- Hunter Jumper

Lisa Goldman-Smolen Makes It Two in a Row Profitable $25k HITS Grand Prix at HITS Chicago

Lisa Goldman-Smolen is on a streak with no indicators of slowing down. After profitable the primary week’s $25,000 HITS Grand Prix at HITS Chicago with Sovereign, she returned this Saturday together with her profitable mount from the Nice American $300,000 Grand Prix, Ivaro N, and took dwelling the highest prize after holding the lead from begin to end. To not be outdone by his barn mate, Sovereign took dwelling third with Smolen, whereas Katie Leverick and Hardy slid into the second-place place.

After taking his 8-year-old yr off because of Smolen’s being pregnant, Ivaro N stepped into his personal in 2022 and continued his streak into 2023 for proprietor Barbara Disko. “Final yr was superb after which he has been superb this yr too,” expressed Smolen after her win. “He saved the streak rolling over the winter. He did very nicely in loads of these Sunday $100,000 Grand Prix lessons at HITS Ocala. He’s been nothing however unbelievable. I feel giving him that little little bit of time as an 8-year-old was actually nice for him.”

Mechlin Farm Shines in $5,000 USHJA Nationwide Derby

Mechlin Farm had a dominating efficiency throughout Friday’s $5,000 USHJA Nationwide Hunter Derby at HITS Chicago. Sarah Mechlin Duhon led the way in which together with her veteran mount Monterius after executing a flawless useful spherical. Katie Kantrovitz and Shenanigans, who’re skilled by Duhon, adopted intently in second place, whereas Duhon additionally nabbed each third and fourth with Rold Gold and Zinc, respectively.

“I’m tremendous happy with this system – we’ve such a tremendous group,” expressed Duhon after main the lap of honor. “Profitable these lessons isn’t concerning the individual within the irons; it’s about all people on the group!”

Caroline Weeden and Spellbound Seize Efficiency 3’6” Hunters Championship

Skilled hunters as soon as once more kicked off the week at HITS Chicago as riders returned for the second week of the Lamplight Spring Traditional. The Efficiency 3’6” Hunter divisions took middle stage, the place Caroline Weeden had a standout week aboard Spellbound. The duo took dwelling two blues over fences on their technique to the division’s championship title.

“We obtained Spellbound from Spencer Smith when he was 5, and we truly named him after Smith and name him ‘Spencer’ at dwelling. Spellbound is 9 now, and he at all times produces and goes so good. He’s simply tremendous enjoyable to experience and have within the steady.”

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