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January 30 , 2014

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Christian Heineking: Pferdewirtschaftsmeister, Newlywed, the One to Beat at HITS Thermal

Honor the Unsung Heroes of the Horse Show

By Lindsay Yandon

There’s a new kid on the HITS Desert Circuit block. His name is Christian Heineking and he didn’t make his entrance to a new circuit quietly – he debuts in the desert as the leading rider in the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix Rider Standings. Hailing from Germany and based out of October Hill Farm in Texas, Heineking is at HITS Thermal with his wife, Erin Davis-Heineking, and a string of horses. After dominating the $41,000 LEG Anniversary Grand Prix, going one-two with his mounts NKH Selena and River of Christian Heineking and River of Dreams jump their first grand prix of the HITS Desert Circuit. Photo by Lindsay Yandon

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with his most successful season yet, shot Heineking to the top of the AIG Million Standings with a total of $34,800 won aboard NKH Selena. “Selena is a young horse, but she really stepped up for me during that second week in Los Angeles,” said Heineking of the nine-year-old Hanoverian mare that he has been riding since her five-year-old year. “She has a great attitude and every time she walks in the ring, she wants a win.” River of Dreams, Heineking’s go-to grand prix mount, settles into their barn aisle at HITS Thermal. Photo by Lindsay Yandon

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Dreams, Heineking won the $50,000 LEGIS Grand Prix. NKH Selena, owned by NKH, LLC is the horse that got him to the World Cup qualifier win, pocketing two victories in a row in Los Angeles. The win in the World Cup qualifier, coupled

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Joining the likes of World Cup champions, Olympians and million-dollar veterans at HITS Thermal, Heineking is matched with a crowd of hopeful, and very capable, contenders for the AIG Million. “To be leading this group of riders is a compliment to me as a rider, as well as my horses. It feels great,” he admitted. Honored Heineking may be, but star struck he is not – he got his start in the sport at the famed Redefin Federal Stud

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the feel – everything it takes to be a jumper rider. The only thing she lacks is experience, and I have plenty of that,” he added with a grin.

Hannah Von Heidegger

According to Simpson, it’s only a matter of time before Von Heidegger’s name is making headlines in the show jumping world.

Hannah Von Heidegger’s overall riding goal, like that of many young riders, is to one day make the U.S. Olympic Team. Her immediate goals, however, are to win her first grand prix at the 2014 HITS Desert Circuit, and qualify for the Bayer’s Legend Injectable Solution (hyaluronate sodium) $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix at the HITS Championship. Sixteen-year-old Von Heidegger hails from Los Angeles, rides with Will Simpson and will be piloting three primary mounts in the desert this year. Between a feisty,

Von Heidegger and Axl Rose compete at HITS Thermal. Photo by Lindsay Yandon

‘red-headed’ mare and two new rides, Von Heidegger has big plans for the jumper rings. An accomplished hunter and equitation rider in her own right, Von Heidegger is now chasing grand prix glory. Von Heidegger challenged the Desert Circuit I Junior/Amateur-Owner High Jumper Classic with both Axl Rose and E-Unanime De La Haie, owned by Monarch International.

Here’s a closer look at Hannah Von Heidegger: HNW: How old were you when you first sat on a horse? HVH: I started riding when I was three, took a few years off because I thought I wanted to be a gymnast, but came back to the saddle when I was seven. HNW: When you aren’t riding or competing, what are you doing? HVH: School work! I am in 11th grade at Campbell Hall High School in Los Angeles and right now I am studying for my SATs. I still have a year and a half to think about colleges, but right now my top choice is Georgetown University. HNW: Who is your favorite sports team? HVH: My twin brother Max’s basketball team. HNW: What’s your biggest strength as a rider? HVH: My hunger and determination to do well and win. I really want it and I will do what it takes. HNW: What’s your biggest weakness as a rider? HVH: I am really hard on myself. Hannah Von Heidegger is seeing dollar signs thinking about competing at the HITS Championship in September for a share of $250,000 and will ride in the Jr/A-O High Jumper Classics at HITS Thermal in an effort to head east this fall. She concluded, “It’s certainly the most amount of money I have ever ridden for and it would be great to get there.”

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The Equestrian Health Coach: Eating Healthy at HITS Thermal with Marisa Metzger by: Kimball Willson, Certified Health Coach

The alarm goes off at 5am and you have a full day of riding in the hot desert sun, so you stop to grab a quick morning pastry and vanilla coffee. As the day goes by, you skip lunch and snack on the tack room treats. By dinner time, you're exhausted, hungry and will eat just about anything that comes your way. Does this pattern sound familiar to you? Many riders are challenged by how to properly fuel themselves at the show. That is why it is crucial to make a plan and set aside a few minutes in your day to eat well. Marisa Metzger explains that, “it is important to be healthy because you need to be sharp. I can feel a huge difference in my riding in terms of knowing where I am and being more in tune when I eat right, versus eating wrong.”

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PLANNING Having a plan is the first step to ensuring that you will eat healthy meals that will support you in riding your best. After all, showing is not a weekend getaway where you can go back to eating well on Monday. This is the weekly lifestyle of an equestrian athlete! Before heading to the show, take a few minutes to consider the following:

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Where is the local grocery store? Will you have access to a refrigerator? Or do you have a cooler? Have you downloaded local restaurant menus? Have you created a grocery list and set aside time to go shopping? TIMING Marisa's biggest challenge is having time to eat. “When you're showing 12 horses, and they are back to back, it's hard to find time to sit down and eat. So, you end up munching on things that have a lot of sugar

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that make you feel like you're doing well until you crash. If you feel like you're wavering a little bit, you have to stop and take time.”

are hungry and at the front of the line will help you to make better, healthier choices.

Packing food is the best option because you have complete control Do you eat your lunch running between rings or worse, between over what you eat. Set aside time the evening before to make your rides? Eating a meal may only take 10 – 15 minutes, so sit down, meals so you are not rushing in the morning. A morning protein breath and eat calmly, noticing the flavors, chewing your food shake may be a good solution for a quick thoroughly. Chewing leads to smooth digestion morning breakfast. Also, keeping a stash of and greater assimilation of nutrients by initiating healthy food in the tack room will help to keep the release of digestive enzymes that break down I can feel a huge you on track and eating well. Single servings food. If you are having trouble making time, set difference in my riding of nuts, veggies with hummus, fruit with nutan alarm on your phone and schedule the break butters, canned fish, and hardboiled eggs are for yourself. Taking a few extra minutes to eat in terms of knowing great options to have on hand when hunger mindfully will help you get in touch with your where I am and being strikes at the show. body and what it needs, and will also prevent more in tune when I indigestion when you ride! Remember, taking the time to fuel your body eat right, versus eating with healthy food will help to give you the wrong. energy you need to ride your best! CHOOSING Marisa is aware of what her body needs  - Marisa Metzger Kimball Willson is a certified Health Coach with to perform her best. “I am serious about an extensive background in the equestrian industry. my protein; I have to have two eggs in the As a lifelong rider and competitor, she understands the dietary and lifestyle morning every time I'm showing. I learned a couple years ago struggles faced by today's equestrian athletes. that if you don't start your day well, with a lot of protein, you She specializes in guiding and supporting riders can never catch up.”

If you have to eat at the show, try to go to the food vendors early before the crowd so you can ask them to make modifications if necessary. Look for meals that have protein for energy, such as morning eggs, the turkey breast sandwich, or a salad with chicken. Grab a menu in advance - knowing what your options are before you

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of all levels who want to gain more energy, improve their diet and lifestyle, and ultimately perform their best in the ring. Learn more and get your free copy of “3 Common Health Mistakes that are Ruining Your Ride” at EquestrianHealthCoach.com.

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Duncan McFarlane Wishes the Best for ‘Horse of a Lifetime’ By Lindsay Yandon The grand prix ring at HITS Thermal will soon be missing the antics of one Mr. Whoopy. The sale of the 12-year-old stallion to Saer Coulter and Copernicus Stables was announced last week and Whoopy (Contendro—Whoopy, Watzmann), previously owned by Simone Coxe and Duncan McFarlane, will make his way east next week with Coulter and trainers Markus and Meredith Beerbaum.



Mr. Whoopy, 12, came to McFarlane, who rides for New Zealand but is based in San Ramon, California, as a five-year-old. From the moment they met, McFarlane knew he was special. “He is the kindest horse I have ever been around and truly enjoys what he does,” he said.

McFarlane and McNaught on one of their famous hacks. 

Prix at the HITS Championship in Saugerties, New York, 3rd in the 2013 AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal and a handful of World Cup qualifying wins, Mr. Whoopy and McFarlane have experienced some of the greatest highs in the sport. “I remember walking into the ring in Saugerties for the Zoetis Million and thinking, ‘what am I doing here?’” said McFarlane. “But Whoopy really stepped up and he jumped incredibly that day.”

McFarlane and Mr. Whoopy flying high. 

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McFarlane has been riding Mr. Whoopy since the stallion was five and their top placings have McFarlane currently sitting fourth in the North American West Coast League World Cup standings. Helen McNaught, McFarlane’s wife and business partner, characterized Mr. Whoopy as the ‘horse of a lifetime’, to which McFarlane admittedly agreed. “I don’t think there’s anything this horse can’t do!” he said. “There isn’t a course in the world that he can’t jump.” Known best for their tendency to save the stallion’s jump for big events, McFarlane and McNaught did just that to land some impressive wins during their campaign together. Highlighted by a second place in the 2011 Zoetis $1 Million Grand 6 | HITS News Weekly

Coulter is spending most of the winter in Wellington, Florida, but will be in Thermal, California this week to compete Springtime in the World Cup qualifier during HITS Desert Circuit II. She’ll take Mr. Whoopy back to Wellington, before he accompanies her to show in Europe this summer.

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McFarlane admits that while it’s always a hard decision to let one of your top horses go, he sees a good match in Mr. Whoopy and Coulter. “He’s a very sensitive horse, but Saer has a great team behind her and she seems to really bond with her horses,” he said. “We have done our very best to leave him with a lot left, and I think he will continue to be great.” Duncan’s top three 3 ‘Mr. Whoopy’ moments 1. 2nd in the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix (2011) 2. 3rd in the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix (2013) 3. Win in the $100,000 Del Mar Grand Prix (2013)

“Duncan and Helen have done an incredible job producing him,” said Coulter of San Francisco. “We’ve watched him compete with Duncan for several years and always thought he was an impressive horse.” Coulter tried Mr. Whoopy in November during the Los Angeles National and, according to her, is looking forward to his playful personality. “It takes time to get to know a horse – he and Duncan were great partners – but he has an amazing personality. He is playful, but he is also very smart,” said Coulter. For McFarlane, Whoopy’s playful nature was a sure sign of happiness. “I think we can all learn a lot from this horse,” he said. “He comes out every day with a smile on his face and puts everyone around him in a good mood. He truly loves his job and I was lucky enough to be his designated driver.”

McFarlane and Mr. Whoopy celebrate a clear round in the 2011 Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties. ©ESI Photography

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Ashlee Bond Clarke and Chela LS

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Ashlee Bond Clarke Cuts Ribbon on HITS Thermal Ashlee Bond Clarke rode to an “icing on the cake” win aboard Little Valley Farms’ Chela LS in the first $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, of the season. A concussion at the Los Angeles National sidelined her in early November, and she admitted that just being back in the show ring was enough. “I was going to be happy today no matter what the results were,” she said. “Considering what happened to me, today was just a positive day.” After retiring the partner of a lifetime, Cadett 7, this year, Bond Clarke admits that she and Chela LS are developing a similar partnership.

“It’s hard to say that she is the most game horse I have ever ridden because she has big shoes to fill, but she is beyond careful, naturally fast and super smart,” said Bond Clarke of the mare she purchased from Simon Nizri in July. Chela LS will be coming ten this year. “If I get her focused and keep myself in check, she is game for anything.” While a new ride for Bond Clarke, the pair has 14 grand prix starts and already three wins under their belt. The goal, says Bond Clarke, is the World Cup Qualifiers offered at HITS Thermal during the winter circuit.

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of Mecklenburg, Germany and earned his Pferdewirtschaftsmeister - the highest level of training in Germany – early in his career. He was mentored by famed German trainers including the likes of Michael Thieme, father of 2011 Zoetis Million victor André Thieme. According to Heineking, he grew up riding casually, but always knew that one day horses would be a full-time part of his life. “I always knew that this is what I wanted to do, but I never thought it would take me here,” he said. While training and riding young horses, preparing them for a grand prix future, Heineking makes many nods to his traditional foundation. “I build a strong basis and use fundamental German methods, including speaking German to bring the horses along.”

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In the U.S., Heineking met and married Erin Davis last May before becoming head trainer at her family’s farm, October Hill. Both Heineking and Davis-Heineking took to the grand prix ring during Desert Circuit I and plan to have several horses competing in the CSI-W2* events coming up during II and IV. “I am lucky enough to have very capable horses and the goal is to hopefully qualify for some big classes and get Selena to the International scene,” said Heineking.

Christian Heineking tops the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix Rider Rankings and will look to leave his mark on the upcoming circuit. Photo by Lindsay Yandon

The stylish, soft-spoken Heineking started the Desert Circuit off on top of the AIG Million Standings, but will have six weeks of competition to defend his title. No matter the outcome, there is one sure thing about AIG Million Sunday – not a single person will be thinking “Heineking who?”. HITS News Weekly | 9


Circuit Standings Top 3 - Hunters - Week I HORSE

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Jenny Karazissis Hope Glynn Heidi Snider Evans

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Stephanie Goodson Sarah Bigbee Katie Cook

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Tiffany Sandor Patricia Brooke Stephanie Von Gortler

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Harriet Posner Patricia Brutten Patricia Brutten

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Debra Powers Linda Priboth Debra Chambers

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Emily Winkler Emma Gerber Tiffany Sullivan

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Alexis Meadows Taylor Siebel Chelsea Samuels

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Lee Kellogg Sadrian Julie Hancock Amy Gallagher

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John French Holly Scapa Didi MacKenzie

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Hope Glynn Garrett Warner John French

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Briana Sukert Elli Yeager Kaitlyn Lovingfoss

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Grace Tuton Ayanna Frey Madison David

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Alexa Leong Kailin Kerzner Alexa Leong

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Philip Cillis John French Jenny Karazissis

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John French Carleton Brooks John Bragg

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Photos by Lindsay Yandon and Joe Norick 1. Erin Davis-Heineking at attention before her HITS Thermal debut. 2. The Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium was a popular hacking spot on move-in day. 3. Hope Glynn’s boot did all the talking after she had three horses in the top ten of the Devoucoux Hunter Prix. 4. Henri Hall, Champion in the HITS Adult Hunter 2’9” division, was named Horze Equestrian Champion of the week. 5. Staying warm in the desert. 6. Bayer joined the HITS Sponsor family in 2014 – who’s headed east for the Bayer’s Legend® (hyaluronate sodium) Injectable Solution $250,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix. 7. 44 days until the 2014 AIG Million. 8. John Anderson and Kelly Hirsch of Canada’s Rocky Mountain Show Jumping. 9. Beth Bowlen, daughter of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, was sporting her Broncos gear in between rides. 10. The Platinum Club makes its HITS Thermal debut. 11. Learning courses at Hunter 2. 12. Enduardo Menezes earns some hardware.

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JH Sporthorses Alexa Leong Bianca Jenkins

Dalan Laughlin Peyton Warren Bianca Jenkins

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Corinne Bevis Harriet Posner Michele Stabile

John French Archibald Cox Jamie Taylor

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Alexandra Mc Donald Sabrina Hellman Patricia Brutten

Henri Hall Sarah Hellman Patricia Brutten

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Briana Sukert Briana Sukert Nancy Moore

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Megan Henderson Nan Johnston Marta Mazess

Megan Henderson Laura Mormann John French

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Mountain Home Stables Mountain Home Stables Grady Lyman

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Mark Miness Tara Heffernan Maile Burtech

Eliza Foster Tara Heffernan Maile Burtech

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Dogwood Hill LLC Morgan Dickerson Emma Waldfogel

Destry Spielberg Morgan Dickerson Emma Waldfogel

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Amateur Alec Lawler Impresses in Grand Prix Ring After riding in a Junior/Amateur-Owner High Jumper Classic earlier in the day, Alec Lawler of Atherton, California stepped up to the big time on Sunday and bested a field of 32 horse-and-rider combinations in the $50,000 Tuff Rider/Equine Couture Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis. The senior earth systems major at Stanford University rides with Burt Mutch, and admits that “the goal” is to ride professionally upon his graduation. “We are here aiming for the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix and both World Cup Qualifiers while we are here in Thermal,” said Lawler. Anyone watching Sunday’s event at HITS Thermal would agree that Lawler has the talent and the horses to get him to the top of the sport. He piloted two self-owned mounts with Agamemnon and Dauphin De Muze, jumping to the blue with the latter, an 11-yearold imported Belgian Warmblood gelding.

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Saturday, February 1 is Pony Club Day at HITS! United States Pony Club (USPC) members from all over Southern California will visit HITS Thermal February 1. USPC develops character, leadership, confidence and sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses, riding and a variety of mounted sports. What separates USPC from other youth equestrian organizations is the emphasis that is placed on horse management. HORSE

Large Pony Hunter Kingston Party Favor Salt Water Taffy Large Schooling Pony Hunter Whatdoyasay Party Favor Salt Water Taffy Long/Short Stirrup Hunters Ice Breaker Pixczar Miracle on 34th Low Hunter Frederick Boss Campari Medium Pony Hunter Always Happy Madeline Maybelline Medium Schooling Pony Hunter Fine Art Astro Boy Madeline Modified Adult Hunter Charmant Pops Panda Cosette Modified Child Hunter Mr. Darcy Senator Levity Modified Junior Hunter 3'3" Cafe de Colombia Crusader Quesera Performance Hunter 3'3" Tuscany Norwegian Wood Lassalle Performance Hunter 3'6" - 3'9" King's Peak Zarah R55 Triton Z Pre-Adult Hunter Andiamo Panta Ray Lanaken 14 | HITS News Weekly

Stop by the Pony Club booth located just outside the GoRentals VIP Club to bid on silent auction items. All proceeds will benefit the USPC National Competition in Kentucky. If any riders, trainers or ex “pony clubers� are interested in getting involved with Pony Club Day at HITS, see Elizabeth in the horse show office.

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JH Sporthorses John Bragg Kaitlyn Lovingfoss

Dalan Laughlin Brooke Morin Kaitlyn Lovingfoss

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Bianca Jenkins John Bragg Kaitlyn Lovingfoss

Bianca Jenkins Brooke Morin Kaitlyn Lovingfoss

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Stella Wasserman Dawn Bodell Rolling Acres

Stella Wasserman Dawn Bodell Luke Jensen

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Sabrina Hellman Laura Wasserman Helen Mc Evoy

Hope Glynn John French Hope Glynn

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Laura Strasburg Margaret McGovern Alivia Hart

Brooke Morin Alivia Hart Alivia Hart

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Bianca Jenkins Walden Farm Margaret McGovern

Bianca Jenkins Kailin Kerzner Alivia Hart

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Courtney Sibert Barbara Brown Susan Thompson

Courtney Sibert Barbara Brown Susan Thompson

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Annie Thomas Kailin Kerzner Tommi Stockham

Augusta Iwasaki Kailin Kerzner Tommi Stockham

22 20 12

Mountain Home Stables Pastorino Hay & Ranch Supply Inc John Bragg

Hunter Siebel Paige Pastorino Grady Lyman

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Emily Sukert Kelly Straeter Emma Townsend

Jenny Karazissis Jenny Karazissis Hope Glynn

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Emma Waldfogel Corry Smallegange Kaitlyn Van Konynenburg

Hope Glynn Jenny Karazissis Carleton Brooks

30 26 10

Shabe Behzadpour Allison Barrett Haley Farms, LLC

Shabe Behzadpour Allison Barrett Stephanie Love

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Pre-Child Hunter Horse Memphis Mr. Darcy WT Who Knew Pre-Green Hunter Boss Shangri-La Sorbet Regular Conformation Hunter Carma Idyllic Bay Lane Second Year Green Hunter Comex Gold Undeniable Y Wonder Y Small Junior Hunter 16-17 Illusion Zaretina Pringle Small Pony Hunter Small Introduction Heavenly Patch of Blue All That Small Schooling Pony Hunter Bit of Flurries All That Land's End Wye Me Thermal Adult Hunter 2'3" Special Delivery Endeavor Nigel Thermal Child Hunter 2'3" Gentry Summertime Sgt.Pepper Training Hunter WT Who Knew Autobahn Shadow Box

OWNER

RIDER

POINTS

Elizabeth Gabler Annie Thomas Wild Turkey Farm, LLC

Annalise Gabler Augusta Iwasaki Katie Lee

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Laura Wasserman Shari Roseboom Grace Tuton

John French Nick Haness Tracy Burroughs

37 11 11

Montana Coady Ann Thornton Noelle Wolf

John French John Bragg John French

49 33 28

Lee Kellogg Sadrian Kelly Straeter West Coast Equine Partners LLC

John French Jenny Karazissis Jenny Karazissis

33 31 14.5

Dogwood Hill LLC Brian Wee Lily Blavin

Destry Spielberg Emma Waldfogel Lily Blavin

34 24 23.5

Iwasaki & Reilly Kellie Purfoy Sonoma Valley Stables Inc

Augusta Iwasaki Anna Moellenhoff Avery Glynn

51 27.5 18

Avery/ Sonoma Valley Stables Glynn Sonoma Valley Stables Inc Alexa Leong

Avery Glynn Avery Glynn Alexa Leong

28 20.5 20.5

Moonlite Beach LLC Linda Gatti Sears Eleanor Hellman

Jerrie Calandra Claire Sears Sabrina Hellman

20 20 16

Rosie Garlock Pastorino Hay & Ranch Supply Inc Caroline Goodman

Brooke Morin Paige Pastorino Caroline Goodman

22 20 16

Wild Turkey Farm, LLC Jordan Matteri Alexandra Mc Donald

Hope Glynn Hope Glynn Henri Hall

38 12 10

John French Wins, Named Charles Owen Leading Hunter Rider The West Coast’s top hunter riders flexed their muscles this weekend at HITS Thermal and battled for top prizes in the first $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix of the HITS Desert Circuit. John French of Woodside, California and Jenny Karazissis of Calabasas, California traded off at the top, with French collecting first and third, while Karazissis was second and fourth. French and Elizabeth Gabler’s Soldier were the pair to beat, earning a pair of 87s for the top prize. French imported Soldier, an eightyear-old gelding from Ireland, two years ago and sold him to Gabler. “He is such an easy going horse,” said French. “He has done the Medals and the Maclays with Sophie Simpson and did the WIHS Equitation Finals at the Washington International Horse Show last year as a seven-year old.”

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Circuit Standings Top 3 - Jumpers - Week I HORSE

Adult Amateur Jumper Low Boulahrouz Zalza Azura K Adult Jumper 18-35 Precious Bonaparte Pikador Adult Jumper 36-49 Traveler Arwin Wakyra Adult Jumper 50 & Over Musketeer Sharper Image Sotnia Child Jumper 15/U Lexia B I Adore Fadora Jays Way Child Jumper 16-17 Sherry Lady Voodoo Peninsula Fly Boy Child Jumper Low Lexia B Quaya Cassal's Diamond Level 3 Jumper Ariva Jensma Zodan Vicky D'Omia N Level 4 Jumper Nalisco Tatabra W Natal No Nonsense Z Modified Child/Adult Jumper U Rascal Livingston Godspeed Amateur Jumper Low Alonzo Enfuego Forget Me Knot Amateur Owner Jumper Medium Darcilion Conamour Ballintogher Mustateer Junior Jumper Low Quattro Ariva Jensma Orion CWF Junior Jumper Medium Manchester Conquistador Carl Casim 18 | HITS News Weekly

OWNER

RIDER

POINTS

Shannon Becker Gavin Brodin Hannah Maley

Shannon Becker Gavin Brodin Hannah Maley

20 10 10

McLain Ward Dinnia DiGennaro Brenna Puckett

Ariel Black Dinnia DiGennaro Brenna Puckett

16 15 10

Christine O'Hanlon Jorge Zavala Christine O'Hanlon

Christine O'Hanlon Jorge Zavala Christine O'Hanlon

32 20 16

Blue Meadows, LLC Deanna Van Valer Melanie Rapp

Leslie Cox Melanie Rapp Melanie Rapp

17 15.5 14

Gigi Papasavvas Katie Munson Kenzie Sullivan

Gigi Papasavvas Katie Munson Kenzie Sullivan

24 12 10

Peyton Warren Robert Blanchette Marilyn Dawson-Dixon

Alexa Avila Lena Block Mia Bray

26 15 10

Gigi Papasavvas Hannah Loly Maryam Ghassemi

Gigi Papasavvas Hannah Loly Maryam Ghassemi

31 12 10

Emily Moffitt Amy Emerson Laura Gregg

Emily Moffitt Susan Hutchison Helen McNaught-McFarlane

14 12 10

Katie Cameron Simone Coxe P2 Capital LLC

Hugh Mutch Hugh Mutch Toni McIntosh

22 16 14

Melanie Brooks Abby Lincoln Rachel M. Torok

Melanie Brooks Julia Hanssen Rachel M. Torok

20 14 10

Ali Ramsay Margrethe Peggy Munkdale Alana Butler

Ali Ramsay Margrethe Peggy Munkdale Alana Butler

476 300 228

Caroline Shone Caroline Delehanty Gavin Brodin

Dominique Shone Caroline Delehanty Gavin Brodin

273 267.4 267

Eduardo Menezes Emily Moffitt Madison Myro

Kelsey Maloney Emily Moffitt Madison Myro

254 202 191

Alexandra Worthington Sarah Jane Haskins Peyton Warren

Alexandra Worthington Sarah Jane Haskins Peyton Warren

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Junior/A-O Jumper High Heraldo S Kalvinretto Ramazzotti 54 Level 5 Jumper Elle Apropros N' Liefnebber Vicky D'Omia N Level 6 Jumper SIG Excel Acorina No More Talk Level 7 Jumper Welfare Banba Quidam Blue Level 8 Jumper Coupido Mercedes Benz Ace Legis Touch The Sun YJC 6 Year-Olds Chuck Norris Detroit 32 Brave YJC 7 & 8 Year-Olds Ace of Hearts Chaya Cristalle Casena

OWNER

RIDER

POINTS

Mei Mei Zhu C&M Partnership LLC Adrienne Dixon

Mei Mei Zhu Caroline Lynn Adrienne Dixon

270 252 180

Mark Cassar Shaine Sotski Laura Gregg

Kristin Hardin Chris Surbey Helen McNaught-McFarlane

1016 570 509.2

SIG International, Inc. Monarch International Amanda Nichols

Susan Hutchison William Simpson Guy Thomas

1302 616 540

Shalanno Farms LLC Dutch Signe Ostby Juniper Farms & Equitop Farms

Andrew Ramsay Karl Cook Jill Henselwood

432 348 288

Carlos Hank Jr Abigail Weese LEGISequine.com

Eduardo Menezes Abigail Weese Jenni McAllister

4500 3300 2250

Marina Skye Bynum Enrique Gonzalez Jacqueline Attwood-Dupont

Peter Petschenig Mandy Porter Erin Duffy

300 250 220

Little Valley Farms Rebecca Lewis Eduardo Menezes

Ashlee Bond Clarke Mandy Porter Enrique Gonzalez

250 150 150

Katie Cook Meets Her Match Katie Cook had never jumped a jump on Symphony, owned by Amy Knox, before she arrived at HITS Thermal last week. The pair became fast friends, however, jumping to three blue ribbons during Week I, winning the Marshall & Sterling Adult Medal on

Katie Cook and Symphony

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Friday and guiding Symphony to the top of an Adult Hunter class on Saturday before winning the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix on Sunday.

SVS Signature Sport Horse Auction Debuts at HITS Thermal

“This horse jumps great from anywhere,” said Cook. “I always know that whatever the distance, he is always going to give me a great effort.”

SVS Horse Sales proudly announces the HITS Desert Circuit debut of its Signature Sport Horse Auction on Saturday, February 8 in the Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. The auction will get underway at 5pm and will be accompanied by refreshments. All horses in the SVS Sport Horse Auction will be stables on the HITS Desert horse Park grounds for the traditional SVS trial and viewing February 3-7. During the days before the auction, horses will be available by appointment, so that riders, professional and amateur, can test-drive their selected horses. To schedule a trial, please contact Jodi Johnson at 602-329-4585.

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Circuit Standings Top 3 - Equitation - Week I

Adult 2'6" Equitation Adult 2'9" Equitation Adult Equitation Adult Equitation 18-35 Beginner Equitation Equitation 11 & Under Equitation 12-13 Equitation 14-15 Equitation 16-17 Junior Limit Equitation Junior Maiden Equitation Long Stirrup Equitation Pony Equitation

Owner Points

Gail Forrest Linda Swanson Katie Russell Margaret Schliessler Shannon Becker Amy Self Nori Burby Karen O'Leonard Tonia Cook Looker Emily Winkler Marta Mazess Serena Anand Shiloh Roseboom Brynn Schwichtenberg Tommi Stockham Elli Yeager Caroline Goodman Emily Perkins India Brittenham Alexis Oleary Madison Myro Marnina Seller Lauren Quigley Alexandra Ladove Claire Follmer Skylar Nelson Alexis Oleary Reilly Quagliano Anna Lise Ericson Alexa Kathleen May Burnett Alexandra (Scout) Thompson Katie Lee Luke Jensen Braeden Morrison Sabine Buchwald Bianca Jenkins Kaitlyn Lovingfoss Anna Moellenhoff

11 9 7 18 13 5 10 9 7 15 10 7 8 8 14 13 11 15 8 7 20 9 5 12 6 5 11 8 7 14 13 8 13 12 10 15 8 5

Eduardo Sanchez Navarro Makes Mexico Proud Rising to the occasion that was Martin Otto’s course, Eduardo Sanchez Navarro of Cruz Manca, Mexico topped a field of 26 as the only double-clear effort in Sunday’s High Junior/ Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, presented by Bayer’s Legend. He piloted his own Alfie Scappino BMW. “I thought the course would be a challenge and that there would be very few clear,” said Navarro. “The design turned out to be just right, however. The numbers were perfect.” Seven advanced to the jump-off. The first week of competition at HITS Thermal was a confidence builder for Navarro and the perfect preface for his foremost goal – to move up to the grand prix level later in the circuit. “We started the circuit getting the horses back into showing, but Alfie jumped great and I look forward to getting him into a grand prix soon,” he said. 20 | HITS News Weekly

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2014 AIG Million Grand Prix Rider Standings - Updated 1.27.14 Thermal, CA

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 40

Rider Christian Heineking Mandy Porter Alec Lawler Andrew Ramsay Jenni McAllister Nayel Nassar Vinton Karrasch Duncan McFarlane Josephina Nor-Lantzman Eduardo Menezes Will Simpson Saer Coulter Eric Navet Francois Esteves Francie Steinwedell-Carvin Francisco Pasquel Susan Hutchison Bretton Chad Justin Resnik Ashlee Bond Clarke Tatiana Dzavik Andres Rodriguez Tasha Visokay Erin Davis-Heineking John Anderson Peter Petschenig Jamie Barge

Horse NKH Selena Con Capilot Dauphin De Muze Adamo Van't Steenputje Casseur de Prix Lordan Coral Reef Baloufino Mr. Whoopy Chello Z La Fleur 4 Acorina Springtime quanto Fino 2 Cord 11 Taunus Othelo Du Park Sig Zuleika Santa Catarina LS La Silla Carismo Z Chela LS Dahlia Caballito Caspa 7 October Hill's Concho Terrific Saint Quentin Lasse

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Sum of prize money 34,800.00 33,047.50 25,545.00 24,750.00 22,155.00 21,040.00 20,735.00 17,150.00 14,300.00 13,500.00 12,000.00 11,135.00 10,800.00 9,500.00 9,000.00 8,800.00 8,800.00 8,200.00 7,600.00 7,500.00 6,400.00 5,952.50 5,900.00 5,500.00 5,500.00 5,330.00 5,250.00

Gabriella Salick Joie Gatlin Michelle Parker Allyssa Hecht Tiffany Sullivan Elizabeth Gingras Jennifer Goddard Lane Clark Misti Cassar Eduardo Sanchez Navarro John Perez Laura Jane Tidball Chris Pratt

Centuria 2 Miss Cashcall Socrates De Midos Calero Tristan Floreen SFN Lucky Lord 20 Kiss The Sky Poeme D'Amour Alfie Ranville Prim'De Lairaud Poker De Virton

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

5,200.00 5,200.00 4,400.00 4,157.50 3,280.00 3,000.00 2,500.00 2,460.00 2,452.50 2,400.00 2,400.00 1,910.00 1,600.00

Number of Qualifying HITS Weeks 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*In order to be eligible to for the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, a rider needs to compete in at least one (1) Qualifying Grand Prix at four (4) or more HITS Desert Circuit shows prior to the week of the AIG Million. Once a rider has competed in a Qualifying Grand Prix at four (4) or more HITS Desert Circuit shows, the money won on their leading horse will place them in the 2014 AIG Million Rider Rankings. 22 | HITS News Weekly

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Calendar of Events DC II  28 

January 27 - February 2 TUESDAY

DC IV February 17-23 18TUESDAY

THURSDAY

19WEDNESDAY

8 am - 3 pm: Reception with Hill & Piibe immigration attorneys behind barn 5/6. Appointments welcome. Refreshments available.

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2 pm: $33,500 HITS Desert Classic, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

31 

FRIDAY

8 am: $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in Outside Course. 10 am: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Outside Course. 12 pm: $1,000 Pony Hunter Prix in Outside Course.

1

SATURDAY

10 am - 8 pm: Pony Club Day at HITS. 6 pm: Pony Club Dinner in Go Rentals VIP Club. 6:30 pm: $50,000 Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix CSI-W2*, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

2

SUNDAY

11 am: $10,000 Junior/Amateur Owner High Jumper Classic, presented by Bayer’s Legend in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1 pm: Horze Equestrian Parade of Champions in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:30 pm: Charles Owen Leading Hunter Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:45 pm: Leadline Class in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 2 pm: $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 3 pm: CardFlex Groom's Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

DC III  February 3-9 7FRIDAY 4 pm: $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

8SATURDAY

5 pm: SVS Sport Horse Auction in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

9SUNDAY

8 am: $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in Outside Course. 10 am: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Outside Course. Hors d'oeuvres available at the ring. 11 am: $10,000 Junior/Amateur Owner High Jumper Classic, presented by Bayer’s Legend in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 12:30 pm: JPC Equestrian Mid-Circuit and Horze Equestrian Parade of Champions in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:30 pm: Charles Owen Leading Hunter Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:45 pm: Leadline class in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 2 pm: $50,000 GoRentals Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 3 pm: CardFlex Groom's Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

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February 10-16

8 am - 3 pm: Reception with Hill & Piibe immigration attorneys behind barn 5/6. Appointments welcome. Refreshments available.

TBD American Holsteiner Mare Inspection in Hunter 7 and Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. TBD American Holsteiner Mare Inspection Cocktail Reception in the Go Rentals VIP Club.

20THURSDAY

3 pm: CardFlex Groom's Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 3-6 pm: Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitor Bureau Reception at Go Rentals VIP Club.

DC VI March 3-9 4TUESDAY 8 am - 3 pm: Reception with Hill & Piibe immigration attorneys behind barn 5/6. Appointments welcome. Refreshments available.

7FRIDAY

8 am: $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in Outside Course. 11 am: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Outside Course.

8 am: $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in Outside Course. 11 am: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Outside Course. 4 pm: $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 4 pm: $1,000 Pony Hunter Prix in Outside Course.

22SATURDAY

9SUNDAY

2 pm: $33,500 HITS Desert Classic, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

21FRIDAY

6:30 pm: $50,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix CSI-W 2*, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

23SUNDAY

10 am - 2 pm: Purina Animal Nutrition Kids Day at the Grand Prix Ring. 11 am: $10,000 Junior/Amateur Owner High Jumper Classic, presented by Bayer’s Legend in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 12:30-4 pm: CVCT Charity Luncheon and Silent Auction. 1 pm: Horze Equestrian Parade of Champions in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:30 pm: Charles Owen Leading Hunter Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:45 pm: Leadline class in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 2 pm: $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 3 pm: CardFlex Groom's Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

DC V

February 24 - March 2

28FRIDAY 4 pm: $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

1SATURDAY

12 pm: Gracie’s Emporium Tack Room Decorating Contest judging by Gracie’s Emporium and Kathy Hobstetter.

2SUNDAY

8 am: $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in Outside Course. 11 am: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Outside Course. 11 am: $10,000 Junior/Amateur Owner High Jumper Classic, presented by Bayer’s Legend in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1 pm: Horze Equestrian Parade of Champions in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:30 pm: Gracie’s Emporium Tack Room Decoration Contest Awards and Charles Owen Leading Hunter Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:45 pm Leadline class in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 2 pm: $50,000 Horze Equestrian Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

11 am: $10,000 Junior/Amateur Owner High Jumper Classic, presented by Bayer’s Legend in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1 pm: Horze Equestrian Parade of Champions in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:30 pm: Charles Owen Leading Hunter Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:45 pm: Leadline class in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 2 pm: $50,000 CardFlex Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 3 pm: CardFlex Groom's Award in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

DC VII March 10-16 14FRIDAY 8 am: $5,000 Platinum Performance Hunter prix in Outside Course. 10 am: $50,000 East vs. West Hunter Challenge Round 1 in Outside Course. 2 pm: $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Wild Card, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 4 pm: $3,500 Junior/Amateur-Owner Young Rider Qualifying Class in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 6 pm: R.W. Mutch Equitation Championship in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

15SATURDAY

8 am: $25,000 California Horsetrader Junior/ Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic High in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 12 pm: $50,000 East vs. West Hunter Challenge Final Round in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium.

16SUNDAY*

1 pm: Horseware Ireland Grand Circuit and Horze Equestrian Parade of Champions in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 1:45 pm: Leadline class in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. 2 pm: AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium. *All rings will be finished by 12 pm on Sunday, March 16.

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