Jordan Coyle Kicks-Off the Spring Spectacular Series with a Three-Peat
The HITS team is happy to be back in our element with horse shows starting with HITS Chicago at Lamplight Equestrian Center. From Hunter Derby to the Grand Prix, riders are excited to be back showing.
Through the opening last week and as the summer continues, we expect that the horse shows will grow. While HITS is fortunate to have the green light to horse show again, we must stress that under the current conditions it is imperative that all participants continue to practice social distancing. To continue to produce the safest and most enjoyable horse shows for all participants mask wearing and other safety protocols must be followed by all.
The HITS Horse Show Protocol is in place and we expect 100% cooperation this coming week and throughout the rest of the season at HITS Chicago. If you are on your way to HITS Chicago, please be sure that you review the HITS Horse Show Protocol prior to your arrival.
Week I of the Spring Spectacular Series is a wrap and what a fantastic week it was! Featured classes kicked-off in the Grand Prix Ring with the $2,500 Open Welcome where Kyle Perkovich claimed top honors aboard HIT ME VAN'T ZORGVLIET in a time of 30.211.
Jordan Coyle started off a successful week on Thursday, finishing first in the $5,000 Jumper Classic aboard ARISO. Coyle finished clean in a time of 42.335 to take home the blue ribbon.
2nd Place: F. Peter Jordan & DORNELLA D'ENFER [48.572] 3rd Place: Jordan & P&F CORDILLO Z [50.264]
After a great circuit at HITS Ocala, Sharn Wordley won the first Grand Prix of the season at HITS Chicago on Friday. As last to return for the jump-off, a time of 41.629 aboard CASPER secured first place in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix.
2nd Place: Johan Kachelhoffer & CARLOS 691 [42.308] 3rd Place: Goldman-Smolen & NIKE [42.597]
On Saturday afternoon, Coyle claimed his second feature class title winning the $10,000 Open Jumper Prix aboard WARNIKE in a time of 31.424.
2nd Place: Ashley Miles & KARTOUCH VAN DE BROUWERSHOEVE [34.524] 3rd Place: Brady Hayes & DES LE DEBUT [36.245]
Coyle completed the hat-trick at Spring Spectacular I in spectacular fashion, with a one-two finish in the in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix on Sunday. Coyle and WARNIKE were the first to return for the jump-off and crossed the timers in a blazing 37.947 and never relinquished the lead. Coyle also took the red ribbon with ARISO.
$2,500 Chicago Equine Jr/A-O/Am 1.25m Jumper Classic: Molly Struve & PIXEL $5,000 Pyranha Jr/A-O/Am 1.35m Jumper Classic: Ashley Miles & KARTOUCH VAN DE BROUWERSHOEVE
In the Hunter Ring, Taylor Holstead and ROC'S ALL THAT joined the Winner's Circle to accept the blue ribbon in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. This pair earned scores of 91 and 92, for a cumulative score of 183.
2nd Place: Grace Grove & VINCENZO  3rd Place: Linda Radigan & CHARISMATIC 
$1,000 AIG Jr/A-O Hunter Classic: Holstead & ROC'S ALL THAT
For a complete listing of results from Spring Spectacular I, click here. HITS is excited for another great week of competition at Lamplight Equestrian Center for the Spring Spectacular Series. To ensure HITS Chicago is safe and enjoyable for everyone, be sure you check out the HITS Quick Tips and HITS Horse Show Protocol online or email us if you have any questions.