Jennifer Thompson on Cloud Nine After Taking Single Horse Championship at Live Oak International
Monday, March 19, 2018
Jennifer Thompson, Lodi, WI, carefully maneuvered her own Funnominial C.G. to take home the Intermediate Single Horse Championship title at Live Oak International. Her 0.21 time penalties brought her to a three-day result of 140.94.
"I'm still on Cloud Nine. I came to Live Oak in previous years to watch. Last year I volunteered. This year, we came for the experience, and to learn what Live Oak is about. I never anticipated being in this position," she said. "We trained all winter in Wisconsin. I was driving when it was 13 degrees out. It feels good that all that effort and my frozen fingers paid off."
Taylor Bradish, Windsor, SC, and Katrin Becker's Katydid Duchess had one ball down, but maintained their second placed standing. They finish on 153.24 points. With one ball down in the Obstacles course, Anna Koopman, Middleburg, VA, and Night Chief Lms jumped from sixth after Marathon to finish in third on a final score of 153.69.
Live Oak International is the only show in the United States that offers both combined driving and show jumping, attracting some of the country's most talented riders and drivers. It was also the last opportunity for show jumping riders to qualify for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Final , April 11-15, in Paris, France.
For results, visit www.liveoakinternational.com/show-results
About Live Oak International
Started in 1992 by Chester Weber when he was only 18-years-old, the Live Oak International has grown each year. Now run by Co-Presidents Chester Weber and his sister, Juliet W. Reid, the show is a world-class equestrian event and is the only show in the United States that offers both Combined Driving and Show Jumping. The show is home to seven USEF National Driving Championships and is the final leg of the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League. Live Oak Plantation is also home to Chester Weber's training program.
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