National Sunshine Series
October 31st - November 11th, 2018
The National Sunshine Series is a desert gem of equestrian sport located in the sunny Coachella Valley. Watch world-class riders and horses compete in this Premiere, 2-week show series located 20 minutes from the Resort Capitol of the World, Palm Springs.
|National Sunshine Series I - FEI CSI 3*||October 31 - November 4|
|$35,000 Coachella Welcome Stake - FEI||Friday, November 2|
|USHJA HOTY Equitation Championship||Sat & Sun, November 3, 4|
|$40,200 Coachella Classic - FEI||Saturday, November 3|
|USHJA HOTY Jumper Championship||Sunday, November 4|
|$100,000 Coachella Grand Prix - FEI||Sunday, November 4|
|National Sunshine Series II - FEI CSI 3*-W||November 7-11|
|$35,000 Desert Welcome Stake - FEI||Thursday, November 8|
|$40,200 Desert Classic - FEI||Friday, November 9|
|USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championship||Fri, Sat & Sun, November 9, 10, 11|
|NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals||Saturday, November 10|
|$100,000 Longines World Cup Qualifier - FEI||Saturday, November 10|
|USHJA Children's & Adult Amateur Hunter Championship||Sat & Sun, November 10, 11|
|HITS Sunshine Equitation Championships||Sat & Sun, November 10, 11|
|CPHA Style of Riding Championship||Sunday, November 11|
|$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby||Sunday, November 11|
Location: AON HITS Desert Horse Park | 85-555 Airport Boulevard, Thermal, California 92274
Parking: is always FREE
Admission: Children 12 and under are FREE.
WEEK I - No admission charge for performances Wednesday through Saturday.
- Sunday General Admission tickets are $5 per person for the .$100,000 Coachella Grand Prix on Nov. 4 ONLY.
WEEK II - No admission charge for performances Wednesday through Friday & Sunday.
- Saturday General Admission tickets are $10 per person for the $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Qualifier on Nov. 10 ONLY.
Tickets available in advance by clicking HERE, or at the gate that day.
Getting to the show: From points West: From I-10 East. Keep RIGHT to take CA-86 Spur South toward Brawley/El Centro. 6.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Airport Boulevard 2.2 miles and proceed to stabling gate. Spectators may enter via the Main gate. All parking is free.
From points East: From I-10 West. Take the Dillon Road Exit toward CA-86S Expressway/Coachella. 0.2 miles. Turn LEFT onto Dillon Rd. 0.7 miles. Turn LEFT to take the CA-86S Expressway ramp. 0.2 miles. Merge onto CA-86 Spur South 5.2 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Airport Boulelvard 2.2 miles. Proceed to stabling gate. Spectators may enter via the Main gate. All parking is free.
Refreshments: Spectators can grab some lunch from the HITS Restaurant Pavilion or HITS Bar and Grill and find a grassy spot on the berms while watching some of the world's best show jumping.
Shopping: Vendor Row features dozens of shops offering quality equestrian gear, apparel, jewelry and more.
For a map of the property, click here.