As the conclusion to the twelve-week Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series, Saturday’s class served as the final allocation of points for the overall standings for the Leading Rider Award. Ireland’s Darragh Kenny took the series overall with consistent results throughout the winter. For his win, Kenny was awarded a pre-paid two-year lease on a beautiful new 2015 Range Rover Evoque.
Kenny had the opportunity to compete multiple horses throughout the series, and had his most consistent placings aboard Spruce Meadows’ Quiz, including a win during week five.
“Last year he was also very consistent in the 1.50m classes. I think he finished third in the league,” Kenny recalled. “This year he was really, really good. He is just a great horse to have in my string of horses. He has been very good all winter. He has done a lot and he has really produced some great results, so I am very happy with him.”
“The series is brilliant for us to produce our younger horses,” Kenny continued. “I am not in the position that Kent is in right now; I don’t have that many grand prix horses. I have a lot more horses that are building up and doing the 1.50m classes, so I focused more on this league. We are so lucky to have the Tisbo Family and Suncast® as sponsors. I think it has been a great series all winter, and I was very happy to end up on top.”
On his prize, Kenny added, “I have never won a car before. This is my first one, so I am actually quite happy with that. It is really nice.”
Source: Equestrian Sport Productions