HITS-on-the-Hudson V is a Wrap! :: HITS


HITS-on-the-Hudson V is a Wrap!

The second week of the HITS Saugerties Summer Series, presented by Alliant Private Client, has concluded at HITS-on-the-Hudson in upstate New York. This exciting week featured USEF Premier Hunters and 5* Jumpers, and FEI CSI4* competition including a $54,600 SmartPak Welcome and a $213,300 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix. This week also included a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and the USHJA Jumper Team Championship for Zone 1 and 2. Keep reading for a recap of the champions and results!


Kicking off Jumper competition on Wednesday was the $5,000 HITS Open Welcome where Christine McCrea finished one-three aboard LOEKI VAN HET LINDEHOF and FAVORITA DE MUZE. McCrea's winning round was the only fault-free jump-off in 52.329, proving to be unbeatable in the first featured Jumper class of the week.

  • 2nd Place: Sophee Steckbeck & CLARIMA [4-Faults, 45.774]
  • 3rd Place: McCrea & FAVORITA DE MUZE [4-Faults, 50.757]

The first FEI CSI4* competition of the week was the $54,600 SmartPak Welcome, presented by Alliant Private Client, where Todd Minikus continued his winning streak from last week in the Grand Prix Stadium. Riding AMEX Z, Minikus completed a clean jump-off in 40.03, claiming first place by over two seconds.

  • 2nd Place: Jordan Coyle & BOSTON ASK [42.43]
  • 3rd Place: Conor Swail & VITA CHANCE DE LA ROQUE [42.85]



In Friday's $36,000 Saugerties FEI CSI4* Classic, Coyle executed an impressive one-three finish aboard CENTRIKO VOLO and ERISTOV. Crossing the timers in a quick 37.23 with no faults, Coyle secured his place at the top of the podium.

  • 2nd Place: Swail & COUNT ME IN [39.36]
  • 3rd Place: Coyle & ERISTOV [4-Faults, 35.78]

Topping the field in the $10,000 HITS 1.40m Jumper Classic on Friday was Delaney Flynn and ISABELLE. This was the only team to jump clear in the jump-off round in a time of 43.227, which awarded them the coveted winner's trophy.

  • 2nd Place: Steckbeck & CLARIMA [4-Faults, 45.361]
  • 3rd Place: Maria Costa & ICEMAN B SFN [4-Faults, 48.039]


Moving into the weekend, Walker Pozzi and DOLCE led the way in the $10,000 Saugerties Steamboat Jumper Classic, successfully completing one of three no-fault jump off rounds. Securing first place in a time of 42.254, the top three finishers were all within fractions of a second!

  • 2nd Place: Kali Jerman & CADENCE 9 [42.467]
  • 3rd Place: Swail & INDIANA 11 [42.507]
Jumper Classic Winners

$1,000 M&S Child/Adult Low Jumper Classic: Lena Rae Reeb & JETT B

$2,500 NAL Jr/A-O/Am Low Jumper Classic: David Oliynyk & GINETTE

$5,000 Pyranha Jr/A-O/Am Medium Jumper Classic: Tori Corts & BON JOVI

$2,500 M&S/NAL Child Jumper Classic: Emma Covarrubias & EMY

$2,500 M&S/NAL Adult Jumper Classic: Dana Trotter & BALOU'S BOY

$7,500 Jr/A-O/Am High Jumper Classic: Richard McNeal & CATEMACO LS



The final FEI CSI4* competition of the week was the $213,300 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix presented by Alliant Private Client on Saturday. After placing in several featured Jumper classes earlier in the week, Swail claimed victory aboard VITAL CHANCE DE LA ROQUE as the only clear round in 75.29.

  • 2nd Place: Daniel Bluman & UBILIC [1-Fault, 82.56]
  • 3rd Place: Coyle & CENTRIKO VOLO [4-Faults, 74.49]

Closing out a week of exciting highlighted Jumper competition was the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix where Luis Sabino and COCO CHANEL M bested the field with the only clear round of the day. With no jumping faults and a time of 83.965, Sabino was awarded the blue ribbon.

  • 2nd Place: McCrea & JULIETA [4-Faults, 78.08]
  • 3rd Place: Swail & THEO 160 [4-Faults, 80.699]
The USHJA Platinum Jumper Championship consisted of Professionals, Juniors and Amateurs, offering team and individual competition and an opportunity to qualify for continued education with top national and international industry experts. The Championships offer team and individual competition and use a cumulative scoring format with the first round and individual final held as overlay classes with special 1.40/1.45m open classes held at the American Standard, and the team competition classes are held as standalone classes.

Children's Jumper:
Madison Houghton & JAKE'S SHAKE
Alexandra Welsch & GOLDEN CHILD
Madison Diaz & BELLADONNA Z
Emma Pickard & REYJAVIK
Adult Jumper:
Rose Kane & CENTO BOY
Lindsey Deluca & ARMANI
Wendy Chapot-Nunn & CASHE

Junior/Amateur 1.20m-1.35m:
Leigh Gallagher & IWORKA 925
Patricia Hurter & QUALI QUANTI
Stephanie Garrett & ELERTINA 


The Hunter Stadium and Outside Course hosted several derbies and Hunter prix over the weekend during HITS-on-the-Hudson V including a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Saturday. Securing top honors with two elegant rounds was Hannah Isop aboard BELIEVE, earning impressive scores from the panel of judges of 175 and 196 for a grand total of 371.

  • 2nd Place: Kristen Bumpus & DIADORA [360.5]
  • 3rd Place: Isop & CLEM BRECOURT [360]

Saturday was also host to a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby in the Outside Course where Molly Sewell and HIGHLANDER earned the crowning blue ribbon with two scores of 89 to finish with an unbeatable total score of 178. Sewell also secured the third place position aboard JASPER.

  • 2nd Place: Elizabeth Sanden-Mulvey & JACKPOT DES LOIRS [173]
  • 3rd Place: Sewell & JASPER [172]

Taking home the win in the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix on Sunday was Nicole Oliynyk and CHEKANDINO, earning an 84 in the first round and an 85 in the handy round to total 169. This duo claimed first place by an impressive six points.

  • 2nd Place: Kelly Lively & RIGHT OFF [163]
  • 3rd Place: Abigail Davis & GIO CANDIO [162]


HITS Saugerties continues with the New York Horse & Pony Show (VI) that is set to host USEF-Rated 5* and FEI CSI4* competition August 4-8, featuring a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, $213,300 FEI Grand Prix, USHJA National Derby Regional Championship, USHJA Hunter Team Challenge, and World Championship Hunter Rider Week. Stay up to date on information regarding the 2021 HITS Saugerties Series by following HITS Horse Shows on social media and at HITSShows.com. If we can be of assistance in making your plans, please contact us at 845.246.5515 or email us

Click here for the full listing of results from the HITS-on-the-Hudson V
HITS-on-the-Hudson Summer Series (IV, V, VI), July 21-August 8
FEI CSI4* ~ USEF National and Premier Hunter/5* Jumper

Prize List

The HITS Saugerties Summer Series, July 21-August 8, at HITS-on-the-Hudson features three weeks of FEI CSI4* and USEF National and Premier/5*-Rated Competition with an abundance of featured classes and divisions for every level rider! The entire HITS Team is looking forward to welcoming you back to the 'Heart of the Hudson Valley' and can't wait for you to join us at HITS Saugerties. Check out all Saugerties and the surrounding areas have to offer, here.

HITS-on-the-Hudson Summer Series (IV, V, VI), July 21 - August 8

FEI CSI4* Competition
USHJA Hunter Team Challenge – East (VI)
$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby (VI)
USHJA National Hunter Derby Regional Championships (VI)
World Championship Hunter Rider (VI)

HITS-on-the-Hudson Fall Series (VII, VIII), September 1-12
FEI CSI2* Competition (VII)
FEI CSI4* Competition (VIII)
HITS Championship (VIII)
Prize List Available SOON!
Entry Forms available now!


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Nearby Airports
Albany International Airport (ALB) - Albany, New York
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - Queens, New York
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) - Newark, New Jersey

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