Alexa Elle Lignelli and Billy Marionette Emerge Victorious in the 1.30m Medium JR/AM Jumper
Junior and amateur riders took center stage in the Rolex Stadium Friday morning for the low, medium and high jumper classics. The Medium Junior and Amateur jumper riders put on a show, turning up in top form in hopes of claiming the lion’s share of the prize in the 1.30m Medium JR/AM Jumper. In the end, it was Alexa Elle Lignelli who took the first place podium aboard Billy Marionette, Reid Arani and Valmont De Vizy taking the red ribbon and Daneli Miron aboard Maldonado SCF rounding out the top three.
Bernardo Costa Cabral (POR) set forth a technical track that featured several challenging obstacles set to test the athletes’ jumping technique. The exciting class saw a total of 12 horse-and-rider pairs take to the 2(a) class, though only 3 of those combinations were able to jump Cabral’s track clear.
The contenders were met with several challenges in the competition, many of which were bumped out of contention for the podium experiencing knocked rails. Having had the opportunity to watch others before her, Alexa Elle Lignelli went in confidently and set the bar for the rest of the class. Lignelli and Hampton Green Farm LLC’s 7-year-old Warmblood mare, Billy Marionette, jumped effortlessly around the track for a clear ride to take the victory with a quick 63.287 seconds.