McLain Ward & Contagious Cruise to Win $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at Hits Saugerties

2020. Hits CSN SmartPak GP McLain Ward & Contagious ESI

Saugerties, New York, USA – July 31, 2020 – The fourth week of the Great American Summer Series, presented by Alliant Private Client, featured the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix on Friday at the Hits Saugerties Equestrian Center.

In the end, it was McLain Ward (USA) and Contagious secured top honors. The American and the 11-year-old chestnut gelding (Contagio x For Keeps) crossed the timers in a commanding 41.286 seconds, beating the field by nearly a whole second while going clear to take home the win.

Second place was claimed by Peter Leone (USA) and LS Donner, timed in 42.091 seconds while Devin Ryan (USA) and Caspar’s Lasino (Berlin x Lasino) completed the podium with a final time of 44.527 seconds.

Hits thanks exhibitors for continuing to comply with the health and safety measures being implemented including, social distancing, wearing of masks, and hand washing. As the Great American Summer Series continues, please be sure you review all protocols outlined in the Hits Horse Show Protocol prior to your arrival.

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Source: Press release from Hits Horse Shows

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