Christopher Payne Tops Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Standings

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Posted by Rebecca Walton for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
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Christopher Payne and Harlan
Christopher Payne and Harlan

Lexington, KY - August 20, 2014 - The fifth event in the 2014 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby Series was held last Sunday at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show. Coming back from two second place finishes during the first two weeks of the Kentucky Summer Series, Christopher Payne took home the winning honors with Harlen during the highlight event, increasing 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. Molly Sewell has jumped ahead of the winner from the Kentucky Summer Classic, Steve Heinecke, taking over the second place position after placing second on Sunday. Heinecke now sits in the third place position. 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 Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
 
2014 Hallway Feeds Standings
PLACE    TOTALS     RIDER
1  1200  CHRISTOPHER PAYNE  PRO
2  650   MOLLY SEWELL  PRO
3  450   STEVE HEINECKE  PRO
    450   VIVIAN YOWAN  JR
5  375   ADRIENNE IVERSON  PRO
    375   SHAWN CASADY  PRO
7  300   LAUREN SOGARD  PRO
8  225   HAYLEY BARNHILL  PRO
    225   KELLI CRUCIOTTI  JR
10 200   ADELE NORTON  AM