Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Lexington International CSI2* is Under Way!

Operating under COVID-19 protocols and guidelines, the Split Rock Jumping Tour’s (SRJT) Lexington International CSI2* opened Wednesday, June 17 at the Kentucky Horse Park. Running with approvals from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, FEI and USEF, the event will run through Sunday, June 21.

Split Rock Jumping Tour founder and CEO Derek Braun. Photo by Winslow Photography LLC.

“This is a very exciting day for all of us,” said Split Rock Jumping Tour Founder and CEO Derek Braun. “We have not stopped working to ensure a safe return to horse showing and we are thrilled to be among the first to offer this opportunity. The safety of our exhibitors and everyone involved remains our top priority and we will be strictly enforcing all protocols and guidelines put forth by the CDC, USEF and FEI. I encourage everyone to read our protocols carefully as we will be taking every step necessary to see that they are followed.”

To view the updated COVID-19 protocol, click here.  To help maintain proper social distancing, everyone is encouraged to utilize the SRJT app. The app can be used to file entries, to add/scratch, and for start lists and course designs. The app also provides live results, live streaming, video clips, notifications, announcements, and much more.  To download the app for iPhones, click here.  To download the app for Android phones, click here.

All classes can be watched live, free of charge, on the SRJT app and website.  This includes the three FEI classes, which are also shown live on FEI TV. The SRJT Livestream is presented by Restylane.

Sami McDermott, SRJT Lead Event Coordinator (left) and Derek Braun (right).  Photo by Winslow Photography LLC.

The Lexington International CSI2* is hosting a full schedule of national and international level show jumping classes ranging in height from 0.85m to 1.45m with divisions for young horses, children/adult, junior/amateur and top professionals. The schedule includes three FEI classes – the $10,000 Kirkpatrick 1.40m FEI Speed Cup on Thursday, $37,000 Restylane 1.45m FEI Welcome on Friday, and the week’s culminating event, the $75,000 FEI Grand Prix 1.45m presented by the Kentucky Invitational on Sunday.

Other highlights include the $5,000 1.35m Winning Round on Friday, $20,000 Restylane 1.35m National Prix on Saturday, and the $5,000 Animo Youngster Bowl and $2,500 Human Touch 1.25m Mini Prix, both on Sunday.

Competitors following protocol.  Photo by Winslow Photography LLC.

Wednesday’s schedule featured the Hyaluronex FEI Jog which had 76 horses presented in anticipation of the week’s three FEI classes. Wednesday also featured seven jumping classes highlighted by the $2,000 Hallway 1.35m Speed Class which was won by Jonathon Millar on Alter Ego and the $1,000 Equithrive 1.30m Speed Class which was won by Shane Sweetnam on HBD Quality.

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 show.  To learn more about SRJT, click here.

The 2020 SRJT Schedule is as follows:

1. New Location! – June 17-21 – Lexington International CSI2* – Kentucky Horse Park – Lexington, KY
2. August 12-16 - Santa Fe International CSI2* – HIPICO Santa Fe – Santa Fe, NM
3. September 2-6 - Sonoma International CSI2* – Sonoma Horse Park – Sonoma, CA
4. September 30-October 4 - Columbus International CSI2* – Brave Horse Show Park – Johnstown, OH
5. New!  November 4-8 – Aiken International CSI2* – Aiken Horse Park – Aiken, SC
6. New! December 16-20 - Fort Worth International CSI4*-W (Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Ft. Worth) – Will Rogers Coliseum – Ft. Worth, TX