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Week 6

Carleigh Babbit: Not Your Every Day HITS Champion

More Big Changes in Store for the Los Angeles Preview and Los Angeles National Horse Shows

The grand prix ring at Desert Horse Park will be home to Sunshine I and II feature classes.

The Los Angeles National Preview and Los Angeles National Horse Show, two of California’s premier Equestrian competitions traditionally held in early November, will move from their present location at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, California to Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California in the Fall of 2014. They will be known as National Sunshine I (formerly the LA Preview) and National Sunshine II (formerly the LA National). Their dates will remain consistent, falling October 29 - November 2 and November 4-9. The shows will host top hunter/jumper events, medal finals and championships including the Onondarka Medal Finals, WCE Medal Finals, Desert Pony Hunter and Pony Jumper Finals. Both shows will be FEI Sanctioned with National Sunshine I offering a $50,000 and

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$75,000 FEI Class and National Sunshine II offering a $33,500 FEI Class, $100,000 CSIW2* World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix and $25,000 National Grand Prix. Show jumper Ali Nilforushan and his wife Francie purchased the shows in June from Langer Equestrian Group, who developed them in the early 80s. When Nilforushan later realized the present facilities could not accommodate his vision and goals for the shows, he approached Tom Struzzieri about relocating them to HITS Desert Horse Park. This move will enable the events to develop their full potential, creating two of the most prestigious and well attended Equestrian competitions in the world. The National Sunshine I & II will have a Boutique flavor, with space and entries limited. Only permanent stabling will be used and continued on Page 5

Carleigh Babbit, nine, meticulous and in perfect form wearing jodhpurs and pink bows, guided her white pony Be My Valentine to Beginner Equitation Champion at HITS Saugerties last week. From outside the ring, there was nothing out of the ordinary about this smiling girl winning ribbons and dreaming of beating Olympic Medalists. Nothing appears to be holding Babbit back from chasing those goals. Not even the fact that she is deaf. When Jai Smith-Rezac, owner of Century Mill Stables, was approached about giving lessons to a deaf girl five years ago, she never imaged she would find herself coaching that same girl at an “A”-rated HITS show. continued on Page 4

Carleigh Babbit

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Riders to Watch: Juniors Bask in Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final An insider’s look at the top contenders in the HITS Championship at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, September 3-7.

Lena Rae Reeb Like most aspiring junior riders, Lena Rae Reeb may dream of Derby Final wins or HITS Championship success, but this humble, driven 15-year old is looking for more than just one-time glory. Reeb, of Weston, Connecticut may be on her way to big checks and unending ribbons, but her overarching riding goal is perfect consistency. “I want to be able to get on any horse and ride it well,” she said.

HNW: Describe your perfect horse. LRR: I like a quiet horse that can canter around on loose rein but still rounds up well. I have done some jumpers, but prefer the structure of a hunter ring. It’s more old-fashioned and I really like that old-school style. HNW: Who is your riding idol? LRR: Jennifer Alfano. We got Call Me from SBS Farms a year and a half ago and I look up to her as a rider and trainer. HNW: What’s it like to work so closely with your mom? LRR: We have a fantastic relationship and I love doing this with her. Both my parents are very supportive of my riding and when I’m away at shows it feels like home because they are always with me. HNW: If you weren’t riding, what would you be doing? LRR: I am going into 10th grade at Weston High School and I would be playing softball. I gave up softball two years ago so I could ride full time. HNW: Have you started making college plans? LRR: My dream is to continue my mom’s business someday, so after high school I plan to go to business school. I could never imagine doing anything outside the horse world – it’s the best and only thing I want to do with the rest of my life.

Lena and Call Me winning a Platinum Performance Hunter Prix qualifier.

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Reeb began her life in the tack at six-years old and rides under the direction of Michele West at Larkspur Farm(owned by Reeb’s mother Leslie Kogos). Jumping her way through ponies into the Children’s Hunter ring, she was seventh in last year’s $250,0000 Final and well on her way to an impressive showing again this year. She guided her gelding Call Me to a qualifying win during HITS Saugerties Week IV and collected an early-season win with long-time mount Private Ryan – owned by Jamie Ringel – at HITS Ocala this winter. “For me, it’s not about the money,” said Reeb of the approaching Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final. “It’s the opportunity to be involved in something so prestigious and new. The experience is unforgettable.” A closer look at Lena Rae Reeb: HNW: What is the highlight of your riding career? LRR: Winning the Eaton & Berube Children’s Hunter Pony Finals two years ago with Patriot. The format was so exciting and I couldn’t believe we won. Vol. 2 No. 6

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visual communication,” said Smith-Rezac. “She has developed a sense of awareness far beyond her years.” Fellow Century Mill Stables trainer Liz Kleinfeld is Babbit’s primary coach at home and took it upon herself to learn sign language. “Carleigh was accepted into the barn without hesitation,” said Smith-Rezac. “Kids, coaches and parents have all taken up an interest in signing – they want to be able to communicate with Carleigh.” While most would consider Carleigh’s inability to hear a hindrance to her riding, Martha Babbit maintains that it may actually serve to help her daughter. “Because she can’t hear things that are scary, she doesn’t react. And because she doesn’t react, her horses don’t react,” said Martha. Carleigh after a lesson at home. 

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continued from Page 1 “Some kids are born to ride and some kids have to work at it– Carleigh was born to ride,” said Smith-Rezac, “Though she is also tough and determined. Not only is it good for her to be riding, it’s an accomplishment.” With safe horses, engaged coaches and involved parents, it seems there’s nothing Carleigh can’t do.


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Babbit was born deaf and without a balance nerve on either side of her body. When her older sister Kacie began riding lessons at Century Mill, her doctors recommended Martha and Robert Babbit use horses as a form of therapy for Carleigh. “We saw immediate results in her core strength from a few leadline lessons,” said Martha. “After her first class we knew this is what she was meant to do.”

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Carleigh on her way to a Walk/Trot Championship at HITS Saugerties.  ©ESI Photography

Carleigh isn’t the only deaf child who rides at Century Mill now– Kleinfield teaches a group lesson with her and a classmate from Massachusetts’ Learning Center for the Deaf. “They are happiest when they are on horses,” said Babbit.

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With Beginner Equitation confidently mastered, Carleigh is ready for bigger and better things. “She just started jumping cross rails and tells us she wants to ride professionally someday,” added Babbit. “I want people, deaf and hearing, to see her, be inspired and dream big no matter what.”

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continued from Page 1 entertainment and special classes will be tailored for each week. The shows will be designed for exhibitor and spectator alike. Evening competition will have additional touches and crowd pleasers with VIP luxuries and food second to none. They will provide riders and patrons with a unique experience and highly competitive levels. Nilforushan has a special place in his heart for the shows. The LA National gave him his first grand prix win early in his career. Born in Iran and now based in San Diego, he moved to the U.S. when he was 12 and loves California. He dreams of drawing top riders from around the world to the Sunshine Nationals. They will have the allure, quality and top prize money for becoming key stopping points on the trail to HITS’ Championship Qualifiers and FEI World Cup Finals.

“My intention,” he continued, “mirrors the FEI’s and Tom’s: To raise the quality of sport in California and all over America… the blend of HITS’ energy, innovative history and Desert Horse Park’s outstanding facilities with the legacy, cachet and loyal following of these two shows, will be a dynamite combo--attracting riders from across the country and around the globe.” FEI sanctioning is still to be confirmed but Nilforushan, who will act as Technical Coordinator, is thrilled the Desert Horse Park will host. “These events are flagship horse shows in California,” he noted, “And HITS Desert Horse Park is the best facility on the West Coast.”

“I want to add special classes, evening events and give more riders opportunities to compete,” Nilforushan said. “Moving the shows to the Desert Horse Park will allow me to do that.”

“It’s always an honor to offer another FEI Competition,” Struzzieri noted. “We host national and international riders at Desert Horse Park in Thermal every winter, and look forward to showcasing the world’s best

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in the fall as well. It’s a perfect time of year in Southern California.” Struzzieri looks forward to working with Nilforushan and making these events remarkable. “These shows will be the best of both worlds, “ he noted, “Combining panache, personal attention and world class competition with outstanding facilities, crowd draw and sustained growth HITS’ Horse Shows have maintained over time.”

There will be extensive online coverage, videos, photos and press releases with exclusives. “The ‘buzz’ HITS’ generates, quality of service and competition--are essential elements for events of this type,” said Nilforushan.

World Cup Champions Rich Fellers and Flexible fly at HITS Desert Horse Park. ©Flying Horse Photography

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The Equestrian Health Coach: Staying Hydrated While at the Show  day is your body weight divided by two. Also, you can only absorb small amounts of water at a time, so it’s ideal to sip water throughout the day, instead of all at once. Always have a bottle of water on hand (that you can refill at the ingate). You may want to invest in a stainless steel water bottle you can keep by your side or in your grooming box. This is usually good enough for mild to moderate activities. Just make sure you don’t get so wrapped up in riding that you neglect to check in with yourself and drink it.

Summer months are hot. Combined with riding and activities at the show, it’s important to stay hydrated. * Dehydration occurs when the loss of body fluid exceeds the amount taken in. This results in the body’s inability to function normally. Symptoms include a dry or sticky mouth, increased thirst, low urine output or dark yellow urine, dizziness, confusion, fainting, and decreased ability to sweat. We naturally lose water throughout the day in our sweat, urine, stool and water vapor when we breathe. Along with this loss, small amounts of electrolytes (or salts) are also lost. If we drink filtered water and consume a healthy whole-foods diet, we are able to maintain a careful balance. However, as riders, grooms, trainers and stable managers, we are usually involved in strenuous physical activities around horses –plus the hot summer sun, can easily lead to dehydration. Surprisingly, one of the last signs of dehydration is thirst, which is why you must be proactive in supplying your body with enough water. Everyone’s requirements will differ based on body composition, energy expended, duration of activity and ambient conditions. As general rule of thumb, the number of ounces you should consume in a

If you are working out hard or constantly riding, you may need to replenish your electrolytes too. Sodium (found in regular table salt, Himalayan salt or sea salt) is the main electrolyte to include in your rehydration drink, especially if you have been exercising for over an hour. For endurance, including a carbohydrate (a simple sugar such as that found in honey or fruit) can help to recover any lost glycogen stores and will replenish your energy.

by Kimball Willson, Certified Health Coach Remember that drinking enough water is one of the best things you can do for your health. Hydration not only benefits your physical performance, but also supports and improves your skin, digestion, and mood. Sip water throughout the day and when you are active, stay aware of your intake of both fluids and electrolytes. This will keep your body in peak condition. Kimball Willson is a certified Health Coach with an extensive background in the equestrian industry. As a lifelong rider and competitor, she understands the dietary and lifestyle struggles faced by today’s equestrian athletes. She specializes in guiding and supporting riders 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

Lastly, if you reach for sports drinks, know that most contain artificial sugars, flavors and dyes, along with other chemical additives. While they are marketed as a “must-have” for athletes of all levels, there are healthier alternatives: 1. Water: Reach for the purest water you can find. (Tip: add a pinch of salt and squeeze of lemon) 2. Home-made sports drink (there are many popular versions of this found online): 3 cups of water or herbal tea, ¼ teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt, ¼ cup fresh fruit juice, 1-2 tablespoon raw honey 3. Coconut Water: This trendy drink is loaded with potassium (more than a banana), but you may want to add a little salt to certain brands. Also, look for non-concentrate versions when possible.

*Most dehydration can be reversed by drinking water or water containing electrolytes, but keep in mind that you should seek medical attention if there are any questions or you are not feeling well. Moderate to severe cases of dehydration (or hyponatremia – overconsumption of water that imbalances electrolytes) can lead to coma or even death.

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1. #SelfieSaturday at HITS Culpeper. 2. Kevin and Diana Babington with Ralph and Holly Caristo at the Bayer Trainer Reception. 3. Ringside cuddles. 4. Agatha D’Ambra and Peter Wylde at Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern. 5. Asking for stride advice or multi-tasking? 6. Kama Godek and Air Force One bask in a HITS Culpeper win. 7. A horse enjoys his new view and spacious digs at Commonwealth Park. 8. A young horse enthusiast schleps treats back to the barn. 9. Leadline triumph. 10. McLain Ward with owner and friend Susie Heller. 11.The new barns of HITS Culpeper. 12. Ronan McGuigan and Capall Zidane take in a $75,000 Grand Prix win. Photos by HITS Staff & ESI Photography

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Eric L. Straus Makes a Move to HITS Horse Shows “Horses have remained an integral part of my life and horse sports opened many doors for me,” said Straus. This is reflected in his contributions to the equestrian world;

HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric L. Straus as Senior Vice President. He will succeed Tony Hitchcock, who is retiring after a remarkable 25 year career with the company in the Fall of 2014. Mr. Straus will officially take up the post at HITS’ home base in Saugerties, New York, October 1, 2014. Straus has 45 years of national and international equestrian experience, with proven business expertise in both for-profit and nonprofit environments. His knowledge of the Equine industry is extensive, from officiating major competitions and events to effectively growing sport horse foundations and overseeing facilities. “HITS is a dynamic organization, the most successful of its kind in the United States and continues to grow and progress,” said Straus. “Tom [Struzzieri, HITS CEO and President] is building a bigger, stronger brand of HITS for exhibitors, spectators, sponsors--I’m very excited to be a part of it.” Struzzieri noted, “Tony Hitchcock has been involved with HITS for over 25 years and Eric’s substantial equine background helps fill that huge vacancy. I will count on Eric to maintain our positive relationship with the Federation...We both served on the Board and Executive Committee and he truly understands the mechanics of the organization,” he added. Vol. 2 No. 6

Trustee and Executive Committee Member of the American Horse Council (D.C.), National Horse Show Board of Directors and United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation’s Secretary and Executive Committee member; Member of the United States Hunter & Jumper Association (USHJA) Stewards and former member of Zone 1 Jumper Nominating Committee; “R” United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) judge and Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Show Jumping Steward; FEI Chief Steward at the 2010, 2006 and 2002 World Equestrian Games, Jerez, Spain; Executive Director of the U. S. Equestrian Federation in 1996-1997; Chief Judge for Modern Pentathlon 1996 Olympic Games and 1987 Pan American Games. President and CEO of Equine Sports Group. I’ve always admired Tom and what he has done in a creative sense with his shows,” said Straus. “He has a keen sense of timing and is very inventive, and I really like those qualities. It has proven to serve him and the horse show community, well.” Straus is also a seasoned corporate and philanthropic board member. He was Senior Vice President for The Clark Estates, Inc., New York, New York, whose clients include the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, Farmers’ Museum, Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital and Otesaga Hotel and Resort, among others. “I have learned invaluable lessons working in the equine industry, met interesting people, experienced highs and lows of the sport, and apply the lessons I’ve learned daily. I’m also blessed with an understanding wife whose non-equine background helps me maintain a healthy perspective on it all,” Straus observed. He graduated from Colorado College with a BA in History and will reside in the Hudson Valley with his wife. He has two children, both in their 20s.

Michael Hughes Takes New Ride to Top in $10,000 Junior/A-O Jumper High Classic A few weeks ago Michael Hughes received a call that drastically changed the landscape of his HITS Championship plans. Elm Rock, LLC approached Hughes about piloting 11year old Selle Francais stallion Pauly du Breuil in the Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper High Classic at HITS Saugerties Week V. “I have no idea how it all happened but I was excited and felt extremely lucky to get that call,” said Hughes. “I’ve seen this horse win ribbons before and was honored to be offered the ride.” It turned out to be the sweetest of catch rides. They bested a competitive field of 32 junior and amateur riders who turned out over the weekend, hungry for a piece of $10,000. The classic win, a qualifier for the Bayer’s Legend $250,000 Junior/AmateurOwner Jumper Prix, crowned Hughes the highest money-earner during the qualifying period. He has pocketed $18,300 aboard eight different horses. But of “Pauly,” as he’s fondly known around the barn, he remarked, “He’s the easiest horse I’ve ever ridden – knows his job and does it perfectly,” Hughes put the stallion’s big, adjustable stride to work in the 11-horse jump-off, chasing down Madeline McDermott and her own Bull Run’s Becky Blue. She set the Great American Time to Beat at 36.69 seconds from the third spot and held tight to the lead until Hughes entered the ring on Pauly three trips later. “There were a lot of options and places where we could turn really tight back on jumps,” said Hughes. “He [Pauly] doesn’t spend a lot of time in the air, so I was confident we could catch the leader.” Despite having the ride for less than a month, Hughes had faith in Pauly’s impressive stride and unmatched scope.  continued on Page 13 HITS News Weekly | 9

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Tess Lee Kathryn Haefner Ashley Dooley

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Darby Mazzarisi Linda Corvari Linda Corvari

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Kim Uniss Ellen Toon Margaret (Peggy) McNeil

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Callie Seaman Jaime Auletto Danielle Franchi

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Kelly Tropin Sarah Redman Nicole Oliynyk

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Ellen Toon Amy Guth Cara Garito

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Nona Garson Melissa Feller David Wilbur

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Aubrienne Krysiewicz-Bell Nina Columbia Danielle McIlquham

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Isabella Usenza Alex Trolli Bill Ellis

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Michelle Wolff Eliza Altman Erin Devine

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Michael Zukerman Jimmy Torano Amanda Steege

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Hannah Lavin Hannah Lavin Todd Minikus

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Horse Owner Green Pony Hunter Clovermeade All About the Bunny Rabbit Hill Farm Annapolis Abigail Brayman Bedford Falls Nicole Boyle Green Working & High Perf Comb Cinderella Man GDF Equine, LLC Riomarkable Olivia Venezio Darkest Hour Elizabeth Kirby High Performance Working Htr Carrico Callie Seaman Black Label Maxwell Levy Alcamil Z Cheyenne Sickle HITS 2' Hunter Riviera Holly Caristo Columbus Kathryn Haefner LLC Call Me Leslie Kogos Junior Hunter MTM Hands Down Beechwood Stables LLC Quebo Beechwood Stables LLC Rapunzel Katherine Strauss, LLC Junior Hunter Large 15/U Stellar Further Lane Farm Mahalo Further Lane Farm Grey Street Teddy Vlock Junior Hunter Large 16-17 Julian Amanda Foard Andiamo Brad Wolf & Don Stewart Moneypenny Animation Equine LLC Junior Hunter Low 3'3″ Daybreak Matthew Kracklauer Carlsson Grace Finerman They Say Page Soper Junior Hunter Small 16-17 Troubadour Daisy Farish Carissima W NorthEast Equi-Wave Therapy, LLC Zatino Katherine Driscoll Large Green Pony Hunter Sport Report MDHT Equestrian, LLC Clovermeade All About the Bunny Rabbit Hill Farm Benetton Alexa Aureliano Large Junior Hunter Cayetano Christina Kourgelis Wicked Michael Renker Elon AF ÖSTRA Hult Enterprise Farm, LLC Large Pony Hunter Benetton Alexa Aureliano Davignon Meghan Knapic Happily Ever Laughter Donald Stewart Low Hunter Aaron The Ridge Farm LLC Vancouver Brigitte Harbers Margo Kathryn Haefner LLC Med/Lg Pony Hunter Roxbury Peacock Ridge LLC Dream Girl Autumn Farms Cosmic Nicole Shahinian-Simpson Medium Pony Hunter Rosewood John Skinner Woodlands Stevie Ray Hannah Bernstein Blue Chip Heritage Farm, Inc. Modified Adult Hunter Larger Than Life Linda Corvari Tea Time Courtney Fitch Isaiah Judy Norton Modified Amateur Hunter Claudio Volo Farm, Inc. KT Four Seasons Casey Zuraitis Sky’s the Limit Elsa Kania Modified Children’s Hunter Vail Samantha Karp Sir Lancelot Lilly Wilson Livin’ Large Jamie Souccar-Young 12 | HITS News Weekly



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Leslie Miller Brooke Chasin Kelly Wilson

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continued from Page 9 That faith paid off when they broke the beam with the clock reading 36.02 seconds. Just under seven tenths of a second was all it took to edge out McDermott McDermott settled for second behind Hughes and Kelli Cruciotti took third in the irons of her own Chamonix H. The Bayer’s Legend® $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after classes of the HITS Championship and tempting some riders to choose junior/ amateur glory over grand prix stakes. “This is my final year as a junior and last opportunity to compete in the class, so I’m focusing on it,” said Hughes, who also won a Week III qualifier aboard Luxina for Christina Fried. With eight high classic mounts consistently in the ribbons, Hughes is now faced with a tough question – who will he pilot the first weekend in September? “I’m still deciding which horse is best suited for the Final – it could be any one of them,” he said. “They all have what it takes.” Hughes currently sits sixth in the Bayer’s Legend® High Junior/ Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix Rider Rankings with Luxina. Watch how last-minute qualifying unfolds at Horse Owner Modified Junior Hunter Agostino Hannah Patten Anucci Monica Hunt Woodstock Emily Orchant Performance Working Hunter Who Knew Miranda Pardoe Cavallino Barbara Kravetz Pocage Marblesien Rebecca McGoldrick Performance Working Hunter 3'3 Inferno Cloverlea Farm Inc Blue Shamrock Monica Hunt Cavallino Barbara Kravetz Performance Workng Htr 3'6 Generous Lori Gaudet Obadiah Finn Alexine Lesko Friend Request Kandis Wrigley Pre-Adult Hunter Baja Dawn Von Bernuth Or De Vy Susan Fuller Balthazar Stacie Galvin Pre-Children’s Hunter Sir Lancelot Lilly Wilson Greetings Lynn Taylor Urban Gia M Orsino Pre-Green Hunter Sunset Hill Jacqueline Stahl Signal Hill Daphne L. Richards Picture Me Jennifer O’Donnell Saugerties Adult Hunter Échappé Donna Rosenwasser Frasier Sarah Monaco Cinzano Jennifer Handler Saugerties Children’s Hunter Sir Lancelot Lilly Wilson So What Alexandra Rainis Let it Ride Faith Jurasinski Schooling Hunter Flamenco 135 Amy Hern Gandhi Caroline Calhoun Geppetto Roberta Holinko Vol. 2 No. 6

Michael Hughes and Elm Rock, LLC’s Pauly du Breuil cash in at HITS Saugerites.

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Farra Phillips-Hillyard Jennifer Tate Emily Hill

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Tricia O’Connor Tricia O’Connor Jennifer Tate

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Dawn Von Bernuth Melissa Monti Stacie Galvin

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Donna Rosenwasser Sarah Monaco Jennifer Handler

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Gabi Morris Alexandra Rainis Faith Jurasinski

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Thomas Hern Caroline Calhoun Kate Stoffel-Oliver

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Devin Seek Stephanie Smith Lindsey Hurley

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Sarah Sardella Zayna Rizvi Tomiko McGovern

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Melissa Feller Louise Serio Kelly Wilson

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Alaina Aureliano Annika Srivastava Lanie Sharinn

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Morgan Ward Mckayla Langmeier Catherine Kenny

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Libbie Gordon Sydney Berube Zayna Rizvi

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Abigail Brayman Zayna Rizvi Stephanie Smith

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Alexandra Carlton Madison Marano Alexandra Fierro

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Samantha Pandolfi Amy Kriwitsky Cheyenne Sickle

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Nona Garson Hannah Isop Thomas Hern

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Beginner’s Luck

HITS Thermal expands to eight weeks as Championship fever spikes From record-breaking numbers and celebrated grounds improvements, to an AIG $1 Million Grand Prix that crowned California-girl Ashlee Bond Clarke queen, HITS Thermal 2014 enjoyed a wildly successful winter. As a result, HITS, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of a January 13-18 week to the 2015 HITS Desert Circuit.

There was a new kid on the Devoucoux Hunter Prix block this weekend. Shannon Hogue of Westchester, Pennsylvania decided last minute that her own Given was a contender, post-entered and finished sixth out of 63. Beginner’s luck or fresh competition for the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final? ©ESI Photography

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Now an eight-week USEF Premier Rated series over a nine-week period, the Desert Circuit will run January 13 through March 15 with four shows in the first half and four shows in the second half, separated by an off-week February 10-15. In addition to the expanded schedule, riders with their eye on HITS’ big-money finals will not only enjoy additional opportunities to qualify for the AIG Million on March 15, but also the high stakes HITS Championship in Saugerties this next September.

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Circuit Standings Top 3 - Jumper - Week 5 Horse Owner Adult Jumper High 18-35 Follow My Heart Julianne Marklin OMF Moncheri Oak Meadow Farm Bartano Danielle Strauch Adult Jumper High 36 & Over Vegas Gentleman Wendy Chapot Nunn Boucheron Karin Forrester Face Value Chado Farms Inc. Adult Jumper Low 18-45 Champion Charles Kathryn Haefner LLC Kaberle Kathryn Haefner LLC Held Accountable Samantha Page Adult Jumper Low 46 & Over Granberg Caroline Williams Vanilla Ice Caroline Williams Boucheron Karin Forrester Amateur-Owner Jumper Low Calantus Fidelity Farms, Inc. Aslan Blythe Masters Colourline Alexandra Carlton Child/Adult Jumper Low Steely Dan Nicole Kapusta Granberg Caroline Williams Impaired Judgement Martha Nevins Children’s Jumper High 15 & U Hat Trick Clementine Talmage Scandal LS Kathy Mason Maechtle Casalla Heritage Farm, Inc. Children’s Jumper High 16-17 Zafiro VDL Merrill Harvey Rustic Gold Redfield Farm Roranoa Z Olivia Greenwood Children’s Jumper Low Vixen Monica Rauschenbach Blue Moon Lisa O’Neill Van Schijndel’s Cindy Natasha Merback HITS 2' Jumper Sports Fan Sweet Oak Farm Crafty Commuter Breda Mccormick Ricky Ricardo Deborah Haimowitz Junior / Amateur Jumper Low Winter White Elizabeth Kirby Orleen Sarah Ryan Colourline Alexandra Carlton Junior / A-O Jumper High Love Hannah Patten Cool Z Christina Fried Annie 66 Ri Arm Farm Junior Jumper Low Zacca Zoeloe Brianne Link Tiger Lily Up The Creek Farm Penelope Z Sheer Levitin Level 0 Jumper Mahalo Kendra Oakley Final Edition Keely O’Hara The Cheeky Monkey Mia Colman Level 1 Jumper Otherwise Engaged Laura McKenna Texas Tea Michael Kirby Senore Jo Andrea Tegtmeier Level 2 Jumper Saimora Tolleshunt Horse Farm, Inc. Hat Trick Clementine Talmage World Power Jessa Kinney Level 3 Jumper Wisteria Dana Rizzo Donut W Sally Hinkle Russell Quainton Kampfer Angus Gordon Level 4 Jumper Teo Tracy Freels By Chance Tracy Freels Vincitore Hayley Feuchs Vol. 2 No. 6



Julianne Marklin Morgan Taniwha Danielle Strauch

30 20 17

Wendy Chapot Nunn Karin Forrester Wendy Chapot Nunn

56 52 36

Kathryn Haefner Kathryn Haefner Samantha Page

46 39 38

Caroline Williams Caroline Williams Karin Forrester

89 86 32

Danielle Cooper Blythe Masters Alexandra Carlton

14 11 10

Karin Forrester Caroline Williams Martha Nevins

36 16 6

Clementine Talmage Ireland Maechtle Chloe Wilkenfeld

44 24 24

Merrill Harvey Christina Kourgelis Olivia Greenwood

44 28 26

Madison Rauschenbach Ashley McNally Selene M Ramer

76 36 26

Daniel Kerins Breda Mccormick Savannah Talcott

34.5 27 26

Elizabeth Kirby Sarah Ryan Alexandra Carlton

28 20 17

Hannah Patten Michael Hughes Alison Leone

20.5 18 14.5

Brianne Link Daisy Farish Sheer Levitin

20 20 16

Kendra Oakley Alea Razmjou Mia Colman

26 25.5 22

Laura McKenna Kirsten Ostling Andrea Tegtmeier

36 30 29

Ashley Schulten Clementine Talmage Jessa Kinney

30 24 24

Nona Garson Peter Leone Cheyenne Sickle

26 22 20.5

Hannah Isop Hannah Isop Mattias Tromp

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Horse Owner Level 5 Jumper Castlegate Farm La Beaute Julia Workman Brown Vancouver Susan Strecker Cupid Kristen Bumpus Level 6 Jumper U2U Royal Palm Equine LLC Cyon Z B J Ehrhardt Elizabeth R Laura Chapot Level 7 Jumper Out of Ireland The Edge Quickley McLain Ward Wayfarer Lionshare Farm Modified Jr/Am Jumper Upstaire Smithfield Farms, LLC Cardiograaf Alexandra Carlton Coca II Renee Walker Pony Jumper Fox Creek’s Curious George Dianna Orona Broadway’s Puzzlepiece AKA Showstoppers LLC My Sundae Best Cameron Tague YJC 6-year-olds Marchesa Susan Stein Butter Scotch Rockmount Equestrian Corp. Hollis Wolver Hollow YJC 7 & 8-year-olds Casstess HBC Kadley Holdings LLC DHM Golden Sun Matthew Degrande Topless Redfield Farm Adult Equitation 18-35 Mary Abbruzzese Madeleine Swem Alexa Bayko Adult Equitation 36-49 Linda Corvari Maryellen Sardella Alexandra Beyrer Adult Equitation 50 & Over Maria Moalli Kim Miller Lucia Wing Adult Limit Equitation Donna Rosenwasser Torre Gassib Hannah Gerard Adult Maiden Equitation Jessica Gocke Casey Zuraitis Jennifer Kaufman Adult Novice Equitation Sarah Gleason Julie Stevenson Debra Lang



Elizabeth Sanden-Mulvey Susan Strecker Kristen Bumpus

28.5 22 22

Julie Welles Matthew Metell James Fairclough

34 34 20

Laura Chapot McLain Ward Peter Leone

24 10 10

Callie Smith Alexandra Carlton Morgan Ward

28 21.5 20

Charlie Orona Alliyah Antoniadis Cameron Tague

40 26 22

Michael Desiderio Mark Reid Matthew Metell

46.5 30 30

Julie Welles Todd Minikus Jennifer Jones

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Circuit Standings Top 3 - Equitation - Week 5 29 22 17 37 16 13 33 20 15 26 20 20 26 22 21 18 18 16

Advanced Beginner Equitation Amaya Escadon Lily Johnson Mia Chimenti Beginner Equitation Sara Pezza Yasmin Ali Chloe Bender Cross Rail Equitation Sofia Dixon Amaya Escadon Isobel Boettcher Equitation 14 & Under Danielle McIlquham Olivia Venezio Adelaide Toensing Equitation 15-17 Hannah Patten Michael Renker Lauren Henry Intermediate Equitation Phoebe Backman Samantha Mazzella Francesca Eremeeva

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Leadline Equitation Ashleigh Maura Caoimhe McCarthy Nicholas Bell Limit Equitation Chloe Wilkenfeld Francesca Eremeeva Nicola Boulter Maiden Equitation Eva Marie Fortunato Emily Maura Alice Kass Novice Equitation Charlotte Malling Geoffrey Hesslink Kathryn Dotterweich Short Stirrup Equitation Annika Srivastava Victoria Hart Abigail Gordon

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Food Festival and Charlie Daniels Band Headline Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Horse Show Championship HITS, Inc., in association with the Bardavon, is proud to announce legendary country group Charlie Daniels Band will perform a live concert immediately following the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday, September 7. Coupled with exciting equestrian show jumping and delectable food tastings, the day will serve as the culmination of the 2014 HITS-on-the-Hudson horse show circuit in Saugerties, New York. Before Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage, spectators can watch the coveted final jewel of HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping, the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix − and cheer on their favorite equestrian stars as they battle it out for a piece of the richest purse in the world. The event will feature extraordinary competition and keep spectators on the edge of their seats as champions are made. Vol. 2 No. 6 

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Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final Preliminary Top 50 Rider Standings Updated 7.29.14


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28


34 35 36 37 39 40


Kirsten Ostling Kimberly Maloomian Haleigh Landrigan Jacquelyn Maggiore Betty Oare Lena Rae Reeb Emily Miller Polly Sweeney Sara McCloskey Isabella Usenza Jordynn Shaffer Dudley Mac Farlane Emma Townsend Katie Cook Kathryn Haefner Alexa Bayko Rachael Hopkins Jenna Weiner Corinne Milbury Rindy Dominguez Rebecca Clawson Margot Peroni Jessica Pletka Stephanie Goodson Kendall Fately Amy Lloyd Thompson Heidi Kane Merle Beach Hannah Mueller Helen Kirbo Meghan Keegan Jerrie Calandra Sabrina Tirador Linda Corvari Tyler Bui Brooke Taylor Jess Lusty Larsen Murvin Patti Hooker Montana Holmes

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Freedom's Storm Urlala Acovibu Contina Baricello Private Ryan Bellefield Duet Austin Sebastian Wonder Street All Carolina CR Haribo Symphony Columbus Modigliani US Marshall Ferragamo's Feature Kavalier Eclipse Freeport Orlon Blue Monday Poetic Magnetic Paramount Samba Gracious Cosa Nostra Montreal Patrick Umberto III Wonderwall Caspar Larger Than Life KEC Kool Kat Common Sense Anucci Derby Carmina Big Bang

Sum of Points Per Entry

# of Unique Platinum Perf HP

266.00 218.00 213.00 204.00 194.00 187.00 178.00 168.00 161.00 151.00 151.00 142.00 137.00 118.00 118.00 111.00 110.00 108.00 107.00 106.00 104.00 94.00 92.00 91.00 90.00 87.00 86.00 83.00 83.00 83.00 76.00 76.00 76.00 74.00 72.00 71.00 68.00 68.00 65.00 61.00

8 5 6 7 7 8 6 6 8 5 4 5 7 4 3 7 7 4 5 3 3 3 3 3 2 4 4 4 2 2 4 3 3 4 2 3 4 4 6 1

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2014 Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final Preliminary Top 50 Rider Standings - Updated 7.28.14



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Tracy Fenney Caitlyn Shiels Megan Wexler Hunter Holloway Harold Chopping David Oliynyk Amanda Steege Jenny Karazissis Laena Romond Adrienne Iverson John French Jennifer Jones Heather Caristo-Williams Donald Sheehan Melissa Feller Marisa Metzger Buddy Brown Dorothy Douglas Hannah Isop Hope Glynn Jennifer Tate Greg Prince Ashton Alexander Erynn Ballard Nick Haness Brian Feigus Greg Crolick Ellen Toon Sulu Rose-Reed Emily Hill Patricia Griffith Morgan Ward Lynn Seithel David Wilbur Abbygale Funk Janine Weatherby Jimmy Torano Tricia O'Connor David Raposa Mary Lisa Leffler

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MTM Hands Down Kenya Allawishus Lyons Creek Bellini Caramo Generous Zidane Undeniable Shoemaker Huehuetenango Comex Gold Clear Sailing Cornetto Royal Quintessential Serafino Maillisko Cosineval S & L Braydon Red Ryder Quinnus Cavallino Maraschino Fieona Playlist Edgewood's Cilantro Quinn Carson Mirror Image Forever Pocage Marblesien Platinum Comissario Versace Till Tomorrow Rock On Derringer HH Himself Inferno Jade Zivago

Sum of Points Per Entry

# of Unique Devoucoux Classes

327.00 292.00 268.00 259.00 252.00 250.00 244.00 236.00 213.00 197.00 193.00 183.00 178.00 172.00 160.00 155.00 151.00 148.00 136.00 135.00 134.00 134.00 129.00 126.00 123.00 119.00 117.00 115.00 114.00 113.00 105.00 104.00 103.00 99.00 97.00 96.00 96.00 95.00 94.00 91.00

8 8 7 7 10 4 5 7 4 6 6 10 5 7 5 4 5 6 4 7 8 6 3 4 4 4 6 4 3 3 4 3 7 8 4 4 2 5 3 4

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Bayer's Legend Injectable Solution $250,000 Jr/A-O Jumper Prix Preliminary Top 40 Rider Standings - Updated 7.29.14

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# of Eligible Sum of prize money Jr/AO Classics Rank Rider Horse 1 Kady Abrahamson Basco H2 $8,550.00 4 2 Alec Lawler Caresse $7,500.00 5 Frances Land Vieanne $7,500.00 4 4 Karl Cook Farrari $6,600.00 5 5 Laura Linback Whittaker MVNZ $6,500.00 6 6 Michael Hughes Luxina $6,050.00 8 7 Haley Gassel Werner 61 $5,950.00 9 8 Mckayla Langmeier Classic Care $5,300.00 4 9 Robert Lee El Grecco $4,950.00 5 10 KC Van Aarem Mastermind $4,400.00 5 Dakota Schramer No Autograph's Please $4,400.00 4 12 Erin Haas As Di Chupito $4,350.00 6 13 Hayley Waters No Doubt $4,000.00 7 Hannah Von Heidegger E-Unanime De La Haie $4,000.00 6 15 Felicia Russell Habsburg 2 $3,600.00 2 Maya Nayyar Coco $3,600.00 2 17 Tamara Morse Heads Up 3E $3,550.00 5 18 Adrienne Dixon Ramazzotti 54 $3,400.00 6 19 Lily Berlin Quasiboy $3,300.00 4 20 Saree Kayne Rexar Du Houssoit $3,250.00 4 Alexa Lowe-Wiseman Excellent $3,250.00 3 22 Sarah Hubbard Athina Z $3,200.00 4 23 Stephanie Novas Amyra R $3,100.00 7 Melissa Rudershausen Gunner $3,100.00 6 25 Saree Gordon-Solanki Elastique $3,000.00 4 Eduardo Sanchez Navarro Alfie Scappino BMW $3,000.00 1 Olivia Chowdry Gaja 20 $3,000.00 1 28 Tara Couch E.V.Celine $2,800.00 3 29 Catherine Tyree Wetter $2,700.00 4 30 Andrea Torres Guerreiro Victoria $2,675.00 11 31 Kate Mulligan Acanto 7 $2,300.00 8 32 Jacqueline Steffens Quercus Van Generhese $2,200.00 5 Ali Wolff Brianda $2,200.00 2 34 Jay Land Nepal $2,100.00 4 35 Alex Parrish Frisco $2,050.00 5 36 Simonne Berg Sancerre $2,000.00 5 Brenda Riddell Wan Architect $2,000.00 4 Paige Dotson Rockford I $2,000.00 2 39 Callie Smith Captain Krutzmann $1,900.00 6 40 Hannah Holik Cupido De Laubry $1,850.00 4 *In order to be eligible to for the Bayer's Legend Injectable Solution $250,000 Jr/A-O Jumper Prix, a rider needs to compete in five (5) or more Qualifying Jr/A-O Jumper Prix at HITS. Once a rider has competed in five (5) Qualifying Jr/A-O Jumper Prix, the points accumulated on their leading horse will place them in the 2014 Bayer's Legend Injectable Solution $250,000 Jr/A-O Jumper Prix Final Rider Vol. 2 No. 6 HITS News Weekly Rankings.

2014 Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix Preliminary Top 40 Rider Standings - Updated 7.28.14 Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 30 31 32 33 35 36 37 38 39

Rider Ashlee Bond Clarke Andre Thieme Kirsten Coe Nayel Nassar Kent Farrington Beezie Madden Candice King Todd Minikus Tracy Fenney David Beisel Margie Engle Lisa Goldman Jordan Coyne Ronan McGuigan Rich Fellers Dr. Fernando Cardenas Rodrigo Pessoa Richard Spooner Bryn Sadler Darragh Kenny Harold Chopping Matias Fernandez Elizabeth Gingras Bjorn Ikast Aaron Vale Jared Petersen Charlie Jayne Darragh Kerins Peter Wylde Jenni McAllister McLain Ward Enrique Gonzalez Michael Hughes Michelle Parker John Pearce Francie Steinwedell-Carvin Eduardo Menezes Alec Lawler Ali Wolff Rusty Stewart

Horse Chela LS Contanga 3 Baronez Lordan Willow Coral Reef Via Volo Kismet 50 Quality Girl MTM Timon Ammeretto Royce Centurion B Lazaro Capall Zidane Flexible Quincy Car Status Cristallo Bon Giorno Imothep Basje Alegria Floreen SFN Colorado Spirit of Alena Titus 2:11 Chill R Z Zerro Leone Zorro Legis Venice Dulien Van De Smeets Quilebo Du Tillard MacArthur Clintord Son of a Gun Taunus Quintol Mercedes Benz Dauphin De Muze Casall IV Bristol

Sum of prize # of Eligible money Grand Prix $477,580.00 15 $354,750.00 7 $240,000.00 5 $222,330.00 13 $207,500.00 2 $104,500.00 2 $103,500.00 6 $100,500.00 11 $82,250.00 20 $80,000.00 18 $70,000.00 8 $58,000.00 13 $54,500.00 17 $45,500.00 8 $44,100.00 4 $43,050.00 7 $40,000.00 4 $36,500.00 9 $36,000.00 10 $32,000.00 6 $26,050.00 5 $26,000.00 6 $24,342.50 10 $23,500.00 6 $23,000.00 16 $22,500.00 18 $22,500.00 6 $22,000.00 8 $22,000.00 6 $20,350.00 14 $20,000.00 10 $18,860.00 9 $18,500.00 16 $18,500.00 10 $18,250.00 7 $18,000.00 7 $17,750.00 10 $17,170.00 13 $17,000.00 5 $17,000.00 4

*In order to be eligible to for the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, a rider needs to compete in eight (8) or more Qualifying Grand Prix at HITS. Once a rider has competed in eight (8) Qualifying Grand Prix, the money won on their leading horse will place them in the 2014 Zoetis Million Rider Rankings. Vol. 2 No. 6 

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Equine influenza virus (EIV) and equine herpesvirus (rhinopneumonitis) cause the most common respiratory diseases in horses — and without a second vaccination, the risk increases.1,2 Don’t take the gamble. Help protect your at-risk horse by vaccinating with FLUVAC INNOVATOR® EHV 4/1 every six months. Download the Equine Influenza Calculator on iTunes® or learn more at Join our community /eqstable EQStable™ available in the Apple® App Store®

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*EHV-1 and EHV-4 1 Fretz PB, Babiuk LA, McLaughlin B. Equine Respiratory Disease on the Western Canadian Racetracks. Can Vet J 1979;20(2):58-61. 2 Manley L, Caceres P. Retrospective Cohort Study of an Equine Influenza Outbreak in the Chilean Army in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile, during 2006, in Proceedings. 12th Symposium of the International Society for Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics, Durban, South Africa 2009:64. All trademarks are the property of Zoetis Inc., its affiliates and/or its licensors. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2013 Zoetis Inc. All rights reserved. FLU13013

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Calendar of Events 1 pm: $40,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented

HITS-on-the-Hudson VI Jul. 30 - Aug. 3

Friday1 1 pm: $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 7 pm: Eaton & Berube Children’s Hunter Pony Finals Party



12 pm: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Outside Course 1 pm: Eaton & Berube Children’s Hunter

Pony Finals Ice Cream Social at the Outside Course 2 pm: Eaton & Berube Children’s Hunter Pony Finals Phase 1 & 2 in Outside Course



1 pm: $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in Outside Course 1 pm: $10,000 Jr/A-O Jumper High Classic in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 2 pm: $100,000 Strongid® C 2X™ Grand

Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 3 pm: Eaton & Berube Children’s Hunter Pony Finals Phase 3 in Outside Course Winston National


Aug. 13-17


12 pm: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Hunter 1

1 pm: USHJA Tad Coffin Junior Equitation Finals Grand Prix Ring 2 pm: $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in Hunter 1

Sunday17 11 am: $10,000 Jr/A-O Jumper High Classic, presented by Bayer’s Legend, in Grand Prix Ring 1 pm: $40,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Grand Prix Ring Constitution Classic


Aug. 20-24


12 pm: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Hunter 1 1 pm: USHJA Children’s & Adult Amateur Jumper South Regional Championship Team Championship in Grand Prix Ring 2 pm: $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix in Hunter 1

Sunday24 11 am: $10,000 Jr/A-O Jumper High Classic, presented by Bayer’s Legend, in Grand Prix Ring Vol. 2 No. 6

by Zoetis, in Grand Prix Ring 3 pm: USHJA Children’s & Adult Amateur Jumper South Regional Championship Individual Championship in Grand Prix Ring HITS-on-the-Hudson VII

Aug. 27-31

Friday29 1 pm: $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium



2 pm: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix Wild Card in Outside Course

Sunday31 1 pm: $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Wild Card in Outside Course 1 pm: $10,000 Jr/A-O Jumper High Classic Wild Card in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 2 pm: $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII HITS Championship

Sep. 3-7

Wednesday3 10 am: IJF Four-Year-Old Eastern Regionals round 1 in Jumper 2


8 am: USHJA Child/Adult Amateur Jumper North Regional Championship Horse Inspection & Jog in Equitation Ring 8 am: IJF Four-Year-Old Eastern Regionals round 2 in Jumper 2 10 am: USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper North Regional Championship Individual Qualifiers in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium



8 am: Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final round 1 in Outside Course 10 am: $30,000 SmartPak Wild Card Grand Prix in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 1 pm: USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper North Regional Championship Team Championship in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 1 pm: Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final round 1 in Outside Course 5 pm: NY Equitation Classic round 1 in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium


10 am: Bayer’s Legend® (hyaluronate sodium) Injectable Solution $250,000 High Jr/A-O Jumper round 1 in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 11 am: Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final round 2, 3 & 4 in the Outside Course 5 pm: NY Equitation Classic round 2 in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium


8 am: Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final round 3 & 4 in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 10 am: New York Equitation Classic round 3 & 4 in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 11 am: HITS Harvest Food Fest Begins 11 am: Bayer’s Legend® (hyaluronate sodium) Injectable Solution $250,000 High Jr/A-O Jumper round 2 & 3 in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 1:30 pm: Horseware Ireland Parade of Circuit Champions in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 2 pm: Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix in Strongid® C 2X™ Grand Prix Stadium 5 pm: Charlie Daniels Band Concert in Hunter Stadium. Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals Sep. 10-14

Friday12 2 pm:

Ice Cream & Cupcake Social

sATURDAY13 6 pm: Year-End Award banquet at Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern Culpeper Finals


Sep. 24-28


12 pm: $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Hunter 1 4 pm: $10,000 Pre-Green Hunter Classic in Hunter 1


8 am: $10,000 Pyranha Jr/A-O Jumper Low Classic in Grand Prix Ring 10 am: $15,000 Jr/A-O Jumper High Classic, presented by Bayer’s Legend, in Grand Prix Ring 12:30 pm: Parade of Champions 1 pm: $40,000 HITS Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, in Grand Prix Ring

8 am: Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final round 2 in Outside Course

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HITS News Weekly Vol. 2 No. 6  

The HITS News Weekly - Saugerties Edition tells you what's happening in the winner's circle and behind the scenes at HITS-on-the-Hudson.

HITS News Weekly Vol. 2 No. 6  

The HITS News Weekly - Saugerties Edition tells you what's happening in the winner's circle and behind the scenes at HITS-on-the-Hudson.