The Leading Rider title for the 2019 Hagyard Challenge Series is still up for grabs, but young rider Brian Moggre still retains a solid lead after winning the $36,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3* during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, the first event in the series. Moggre has also earned solid placings in the following two grand prix events for a total of 330 points. Karl Cook and Salvador Ornate are each tied with a win a piece in the Kentucky Spring Classic and the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, respectively, with 250 points each.
The Hagyard Challenge Series consists of seven grand prix classes to be held during the 2019 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. The series concludes with the $65,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic held during the Kentucky National Horse Show. Following that exciting competition, the winner of the $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus will be announced and presented with a cash prize by the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world. Founded in 1876, the institute offers a staff with qualifications unparalleled by any single non-university veterinary group in the equine industry. Hagyard veterinarians have dedicated themselves to the health and well being of the horse. Once again, the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute will be sponsoring the seven part Hagyard Challenge series, which concludes with the presentation of the Hagyard Leading Rider Bonus.
The facility at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers 13 Digital Radiology systems, 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy, an on-site laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, full surgical services, 24-hour emergency services and Hyperbaric Medicine. The institute has practiced veterinary medicine since 1876 and is currently composed of over 50 experienced veterinarians, with 13 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, and Theriogenology. For more information about the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute please visit https://hagyard.com.
The 2019 Hagyard Challenge Series would like to thank its title sponsor, MWI Animal Health, and its presenting sponsor, Zoetis, as well as Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC, Audi of Lexington, Pike & Preston, Sallee Horse Vans, Central Kentucky Ag Credit and Hagyard Pharmacy who helped make the thrilling series happen once again.
The Kentucky Summer Classic will get underway on Tuesday, July 30, and the fourth event in the Hagyard Challenge Series will take place on Thursday, August 1 at the Rolex Stadium. To learn more about the Kentucky Horse Shows, please visit www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
2019 Hagyard Challenge Series Standings