The HITS Chicago Equifest Series has come to a close at Lamplight Equestrian Center. Equifest III was host to USEF-Rated Premier Hunter/Jumper 4* competition that featured a $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, and $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Keep reading to catch up on the week's big winners!
The $2,500 HITS Open Welcome kicked off highlighted Jumper competition on Wednesday. Tiffany Hammack rode GHANA FS Z to the win with a clean jump-off in only 37.59, for a tight victory of less than two-tenths of a second!
- 2nd Place: Lauren Hester & HAPPY FEET B [37.73]
- 3rd Place: Ryan Sassmannshausen & SUEDWIND'S I'M UDO [4-faults, 42.53]
In Thursday's $5,000 1.35m Jumper Classic, Hester
& HAPPY FEET B rose to the top spot on the podium. They were the only pair to go clean in the jump-off, putting down a time of 40.38.
- 2nd Place: Ella Mauritzson & BARCLAY B [4-faults, 41.78]
- 3rd Place: JJ Atkinson & CENTAGRAAF BVR [11-faults, 50.76]