Halifax, MA – Glorious late summer sun and deep blue skies graced the fourth day of the 2016 Silver Oak Jumper Tournament which wrapped it’s week of competition in the CMJ Sporthorse Jumper Annex. Highlights of the day included the High and Low Children’s and Adult Jumper Classics and the inaugural SOJT Farm Cup.
The Fighting Irish Take the 2016 SOJT Farm Cup
Four teams contested the inaugural SOJT Farm Cup: Babington’s ‘The Fighting Irish’, Blair Wilmer’s ‘Atlantic All Stars’, Darren Graziano’s ‘Darren’s Devils’ and Lionshare Farm’s ‘#WhiteGirlProblems.’
In the spirit of Olympic competition, the SOJT Farm Cup competition included riders in teams of three going against the clock in a Nation’s Cup Format. Donning colorful matching shirts each of the four teams of three rode the same 1.20-1.25m jumper course, with the ability to drop the high score.
Dianna Babington and Victoria Birdsall each delivered clear rounds and as anchor rider for his team, Kevin Babington demonstrated his cool demeanor under pressure and delivered another clear round to ensure that the Fighting Irish won without a jump off.
Winning team: The Fighting Irish pop the cork!
A radiant Dianna Babington with her winning team mount, Dublin 4.
Darren’s Devils Earned 2nd place the SOJT Farm Cup
Lionshare Farms #Whitegirlproblems Were Third
Low Adult Jumper Classic 1.05m Winner Emily Schnebel and Shivago LV
Saturday On the Grass
Ten horse and rider combinations took to the grass in the Masters 1.05m class sponsored by Commercial Painting. This provided a nice opportunity for many of these horses to experience on competing in the beautiful Unicorn Landing Grand Prix ring over courses designed by Ireland’s Alan Wade.
Masters 1.05m Winners Bevo Tarika and Spice Girl
Dr. Elizabeth Maloney DVM and her Calikot Hero Negotiating Alan Wade’s Masters Course
Show Chairman Jeff Papows and his faithful Eurostar
Ahaveros and Jazz Johnson Merton topped a field of 27 to win the Dover Saddlery $5,000 High Jr/AO Jumper Classic 1.30m
Corks Flew and Champagne Flowed after Charlotte Jacobs and Cyrina Z took top honors in the $2,000 Low Junior/AO Jumper Classic Jumper 1.30m