Matthias Hollberg & DA Duras Dash to Win $20,000 Hits Culpeper Open Prix

Culpeper, Virginia, USA – September 27, 2020 – The season at Hits Commonwealth Park came to a close with the Culpeper Finals featuring top Hunter and Jumper competition, along with the crowning of the Hits Culpeper Grand Circuit Champions. Each week of the Hits Culpeper Circuit features a $35,000 Open Jumper Division, Hunter Prix, and Marshall & Sterling classes and classics. From walk-trot to the Open Prix, Hits Culpeper offers a division for every level rider.

The atmosphere at Commonwealth Park is a horseman’s dream, with ample riding, lunging and grazing areas. Whether you are coming to show or just have a good time, this historic facility in the ‘Heart of Virginia’s Horse Country’ is the place to be. While 2020 has been an unusual year, Hits thanks everyone for a great season at Hits Culpeper and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Matthias Hollberg (GER) clinched the win in the final $20,000 Hits Culpeper Open Prix of the season for his ride aboard D.A. Duras. Hollberg was one of four riders who jumped clean in the first round and would return first in the jump-off. A clear round in an unbeatable time of 34.816, is exactly what Hollberg needed to secure victory in Sunday’s featured competition. 

 Andrew Kocher (USA) and Connor 69 were the runners-up after a double clear and a final time of 35.733 seconds.

Tamara Morse (USA) and Ravenna Adelheid Z secured the third spot on the podium, registering four penalty-points and a time of 36.290 during the tiebreaker.

Matthias Hollberg (GER) & D.A. Duras during the awards ceremony

Source: Press release from Hits Horse Shows

Photos: © ESI Photography