Finalize Your Plans for the HITS Championship in Saugerties

The HITS Saugerties Fall Series is fast approaching, with two exciting weeks of competition August 26 – September 6 at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York.

The biggest class to take place in the world during the second half of 2020, the AIG $500,000 Grand Prix will cap off what has been a strong season at HITS Saugerties. “With a great sponsor in AIG, and in these challenging times, it is important that we step up and continue to support the owners and riders who will be competing in this important class,” said Tom Struzzieri, President and CEO of HITS, Inc. “The response to our Saugerties Summer Series has been super and we look forward to carrying that momentum into two fantastic weeks this fall.”

Photo by ESI.

One fortunate note for this year is that the AIG $500,000 Grand Prix will not be an FEI event, thus allowing riders to compete multiple horses in the class.

The HITS Championship will feature the AIG $500,000 Grand Prix and HITS $75,000 Grand Prix, as well as the two of the biggest hunter classes in the country, the Diamond Mills $250,000 Hunter Prix and the Platinum Performance $100,000 Hunter Prix. Additional featured classes include the Black Barn $25,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Prix and the $15,000 Green Hunter Prix, along with the NCEA Hunt Seat Medal Finals – East Coast.

With the schedule in the world for the end of August, HITS Saugerties will be the premier place to show for two weeks at the end of summer 2020! Come join us upstate in the beautiful Hudson Valley at HITS-on-the-Hudson!

Make your plans this fall with two weeks of USEF Rated competition, the HITS Championship (Week VIII), Marshall & Sterling Finals Wild Card Qualifiers, NCEA Medal Finals (Week VIII), and more! The HITS Championship features the richest weekend in show jumping, including the AIG $500,000 Grand Prix and Diamond Mills $250,000 Hunter Prix Final.

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Important Reminders:

  • For all HITS Championship classes, horses must be stabled on the grounds of HITS-on-the-Hudson by Wednesday, September 2 at 12 noon.
  • Riders do not need to qualify for the Diamond Mills or Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Finals. Points will be tracked for use in determining the order of go, and riders who have shown in five classes will be allowed to ride two horses.
  • Any horse eligible to show in Green Hunter 3′ or 3’3″ under USEF Rules may enter the HITS Green Hunter Prix.
  • Any Junior or Amateur jumper rider is eligible for the Black Barn Jr/A-O/Am Jumper Prix on any one horse of their choosing. Riders are allowed to cross-enter between the Black Barn Jr/A-O/Am Jumper Prix and the AIG $500,000 Grand Prix.

See you in Saugerties!