2014 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit

WHAT
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Ten-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by HITS, Inc. that runs from January through March annually. Since its introduction in 1982, the HITS Winter Circuit in Florida has been a fixture on the East Coast show jumping circuit. Each winter, the circuit attracts national and international participants from the United States, Canada, Mexico,  Europe and beyond. Located in Marion County, the heart of Florida's horse country, the area is home to over 600 horse farms and hundreds of supporting facilities and businesses. Classes offered range from the grand prix show jumping classes to a selection of divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider. The circuit features 21 grand prix events worth over $1.5 million in prize money, which includes the $100,000 Sullivan GMC Truck Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, and the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix to close out the circuit during the HITS Ocala Winter Celebration.

WHERE:
HITS Post Time Farm, 13710 US Highway 27, Ocala, Florida 34482
Phone: 352.620.2275 (during horse shows only)

WHEN: Tuesday - Sunday 8 am to 4 pm during show weeks
Ocala January Classic - I, January 15-19
Ocala USEF Local Day - l, January 17
Ocala January Festival - ll,l January 22-26
Ocala USEF Local Day - ll, January 24
Ocala Premiere - lll, January 29 – February 2
Ocala USEF Local Day - lll, January 31
Ocala Winter Classic - lV, February 4-9
Ocala Winter Festival - V, February 11-16
Ocala Masters - Vl, February 18-23
Ocala Tournament - Vll, February 25 – March 2
Ocala Winter Finals - Vlll, March 4-9
Ocala Winter Celebration - lX, March 11-16
Ocala Championship - X, March 18-23
$25,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix & Great American $1 Million Grand Prix, Monday, March 24

2014 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
All Grand Prix events at the HITS Post Time Farm will be qualifiers for the $1 Million Grand Prix to be held September 7, 2014 at the HITS-on-the-Hudson facility in Saugerties, New York.

Ocala January Classic - l
Thursday, January 16
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Saturday, January 18
$1,500 HITS Hunter Prix, $10,000 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic High
Sunday, January 19
5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Child/Adult Jumper Classic Low, $2,500 Pyranha Jr/Am Jumper Classic Low, $5,000 U-Dump Junior/A-O Jumper Classic High, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix
Ocala January Festival - ll
Thursday, January 23
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Saturday, January 25
$1,500 HITS Hunter Prix, $15,000 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic
Sunday, January 26
$5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Child/Adult Jumper Classic Low, $2,500 Pyranha Jr/Am Jumper Classic Low, $5,000 U-Dump Junior/A-O Jumper Classic High, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix
Ocala Premiere - lll
Thursday, January 30
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Saturday, February 1
$5,000 Pony Hunter Prix, $1,500 HITS Hunter Prix, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Child/Adult Jumper Classic Low, $10,000 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic
Sunday, February 2
$5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, $2,500 Pyranha Jr/Am Jumper Classic
Low, $5,000 U-Dump Junior Jumper Classic High, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix
Ocala Winter Classic - lV
Thursday, February 6
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Saturday, February 8
$5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, $1,500 HITS Hunter Prix, $15,000 M&S/ TuffRider-Equine Couture Child/Adult Jumper Classic High
Sunday, February 9
$1,000 S.A. Comunale Child Jumper Classic Low, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Adult Jumper Classic Low, $1,500 Child/Adult Jumper Classic Medium, $2,500 Junior Jumper Classic Low, $2,500 Pyranha Amateur Jumper Classic Low, $5,000 NAL Junior Jumper Classic Medium, $5,000 NAL A-O Jumper Classic Medium, $7,500 U-Dump/SJHOF Junior Jumper Classic High, $7,500, U-Dump/SJHOF
A-O Jumper Classic High, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix
Ocala Winter Festival - V
Thursday, February 13
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Saturday, February 15
$1,500 HITS Hunter Prix
Sunday, February 16
$10,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Child Jumper Classic Low, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Adult Jumper Classic Low, $1,500 Child/Adult Jumper Classic Medium, $2,500 M&S/NAL Child Jumper Classic High, $2,500 M&S/NAL Adult Jumper Classic High, $2,500 Junior Jumper Classic Low, $2,500 Pyranha Amateur Jumper Classic Low, $5,000 NAL Junior Jumper Classic Medium, $5,000 NAL A-O Jumper Classic Medium, $7,500 U-Dump/SJHOF Junior Jumper Classic High, $7,500 U-Dump/SJHOF A-O Jumper Classic High, $50,000 HITS Grand Prix
Ocala Masters - Vl
Thursday, February 20
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Saturday, February 22
$5,000 HITS Hunter Prix
Sunday, February 23
$5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Child Jumper Classic Low, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Adult Jumper Classic Low, $1,500 Child/Adult Jumper Classic Medium, $2,500 M&S/NAL Child Jumper Classic High, $2,500 M&S/NAL Adult Jumper Classic High, $2,500 Junior Jumper Classic Low, $2,500 Pyranha Amateur Jumper Classic Low, $5,000 NAL Junior Jumper Classic Medium, $5,000 NAL A-O Jumper Classic Medium, $7,500 U-Dump Junior Jumper Classic High, $7,500 U-Dump A-O Jumper Classic High, $50,000 Strongid C 2X Grand Prix
Ocala Tournament - Vll
Thursday, February 27
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Friday, February 21
$5,000 Pony Hunter Grand Prix
Saturday, March 1
$1,500 HITS Hunter Prix, $15,000 M&S /Tuff Rider-Equine Couture Child/Adult Jumper Classic High
Sunday, March 2
$5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Child Jumper Classic Low, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Adult Jumper Classic Low, $1,500 Child/Adult Jumper Classic Medium, $2,500 Junior Jumper Classic Low, $2,500 Pyranha Amateur Jumper Classic Low, $5,000 NAL Junior Jumper Classic Medium, $5,000 NAL A-O Jumper Classic Medium, $7,500 U-Dump/SJHOF Junior Jumper Classic High, $7,500 U-Dump/SJHOF A-O Jumper Classic High, $50,000 Ring Power Grand Prix
Ocala Winter Finals - Vlll
Thursday, March 6
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Saturday, March 8
$5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, $1,500 HITS Hunter Prix
Sunday, March 9
Purina Animal Nutrition Kids Day - 10 am - 2 pm
FREE to all children under 12 | Bounce House | Kid's Carnival Games | Live Music | Clowns | Kid's Crafts | Children's Book Readings | 103.7 The Gator on-site radio broadcast
 
$1,000 S.A. Comunale Child Jumper Classic Low, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Adult Jumper Classic Low, $1,500 Child/Adult Jumper Classic Medium, $2,500 M&S/NAL Child Jumper Classic High, $2,500 M&S/NAL Adult Jumper Classic High, $5,000 Junior Jumper Classic Low, $5,000 Pyranha Amateur Jumper Classic Low, $5,000 NAL Junior Jumper Classic Medium, $5,000 NAL A-O Jumper Classic Medium, $7,500 U-Dump/SJHOF Junior Jumper Classic High, $7,500 U-Dump/SJHOF A-O Jumper Classic High, $50,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix
Ocala Winter Celebration - lX
Thursday, March 13
$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Friday, March14 $50,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge - Round 1
Saturday, March 15
$50,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge - Round 2, $1,500 HITS Hunter Prix, $25,000 M&S/Team Barber Child/Adult Jumper Classic High, $10,000 Junior Jumper Classic Medium, $10,000 A-O Jumper Classic Medium
Sunday, March 16
$1,000 S.A. Comunale Child Jumper Classic Low, $1,000 S.A. Comunale
Adult Jumper Classic Low, $1,500 Child/Adult Jumper Classic Medium, $2,500 Junior Jumper Classic Low, $2,500 Pyranha Amateur Jumper Classic Low, $25,000 U-Dump Junior/A-O Jumper Classic High, $100,000 Sullivan GMC Truck Grand Prix
Ocala Championship - X
Saturday, March 22
HITS Equitation Championship, $10,000 HITS Hunter Prix, $1,000 S.A. Comunale Child/Adult Jumper Classic Low, $2,500 Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic Low
Sunday, March 23
$2,500 M&S/NAL Child Jumper Classic High, $7,500 U-Dump/SJHOF Junior Jumper Classic High, $7,500 U-Dump/SJHOF A-O Jumper Classic High
Great American $1 Million Grand Prix
Monday, March 24
$25,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, $2,500 M&S/NAL Child Jumper Classic High, Great American $1 Million Grand Prix

Schedule of Events:
2 pm $25,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix
5 pm Horseware Ireland Parade of Circuit Champions
6 pm Great American $1 Million Grand Prix

ADMISSION:
No admission charge Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday admission is $5 per person, children under 12 are free. General Admission for the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix on Monday, March 24 is $10 per person.  Special individual VIP Seats are available at $50 per person. Call the office for details 352.620.2275.

DIRECTIONS:
I-75 to Exit 354 for Hwy 27 North. Travel twelve miles, Show grounds on the left.

ENTRANCES:
Exhibitor:
Main Entrance Horse Show Office and Competition Rings.
Stabling Entrance Permanent and Temporary Stabling.
Spectator:
Entrance & Parking - Past Main Entrance on 137th Avenue

THE FACILITY: HITS Post Time Farm, Ocala, Florida

Post Time Farm was originally built as a training center for Thoroughbred racehorses. The facility is professionally landscaped and features gated entrances, 52 miles of four-board fencing, 24 permanent barns that house 560 stalls, numerous paddocks, bridle paths and additional buildings for the horse show office and restaurant. In 2007, HITS completed a renovation project that added two new rings to the facility–a new Grand Prix ring and a new Main Hunter ring–increasing the total ring count to 12. Spectator seating is available at every ring. Spectator parking is located on 137th Avenue off Highway 27 at the main entrance gate.

For a map of the property, please click here.

REFRESHMENTS:
HITS Post Time Farm offers one of the best on-site Food Service Pavilions in equestrian sports today. Spectators can grab some lunch and find a grassy spot on the berms while watching some of the world's best show jumping with the entire family in the heart of the Marion County.

SHOPPING:
The vendor courtyard at HITS Post Time Farm features more than a dozen shops offering quality equestrian gear, apparel, jewelry and souvenirs.

LODGING:
For a complete listing of lodging options near the show grounds, please check out our HITS Ocala Lodging Partners.

ECONOMIC IMPACT:
Celebration.The economic impact of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit on the surrounding community is estimated at $50 million, which reflects spending on food, lodging, living expenses and entertainment in the area during the seven-week circuit.

For information prior to the start of the horse shows, please contact:
HITS, Inc. | 319 Main St. | Saugerties, NY 12477
info@HitsShows.com | HitsShows.com
845.246.8833 | fax: 845.246.6371
For information during the horse shows, please contact:
HITS Post Time Farm
| 13710 US Highway 27 | Ocala, FL 34482
352.620.2275 | fax: 352.620.2059

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