Wayne, Illinois, USA – June 15, 20202 – The Hits Chicago Series at Lamplight Equestrian Center continued last week with Spring Spectacular II. Riders rose to the occasion with great competition in both the Hunter and Jumper rings, and enjoyed a week of great weather for the second week of Hits Chicago this spring.
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Jumper competition at Spring Spectacular II came to close with the $50,000 Hits Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. With a tight time allowed, the course challenged riders to be quick and careful as they navigated the 16 jumping efforts. Fence 7 at the mid-point and fence 13, the final obstacle, proved a challenge for many.
Three riders completed the course with no jumping faults, with Charlie Jayne and Amice Z being the only ones to do it within the time allowed. Jayne’s confident approach to the course aboard the 13-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Air Jordan Z x Odermus R) yielded the winning round in a time of 76.146 seconds.
Hunter Holloway (USA) and Pepita Con Spita (Con Spirit 7 x Come On) secured the second spot on the podium with one time-penalty due to their time of 81.095 seconds.
Sharn Wordley (NZL) and Casper (Contender x Baloubet du Rouet) rounded out the top three with the same score but a slower time of 81.657 seconds.
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Source: Press released (edited) from Hits Shows
Photos: © ESI Photography