Lexington, KY July 31, 2016
The Kentucky Summer Horse Show wrapped up today with Molly Sewell clinching the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby. Sewell was aboard Leslie and Stuart Campbell’s El Raymond and pair earned an impressive score of 186.00 to best a field of 36.
“I thought my rounds went really nicely today,” Sewell said. “The first round was quite smooth. Raymond was wonderful and the handy is usually his best round where he really shines. He always delivers in the handy. “
This year marks the third year that Sewell, who is a professional based in Orlando, Florida, has won the Kentucky Summer Derby on El Raymond. Last year Sewell captured the $10,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Professional Rider Award for the 2015 USHJA National Hunter Derby Series. She returned to the Kentucky Summer Horse Show to defend her derby domination on the 18-year-old Warmblood gelding.
The $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby is part of the $40,0000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby series which is returning for the fifth year in a row at the Kentucky Horse Park. The five-part series a $15,000 Hallway Feeds Leading Rider Bonus presented at the conclusion of the series.
1. El Raymond/Molly Sewell/186.00
2. Rio’s Figaro/Taylor Kain/182.00
3. Acado/Molly Sewell/179.00
4. Fondant/Blythe Marano/177.50
5. Phantom/Leylan Gleeson/173.00
6. Almost Royal/Sydney Shulman/169.00
8. Symbolic/Catherine Stafford/168.50
9. Rubix/Taylor Kain/161.00
10. Front Page/Daniel Bedoya/152.00
11. BeforeAnythingElse/Christina Kelly/136.50
12. Beckham/Victoria Watters/132.00