Local rider, Hayley Waters took home both first and third place in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix during Week IV of the Ocala Winter Circuit— marking her second Grand Prix victory at HITS Ocala this season.
The twenty-year-old equestrian took home the prestigious placings in contention for the win among a field of seasoned Grand Prix riders including, Aaron Vale, Tracy Fenney and many more. Not to squander Waters’ fire, the young talent has seen the victory circle in many Grand Prix at HITS Ocala and HITS Saugerties, including a blue-ribbon in the $250,000 Jr/A-O Jumper Classic at the HITS Championship in 2015.
Waters took home the first $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix win this year during Week I at HITS Ocala, and there seems to be no sign of slowing her down. Week IV’s victory came aboard Dorella, owned by Seth Vallhonrat. The third-place prize was with Qurint, owned by Chuck and Dana Waters.
In a four-horse jump-off, there was no clear rounds to be seen. Waters would have the only round with all of the rails intact with two time faults, clocking in with a time of 46.560.
Second-place Devin Ryan and Cooper, were the quickest of the four-fault rides with a time of 37.718. Following Ryan in the placings was Waters’ and Qurint. They too would finish with only one rail in a time of 40.029.
Scott Keach was the final rider to place of the jump-off rounds, in fourth, with Chicco W, owned by Edith Rameika. Rounding out the top five was Lisa Goldman riding Sovereign, owned by Barbara Disko. They were the quickest of the four-faulters in the first round to secure fifth place.
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Place/Horse/Owner/Rider/Prize/R.1 Faults/J.O Faults/J.O Time
1 Dorella/Seth Vallhonrat/Hayley Waters/$7,500/0/2/46.560
2 Cooper/Devin Ryan/Devin Ryan/$5,500/0/4/37.718
3 Qurint/Chuck & Dana Waters/Hayley Waters /$3,250/0/4/40.029
4 Chicco W/Edith Rameika/Scott Keach/$2,000/0/8/37.628
5 Sovereign/Barbara Disko/Lisa Goldman/$1,500/4/-/-
6 Centurion B/Mary Goldman/Lisa Goldman/$1,250/4/-/-
7 Kenwood/The Kenwood Syndicate/Daniel Geitner/$1,000/4/-/-
8 Carlo/North Face Farm/Aaron Vale/$750/4/-/-
9 Diamant’s Legacy/Derek Petersen/Derek Petersen/$750/4/-/-
10 Cescha M/Isabelle Lapierre/Isabelle Lapierre/$500/4/-/-
11 Chanel Du Calvaire/Francois Lamontagne/Fancois Lamontagne/$500/4/-/-
12 Classified/Brooke Kemper/Brooke Kemper/$500/4/-/-