Hannah Von Heidegger Named Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for November

Show Jumping Hall of Fame Executive Director Marty Bauman & Olympic Gold Medalist and Hall of Fame Board member Will Simpson present the award to Hannah Von Heidegger (c)Amy McCool
Show Jumping Hall of Fame Executive Director Marty Bauman & Olympic Gold Medalist and Hall of Fame Board member Will Simpson present the award to Hannah Von Heidegger (c)Amy McCool

Lexington, KY - December 2, 2014 - Hannah Von Heidegger of Chatsworth, CA has been named the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for November. 

Von Heidegger competes in the West Conference Junior division of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. She earned the award with ribbon-winning performances in Show Jumping Hall of Fame classes at three horse shows with her horse Axl Rose.  Von Heidegger won The Show Jumping Hall of Fame class at The National Sunshine Series I and also The Show Jumping Hall of Fame West Coast Championship Finals at the Las Vegas National Horse Show. She also added a 12th place finish at The National Sunshine Series II.

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is sponsored by LEGISequine.com,  The National Horse Show Association of America, SmartPak, and Stadium Jumping, Inc. The Series honors one rider each month as the Rider of the Month. The honor goes to the one rider who earns the most points on one horse in Series competition that month.

"We would like to congratulate Hannah Von Heidegger on being our Rider of the Month for November," said George Morris, President of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. "She earned the honor with two impressive wins including a win in the Hall of Fame's West Coast Finals at The Las Vegas National Horse Show. We are thrilled to recognize her for this great accomplishment."

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series hosts separate divisions for junior and amateur-owner riders in two Conferences - the East Conference and the West Conference.  Series standings are used to help determine junior and amateur-owner entries for the National Horse Show and Las Vegas National Horse Show.

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, held under Grand Prix rules and specifications. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series is designed to give amateur-owner and junior riders an opportunity to compete at higher levels and serves as a proving ground for many riders who aspire to someday represent the United States in international competition.

Any horse show offering a class that meets all the criteria set forth in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series specifications and has prize money of at least $1,000 is eligible to be part of the Series.

The Show Jumping Hall of Fame was organized to promote the sport of show jumping and to immortalize the legends of the men, women and horses who have made great contributions to the sport. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame is located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  Plaques honoring those who have been honored with induction into the Hall of Fame can be seen at the Horse Park's Rolex Stadium. Mementos and artifacts from the sport's history are on display as part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame collection at the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Wheeler Museum at the Horse Park.

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The National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring "AA"-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The 2014 event was held October 28 - November 2, in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.  Further information is available at www.NHS.org.




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