Exhibitors joined up back at the Lamplight Equestrian Center for the HITS Chicago Summertime Series featuring top hunter and jumper competition.
Kicking off the week with a one-two finish was Jonathon Millar in the $2,500 Open Welcome on Wednesday. Millar took home top honors aboard VALINSKI S in a time of 36.597.
2nd Place: Millar & BLOSSOM Z [38.001]
3rd Place: Madelyn Cardelli & BAAL BERITH [38.108]
Dorothy Douglas joined the Winner’s Circle on Thursday aboard MTM CORNADA B for her win in the $5,000 Jumper Classic in a time of 45.602.
2nd Place: Goldman-Smolen & VALLADAM [48.379]
3rd Place: Mathis Schwentker & CHARLY-ANN [51.749]
Friday competition featured the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, where Schwentker took home the blue ribbon aboard NKH CARUSO in a time of 38.890.
2nd Place: Lauren Balcomb & VERDINI D’HOUTVELD Z [40.784]
3rd Place: Johan Kachelhoffer & CARLOS 691 [42.507]
Already having a great season at HITS Chicago, Sharn Wordley claimed another featured win in the Grand Prix Ring. Wordley rode HELIOS to a top placing in the $10,000 HITS Open Jumper Prix as he crossed the timers in 38.999.
2nd Place: Goldman-Smolen & RARITY [40.433]
3rd Place: Kasey Ament & GAIA [40.950]
A beautiful week came to a wrap with Tracy Fenney leading the way in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix. Fenney had three in the jump-off and her eye on the prize as she returned for the jump-off with each. As the last to jump-off aboard IGOR VAN DE HEIBOS, it was Fenney’s final shot at the blue ribbon and a time of 41.381 secured just that!
2nd Place: Wordley & ESMEE [41.656]
3rd Place: Douglas & MTM CHELSEA 98 [43.339]
Jumper Classic Winners
$1,000 M&S/WIHS Children’s & Adult Jumper Classic: Charlie Kemper & ITALIA
$1,000 NAL Children’s & Adult Jumper Classic:
Rebecca Gutstein & CHICAGO VAN OVERIS Z
$1,000 M&S Modified Children’s & Adult Jumper Classic: Madelyn McDowell & DIO MIO
$1,000 Dever M&S Children’s & Adult Jumper Classic: Hilary Dossett & ROCHIDEE
$2,500 Chicago Equine Jr/A-O/Am 1.25m Jumper Classic:
Charlise Casas & REMBRANDT BLUE
$5,000 Pyranha Jr/A-O/Am 1.35m Jumper Classic: Kady Abrahamson & CASTELLO D
$7,500 Jr/A-O/Am 1.40m Jumper Classic: Kyle Perkovich & HIT ME VAN’T ZORGVLIET
Carlee McCutcheon and HALO took home first place in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Scores of 87 and 88 for a two-round total of 175 would secure top honors for this team.
2nd Place: Meghan Kaupp & JETSON 
3rd Place: Traci Ribeiro & ABUDABI [165.5]
Hunter Classic Winners
$1,000 USHJA Green Incentive: John French & BABYLON
$1,000 AIG Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic: Elianna Kirson & CANDOR
$500 SmartPak M&S Children’s/Adult Hunter Classic: Amy Muslin & EILEEN
For a complete listing of results from Summertime Series I, click here.