April 2021 - LEGIS League Finals
Written by by Brooke Goddard & Augie Miller • photos: GrandPix
Thursday, 01 April 2021 20:09
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LEGIS League Hosts its Hunter/Jumper Finals at Desert International Horse Park

by Brooke Goddard & Augie Miller • photos: GrandPix

LEGIS League riders traveled from all over the West Coast to compete in the LEGIS League Finals at the Coachella Valley Classic (Feb. 19-21, 2021), co-produced by LEG Shows & Events and Desert International Horse Park. LEGIS League Finals welcomed hunter, jumper, equitation, and medal riders.


The LEGIS League, proudly sponsored by LEGISequine.com, awards ribbons and special prizes such as embroidered saddle pads and riding vests to the champion, reserve champion, and top ten riders in each category. Medal final champions also earned special winner packages, featuring either a rafting trip or a Marriott vacation getaway.

Amateur rider Susan Kruse sealed the LEGIS League 1.00m Child/Adult Jumper Final Championship and was thrilled about her experience at the Finals. “It’s the highlight of my life,” she expressed.“It was so much fun getting to qualify to get here. Then we got here, and I had one of the best rounds of my life. The horse before me was so fast and clean and so I knew I had to go for it completely.”

LEGIS League prizes were also a highlight among the finalists. Anne Sherwood, an adult amateur who topped the LEGIS League 3’ Child/Adult Equitation Final, has competed in previous LEGIS League Finals and was very excited about the prizes. “I cannot say enough about the prizes,” she shared. “They’re really fun and creative.”

The LEGIS League is already gearing up for the 2021 LEGIS League Finals. Look for additional qualifying opportunities coming soon. Join online and start earning points to qualify for the Finals!

Congratulations to the LEGIS League Champions!

•    Victoria Baeza and her VF Pardon My Dust trained by Linda Cooper
    Champion: LEGIS League Mini and Cornerstone Medal Final Combined
    Champion: LEGIS League 2’ Stirrup Hunter Final

•    Francesca Barbano and her Basil trained by Julie Conner-Daniels
    Champion: LEGIS League Child/Adult Medal Final

•    Angeline Tronset and her South Pacific trained by Paige Wagter
    Champion: LEGIS League .70m Child/Adult Jumper Final

•    Mari Waltner and her Firehouse trained by Paige Wagter
    Champion: LEGIS League .80m Child/Adult Jumper Final

•    Bettina Vange and her Something Lovely trained by Susan Locke
    Champion: LEGIS League .90m Child/Adult Jumper Final

•    Susan Kruse and her Carat trained by Susan Locke
    Champion: LEGIS League 1.00m Child/Adult Jumper Final

•    Nancy Butano and Burlington (Greg Tomb, Owner) trained by Kyle King
    Champion: LEGIS League 1.10m Jumper Final

•    Isabel Davis and her #cute trained by Linda Cooper
    Champion: LEGIS League Walk-Trot Final

•    Natassha Ledon and her Conteros trained by Jennifer Vancheri-Porter
    Champion: LEGIS League Intro Cross Rail Final

•    Deborah Bray and her Poseidon trained by Laurie Cunningham
    Champion: LEGIS League 2’ Stirrup Equitation Final

•    Ava Park and her Lykke Li-Terma Z trained by Michelle Morris
    Champion: LEGIS League 2’3” Demi Hunter Final

•    Phoebe Levy and Ocean Power (Heatherly Davis, Owner) trained by Heatherly Davis
    Champion: LEGIS League 2’3” Demi Child/Adult Equitation Final
    Champion: LEGIS League 2’6” Equitation Final

•    Mila Slutzky and her After Hours trained by Robert Sean Leckie
    Champion: LEGIS League 2’6” Hunter Final

•    Madeline Luddy and Triple Crown (Copper Lane Farm, Owner)
    Champion: LEGIS League 2’9” Child/Adult Hunter Final

•    Jacob Kemppainen and Hendriks (Hope Glynn, Owner) trained by Elvenstar
    Champion: LEGIS League 2’9” Child/Adult Equitation Final

•    Meghann Murphy and Furstentusch N
    Champion: LEGIS League 3’ Child/Adult Hunter Final

•    Anne Sherwood and her Cassito trained by Michelle Morris
    Champion: LEGIS League 3’ Child/Adult Equitation Final