Lexington, KY - August 5, 2014 - The Kentucky Horse Park hosted the Kentucky Summer Classic last week, as well as the fourth event in the 2014 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. For the second week in a row, Christopher Payne took home the second place award, this time aboard Channing. Coupled with two wins in the spring, Payne has furthered his lead in the Hallway Feeds Leading Rider standings.
The Hallway Feeds Series consists of seven national hunter derby events to be held during the 2014 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, cash prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded to the series' leading riders. Last week's winner, Steve Heinecke placed third the previous week and climbed into the second place position. Molly Sewell's fourth place ribbon during the Kentucky Summer Classic and victory during the Kentucky Summer Horse Show put her in a close race for third. Vivian Yowan leads the Junior standings, while Adele Norton leads the Amateur standings.
The USHJA National Hunter Derby program is in its fifth year and is growing in prestige and popularity. Amateurs, juniors and professional riders are eligible to compete, giving it a broad base of support and interest. The $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Awards will present a $10,000 cash prize to the professional rider accumulating the most points in the seven classes that make up the Series. The amateur rider and junior rider accumulating the most points will each receive a $2,500 cash prize. Riders will receive points only on their highest placed horse in each of the classes. The awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Hallway Feeds class at the Kentucky National Horse Show on September 20, 2014.
Hallway Feeds' close proximity to the Kentucky Horse Park provides the opportunity to utilize the freshest feed, manufactured with time-honored commitments to high standards of quality and the latest scientific advances. Combining a premium nutrition package with a professional level of dedication in horsemen and women provides equine athletes with the Formula for Success.
For more information on Hallway Feeds please visit www.hallwayfeeds.com.
The Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series would not be possible without many generous sponsors including Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Alfagreen Supreme, Sweet PDZ Horse Stall Refresher, Caddel Equine Therapy Center, Trouw Nutrition, EquiVision, Sallee Horse Transport, Tack Shop of Lexington, Tex Sutton, Turf Town Properties and PNC Bank.
For more information about the Kentucky Summer Series, please visit http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com/.
2014 Hallway Feeds Standings
PLACE TOTALS RIDER
1 950 CHRISTOPHER PAYNE PRO
2 450 STEVE HEINECKE PRO
3 425 MOLLY SEWELL PRO
4 375 ADRIENNE IVERSON PRO
5 300 LAUREN SOGARD PRO
300 VIVIAN YOWAN JR
7 275 SHAWN CASADY PRO
8 225 HAYLEY BARNHILL PRO
225 KELLI CRUCIOTTI JR
10 200 ADELE NORTON AM