Wayne, Illinois, USA – June 07, 2020 – 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!
After a great circuit at HITS Ocala, Sharn Wordley and Casper won the SmartPak Grand Prix of the season at HITS Chicago on Friday.
As last to return for the jump-off, the New Zealandar and the 14-year-old bay Oldenburg gelding (Contender x Baloubet du Rouet) earned top honors after registering no penalties in their jump-off effort, timed in 41.629 seconds.
Johan Kachelhoffer (RSA) and Carlos 691 (Catoki x Carry Gold) were the closest ones, finishing second only due to their final time of 42.308 seconds.
Lisa Goldman-Smolen (USA) and Nike (Kannan x Acapulco Gold) rounded out the top with no penalties, crossing the jump-off timers in 42.597 seconds.
For full results, please click here.
Source: Press release (edited) from Hits Shows
Photo: © ESI Photography