Another great week here at HITS Ocala!

Another great week here at HITS Ocala!

Jenn Tirrell and Clair de Lune had some great rounds in the Training Hunters, getting ribbons out of a big group.

Lizzie Marano and Startin’ Monday completed their first show together with 🏆Reserve Champion in the Adult 2’3 Equitation, 🥉3rd in the Post Time 2’ Hunter Derby.

Lizzie Marano and Sephora were 🏆Reserve Champion in the Pre Adult Hunters, and Katie Zacharda piloted Sephora earlier in the week in the training hunters as well.

Grier van Rooyen and All Inclusive were 🥈2nd in Medium Hunter Pony Model 🥉3rd in $1000 Perfect Products Pony Hunter Classic This was their first time competing together in the Pony Hunter division.

Grier van Rooyen and Amor de Tortuga were 🥇1st in a class in the Large Hunter Pony OF 🥉3rd in $500 M&S Child Hunter Pony Classic

Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz were 🏆 Reserve Champion in the Amateur Owner 3’3 Hunters 🥉3rd in $1000 Amateur Owner 3’3 / 3’6 Combined Hunter Classic

Laura van Rooyen and her new mount Uruguay were 🥈2nd in Dover Saddlery Adult Medal 🥉3rd Adult Equitation 18 and Over

Allison Fernandez and Virtuoso were 🏆Reserve Champion in Adult Equitation 18 and Over 🥉3rd Ariat National Adult Medal

Cecillia Machado and Vantage S were 🎖️ 5th in the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix

Congratulations to all on a successful week, and a big thank you to our entire team for helping make these results possible. On to the next week 🦄

Week One of HITS Ocala

Week One of HITS Ocala is a wrap! We had a wonderful start to our Florida show season. Jenn set the tone for the week getting horses back in the rings and in show mode.

🥇Maggie Greene and Rio Java House were Champion in the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunters, and finished 2nd in the Classic

🥇Allison Fernandez and Virtuoso were Champion in the 3’ Adult Combined Equitation and 2nd in the Ariat Adult Medal

🥇Liz Sobel and Evening Stroll were Champion in the USHJA 2’6 Hunters, this was the pairs first show together

🥈Liz Sobel and Quickstep were 2nd in the 2’6 Post Time Derby as well.

🏅Amy Porchetta and Ademaro van Encanta completed their first show together and had notable rounds in the Low Adult Hunters.

Congratulations to all on a great week of competing, and huge thanks as well to our entire team for all your hard work and taking the best care of our amazing horses. On to Week 2

As we ring in 2023

As we ring in 2023, we’d like to pay tribute to the wonderful memories we made in 2022. Thank you to our incredible clients, staff, and our horses for making this team so special. Here’s to a bright and successful year ahead 🥂🎉

New Partnerships

We have a couple new partnerships we’d like to introduce! Congratulations to Laura Richardson on her lease of Deva 🎉 We’re excited to see what this team will do in the Adult Amateur Hunters this season. Thank you to Crooked Willow Farms for helping us match these two together!

Congratulations to Lizzie Marano on her lease of Startin’ Monday 🎉 Looking forward to watching this pair shine in the Low Adult Hunters. We’re very excited to have this special guy, big thank you to Don Stewart Stables for making this happen!

CJL at Centenary

Congratulations to Grier van Rooyen and her ponies on a great showing at CJL at Centenary last weekend!

This was her first show with All Inclusive, and they rode to Reserve Champion in the Small/Medium Children’s Hunter Pony.

She also rode Amor de Tortuga to Reserve Champion in the Large Children’s Hunter Pony. Congratulations on a great weekend of riding!

THIS NHS Adult Eq Championship at the National Horse Show in Lexington, KY

Signature Stables had a great time showing in the THIS NHS Adult Eq Championship at the National Horse Show in Lexington, KY.

Laura van Rooyen rode Don Stewart Stables “Goodwill S” and advanced to the second round and finished in the top 25 of the championship, and placed 7th in one of her age group equitation classes as well.

Allison Fernandez rod Liz Durkin’s “Virtuoso” and put in a great trip as well, where she finished in the top 10 of the age group equitation over fence classes . Allison came back to the sport a year ago after a 15 year hiatus for family and career.

Later in the week, Laura van Rooyen piloted her own “Biarritz” to a 5th place finish in the 3’3” Amateur Owner older Stake class. So proud of all our riders in their achievements this finals season, looking forward to what’s to come!

Huge thank you as well to our entire team for all your hard work and taking the best care of our amazing horses. ⭐️

Pennsylvania National Horse Show

Signature finished up at Zone Finals in Harrisburg last week with some great riding. Amy Porchetta and Colour Magi ribboned in all but one class in the Adult Amateur Hunters, with their best score breaking into the 80s

Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz competed in the Amateur Owner 3’3 Hunters and had some good rounds, including a win with the top score of 86.

Thank you to the Zone II management and committee for putting on a great show as always. Thank you to our amazing sponsors for helping us to look and feel our best for these events. And big thank you to our staff at home and on the road for everything you do for us ✨ horses ⭐️

Congratulations to Amy Porchetta

Congratulations to Amy Porchetta on the purchase of Ademaro Van Encanta! We’re very excited to have him in the barn and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for these two ✨ Big thank you to @mcadowmolly for helping us create this pair!

Congratulations to Grier van Rooyen

Congratulations to Grier van Rooyen on her lease of All Inclusive! We are looking forward to watching this pair compete in the Medium Pony Hunter division. Special thank you to Stonewall Ponies and Emily Elek for helping us put these two together ✨