Talented riders, including many $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix veterans, took to the course to pilot their mounts for a piece of the winner’s share.
HITS Saugerties at HITS-on-the-Hudson is back in action as the first week of the series kicked off with the $10,000 Brook Ledge Open Welcome.
Colombian equestrian Roberto Teran and his mare Woklahoma, co-owned with ARK Partners, topped the leaderboard and 39 other show jumping stars, to take home the day’s top honor by a three-second margin over second place finisher Cian O’Connor and Good Luck
Riders vied for the top spot and a slice of the prize purse in the 2016 Ocala Winter Circuit's last qualifying opportunities for the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix and the $250,000 Platinum Performance Hunter Finals.
The countdown to the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Post Time Farm on March 27 is on, but there was plenty excitment, not to mention big money opportunities in store for jumper exhibitors during Week IX of the Ocala Winter Circuit.
This is Ward’s third HITS Million Grand Prix win, the first with his long-time partner Sapphire in Saugerties in 2010 and the second 2 years later on Antares F.
After garnering all top three spots in the Derby at the HITS Ocala Masters just a few short weeks ago, the Keswick, Virginia, equestrian once again took claim to first, second and third in Thermal.
Daniel Geitner and Sky Pilot win the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix and Emily Noble and Claudio take the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix