Jack Hardin Towell
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JACK HARDIN TOWELL
Home: Wellington, FL
Born: January 4, 1988
Jack Hardin Towell comes from a very prominent equestrian family, with his parents operating Finally Farm in Camden, South Carolina, and his sister, Liza Boyd, dominating the hunter ring.
Beginning at age seven, Towell first competed in both the hunter and equitation rings. Having great success as a junior rider, he soon became a professional where he continued this success in the jumper ring.
In 2015, Towell qualified for the FEI World Cup™ Finals in Las Vegas for the first time. The next year, Towell continued with consistent results throughout the year and qualified once again for the FEI World Cup™ Finals, this time in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Following the 2016 FEI World Cup Finals in Gothenburg, Towell added to his international success, stealing the show in the Shanghai leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour. Towell dominated a 15-rider jump-off to win the $377,500 CSI5* 1.55m class.
In 2017, Towell returned to Shanghai with Kenny, where they claimed another victory for the Paris Panthers Team on the Global Champions Tour.
Towell continued to accumulate wins internationally in 2017, where he claimed another thrilling victory in the $87,000 Big Ben Challenge at the CSI4*-W Royal Horse Show. At the same show, Towell shared the title of Leading International Rider with countryman Beezie Madden, a two-time Olympic gold medalist! At the Central Park Horse Show, Towell took the top spot in the $40,000 CSX FEI Speed Class and second place in the U.S. Open $216,000 CSI 3* Grand Prix, both aboard Lucifer V.
In 2018, Towell and Carolo claimed victory in the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show’s $50,000 Grand Prix and added to their achievements that same month in Lexington, Kentucky, where the pair won the $60,000 Kentucky National Betsy Grand Prix.
In 2019, Towell continued to work with new and upcoming mounts at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. He has had a number of top-ten results during the season, including second place in the $500,000 ATCO Queen Elizabeth II Cup CSI5* at the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ with Joli Jumper and third place aboard Carlo in the 1.45 CSI5*. He and Carlo also jumped to victory in the $35,700 Welcome Stake CSI2* at Great Lakes Equestrian Festival.