Big Night in Kansas City as 5 Riders Qualify for $100K Init2Winit Final in Omaha

Friday night, the second set of riders qualified at the American Royal in Kansas City for the $100,000 Init2Winit Speed Jumping Series Final April 5 at the 2019 International Omaha.

Hunter Holloway, a Topeka native and one of the most accomplished young riders in the North America, came in first place riding Lucky Strike to win the $25,000 InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Qualifier.  Right on Hunter’s heels was Mathis Schwentker riding NKH Carrido placing second.  Schwentker placed his third and final horse in the qualifiers tonight 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 out done, was Genevieve Munson just 14 years old riding Stillwater finishing 4th tonight and earning a trip to Omaha in the Spring.

Jaelynn Downing and her horse Vigo Du Levant qualified for the first time and Omaha native 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

Genevieve Munson became the youngest rider to qualify for the Init2Winit Speed Jumping Series.

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 different riders from each qualifying event will compete in the final.The third qualifying event is next month, 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.