Saugerties, New York, USA – August 09, 2020 – The six-week Great American Summer Series, presented by Alliant Private Client, is a wrap with even more featured class winner’s and champions awarded in the final week! Hits is readily preparing for the Hits Saugerties Fall Series which features the annual Hits Championship. Make your plans soon as space is limited! The Hits Championship features the $500,000 AIG Grand Prix, $250,000 Diamond Mills and $100,000 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Finals, $15,000 Green Hunter Prix, and $25,000 Black Barn Jr/A-O/Am Jumper Prix.
The Great American Summer Series came to a close on Sunday with the $100,000 Wilmington Trust Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. Adding another win to his belt for the series was Jordan Coyle (IRL) aboard Ariso, crossing the timers in 41.486 seconds. Throughout the Great American Summer Series, Coyle (IRL) has won four of the Sunday Grands Prix along with several other top placings in featured jumper competition.
In addition to Wilmington Trust’s sponsorship of the Grand Prix this week, Hylofit presents one of their cutting-edge Heart Monitoring Systems to the Grand Prix winner every Sunday at HITS Saugerties.
It was a one-two for Ireland as Nicky Galligan (IRL) and Javas Miss Jordan (Luidam x Obos Quality) stopped the jump-off timers in 42.615 seconds to earn silver honors.
Rowan Willis (AUS) and Blue Movie (Chacco-Blue x Pilot) secured the third spot on the podium with a final time of 43.114 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 HITS prepares for the Fall Series, 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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