(c) ESI Photography. Winn Alden and Calipo 39.
CULPEPER, Virginia (July 5, 2015): Winn Alden and Calipo 39 claimed an Independence Day victory on Saturday, winning the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix at the HITS Culpeper Showday National.
Alden, of Bristow, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Calipo 39, owned by Dorothy Maize, topped the field of competitors with consistent scores of 85 and 85 in each round to total 170.
Harold Chopping, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, on Caramo, owned by Caroline Russell Howe, earned an 80 in Round 1 but came back in Round 2 with a score of 87 to total 167 and place second. Sulu Rose-Reed, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, with MTM Bazinga, owned by Nina Butler, closed out third with scores of 81 and 84 to total 165.
The Devoucoux Hunter Prix is held each week at HITS Culpeper and is a qualifier for the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final held at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, on September 4-6 during the HITS Championship.
Sarah Gorrell and Dream Date Win $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix
Sarah Gorrell and her Dream Date claimed first place in Saturday’s $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix at HITS Culpeper Showday National.
Gorrell, of Bridgewater, Virginia, and Dream Date topped the field with a score of 82.5 in the first round and the top score of 85 in Round 2 to seal their place in the top spot with a total 167.5.
Brooke Cole and her Poetic Justis placed second with a score of 82, just shy of Gorell’s Round 1 score, and an 84 in Round 2, to total 166. Rounding out third was Anna Duff on her Dakota, with an 80 and 84 to total 164.
The $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix is held each week at HITS Culpeper and is a qualifier for the Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York, on September 4-5 at the HITS Championship.