Congratulations to Grier van Rooyen and her pony Amor de Tortuga

This #SignatureSunday we would like to take a minute to recognize Grier van Rooyen and her pony Amor de Tortuga on an outstanding week of horse showing. They competed in two divisions, brought home two champion tri colors, thus earning a blue ribbon in every class they competed in.
  • ๐Ÿ† 11 & Under Equitation Champion
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡ M&S Childrens Pony Medal
  • ๐Ÿ† Childrens Large Hunter Pony Champion
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡$500 M&S Child Hunter Pony Classic
Weโ€™re incredibly proud of these two for putting in such a strong performance

HITS Post Time Farm

The smiles say it all! We were blessed with another great week of showing here at HITS Post Time Farm, for the Ocala Winter Festival week VI. And although these are โ€œhighlightsโ€ we are incredibly proud of how everyone is doing this winter! Our entire team goes above and beyond each week to make this all happen and we just canโ€™t thank you enough!

  • ๐Ÿ‘ Cecilia Machado & Invicta – Champion Low Adult Jumper
  • ๐Ÿ‘ Grier van Rooyen & Amor de Tortuga – Reserve Champion in the 11 & Under Equitation and Champion Large Children’s Pony Hunters
  • ๐Ÿ‘ Elizabeth Marano & Startinโ€™ Monday – Reserve Champion in the Adult 2โ€™3 Equitation. Elizabeth was also Champion in the Pre-Adult Hunters and Reserve Champion in the USHJA 2โ€™ with Sephora
  • ๐Ÿ‘ Grier van Rooyen & All Inclusive – Champion Medium Schooling Pony Hunter
๐Ÿ“ธ ESI Photography

Ocala Winter Festival #5

We had an outstanding week at HITS Horse Shows Ocala Winter Festival (V) held at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL, with the team earning seven tricolors!

    ๐Ÿ† Biarritz and owner Laura van Rooyen were Champions in the 3โ€™3โ€ Amateur Owner Hunters. They also won the Amateur Owner Hunter Classic 3โ€™3โ€.
  • ๐Ÿ† Quickstep and owner Elizabeth Sobel earned the Championship in the Low Adult Hunters.
  • ๐Ÿ† Elizabeth Marano rode her own Sephora to the HITS 1 Hunter Championship.
  • ๐Ÿ† Amor de Tortuga and Grier van Rooyen jumped to the Reserve Championship in the Large Childrenโ€™s Pony Hunters.
  • ๐Ÿ† Amy Porchetta and her Colour Magi rode to the Reserve Championship in the Adult Equitation 36 & over.
  • ๐Ÿ† Elizabeth Marano rode Startinโ€™ Monday owned by Don Stewart Stables to the Reserve Championship in the Adult Equitation 2โ€™3โ€.
  • ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Rio Java House looking handsome on deck with Maggie Greene, and Jenn and Cecilia standing by to support the team!
  • ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿป A little rain canโ€™t keep Elizabeth Marano down!
  • ๐Ÿ† Evening Stroll owned by Elizabeth Sobel were Champions in the HITS 2 Hunters.

โžก๏ธ AND Mid-Circuit Awards were handed out:

  • ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Biarritz and owner/rider Laura van Rooyen – Amateur Owner 3โ€™3โ€ Reserve Champion.
  • ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Evening Stroll and owner/rider Elizabeth Sobel – HITS 2 Hunter Champion.
  • ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Grier van Rooyen – Equitation 11 & Under Reserve Champion.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Congratulations to ALL our riders – everyone earned great ribbons this week! Thank you to our entire team for making this all possible and for keeping everything and everyone on track!

๐Ÿ“ธ ESI Photography

The Tack Box

The Tack Box, Inc. in Middleburg, VA is where we order all our gorgeous custom items from. Trunks, coolers, scrims, blankets, our horse show set-up & show sign – it’s all their beautiful handiwork! They’ve been in business over 75 years and we’re glad they are still going strong!

Ocala Winter Classic #4 @ HITS Post Time Farm

Itโ€™s been a great couple of weeks here at HITS Ocala! Some standout results include:
  • Jenn and some of our developing young hunters Clair de Lune and Ademaro van Encanta gained traction this week in their respective divisions.
  • Laura van Rooyen and Stefano Baruzzoโ€™s Uruguay 6th place finish in the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix They also finished 1st in the NHS Adult Medal and 2nd in the Dover Saddlery Adult Medal.
  • Allison Fernandez and Virtuoso competed in the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix as well, coming in 12th. Amy Porchetta and her horse Ademaro van Encanta finished Reserve Champion in the Modified Adult Hunters
  • Jenn and Elizabeth Sobelโ€™s Evening Stroll had great rounds in the Green 3โ€™ Hunters, with a 2nd place in a field of 30.
Overall another great week, excited for the week to come! Thank you to our wonderful staff and sponsors for all you do.

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 Startinโ€™ Monday completed their first show together with ๐Ÿ†Reserve Champion in the Adult 2โ€™3 Equitation, ๐Ÿฅ‰3rd in the Post Time 2โ€™ Hunter Derby.

Lizzie Marano and Sephora were ๐Ÿ†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 ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd in Medium Hunter Pony Model ๐Ÿฅ‰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 ๐Ÿฅ‡1st in a class in the Large Hunter Pony OF ๐Ÿฅ‰3rd in $500 M&S Child Hunter Pony Classic

Laura van Rooyen and Biarritz were ๐Ÿ† Reserve Champion in the Amateur Owner 3โ€™3 Hunters ๐Ÿฅ‰3rd in $1000 Amateur Owner 3โ€™3 / 3โ€™6 Combined Hunter Classic

Laura van Rooyen and her new mount Uruguay were ๐Ÿฅˆ2nd in Dover Saddlery Adult Medal ๐Ÿฅ‰3rd Adult Equitation 18 and Over

Allison Fernandez and Virtuoso were ๐Ÿ†Reserve Champion in Adult Equitation 18 and Over ๐Ÿฅ‰3rd Ariat National Adult Medal

Cecillia Machado and Vantage S were ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿฆ„

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.

๐Ÿฅ‡Maggie Greene and Rio Java House were Champion in the Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunters, and finished 2nd in the Classic

๐Ÿฅ‡Allison Fernandez and Virtuoso were Champion in the 3โ€™ Adult Combined Equitation and 2nd in the Ariat Adult Medal

๐Ÿฅ‡Liz Sobel and Evening Stroll were Champion in the USHJA 2โ€™6 Hunters, this was the pairs first show together

๐ŸฅˆLiz Sobel and Quickstep were 2nd in the 2โ€™6 Post Time Derby as well.

๐Ÿ…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, weโ€™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. Hereโ€™s to a bright and successful year ahead ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽ‰

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from our family at Signature to you and yours ๐ŸŽ„โ™ฅ๏ธ โ€” at Fox Chase Farm LLC.

New Partnerships

We have a couple new partnerships weโ€™d like to introduce! Congratulations to Laura Richardson on her lease of Deva ๐ŸŽ‰ Weโ€™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 Startinโ€™ Monday ๐ŸŽ‰ Looking forward to watching this pair shine in the Low Adult Hunters. Weโ€™re very excited to have this special guy, big thank you to Don Stewart Stables for making this happen!