Nov. 12, 2013
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Georgia equestrian Kelsey Thatcher was named the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for October.
Thatcher won the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and earned the division Championship with Athena, and also took second place and Reserve Championship with Everything. Thatcher was also named the horse show's Leading Amateur-Owner Jumper Rider.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series honors one rider each month as the Rider of the Month. The honor goes to the one rider who earns the most points on one horse in Series competition that month.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series hosts separate divisions for junior and amateur-owner riders in two Conferences-the East Conference and the West Conference. Series standings are used to help determine junior and amateur-owner entries for the Alltech National Horse Show and Las Vegas National Horse Show.