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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.

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