Welcome to the 2019 HITS Season

HITS Set to Begin 2019 Season, Announces New Events & Updates 
– Company continues coast-to-coast production of world-class horse shows –
HITS, a nationally recognized and leading producer of hunter/jumper horse shows, is kicking off their 2019 season with new opportunities, improved amenities, renovated grounds, and the same commitment to excellence that has accompanied each and every show they’ve produced since the company’s inception in 1982. Their 2019 circuits begin simultaneously Tuesday, January 15, at the HITS Coachella Winter Circuit and the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, and will continue throughout the year at venues across the country, including the richest weekend in show jumping at the 2019 HITS Championship
Entering their 38th consecutive show season, HITS has developed a reputation of producing shows with unmatched operations and first-class competition for a broad range of ages and skill levels. Yet, the company continues to innovate, improve and listen to feedback from the thousands of participants who enter their shows annually.
“We understand we are a service industry. So we need each and every participant, trainer, family member and spectator to feel welcomed, appreciated and respected,” says Tom Struzzieri, President and Chief Executive Officer of HITS. “That is non-negotiable and continually forces us to expand competitions, streamline operations and improve venues. And we’ve definitely done so for the 2019 season.”
With annual circuits in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Virginia, the company is pleased to announce the following updates and venue improvements. Please note individual venues may vary.
Expanded Marshall & Sterling competitions – 
Continuing a partnership with Marshall & Sterling Insurance for the 29th consecutive year, HITS is thrilled to announce an all new Indoor National Finals and a new Team Championship to the more than two dozen divisions already recognized.
  • The Team Challenge debuts at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit and the HITS Coachella Winter Circuit, featuring sections for children and adult hunter and jumper riders. Riders must be league members to collect points towards the finals, but do not need to be members to compete. Riders earn points individually, so teams may change weekly.
  • Marshall & Sterling will be the title sponsor of the all-new National Indoor Finals held in October at the Great New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center in Syracuse, New York. The annual National Finals at HITS-on-the-Hudson will also continue this September.
Circuit process and venue improvements –
HITS remains committed to each of their locations, as evidenced by their 38th consecutive year in Ocala, and continues to find new opportunities to expand their footprint as evidenced by their recent acquisition of Balmoral Park. Based on participant feedback and HITS’ desire for continued advancement in their best-in-class offerings, the company is pleased to announce the following 2019 updates in operations and amenities at various HITS facilities:
  • Enhanced scheduling and class offerings
  • New initiatives to encourage greater exhibitor participation
  • Newly renovated VIP pavilions with more comfortable seating, enhanced ambiance and greater service detail
  • Remodeled restaurants featuring adjusted hours to better balance participant schedules and more menu options
  • Top-of-the-line cedar post-and-rail fencing
  • Improved pathways for horse and vehicle traffic
  • Renovated RV parks
For more information, a detailed list of each circuit dates, prize lists and details on how to enter, please visit www.hitsshows.com.
About HITS
HITS is the largest equestrian show jumping event production company in the world with facilities in California, Arizona, Illinois, Florida, Virginia and its flagship HITS on the Hudson and corporate headquarters in Saugerties, New York. HITS Endurance sponsors triathlon series sand running festivals nationwide. HITS also has business interests in restaurants, lodging, sports and entertainment sectors nationwide.