Tom Struzzieri, owner of HITS, has provided an update on the HITS Great American Summer Series. HITS received a stop order from the state of New York yesterday — it was ordered to NOT run the Vermont Summer Special July 2-5.
Watch the video below for an update. Here is a summary of key points:
- The Vermont Summer Special horse show will NOT run today through Sunday, July 5. Tom is fighting to do feature classes on Monday, July 6 so competitors can still have a chance to earn prize money and have the opportunity to show.
- Going forward, shows CAN run. New York has stated that horse shows are not restricted starting July 6, providing that this COVID-19 protocol is followed.
- The Great American Summer Series therefore will still run, but it will be for five weeks total, not six.
Since its inception in 1982, HITS, Inc. has grown into one of the largest producers of hunter/jumper horse shows in the United States. With four multi-week show circuits at its owned facilities in Florida, New York, Virginia, and Illinois, and as host to the annual HITS Championship and the $1 Million Grand Prix, HITS’ commitment to equestrian sport is unprecedented.
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