Hallie Grimes of Houston, Texas has been selected as Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for July.
With still limited but increasing horse show activity after the spring shutdown due to COVID-19, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series had July classes at Traverse City, Kentucky and Blenheim in California. Grimes, who competes in the East Conference, Junior Division, earned 600 points with her horse, Ace, by winning two Series classes at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival in Traverse City.
Photo by Mackenzie Clark.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame conducts the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. The Series hosts separate divisions for junior and amateur/amateur-owner riders in two Conferences and follows Grand Prix rules and specifications. Each month, the Series honors the one rider who earns the most points on one horse in Series competition that month. The Series provides an opportunity for amateur, amateur-owner and junior riders to compete at higher levels and serves as a proving ground for many who aspire to ride in international competition.
The Show Jumping Hall of Fame was organized to promote the sport of show jumping and to immortalize the legends of the men, women and horses who have made great contributions to the sport. The Show Jumping Hall of Fame is located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Plaques honoring those who have been honored with induction into the Hall of Fame can be seen at the Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium. Mementos and artifacts from the sport’s history are on display as part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame collection at the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Wheeler Museum at the Horse Park.
For more information about the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, including the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, click here.