Skyland Farm traveled to HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, for the “Richest Weekend in Show Jumping.” So far, the trip seems to be paying dividends!
Chiara Parlagreco riding Ainsley Treptow’s The Impressionist made an impression on the judges during the first two rounds of the $250,000 HITS Hunter Prix on Friday and Saturday, September 7-8. The pair posted the winning score in Round 1 (89 and 90) over 50 other contenders. And after a solid performance Saturday with scores of 85 and 86, they stand first overall going into today’s final rounds.
The top 25 return for the Final with clean slates. By virtue of Chiara’s standing, she’ll go last and be able to observe those before her to plan the best tracks for her horse.
We’ll be rooting for Chiara and “Nemo” as they vie for the top prize of $75,000. But no matter what color ribbon they bring home, they’ve already shown they’re the best of the best.