HITS Gears Up for the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California, on March 15, 2015

Saugerties, New York (February 6, 2015) – HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is returning for a third year as title sponsor of the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by MortgageCall. The AIG Million is the grand finale of the HITS Desert Circuit and is the first jewel in the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping.

All eyes will be on the HITS Desert Horse Park Sunday, March 15, as the AIG Million showcases the very best riders who have qualified throughout the winter show season. In 2014, 4,000 spectators watched with awe as Ashlee Bond Clarke and Chela LS topped a star-studded field to take home the blue ribbon and the $350,000 prize.

“The AIG $1 Million Grand Prix is an iconic class that draws top talent, domestic and international, to HITS Desert Horse Park for a captivating finish to the HITS Desert Circuit,” said HITS President and CEO Thomas Struzzieri. “We look forward to continuing that tradition in 2015 through our relationship with AIG, a top insurance organization.”

AIG Private Client Group, a division of the AIG member companies, offers personal insurance solutions for individuals and families.  Its innovative offerings are designed to enhance protection of, and minimize threats to, personal wealth and safety. In addition to policies for homes, excess liability, automobiles, private collections and yachts, AIG insurers can help equine owners address their more specialized coverage needs.

“AIG is pleased to continue in its involvement with HITS Thermal,” said David Hubbard, Vice President, AIG Private Client Group. “In addition to sharing in the excitement felt by the owners, riders and their teams as they compete, we deeply appreciate the opportunity to introduce more people to insurance solutions that address the risks associated with the sport.”

About HITS, Inc.
HITS, Inc. produces high quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the Village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York, and Virginia.

While hosting the richest weekend in show jumping at HITS-on-the-Hudson, HITS also formed the Triple Crown of Show Jumping. This includes the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by Mortgage Call, in Thermal, California, the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida, and Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by Wells Fargo, in Saugerties, New York.

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