The AIG $1 Million Grand Prix Makes Its Fifth-Annual Appearance at HITS Desert Horse Park

Saugerties, NY (October 6, 2016) – HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) as the title sponsor of the 2017 AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California. The spotlight will shine on HITS Desert Horse Park on Sunday, March 19, as the AIG Million hosts the brightest starts in show jumping.

As the first jewel in the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping, the highly-acclaimed AIG Million also serves as the captivating finish of the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit. Exhibitors competing for a slice of the $1 million prize purse, qualified for the event by competing in at least one Grand Prix at four HITS Coachella Desert Circuit or National Sunshine Series shows prior to the week of the AIG Million.

“We are proud to continue our relationship with AIG, a highly-regarded insurance company, in 2017,” said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri. “The AIG $1 Million Grand Prix attracts talented, domestic and international riders to HITS Desert Horse Park for the grand finale of the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit.”

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.
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 in Thermal, California, the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida, and the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix in Saugerties, New York.

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