Markel® Insurance 1.35m Jumper Series Returns to Award $155,000 in Prize Money at Blenheim EquiSports

Jose Marie Quintana won the finale event of the Markel Jumper Series in 2022. Photo by McCool Photography

San Juan Capistrano, CA – The popular Markel Insurance 1.35m Jumper Series is back at Blenheim EquiSports for the 2023 show season, offering competitors $155,000 in total series prize money. 

The 2023 series kicked off with the $20,000 CSI2* 1.35m Bronze Tour Classic on Saturday, April 8, and continues through September 24 with 11 total events at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano, CA. 

With open jumper and FEI-sanctioned classes in various formats, the Markel Insurance Jumper Series provides horses and riders with the opportunity to compete regularly in $5,000 – $20,000 events. At the conclusion of the series in September, the Leading Lady and Leading Gentleman will be presented with a cash bonus and additional prizes.

Bruno Diniz das Neves rode Karius to the first win of the 2023 Markel Jumper Series on Saturday, April 8. Photo by McCool Photography

“In collaboration, both Markel Insurance and Lisa Seger Insurance have been proud sponsors of Blenheim EquiSports since 2014,” said Brandon Seger, associate director of equine operations at Markel. “The Markel Series has been one of the more popular classes at the shows in San Juan Capistrano, and 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the program. The future is looking bright! Lisa Seger Insurance continues to provide insurance solutions as a Markel-appointed horse insurance specialty agency.”

With more than 50 years of insuring horse owners, farms and equine operations, Markel has specialized policies to cover everyone from the private horse owner to your farm.  Learn more by visiting, or contact LSI field agent Josh Mullins at 949-212-2970 to get an insurance quote and experience the Markel difference.  Markel® is a registered trademark of the Markel Corporation. Coverage is underwritten by one or more insurance company subsidiaries of Markel.


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