Wayne, Illinois, USA – August 11, 2020 – The Equifest Series at the beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center, the new home of the Hits Chicago Show Series, is a wrap. The final week of Equifest wrapped up an exciting summer series that featured USHJA National and International Hunter Derbies, $25,000 and $50,000 Grand Prix each week, and classes a classics for all levels. Hits Chicago will return September 9-13 for the Showplace Fall Classic, which will host the USHJA Zone 5 HOTY Finals, Marshall & Sterling Insurance League Midwest Finals, NCEA Hunt Seat Medal Finals – Midwest, and the IHJA Medal Finals.
Sunday featured the $50,000 Hits Grand Prix where seven riders jumped clear in the first round and prepared for the jump-off. Just three riders that returned for the jump-off would jump double clear.
Already with several top placings at the Hits Chicago Series, it was Charlie Jayne (USA) and Amice Z that took home top honors in Sunday’s featured competition. From winning the $50,000 Grand Prix during Week II of the Spring Spectacular Series to several other top placings in featured jumper competition, this team has been one to look out for. Three combinations advanced to the jump-off with Jayne and the 13-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Air Jordan x Odermus R) finishing in a time of 44.137 to secure the top placing in the Grand Prix.
Erin Davis-Heineking (USA) Leonie (Leo von Faelz x Chacco-Blue) matched clean scorecard of the eventual winners, claiming second place with a final time of 46.369 seconds.
Santiago Lambre (MEX) and Easy Girl (Conthargos x Nintender) did not have a difficulty time registering a double clear either, rounding out the top three in 47.149 seconds.
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Source: Press release from Hits Horse Shows
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