Aaron Vale & Obi Wan Win $25,000 Smart Pak Welcome CSI 2* at Hits Ocala

Ocala, Florida, USA – March 03, 2022 – Seven weeks of the 2022 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit are now complete. The most recent week of competition, the Ocala Tournament, featured FEI CSI2* competition, the $50,000 HITS USEF Grand Prix, a $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, and numerous brilliant performances. Read on for the winners of Week VII’s featured competition.

Thursday was also host to the first FEI CSI2* competition of the week, the $25,000 SmartPak Welcome. Riding OBI WanAaron Vale (USA) “used the force” to claim his seventh win in FEI competition at HITS Ocala this year. After Lisa Goldman-Smolen (USA) committed incurred faults in her jump-off run, and Carly Campbell-Cooper (USA) elected to save her run for later in the week, Vale posted a clear time of 40.98. Dorothy Douglas (USA) was the final rider to attempt the course and completed it only two-tenths of a second slower than Vale.

Final Results – $25,000 SmartPak Welcome CSI 2*

1) Aaron Vale (USA) & Obi Wan – 0 / 0 – 40.98

2) Dorothy Douglas (USA) & MTM Cedrik – 0 / 0 – 41.14

3) Lisa Goldman-Smolen (USA) & Nike – 0 / 12 – 45.01

Source: Press Release from Hits Horse Shows

Photo: © ESI Photography