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Melissa Strawser and Darwin De Mars Grasp $20,000 HITS Open Prix at Culpeper Finals


    Melissa Strawser and Darwin De Mars. Photograph by: Alison Hartwell.

    Culpeper, Va. – October 2, 2022 – On Sunday, Melissa Strawser celebrated her one-year anniversary with Darwin De Mars in successful fashion, incomes the victory within the $20,000 HITS Open Prix on the Culpeper Finals. Their partnership started on the similar competitors final yr, and collectively they’ve grow to be a dominating power – besting Sunday’s three-horse jump-off after additionally successful Friday’s $10,000 Open Prix to shut out the season at HITS Culpeper.

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    North Shore Nabs $2,500 USHJA Nationwide Hunter Derby Win with Isabella Bertozzi

    Hunter competitors took heart stage on Saturday throughout the HITS Culpeper Finals at Commonwealth Park. As soon as once more, Isabella Bertozzi claimed the successful title within the $2,500 USHJA Nationwide Hunter Derby, this time aboard her veteran companion North Shore. Though it was Bertozzi’s first Hunt & Go Derby, she stayed clean underneath strain to steer the category from begin to end together with her gifted mount.

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