HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since that time, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter-jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia. HITS, Inc. produces three of the richest grand prix in the world with the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix in Saugerties, New York, the Thermal $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California and the Ocala $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida – all forming the first ever Triple Crown of Show Jumping. HITS Championship Weekend also boasts the crown jewels of the hunter discipline with the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final.
In 2011, HITS, Inc. expanded its event management repertoire into endurance sports. Both HITS Triathlon Series and HITS Running Festivals present top-notch triathlon and running races through the United States.
The key to HITS' success is its strategy of producing a series of horse shows over continuous weeks, in desirable destinations, with first-class competition facilities and unmatched professional operations. Additionally, the company offers competitive opportunities for riders in a broad range of ages and skill levels.
Thomas G. Struzzieri has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of HITS since its inception. He has served on the Board of Directors of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) as well as its Competition Management Committee. He also served as chairman of USEF Zone 2. HITS has a professional, full-time staff of 35 employees, including a complete administrative staff, located at the company's headquarters in Saugerties, New York. Their level of experience and dedication guarantees superior execution of the details of all HITS horse shows.