The Great American Summer Series, presented by Alliant Private Client, continued with the $200,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix and $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby.

Nayel Nasser and HERMELIEN VD HOOGHOEVE kicked-off the week with a blue ribbon finish in the $5,000 HITS Open Welcome on Wednesday. Nassar was the last rider to advance to the jump-off and laid down the trip in a time of 38.644.
2nd Place: Jonathan McCrea & JASMIJN [39.010]
3rd Place: Peter Lutz & CHICAGO HOF EVERSEM Z [39.161]

Topping the field by nearly a second in the $10,000 HITS 1.40m Jumper Classic on Thursday was Laura Chapot and GIDEON in a remarkably fast time of 31.621.
2nd Place: Diego Perez Bilbao & HELIOS [32.897]
3rd Place: Bliss Heers & GOODBYE [34.248]

Joining the Winner’s Circle to take home first place in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix was Leslie Howard and DONNA SPECIALE in a time of 37.396.
2nd Place: Jordan Coyle & PICADOR [37.948]
3rd Place: Adrienne Sternlicht & BENNYS LEGACY [37.396]

Sternlicht moved up in the standings on Saturday to win the $10,000 Saugerties Steamboat Co. Jumper Classic aboard QUIDAM MB in a time of 34.475.
2nd Place: Laura Bowery & ZERLY [35.436]
3rd Place: Stella Manship & DUNDALK [35.767]

Jumper Classic Winners

$2,500 M&S Children’s High Jumper Classic: Caroline Saunders & COLORADO W
$2,500 M&S Adult High Jumper Classic: Rachael Kealey & ELECTRA
$1,000 Harcour M&S Children’s & Adult Jumper Classic – Low: Emily Gilbert & COCO CHELLO
$250 M&S Children’s & Adult Modified Jumper Classic: Elli Pope & VALENTINA
$2,500 Jr/A-O/Am 1.25m Jumper Classic: Anna Perlow & BRIGHTLY
$5,000 Pyranha Jr/A-O/Am 1.35m Jumper Classic: Tori Corts & BON JOVI
$7,500 Jr/A-O/Am 1.45m Jumper Classic: Stephanie Gallucci & FREDIE LEVA

Coyle has dominated the high performance jumper competition at the Great American Summer Series so far, taking several top placings in featured jumper competition which includes many blue ribbons. Coyle claimed top honors once again in the $200,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix aboard PICADOR, taking the blue ribbon for the third consecutive week in Sunday’s featured class.

A pair of unlucky rails on Coyle’s first ride, WARNIKE, in the jump-off would put the pressure on PICADOR, his second ride. A time of 37.018 would secure the win, separating Coyle from the rest of the field by over a full second.

Purina Animal Nutrition is the Official Feed of HITS Horse Shows and awarded Coyle with some of their signature horse treats. For more information on Purina or to order Purina Feed at any HITS Show, stop by the Horse Show Office. Each week the winner of the Grand Prix on Sunday is also awarded a Heart Monitoring System, sponsored by Hylofit.
2nd Place: Lucy Deslauriers & HESTER [38.615]
3rd Place: Mario Deslauriers & AMSTERDAM 27 [38.949]

The Outside Course featured the $2,500 National Hunter Derby on Saturday which was split into two sections, professionals and non-professionals. Scores of 88.5 in the Hunter Classic Round and the 94 in the Handy Hunter Round for a cumulative score of 182.5 solidified first place for Cassandra Kahle and ESPRIT DE VICTOIRE in the professional section of the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby.
2nd Place: Brooke Chasin & WISDOM [179]
3rd Place: Hannah Isop & CUE THE BLUE [178]

Meghan Knapic and ALL SO BLUE shined in the non-professional section of the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby scoring a 92 in the Hunter Classic Round and a 90 in the Handy Hunter Round for an overall score of 182.
2nd Place: Catherine Cowie & TRAVELLER [179.5]
3rd Place: Baylee McKeever & FLIRT [169]

The Grand Prix Stadium was transformed into a Derby Field on Saturday afternoon for the second of three $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derbies featured during the Great American Summer Series.

Rising to a first place finish was Jennifer Jones for her ride aboard HIGHLIGHTER. Jones led the way in the Hunter Classic Round topping the field with the high score of 190. Added to that was her score of 197 in the Handy Hunter Round, for a cumulative score of 387 to take home the Champion title.
2nd Place: David Wilbur & CHARISMO [381]
3rd Place: Isop & RED RYDER [379]

Hunter Classic Winners

$1,000 Eastern Hay Amateur-Owner 3’3″ Hunter Classic: Callie Seaman & SILVER LINING
$1,000 Junior 3’3″ Hunter Classic: Anna Leighton & E-JAZZ
$1,000 Jr/A-O 3’6″ Hunter Classic: Seaman & PROLIFIC
$1,000 Perfect Products Pony Hunter Classic: Hayley Hewitt & ENOUGH SAID
$500 M&S SmartPak Adult Hunter Classic: Erin Brody & JALISCO
$500 M&S Child Hunter Classic – Horse: Luna Baron & CITY SMARTS
$500 M&S Child Hunter Classic – Pony: Alessandra Veltri & A DARK HERO
$250 M&S Bit O’ Straw Hunter Classic: Kira Sfera & GALILEO
M&S Novice Adult Hunter Classic: Kira Sfera & GALILEO
M&S Novice Child Hunter Classic: Sophia Michaels & REMASTERED
Short Stirrup Hunter Classic: Hannah Grace Schenck & YOU’VE GOT MAIL
Long Stirrup Hunter Classic: Chandler Asher & BUCKINGHAM PALACE NHF

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