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February 22, 2013

Updated: Horse Tests Positive For EHV-1 At HITS Ocala

After a horse competing at the HITS Ocala show in Ocala, Fla., tested positive for the neurological form of the equine herpes virus (EHV-1), that horse is in stable condition, the HITS shows in Ocala are continuing as usual with one tent barn in quarantine, the showgrounds at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival had a horse with a suspicious fever that tested negative for EHV-1, and seven state quarantines are in place in Florida. 

September 10, 2012

The Impressionist Paints In Blue At $250,000 HITS Hunter Prix

We all know what it’s like to jump a jump and then have no idea which way to turn. Now, imagine your brain freezing up like that in a class worth $250,000.

September 10, 2012

Sienna Takes The Stage In $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 9

As she walked in the in-gate for the last round, Patricia Griffith got to use a little bit of the advice she’s been repeating to her students for years.

“I was just thinking ‘I want to have a round that I’m happy with and whatever happens happens,’” she said. “I’ve been doing this long enough to know that it’s really easy to mess yourself up. When I teach kids, I always tell them ‘Worry about yourself.’ I think that’s what I tried to do.”

September 9, 2012

Ward Claims Pot Of Gold At HITS Saugerties

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 9

As I drove from the HITS-on-the-Hudson showgrounds to the Albany airport, I passed through a furious rain shower. Then, an intensely vivid rainbow appeared. But it was a bit too late—an hour before, McLain Ward had picked up the pot of gold.

With the only double clear of the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix on Antares F, Ward triumphed over the richest grand prix in the United States. He earned $350,000 for Antares’ owners, Grant Road Partners.

September 8, 2012

C Coast Z Cruises At HITS Hunter Prix

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 8

Dark storm clouds loomed on the horizon all day, but the real threat in the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix was the contingent of riders from Heritage Farm.

After Rounds 1 and 2 concluded, Heritage’s Lillie Keenan is in first with her C Coast Z, Patricia Griffith is in second on Lexi Maounis’ Sienna, and Matthew Metell claimed fourth overall with Heritage’s Pioneer.

Californian Hope Glynn nudged into the standings by riding Chance Of Flurries into third.

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