Wayne, Illinois, USA – July 19, 2020 – The Hits Chicago Summertime Series is a wrap, but competition continues next week with the three-week Hits Chicago Equifest Series. The past three weeks have brought blue ribbons, Championships, and smiles to featured class winner’s faces at Lamplight Equestrian Center. The Summertime Series wrapped up its third week with the $50,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix.
Ali Wolff (USA) moved up in the standings to take home the top placing in the $50,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix on Sunday aboard Casall.
Only two riders jumped clean in the first round and returned for the jump-off, but the American’s time aboard the 15-year-old chestnut Holsteiner gelding (Casall Ask x Capitol I) time of 36.214 ended up securing them top honors.
As the only other combination that had qualified for the decisive phase, Dorothy Douglas (USA) and MTM Through the Looking Glass (Arkan x Hairos) had one rail down in the jump-off for 4 penalty-points, crossing the timers in 38.295 seconds.
Christian Heineking (GER) and NKH Cento Blue (Centadel x Chacco-Blue) registered the fastest four-fault performance in the first round, rounding out the top three in 66.07 seconds.
Hits thanks exhibitors for continuing to comply with the health and safety measures being implemented. As shows at Lamplight Equestrian Center continue, Hits asks that all trainers, exhibitors and staff comply with social distancing, wearing of masks, and other protocols outlined in the Hits Horse Show Protocol. If you are on your way to Hits Chicago, please be sure to review the HITS Horse Show Protocol prior to your arrival.
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Source: Press release from Hits Horse Shows
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