Unbeatable! Mark Bluman Blazes towards a One-Two Finish in $25,000 Hits Grand Prix at Saugerties

Saugerties, New York, USA – July 23, 2023 – Three for three! Hits-on-the-Hudson IV concluded on Sunday with Mark Bluman (COL) securing his third and final victory of the week. The Columbian athlete piloted Adje T to the top of the leaderboard in the $25,000 Hits Grand Prix, besting 34 horse and rider combinations. The first to go in a 7-horse jump-off, Bluman and Adje T were quick on their feet, breaking the beam in a speedy 37.879 seconds in the 53-second allotted time allowed for the jump-off round.

Mark Bluman (COL) & Alme du Buisson Z

Bluman also went last in the jump-off, snagging the second-place honors with Alme Du Buisson Z and finishing their round in 39.785 seconds– nearly two seconds after Bluman’s first-place time.

Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) & Denver de Talma

Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) and Denver de Talma were the only other team who came close to catching Bluman, finishing 0.78 seconds behind him and Alme Du Buisson Z with a time of 40.569 to round out the top 3. Earlier in the week, Bluman had already won the $38,700 SummitMax FEI Welcome CSI 3* and the $145,500 Alliant Grand Prix CSI 3* Bluman aboard Over The Top Stables’ gelding Ubiluc, respectively.

Final Results –$25,000 Hits Grand Prix

1) Mark Bluman (COL) & Adje T – 0 / 0 – 37.879

2) Mark Bluman (COL) & Alme Du Buisson Z – 0 / 0 – 39.785

3) Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) & Denver de Talma – 0 / 0 – 40.569

Source: Press Release from Hits Horse Shows

Photos: © ESI Photography