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Classics Highlight Closing Day of 2019 Burlington Capital International Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska – (April 7, 2019) – Three Classics highlighted a busy day of seven classes on the closing day of the 2019 Burlington Capital International Omaha.
Competing over courses designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal, local riders had their chance to join juniors, amateurs and open riders in the spectacular arena that hosted the world's best in the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals.
Taking top honors over a 20-horse field in the International Omaha and NHJSSC Local Day competition was Chloe Quinn of Omaha who rides out of Quail Run Horse Center.
Kyle Perkovich and Hit Me Van't Zorgvliet (c)Lili Weik Photography
Kyle Perkovich rode Hit Me Van't Zorgvliet to victory over a 14-horse field in the $12,500 Rural Media Group 1.30m Junior/Amateur Classic. The first rider in the class, Perkovich was first of six to return for the jump-off and he finished clean in 30.504 seconds. None of the remaining five could match his time with the closest being Adeline Rohrbach who finished clean in 32.294 seconds on Valladam for second place. Third place went to Susan Griffis who finished clean in 32.325 seconds on Deauville Van Overis Z.
Madelyn Cardelli rode Chasinta to the win in the $10,000 1.20m Junior/Amateur Classic. Seven of 20 starters reached the jump-off where Cardelli turned in the fastest clean ride in 27.341 seconds to claim the win. Second place went to Kevin McCarthy who finished clean in 29.380 seconds on Sig Beaujolais and third went to Samantha Wagner who finished clean in 30.680 seconds on L'Etoile.
Madelyn Cardelli and Chasinta (c)Lili Weik Photography
In the $5,000 National Equestrian Center 1.10m Child/Adult Classic, Bailey Robinson rode OHF Cordani to the win over a 29-horse field. Fifteen starters reached the jump-off with nine turning in a second clean round. Robinson's time of 26.148 proved to be the fastest of the clears to earn the win. Placing second was Grace Hoover with a clean ride in 26.856 seconds on Willie D'Lothian and third went to Kate Boshold who was clean in 27.789 seconds on Rodrigo's Bianca.
Bailey Robinson on OHF Cordani (c)Lili Weik Photography
Other winners on Sunday were Kristin Hardin on Eminent in the $3,000 1.10m Open Class, Michael Burnett on Burlington in the $7,500 1.20m Open Class and Kristin Hardin again, this time on Bert, in the $10,000 Kiewit 1.30m Open Class.
The 2019 Burlington Capital International Omaha, the ‘Midwest’s Largest Horse Event,’ was held at the CHI Health Center arena in Omaha, Nebraska, home of the highly successful 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals. Now in its seventh year, the Burlington Capital International Omaha hosts everything under one roof – stabling, warm-up, competition arena, educational and exhibit area, demonstrations, dining venues and shopping for both the horse aficionado or anyone just looking for a unique gift.
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The Omaha Equestrian Foundation, a certified 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit foundation, has been committed to building a world-class equestrian experience, the International Omaha, a nationally sanctioned equestrian show jumping and dressage experience now going into its eight year. The successful growth of this event helped secure the bid to host the highly acclaimed 2017 FEI World Cup™ Finals which brought athletes and fans from all across the world to Omaha.