World’s Top Show Jumper, McLain Ward, wins the $15,000 KindredBio Jumper Prix

Saugerties, NY (June 12, 2016) The HITS-on-the-Hudson III at the Grand Prix Stadium saw some excellent competition on Saturday and we were excited to see the action around the $15,000 KindredBio 1.40M Jumper Prix.

McLain Ward, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and currently ranked the #1 show jumper in the world, aboard Best Buy, a nine-year-old Holsteiner mare owned by Double H Farm, topped the competition. The team was clean in the first round along with 8 other horse and rider combinations.  Ward and Best Buy had a fast and clean jump-off round, navigating the tough track in a fast 31.774 seconds.

“It’s great to have their support in our sport,” said Ward of KindredBio’s sponsorship in the equine industry. “A lot of care goes into these horses, and companies that provide a veterinary service to keep these animals competing and healthy are important.”

Denise Bevers, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, said, “Congratulations to McLain Ward and Best Buy for winning the KindredBio Jumper Prix at HITS Saugerties!  I had the pleasure of watching McLain and Rothchild win the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Thermal this year and find it very exciting to watch McLain develop horses like Best Buy in a class such as the 1.40M that KindredBio is sponsoring.”

Read more about McLain’s win and the event details at the HITS website.


Place Horse Owner Rider Prize Rd. 1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1 Best Buy Double H Farm McLain Ward $4,350 0 0 31.774
2 Welfare Shalanno Farms LLC Fernando Lozinsky $3,150 0 0 32.579
3 Out Of Ireland The Edge Laura Chapot $2,100 0 0 33.134
4 Cecotto’s As Jennifer Rowland Kevin Mealiff $1,400 0 0 35.063
5 Caspar’s Lasino Market Street, Inc. Anne Kursinski $1,100 0 4 34.694
6 Doutzen Morgan Ward Morgan Ward $800 0 4 37.240
7 KM Whatever RV Beyaert Farm Inc. Mattias Tromp $650 0 8 33.314
8 Candori Rebecca Lewis Max Nieberg $550 0 8 47.701
9 Pretzel Logic Megan McDermott Kevin McCarthy $450 4
10 Shooting Star Mary Chapot Laura Chapot $450 4


The winner from Week II was Jeffery Welles and Calais and Week I was Laura Chapot and Out of Ireland.  Chapot won the $10,000 Brook Ledge Open Welcome, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix and then captured first, second and fifth place in the $15,000 KindredBio Open Jumper Prix.

“I’d like to thank Kindred Bio for sponsoring this class,” said Chapot. “It’s great to have them here at HITS and let’s hope we have them around for long time in the future.”

KindredBio is looking forward to 5 more weeks of the HITS on the Hudson Series that will start back up July 20th finishing on September 11th with the Saugerties $1 Million Dollar Grand Prix- FEI CSI-5* the final event in the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping.  As a proud platinum sponsor of the HITS Horse Shows Series sponsoring the KindredBio Open Jumper Prix, we congratulate all the horses and riders!


About Kindred Biosciences

Kindred Biosciences is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets.  Its mission is to bring to pets the same kinds of safe and effective medicines that human family members enjoy.  The Company’s strategy is to identify compounds and targets that have already demonstrated safety and efficacy in humans and to develop therapeutics based on these validated compounds and targets for dogs, cats, and horses.  The Company has a deep pipeline of novel drugs and biologics in development across many therapeutic classes.

For more information or to download the corporate presentation, visit Stay connected with KindredBio on Facebook at


About HITS, Inc.

HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since then, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter/jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia.

HITS produces three of the richest grand prix in the world with the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California, Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida and Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix FEI CSI-5* in Saugerties, New York – all forming the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping. The HITS Championship, held each September at HITS-on-the-Hudson, hosts the HITS $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix, the Stal Hendrix Pre-Green Futurity, and the crown jewels of the hunter discipline: the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final.

For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit Stay connected with HITS! Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Media should contact the HITS Media Team at 845.246.8833 or e-mail