Saugeties, NY – November 1, 2011 — HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that the complete prize list for the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit has been mailed and is now available on-line at HitsShows.com, featuring class listings, schedules, and entry blanks.
Kicking off HITS’ winter competition on the East Coast, show jumping action at all levels will get underway at Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida on January 18. New this year to HITS Ocala is an added week of A-rated competition, bringing the circuit to nine weeks of non-stop hunter/jumper action. The added week fills what used to be the off-week between the pre-circuit shows and the rated circuit. The pre-circuit, unrated weeks run January 18 – 29, and the rated circuit runs February 1 – March 18, with the first week being A-rated, and Weeks II-VII AA-rated.
The 2012 HITS Ocala winter show season will be the first stop on the road to the world’s richest weekend in show jumping, scheduled for September 8-9, 2012 at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York.
In addition to the third annual $1 Million Grand Prix and second ever Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final, HITS has introduced the all-new $250,000 HITS 3’ Hunter Prix Final and welcomes the National Professional Horsemen’s Association’s (PHA) Medal and the Marshall & Sterling Junior Medal Final to the last weekend of showing in Saugerties – creating a true year-end finale.
Aside from continuing to offer competitive stabling, feed and bedding prices, HITS Ocala will also be a qualifying hot-spot for HITS’ championship weekend. Grand Prix riders will have 16 chances to qualify for the 2012 $1 Million Grand Prix, including the season capstone $100,000 Sullivan GMC Truck Grand Prix, presented by Great American Insurance Group. Hunter riders will have nine Devoucoux Hunter Prix with prize money ranging from $2,500 - $10,000 as they compete for a spot in the 2012 Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final. Riders will also have nine qualifying opportunities for the newest offering from HITS – the $250,000 HITS 3’ Hunter Prix Final. Continuing to set the standard for American show jumping higher and higher, HITS is proud to offer hunter, jumper and equitation riders the opportunity to be part of a major final and is excited to present HITS Ocala riders an early chance at qualifying.
2012 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Show Dates:
Ocala January Classic: January 18-22
Ocala January Festival: January 25-29
Ocala Winter Premiere: January 31 - February 5
Ocala Winter Classic: February 7-12
Ocala Winter Festival: February 14-19
Ocala Masters: February 21-26
Ocala Tournament: February 28 - March 4
Ocala Winter Finals: March 6-11
Ocala Winter Celebration: March 13-18
Photo: Last year's program cover.