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Join HITS for the Great American Summer Series

Great American Summer Series at HITS-on-the-Hudson

HITS, Inc., is pleased to announce, pending USEF approval, HITS-on-the-Hudson will be host to a six-week series of shows this summer that will combine three existing Vermont Summer Festival shows and three HITS Saugerties Summer Series shows to create the Great American Summer Series, July 1 – August 9, 2020.

“We are pleased to be working with John Ammerman and the Vermont Summer Festival to create the Great American Summer Series at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York this year,” said Tom Struzzieri, President and CEO of HITS. “When John [Ammerman] first found out he could not run shows in Vermont in 2020, we immediately began collaborating to bring our two circuits together to provide exhibitors with a world-class experience this summer.”

The Great American Summer Series will begin July 1, kicking-off with two VSF Shows, the Vermont Summer Special and Manchester Summer Festival, followed by the three-week HITS Saugerties Summer Series, and finishing with the Vermont Summer Celebration.

We will make our final announcement and publish the Great American Summer Series Prize List soon! In the meantime here are some of the highlights we have in store for you!

Great American Summer Series 2020 Highlights
VSF Summer Special  |  July 1-5  

VSF Manchester Festival  |  July 8-12  

HITS-on-the-Hudson IV  |  July 15-19  

HITS-on-the-Hudson V  |  July 22-26  

HITS-on-the-Hudson VI  |  July 29 - Aug. 2  

VSF Summer Celebration  |  August 5-9  
  $100,000 Sunday Grand Prix

  $100,000 Sunday Grand Prix

  $200,000 Voltaire Grand Prix
  $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  World Championship Hunter Rider Week

  $200,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix
  $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

  $200,000 Great American Grand Prix
  $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
  World Championship Hunter Rider Week

  $100,000 Sunday Grand Prix

We look forward to a great summer in Saugerties! For more information or for any questions, you may contact Tom Struzzieri or Kristen Vale-Mosack directly. Stay tuned for more information at or HITS Facebook as well!

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More about HITS
Since its inception in 1982, HITS, Inc has grown into one of the largest producers of Hunter/Jumper horse shows in the United States. With four multi-week show circuits at its owned facilities in Florida, New York, Virginia, and Illinois, and as host to the annual HITS Championship and the $1 Million Grand Prix, HITS’ Commitment to Equestrian Sport is unprecedented. 
Based in upstate New York in the Village of Saugerties, HITS has a nearly 40 year history of producing top-level USEF-Rated shows. A dedicated full-time staff brings more than a century of equine experience, from riding and training to barn and show management, and beyond, to their word-class shows.

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