Competition Returns to Lamplight Equestrian Center for the Spring Spectacular Series
The first week of the HITS Chicago Spring Spectacular Series was host to USEF-Rated Hunter/Jumper competition at beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center. Exhibitors were excited to return for the second Spring Series this season and compete for top prize money in featured competition. Highlights from this week included the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, and $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Read on for a recap on the winners!
3rd Place: Jaclyn Duff & EH ALL OR NONE [35.93, 4-Faults]
Joining the winner's circle in the $25,000 Smartpak Grand Prix on Friday was Stephen Foran and COLOUR YOUR DAY with one of two double clears in the class. Foran bested the field in a time of 36.94 and zero faults to claim the blue ribbon.
2nd Place: Ryan Sassmannshausen & SKY HIGH [37.22]
3rd Place: Collin Reynolds & CHICCO W [40.54, 4-Faults]
2nd Place: Elizabeth Schumann & PRINCETON [38.63, 12-Faults]
3rd Place: Duff & EH ALL OR NONE [79.17]
The final featured Jumper class of the week on Sunday was the exciting $50,000 HITS Grand Prix where Reynolds and CHICCO W crossed the timers in 49.77 to complete the only clear round of the jump-off and claim the top spot.
2nd Place: Munson & ZONDERLING [41.28, 4-Faults]
3rd Place: Linda Radigan & BALVENEUR Z [44.12, 4-Faults]
$2,500 NAL Jr/A-O/Am Jumper Classic: Cathy Rolfs & COCO CHANELLE
$5,000 Jr/A-O/Am Medium Jumper Classic: Julia Hasler & HARLEY DAVID
$1,500 NAL Children's & Adult High Jumper Classic: Sadie Barnett & CARTHESINO Z
3rd Place: Elise Iafrate & NABISCO [167.5]