The California Rolls claimed the win in the Second Annual SOJT Farm Cup, sponsored
by Tom Curren Builders. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.
Halifax, Mass. – Aug. 19, 2017 – Six teams accepted the challenge to compete in the SOJT Farm Cup, sponsored by Tom Curren Builders. The must-ride, must-watch event of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament in Halifax, Massachusetts, was sponsored by Tom Curren Builders. Each team chose distinct color coordinated outfits to reflect their name and custom designed shirts were provided by Silver Oak.

The teams, the Babington BAs, Team Savage, Madison Maniacs, SKD (Seek, Kill, Destroy), Alamar AKs, and the California Rolls, threw down the gauntlet in the Nations Cup format in which three horse-and-ride combinations per team went against the clock. The team’s combined scores with the fewest faults and the fastest times took home the top prize. Each team dropped the score of the highest number of faults in the first round.

Five out of the first six riders produced clear rounds over the 1.20m-1.25m course with Brigitte Harbers riding Havanna De Muze posting a fault-free time of 65.685 to establish the lead for the California Rolls. As the rest of the riders took to the course and the pressure mounted, fault-free rounds became more difficult to produce and, by the end of the first round, it was the California Rolls who produced three clear rounds.

For the final jump-off, each team chose an anchor horse-and-rider duo to tackle the short course. The crowd assembled around the CMJ Jumper Annex boisterously cheered on their favorites. Although rhree teams posted clear rounds, the California Rolls secured their place at the podium with the fastest fault-free time.

“I’m proud to feature the SOJT Farm Cup for the second year,” said Jeff Papows, chairman of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament. “It is a very unique event that riders really enjoy. Each year we seek more teams to enter and the crowd really enjoys cheering on their favorites.”

Final Standings:
1. California Rolls – Alle Durkin, Dyanna Rucco and Brigitte Harbers
2. SKD – Kaitlyn Parker, Alexandra King, Jordyn M. Friedman
3. Alamar AKs – Candice King, Deana Schenkel, Elizabeth Stroh
4. Babington BAs – Michael Janson, Brielle Biggins, Jennifer Platt
5. Team Savage – Sima Morgello, Serena Marron, Jonathan Corrigan
6. Madison Maniacs – Haley Bell, Renae Samay, Susan Kern Reaney

Brigitte Harbers and Havanna De Muze established the first-round lead for the California Rolls in the SOJT Farm Cup. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.
More Saturday Highlights
Charlotte Jacobs and Cyrina Z top Saturday’s $2,000 Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic 1.20m sponsored by Equifit. The class featured 29 horse-and-rider combinations. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.
Females dominated in the Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic 1.20m.  Charlotte Jacobs nabbed first, Corri Goldman claimed second and Brianne Link took third. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.
Kayla Ryan and C Serendipity emerged victorious in the $2,000 Low Junior Classic 1.20m sponsored by Equifit. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.
Cloe Hymowitz and Cylana captured the blue in the $5,000 High Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper 1.40m-1.45m sponsored by The Davis McCullough Foundation. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography.
The 2017 Masters 1.05m win went to Susan Kern Reaney aboard D’artagnan. The class was sponsored by Commercial Painting & Steve Morel. Photography by Andrew Ryback Photography.
Sunday marks the final day of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and features the $15,000 D&G Ventures Mini Prix 1.35m and the $75,000 Agero 1.50m Grand Prix. The Grand Prix will be videotaped by NESN for broadcast later this month.
Content by Dobbin Group.
All photos by Silver Oak Jumper Tournament official show photographer
Andrew Ryback Photography and are available for purchase at his mobile unit at Silver Oak Jumper Tournament.