HITS Ocala Winter Circuit II Sunday Jumper Round-Up

Ocala, FL – February 2, 2016 – Sunday jumpers of all ages and levels competed in the Grand Prix Ring to contend for the blue on courses set by Oscar Soberon, of Dallas, Texas, during Week II of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit.

The classes were run under Table II.2.b with an immediate jump-off over some jumps not used in the first round, and some to be jumped in the opposite direction. Riders tried different techniques to achieve the fastest time, including leaving out strides in different lines, choosing to go inside a fence for a shorter turn or turning outside to keep up the gallop.

$2,500 M&S/NAL Adult Jumper Classic – High 

unnamedRobin Swinderman and Cliff II on their way to a $2,500 M&S/NAL Adult Jumper classic win. Photo: ESI Photography 

The $2500 M&S/NAL Adult Jumper Classic ran in the Grand Prix Ring at HITS, Ocala on Sunday, and course designer Oscar Soberon from Dallas, Texas, made use of the entire ring, setting a course of 15 jumping efforts at 1.10 meters.

Thirty-three took the course with a time allowed of 92 seconds, and sixteen went clean to move on to the jump-off Robin Swinderman of Morriston, Florida, and Cliff 2, owned by Meadowwood Farm LLC, have been consistent winners this circuit. They went early in the order setting a blistering pace that could not be beat. Their time of 32.686 seconds held the lead in the class all the way to the end.

Maisie McSwain of Gainesville, Georgia, riding Horseflight.com’s Remiville, came in just a tenth of a second behind Swinderman, in a time of 32.772 for second-place. Debi Batz of Lewisburg, Tennessee, and Abalia crossed the timers in 32.867 seconds for third-place.

“He is an amazing horse! He does all the winning,” said Swinderman. “The plan is to keep the streak alive with the $7500 Classic next week and the $25,000 Classic Week X.”

 Place   Horse Owner Rider Prize  R.1 Faults JO Faults  JO Time 
1 Cliff II Meadowood Farm, LLC Robin Swinderman $750 32.686
2 Horsefllight.com Remiville Maisie McSwain Maisie McSwain $450 32.772
3 Abalia Debi Batz Debi Batz $300 32.867
4 Cat Woman Daniel White Gabrielle Calvert $250 33.917
5 Azteca VDL Amanda Fllint Erika Christie $225 34.007
6 Oilean Uno Fat Chance Farm Joy Slater $200 35.472
7 El Fernantez Zet Kimberly Leslie Kimberly Leslie $175 35.906
8 Viva Michael Kirby Casey Zuraitis $150 37.012
9 KT Guaranteed Casey Zuraitis Casey Zuraitis 37.140
10 Camilla Sadie Leon Sadie leon 37.510
11 Caliente Z Sherri Jamison Sherri Jamison 39.808
12 Parquette Kristen Brown Alec Tolle 4 32.147
$2,500 M&S/NAL Child Jumper Classic – High 

unnamedSydni Moss and HSS Lasiano on their way to $2,500 M&S/NAL Child Jumper Classic win. Photo: ESI Photography

Young riders tested the 1.10 meter course but it was Sydni Moss of Flower Mound, Texas, riding Erin Hisey’s HSS Lasiano, who topped the leader board. They clocked in with a speedy, clear jump-off round of 32.031 to seal the victory.

Hannah Loeffelbein of Olathe, Kansas, riding FVF Brulee for John and Stephanie Ingram LLC, was second. They passed the timers just behind Moss in a fault-free 33.899 seconds.

Helen Kirbo of Tallahassee, Florida, and Cita Z, owned by Raylyn Farms, LLC also went clear but crossed the timers in 34.573 for third-place.

Place  Horse Owner Rider Prize  R.1 Faults JO Faults  JO Time 
1 HSS Lasiano Erin Hisey Sydni Moss $750 32.031
2 FVF Brulee John / Stephanie Ingram Hannah Loeffelbein $450 33.899
3 Cita Z Raylyn Farms, Inc. Helen Kirbo $300 34.573
4 Basho Allana Featherstone Ada Nuemann $250 36.216
5 Bolanda VDL Canadian Woods Ent. Lauren Lidner $225 4 35.335
6 VDL Vicktor Amanda Flint Lauren Lidner $200 10 46.469
7 Scandal LS Kathy Mason Maechtle Ireland Maechtle $175 3
8 Red Hot Madeline Schaefer Madeline Schaefer $150 4
9 Zigvago Augusta Pines Farm Lillian Kirbo 4
10 Navario 2 Lacy Morrone-Cramer Lauren Lidner 6
11 Carllana Z David Tromp Show Stables, Inc. Alicia Weismann 8
12 Why Not Me Alexandra Barnes Alexandra Barnes 9
$1,000 S.A. Comunale Adult Jumper Classic – Low 

unnamed1Laurie Russell and GLS Volos on their way to a $1,000 S.A. Comunale Adult Jumper Classic win. Photo: ESI Photography

The Low Children’s/Adult Classic was won by Laurie Russell of Ocala, Florida, riding GLS Volos, owned by Kelsey Barfield. Russell and GLS Volos captured the win with a fault-free 34.401-second round.

Second-place went to Chino, with Kate Philips of Montpelier, Virginia in the irons. They sped through the timers in 35.639 as the last clear round of the jump-off.

Third went to Grant Anderson of New Canaan, Connecticut, riding Silvermine Farm’s Skelton W. They finished the shortened course in a fault-free 37.946 seconds.

Place  Horse Owner Rider Prize  R.1 Faults JO Faults  JO Time 
1 GLS Volos Kelsey Barfield Laurie Russell $300 34.401
2 Chino Derek Reed Kate Phillips $200 35.639
3 Skelton W Silvermine Farm Inc Grant Anderson $160 37.946
4 Iczing Silvermine Farm, Inc. Grant Anderson $130 39.734
5 Tarantino Michael Kirby Nina Tedesco $110 40.046
6 Aramis Van Het Jose Fernando Bonetti Michael Ziebarth $100 8 34.080
7 Panamero Nina Butler Nina Butler 1
8 Dixie Kimberly Jungherr Kimberly Jungherr 3
9 Charmander Kimberly Beattie Kimberly Beattie 4
10 Life is Life 15 Erica Garcia Laura Myers 6
11 True Contender Colby Hernandez Colby Hernandez 24

About HITS, Inc.

HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the Village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York, and Virginia.

While hosting the richest weekend in show jumping at HITS-on-the-Hudson, HITS also formed the Triple Crown of Show Jumping. This includes the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by MortgageCall, in Thermal, California, the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida and Canadian Pacific $1 Million Grand Prix FEI CSI-5*, presented by Wells Fargo, in Saugerties, New York.

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