Lexington, KY – August 18, 2015 – With a win in last week’s $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, David Beisel has taken over the lead in the 2015 Hagyard Challenge Series.
On Thursday, Beisel piloted Ammeretto to victory by a tenth of a second over Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam. Placing second and fourth, Sweetnam is ranked second behind Beisel by just 30 points. Young rider Sydney Shulman was victorious during the Kentucky Summer Classic, and is currently ranked third over Venezuela’s Emanuel Andrade.
The Hagyard Challenge Series consists of seven grand prix classes to be held during the 2015 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, a cash prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the rider accumulating the most points throughout the series, as well as a $10,000 prize for the reserve champion.
The Series concludes with the $65,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic during the Kentucky National Horse Show. Following that exciting competition, the winner of the $50,000 Leading Rider will be announced and presented with the prize by the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. New this year, Brook Ledge Horse Transport will be awarding a $1,000 shipping voucher to the Leading Rider and a $500 shipping voucher to the Reserve Champion Leading Rider.
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world. Founded in 1876, the institute offers a staff with qualifications unparalleled by any single non-university veterinary group in the equine industry, and Hagyard veterinarians have dedicated themselves to the health and wellbeing of the horse.
The facility at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers 13 Digital Radiology systems, 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy, an on-site laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, full surgical services, 24-hour emergency services and Hyperbaric Medicine. The institute has practiced veterinary medicine since 1876 and is currently composed of over 50 experienced veterinarians, with 13 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, and Theriogenology. For more information about the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute please visit http://hagyard.com.
Several generous sponsors have helped make this exciting series event happen. These gracious supporters include: title sponsor MWI Veterinary Supply, and presenting sponsor Zoetis, as well as Audi of Lexington, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, Hagyard Pharmacy, Brook Ledge Horse Transportation, Hallway Feeds, Pike and Preston, and Stoll Keenon Ogden.
For more information about the Kentucky Summer Series, please visit www.KentuckyHorseShows.com.
Hagyard Challenge Series Standings PLACE TOTAL RIDER 1 540 DAVID BEISEL 2 510 SHANE SWEETNAM 3 410 SYDNEY SHULMAN 4 380 EMANUEL ANDRADE 5 270 ANDRES RODRIGUEZ 6 250 DANIEL BEDOYA 250 RAMIRO QUINTANA 8 180 REBECCA CONWAY 9 170 BLYTHE MARANO 170 COLIN SYQUIA