Del Mar Summer Series Ends on a High Note With Del Mar Summer Classic 2 CSI2*

Del Mar, CA - September 6, 2023 - The Del Mar Summer Series came to a thrilling conclusion with the highly anticipated Del Mar Summer Classic 2, and it was an event to remember with HITS Del Mar’s first FEI competition. 

One of the highlights of the Del Mar Summer Classic 2 was the $25,000 Summit Max Welcome, where the dynamic duo of Cassio Rivetti and Olivo emerged victorious. This class donated $50 from each entry to Feeding San Diego, a charitable organization dedicated to fighting hunger in the region.

Jenny Karazissis and her exceptional mount, Big Shot, stole the show by claiming victory in the $20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Pegasus Show Stables. Out of a competitive group of riders, their performance landed them the top spot.

Cassio Rivetti continued his winning streak, taking home the blue ribbon in the highly anticipated $100,000 FEI Great American Grand Prix, Cassio Rivetti once again showcased his talent, this time riding Billy Dorito to the winner's circle. His remarkable consistency in top-level competitions has made him a force to be reckoned with in the equestrian world.

Adding to the excitement, Skylar Wireman and Tornado put on a show of their own. They not only claimed the third position overall in the $100,000 FEI Great American Grand Prix but also demonstrated their lightning-fast skills in the Interactive Mortgage U25 competition, where they were the fastest time.

As the Del Mar Summer Series concludes, the HITS Del Mar team eagerly anticipates the upcoming Fall Shows where we will feature the Marshall & Sterling League West Coast Finals at the Del Mar Fall Classic. As well as our first regional show, the Del Mar Fall Preview. 

"Dale Harvey, General Manager of Del Mar Horsepark, expressed his gratitude, saying, 'We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the riders who participated in the summer series shows at Del Mar Horsepark. Your passion, dedication, and incredible performances have made this series truly exceptional. We also want to express our deep appreciation to the community for their unwavering support. Your presence and enthusiasm have been instrumental in making these events a success. We also want to give thanks to our incredible sponsors, we couldn’t do this without you. We look forward to welcoming you all back in a few weeks for the Del Mar Fall Preview and Del Mar Fall Classic.”

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