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Sharn Wordley & Mick Jagger are the Masters in $50,000 Grand Prix CSI 2* at Hits Ocala

Ocala, Florida, USA – March 19, 2022 – The 2022 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit is coming to a close, with nine weeks of competition now complete. This past week, Ocala Winter Celebration, featured FEI CSI2* competition, a $100,000 HITS Grand Prix, a $10,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix, and preparations for the biggest class in the country this year, the Great American $500,000 Grand Prix on March 27! Read on for the winners of Week IX’s featured competition.

FEI CSI2* competition for the season concluded with Saturday’s $50,000 FEI Grand Prix. Out of an impressive field of international talent, only New Zealand’s Sharn Wordley (NZL), with two mounts, and El Salvador’s Juan Manuel Bolanos could ride their way into Joey Rycroft’s jump-off course. For his first attempt, Wordley set a fast time of 45.06, but dropped a rail on the second jump of the combination. After switching horses, Wordley re-entered the ring with Mick Jagger, planning a more conservative approach to ensure he made a clean run. Wordley accomplished just that, completing the course in 46.62. Bolanos appeared to be on pace to beat Wordley, but a rail at the final jump relegated him to third place and gave Wordley the top two spots on the podium.

Final Results – $50,000 Grand Prix CSI 2*

1) Sharn Wordley (NZL) & Mick Jagger – 0 / 0 – 46.62 

2) Sharn Wordley (NZL) & Valentine Car – 0 / 4 – 45.06 

3) Juan Manuel Bolanos (ESA) & Zilouet Mystic Rose – 0 / 0 –

Source: Press Release from Hits Horse Shows

Photos: © ESI Photography