Virginian Katlynn Butler wins bronze in Zone 3 & 4 1.40/1.45m championship
- July 20, 2019
- By Staff Writers
MILL SPRING, N.C.--Katlynn Butler of Mechanicsville, Va., won the bronze medal in the inaugural USHJA Zone 3 & 4 Platinum Jumper Championships in the 1.40/1.45m division on July 14.
Over a course designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral, professional rider Lauren Balcomb of Citra, Fla., coming into the final on four faults on Verdini D'Houtveld Z, was clean to win the individual gold medal, and amateur rider Jesse Smith of Wellington, Fla., also put in a clean round on Charles Pinckney Windsor Z to win the silver with a total of eight faults over the three days.
Three riders, professional Sandra Zimmerli of Fairfax Station, Va., professional Brittni Raflowitz of Wellington, Fla. and amateur Butler were tied for the bronze medal, resulting in a jump-off.
With the only clean jump-off ride among the three, Butler won the bronze on her young horse, MTM Catoki's Clever.