Heather Hooker Named First Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider Of The Month For 2010


Tampa, FL - Competition in the 2010 Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series started in January in Florida. With classes in full swing at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, riders are already earning big points on the Series’ overall standings.

One such rider is Heather Hooker of Wellington, FL. Hooker, who competes in the Series’ East Conference Junior division with her mount Perle, won two of the three Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series junior classes held at WEF in January.

With Cavalor’s support, the Series honors one rider each month as the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Rider of the Month. The honor goes to the one rider who earns the most points on one horse in Series competition that month. With her back-to-back wins with Perle, Hooker earned 300 points, and was named the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for the month of January.

“Winning back-to-back Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series classes at the Winter Equestrian Festival is no small feat,” said Philippe Collard, President of Cavalor, Inc. “Her wins are very impressive, and we are thrilled to honor her as our January Rider of the Month!”

The Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series saw competition at 5 events during the month of January, and will see classes at more than 100 horse shows before the Series culminates in the Year-End Championships at the National Horse Show in November.

The 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.

In the overall standings through January, Nathalie Mathers Parrish and Costa led the amateur-owner standings in the East Conference while Heather Hooker and Perle led in the junior division. Series events in the West Conference will begin in March.

The top four horse-and-rider combinations in each division are as follows:

East Conference amateur-owner division standings:
Rider - Horse - Points - Hometown

Natalie Mathers - Costa - 175 - Wellington, FL
Alex Parrish - Kadorijke - 150  -Midway, KY
Ali Wolff - H&M Necoll - 150 - New Albany, OH
Kelly Soleau - Master Man - 150 - Marlborough, CT

East Conference junior division standings:
Rider - Horse - Points - Hometown

Heather Hooker - Perle - 300 - Wellington, FL
Maria Victoria Perez - Curius - 165 - Puerto Rico
Catherine Pasmore - My Boy - 150 - Whitehall, VA
Laura Pfeiffer - Thorstin - 150 - Temperance, MI

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The Cavalor 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.

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 conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, held under Grand Prix rules and specifications. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame has moved from its long-time home at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. An announcement about the Museum’s new home will be made later this year.

Any horse show offering a class that meets all the criteria set forth in the 2010 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series specifications and has prize money of at least $1,000 is eligible to be part of the Series.

For more information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, including Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, please visit the Show Jumping Hall of Fame website at www.showjumpinghalloffame.net.

Photo Credit: Heather Hooker competing at the 2010 Winter Equestrian Festival. © J.L.Parker.




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