Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Former Olympian Todd Minikus and Ultimo Van Ter Moude (his horse) won the $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix last week at HITS Saugerties.
Hillary Dobbs, daughter of CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs, finished in fifth place in the jump-off aboard Quincy B. Dobbs. Ms. Dobbs and her horse Marengo -- coming off a second-place finish in the $50,000 Waldorf=Astoria Collection Grand Prix at Saugerties the previous weekend -- navigated the course cleanly and stopped the clocks in 38.840 to set the Great American Time to Beat. The Harvard student finished third in the Ariat feature class.
Still to come this summer:
Sunday, July 27: $50,000 Strongid C 2X Grand Prix, $5,000 Jr/A-O Jumper Low Classic & $10,000 Jr/A-O Jumper High Classic
Sunday, August 3: $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, $5,000 Jr/A-O Jumper Low Classic and $10,000 Jr/A-O Jumper High Classic
Monday, August 4– Wednesday, August 6: $50,000 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships East
Thursday, August 7: $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby and $5,000 Pony Commotion Hunter Classic
Sunday, August 10: $50,000 In The Woods Log Homes Grand Prix, $10,000 Jr/A-O Jumper Low Classic, $25,000 Jr/A-O Jumper High Classic & $10,000 M&S Children's/Adult Jumper Classic
Sunday, September 7: $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, $5,000 Jr/A-O Jumper Low Classic & $10,000 Jr/A-O Jumper High Classic
Wednesday, September 10–Sunday, September 14: 18th Annual Marshall & Sterling League National Finals
Plus other fun family friendly events on the weekends! More info at the Web site.
Spectator admission from Wednesdays through Fridays is free. On Saturdays & Sundays, admission is $5 for adults and free for children. All proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc., a non-for-profit organization serving Ulster County.
The HITS Saugerties Show Series are held at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, two miles from Exit 20 on the NYS Thruway.
Photo of Todd Minikus and Ultimo Van Ter Moude © 2008 Lili Weik Photography