National Sunshine Series

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.

Featured Events:

NSS 1  -  $50,000 Sunshine Series Grand Prix  |  Sunday, November 6  |  Schedule

NSS 2  -  $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby  | Saturday, November 12  |  Schedule
            -  $200,000 Sunshine Grand Prix - FEI CSI4*
  |  Sunday, November 13  |  Schedule


Location:  HITS Desert Horse Park  |  85-555 Airport Boulevard, Thermal, California 92274

2 Weeks: November 2-6 & November 9-13
                Wednesday – Sunday | 8 am to approximately 5 pm

Admission: No admission charge for performances Wednesday- Saturday. Sunday General Admission tickets are $5 per person. Children 12 and under are free.  Parking is free.

Other Happenings: Catch the shuttle from the show grounds and go for a day of family-friendly fun at the Annual Jacqueline Cochran Air Show, held at the Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal, CA. Enjoy goods from several vendors and amazing aerobatic acts and aircraft performing just minutes from the Horse Show!

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.