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All Three HITS Winter Show Circuit Prize Lists Now Available Online

Written by: Jennifer Wood
Client: HITS Desert Circuit and HITS Ocala Winter Circuit www.hitsshows.com
Release Date: 2009-11-13

Saugerties, NY - November 13, 2009 - The 2010 HITS Desert Circuit, HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, and HITS Arizona Circuit prize lists have all been mailed and are also now available online for those exhibitors who are making their winter show plans.

The 2010 HITS Desert Circuit runs from January 26 to March 14, while the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will be on January 20 to March 21, and the HITS Arizona Winter Circuit will be held February 3 to March 14.

At the 2010 HITS Desert Circuit, all 16 Grand Prix events are qualifiers for the $1 Million USGPL Grand Prix, including four FEI World Cup qualifiers and the Season Finale $300,000 Grand Prix of the Desert on Sunday, March 14. The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers 14 opportunities for riders to qualify for the $1 Million USGPL Grand Prix, and HITS Arizona will have 12 Grand Prix qualifying events.

Found below are links to each week’s entry blanks, as well as the complete prize list for all three winter circuits and the show schedules. These links are important to find out the new class schedules for this year’s competition, plus the new circuit discounts in place for the 2010 Thermal and Ocala circuits. Add/Scratch forms and feed/bedding forms can also be found online at www.HitsShows.com.

The closing date for entries for the first two weeks in Ocala (unrated shows) is Wednesday, January 6, 2010, while the closing date on postmarked entries for the rated shows is Wednesday, January 20. For the 2010 HITS Desert Circuit, entries must be received by January 6. The closing date for HITS Arizona entries is Tuesday, January 19. It is recommended that exhibitors make their plans early.

The 2010 HITS Winter Circuits also have lodging partners for this year’s shows. The complete list of HITS Thermal lodging partners can be found here. The HITS Ocala lodging partners are found at this link. Lodging partners for HITS Arizona are listed here.

HITS, Inc. has negotiated special exhibitor rates at certain hotels as well, so be sure to check for special HITS customer rates for early bookings.

2010 HITS Desert Circuit Dates
Prize List
Schedule
DC I
January 26-31
DC II - World Cup Week
February 2-7
DC III - World Cup Week
February 9-14
OFF-WEEK
February 16-21
DC IV - World Cup Week
February 23-28
DC V - World Cup Week
March 2-7
DC VI
March 9-14

** The following changes have been added to the 2010 HITS Desert Circuit Prize List -Change of Specifications: The “Low Amateur-Owner Jumper” section will be changed to “Low Amateur Jumper” - Open to Amateur riders on any horse. (Rider is not required to own the horse). New Division: Amateur-Owner Hunter (Low) 3’3” - Division Prize Money: $500 ($100 per class, including Under Saddle, plus $5 Add Back in O\F classes) - Division Entry Fee: $200. WCHR: Week VI WCHR has moved to Week V in Thermal for 2010. **

2010 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Dates
Prize List
Schedule
Ocala January Classic
January 20-24
Ocala January Festival
January 27-31
Off-Week, February 2-7
Ocala Winter Classic
February 9-14
Ocala Winter Festival
February 16-21
Ocala Masters
February 23-28
Ocala Tournament
March 2-7
Ocala Winter Finals
March 9-14
Ocala Winter Celebration
March 16-21

** The following changes have been added to the 2010 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Prize List - Change of Specifications: The “Low Amateur-Owner Jumper” section will be changed to “Low Amateur Jumper.” - Open to Amateur riders on any horse. (Rider is not required to own the horse). New Division: Amateur-Owner Hunter (Low) 3’3” - Division Prize Money: $500 ($100 per class, including Under Saddle) - Division Entry Fee: $200. **

2010 HITS Arizona Circuit Dates
Prize List
Schedule
Sundance Welcome
February 3-7
Kachina Classic
February 10-14
Tucson Winter Classic
February 17-21
Sahuaro Classic
February 24-28
Arizona Winter Festival
March 3-7
Arizona Desert Finals
March 10-14

Announcements on special classes, judges, course designers, prize money, and more will be made regularly for all of the HITS Horse Show circuits. To learn of the latest news, please become a fan of HITS’ page on Facebook and sign up to receive HITS’ Twitter updates.

To keep on track with the updates or to request a copy of the winter circuit prize lists, please visit www.HitsShows.com.

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. In 2010, HITS will take the industry to new heights when it hosts the $1 Million USGPL Grand Prix in Saugerties on September 12.

Photo Credit: The 2010 HITS Desert Circuit, 2010 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, and 2010 HITS Arizona circuit prize lists. Photo courtesy of client. This photo may be used free of charge only in relation to this press release.

 

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