HITS, Inc., is pleased to announce, pending USEF approval, HITS-on-the-Hudson will be host to a six-week series of shows this summer that will combine three existing Vermont Summer Festival shows and three HITS Saugerties Summer Series shows to create the Great American Summer Series, July 1 – August 9, 2020.
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“We are pleased to be working with John Ammerman and the Vermont Summer Festival to create the Great American Summer Series at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York this year,” said Tom Struzzieri, President and CEO of HITS. “When John [Ammerman] first found out he could not run shows in Vermont in 2020, we immediately began collaborating to bring our two circuits together to provide exhibitors with a world-class experience this summer.”
The Great American Summer Series will begin July 1, kicking-off with two VSF Shows, the Vermont Summer Special and Manchester Summer Festival, followed by the three-week HITS Saugerties Summer Series, and finishing with the Vermont Summer Celebration.
HITS expects to hear from USEF next week and will make its final announcement and publish the Great American Summer Series Prize List then.
Great American Summer Series Highlights:
- VSF Summer Special: July 1-5 – $100,000 Sunday Grand Prix
- VSF Manchester Classic: July 8-12 – $100,000 Sunday Grand Prix
- HITS-on-the-Hudson IV: July 15-19 – $200,000 Voltaire Grand Prix, $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
- HITS-on-the-Hudson V: July 22-26 – $200,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix, $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
- HITS-on-the-Hudson VI: July 29 – August 2 – $200,000 Great American Grand Prix, $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, World Championship Hunter Rider Week
- VSF Summer Celebration: August 5-9 – $100,000 Sunday Grand Prix
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