Lauren Balcomb Wins $145k Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* at Kentucky Horse Shows Spring Classic

(Last Updated On: May 22, 2023)
Lauren Balcomb and Verdini d’Houtveld Z. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography.

Lexington, Ky. – May 20, 2023 – As the Kentucky Horse Shows (KHS) Spring Series neared the finish line, fans, enthusiasts, and athletes gathered around the famous Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park to watch one more international show jumping Grand Prix. Out of 34 horse-and-rider combinations, only one was fortunate enough to take home the coveted title: with an unbeatable jump-off time of 35.680 seconds, Lauren Balcomb (AUS) and Verdini d’Houtveld Z wowed the crowds and stood tall on the $145,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* podium.

Ashton Alexander Crowned Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Champion

Hunter competition continued Saturday morning in the StoneLea ring, welcoming the amateur-owner hunter competitors to step up to the plate with their mounts in hopes of taking home the Grand Amateur-Owner Hunter Champion title. It was Ashton Alexander and her partner Toosie Slide who took home the coveted honor after riding to success throughout Friday and Saturday’s competition.

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