Wayne, Illinois, USA – The HITS team is happy to be back in our element with horse shows starting with HITS Chicago at Lamplight Equestrian Center. From Hunter Derby to the Grand Prix, riders are excited to be back showing.
Through the opening last week and as the summer continues, we expect that the horse shows will grow. While HITS is fortunate to have the green light to horse show again, we must stress that under the current conditions it is imperative that all participants continue to practice social distancing. To continue to produce the safest and most enjoyable horse shows for all participants mask wearing and other safety protocols must be followed by all.
The HITS Horse Show Protocol is in place and we expect 100% cooperation this coming week and throughout the rest of the season at HITS Chicago. If you are on your way to HITS Chicago, please be sure that you review the HITS Horse Show Protocol prior to your arrival.
Week I of the Spring Spectacular Series is a wrap and what a fantastic week it was! Featured classes kicked-off in the Grand Prix Ring
The Irishman completed the hat-trick at Spring Spectacular I in spectacular fashion, with a one-two finish in the in the $50,000 Hits Grand Prix on Sunday.
Coyle and Warnike, a 10-year-old Dutch NRPS Horse (Eldorado Vd Zeshoek x Vingino), were the first to return for the jump-off, crossing the timers in a blazing 37.947 seconds en route to never relinquishing their lead.
Jordan Coyle (IRL) & Ariso
The Irishman also claimed the red ribbon aboard Ariso (Casall x Contender), the only difference being their final time of 40.296 seconds.
Sharn Wordley (NZL) and Gatsby (Simba x Cruise) rounded out the top three, going through the finish line in 45.457 seconds.
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Source: Press release (edited) from Hits Shows
Photos: © ESI Photography