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Eduardo Braun And Blackforest Asdi Win $2,500 Brookledge Open Welcome

OCALA, FL (February 26, 2004)—Eduardo Braun and Blackforest ASDI, owned by Karl Giebmanns, emerged the victors in Wednesday's $2,500 Brookledge Open Welcome at HITS Ocala III. Bartko Magness and Lebora took second place. John Kersley rode Moritze to third place. Fourth place also went to Eduardo Braun riding his second mount Blackforest Commodore.

Michel Vaillancourt of Schomberg, Ontario, was the course designer for the class, which was held in the Grand Prix field. For Round One, Schomberg built a 10-jump course that included two double combinations. Time allowed was set at 78 seconds. There were 8 clear rounds over the course. The six-jump short course included a double and had time allowed set at 47 seconds.

Five riders posted clear rounds in the jump-off. Braun and Blackforest ASDI were last in the order and knew what they had to beat. Braun used his prime position to shave almost a second off the current leader's time. The pair coasted clear in a time of 35.14 seconds to win the competition.

Thursday's $25,000 HITS Grand Prix is the next Grand Prix event of the Ocala Winter Circuit. On Sunday, February 29th, spectators will have another chance to enjoy world-class show jumping competition as riders compete for top honors in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix.

The Sunday Grand Prix will coincide with Family Day presented by Cox Communications. Kids and their parents will be invited to visit the show grounds to participate in a day filled with pony rides, face painting, clowns, and much more.

For more information on the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, please visit For further press information: contact Mary Creech 845-246-8833 or

$2,500 Brookledge Open Welcome - Wednesday, February 25, 2004
HITS Ocala III - Ocala, FL
Course Designer: Michel Vaillancourt, Schomberg, Ontario

Place Horse Rider Owner Prize Money Rd1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1st Blackforest ASDI Eduardo Braun Karl Giebmanns $750 0 0 35.14
2nd Lebora Tracy Bartko Magness M / M John Bartko $500 0 0 36.12
3rd Moritze John Kersley John Kersley $325 0 0
4th Blackforest Commodore Eduardo Braun Karl Giebmanns $250 0 0 37.13
5th Kaivo Darlene Sandlin Sandlin Equine Inc $200 0 0 38.02
6th Ironic Martien Van Der Hoeven JTB Stables LLC $175 0 0 40.48
7th J'Aime La Vie Tracy Bartko Magness M / M John Bartko $150 0 4 35.25
8th Landing Strip Martien Van Der Hoeven Martien Van Der Hoeven $150 0 4 39.28

Ocala Masters III - February 25-29
Ocala Tournament IV - March 3-7
Ocala Winter Finals V - March 10-14

$25,000 HITS Grand Prix - Thursday, February 26 at 1:00pm
$50,000 HITS Grand Prix - Sunday, February 29 at 1:00pm
$25,000 HITS Grand Prix - Thursday, March 4 at 1:00pm
$50,000 HITS Grand Prix - Sunday, March 7 at 1:00pm
$25,000 HITS Grand Prix - Thursday, March 11 at 1:00pm
$25,000 Marshall & Sterling Junior / Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic - Sunday, March 14 at 10:00am
$25,000 Marshall & Sterling Child / Adult Jumper Classic Sunday, March 14 at 12:00 noon
$100,000 King Shavings Grand Prix of Ocala presented by Great American Insurance Group - Sunday, March 14 at 2:00pm

Kids Day presented by Cox Communications - Sunday, February 29
Grand Finale - Sunday, March 14
Champions of the Week Presentations are held on Sundays prior to the 1:00pm Grand Prix.

POST TIME FARM: 13710 U.S. Hwy 27; Ocala, Florida 34482; Tel: 352-620-2275. Website:


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