HITS Coachella Desert Circuit

January 16th - March 18th, 2018

HITS Coachella Desert Circuit features eight weeks of USEF Premier-rated Hunters and 5*/6* Jumpers with total prizes of nearly $3 million. Spanning nine weeks (with one off-week) in late January through mid-March, the circuit draws thousands of equestrians to the premier Southern California show grounds. The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Thermal and the annual AIG $1 Million Grand Prix highlight this circuit, as well as two USHJA International Hunter Derbies.

HITS Desert Horse Park is located just 45 minutes from Palm Springs. After setting roots in Indio, California, in the mid-1990s, the shows moved to the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal in 2007. In 2013, HITS held its first AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, a tradition that continues today. 

Coachella Prize ListPrize List  

2018 DATES 

DC I January 16-21 USEF Premier / 5*
   USHJA Gold Star Clinic January 18-21  
   $70,000 Back on Track Grand Prix Sunday, January 21  
DC II January 23-28 USEF Premier / 5*
   $70,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix Sunday, January 28  
DC III January 30 - February 4 USEF Premier / 5*
   $70,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix Sunday, February 4  
DC IV February 6-11 USEF Premier / 6*

   $100,000 Longines FEI World CupTM Qualifier   Saturday, February 10  
Off-Week February 14-18  
DC V February 20-25 USEF Premier / 5*
   $70,000 Osphos Grand Prix Sunday, February 25  
DC VI February 27 - March 4 USEF Premier / 5*
   $70,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix Sunday, March 4  
DC VII March 6-11 USEF Premier / 5*
   $70,000 Ulcergard Grand Prix Sunday, March 11  
DC VIII  March 13-18 USEF Premier / 6*
   R.W. Mutch Equitation Championship    
   $25,000 International Hunter Derby Saturday, March 17  
   AIG $1 Million Grand Prix Sunday, March 18  
National Sunshine Series I October 31 - November 4  
National Sunshine Series II November 7-11  

Private Barns - Private Barns are available for trainers and exhibitors to lease at HITS Desert Horse Park. Enjoy the opportunity to have a fully customizable year-round facility on HITS! Reserve a Private Barn today – contact HITS at 845.246.8833 for more information.


DC I Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC II Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC III Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC IV Class Listing Schedule Entry  
 Longines World Cup Jumping FEI CSI3*-W Specs   Draft Schedule
Off-Week     Entry  
DC V Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC VI Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC VII Class Listing Schedule Entry  
Class Listing Schedule Entry Revised Schedule
 R.W. Mutch Eq Championship   Specs    
 AIG $1 Million Grand Prix   Specs Entry  


Full Desert Circuit Prize List Printable Version Prize List
Printable Version Feed & Bedding Credit Card Form
Online Feed & Bedding Form Online Add & Scratch Form

Ultra High-Speed Internet is available - with speeds faster than 100 mg!  Access this new premium service in the VIP Club, the new Coachella Bar, and the RV Area for just $50/show week.  Upload, download, stream video and TV, and more!  Check in the Show Office for more information.


Enter Online!  HITS now accepts Entries electronically through the
Show Management System Entry Portal at no charge to exhibitors.
Additional features coming soon!
Submit your entries Electronically using Equestrian Connect 
– The One Minute Horse Show Entry Service.
Live Scoring - click here
Use Electronic Vet's innovative EVet certificate to submit your
horses health requirements to HITS. Keep all of horses vaccine
records in one place, without the worry of lost paperwork!

KindredBio Leading Riderb award - 2018 - Richard Spooner


To receive a Prize List click here


HITS, Inc. | 319 Main St | Saugerties, NY 12477
845.246.8833 | Fax: 845.246.6371


HITS Desert Horse Park
85-555 Airport Blvd  |  Thermal, CA 92274
760.399.9200  |  Fax: 760.399.1952