Ocala, FL- Skyler Fields of Wellesly, Massechusetts, put in two consistent rounds with her horse Echo to win the $5,000 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix at HITS over courses designed by Manuel Esparza of Mexico. Twelve returned for the second round with scores ranging from 75 to 88, but the second round proved to be the deciding factor as placings shuffled based on second round scores.
Fields returned for the second round in the temporary fourth-position with an 84.5, but her consistency in the second round earned her an 85.5 for an overall total of 170 for the win. Fields also qualified her second horse, earning seventh-place with Cornet’s Finale with a two round total of 158.
“I left out a stride with my other horse in the second round so I wanted to be sure I didn’t do that with Echo. We are trying to qualify for the Finals in Saugerties and have been placing in the top three consistently, but today was the last week and I really wanted to win.”
Raegan Landrum from Winter Park, Florida, riding Contano returned in fifth-postition with an 84, improving to an 85 in the second round to earn second-place with an overall total of 169, just a point behind Fields.
Allison Joyce from Medway, Massachusetts, riding Chestnut Hill, owned by Marissa Dolan’s came back in third-place with an 85 and scored an 83 for in the second round to stay third overall with a 168 total score.
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