You could almost hear Bon Jovi singing “Oh, we’re halfway there” as the hunters dueled it out in both the Platinum Performance $100,000 Hunter Prix and the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. Both hunter classes offer four rounds held over three days. Friday commenced it all, with the scores from that day combined with Saturday’s Round 2 scores to determine who qualifies for the top 25 that jump again on Sunday
To break it down:
All entries competed in Round 1 and Round 2. Round 1’s score carried over to Round 2. The total of those scores determined who achieved the desired top 25 positions to jump in Round 3 on Sunday.
But tomorrow is a new day. As the riders enter for Round 3, they start with a clean slate and no previous scores. Then the top four return to complete the fourth, and final, round where one will be named the champion with Queen hopefully playing through the loudspeakers.
In the Platinum Performance $100,000 Hunter Prix, Augusta Iwasaki couldn’t be touched. She took the top placings overall on Illusion and Small Adventure.
Jenny Karazissis showed all that today she was on fire, taking home the top spot in Round 2 on Undeniable. She sits in second overall in the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final behind Patricia Griffith and Stellar.
Check back tomorrow for our coverage on the Platinum Performance $100,000 Hunter Prix Final, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final, Black Barn $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix and the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix. For more results, click here.