Riders have jumped “hoof” first into the 38th Edition of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit with two weeks of show jumping competition at the Ocala Holiday Series. Riders were eager to compete for the blue ribbon in the featured classes at the second week of the series, the Ocala Holiday Festival. Check out some of the highlights from last week below!
For the second week in a row, Aaron Vale and EYE CATCHER would take home top honors in the $2,500 Johnson Horse Transportation Welcome. Vale would cross the timers in 40.157.
Aaron Vale and Eye Catcher. Photo by ESI.
2nd Place: Adelaide Toensing & BLUE (40.944)
3rd Place: Adam Cramer & KING CLOONEY
Jared Peterson would add to his success from last week with a blue ribbon finish aboard CANTANO 29 in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, crossing the timers in 36.664.
2nd Place: Vale & EYE CATCHER (36.937)
3rd Place: Kris Killam & BOREALE DE TALMA (37.789)
Taking home the blue ribbon in the $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult High Jumper Classic was Kimberly Leslie for her ride aboard TAILWIND.
Alexandra Millar and VAMPYR VAN DE RIB would win the blue ribbon in the $5,000 Jr/A-O/Am 1.30m Jumper Classic for the second week in a row.
Hayley Waters would once again take top honors in the $7,500 U-Dump Jr/A-O/Am 1.40m Jumper Classic, this week for her ride aboard CLEAVELAND.
Sharn Wordley and Gatsby. Photo by ESI
Sharn Wordley would jump to a first place finish in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix aboard GATSBY, soaring through the timers in 38.968.
2nd Place: Petersen & CANTANO 29 (39.155)
3rd Place: Taylor Land & FALCO V (39.890)
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit returns on January 15th for its 38th year.