Darragh Kenny Defends His Title With Babalou 41 in $134,000 Kentucky Spring Grand Prix CSI3*

Darragh Kenny and Babalou 41

Darragh Kenny and Babalou 41

Lexington, Ky. – May 11, 2019 – Saturday evening at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show saw the return of the $134,000 Kentucky Spring Grand Prix CSI3* in the Rolex Stadium. After 93 entries tried their hand in the grand prix qualifier Thursday night, 49 horse-and-rider combinations returned to the ring in top form, attempting to walk away with the lion’s share of the prize money. Following a competitive seven-horse jump-off, it was Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Jack Snyder’s Babalou 41 who came back with a vengeance to earn a repeat victory after earning a top spot in the grand prix during the 2018 Kentucky Spring Horse Show.

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Becky Gochman and Catch Me Claim Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship

Becky Gochman and Catch Me

Becky Gochman and Catch Me

The amateur-owner divisions at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show concluded in the Stonelea Ring on Saturday with the awarding of the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship. Presented to the rider who accumulated the most points over the course of competition Friday and Saturday in applicable divisions, the award was chased by a high number of entries across various hunter divisions. After two days of consistent rounds, Becky Gochman and Catch Me couldn’t be caught, capturing all five Amateur-Owner 3’6″ Hunter classes to earn the Amateur-Owner 3’6″ Hunter Championship and ultimately claim the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship, generously sponsored by Visse Wedell.

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Brian Moggre Leads 2019 Hagyard Challenge Series

Brian Moggre and MTM Vivre le Reve with representatives from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Brian Moggre and MTM Vivre le Reve with representatives from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute

Brian Moggre now 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*. 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.

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