The six-week summer series continues at the beautiful Lamplight Equestrian Center, the new home of the HITS Chicago Show Series. Check out the featured hunter and jumper class winners from Equifest Series I, which featured the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix and $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

Kelly Soleau-Millar led the way in the $2,500 Open Welcome in the Grand Prix Ring on Wednesday, taking top honors aboard FAVORIET U in a time of 34.489.
2nd Place: Jonathon Millar & BLOSSOM Z [31.225]
3rd Place: Holly Shepherd & CHS KROOZE [31.289]

Featured competition continued on Thursday with the $5,000 Jumper Classic where Charlie Jayne took first place aboard EVER BLUE in a time of 37.823.
2nd Place: Graciela Robert & CASANOVA B [38.546]
3rd Place: Dorothy Douglas & CORNADA B [39.033]

Tracy Fenney kept her winning streak alive, taking home top honors in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at Summertime III and again last week during Equifest I. A time of 38.914 aboard MTM REVE DU PARADIS secured the win for Fenney on Friday.
2nd Place: Millar & VALINSKI S [39.014]
3rd Place: Kasey Ament & DEXTER R [40.608]

The $10,000 Open Jumper Prix took place on Saturday where Robert took home the blue ribbon aboard CASANOVA B in a time of 37.670.
2nd Place: Douglas & MTM CORNADA B [38.780]
3rd Place: Soleau-Millar & FAVORIET U [38.902]

Shepherd moved up from her third place finish on Wednesday to take home top honors in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix on Sunday aboard CHS KROOZE. Of the eight riders who returned for the jump-off, only three jumped double clean. Shepherd’s time of 39.117 was the quickest of the three double clean rides to take home the first place ribbon.
2nd Place: Erin Davis-Heineking & LEONIE [40.570]
3rd Place: Jayne & AMICE Z [41.294]

Jumper Classic Winners

$1,000 M&S/WIHS Children’s & Adult High Jumper Classic: Celine Afshari & HC ELI
$1,000 NAL Children’s & Adult Jumper Classic: Gabriella Curry & CHAVIANA
$1,000 M&S Modified Children’s & Adult Jumper Classic: Eliot Schmitt & ICARUS VALANTE
$1,000 Dever M&S Children’s & Adult Low Jumper Classic: Sadie Barnett & NABUCO
$2,500 Chicago Equine Jr/A-O/Am 1.20m Jumper Classic: Paige Myers & KLYDE’S GETAWAY
$5,000 Pyranha Jr/A-O/Am 1.35m Jumper Classic: Alexandra Elkins & CASHMERE 33
$7,500 Jr/A-O/Am 1.40m Jumper Classic: Natalie Jayne & DIAMOND D

HITS Chicago features weekly hunter competition which includes USHJA National and International Hunter Derbies throughout the season. On Friday afternoon, a field of top riders joined the Main Hunter Ring all in the hunt for the top prize of the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

The winning ride was awarded to Lauren Underhill & VULCAN. This team scored an 84.5 in the Hunter Classic Round and an 87 in the in the Handy Hunter Round for an overall score of 171.5 and the blue ribbon.
2nd Place: Jennifer Alfano & JEFFERSON [171]
3rd Place: Taylor Holstead & ROC’S ALL THAT [169.65]

Hunter Classic Winners

$750 USHJA Green Hunter Challenge: Alfano & RHAPSODY
$1,000 USHJA Green Hunter Incentive: Tina Judge-Boyle & NORDIC VAN DEN BISSCHOP
$1,000 AIG Junior Hunter Classic: Alexis Ortiz & POETIC
$1,000 Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic: Kit McClorey & HIGH TIDE
$500 SmartPak M&S Adult Hunter Classic: Julia Barnes & SIMPLY COOL
$500 M&S Children’s Hunter Classic: Cristian Hacker & MTM PASSPORT

For a complete listing of results from Equifest I, click here. The Equifest Series features weekly National Hunter Derbies, bi-weekly Grand Prix, and a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby during Week II.