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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jumper Recovers from Laminitis to Win First "Pfizer HITS Million" Qualifier

30 January 2010 | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog at

The HITS Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix
is the talk of the East Coast show circuit this year, but when the first qualifier was held last weekend in Ocala, Florida, the prize money may have been upstaged a bit by the comeback story of the winner. Allison, an 18-year-old Rhinelander mare from New Jersey ridden by Callan Solem, has returned to the show circuit after recovering from severe illness that included laminitis and no prediction that she could ever even be ridden again, much less jumped at the highest level. Allison lived at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, New Jersey for two months while recovering from laminitis in all four feet. You'll want to be reading more in
Nancy Jaffer's coverage of Allison's unbelievable story while I try to find out more about the laminitis. ( Jaffer photo)

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