New Hospitality Tent at the 2011 HITS Desert Circuit

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Thermal, CA - HITS, Inc. is pleased to welcome the White & Company Private Client Group to its roster of sponsors for the 2011 HITS Desert Circuit, which runs from January 25 through March 13.

The White & Company Private Client Group Hospitality Tent will be located on the berm between the Main Hunter ring and Hunter 2, and will feature comfortable ringside table and chair seating, flat screen TVs, wireless internet service, as well as complimentary food and beverage in a beautiful formal tent. A host/hostess will be present at all times to make sure guests enjoy a relaxing environment while they watch all the great hunter competition taking place in the two featured rings.

“We are really looking forward to being a part of the 20th anniversary of the HITS Desert Circuit,” said Joseph Norick, President of White & Company Private Client Group – a division of White & Company Insurance, Inc. “This circuit has a long history of catering to our West Coast based clients and provides us with a great opportunity to reach this important market, both for servicing our existing clients and building new relationships with future clients. Tom [Struzzieri] has always been great at providing exciting opportunities in our sport, and now with the return of the Pfizer Million and the announcement of the all-new $500,000 Hunter Prix Final, there’s even more excitement. I have no doubt that this will be a great partnership.”

Accomplished trainer and professional hunter rider John French spends his winters at the HITS Desert Circuit and is pleased to hear that there will be another lovely gathering place on the show grounds for trainers, owners and riders to congregate and watch the competition.

“I’d like to thank Joe Norick and White & Company for this generous sponsorship,” said French, owner of Waldenbrook Farms located in Northern California. “This is a very nice addition to the show grounds. Now that the [Devoucoux] Hunter Prix takes place in the Main Hunter ring, it will be a great spot to sit and watch a big class like that on a Sunday afternoon, or any other class throughout out the week, for that matter.”

HITS President and CEO, Tom Struzzieri credits feedback from exhibitors for inspiring this new sponsorship. “We heard from trainers who felt their customers would appreciate having a space like this made available to them. So, when the opportunity presented itself, we were glad to be able to accommodate that request. I believe that Joe and his team will provide a superb product for our customers, and that White & Company Private Client Group Hospitality Tent will be a popular place during the circuit.”

The White & Company Private Client Group Hospitality Tent will be open to all trainers, owners and riders who have Desert Circuit VIP Credentials and to exhibitors personally invited by White & Company Private Client Group.

White & Company Private Client Group has been offering quality insurance at affordable rates since 1952. They are dedicated to providing innovative insurance solutions for a wide array of private and business interests, including high net worth risk management, asset protection and a complete line of coverage options for the equine industry. White & Company Private Client Group has a dedicated team of experts with extensive backgrounds in both the equine and insurance industries poised to cater to the diverse needs of horse owners. By offering a mix of equine, high-net worth, property, and entertainment solutions White & Company Private Client Group is well positioned to provide its customers with complete and sophisticated protection for all their insurance needs.

The prize lists for the HITS Desert Circuit has been mailed and is available on-line at For more information on the HITS Desert Circuit, or to request a prize list, please visit or call 845.246.8833.  

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 took the industry to new heights when it hosted the first-ever Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix on September 12, in Saugerties, New York.

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Photos: An example of the type of structure that White & Company Private Client Group will be erecting on the Main Hunter berm at the HITS Desert Horse Park for its new Hospitality Tent. Image Provided
Looking west, the view from the Main Hunter berm where the White & Company Private Client Group Hospitality Tent will overlook all the great competition in the Main Hunter and Hunter 2 rings at the 2011 HITS Desert Circuit. ©HITS Staff.