Exciting Competition Returns to HITS Culpeper at Showday National
The second week of competition for the HITS Culpeper Summer Series is a wrap at HITS Commonwealth Park with Hunter, Jumper and Equitation classes in the spotlight throughout the week. Riders were excited to be back in the show ring for a summer full of fun in the 'Heart of Virginia's Horse Country'. Showday National was host to USEF-Rated National 4* Hunter/Jumper competition that featured a $20,000 HITS Open Prix and $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Read on for a recap of the champions!
The first featured Jumper class of the week on Wednesday was the $5,000 HITS Open Welcome where Andrew Ross led the way aboard CORNET'S COBALT. With the top three finishers less than two seconds apart, Ross led the way with a clean, careful round in 39.57.
2nd Place: Tamara Morse & RAVENNA ADELHEID Z [4-Faults, 38.02]
3rd Place: Tracy Magness & CHOPIN DU CHATEAU HOLLOGNE Z [4-Faults, 38.17]
Claiming top honors in the $10,000 HITS Open Prix was Magness aboard CHOPIN DU CHATEAU HOLLOGNE Z. Magness was one of three zero-fault finishes over the shortened course, all within fractions of a second. Her quick time of 37.62 put her at the top of the podium in Friday's featured class after a strong showing on Wednesday.
2nd Place: Marylisa Leffler & ZA ZA Z [37.81]
3rd Place: Jaime Gibson & IBALIA [38.82]
Wrapping up the week with a first place finish in the $20,000 HITS Open Prix on Sunday was Leffler and ZA ZA Z. After finishing second in Friday's $10,000 Open Prix, Leffler topped the field on the final day with the only zero-fault round in the jump-off in a speedy 41.498.
2nd Place: Marissa Degner & CONCARDUS [4-Faults, 46.132]
3rd Place: Danny Mahon & FIREFLY 41 [86.115]
Jumper Classic Winners
2nd Place: Claire Parkinson & CHAZEAUX 
3rd Place: Alex Johnson & ORIGAMI 
In Saturday's $1,000 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix, Paige Kennedy claimed the blue ribbon aboard ST. STEPHEN. Completing two rounds with scores of 62 and 74, Kennedy earned a total of 136 to secure the first place prize.
$1,000 CWD Junior Hunter Classic: Katie Triantos & GOSSIP GIRL
$500 M&S NAL SmartPak Adult Hunter Classic: Alex Johnson & ORIGAMI
$500 M&S Child Hunter Classic: Krystiana Stephens & PLAY THAT SONG
$500 Perfect Products Pony Hunter Classic: Caroline Gilmer & CLOUD NINE