Karl Cook Makes a Clean Sweep at the National Sunshine Series
Thermal, CA (November 11, 2014): Karl Cook, who captured the $75,000 Sunshine Series Grand Prix win during National Sunshine Series Week I, was back in the spotlight Saturday evening to claim his $100,000 Sunshine Series World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix victory. A packed grandstand watched on as Cook rode with determination and patience, taking risky inside turns that would pay off in the end.
Competition heated up early in Round 1 and the air was alive, becoming more vibrant with every clear round. Forty-four competitors challenged the course which proved to be trying for many with only eight moving on to the jump off.
“I think my greatest concerns in the jump-off were Charlie Jayne and Darragh Kenny,” said Cook, after his win. “A class like this brings nerves and you know they will set a bigger course. It always feels great to be competing with riders of this caliber, let alone win.”
$100,000 Sunshine Series Grand Prix
|Place||Horse||Owner||Rider||Prize||Rd. 1 Faults||JO Faults||JO Time|
|1||Jonkheer Z||Signe Ostby||Karl Cook||33000||0||0||36.68|
|2||Imothep||Hyperion Stud, LLC||Darragh Kenny||20000||0||0||36.84|
|3||Silence||Jennifer Gates||Jack Hardin Towell||15000||0||0||36.96|
|4||CZardas 30||Lovsta Stuteri||Kirsten Coe||10000||0||0||37.35|
|5||Zamiro||Alix Fargo||Susan Artes||6000||0||0||37.27|
|6||Lyonell||Trelawny Farm||Cara Raether||4500||0||4||38.9|
|7||Valeska||Pony Lane Farm||Charlie Jayne||3000||0||8||38.73|
|8||Quilebo Du Tillard||Enrique Gonzalez||Enrique Gonzalez||2500||0||8||38.78|
|9||Camerino||Wells Bridge Farm||Paul Rohrbach||2000||1||-||-|
|10||Farfelu de la Pomme||Alex Verlooy||Jos Verlooy||2000||4||-||-|
|11||Regina Z||Alex Verlooy||Harrie Smolders||1000||4||-||-|
|12||Cos I Can||Iron Works Partners||Reed Kessler||1000||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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2015 Horse Show Dates
HITS Desert Circuit | Thermal, CA | January 13 - March 15, 2015
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit | Ocala, FL | January 13 - March 23, 2015
HITS Arizona Winter Circuit | Tucson, AZ | January 28 - March 8, 2015
HITS Culpeper Show Series | Culpeper, VA | April / July / August / September
HITS Saugerties Show Series | Saugerties, NY | May-June / July-August / September
HITS Championship | Saugerties, NY | September 2-6, 2015
HITS Marshall & Sterling Insurance National Finals | September 9-13, 2015
National Sunshine Series | October 28 - November 8, 2015