Katherine Anne Brewer & Casido Cruise to First in $75,000 Grand Prix at Hits Ocala

Ocala, Florida, USA – February 13, 2022 – The fourth week of the 2022 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit has come to a close! The Ocala Winter Classic featured FEI CSI2* competition, a $75,000 USEF Grand Prix, a $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, a USHJA Pony Hunter Derby and the first of two World Championship Hunter Rider Weeks! Read on for the winners of Week IV’s featured competition.

The $75,000 HITS Grand Prix wrapped up the week’s featured Jumper competition on Sunday afternoon. Katherine Anne Brewer (USA) topped a field of veteran Grand Prix riders to claim the win with Brewport Stables LLC’s Casido 2. Under the guidance of Redfield Farm’s Emil Spadone, Brewer was the first to attempt the second round and posted a quick Great American Time to Beat of 38.327. She then had to wait through attempts by heavyweights Aaron Vale (USA), Tracy Fenney (USA), Hunter Holloway (USA), David Jennings (USA), Dorothy Douglas (USA), Francois Lamontagne (CAN), and Rowan Willis (AUS), before she could celebrate the win.

Katherine Anne Brewer (USA) & Casido 2 during the awards ceremony

Final Results – $75,000 USEF Grand Prix

1) Katherine Anne Brewer (USA) & Casido 2 – 0 / 0 – 38.33  

2) Aaron Vale (USA) & Cristo Beech – 0 / 0 – 39.03

3) Hunter Holloway (USA) & Pepita Con Spita – 0 / 0 – 39.21

Source: Press Release from Hits Horse Shows

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