HITS Set to Host USHJA Events in 2021

In 2021, Hunter and Jumper riders can look forward to even more USHJA events at HITS Shows! HITS is excited to announce that they will be hosting USHJA National and International, as well as USHJA Pony Hunter Derbies and USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider Weeks. Along with these featured classes, HITS has been selected to host the USHJA Pony Hunter Derby Finals – East and USHJA Zone 5 HOTY Championships at HITS Chicago and the USHJA Zone 1 & 2 Jumper Team and Platinum Championships at HITS Saugerties. Check out the complete list of USHJA Events at all HITS locations, below.

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HITS Ocala Winter Circuit 
HITS Post Time Farm – Ocala, FL | 10 weeks, January – March 2021

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in 2021. Enjoy 12 weeks of USEF-Rated horse shows at one of the most horse friendly show grounds in the nation, HITS Post Time Farm. Follow the Million Dollar Dream all the way to HITS Ocala and jump to new heights!

  • Ocala Winter Classic (V): February 9-14 – $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, USHJA Pony Hunter Derby
  • Ocala Masters (VI): February 23-28 – USHJA Zone 4 Handy Hunter Challenge
  • Ocala Winter Finals (VIII): March 9-14 – World Championship Hunter Rider Week, USHJA Pony Hunter Derby
  • Ocala Championship (X): March 23-28 – $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

HITS Culpeper Summer Series
HITS Commonwealth Park – Culpeper, VA | 6 weeks, April – September 2021

Located just one hour from Washington DC, HITS Commonwealth Park has been a gem in the Heart of Virginia’s Horse Country for decades. Join HITS at HITS Culpeper for 6 weeks of USEF-Rated competition where there is plenty of room to ride, lunge, or just enjoy the view. The 2020 show season was on of HITS most successful seasons since purchasing the property in 1998, and 2021 looks to be just as great.

  • Commonwealth National (I): April 21-25 – USHJA Pony Hunter Derby
  • Showday National (II): July 7-11 – USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • Cavalier Classic (III): July 14-18 – USHJA National Hunter Derby, USHJA Pony Hunter Derby

HITS Chicago Summer Series
HITS Lamplight Equestrian Center – Wayne, IL | 13 weeks, May – September 2021

The inaugural season at HITS Lamplight Equestrian Center received rave reviews even during an unusual year. The entire HITS teams is looking forward to being back at HITS Chicago in 2021 for 13 weeks of USEF-Rated competition at this charming and historic facility.

  • Spring Spectacular III: June 23-27 – $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, World Championship Hunter Rider Week
  • Summertime Series III: July 21-25 – $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
  • Equifest Series I: July 28 – August 1 – USHJA Pony Hunter Derby Championships
  • Equifest Series II: August 4-8 – $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
  • Fall Classic: September 15-19 – USHJA Zone 5 Horse of the Year (HOTY) Championships

HITS Saugerties Summer Series
HITS-on-the-Hudson – Saugerties, NY | 8 weeks, May – September 2021

The HITS-on-the-Hudson Summer Series takes place in the Heart of the Hudson Valley with 8-Weeks of USEF-Rated competition from May through September. Pending approval, every week of the series will also offer a FEI division for high performance jumper riders! Enjoy picturesque views of the Catskill Mountains and a wide variety of class offerings at HITS Saugerties in 2021.

  • HITS-on-the-Hudson III: June 9-13 – $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • HITS-on-the-Hudson V: July 28 – August 1 – $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, USHJA Zone 1 & 2 Jumper Team and Platinum Championships
  • HITS-on-the-Hudson VI: August 4-8 – $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, World Championship Hunter Rider Week
  • HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII: September 8-12 – USHJA Pony Hunter Derby

USHJA National Hunter Derbies will take place each week at HITS Saugerties and HITS Chicago.
USHJA Green Hunter Incentive offered at HITS Ocala and HITS Culpeper.
USHJA Green Hunter Challenge & Green Incentive offered at HITS Chicago.

Stay tuned for more information on these special events, including entry deadlines. The Class Listings, Prize Lists, Entry Blanks are now available for the HITS Ocala Holiday Series. Information for the Summer Series will become available in the coming months and can be found on the HITS website.