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.

2 Weeks: November 1-5 & November 8-12   |   Wednesday – Sunday  |  8 am to approximately 5 pm

Featured Events:

NSS 1  -  $50,000 HITS Grand Prix  |  Sunday, November 5  |  Schedule

NSS 2  -  $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby  | Saturday, November 11  |  Schedule
            -  $200,000 Sunshine Grand Prix - FEI CSI4*
  |  Sunday, November 12  |  Schedule


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

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.

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.