Susan Hutchison Took the Top Two Spots in the $7,500 Interactive Mortgage Futurity on Saturday, and Is Officially Inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame on Sunday. Good Weekend!
On Saturday, Susan Hutchison had a one-two finish in the $7,500 Interactive Mortgage Futurity at Blenheim EquiSports Horse Show in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Qualifying both her mounts for the jump-off, Hutchison rode SIG Firecracker on a fast and tidy track in 42.62, and then went on to beat his time on Veronica Tracy’s entry, Daify, an 8-year-old mare, in 40.22 for the win.
Always humble and ever grateful, Hutchison had the opportunity to be honored in front of hundreds of friends and fans, as Blenheim EquiSports hosted her induction into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Moving from beginning to end, Hutchison entered the arena on foot, walking down the center of two lines of fellow riders and trainers, who were clapping and cheering in support.
Chef d’Equipe and friend, Robert Ridland, read her acceptance speech, per Hutchison’s request. Both “honored and flattered,” Hutchison thanked “Jimmy Williams for introducing me to the art of horsemanship, ethics, honesty and hard work.” She also thanked all those who help her horses and “most of all, to the horses I have been blessed with, who have taken me to places in the world that most people only dream of!”
Susan Hutchison. PC: McCool Photography
Awarded a beautiful Tiffany bowl and pendant, Hutchison was surrounded by many who have known her since her days as a junior, competing in the hunter and equitation divisions. With a long list of accolades, many of which took place right on the Oaks International Grand Prix field on a number of different horses, the recognition by the Show Jumping Hall of Fame is well-deserved. And as seen by Saturday’s result, Hutchison continues to keep her name on the leaderboard.
Susan started her riding career at the age of five at Flintridge Riding Club in California, a pupil of legendary Jimmy Williams. At a very young age she became the star of the west coast circuit, and beat the pants of the east coast riders at the National Horse Show in New York as an adolescent. She was a member of numerous US Equestrian teams and has won more than 80 grand prixs in her lifetime.
Congratulations to Susan on a well deserved place in history! You can learn more about Susan here.
Go Susan, and Go Jumping.
Lorraine Jackson contributed to this report.