Jennifer Jones and Clear Sailing Top $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix

Jennifer Jones on Clear Sailing take first place in the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix Saturday, January 17. (c) ESI Photography
Jennifer Jones on Clear Sailing take first place in the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix Saturday, January 17. (c) ESI Photography

Ocala, Florida (January 19, 2015): HITS Ocala Winter Circuit celebrated the victories of Jennifer Jones riding Redfield Farm’s Clear Sailing in the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix and Jacqueline Maggiore riding Contina, owned by Woodridge Farm, in the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix, in the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium.

Jones—who also took third place with Castello, owned by Colleen McKenzie—finished first on Clear Sailing with scores of 87 in the first round and 90 in the second. The runner up, Amanda Steege, on Zidane, owned by Susan Darragh, came close with scores of 89 and 87.

“This was Contina’s first horse show this year,” said Jones, of Marion, South Carolina, who nevertheless successfully navigated the course designed by Doug Russell of Ocala, Florida, in the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium.

Contina and Jacquelyn Maggiore jump to victory in the ,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Saturday, January 17. (c) ESI Photography
Contina and Jacquelyn Maggiore jump to victory in the ,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Saturday, January 17. (c) ESI Photography

A 13-year veteran of HITS Ocala events, Maggiore, of South Boston, Massachusetts, secured her top spot with a strong first round score of 86, followed by a 78 in the second round. Earning a second-place finish was Mindy Whitman of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, on Holman Imports LLC’s Herrold, with scores of 73 in Round 1 and 85 in Round 2. 

“The course rode wonderfully,” said Maggiore, “and my horse is reliable and consistent.” She believed that the HITS course, also designed by Russell, was a major boost, saying “There is plenty of time to think and relax in the stadium because it is so big.”

The $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix is a qualifier for the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final at the HITS Championship in Saugerties, New York, this September. The $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix is a qualifier for the $250,000 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Final, also in Saugerties.

$5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix    
Place      Horse   Owner     Rider     Prize     Rd. 1/2   Total
1  Clear Sailing  Redfield Farm   Jennifer Jones $1,500  90/87  177  
2  Zidane  Susan Darragh  Amanda Steege   $1,000  89/87  176
3  Castello  Colleen McKenzie      Jennifer Jones  $700  84/84  168
4  Chapman ET   Redfield Farm      Adrienne Iverson   $500  80.5/85  165.5
5  To The Nines  Mr. and Mrs. Ken MacKenzie  Tracy Fenney  $400  79/86  165
6  Versache  Lynn Seithel  Lynn Seithel  $350  79.5/83  162.5
7  MTM Retro  MTM Farm  Dorothy Douglas  $300  80/82  162
8  Rio Viva  Barbara Britt  Jennifer Alfano  $250  81/80  161

$1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix
Place      Horse      Owner      Rider      Prize      Rd. 1/2   Total
1  Contina  Jacquelyn Maggiore  Jacquelyn Maggiore  $450  86/78  164
2  Herrold  Holman Imports LLC  Mindy Whitman     $300  73/85  178
3  Wanderprinz   Sara Ballinger Sara Ballinger     $200  77/79  156
4  Anucci   Monica Hunt  Alexa Bayko  $150  67/81  148
5  Paramount  Elizabeth Lloyd and Amy Lloyd Thompson  Amy Lloyd Thompson  $125 70/76  146
6  US Marshall     Kiki Hopkins  Jennifer Ritucci  $100  74/71  145
7  Second Step  Kristan Lassiter  Kristan Lassiter  $100  70/76  146
8  Umberto III  Meghan Keegan      Meghan Keegan  $75  68/71  139

About Devoucoux
Devoucoux, maker of fine French saddles, is proud to be the title sponsor of each and every qualifying Hunter Prix leading up to the phenomenal Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final. Devoucoux offers a wide range of saddles in many colors and sizes and matching accessories. Devoucoux craftsmen are devoted to creating beautiful products that reflect their obsession with quality and lovingly finished work. For more information on Devoucoux, visit devoucoux.com.

About Platinum Performance
Platinum Performance provides more than 10 supplements essential to your horse’s health and conditioning in just one scoop. Platinum Performance® Equine addresses a horse's total body health from joint and hoof care to athletic performance and coat health, and is the 2014 sponsor of the $250,000 Hunter Prix Final and all qualifiers. For more information on Platinum Performance, visit platinumperformance.com.




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