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14-Year-Old Genevieve Munson Becomes the Youngest Rider Ever to Qualify for the International Omaha's InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Final

November 20, 2018

Her Top Finish in Kansas City Qualifier Earns Her a Spot in Omaha Next April



Omaha, NE - October 24, 2018 - Hunter Holloway, winner of last spring's International Omaha Grand Prix, heads the list of the second set of riders who qualified for the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Final at International Omaha next April with top finishes in the Qualifier at the American Royal in Kansas City.


Holloway, a Topeka, KS native and one of the most accomplished young riders in North America, came in first place riding Lucky Strike to win the $25,000 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Qualifier. Right on her heels in second was Mathis Schwentker riding NKH Carrido. Schwentker also placed his third and final horse in the qualifiers with NKH Caruso. Schwentker has qualified an astonishing three horses for the International Omaha with his first qualifying position earned in Houston two weeks ago with Chaccrobat. Not to be outdone, was Genevieve Munson, just 14 years old, riding Stillwater who finished 4th, earning a trip to Omaha in the Spring.


Jaelynn Downing and her horse Vigo Du Levant qualified for the first time and Omaha's Karen Cudmore and Southern Pride will once again be representing her hometown at the Finals.


The following riders have qualified to compete for the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Final in Omaha:

Kansas City - American Royal qualifier

  1. Hunter Holloway and Lucky Strike - 67.4

  2. Mathis Schwentker and NKH Carrido - 69.16

  3. Hunter Holloway and VDL Bravos - 69.413

  4. Genevieve Munson and Stillwater - 69.681

  5. Mathis Schwentker and NKH Caruso - 70.9

  6. Jaelynn Downing and Vigo Du Levant - 74.983

  7. Karen Cumore and Southern Pride - 75.232

The goal of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation is to bring high caliber international equestrian competition to the Midwest. Eligibility to ride in the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Final at the International Omaha on April 5, 2019, is determined by four qualifying events held in Houston, Kansas City, St. Louis and Denver. Five riders from each qualifying event will earn the right to compete in the final. The third qualifying event is November 10 at the St. Louis Hunter Jumper Show with the final qualifying event at the National Western Stock Show January 18, 2019, in Denver.


The International Omaha, April 4-7, 2019 will be held at the CHI Health Center Omaha arena and convention center, site of the highly acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals. In addition to the InIt2WinIt Championship, the event will feature a $100,000 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.


Ticketing information including hospitality and VIP packages will be available shortly. Sponsorships are available, please contact Mike West at mwest@omahaequestrian.com to learn more about how to get your business involved with the largest horse event in the Midwest.


The Omaha Equestrian Foundation, 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 this event helped secure the bid to host the highly acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals.


Further information about International Omaha or the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series is available online at www.internationalomaha.com  or by contacting OEF@omahaequestrian.com. The OEF mailing address is: Omaha Equestrian Foundation, 1004 Farnam Street, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68102 and the phone number is 402-930-3079.





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