A big medal winner today was Caitlin Creel of Kildeer, IL, who clinched the win in the ASPCA Maclay Medal at the Showplace Spring Spectacular I. Creel also just came off of a successful winter at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. Creel had the opportunity to ride in the Junior/Amateur Jumper class at the American Invitational in Miami at the Sun Life Stadium. She also won a $10,000 Low Junior Jumper Classic and was Reserve Champion in the division at WEF on DaVinci.
Creel placed second today behind Boyle in both the Washington Jumper Phase with a score of 88 and the Washington Hunter Phase with an 83, and now qualifies for the Equitation Classic.
Other qualifiers today were Sarah Grant from Long Grove, IL who placed third in the Washington Jumper Phase and Misty Redd of Topeka, KS, who finished third in the Washington Hunter Phase.
Also qualified, Elizabeth Adelson finished second in the ASPCA Maclay and Olivia Lawton took third. Riders will have another chance to qualify this week by competing in the USEF Pessoa Huntseat Medal or the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Medal.
The Spring Spectacular I will continue tomorrow with the Junior Championships being named.
For more information on the Showplace Spring Spectacular Series, please visit: www.showplaceproductions.com.