Jessica Mendoza Wins $37K Restylane 1.45m FEI Welcome at Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Columbus International I CSI2*

Jessica Mendoza rode Dublin to victory in the $37,000 Restylane® 1.45m Welcome class at the Split Rock Jumping Tour’s (SRJT) Columbus International I CSI2*.

Jessica Mendoza on Dublin. Photo by Winslow Photography LLC.

Out of a starting field of 76 horses, Mendoza was one of twelve to reach the tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 16-jump, first-round course designed by Anderson Lima of Brazil. Eight entries then turned in another clean round over the 8-jump, jump-off course with Mendoza claiming the win with the fastest time of 38.670 seconds. Placing second was Christian Heineking with zero faults and a time of 38.950 on NKH Cento Blue with third going to Harrie Smolders who finished with zero faults in 39.580 seconds on Hocus Pocus De Muze.

Left to right: SRJT Founder and CEO Derek Braun, Christian Heineking, Jessica Mendoza, Harrie Smolders. Photo by Winslow Photography LLC. 

Friday’s schedule also featured the $5,000 Horseflight 1.35m Winning Round which was won by Victoria Colvin on Kassiodam and the $1,500 Vitalize 1.30m Power & Speed Class which was won by Maria Moore on Kioki Coffee SCF.

The Columbus International I CSI2* is hosting a full schedule of show jumping classes ranging in height from .85m to 1.45m with classes for juniors, amateurs and top professionals. The schedule includes three FEI classes highlighted by the week’s culminating event, the $50,000 1.45m FEI Grand Prix on Sunday, September 27.

Other weekend highlights include the $20,000 Restylane® 1.35m Prix Jr./Amateur/Pro on Saturday and the $15,000 Vitalize 1.30m Prix Jr./Amateur/Pro on Sunday.

“We are truly gratified by the incredible turnout of riders we have here this week and that we’ve had at other events this year,” said Split Rock Jumping Tour Founder and CEO Derek Braun. “I want to thank everyone for their support in helping us put on great horse shows!”

The Split Rock Jumping Tour schedule for the remainder of 2020 is as follows:
  1. September 30 – October 4: Columbus International II CSI2* – Brave Horse Equestrian Center – Johnstown, OH
  2. November 4-8: Aiken International CSI2* – Aiken Horse Park – Aiken, SC
About Split Rock Jumping Tour
Now in its sixth year, the SRJT has been revolutionizing the way the sport of show jumping is presented in the U.S. and has been creating a truly “unparalleled show jumping experience” for competitors, sponsors and spectators alike. Competing in the SRJT is unlike any other American horse show experience. SRJT competitions offer top prize money, extravagant awards, special entry packages, and numerous first-class amenities not typically found at any other horse shows. In 2020, SRJT has adopted Green is the New Blue operating standards to prioritize green practices at all Split Rock Jumping Tour events. To learn more about SRJT, click here.