Media Accreditations Available for the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Qualifier  

Saugerties, NY (January 3, 2017): HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Media Accreditations Application for the 2017 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Qualifier on Saturday, February 11 at HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, is now available online.

To view and complete the official Media Accreditations Application, click here.

A limited number of credentials will be issued for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Qualifier, which boasts a $100,000 prize purse and the chance for the world’s top riders to qualify for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Omaha, Nebraska, next March.

Spanning four days of competition, the World Cup Qualifier at HITS Desert Horse Park will host several notable classes in the FEI Jumper Division. Highlights include the $36,500 Desert Welcome Stake on Thursday, February 9, the $36,500 Desert Classic on February 10, and the $100,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Qualifier on Saturday, February 11. A complete schedule is available at

Media interested in covering the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Qualifier Friday, February 11, or any FEI sanctioned classes, are to complete and submit all required materials by Wednesday, February 1 to Kayla Cherry at

Press will have access to ringside seating, photography opportunities within the ring during the prize giving ceremony, a press lounge and wireless internet. For more information on HITS Desert Horse Park, the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit and the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Qualifier, please visit
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Nayel Nassar and Lordan on their way to a 2016 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Qualifier Win at HITS Desert Horse Park. 
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, Virginia, and a new location coming in 2017 to Chicago, Illinois. 

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 in Thermal, California, the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida and the Saugerties  $1 Million Grand Prix FEI CSI-5* in Saugerties, New York. 

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