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Ian Millar And Sweet Dreams Win $2,500 Brookledge Open Welcome At HITS Ocala IV

OCALA, FL (March 4, 2004)—Two Canadians and an Irishman took the top three spots in Wednesday's $2,500 Brookledge Open Welcome at HITS Ocala IV. Seven-time Olympic veteran, Ian Millar, rode Sweet Dreams to the blue ribbon. The Canadian legend had the only double-clear of a field of 21 horses. Fellow Canadian, Erynn Ballard and Leacock took second place. Irish rider, Michael Kirby and #1 Kirby finished in third place.

Course designer Danny Foster of Georgetown. Ontario, built a 12-obstacle Round One course that only three riders could master. Ian Millar and Sweet Dreams, owned by Scotia Farms, were the first to attempt Foster's seven-obstacle jump-off course. Millar rode a perfect round, going clear in the winning time of 49.16 seconds. Erynn Ballard and Leacock pulled out all the stops to try to top Millar. Ballard had the time with 47.98 seconds on the clock, but a rail down at the last jump dashed her chances. Michael Kirby and #1 Kirby finished out the field with a twelve-fault performance in a time of 51.58 seconds.

The next Grand Prix event at HITS Ocala will take place on Sunday, March 7th. Spectators will enjoy world-class show jumping competition as riders compete for top honors in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix.

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$2,500 Brookledge Open Welcome - Wednesday, March 3, 2004
HITS Ocala IV - Ocala, FL
Course Designer: Danny Foster, Georgetown, Ontario

Place Horse Rider Owner Prize Money Rd1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1st Sweet Dreams Ian Millar Scotia Farms $750 0 0 49.16
2nd Leacock Erynn Ballard Erynn Ballard $500 0 4 47.98
3rd #1 Kirby Michael Kirby Michael Kirby $325 0 12 51.58
4th Karinda Daniel Geitner Kyle Register $250 4
5th Quebec Chuck Waters M / M Chuck Waters $200 4
6th Esprit D'Amour Erynn Ballard Augustin Walch $175 4
7th Graf Rossini S Mary Lisa Leffler Bruce Chovnick LLC $150 4
8th R Marble KZ Michelle Pia Morgan Hill Partners $150 4

Ocala Tournament IV - March 3-7
Ocala Winter Finals V - March 10-14

$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

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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