In the $5,000 Open Jumper Derby Susan Hutchison from Temulca, CA and SIG Excel, owned by SIG International, Inc. were unbeatable. The combination of this mare and this rider are a force of nature. They won the $15,000 Open Welcome Stake during Week IV and were in the money in the Welcome on Thursday.
When asked how she prepares her horses Hutchison said, “I feel that the preparation should be done at home not at the show. I just believe in jumping a few warm up jumps and riding the course to the best of my ability. Walk it in as close to like the course designer expects you to do it.”
Susie brought several of her top jumpers from her home in Temecula, CA to Parker CO – SIG Excel, SIG Zuleika, and St. Bride’s Farm Ziedento, and is enjoying the winner’s circle regularly aboard these remarkable horses. During WEEK V she also won the $15,000 Open Welcome Stakes riding St. Bride’s Farm Ziedento, and then she and Ziedento returned to the arena to win the $50,000 Kathy and Brad Coors Family Grand Prix.
Continuing her winning streak into WEEK VI, Susie took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the $15,000 Open
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Welcome Stakes. SIG Excel won the class, with St. Bride’s Farm Ziedento taking second, and SIG Zuleika making it a sweep with a third place finish.
Way to go, Susie!!! Jumping Grand Prix fences (and winning!) is the best way to get high in Colorado!