Kaitlin Campbell Wins Howard Community College Columbia Classic Grand Prix
Kaitlin Campbell of Lexington, Kentucky, bested a field of world-class equestrians on Saturday, September 19, 2015, to win the 28th annual Howard Community College Columbia Classic Grand Prix at Marama Farm in Clarksville, Maryland. Campbell raced atop Rocky W through the jump-off course to earn the fastest time and a $10,500 purse.
Gavin Moylan of Middleburg, Virginia, rode Pernod of Alpha Omega Farm to take home second place and the $7,700 prize. David Raposa of Clinton, New York, placed third with his horse Waultraut and earned a $4,550 purse.
In another competition, the $10,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, Lucy Matz of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, rode Bailey VI, owned by Janice Aron, to first place, securing a $3,000 purse.
In the $2,500 Child/Adult Amateur Jumper, Whitney Lind of Bethesda, Maryland, rode atop Wanant to take first place and the $750 prize. Wanant is owned by owned by Whish, LLC, out of Paradise Valley, Arizona.
This marks the 28th anniversary of the Howard Community College Columbia Classic Grand Prix, and the seventh consecutive year that George Doetsch has generously loaned Marama Farm, his thoroughbred breeding farm, for the event location. In addition, Doetsch served as co-chair for this year’s event committee, along with Vic Broccolino, former president of Howard County General Hospital.
Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for Howard Community College students through the Howard Community College Educational Foundation.