Winn Alden Continues her Winning Ways

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HITS Returns to Commonwealth Park
Check out the featured Class Winners at the Winston National

HITS is back at its Commonwealth Park for two weeks of featured hunter and jumper competition in the Heart of Virginia’s Horse Country. From the beautiful green acreage for grazing and trail riding to the plentiful riding and competition arenas, the Winston National kicked-off with plenty of blue ribbons, Champion titles, and sunshine.

Winn Alden started her stellar week at the Winston National with a blue ribbon in the $5,000 Open Welcome aboard ALTEZZA DU JARDIN in a time of 46.658.

2nd Place: Ann DeMichele & CANMORE 2
3rd Place: Tracy Magness & INTENZ VAN HD  

Alden and ALTEZZA DU JARDIN kept the blue ribbons coming on Friday in the $10,000 Johnson Horse Transportation Open Prix as they secured the victory in a time of 40.568.

2nd Place: William Coleman & TROPICS (41.713)
3rd Place: Dorna Taintor & LUCA TONI (47.884)
Hugh Turner & ACADIA PARK took home the blue ribbon in the $2,000 Marshall & Sterling Children's Jumper Classic.

Kelly Tehan & ANABELLA took the top prize in the $2,000 Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic.

Top honors in the $2,500 Jr/A-O/Am 1.20m Jumper Classic were awarded to Haley Barnesfor her ride aboard OLEY.

The blue ribbon in the $4,000 Pyranha Jr/A-O/Am 1.30m Jumper Classic went to Ginny Gale aboard her own EVENSONG.

The Winston National wrapped-up on Sunday afternoon with the $20,000 HITS Open Prix where there was a three way tie for first place! All taking a share of the prize money were Alden and ALTEZZA DU JARDIN, Magness and INTENZ VAN HD, and Thaisa Erwin and EVITA.

HITS Culpeper hosts a number of featured classes in the Main Hunter Ring each week, including the Devoucoux and Platinum Performance Hunter Prix, both qualifiers for the HITS Championship. Riders joined us in the Winner's Circle Saturday afternoon to celebrate victory and move up in the qualifying lists for two of the richest hunter classes in the country.

Alden continued her winning ways in the Main Hunter Ring where she took home first and second place in the $1,500 Devoucoux Hunter Prix. Her victory came aboard VINSKI TT with scores of 84 and 86 to total 170.

2nd Place: Alden & HEARTBREAKER (161)
3rd Place: Jacqueline Needle & COOL WATER (157)

Taking home the first place award in the $1,000 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix was Stella Thigpen and CARMACHO with scores of 78 and 81 for a 159.

2nd Place: Paige Jadick & RAMONE (158)
3rd Place: Rachel Perry & CAVELLO (153)

HITS has entered its third decade at HITS Commonwealth Park, hosting six weeks of USEF-Rated competition, from April through September, and continues to provide classes for every level of rider. Don't miss out on two more great weeks!

The Constitution Classic, which starts this Wednesday, August 21 through Sunday, August 25 with more featured Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation competition. Then make your plans to join us for the Culpeper Finals, September 25-29, where the Grand Circuit Champions will be crowned.

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More on the HITS Championship

The HITS Championship is held annually in Saugerties, New York and features the Saugerties $500,000 Grand Prix FEI CSI5* and four more high-stakes Finals, making the HITS Championship one of the richest weeks in show jumping.

New in 2019, there are no qualification requirements for the Black Barn $100,000 Jr/A-O/Am Jumper Prix Final!

Nominate your green hunter for the Stal Hendrix Green Hunter Futurity and get on your way to the HITS Championship! The Futurity pays out $25,000 PLUS all of the nomination fees at the Championship.

Qualifying letters for the Diamond Mills $250,000 and the Platinum Performance $100,000 Hunter Prix Finals have started to go out! Be sure to check you inbox to see if you have qualified. Please contact with any questions.

Photographs Courtesy of ESI Photography