CULPEPER, VA (August 30, 2012) – Peg Seals and Chelsea Ireland’s Surely returned to HITS Culpeper to capture their second victory in the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix at the Constitution Classic. Earlier in the summer at the Showday National, Seals and Surely picked up the blue ribbon to become one of Virginia’s top contenders for the second-annual Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final September 7-9, as part of HITS Championship Weekend in Saugerties, New York.
“This is a great class and a great opportunity to win such a large amount of prize money,” said Seals of Virginia Beach, Virginia. “I really enjoyed this class and I’m lucky to be able to ride such a nice horse that’s very competitive at this height.”
The two-round class was designed by Jerry Dougherty of Bokeelia, Florida and Seals was one of many outstanding junior, amateur and professional riders. She, however, posted the top score of 89 in the first round and coupled it with an 86.5 in the second for a total of 175.5 and the win.