Week III of the Great American Summer Series, presented by Alliant Private Client, was host to the first of two World Champion Hunter Rider weeks, the $200,000 Voltaire Grand Prix and a $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. HITS congratulates all featured class winners and division champions this week, and looks forward to Summer Series IV coming up this week in the ‘Heart of the Hudson Valley’!

HITS thanks exhibitors for continuing to comply with the health and safety measures being implemented including, social distancing, wearing of masks, and hand washing. As the Great American Summer Series continues, please be sure you review all protocols outlined in the HITS Horse Show Protocol prior to your arrival.

Taking home the blue ribbon in the $5,000 HITS Open Welcome was Diego Perez Bilbao and IMAGINE VAN DE HERMITAGE in a time of 43.589.
2nd Place: Quentin Judge & HH BRESIL DE RIVERLAND [44.034]
3rd Place: Peter Lutz & CHICAGO HOF EVERSEM Z [45.532]

Thursday’s featured class in the Grand Prix Stadium was the $10,000 HITS 1.40m Jumper Classic where Rodrigo Pessoa and FARRERO secured first place in a time of 40.093.
2nd Place: Laura Chapot & OUT OF IRELAND [40.155]
3rd Place: Jordan Coyle & ESSENAR CRIXUS [40.664]

Nayel Nassar and OAKS REDWOOD flew to the top placing in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix on Friday as they crossed the timers in 44.749.
2nd Place: McLain Ward & IMAGINE VAN DE HERMITAGE [45.462]
3rd Place: Bliss Heers & ANTIDOTE DE MARS [45.744]

Saturday featured the $10,000 Saugerties Steamboat Co. Jumper Classic where Lauren Fischer rode GK CALIFORNIA to first place in a time of 53.398.
2nd Place: Adrienne Sternlicht & PEMBROKE [54.849]
3rd Place: Perez Bilbao & HARINA TOUCH W [56.494]

Jumper Classic Winners

7,500 M&S Children’s/Adult High Jumper Classic: Kimberly Corts & DARTANI
$1,000 Harcour M&S Children’s & Adult Jumper Classic – Low:
Camille Sinturel & MEMPHIS BLUES
$250 M&S Children’s & Adult Modified Jumper Classic:
Casey Zuraitis & KT GUARENTEED
$2,500 Jr/A-O/Am 1.25m Jumper Classic: Amy Shafmaster & BASJE
$5,000 Pyranha Jr/A-O/Am 1.35m Jumper Classic:
$7,500 Jr/A-O/Am 1.45m Jumper Classic:
Carolina Drummond & JOULES VD HOOGHOEVE

Coyle has been on fire at the Great American Summer Series. With a one-two finish in last week’s $100,000 HITS Grand Prix, he continued his hot streak taking the win again this week in the $200,000 Voltaire Grand Prix, laying down the fastest time in the jump-off of 43.117 aboard ERISTOV.
2nd Place: Scott Keach & FEDOR [43.669]
3rd Place: Sternlicht & BENNY’S LEGACY [44.326]

On Saturday afternoon, Hunter riders showed up and showed off in the Grand Prix Stadium for the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix and the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Up first was the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix, where Junior and Amateur riders competed for the top prize. The blue ribbon ride was awarded to Alexa Bayko and CANOLETTO for their scores of 86 and 83, totaling a 169.
2nd Place: Dylan Bazaar & NASHVILLE [161]
3rd Place: Christina Kourgelis & CAYETANO [158.5]

After a top finish in last weeks $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, Hannah Isop returned to take first place in the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby aboard SINCERELY. Isop scored a 91 in the Hunter Classic round and a 92 in the Handy Hunter round for a two-round total of 183.
2nd Place: Cassandra Kahle & CORRAGIO [182]
3rd Place: Geoffrey Hesslink & LUMINOSITY [177.5]

Hunter Classic Winners

$1,000 Eastern Hay Amateur-Owner 3’3″ Hunter Classic:
$1,000 Junior 3’3″ Hunter Classic: Anna Leighton & E-JAZZ
$1,000 Jr/A-O 3’6″ Hunter Classic: Kelly Tropin & CHABLIS
$1,000 Perfect Products Pony Hunter Classic: Erin Morera & STOLE THE SHOW
$500 M&S SmartPak Adult Hunter Classic: Caroline Lloyd & CARTELLO Z
$500 M&S Child Hunter Classic – Horse: Kaylin Sculthorpe & MR. BLUE SKY
$500 M&S Child Hunter Classic – Pony: Isabella Roman & CACIQUE
$250 M&S Bit O’ Straw Hunter Classic: Abigail Braese & GRAYSON
M&S Novice Adult Hunter Classic: Braese & GRAYSON
M&S Novice Child Hunter Classic: Tea Zegarac-Pollock & BRAVEHEART

Click here for the full listing of results from the Great American Summer Series III at HITS Saugerties.