OCALA, Florida: HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce two extra weeks of USEF-rated hunter/jumper shows this December, at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida, to kick off the renowned Ocala Winter Circuit a month early.
The newest additions to the HITS calendar will be known as the Ocala Holiday Classic, December 9-13, 2015, and the Ocala Holiday Festival, December 16-20, 2015. Both shows will offer USEF National Rated Hunters and 4* Jumpers.
After a break for the New Year, the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit returns January 19 for another 10 weeks of world-class competition, starting with the Ocala January Classic. The excitement continues with the winter debut of the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby during the Ocala Masters February 23-28, and a mid-circuit FEI CSI-5* week March 1-6, which includes a $350,000 Grand Prix. Hailed as the Grand Finale of Florida’s winter show circuit, the 3rd annual Great American $1 Million Grand Prix wraps up the season in late March.
“HITS is thrilled to offer Ocala exhibitors these extra two weeks of horse shows during the holiday season. They are sure to be competitive weeks, and ones that will take advantage of the mild December weather in Florida’s prime horse country,” said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri. “The two holiday shows are in addition to the new FEI 5* week, the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter derby, an all-new Hunter Stadium, and top-of-the-line permanent barns under construction at Post Time Farm.”
Struzzieri continued, “The upcoming HITS Ocala Winter Circuit looks to be the best yet, but HITS is always making improvements – so stay tuned for what’s next.”
The combined HITS Ocala Holiday Series and HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Prize List will be published later this year and will be available via printed hard copy and digitally on HitsShows.com.