Doug Payne & Emeraldo Excel in Post Time Classic at Hits Ocala

Ocala, Florida, USA – March 12, 2022 – The 2022 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit is nearing its end, with eight weeks of competition now complete. The latest week to come to a close, the Ocala Winter Finals, featured FEI CSI2* competition, the $75,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix, a $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, World Championship Hunter Rider Week, and fundraising for the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association. Read on for the winners of Week VIII’s featured competition.

The course for Saturday’s $10,000 Post Time Classic challenged riders, with many rounds foiled by the triple combination. Doug Payne (USA) navigated the course better than his competitors, finishing in a time of 66.478 with only four jumping faults in the triple. He was joined in the winner’s circle by Emeraldo.

Final Results – $10,000 Post Time Classic

1) Doug Payne (USA) & Emeraldo – 4 / 66.48

2) Devin Ryan (USA) & Ascalitta SBK Z – 4 / 67.06

3) Jessica Mendoza (GBR) & Germeta W – 4 / 67.89

Source: Press Release from Hits Horse Shows

Photo: © ESI Photography