Lexington, Ky. – May 15, 2019 – Wednesday welcomed the first day of the Kentucky Spring Classic and the start of international show jumping competition with the $36,000 Welcome Speed 1.45m CSI3* in the Rolex Stadium. Thirty-seven horse-and-athlete combinations challenged the 14-effort speed track built by Kelvin Bywater (GBR), but the uncatchable fault-free time of 63.89 seconds set forth by Brian Moggre (USA) and Major Wager LLC’s MTM Flutterby proved worthy of the win by more than one full second.
The first day at the Kentucky Spring Classic kicked off in the Stonelea Ring with the Green Hunter Incentive Stake with top hunter horse-and-rider combinations competing for the prize. Pairs competed in the 3’6” and 3’9” sections of the Green Hunter division, with the second over fences round designated toward the stake’s final results. It was Jennifer Alfano and Kathy Chiaf’s Kindred who put in Wednesday’s most impressive ride that would earn them a score of 86, sending them straight at the top of the leaderboard.
Brian Moggre currently leads the standings for the 2019 Hagyard Challenge series with a total of 250 points after his win in Thursday’s $36,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3* at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. Athletes next have the opportunity to gain series points Thursday, May 16, at the Kentucky Spring Classic with the $36,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3* as they look to top the overall standings and earn the $50,000 Leading Rider Award presented during the Kentucky National Horse Show in September.