HITS Ocala Holiday Shows Conclude with the Ocala Holiday Classic

Aaron Vale dominates; Enjoy a wonderful holiday and we'll see you in January for the 41st HITS Ocala Winter Circuit!

The 2021 HITS Ocala Holiday Series wrapped up this past week with the Ocala Holiday Classic. Even more happy exhibitors, spectators, and staff took to HITS Post Time Farm to begin a new competition year and get ready for the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. Read on for a recap of the week's featured classes.

Aaron Vale's week got off to a big start during Wednesday's $2,500 Open Welcome, where he swept the podium. Vale had the only three entries that advanced to the jump-off, ensuring his victory. His first attempt at the short course, aboard CHACCMAN, proved to be his fastest at a time of 31.999.

2nd Place: Vale & GRAY'S INN [33.143]
3rd Place: Vale & KRUG Z [34.562]
Vale's impressive rides continued in Friday's $20,000 SmartPak Open Prix, but it was Callan Solem taking the win aboard HORION DE LIBERSART. Solem posted the fastest of four double-clear showings with a time of 44.894.

2nd Place: Vale & KRUG Z [45.389]
3rd Place: Vale & OBI WAN [46.808]
In Saturday's $10,000 Open Prix, Vale returned to the top, this time riding I ADERMIE R4. The pair posted the first of two clear jump-off rounds in a very speedy 38.614.

2nd Place: Carly Campbell-Cooper & HALIFAX KDW Z [44.394]
3rd Place: Madison Kondracki & STAKKO [4-faults, 39.590]
The $25,000 HITS Grand Prix took place on Sunday afternoon, and once again, the win went to Aaron Vale. Vale placed all four of his mounts in the top five, claiming the blue ribbon with OBI WAN. The pair were the last to return for the jump-off and posted a time of 40.097.

2nd Place:  Santiago Lambre & DINGEMAN [40.465]
3rd Place:  Vale & CHACCMAN [41.820]
Jumper Classic Winners

$2,000 M&S/NAL/WIHS Child/Adult Jumper Classic: Sophia Ayers & SUCANO

$2,500 NAL Junior/Amateur 1.25m Jumper Classic: Hayley Waters & VITEL SOURDIN

$5,000 Junior/Amateur 1.35m Jumper Classic: Mallory Vale & GRAY'S INN
Hunter Classic Winners

$500 SmartPak/M&S/NAL/WIHS Adult Hunter Classic: Abigail Zuckerman & INDIGO

$1,000 CWD Junior/A-O Hunter Classic: Laura Linback & THE FULL MONTY
Click here for the full listing of results from the HITS Ocala Holiday Series