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Ament Wins Spot in Init2Winit Speed Jumping Series
Nebraska Ag Connection - 01/28/2019

Kasey Ament and her horse Qasama Du Buisson Z rode their way to victory , placing first in the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Qualifier at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. This is the final qualifying event for the Burlington Capital International Omaha taking place April 4-7.

Kasey ended the night's competition with an impressive score of 1280 points, winning the $15,000 Monarch Casino Gambler's Choice Jumper Stake and qualifying for the Final in Omaha. Ament finished her run with the initial score of 1080 points. After finishing, she took her chances with the "joker jump", the tallest jump in the course. If she had knocked it down, she would have lost 200 points; however, clearing this jump, she gained an extra 200 points and the top spot on the leaderboard.

Kristin Hardin and her horse Bert came in a close second, just 30 points behind Ament. Hardin at 1250 points, tied with rider Susan Griffs and horse Deauville Van Overis Z. With a faster overall time, though, Kristen edged ahead of Griffs for another qualifying score. We will see each of these riders, along with the those listed below, in three months to compete for the top spot in the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Final.

The following riders have qualified to compete for the $100,000 InIt2WinIt Final in Omaha:

Denver -- InIt2WinIt Qualifier

1. Kasey Ament and Qasama Du Buisson Z

2. Kristin Hardin and Bert

3. Susan Griffs and Deaville Van Overis Z

4. Brooke Cudmore and Southern Rose

5. Kristin Hardin and Eminent

6. Charlie Carrel and Fortado

Below are the qualifiers from previous events.

Houston, Texas -- Great Southwest Fall Classic Qualifier

1. Erin Davis-Heineking and Leonie

2. Mathis Schwentker and Chaccrobat

3. Luis Marques and Conquistador

4. Trapp O'Neal and Dollar Cash, Tiramisu

5. Abigail Evans and Donnafee

Kansas City, Mo. -- American Royal Qualifier

1. Hunter Holloway and Lucky Strike

2. Mathis Schwentker and NKH Carrido

3. Hunter Holloway and VDL Bravos

4. Genevive Munson and Stillwater

5. Mathis Schwentker and NKH Caruso

6. Jaelynn Downing and Vigo Du Levant

7. Karen Cudmore and Southern Pride

Lake St. Louis, Mo. -- Hunter Jumper Show Qualifier

1. Shannon Hicks and Clearwater 5

2. Lisa Goldman and Sovereign

3. Lisa Goldman and Hindsight

4. Eric Martin and Cameleon

5. Shannon Hicks and Emir D

6. Doug Boyd and Berkley III

7. Sarah Meier and Chanel

The InIt2WinIt Final will take place April 5 at 7:30 p.m.

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