The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Columbus Draws a Star-Studded Line Up

Top riders will compete in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Columbus CSI 3*-W on Sunday at the newest venue in the North American League.

Today’s national classes were followed by the FEI jog for international competitors as the Split Rock Jumping Tour prepares to host its first everLongines FEI World Cup™ qualifierat the Brave Horse Show Park in Johnstown, Ohio. Riders representing ten nations presented 65 horses to the Ground Jury and official veterinarians for inspection before they begin competition on Thursday. The event will culminate with the $135,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Columbus presented by Lugano Diamonds on Sunday, October 7.

Todd Minikus and Luken Du Rouet won today’s $2,500 1.40m Speed competition Winslow Photography/Courtesy, Classic Communications

The Split Rock Jumping Tour is modeled after European competitions and aims to give competitors, sponsors and spectators an “Unparalleled Show Jumping Experience” with a world-class venue, top prize money and amenities.

The highlight of today’s national classes was a win by Todd Minikus and Luken Du Rouet in the $2,500 1.40m Speed competition. Minikus will be competing in the FEI classes as well, along with a long list of top riders in the sport. Beezie Madden, Margie Engle, Leslie Howard and Molly Ashe Cawley, winner of last week’s Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ New York, are just a few of the contenders sure to draw a crowd.

All the action at Spilt Rock Jumping Tour’s Longines World Cup™ Jumping Columbus CSI 3*-W and winner interviews are available on live stream at www.SplitRockJumpingTour.comand admission to the horse show at Brave Horse Show Park is free.

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