Julia Weiss of New York, NY has been named Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for September.
Weiss earned the award by riding her horse Dior to a win over a 54-horse field in the $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic at the American Gold Cup which was held in Traverse City, MI.
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.