$30,000 Sotheby’s International Realty Challenge

In a hair-on-fire finish, Todd Minikus and Hillary Dobbs turned the $30,000 Sotheby’s International Realty Challenge into a horse race at the 33rd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. In a timed jump-off, Minikus won aboard Pavarotti in 37.56 seconds. Dobbs was second with Marengo (37.79) and Minikus placed third on Presidente (38.25). Their rides were double-clean. One of the nation’s premier show jumping competitions, the Hampton Classic continues through Sunday, August 31. The Classic hosts hunter/jumper competition for riders ranging from the youngest competitors in Leadline and Short Stirrup classes all the way up to Olympic veterans in the $200,000 FTI Grand Prix. Show entries include two Olympic riders who flew in directly from the Olympic show jumping competition in Hong Kong: McLain Ward, a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team, and individual gold medalist Eric Lamaze of Canada.


25 Responses to Hampton Classic Horse Show $30,000 Sotheby’s International Realty Challenge

  1. Anonymous says:

    Who One the show?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love horseback riding

  3. Anonymous says:

    You will get there! I have been working also with my horse and training hard. Next year I will be competing at grand prix level, and will be the youngest rider to EVER ride in a grand prix! I am super excited! My advice is to not go to fast. You cant go from jumping a foot to jumping four foot in a week, and if you try, your horse will gain alot of bad habits such as refusing, because of you pushing him to hard. Just take it slow and get experience from the local show! Have fun!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I jump horses. I just started jumping about a month ago, and I’m doing about 1-2 and half feet. I hope one day I can be this good.

  5. Anonymous says:

    that second horse is gorgeous, i have a thing for horses with big blazes<3 lol

  6. Anonymous says:

    i wish i could jump like that too!! but i’m new i’ve been riding for not more than 2 years.. jumping 2 feet :)

  7. Anonymous says:

    wow, i wish i could jump like that!

  8. Anonymous says:

    congrats to you! haha i hope i can do that someday!

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know if Lisa Rex and FIT 3 were the first horse and rider in this video or the second? Thanks!

  11. Anonymous says:

    im starting english i rode western this is really amazing WOW i hope when i jump (not at first) that i can jump like that!

  12. Anonymous says:

    i really love the first riders jumping style, its too bad they had refusals and a fence. all of the horses are beautiful and the riders are FAB , i hope to be as great as them one day.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Yeah. and talk about having a big memory. I have trouble just memorizing 8 jumps lol O.O

  14. Anonymous says:

    rude? lol

  15. Anonymous says:

    wow. I wish I could be this good. I wish I was a jumper sometimes, but I think I’m sticking with Hunters. 😀 I’m just waiting to get my own horse ;(

  16. Anonymous says:

    Im going to this show with my 8 year old branded holsteiner gelding. I love him. We are going to show in 4’6″!!!

  17. Anonymous says:

    no one cares:)

  18. Anonymous says:

    Yeah not everybody is as lucky as you to have horses.  I don’t have a single one.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I do horsbackrididng is soo fun

  20. Anonymous says:

    Those courses are HUGE. O.O I never noticed

  21. Anonymous says:

    I’m going today!

  22. Anonymous says:

    dang randy fisher. at the trot she needs to not bounce her hands

  23. Anonymous says:

    i enjoy the suspense of jump offs!

  24. Anonymous says:

    i love horses i have 3 of them

  25. Anonymous says:

    wow. amazing