Erin Davis-Heineking and Leonie claimed victory in the first qualifying class for the 2018-2019 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series, held at the 2018 Great Southwest Fall Classic in Katy, Texas on September 29. The speedy bay mare Leonie, owned by October Hills Hunters and Jumpers, jumped a beautiful fautless round with the unbeatable time of 71.546 seconds.
Finishing just seconds behind in second place was Mathis Schwentker and Chaccrobat owned by October Hill Hunters and Jumpers. Luis Marques piloted his own Conquistador to a third-place finish.
Top finishers in the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series qualifier at the 2018 Great Southwest Fall Classic
Five riders from each of the four qualifying shows are eligible to compete in the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Finals which will be held at the International Omaha on April 5, 2019. Additional riders who have qualified for the Final in Omaha include Trapp O'Neal who finished in both fourth and fifth places with Dollar Cash and Tiramisu, as well as Abigail Evans, who is just twenty years of age, and her horse Donnafee.
The following riders have qualified to compete for the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Final in Omaha:
Houston - Great Southwest Fall Classic qualifier
Erin Davis-Heineking and Leonie
Mathis Schwentker and Chaccrobat
Luis Marques and Conquistador
Trapp O'Neal and Dollar Cash, Tiramisu
Abigail Evans and Donnafee
The second qualifying event will be held at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri on October 12, followed by qualifiers at the St. Louis Hunter Jumper Show November 12th in St. Louis, Missouri and the National Western Stock Show January 18 in Denver, Colorado. Riders can also qualify through Wild Cards issued by qualifying events and the Omaha Equestrian Foundation, creator of the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series and host of the Final.
The International Omaha, April 4-7, 2019 will be held at the CHI Health Center on Omaha's downtown riverfront, the site of the 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals. In addition to the InIt2WinIt Championship, the event will feature a $100,000 International Grand Prix in jumping and a Dressage Team Challenge featuring Grand Prix, Freestyle, Youth and Amateur riders. Spectators will also enjoy outstanding shopping, demonstrations, educational exhibits, entertainment and dining, all under one roof.
For more information about International Omaha or the Init2Winit Speed Jumping Series, visit www.internationalomaha.com or contactOEF@omahaequestrian.com.
Ticketing information including hospitality and VIP packages will be available shortly. Sponsorships are available, please contact Mike West at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to get your business involved in the largest equestrian event in the Midwest.
The Omaha Equestrian Foundation (OEF), a certified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation, has been committed to building a world-class equestrian experience in Omaha over the past several years. It created and developed The International Omaha, an internationally sanctioned equestrian show jumping and dressage experience now going into its seventh year. The successful growth of that event helped secure the OEF's bid to host the highly acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals.