider to compete in the final round.
The teams each had distinct color coordinated outfits to go with their name – specially designed shirts are provided to each team by Silver Oak. “I’m proud to feature the SOJT Farm Cup for the second year,” said Jeff Papows, chairman of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, “It is a very unique event that riders really enjoy,” he added. “Each year we are seeing more teams enter and the crowd really enjoys cheering on their favorites.”
Five out of the first six riders on each team earned clear rounds over the 1.20m-1.25m course, but as the rest of each team took to the course and the pressure mounted – fault free rounds became harder to produce. And by the end of the first round, it was the California Rolls alone who had produced all three clear rounds.
For the final jump off round, each team had an ‘anchor’ rider tackle the short course to see if they could move into the number one spot. Three of the teams posted clear rounds, but amidst loud cheering from the crowd assembled around the CMJ Jumper Annex, the California Rolls secured their place at the podium with the fastest fault-free time.
1. California Rolls – Alle Durkin, Dyanna Rucco and Brigitte Harbers
2. SKD – Kaitlyn Parker, Alexandra King, Jordyn M. Friedman
3. Alamar AKs – Candice King, Deana Schenkel, Elizabeth Stroh
4. Babington BAs – Michael Janson, Brielle Biggins, Jennifer Platt
5. Team Savage – Sima Morgello, Serena Marron, Jonathan Corrigan
6. Madison Maniacs – Haley Bell, Renae Samay, Susan Kern Reaney
The California Rolls stand tall at the podium and celebrate their win. This class was sponsored by Tom Curren Builders
More Saturday Highlights
Out of a field of 39 horse and rider combinations, Charlotte Jacobs guided Cyrina Z
to win the $2,000 Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic 1.20m in the Grand Prix field.
Charlotte Jacobs and Cyrina Z top today’s $2,000 Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic 1.20m sponsored by Equifit
Kayla Ryan and C Serendipity emerged victorious in the $2,000 Low Junior Classic 1.20m sponsored by Equifit
The 2017 Masters 1.05m win went to Susan Kern Reaney aboard D’artagnan sponsored by Commercial Painting & Steve Morel
Sunday marks the final day of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and will feature the $15,000 D&G Ventures Mini Prix 1.35m and the $75,000 Agero 1.50m Grand Prix. A VIP tent overlooking the Grand Prix field will host 500 guests for the champagne luncheon. The Grand Prix will be videotaped by NESN for broadcast later this month.
All photos are by the official show photographer: Andrew Ryback Photography and are available for purchase in his trailer on the show grounds.
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