Saugerties, New York, USA – July 12, 2020 – Following the Hits Saugerties Monday show on July 6, Hits jumped into a full schedule of USEF-Rated Hunter and Jumper competition last week with permission from the State of New York to legally operate. The second week of the Great American Summer Series featured the $100,000 Hits Grand Prix, as well as the first of three $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derbies.
To wrap up Week II of the Great American Summer Series, Jordan Coyle (IRL) landed a one-two finish in the $100,000 Hits Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. Eight riders made it to the jump-off, and all but one jumped double-clear over the shortened course, so time was of the essence.
Coyle returned halfway through the jump-off aboard Ariso (Casall x Contender) and had seen some take to the course prior, but also knew there were several top riders that would follow him. A time of 36.987 was quick enough to secure the win this week. Coyle was the final rider to challenge the jump-off and already in the lead as he entered the ring aboard Picador (Lupicor x Concorde). Less than a second would come between his first and second place times as he crossed the timers in 37.540 aboard his second place mount.
Third place was claimed by Devin Ryan (USA) and Caspar’s Lasino (Berlin x Lasino), stopping the final timers 39.955 seconds.
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Source: Press release by Hits Horse Shows
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