Hannah Isop and Let It B Garner $15,000 HITS Green Hunter Prix Win at HITS Saugerties
Saugerties, N.Y. – September 10, 2022 – Green hunters once again highlighted the day during the HITS Championship as riders gathered for the second and final round of the 2022 $15,000 HITS Green Hunter Prix. Hannah Isop piloted Let It B to impressive scores in the high 80s for an eventual total of 349.5. Their beautiful performances over the last two days in the Outdoor Course earned the winning title, and Let It B showcased her bright future as a young hunter.
Hannah Isop & Let It Be
“Let It B is an amazing mare – she's super brave,” smiled Isop after her win. “Even though she's a young horse, she really gives you confidence, and she's a blast ride. I just went in there and had some fun!”
Jennifer Ritucci and Country Rose
Isop and Let It B earned a 175.5 on Friday and continued with another brilliant round on Saturday that earned scores of 88 and 87.5 for a 349.5 total and the winning title. Jennifer Ritucci and Country Rose took home a close second place with a total score of 348.25, while Claire McDonald and Bankstreet rounded out the top three with a score of 346.
Claire McDonald and Bankstreet
Let It B is a 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare owned and trained by Jenny Fischer, and this is only Isop’s second time showing the talented young horse. “I was grateful to have the ride on her,” noted Isop. “She's brave, she's balanced, and she's got a great lead change. I just went in there, carried a little pace to show off, and had fun with it.”
Isop appreciated having an event to allow riders to showcase their green mounts, while also allowing them to gain valuable exposure. “I think it's so great for them to get exposure and to get into the bigger ring with the people around in a comfortable, relaxed setting at the end of their summer,” she concluded. “I think it's really wonderful, especially for my other youngster, who's only 5. I wasn't expecting to go in there and win, but it was just nice for him to go through the steps of it.”
Hannah Isop & Let It Be
The HITS Championship will conclude on Sunday, featuring the season’s biggest events. Show jumping athletes are preparing for Sunday’s $405,300 Grand Prix CSI5*, while hunters aim for the final rounds of the $200,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final and the $50,000 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Final. For more information visit www.HITSShows.com.