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    Sonoma Valley sweeps hunters as HITS begins

    Special to the Horsetrader - February 17th, 2011 - Cover Story, Show & Event News
    HITS Senior Vice President Tony Hitchcock (center) joins Sonoma Valley Stables' Heather Rhodes and horse owner Sabrina Hellman in congratulating rider Hope Glynn after winning the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix at HITS Thermal.

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    HITS Senior Vice President Tony Hitchcock (center) joins Sonoma Valley Stables' Heather Rhodes and horse owner Sabrina Hellman in congratulating rider Hope Glynn after winning the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix at HITS Thermal.

    THERMAL — It’s no secret that Hope Glynn of Petaluma is planning on making HITS Saugerties her destination this fall when the Diamond Mills $500,000 3’3″ Hunter Prix Final takes place at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York during Pfizer Million Weekend.

    The veteran hunter rider is on track to become one of the top contenders to compete in this extraordinary new Hunter Final. Glynn dominated the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix on Sunday afternoon when she rode Sabrina Hellman’s Woodstock to a first-place finish and piloted two other horses to third and fifth place.

    “Our goal is to make it to HITS Saugerties for the Final,” said Hellman. ” I think he is meant for these Devoucoux classes.”

    With the victory and two of the five classes needed to become eligible, Glynn seems to be on the right track to qualify for the Final. In order to become eligible for the Diamond Mills $500,000 3’3″ Hunter Prix Final a rider on any horse/horses will need to compete in five or more Devoucoux Hunter Prix at any combination of HITS Shows during the qualifying period. Once a rider has competed in five Devoucoux Prix, they will become eligible and their points on their leading horse will place them in the Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final Rider Rankings.

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