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OCALA

NATIONS CUP EDITION CSIO4* ™

HITS NEWS WEEKLY

Vol. 3 No. 2 February 20, 2015

IRELAND WINS FEI NATIONS CUP Team U.S.A. Makes Valliant Effort

KEYS TO THE CITY

by Emily Glass

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HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri took the limelight Tuesday, February 10, as Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn presented Struzzieri with a Key to the City at a welcome reception, and read a proclamation declaring Wednesday, February 11, through Sunday, February 15, as “HITS Horse Shows Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Week.” Mayor Guinn also gave each Chef d’Equipe of the teams competing in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™, presented by Edge Brewing Barcelona, an engraved Key to the City as a keepsake for their stay in Ocala. Darragh Kenny, Lorcan Gallagher, Kevin Babington and Conor Swail led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine give the sold out crowd a wave after winning the FEI Nations Cup. ©ESI Photography

Darragh Kenny, Lorcan Gallagher, Kevin Babington and Conor Swail, led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine, had the luck of the Irish on their side as they took home top honors in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™, presented by Edge Brewing Barcelona at HITS Ocala CSIO4* on Friday, February 13. Coming to Ocala with a strong squad, the Irish team left the Sunshine State with another FEI Nations Cup™ title under their belts and their share of a $200,000 purse. The Stage is Set The sun was shining as the Nations Cup Opening Ceremony began in the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium, and a memorable day in Ocala’s horse sport history was underway. During a presentation of the flags by a local

high school color guard with the U.S. National Anthem performed by a brass ensemble, one horse and rider from each participating country stood center stage, undoubtedly hoping to return to that spot at the Prize Giving Ceremony, later that day. A packed grandstand, sold out VIP, and two live webcasts looked on as six nations - Canada, Colombia, the United States, Mexico, Venezuela and Ireland - took their turns over a two-round competition course of 15 efforts set at 1.50m, designed by Martin Otto of Muenster, Germany. Irish Get Lucky on Friday the 13th First to represent his home-country was Darragh Kenny, riding Oakland Ventures (Continued on page 3)

Guinn said, as he affixed a seal on the proclamation, “I urge the residents of (Continued on page 8)


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round of the day, ultimately gaining a leg up on the competition for first place. Throughout his ride, Swail’s teammates were giddy with excitement at the thought of taking home the prize. “It was my horse’s first Nations Cup and it was same for Kevin’s, and it was Lorcan’s first time to ride a Nations Cup while Darragh Kenny was on his speed horse,” said Swail. “When you’re riding on a good horse, and having had a nice first round, I was trying to be smooth and do a similar job that she had already done,” Swail continued. “It felt very good, I didn’t have to work too hard and thankfully it all went really well today.” Dressed in signature Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ garb of sashes and coolers, Team Ireland galloped into the prize-giving ceremony beaming with pride welcomed by an applauding audience of equine enthusiasts, HITS exhibitors and Marion County residents alike. Many onlookers waved flags of the six nations represented while the Irish fan zone’s cheers carried into the wind.

Georgina Bloomberg and Juvina go double-clear in the FEI Nations Cup at HITS Ocala.

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LLC’s Picolo. They were quick to set the tone for the afternoon with a clean round right out of the gate. On deck for the Irish, 23-year-old Lorcan Gallagher with Diktator van de Boslandhoeve, owned by Spy Coast Farm, LLC and Shane Sweetnam, impressed in his first-ever FEI Nations Cup™ to give Ireland their second clear round of the day. Clean trips continued for many individuals, including Ireland’s Kevin Babington and Conor Swail, placing Ireland with an impressive zero total penalties as the first round came to a close. After the FEI Nations Cup™ scoring format was applied, dropping the highest penalty from each team, the standings going into the second round had Ireland, Colombia and Canada tied for first with zero faults, the USA and Venezuela tied for fourth with four faults and Mexico in sixth with 12 faults. “The course designer did a fantastic job. The footing felt great. He was sympathetic in the first round and significantly tougher in the second round,” said Ireland’s Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine. Of the three leading teams, Ireland was first to take the ring in round two with Kenny facing eight penalties along the way to drop his team down the leaderboard. Lorcan followed with what started as a strong round but soon ended with a foot in the tape at the water jump resulting in four faults, which at the time, was just enough to keep Ireland in the game for a podium finish. The pressure was on for the remaining Irish riders, knowing that both had to go clear for a shot at first. Babington and his mount, Shorapur, owned by Shorapur LLC, cleared the course again igniting a match for first between the U.S. and Ireland. “She’s a fighter. It’s her first Nations Cup and I’m very proud of her for two clean rounds. She doesn’t give up,” said Babington. The last attempt for the Irish and 22nd in the order, Conor Swail with Grafton, owned by Susan and Ariel Grange, delivered his next clear Vol. 3 No. 2

“We’re four great lads, we always try to come prepared and we love jumping in the Nations Cups. We’re thankful it all went very well,” said Swail. Red, White and Beezie: A Double Clear Secures Second Place The U.S. Show Jumping Team put forth a determined effort in the FEI Nations Cup as they jumped to a second-place finish. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, the crew of international veterans finished on a score of eight faults over the two rounds, just four faults behind Ireland. Lauren Hough led off for the U.S. with the Ohlala Group’s talented 12-yearold Swedish Warmblood mare, Ohlala. In both rounds the pair produced four-fault efforts. Jumping in the second spot for the Americans was Georgina Bloomberg with the scopey Juvina. Gotham North Enterprizes, LLC’s 14-year-old Austrian Warmblood mare produced one of six double clears to help the United States to a second-place finish. Laura Kraut and Cherry Knoll Farm’s Cedric looked on track to produce clear trips in both rounds until the triple combination at 11. In round one, the pair incurred four jumping faults and a further two time faults for a refusal at the A element, and in round two a miscommunication in the two strides from B to C resulted in eight jumping faults and seven time faults for a rail and a circle after the combination. Beezie Madden once again jumped in her familiar anchor position for the U.S. with Abigail Wexner’s 16-year-old KWPN gelding Simon. The 2013 Rolex/FEI World Cup Jumping Final champions also added their names to the double clear list with two immaculate rounds to ensure the U.S. finished on eight faults and ultimately securing a top two placing. “I’m so happy with Simon; he made my job really easy. I couldn’t have asked for anything more from him,” said Madden. “We were really supported by a great team today.” The U.S. leads the North and Central America & Caribbean League in qualifying for the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final after earning 100 points in Ocala. HITS News Weekly | 3


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Q&A WITH TEAM IRELAND’S LORCAN GALLAGHER

by Emily Glass

Nations Cup Newcomer Takes Home Blue Ribbon and Nations Cup MVP Nod

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2015 Thermal Edition Publisher Thomas Struzzieri Associate Publisher Kristen Vale-Mosack Editor-in-Chief Emily Stoermer EmilyS@hitsshows.com Staff Writer Emily Glass Georgina Bloomberg and Juvina go double-clear in the FEI Nations Cup at HITS Ocala.

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Lorcan Gallagher has participated in his fair share of notable jumping classes but his latest accomplishment may take the cake. At just 23-years-old, the Irish team newcomer secured his first FEI Nations Cup team win at HITS Ocala CSIO4*. HITS sat down with Lorcan (and teammate Conor Swail) for a play-by-play of his Nations Cup debut, and got the inside scoop on what is sure to be a bright future. HITS: Tell me about your road to Ocala and how you prepared for Nations Cup? LG: It was only a couple of months ago that there was a possibility of me coming here. I’ve been showing in Wellington, Florida, in a few of the bigger classes including the World Cup qualifier in December and the Saturday night Grand Prix. My horse has been jumping big so it wasn’t much different for this. He came here in pretty good form, but not on top of his fitness because we gave him a break after December. He feels like he’s getting back to his best now. HITS: It’s Round 1 of your first Nations Cup and you’re second to go on your team – what is going through your mind before you enter the ring? LG: I don’t really ever get too nervous beforehand. I was excited and trying to treat it like any other class at the start. When I went in and jumped the first round clear, I got a little pumped up. After Darragh jumped clear, then watching Kevin and Conor - I got more nervous watching them than I did for myself! HITS: How did that differ for round two? You were second again for the team, but this time following Darragh who was clean in Round 1 but had had 8 faults. Vol. 3 No. 2

LG: In round two, after Darragh, I wanted to make sure I put in a good round and another clear, but unfortunately I put a foot on the tape [at the water]. At the time it looked like our sails were kind of down and I knew America was coming back. Canada had rails that you wouldn’t have expected - I believe Yann had a foot in water, Ian had the same and then Eric had a fence down - but if one of those didn’t, then we would have been going to a jump-off. I was coming out of the ring after having a foot in the water thinking ‘this could be costly’. Luckily, Kevin and Conor came after and bailed us out of it. CS: We got ourselves into a great position after round one. Darragh went in and had two down which was a disappointing ride but he had a great round one and sometimes these things happen. Lorcan’s ride was very important to us. He needed to go clear or have only four for us to stay in it, so it was a key round for us. Thankfully he did a great job. HITS: During Conor’s second trip, you, Darragh, Kevin and Ireland’s Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine were all standing together fists in the air and jumping with excitement. How did you feel when he went clear over (Continued on page 8) the last jump?

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how they respond to day-to-day market activity. Unfortunately, studies have shown most investors’ actual results fall short – substantially – of the overall market. What are they doing wrong? Historically, one mistake many investors have made has been to allow their emotions to cloud their decision-making. For example, they have panicked and sold when the market has declined and then were too slow to get back into the market in time to participate in its recovery. Rather than attempting to time the market, the report recommends investors consider having an investment plan with an asset allocation designed to help them work toward their long-term goals with a level of risk they’re comfortable with. Asset allocation is how a portfolio is divided up among different types of investments, primarily stocks, bonds, and cash alternatives. Although there are no guarantees, especially in a declining market, asset allocation can help reduce a portfolio’s volatility over time. Instead of buying and selling based on today’s market news, the report recommends sticking with your plan, periodically rebalancing your portfolio back to your target allocations, and adjusting your plan when you experience a significant life event – a birth, marriage, death, etc. If you’re interested in learning more about these and other issues, you can get a complimentary copy of our “Ten Things Investors Should Know Today” report by contacting me at Antonio G. Coppola 866.810.6917 | antonio.coppola@wfadvisors.com Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC, Member SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

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2015 GREAT AMERICAN GRAND PRIX PRELIMINARY TOP 40 RIDER STANDINGS - UPDATED 2.18.15

2015 Great American $1 Million Grand Prix Preliminary Top 40 Rider Standings - Updated 2.18.15 Rank

Rider

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Laura Kraut Tracy Fenney Kevin Babington Andre Thieme Aaron Vale Lisa Goldman Callan Solem McLain Ward Kirk Webby Nicolas Pizarro Kaitlin Campbell Candice King Kris Killam Juan Pablo Betancourt Ian Millar Georgina Bloomberg Christine McCrea Jared Petersen Laura Linback Kama Godek Charlie Jayne Pablo Barrios Sofia Larrea Haley Gassel Alex Granato Dorothy Douglas Sulu Rose-Reed Todd Minikus Jerome Navet Adrienne Iverson Amanda Flint Dr. Fernando Cardenas Jordan Coyne Beezie Madden Derek Petersen Daniel Damen Lauren Hough Bryn Sadler Kelley Robinson Brian Walker Erin Haas

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Cedric MTM Centano Shorapur Conthendrix Quidam's Good Luck Centurion B VDL Wizard HH Ashley Brando Du Rouet Barbaro Rocky W Kismet 50 Black Diamond Troya Retiro Baranus Juvina Wannick WH Titus 2:11 HH Dauphin Air Force One Playboy Zara Leandra Aplicatia Quite Dark 2 Mullaghdrin Rado S & L Elite Envy Quality Girl Sirius Brown Donar R Balotan Quincy Car Lazaro Simon Cassevel Fons Van't Gey Zever Reconnaissance Bon Giorno Enzo Tamara 296 As Di Chupito

Sum of prize money

# of Eligible (Sunday) Grand Prix

$49,500.00 $43,250.00 $30,000.00 $22,500.00 $20,250.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $11,500.00 $11,000.00 $11,000.00 $10,750.00 $9,750.00 $9,000.00 $8,680.00 $8,250.00 $7,750.00 $7,520.00 $7,500.00 $6,800.00 $6,750.00 $6,500.00 $6,400.00 $6,250.00 $5,500.00 $5,100.00 $4,500.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 $3,000.00 $3,000.00 $3,000.00 $2,500.00 $2,040.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00

1 4 1 1 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 2 5 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 4 3 2 0

*In order to be eligible to for the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix, a rider needs to compete in three (3) or more qualifying Sunday Grand Prix at HITS. Once a rider has competed in three (3) qualifying Sunday Grand Prix, the money won on their leading horse will place them in the 2015 Great American Rider Rankings.

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(Q&A with Team Ireland’s Lorcan Gallagher, continued from page 5)

(Keys to the City, continued from page 1)

our community, and communities across the country, to continue supporting HITS Horse Shows and the growth of horse sports, and to remember the value the equine industry brings to Ocala’s economy - this week and throughout the year.”

Conor Swail cruised through the FEI Nations Cup course with two clean rounds.

LG: It’s a feeling I’ve never had before. To win a class individually is great, but my first Nations Cup - that feeling of winning with friends - was just amazing. To do it for a team, our Nation as well, it’s been unbelievable. I remember when I was a junior, I was at a local show in Ireland and Conor was there – we were jumping the 1.30m. I won it on my first horse and Conor was second. On the drive home I couldn’t believe I had beat Conor Swail even though he was probably only schooling for the Grand Prix the next day. To be jumping with him on a team is such an honor. When I was a kid, Kevin was jumping at the WEG and the European Championships, same for Robert. When I was a junior, Darragh was the kingpin in

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Ireland. I look up to them all of them, and hope maybe one day someone will do that to me too. CS: I can remember my first half a dozen Nations Cups and I was really nervous. When you ride in the Grand Prix you’re riding for yourself. When you’re in a Nations Cup and you have a one down, you can’t have another one down so it builds the pressure if you make a mistake. Apart from letting yourself down, you let the team down, your country. Lorcan was very cool about it and jumped a great first round. That second round was so important for us. He went in and did such a good job, which for me was the key round of the whole Cup. He kept us in it. I don’t know that he realized at the time.

The welcome reception was hosted at Jumbolair, a private aviation community with a runway long enough to land a Boeing 747, in conjunction with the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership. Riders, trainers and horse owners mingled with Ocala business owners, politicians and equine enthusiasts, enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails courtesy of local restaurants. Midway through the evening, City of Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn gave the guests of honor a warm Central Florida welcome. “The City of Ocala, Florida, celebrates HITS Horse Shows and the contribution it makes to our economy and community, generating in excess of $63 Million in direct expenditures by participants and spectators, as well as more than $90 Million in total economic benefits annually,” he said, during remarks. The days surrounding the FEI Nations Cup at HITS Ocala also included many notable FEI jumper classes, boasting over $400,000 in total prize money.

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All Photos © ESI Photography

NATIONS CUP WEEK AT HITS OCALA CSIO4*

Clockwise From Top Left: Venezuela’s Andres Rodriguez aboard Caballito go clear for a third place finish in the $34,000 FEI Jumper Classic. | Kevin Babington and Shorapur on their way to a double clear at the FEI Nations Cup. | There’s still time to order your Nations Cup merchandise from Mona’s Monograms. | Daniel Bluman and Conconcreto Apardi, of Colombia, jump over the citrus triple-bar in the FEI Nations Cup at HITS Ocala. | HITS President & CEO Tom Struzzieri and Horse Show Vet Dr. Robert Barber at the FEI Jog. | Captain Canada, Ian Millar, at HITS Ocala CSIO4*. | Team Mexico gets ready at HITS Ocala. | Laura Kraut and Cedric brought their A-game to win the $150,000 FEI Ocala Grand Prix. | 2014 Great American $1 Million champs Todd Minikus and Quality Girl take third in the $34,000 FEI Thursday Prix. | Team USA horses stay cozy in red, white and blue coolers. | Darragh Kenny of Team Ireland takes his turn at the FEI Nations Cup™ course. Photos by ESI Photography

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WINNING: Sometimes It’s What Happens Behind the Scenes includes a health care regimen that lays the groundwork for horses to Performanceorm at 100 percent. “Horses competing at the level of the HITS shows are incredible athletes,” says Megan Green, DVM, manager, equine and large animal veterinary services, Merial. “Keeping them healthy, happy and sound so they can be at their best is foremost on every competitor’s and trainer’s mind.” Show Jumping. Dressage. Hunter. Thoroughbred. Warmblood. Quarter Horse. California. Florida. Virginia. No matter the discipline, breed or geographic area, competitive horse owners have one thing in common – they want to win. In an inspiring video from Merial, makers of ULCERGARD® (omeprazole) and a new HITS sponsor, the message is all about what happens behind the scenes before competitive horses and riders ever ride a course. View the video at www.thestomachtowin.com. “Many of us in the equine group at Merial compete, so we understand the kind of effort, dedication and commitment it takes to be successful,” says Beckie Peskin, senior product manager, Equine, Merial. “There is one aspect of showing horses that is common to everyone – the amount of work it takes behind the scenes and the desire to win. That’s what we wanted to capture in this video.” Horse enthusiasts know winning in the ring depends heavily on a very lopsided ratio of preparation hours to actual showing hours. They also know that being successful comes as a result of a comprehensive approach to competing. And part of that approach 10 | HITS News Weekly

Because two out of three nonracing competitive horses have been shown to have equine stomach ulcers, Green recommends an overall health care strategy that includes ulcer prevention. “Even though these horses are accustomed to a show schedule and all the training, traveling and new places that entails, they still can be under stress, which can lead to the development of ulcers,” she says. To help prevent ulcers from occurring, horse owners can administer ULCERGARD for a couple of days prior to and during competition. ULCERGARD is the only proven and FDA-approved product for the prevention of equine stomach ulcers. Ensuring horses have the stomach to win is just one component of a winning strategy. Visit www.thestomachtowin. com for more information. Proven to effectively prevent gastric ulcers in horses exposed to stressful conditions when administered for 8 or 28 days.

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STAL HENDRIX PRE-GREEN FUTURITY The $25,000 Stal Hendrix Pre-Green Futurity will debut this fall at the HITS Championship September 2-6, 2015, at HITS-onthe-Hudson in Saugerties, New York. The class offers young hunters the spotlight during the richest weekend in show jumping, and this inaugural class boasts a guaranteed Date Nominated: $25,000 purse, plus addbacks from all nominated January 1 – March 31 horses.

“I am very excited to present this opportunity to young horse sport enthusiasts,” said HITS President and CEO Thomas Struzzieri. “With every penny of the nomination fees returned in the prize money, it should make for an extremely competitive Final in Saugerties. Early estimates suggest a six-figure Nomination Fee: purse for the first year.”

Interested competitors are encouraged to nominate their Pre-Green horses early, as the class is expected to draw sizeable entries. Additionally, exhibitors are reminded that the more horses nominated, the larger the prize at the Final in September.

The Stal Hendrix Pre-Green Futurity nomination form and class specifications are available at www.HitsShows.com.

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Stal Hendrix consists of five elements, including Trading April 1 – July 30 $550 In true HITS fashion, the Stables, Studs, Breeding, August 1 – September 1 $750 formation of the Pre-Green Events, and Training. Making Futurity brings attention and use of over 400 horses and a impressive prize money to large international network, a unique division of riders. Together with the support of title Stal Hendrix customer can confidently assume that he will find sponsor Stal Hendrix, an internationally-renowned jumping the perfect horse – a horse that lives up to, or even exceeds, and trading yard, HITS continues to grow the sport of show expectations in a manner that is committed and honest. For jumping through inclusivity. more information visit www.StalHendrix.nl/en.

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OWNER

RIDER

POINTS

Ashley Netzky Over Fences Farm, LLC Redfield Farm

Maria Rasmussen Maria Rasmussen Adrienne Iverson

37 24 22

Redfield Farm Over Fences Farm, LLC Vick & Pauline Russell

Adrienne Iverson Maria Rasmussen Vick Russell

74 48 45

Lily Rusis Anna Huggins-Porter Dawn Von Bernuth

Lily Rusis Anna Huggins-Porter Dawn Von Bernuth

40.5 36 34

Mary Stavola Jennifer Ames Detrick Caroline Carr

Mary Stavola Jennifer Ames Detrick Caroline Carr

72.5 56.5 36.5

Lindsey Ward NorthEast Equi-Wave Therapy, LLC Redfield Farm

Morgan Ward Kianna Luscher Morgan Ward

36.5 35.5 34

Donald Stewart Beechwood Stables, LLC Nancy Moore

Carly Hoft Annabel Revers Grace Boston

38 29 23

Shannon Hogue Jessica Ungerer Ellie Kimmell

Shannon Hogue Morgan Ward Natalee Dunn

42 20.5 12.5

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center Terrapin Hill Farm, LLC Keri Kampsen

Alex Trolli Sara Setian Mackenzie Michaels

54 54 49

Remeta Sky, LLC Lindsey Ward Donald Stewart & Javier Guerra

Elle Young Morgan Ward Ashton Alexander

62.5 52 49.5

Redfield Farm Maffitt Lake Farms Alexandra Mager

Devin Seek Ashton Alexander Abigail Brayman

38 32 30

Nancy Moore Redfield Farm Shannon Hogue

Ashton Alexander Morgan Ward Shannon Hogue

64 46 30.5

Scarlett Lee Aylsworth Donald Stewart Rose Hill Farm

Devin Seek Camryn Halley Catherine Black

78 56 49

Sally Culhane Elizabeth De Golian Dr and Mrs John McGuire

Jeffrey Ayers Hunt Tosh Amanda Steege

91.5 64 60

Madeline Schaefer Madeline Schaefer Phoebe Weseley

Madeline Schaefer Madeline Schaefer Devin Seek

74 35 33

Dale Crittenberger & Kimberly Meighan Redfield Farm Bibby Hill

Devin Seek Lexi Dreisbach Devin Seek

102 68 52

Libbie Gordon Caroline Ellis John Skinner

Libbie Gordon Caroline Ellis Madeline Schaefer

92 48 37.5

Lindsay Chamberlin Cindy Bohn Kevin Eufemia

Devin Seek Abigail Russo Sophia Mastro

50 30 20

Elizabeth Phillips Julie Bush Kristine D’Andrea

Elizabeth Phillips Julie Bush Kristine D’Andrea

74 50 40

Lynn Seithel Jennifer Munday Doreen Toben

Lynn Seithel Jennifer Munday Darby Toben

38 36 32

Alyson Booth Wynter Johnson Sully Williams

Sophia Mastro Wynter Johnson Sully Williams

37.5 37 36

Remeta Sky, LLC Mr and Mrs Ken MacKenzie EHM Equestrian, LLC

Elle Young Brian Moggre Elizabeth McKim

41 32 29 Vol. 3 No. 2


LAURA KRAUT AND CEDRIC REBOUND TO WIN $150,000 FEI OCALA GRAND PRIX by Emily Glass & Emily Stoermer as the country’s number one ranked rider since 2010, Nicolas Pizarro and his own Barbaro followed with a clear trip. The 2014 Great American $1 Million Grand Prix winner, Andre Thieme of Germany, riding his own Conthendrix, challenged the Latin riders with a clean round making it four for the jump-off. Next up was FEI Nation’s Cup™ Irish team rider, Kevin Babington, of Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania, and Shorapur LLC’s Shorapur, who got the job done bringing the jump-off count to five. Riding for Gotham Enterpizes, Georgina Bloomberg of New York, New York, with her FEI Nations Cup™ superstar mount, Juvina, made it two-in-row for the U.S. riders with a clear trip to lock in the seventh jump-off spot. Betancourt was first to return for the abbreviated jump off course and succumbed to two downed rails for a total of eight faults in a time of 41.03. Larrea was next, but, she and her 10-year-old grey had one down rail for four faults with a time of 40.26. The race for a podium finish was on as Pizarro sped through the seven efforts clean setting a time to beat of 39.67. Ready to one-up Pizarro, Thieme did just that with a clean round in a time of 37.64. Laura Kraut and Cedric.

©ESI Photography

Laura Kraut and Cedric bounced back in style from a series of faults in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™, presented by Edge Brewing Barcelona, Friday, February 13, to top the field of competitors two days later and win the $150,000 FEI Ocala Grand Prix – closing up Nations Cup week with flair. Five days of FEI jumping classes boasting over $400,000 in prize money came to a close Sunday, February 15, at HITS Ocala CSIO4*, but not without a nail-biting finish in the $150,000 FEI Ocala Grand Prix. Kraut, of Wellington, Florida, and Cedric, owned by Cherry Knoll Farm, cruised through the jump-off besting six to take home the blue ribbon and the week’s largest individual purse. “It was a serious track,” said Kraut, of the $150,000 FEI Ocala Grand Prix course. “It was difficult the whole way around…The time allowed was right-on. I liked it.” Featuring 15 efforts set at an impressive 1.60m, a field of 40 took on the course designed by Martin Otto of Muenster, Germany. Kraut and her 17-year-old grey were 34th to go, and in a fault free trip the pair was back on their A-game. “Cedric was more like he normally is. He was on-form and I felt as confident as I could,” said Kraut. “I’m not going to lie, I was shaken up from the other day – it was out of character for him to misjudge a triple. I was relieved it was a one-stride to a one-stride today so he couldn’t miscount. I’m so pleased and lucky to have him.”

Spectators were on the edge of their seats when Babington and his Nations Cup mount entered the ring. The pair cleared the course in a time of 36.45, one full second faster than Thieme. “She’s unbelievably careful and I’m very pleased with her today,” said Babington of Shorapur. “Even though she jumped a double clean round in the Nations Cup there were a few sticky moments. I went to a much softer bit and I still had plenty of control. She’s on track for where I want her to be.” The crowd went silent as Kraut navigated her way through the ring and upon the final obstacle, with zero faults in her tracks she flew through the timers clocking in at 36.04 to take the top spot bumping Babington to second and Thieme to third. “He’s a veteran. That horse knows how to get out of jail. He came out and made up for the other day,” Kraut continued. “I didn’t think I had it. The seven from 1 to 2 was so forward. I cringed when he left the ground because I thought he was going to hook it behind. It was my lucky day,” said Kraut. Kraut said of Grand Prix win and Friday’s performance, “I didn’t really do anything different. What happened the other day (Friday) -- I’m positive he just didn’t see very well and misjudged it the first goround. And then he was afraid of it the second time, so when I had to ride him so strongly – when you’re riding that strongly…he just misjudged.”

Earlier in the first round, the first seven to go left the ring with faults until Juan Pablo Betancourt of Colombia, aboard Troya Retiro, coowned with Daniela Grana, took center stage. It was smooth sailing for the pair who finished with the first clean round of the day.

Kraut, when asked if it’s hard when one has faith in a horse and it makes mistakes, joked that she is used to some ups and downs. “I’ve had a whole career of it. He’s either on top of the world, or I’m lying in the middle of the ring. So I’m sort of used to it…I was a little shook up.”

Betancourt remained uncontested throughout the first half of the order but that changed when Mexican FEI Nations Cup™ rider Sofia Larrea and Aplicatia, owned by Andres Gonzalez, jumped their way to a clean round securing a jump-off. A lucky streak was on for Mexico,

“He came out and made up for the other day,” she said. “I thought this weekend was brilliant. The Nations Cup Friday was absolutely perfect. The footing was great, I thought the jumps were beautiful. Each day was great. We really enjoyed ourselves as a team.”

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HORSE

Performance Hunter 3’3 Sutton PLace Avalon Humor Me Performance Green Hunter 3’6 Silvio Song Can Fly Love Affair Post Time Ad Hunter Better Than Diamonds Cicero Precious Mettle Post Time Ch Hunter National Treasure Lanzarote Zarco Pre-Ad Hunter Better Than Diamonds Cicero Something To Be Proud Of Pre-Ch Hunter Preview My Assets Cavallino The Crowne Prince Pre-Ch/Ad Hunter Better Than Diamonds Capitol Image Heads Up 3E Pre-Green Hunter High Largesse Escalade Fandango HX Pre-Green Hunter Low Valhalla For Sure Ripken HTF Regular Conf Hunter Cold Harbor Aramis Z Illusionist Schooling Pony Hunter - Large Devil Mint Sports Paint Major League Schooling Pony Hunter - Md Gap Springs Heart’s Desire All About Blue Happily Ever Laughter Schooling Pony Hunter - Sm Texas Hold ‘Em Cashmere Saddle Sold Separately Second Year Green Calvary Casanova Looking Glass Short Stirrup Hunter First Things First Hillcrest I’m A Blue Too True Sport Small Green Pony Hunter Cabana Boy Glenhaven Astoria Sharp Dressed Man Small Junior Hunter Broadway Cold Case Boris Small Pony Hunter Baby Blue Armani True Sport TB Hunter 1 Blueridge Will to Win The Wow Factor TB Hunter 2 Scorpio Golf Pal Celtic Sun God Training Hunter Three Wishes Grand Entrance Till Tomorrow 16 | HITS News Weekly

OWNER

RIDER

POINTS

KJ Robinson, LLC Over Fences Farm, LLC Ceil and Kenny Wheeler

Hunt Tosh Maria Rasmussen Hunt Tosh

59 48.5 41.5

Sara O’Connell Seth Vallhonrat Jordynn Shaffer

David Wilbur Greg Crolick Brian Feigus

80 38 38

Marita Zuraitis Michael Kirby Saundra Hendrickson

Marita Zuraitis Mercy Paine Saundra Hendrickson

90 57.5 52

Alison Heimer Wynter Johnson Kadley Holdings, LLC

Alison Heimer Wynter Johnson Catherine Mooney

40 37.5 36

Marita Zuraitis Michael Kirby Tara Harvill

Marita Zuraitis Mercy Paine Tara Harvill

76 28 26.5

Grace Wilson Abigail Welch Lily Rusis

Grace Wilson Abigail Welch Lily Rusis

60 57 25

Marita Zuraitis Katriina Ruotsalo Tamara Morse

Marita Zuraitis Katriina Ruotsalo Elizabeth Iseler

24 20.5 18.5

Ceil and Kenny Wheeler Jeffrey Ayers Redfield Farm

Hunt Tosh Jeffrey Ayers Adrienne Iverson

96 72 59.5

The Wheeler Family Sally Culhane Christine Steenman

Hunt Tosh Jeffrey Ayers Amanda Steege

80 69 58

Dr. Betsee Parker Niffer Cancian Angelina Smith

Hunt Tosh Hannah Lavin Greg Crolick

100 60 28

Scarlett Lee Aylsworth Redfield Farm Mia LaTran

Devin Seek Devin Seek Lexi Dreisbach

26 22 20

Dale Crittenberger & Kimberly Meighan Artillery Lane, LLC Donald Stewart

Devin Seek Caroline Ellis Camryn Halley

47.5 40.5 38

Joy Kloss Forest Hill Farm Two Point Equestrian, LLC

Casey Oliver Emma Callanan Brianna Folk

66 64.5 39

Jessica Tindley Dr. Betsee Parker Debi and Richard Jaynes

Amanda Steege Hunt Tosh Donald Sheehan

120 77 61

Mr and Mrs David Beisel Treesdale Farms Morgan Ward

Cooper Beisel Maddie Tosh Morgan Ward

65 63.5 62

Morgan Ward Parker Peacock Megan D’Amico

Emma Callanan Libbie Gordon Brianna Folk

46 44 32

Lindsey Ward Donald Stewart & Javier Guerra Remeta Sky, LLC

Morgan Ward Ashton Alexander Elle Young

34 24.5 12.5

Bibby Hill Pretty Penny Farm Morgan Ward

Libbie Gordon Claire Campbell Emma Callanan

117.25 79 77.5

Donna Struve Kate Wilson Frances Robinson

Robert Nathan Kate Wilson Megan Wexler

120 101.5 76

Jeffrey Ayers Jodi Czaplick Kristina Watkins

Jeffrey Ayers Jodi Czaplick Kristen Bumpus

158 81.5 55

Warioto Farms, Inc. Shannon O’Reilly Sara O’Connell

Joni Werthan Clair Kellner Courtney O’Connell

46.5 43 37 Vol. 3 No. 2


All Photos © ESI Photography

RINGSIDE SCENES FROM HITS OCALA WEEK V

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Horseware Ireland - Circuit Standings Top 3 - Jumper - Week 5 HORSE Ad Jumper High 18-35 Fiumes Spalding Sheldon Cooper Ad Jumper High 36 & O Bravo Zulu Jumping Jill Z Midori Ad Jumper Low 18-45 Conmigo Sirocco Leila Ad Jumper Low 46 & O Vanilla Ice El Fernantez Zet Mister Ink Ad Jumper Medium 18-45 Chicky B Cedric KT Guaranteed Ad Jumper Medium 46 & Over Patron Granberg Karma Amateur Jumper Low Cocolia Waka Waka Z Belvedere Raise The Bar Amateur-Owner Jumper High Via Dolorosa Quite Dark 2 Orientales Amateur-Owner Jumper Medium Fabius Upstaire Catcher Ch Jumper High Cat Woman Blackhawk Daredevil Ch Jumper Low Con-Air Yazoo Buckaroo Proverbs 15 Ch Jumper Medium Pistol Cassidi Visionary HITS 2’ Jumper Croy Roxie Hart Cosmic Light Junior / Amateur-Owner Jumper High Unique Zidoctro As Di Chupito Junior / Amateur-Owner Jumper Medium Cascada Renaissance Zopala Junior Jumper High Cupido De Laubry Bigshot Fiona Van’t Paradijs Junior Jumper Low Antonio Quartus Visette Junior Jumper Medium Dexter Chiquita Jaquino Level 0 Jumper Winter Prinz Beloved Wings Stormy Weather Level 1 Jumper Wingman Remi Mystery Machine

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OWNER

RIDER

POINTS

Shannondell Farm, Inc. Shannondell Farm, Inc. Shannondell Farm, Inc.

Jennifer Brennan Jennifer Brennan Jennifer Brennan

28 21.5 20.5

Jody Scudder Lynn Seithel Lynn Seithel

Jody Scudder Lynn Seithel Lynn Seithel

45.5 40 39

Sherry Atherton Taylor Stier Eileen O’Leary

Misty Pleiness Taylor Stier Eileen O’Leary

46 36 35

Caroline Williams Kimberly Leslie Lisa Morgan

Caroline Williams Kimberly Leslie Lisa Morgan

90 28 26

Maddie Skimming Kimberden, Inc. Casey Zuraitis

Maddie Skimming Nicole Roach Casey Zuraitis

68 32 28

Lori Osterstock Caroline Williams Virginia Connors

Lori Osterstock Caroline Williams Virginia Connors

42 34.5 30

Claudia Sofia Colon Tammy Eyerman Clay Struve

Claudia Sofia Colon Tammy Eyerman Molly Struve

26 16 16

Derek Petersen Westwind Equine Training Center Double S Farm, LLC

Jared Petersen Haley Gassel Sima Morgello

31 20 19

Cienne Warren Smithfield Farms, LLC Woodrun

Cienne Warren Callie Smith Laura Linback

32 22 20

Daniel White Lisa Goldman Christian Oliver

Gabrielle Calvert Noa Leibson Ting Oliver

46 34 30.5

Bobbie Harvey Shaylie Cooke DC Sales & Entertainment, LLC

Mackenzie Martin Shaylie Cooke Sydney Luzicka

38.5 33 28

Thinkslikeahorse Christian Oliver Madeline DeRose

Madeline DeRose Ting Oliver Madeline DeRose

46 32 32

Michael Kirby Elizabeth Cloutier Lisa Mendes

Emma Casey Jones Elizabeth Cloutier Heren Lee

61 42 27.5

MacKenzie McGehee Jenna Friedman North Face Farm

MacKenzie McGehee Jenna Friedman Erin Haas

20 10 8

Jordan Coyne Abbey Slaven Double S Farm, LLC

Jordan Coyne Abbey Slaven Sima Morgello

16 10 10

Czech Mate, LLC Smithfield Farms, LLC MacKenzie McGehee

Hannah Holik Callie Smith MacKenzie McGehee

10 10 7

Amanda Shaffer Mary Katherine Hargreaves Redfield Farm

Amanda Shaffer Mary Katherine Hargreaves Devon Mac Leod

37 34 18

MacKenzie McGehee Jordyn Friedman Merrill Harvey

MacKenzie McGehee Jordyn Friedman Merrill Harvey

20 10 10

Sage Trunnell Patricia Dempsey Addison Reed

Sage Trunnell Kate Wilson Addison Reed

64 62 50

Thinkslikeahorse North Face Farm Alexandra Myron

Aaron Vale Emily R Sheveland Alexandra Myron

49 42 30

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HITS DEBUTS NEW PRIVATE BARNS FOR 2015-2016 SHOW SEASON

HITS DESERT HORSE PARK | THERMAL, CA

Barn 10

Tent 28

Tent 29

Barn 9

Tent 27

Tent 30

Tent 26

Tent 31

Tent 25

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Barn 8 Barn 7 Barn 6

Parking

Snack Bar & Restrooms

Barn 5

Parking

Barn 4

Tent 24

Tent 33

Barn 3

YOUR CUSTOM BARN HERE

“We want to give our clients the best options available. That includes the ability to make HITS home, throughout the show season and year-round. Through this opportunity, our clients will have a centrally located base with barns that are customizable for their needs, and that offer – as with all HITS products – the best equine amenities available,” said HITS President and CEO Thomas Struzzieri.

Equipment Storage

Hay Storage

Horse Crossing

With the new private barns, exhibitors and trainers have opportunity to have a barn on HITS property that is more like home. Barns can be set up any way one likes – and have it to come back to year after year, customized to the needs of a client or business. If clients want to stay longer than just the show season, they can now do so, as it’s theirs 12 months of the year. And even if only used during the show seasons, private barns can make ones stay as home-like as possible.

Veterinary & Farrier

YOUR CUSTOM BARN HERE

New this year, HITS, Inc. is inviting clients to make HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida, or HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, their permanent or semi-permanent home with Custom Barns that will be available at each location for the 2015-2016 show seasons.

Tent 23

Tent 34

Tent 22

Tent 35

Tent 21

Stabling Entrance

Barn 2 Barn 1

Car Parking Airport Boulevard

Barns are available on a five-year lease and can be built with 24 or more stalls. Features include:

Paddocks Fields

Main Hunter Ring

Barn 16

NW 137th Ave

HITS Desert Horse Park | Asia Manning | Asia@HitsShows.com

Grand Prix Schooling

HITS Post Time Farm | Kristen Vale-Mosack | Kristen@HitsShows.com Or call our Corporate Office at 845-246-8833

ks VIP CLUB

Barn 9

Jumper 1

For information on pricing, options, and customization, interested clients should contact us as follows:

YOUR CUSTOM BARN HERE

Stadium

Barn 18

• Insect misting system.

Tent 8

Tent 8Entranc11 e

• Bathroom, laundry room, feed room

Barn 17

Tent 10 Barn 8

Paddoc

• 12 x 12 foot tack rooms

Tent 11

Tent 9

Fields

• 40 by 80 foot paddocks with fourboard fencing

HITS POST TIME FARM | OCALA, FL

• 12 x 12 foot stalls with rubber mats

H2

• Rubber paver aisles

Barn 15

Barn 10

• Center aisle barns with doors

House 4

Fields

Barn 19

Coutesy of MD Barn Master

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HORSE

Level 2 Jumper Cabardino Blue Cathalido’s Encore Highclere Farm’s High Escape Level 3 Jumper Dare to Dance Roc N Groovy Papillion Peanut Level 4 Jumper Belichick Lagrain Junior Z Pac Man Level 5 Jumper Zyminka ByoLargea Lyons Creek Action Level 6 Jumper Charmeur van de Begijnakker MTM Cravitz Cavendish Level 7 Jumper Selfie FVF Sailor Man MTM Grand Slam Pony Jumper Naughty or Nice YJC 5-year-olds EWSZ La Ola Catalyst S EWSZ La Sienna YJC 6-year-olds Five Star Eos M Cassiopaya YJC 7-year-olds Dexter Vigilante Cumana

OWNER

RIDER

POINTS

Rhonda Smith Caroline Morrison Cara Cherry

Aaron Vale Aaron Vale Aaron Vale

52 30 26

Janet Walker Melissa Hirt Mr & Mrs John Bartko

Caitlyn Shiels Lisa Goldman Tracy Magness

42 30 30

Donald Stewart Thinkslikeahorse World Horse Sales

Aaron Vale Aaron Vale Sean McCook

38 30 24

Triple Bar, LLC Emily Reder Skyllar Beckel

Fred Van Straaten David Beisel David Beisel

40 40 34

Skyllar Beckel MTM Farm Patty Stovel

David Beisel Tracy Fenney Patty Stovel

20 16 16

Thinkslikeahorse Fox View Farm MTM Farm

Aaron Vale Maryann Charles Tracy Fenney

48.5 26 20

Elizabeth Barnes

Alexandra Barnes

10

EWSZ Pamela Mahony EWSZ

Stephanie Dubois-Emond Harold Chopping Miro Frei

40 30 26

REV Media Marketing, LLC Patrice Schreiber Marcus Gruenthal

David Beisel David Beisel Marcus Gruenthal

57 40.5 35

North Face Farm Patrice Schreiber Kara Cooke

Aaron Vale David Beisel David Beisel

59 56.5 37

Horseware Ireland - Circuit Standings Top 3 - Equitation - Week 5 HORSE Ad Equitation 18-35 Wanderprinz KT Cosimo Touch Cruise Ad Equitation 18-40 Vox Retto KT Cosimo On The Spot Ad Equitation 36 & O Wishful Caymus Ingram Hill Ad Equitation 36-45 Berdi M Samaritan Rico Ad Equitation 46 & O Sochi Church Road Quintas Ad Limit Equitation Capitol Image Quick Silver Written in the Stars Ad Maiden Equitation Out on Bale Orion Grande Phoenix Ad Novice Equitation Remington 104 M.V.P Phantom Adv Beginner Equitation Top Notch Tivio Master Yoda First Things First Beginner Equitation Worth Waiting For Patchwork That’s My Spot Yes I Can Equitation 11 & Under True Religion Cronkite Cronkite 20 | HITS News Weekly

OWNER

POINTS

Sara Ballinger Casey Zuraitis Jordan Borkoski

34 30 21

Jordan Borkoski Casey Zuraitis Caitlin Wojciki

12 10 7

Debi Peloso Dana Brawley Tameron Petersen

14 13 11

Katriina Ruotsalo Jennifer Munday Heather Dayner

8 5 5

Adele Einhorn Cynthia Boudreau Dawn Kelly

18 15 13

Katriina Ruotsalo Kylie Harvill Kathy Dixon

27 26 24

Denise Clolery Erin Hunt Lauren Copeland

20 20 16

Caitlin Shea Kelly DeSaye Judy Rutkowski

20 18 18

McKenna Newton Schuyler Dayner Cooper Beisel

26 24 11

Lyndsey Keen Lucille Gumbel Katelyn Rezac

30 15 13

Skyler Hendricks Hailey Biter Hailey Biter

63 18 14

HORSE Equitation 12-13 La Vita Hey Scooby Lenny Kravitz Equitation 14 & O Fellow Van’t Polderhof Incalan Graves De Regor Equitation 14-15 Olaf Donder Grandeur B Equitation 16-17 Vox Retto Incalan French Kiss Intermediate Equitation VDL Dagali BuLargeari Brightside Limit Equitation Illusionist VDL Dagali Afterglow Maiden Equitation Lord Tennyson Danny Zuko Something to be Proud of Novice Equitation Lindegardens Lorenzo Footloose Cyprinus Carpio Pony Equitation Beetle Cat Champlain Gold Note A Splash of Cute Short Stirrup Equitation Asgard Mercury Farnley Keep it a Secret Morwel High Tide

OWNER

POINTS

Sophie Transou Abby Biter Hillary Devlen

37 26 21

Dorian Cieslak Tye Donaldson Owen Rogers

12 11 7

Brooke Pfeiffer Clara Bechtold Hannah Bilton

28 25 24

Lauren Fabiano Tye Donaldson Morgan Ward

20 19 19

Madeline DeRose Jack Lube Lily C. Walton

22 15 14

Angelina Smith Madeline DeRose Lily Mckenna

28 27 26

Skylar Seitz Haley Allen Tara Harvill

24 20 16

Caroline Hamzavi Madison Maddalena Justine Perrotti

29 21 12

Emma Eaton-Ayres Raegan Landrum Gabriella Incorvaia

16 12 12

Madeline Briggs Caia Watridge August Sanders

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ADVERTORIAL

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Not your grandpa’s flu strain Influenza viruses, human and equine, change as time goes by through a process called antigenic drift. Influenza vaccines need to be constantly updated to reflect this change in the circulating flu strains. Antigenic drift occurs in both human and equine influenza, and different organizations work to prevent flu outbreaks by determining the current circulating viruses and then recommending what strains should be included in vaccines. For humans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts which strains will be circulating in the next flu season. However, because of antigenic drift, there is occasionally a new strain circulating that was not included in the year’s vaccine. Such was the case late last year when the CDC announced the 2014 influenza vaccine would not be as effective against the current circulating flu strains.

For horses, the Organization of International Epizootes (OIE) has an Expert Surveillance Panel on Equine Influenza consisting of globally recognized influenza researchers. Their recommendation, based on monitoring influenza viruses and antigenic drift, includes vaccinating for Florida Clade 1 and Clade 2 strains of the equine influenza virus.

Outdated vaccines put horses at risk If your influenza vaccine doesn’t include the Florida Clade 1 and Clade 2 strains, it’s outdated and your horse is not getting full protection. An outdated vaccine can put your horses at risk by means of: • Viral shedding. Even if your horse does not get visibly sick, it can shed the virus to other horses as much as an unvaccinated horse.1 • A lower level of protection. An outdated vaccine is less effective than one containing currently circulating strains.2 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. is the only vaccine manufacturer that has followed OIE Expert Surveillance Panel on Equine Influenza’s recommendation to include both Florida Clade 1 and Clade 2 equine influenza strains in its vaccines. The Vetera® XP vaccine line provides direct antibody protection from the most recent strains of equine influenza to ensure your horse receives the highest level of protection.

Vaccines with relevant flu strains and direct protection decrease viral shedding.V VETERA XP vaccinated

• Direct protection against disease • Reduced viral shedding

Risks of using some outdated vaccines • Mild to no clinical symptoms • May shed as much as unvaccinated horse2

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Non-vaccinated

• Shows clinical signs • Sheds to other horses


2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Desert Circuit | Thermal

DC V

Feb. 17-22

19

Thursday

Ocala Masters

HITS-on-the-Hudson | Saugerties

Feb. 17-22

19

Thursday

$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

$33,500 HITS Desert Classic

21

Winter Circuit | Ocala

Saturday

$50,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix CSI-W2*

22

Sunday

$30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

Sunday

$50,000 HITS Grand Prix

Feb. 24 - Mar. 1

27

Friday

Ocala Tournament Feb. 24 - Mar. 1 Thursday

1

Sunday

Saturday

Ocala Winter Finals 5

1

$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

Sunday

DC VII

Mar. 3-8

6

Friday

$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

7

Saturday

8

Sunday

$50,000 CardFlex Grand Prix

13

Friday

$25,000 SmartPak Wild Card Grand Prix

Saturday

$15,000 UltrOz Level 8 Jumper $25,000 California Horsetrader Junior/ Amateur-Owner $50,000 East Challenge

15

Meets

West

Hunter

Vetera Vaccines速 XP $250,000 Junior/ Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix

Thursday

8

Sunday

$50,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix

Introducing the all-new

Ocala Winter Celebration Mar. 10-15 12

Thursday

14 $50,000 East Challenge

Saturday Meets

West

Hunter

$25,000 Marshall & Sterling/Team Barber Child/Adult Jumper Classic

15

Sunday

Sunday

$25,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix $100,000 Sullivan GMC Truck Grand Prix, presented by Great American Insurance Group

Ocala Championship 23

AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by MortgageCall

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Sunday

Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final

$25,000 U-Dump Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic

Mar. 10-15

14

6

$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

$15,000 UltrOz Level 8 Jumper

DC VIII

Saturday

Mar. 3-8

$15,000 UltrOz Level 8 Jumper

Parade of Champions $50,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix

5

Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by Wells Fargo

$50,000 Ring Power Grand Prix

$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

28

Thursday-Satuday

Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final

$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

DC VI

3-5

Sep. 2-6

Stal Hendrix $25,000 Pre-Green Futurity

22

26

HITS Championship

Mar. 17-23 Monday

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FLU PROTECTION.

VIRAL SHEDDING. Only Vetera® 2XP and the VETERA® XP portfolio have been updated with the most relevant equine influenza (flu) strains, Ohio/03 (Clade 1) and Richmond/07 (Clade 2), to provide comprehensive flu protection for horses. Less current vaccine strains can provide partial protection from clinical disease, but the viral shedding that puts other horses at risk can be similar to an un-vaccinated horse.1

Choose VETERA XP vaccines for direct protection, to reduce the chance of disease and viral shedding.

Reference: 1. Paillot R, Prowse L, Montesso F, et al. Whole inactivated equine influenza vaccine: Efficacy against a representative Clade 2 equine influenza virus, IFN-gamma synthesis and duration of humoral immunity. Vet Microbiol 2013;162(2–4):396–407.

www.bi-vetmedica.com Vetera is a registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH, licensed to Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. ©2014 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. VET 7/14/14

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