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LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Afternoon Session - Friday, August 29, 2014

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders after morning competitions on Friday, August 29 are Darragh Kenny with 208 points, Richie Moloney with 200, and Shane Sweetnam with 177.5. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release.   LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Afternoon Session - Friday, August 29, 2014

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Kenny Claims $15,000 Merrill Lynch Speed Derby at Hampton Classic

Victory keeps him leading the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge.

With a scorching round on Gatsby in the $15,000 Merrill Lynch Speed Derby, Darragh Kenny padded his lead in the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge, the bonus that goes to the rider who earns the most open jumper points during the Hampton Classic.

Gatsby's time of 71.765 seconds created a gap of more than 1 second between him and KM What Ever RV (Jeffery Welles/72.664) and Fineman (Shane Sweetnam/72.997).

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LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Morning Session - Friday, August 29, 2014

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders after morning competitions on Friday, August 29 are Darragh Kenny with 208 points, Richie Moloney with 155, and Shane Sweetnam with 140. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release.  LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Morning Session - Friday, August 29, 2014

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Hughes Notches Sam Edelman Equitation Championship At Hampton Classic

Top second-round score propels him to the title.

Michael Hughes of Allendale, NJ, achieved the best second-round score to defeat 36 other riders, with a two-round total of 179 points, in the Sam Edelman Equitation Championship at the Hampton Classic. Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL, finished second (177.5 points), and Kelli Cruciotti of Elizabeth, CO, finished third (171 points).

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Moloney Scores in Hampton Classic $10,000 Royalton Farm Open Jumper

Long Island rider now in contention for $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge


Richie Moloney won his second class this week at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic, guiding Asvid to the top prize in the $10,000 Royalton Farm Open Jumper during the Wednesday morning session. His jump-off time of 39.173 seconds nipped Ramiro Quintana on Versus (39.562) and Michael Hughes on MacArthur (41.462).

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Firestone Claims Strong's Marine Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at the Hampton Classic

And Goetzman wins EnTrust Junior Jumper Classic.

Christina Firestone, of Wellington, FL, rode Zodiac to victory in the $5,000 Strong's Marine Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic with a jump-off time of 26.769.

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LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Morning Session - Thursday, August 28, 2014

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders after morning competitions on Thursday, August 28 are Darragh Kenny with 158 points, Richie Moloney with 125, and Shane Sweetnam with 105. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release.   LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Morning Session - Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Kenny Jumps To Longines Rider Challenge Lead With Hampton Classic Win

Irish riders shine brightest in the Grand Prix Ring

With a victory in the $10,000 Open Jumper class, Irish rider Darragh Kenny, who lives in Ocala, FL, led an Irish sweep in the Grand Prix Ring at the Hampton Classic. On Gatsby, his jump-off time of 36.629 seconds nipped Shane Sweetnam on Cyklon 1083 (37.45) and Sweetnam again on Buzonder (38.38).

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$30,000 Longines Rider Challenge Standings as of Wednesday, August 27

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders as of the end of competition Wednesday, August 27 are Darragh Kenny with 140 points, Lillie Keenan with 90, and Shane Sweetnam with 85. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release.  Rider Challenge Standings as of Wednesday, August 27

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Longines Leading Rider Challenge Standings as of Tuesday, August 26

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders as of the end of competition Tuesday, August 26 are Darragh Kenny with 90 points, Richie Moloney with 75, and Adam Prudent with 65. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release. Leading Rider Standings as of Tuesday, August 26