Elizabeth Traband and Jennifer Brennan Win $7,500 M&S/Tuff Rider-Equine Couture Children’s and Adult Jumper Classics

Ocala, Florida (January 31, 2015): Riders competed under the lights in the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium last week in the $7,500 Marshall & Sterling/TuffRider-Equine Couture Children’s and Adult Jumper Classics Saturday night at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala.

Danny Foster of Milton, Ontario, designed the 15 effort course set at 1.10 meters. In the children’s jumper section, six jumped clean and four were clear in the jump-off.

The class was won with in a time of 41.022 seconds by Elizabeth Traband of Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, riding Kaleidoscope LLC’s Stella Cadente. Danny Mahon of Argyle, Texas, riding KW Mahon, Inc.’s Juliet, was second with no faults in 43.114. Lillian Kirbo of Tallahassee, Florida, was third riding her own Jumbo Jet with a clear in 43.475. Cha Cha owned and ridden by Georgina-Lockwood Taylor of Cincinnati, Ohio, was fourth with a clear round in 44.807.

Ownership of first-place winner Stella Cadente will be changing to Traband herself thanks to the kindness of owner Paula Frohring. Frohring’s trainer, Elizabeth Solter, who was a very good friend, made arrangements before she passed away to ensure that Stella Cadente, also known as Chichi, would always have a good home. Frohring followed through with her wish and recently transferred ownership to Traband.

Traband said, “I was lucky enough to show Chichi in early 2013 and I just got her back right before Christmas. Chichi will have a home for life.”

Jennifer Brennan of Norristown, Pennsylvania, riding Shannondell Farm’s Spalding, topped the adult section of the $7500 M&S TuffRider-Equine Couture Classic. Out of 32 riders, 14 went clear and moved on to the jump-off.

Brennan went first on her 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood that measures a full 18 hands. Spalding has just recovered from a life-threatening injury in July and is on the comeback trail. They galloped from the start, made the inside turn and made it look easy, stopping the clock at 40.312 seconds, setting the Great American Time to Beat. Brennan said, “With 13 in the jump-off you have to make them chase you.”

Casey Mills of Milton, Georgia, on her own Secret Agent, came the closest with a clear round in 44.603. David Richards of Reddick, Florida, riding La Chunga, was third with a clear round in 46.618, and Renee Gruenthal of Califon, New Jersey, riding Askano rounded out the clear rounds in the jump off with a time of 49.782 for fourth place.

Select HITS Thermal and Hits Ocala Grand Prix events are available to watch live and on-demand at USEFNetwork.com.

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Jennifer Brennan, riding Shannondell Farm, Incplace first in the Saturday, January 31, 2015 $7,500 M&S/TuffRider-Equine Couture Child Jumper High.

$7,500 M&S/TuffRider-Equine Couture Adult Jumper High

Place Horse Owner Rider Prize Rd. 1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1 Spalding Shannondell Farm, Inc. Jennifer Brennan $2,200 0 0 40.312
2 Secret Agent Casey Millis Casey Millis $1,550 0 0 44.603
3 La Chunga David Richards David Richards $1,050 0 0 46.618
4 Askano Renee Gruenthal Renee Gruenthal $700 0 0 49.782
5 Liberty Natasha Werpy Natasha Werpy $600 0 4 41.282
6 Tout Court Z Chantal Masselin Chantal Masselin $500 0 4 41.968
7 Fitz Faifield Farms LLC Meghan Flanagan $450 0 4 42.019
8 Revelation Fairfield Farms LLC Meghan Flanagan $450 0 4 44.756
9 Rigoletto Du Lys B&C Equine Investments, LLC Casey Millis * 0 4 51.585
10 Fiumes Shannondell Farm, Inc. Jennifer Brennan * 0 5 54.024
11 Westwind Erin Lockwood Erin Lockwood * 0 6 55.335
12 Enchilotti Christina Webb Christina Webb * 0 8 43.236



















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Elizabeth Traband, riding Kaleidescape LLC's Stella Cadente, place first in the Saturday, January 31, 2015 $7,500 M&S/TuffRider-Equine Couture Child Jumper High.

$7,500 M&S/TuffRider-Equine Couture Child Jumper High

Place Horse Owner Rider Prize Rd. 1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1 Stella Cadente Kaleidescape LLC Elizabeth Traband $2,200 0 0 41.022
2 Juliet KW Mahon Inc. Danny Mahon $1,550 0 0 43.114
3 Jumbo Jet Lillian Kirbo Lillian Kirbo $1,050 0 0 43.475
4 Cha Cha Georgina Lockwood-Taylor Georgina Lockwood-Taylor $700 0 0 44.827
5 Cat Woman Daniel White Gabrielle Calvert $600 0 4 40.030
6 Boston VDL Bridget Perier Bridget Perier $500 0 4 42.335
7 Chuba Chup Stuart Morse Danny Mahon $450 4 * *
8 Why Not Ashland Farms Jade Webby $450 4 * *
9 Fleetwood Mac Ann Dotoli Sunny Drescher * 4 * *
10 Blackhawk Lisa Goldman Noa Leibson * 4 * *
11 Hagrid Van Ten Biesen Hadley Benneyan Rhian Murphy * 4 * *
12 Daredevil Christian Oliver Ting Oliver * 4 * *



About HITS, Inc.
HITS, Inc. produces high quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the Village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York, and Virginia.

While hosting the richest weekend in show jumping at HITS-on-the-Hudson, HITS also formed the Triple Crown of Show Jumping. This includes the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by Mortgage Call, in Thermal, California, the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida, and Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by Wells Fargo, in Saugerties, New York.

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