Jennifer Alfano Shines with Two Hunter Championships at HITS Ocala
Ocala, Fla. – February 16, 2023 – Jennifer Alfano has kicked off the fifth week of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in style, claiming two championship titles in the professional hunter divisions at HITS Post Time Farm. She began the day with the top tricolor in the Conformation Hunters with MTM Pocket Listing, and then went on to garner the Green 3’9” Hunter championship aboard Pendleton.
Alfano was thrilled with MTM Pocket Listing’s performance over the last two days, with the 8-year-old Westphalian gelding winning two of Conformation Hunter over fences classes, as well as the handy, the under saddle and the model. “He’s very beautiful,” she remarked. “He’s well put together, clean legged and pretty, so he’s ideal for the Conformation Hunters.”
Jennifer Alfano and MTM Pocket Listing. Photo by ESI Photography
Alfano later went on to win three classes in the Green 3’9” Hunter division with Pendleton, an 8-year-old Warmblood gelding owned by Kathy Chiaf, whom Chiaf shows in the Amateur-Owner Hunters. The division’s reserve championship title went to the winners of last week’s $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, Brian Feigus and Corragio, who also won this week’s $1,000 USHJA Green 3’6”/3’9” Incentive class.
Jennifer Alfano and Pendleton. Photo by ESI
Happy to be back at HITS, Alfano concluded, “The whole place is amazing. The Main Hunter ring looks beautiful. They really have done a great job.”
Hunter action at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will continue this week with the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, as well as the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix. Horses and riders hoping to make their derby debuts will have the opportunity to showcase their skills during the Post Time 2'6" and 2’ Hunter Derbies. Top horses and riders should mark their calendars today for the second $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derbies, which will be held at Post Time Farm. For more information visit the horse show office or www.hitsshows.com.