Get to Know the Equestrian Associations that Recognize HITS Ocala

Assure your clients, families and horses the protection and rule adherence that come with these affiliations. Attend shows that have association backing that helps deliver not only a level playing field, but also SafeSport adherence.

The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit is your Central Florida home
for earning qualifying points this winter

Twenty accredited riding associations recognize the 2022 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, giving riders the chance to earn points toward local and national year-end awards and finals. HITS is proud to offer the only opportunities in Ocala from January 18 - March 27 to earn qualifying points toward USEF and USHJA Championships and myriad other year-end finals and awards. 

Start your year at HITS Ocala and get a jump-start on earning points toward the USEF Junior and Pony Hunter Championships, USEF Medal Finals, USEF Talent Search Finals, NCEA Medal Finals, and all shows using USEF points for qualifying criteria. HITS Ocala also offers qualifying classes for the USHJA National, International, and Pony Hunter Derby programs, USHJA Green Incentive program, USHJA Zone Finals, and all of the USHJA Medals. Addtional sanctioning by the Marshall & Sterling League, North American League, Washington International Horse Show, National Horse Show, Show Jumping Hall of Fame, and World Championship Hunter Rider make HITS Ocala the place to show this winter and earn early points toward your year-end goals!

Check out all of the associations recognizing the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit this year:


              National & Premier Hunters                                            Children's, Adult, Junior & Amateur Medals
                 5* & 6* Jumpers                                                                           Children's & Adult Hunter Classics
                                                                                                                     Children's & Adult Jumper Classics


$25,000 International Hunter Derby (Week IV, X)                                                                 CSI2* (Weeks III - IX)
$10,000 National Hunter Derby (Week V, VII, VIII)                                $25,000 SmartPak Welcome - Thursdays 
$1,500 Pony Hunter Derby (Week IV, VIII)                                                    $50,000 FEI Grand Prix - Saturdays
$1,000 Green Hunter Incentive (Week IV-X)                                                                                                           
Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenges (Week VI)                                                                                                           

Central Florida Hunter Jumper Association
Georgia Hunter Jumper Association
Illinois Hunter Jumper Association
Missouri Hunter Jumper Organization
National Horse Show Association
ASPCA Horsemanship Medal
NHS 3'3" Junior Medal
NHS 3'3" Adult Medal
North American League
Children's & Adult Hunter Classics
Children's & Adult Jumper Classics
North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association
Ohio Hunter Jumper Association
Show Jumping Hall of Fame
$7,500 Jr/Am Jumper Classic
(Week III, V, VIII, IX)
South Carolina Hunter Jumper Association
SCHJA Governor's Cup
South Florida Hunter Jumper Association
South West Florida Hunter Jumper Association
Take2 Thoroughbred League
Take2 Thoroughbred Hunter & Jumper divisions
Washington International Horse Show
WIHS Junior Equitation
WIHS Pony Medal
Wisconsin Hunter Jumper Association
World Championship Hunter Rider

"Riders really count on the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit to get a jump-start on earning points toward qualifying for about 50 year-end finals and championships sanctioned by these local and national organizations. We understand how important that is for our riders and for development of our sport across the country. We are pleased to keep adding to this list of organizations each year."

Tom Struzzieri, President and CEO

Before you join us at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, learn about the numerous qualifying opportunities offered by these associations. Be sure to read each association's membership requirements carefully or stop by the horse show office and ask one of the secretaries for more information to make sure you get fully credited with your points!

Remember, HITS offers the only chances to earn points with these associations from mid-January through March in Ocala. Join us for the 2022 Winter Circuit to take advantage of these opportunities to get a jump start on qualifications and earn your way toward year-end awards and finals!

If there is an association you believe we missed, let us know and we will reach out to them about sanctioning the 2022 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit!