Ocala, Florida – February 05, 2021 – The Hits Ocala Winter Circuit continued into the third week, welcoming riders to the Winner’s Circle at HITS Post Time Farm to accept honors in featured Hunter and Jumper competition. Along with the $100,000 HITS Grand Prix on Sunday, Week III featured the $7,500 M&S Children’s and Adult High Jumper Classic in the Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as well as the Diamond Mills and Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in the Main Hunter Ring.
The Hits Ocala Winter Circuit continues with USEF-Rated Hunter/Jumper competition through March 28, culminating with the seventh Great American $1 Million Grand Prix. As you make your plans to join us for the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, please be sure to review the USEF Covid Protocol and the HITS Covid Protocol prior to your arrival. Read on for a recap of featured class winners from the Ocala Premiere or click here to enter for the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit!
Five returned for the jump-off in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix on Friday afternoon. Following up their win in the $100,000 Hits Grand Prix at Ocala the Sunday before, the blue ribbon was once again claimed by Tracy Fenney (USA) and MTM Apple, for MTM Farm. Fenney returned second in the jump-off and posted a time of 38.625 to take the lead and claiming her third Grand Prix victory this season at Hits Ocala.
Hayley Waters (USA) and Tout Bleu de Vains matched the double clear of the eventual winners, finishing second due to final time of 42.101 seconds during the tiebreaker.
Rowan Willis (AUS) and Ekita Eindeken Z (Emilion Van T Schaaphof x Codex) also left all the poles up for no penalties in the jump-off, earning bronze honors in 49.318 seconds.
Source: Press release (edited) from Hits Horse Shows
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