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HITS Ocala: Results and Recap

GFS riders recently headed to Florida to compete in the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. Check out the video below for a look back at the competition!

RESULTS:

Nicola Higgins rode Jennifer Tanio's Messina. During Week II they were 2nd, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd over fences in the Older Children's Hunters earning them Champion. They were also 1st place in both the Mini Medal and Mini Maclay. During Week III they were 2nd, 4th, 7th, and 1st over fences in the Older Children's Hunters earning them Reserve Champion. Nicola and "Aladdin" also competed in the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix and finished 10th. They then competed in the Mini Medal and placed 2nd.

Rachel Tanio then rode Jennifer Tanio's Messina during Week IV. They placed 3rd in the Low Hunters and then competed in the Younger Adult Hunters placing 1st, 6th, and 1st, earning Reserve Champion.

Equestrian Institute Member Lauren Eisele rode her horse, Lamor VDL. During Week II they were 3rd in the Older Children's Hunter under saddle and 5th in the Modified Children's Hunter under saddle. They also rode in the Limit Equitation and placed 1st in the under saddle, 3rd, and 2nd over fences, earning them Reserve Champion. During Week III they were 7th over fences and 5th under saddle in the Older Children's Hunters. Lauren and "Chuck" were also 8th, 7th, and 5th in the Modified Children's Hunters.

Equestrian Institute Member Drew Mallahan rode her pony, Champlain Heart of Gold. During Week II they were 8th over fences and 7th in the under saddle in the Medium Pony Hunters. They also rode in the M&S USEF Pony Medal placing 2nd. During Week III they were 7th in the Small/Medium Pony Model and 8th and 7th over fence in the Small/Medium Pony Hunters. Drew also rode in the Schooling Pony Hunters and earned a 4th, 4th, 4th, and 3rd over fences. During Week VI, Drew and "Neil" placed 6th in the Medium Pony Model and 7th, 5th, 4th, and 8th in the Medium Pony Hunters. In the Medium Schooling Hunters they placed 8th, 5th, 3rd, and 3rd.

Drew also rode Madeline Schaefer's You're The One. During Week III they were 5th in the Small/Medium Pony Model, 6th, 6th, 3rd, and 8th over fences, and 6th under saddle in the Small Medium Pony Hunters. They finished 6th in the Pony Hunter Classic. Drew also rode "Ernie" in the Schooling Pony Hunters and earned a 2nd under saddle and 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, and 3rd over fences. During Week IV, they placed 7th, 4th, 8th, and 5th in the Medium Pony Hunters. In the WIHS Pony Medal they placed 2nd and then they placed 5th in the USEF Pony Medal. They also competed in the USHJA Pony Hunter Derby and placed 12th.

Finn Jacobs rode his horse, Knee Deep. During Week II they were 6th over fences in the Modified Children's Hunters and 4th, 3rd, 3rd, and 3rd in the Novice Equitation. During Week III, Finn and "Deva" competed in the Novice Equitation and placed 5th, 4th, 2nd, and 6th.

Equestrian Institute Member Kathryn Obrecht rode her horse, HTS Kings Ransom. During Week II they were 11th in the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix, 5th, 3rd, and 7th in the Equitation 16-17, and 7th in the NHS Medal. During Week III Kathryn and "Kato" competed in the Equitation 16-17 and placed 4th, 1st, and 4th. They also competed in the NHS Medal placing 2nd, the USHJA Jumping Seat Medal placing 2nd, and THIS National Children's Medal, placing 3rd.

Cece Cooke rode her horse, Atchafalaya. During Week II they rode in the Limit Equitation and placed 3rd, 4th, 3rd, and 1st, earning them Reserve Champion. They also placed 5th and 7th in the Mini Medal and Mini Maclay respectively. During Week III they were 1st and 6th over fences in the Older Children's Hunters. In the Mini Medal they placed 7th and then 4th in the Mini Maclay.

Equestrian Institute Member Cassie Edgar rode her horse, Freeman. During Week II they placed 4th in the .90M Jumpers and 3rd and 1st in the Low Children's Jumpers. During Week IV they placed 6th in the .90M Jumpers and 7th in the Medium Children's Jumpers. Cassie and "Morgan" then placed 2nd in the Low Child/Adult Jumper Classic.

Magda Stewart rode Amanda Flint's Gustav 303 in the High Adult Amateur Jumpers 18-35 and placed 3rd during Week II. During Week III, they placed 8th in the High Adult Jumpers 18-35.

Equestrian Institute Member Ana Francisca Cortina Alvarez rode her horse, Kalendra QA. During Week III she rode in the Low Junior Jumpers placing 3rd and 2nd. They placed 1st in the Low Junior Jumper Classic. During Week IV Fran and Kalendra competed in the Low Junior Jumper Classic and placed 5th.

Equestrian Institute Member Virginia Edwards competed her horse GPS In The Know. During Week III they placed 3rd, 3rd, and 6th in the Novice Equitation. During Week IV, Virginia and "Peter" competed in the Novice Equitation and placed 2nd, 6th, and 7th. Virginia also made her debut on her new horse, H&M Uit de Melle and had some great rounds as well.

 

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