RMI Raleigh Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Stake

Winner Presented the Jack Geitner Memorial Trophy
Donated by Friends from St. Andrew’s College

Jacques Griset Geitner, Jr., known to his many friends and family as “Jack,” grew up on a farm and began riding almost as soon as he could walk. As a child, he piloted such successful ponies as This Little Piggy and Playing for Keeps to impressive wins at such shows as Blowing Rock, Kentucky, Aiken, NC State Fair and NCHJA under the tutelage of trainers including Pat Dodson and Sue Ashe. As a teen, Jack turned his attention to the jumper ring, and rode his horses Elan and The Energizer to numerous wins, including the Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic at the Charleston Summer Classic Horse Show, with the help of trainer Aaron Vale. As impressive a rider as he was, Jack was known more for his mischievous sense of humor and his zest for life. He passed away suddenly as a result of a car accident at the age of 19 during his freshman year at Appalachian State University. He left behind his mother, father, brother and countless friends who remember Jack for his spirit, laughter and wit. Always quick with a joke, Jack is also remembered for his love of animals and loyalty to his friends.

2014Top Sant AubinLacy Morrone-Cramer
2013FVF BruleeLaura Gaither
2012 Napoleon De Upatoi Fernando Cardenas, DVM
2011Kaid Du RyAlise Oken
2010Rocky WKaitlin Campbell
2009The Boy Wonderowner-Stoney Brook Farm, rider-Kristin Glover
2008Perlerider Samantha Schaefer, owner Chlore Dr. Reid LLC
2006 Lavaro Emily Wygod
2005 Soleil Louis Jacobs
2004 Big Lenust Michelle Harding
2003 Stormin’ Norman Beth Forbes Howard
2002 Castania Nancy Amiling
2001 P.S. Galveston Diane Tate
2000 Continental B Lila LaVigne
1999Feizal Amy Shafmaster
1998Dollar D Amour Lofti Sijilmassi
1997 Aerial Amy Shafmaster