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#BestOfBlenheim – “A Closer Looke” with Nicole Haunert and Mariano Maggi

by | Sep 28, 2022 | Featured, Show Stories

Following 12 Markel Insurance 1.35m Jumper Classics, held throughout the 2022 Blenheim EquiSports season at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, two new leading riders were named: Nicole Haunert and Mariano Maggi.

Throughout the 2022 Markel Insurance 1.35m Jumper Series, more than 100 riders earned points in the Open Jumper Classics, but Maggi topped them all with 126 total points to receive the Leading Gentleman bonus. With 92 points earned thanks to consistency throughout the season, Haunert claimed the Leading Lady bonus. Both riders were presented bonus checks for $5,625. Haunert also received an Espoir gift certificate, and Maggi received a leather halter from Riviera EquiSports.

Here’s a look at Maggi and Haunert’s successful seasons, through the lens of photographer Amy McCool.

Mariano Maggi and Superman MT finished third in the $10,000 1.35m Markel Insurance Jumper Classic during the Ranch & Coast Classic in May.

Nicole Haunert’s consistent mounts throughout the season included My Lady Lavisha (left) and Concolue (right). 

For full standings of the 2022 Markel Insurance Jumper Series, click here.