Omaha, NE - November 13, 2018 - Shannon Hicks wowed her hometown crowd of St. Louis Saturday night placing first and fifth at the Lake St. Louis Hunter Jumper Show and qualifying for the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Final at International Omaha next April.
Hicks rode into first place riding Clearwater 5 and winning the $20,000 prize and placed fifth with Emir D with a time of 66.736. Coming off her recent win at the World Equestrian Center Grand Prix, Lisa Goldman placed two horses in St. Louis, Sovereign came in second place and Hindsight in third with a time of 65.917. Goldman is no stranger to Omaha having ridden in the first International Omaha InIt2WinIt Jumping Final in 2017.
There was room for three other riders to place and qualify for the final: Eric Martin riding Cameleon placed fourth, Doug Boyd and Berkley III placed sixth with a time of 68.933 and rounding out at number seven was Sarah Meier riding Chanel.
Shannon Hicks and Clearwater (Photo courtesy of Lili Weik Photography)
The following riders have qualified to compete in the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Final in Omaha:
Lake St. Louis - Hunter Jumper Show qualifier
Shannon Hicks and Clearwater 5 - 64.801
Lisa Goldman and Sovereign - 65.163
Lisa Goldman and Hindsight - 65.917
Eric Martin and Cameleon - 66.321
Shannon Hicks and Emir D - 66.736
Doug Boyd and Berkley III - 68.933
Sarah Meier and Chanel - 69.677
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 final qualifying event is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.