JSerra’s Haley Giddings Wins the Hunter Equestrian Prix

Haley Giddings and Opportunity cash in with a win in the $5,000 HITS 3’ Hunter Prix

Junior rider Haley Giddings of Laguna Niguel, California posted a win in the $5,000 HITS 3’ Hunter Prix on Sunday, Feb. 12, when she rode Cavallo Farm’s Opportunity (the horse) to the blue as the horse-and-rider team were the best out of the 30 that showed over Rian Beals’ course.

Giddings and Opportunity were fueled by a fantastic second round as they scored an 87 to rocket their overall score to 170. Wrestling the top spot from Emily Winkler and Landmark, Giddings and Opportunity are now well on their way to qualifying for the all-new $250,000 HITS 3’ Hunter Prix Final during HITS Championship Weekend at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York this fall.

Giddings has been training with Richard Slocum and John Bragg for about two years and was SmartPak Mid-Circuit Champion in the Equitation 14-15 during the first half of the 2012 HITS Desert Circuit.

“This is the horse’s first major win in the hunter ring,” said Slocum. “He has won the New England Equitation Finals and won at Devon. He is on a generous loan from the Spogli family.”

Equestrian Team Sweeps Championships

Congratulations to the JSerra Equestrian Team for being named the 2010-2011 Orange County Interscholastic Equestrian League Champions.

Halo St. Clair-Baird, Kirra Roberts and Madison Crader

JSerra was named Hunters High Point Reserve Champion Novice Division
and Jumpers High Point Reserve Champion Junior Varsity. Congratulations to Team Members: Madison Crader, Novice Hunt Seat Equitation Champion
and Kirra Roberts for her accomplishments in the following categories:
JV: Jumpers High Point Individual Champion
JV: Jumpers Reserve Champion Table 4 Section 1
JV: Jumpers Reserve Champion Table 2 Section 2B
JV: Jumpers Reserve Champion Table 2 Section 1

Thank you to everyone for making this such a great season for the Equestrian team. To read more from this season click here.