HITS Takes the Reins at National Sunshine Series

THERMAL, CaliforniaHITS, Inc., the nation’s largest horse show company, is pleased to announce that it will take over all event production, including hospitality services, of the 2015 National Sunshine Series in Thermal, California.

“I enjoyed working with Ali Nilforushan last year and we jointly decided that he would come to the event this year as an exhibitor. Ali’s training business is a priority for him and takes precedent over all else. I look forward to him participating in that capacity at this year’s event. He is the type of personality that immerses himself fully into whatever task he is handling. I am also certain that we will see Ali in a management position at other events soon,” said HITS President and CEO Thomas Struzzieri.

The National Sunshine Series takes place October 28 - November 8 at HITS Desert Horse Park. HITS will award $1 million in prize money during the two week series, which includes an array of top hunter and jumper classes such as the $350,000 Sunshine Grand Prix CSI 5* (pending approval), a $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, the West Coast Pony Finals and the Zone 10 Age Group Equitation Finals.

Night classes under the lights, live music, special events, and a gourmet menu at the Go Rentals VIP Club, prepared by Executive Chef and Culinary Institute of America alumnus Giuseppe Napoli, add to the excitement in the desert, while taking advantage of Southern California’s temperate late-fall weather. Other enhancements to this year’s show include Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) CSI-5* rating (pending approval), on top of extensive grounds improvements in 2014.

HITS will release the 2015 National Sunshine Series Prize List in early summer. To request a copy or join the HITS mailing list, click here. For more information on HITS, visit www.HitsShows.com.

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, presented by Mortgage Call, in Thermal, California, the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida, and Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by Wells Fargo, in Saugerties, New York.

For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit www.HitsShows.com. Stay connected with HITS, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Media should contact the HITS Media Team at 845.246.8833 or e-mail Media_Info@HitsShows.com

 2015 Horse Show Dates

HITS Desert Circuit  |  Thermal, CA  |  January 13 - March 15, 2015
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit    |  Ocala, FL  |  January 13 - March 23, 2015
HITS Arizona Winter Circuit  |  Tucson, AZ  |  January 28 - March 8, 2015
HITS Culpeper Show Series  |  Culpeper, VA  |  April / July / August / September
HITS Saugerties Show Series  |  Saugerties, NY  |  May-June / July-August / September
HITS Championship  |  Saugerties, NY  |  September 2-6, 2015
HITS Marshall & Sterling Insurance National Finals  |  September 9-13, 2015
National Sunshine Series  |  October 28 - November 8, 2015