Andrew Barone and Carira 4 were the impressive winners in the second of six qualifiers for the Omaha Equestrian Foundation's (OEF) 2019-2020 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series. The qualifier, held at the Minnesota Harvest Horse Show in St. Paul, Minnesota, had a deep field of some of the most successful riders in the Midwest. Barone and Carira 4 were especially impressive as they beat out the rest of the field, despite having a rail down.
Andrew Barone and Carira 4 on their way to winning the second qualifier in the 2019-2020 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series
photo (c) Andrew Ryback
Barone's time of 55.411 seconds, included an added four seconds for the dropped rail, just beat out the speedy Lisa Goldman-Smolen and Nike who had a time of 56.041. Goldman-Smolen also took third place aboard her second horse Hindsight, now also qualified. The final qualified pair was Shannon Hicks and Al Pachini, who placed fourth.
The four combinations have now qualified for the thrilling $100,000 InIt2Winit Championship which will be held during the 2020 Burlington Capital International Omaha on Friday, April 10 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, home of the highly acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals.
Andrew Barone and Carira 4
photo (c) Andrew Ryback
Designed to give riders from the Midwest more opportunities to compete at a higher level while staying in the region, the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series is a series of 1.40-meter speed jumping events sanctioned by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF).
The four remaining qualifying events in the 2019-2020 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series include:
How to Qualify
Riders qualify by placing in the top four (4) at any one of the six Qualifying Events of the Series. If any or all of the top four (4) placed riders of a Qualifying Event have already qualified, the next rider in order will qualify. A rider need not compete in all events to qualify. Qualified riders may enter up to two horses in the Championship; however, each horse must have competed in one of the six Qualifying Events of the Series. A wild card will also be awarded from each of the qualifying events, along with Wild Cards given by Omaha Equestrian.
About the Omaha Equestrian Foundation
The Omaha Equestrian Foundation (OEF), a 501(c) 3, that hosts and educates Midwest spectators about equine sport. Omaha Equestrian hosted the acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals in jumping and dressage and hosts the annual Burlington Capital International Omaha, a nationally sanctioned show jumping and dressage experience. Each year, International Omaha hosts students on free field trips to learn about animals, STEM and careers in the animal health industry; some 4,500 students attended in 2019.OEF created and oversees the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series, which is designed to give riders from the Midwest more opportunities to compete at a higher level while staying in the region.
For more information about the Burlington Capital International Omaha or the Init2Winit Speed Jumping Series, please visit www.OmahaEquestrian.com.