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 All HITS Venues are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Catch a FINAL glimpse of our equestrian stars in 2018! 


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

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Enjoy a day of family friendly fun in Thermal, CA

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

Schedule: Wednesday – Sunday  |  8 am to approx. 4 pm

Parking: is always FREE  Spectator Sheet: Click HERE

Map of the Showgrounds

Admission: Children 12 and under are FREE. 

WEEK I No admission charge for performances Wednesday through Saturday.

  • Sunday General Admission tickets are $5 per person for the $100,000 Coachella Grand Prix on Nov. 4 ONLY

WEEK II - No admission charge for performances Wednesday through Friday & Sunday. 

  • Saturday General Admission tickets are $10 per person for the $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™  Qualifier on Nov. 10 ONLY.  Tickets available in advance by clicking HERE, or at the gate that day.


National Sunshine Series I - FEI CSI 3*   October 31 - November 4 
   $35,000 Coachella Welcome Stake - FEI Friday, November 2
   $40,200 Coachella Classic - FEI Saturday, November 3
   $100,000 Coachella Grand Prix - FEI Sunday, November 4
National Sunshine Series II - FEI CSI 3*-W   November 7-11
featuring Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ - Thermal  
   $35,000 Desert Welcome Stake - FEI Thursday, November 8
   $40,200 Desert Classic - FEI Friday, November 9
   USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championship Fri, Sat & Sun, November 9, 10, 11
   NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals Saturday, November 10
   $100,000 Longines World Cup Qualifier - FEI Saturday, November 10
   USHJA Children's & Adult Amateur Hunter Championship Sat & Sun, November 10, 11
   HITS Sunshine Equitation Championships Sat & Sun, November 10, 11
   CPHA Style of Riding Championship Sunday, November 11
   $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Sunday, November 11