State of Florida Announces Full Re-Opening: Full Steam Ahead for HITS Ocala

The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will celebrate its 40th Anniversary when it returns to HITS Post Time Farm for 12 weeks of USEF-Rated competition in the ‘Horse Capital of the World’ this December through March.

“We are looking forward to being back in Ocala and getting started,” said Tom Struzzieri, President and CEO, HITS., Inc. “Yesterday’s announcement from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that lifted all restrictions on Florida businesses is reassuring as we approach the start of this year’s Circuit.”

Photo by ESI.

Crews are already at work making preparations for this year’s circuit. Some highlights include new temporary stalls and tents, and the installation of lights in the Main Hunter Ring and Schooling Area.

“Certainly, 2020 has been an unusual year,” said Struzzieri. “We were fortunate to have a successful summer of shows at HITS Saugerties, HITS Culpeper and HITS Chicago, and we are poised for our 40th year in Central Florida to be one of our best yet.”

This year’s season begins with the two-week Ocala Holiday Series, December 9-20, and continues with the ten-week HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, January 19 – March 28, 2021. The Season will culminate with the seventh edition of the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday, March 28.

The Class Listing and Entry Blanks for the HITS Ocala Holiday Series are available now online. The full Prize List for the Winter Circuit will be posted mid-October.

HITS Ocala Holiday Series
  • HITS Ocala Holiday Series: December 9-20, 2020 | Class Listing
  • Ocala Holiday Classic – I: December 9-13, 2020 | Entry Blank
  • Ocala Holiday Festival – II: December 16-20, 2020 | Entry Blank

Photo courtesy HITS.

Circuit Stalls

Circuit Tent Stalls will again be available for $1000 for the ten-week Ocala Winter Circuit. A few prime locations the permanent barns are still available too! Contact Kristen to reserve stalls or for more information.

On-Site Housing Options

HITS Post Time Farm also offers a fleet of turn-key housing options including on-site homes, the Post Time Condos and GenZHomes. Enjoy the convenience of being directly on the show grounds! Contact HITS for more details, photos, pricing, or to schedule a tour.

New Circuit Offerings and Changes
  • Over $4 Million in total prize money awarded including the seventh Great American $1 Million Grand Prix to close out the Circuit
  • New footing and footing refurbishment throughout the grounds
  • Introducing the HITS HotSpot – a new WiFi Lounge to work or study, offering complimentary High-Speed Internet
  • Blue Ribbon Scholars returns as the on-site educational service for the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. Contact Mira Korber for more information
  • Lights are being installed in the Main Hunter Ring and Schooling Area

Stay tuned as more information on the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, including class listings and entry blanks, become available in the coming weeks. For all questions regarding the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit please call +1 (845) 246-8833 or email

About HITS Post Time Farm

Join HITS at HITS Post Time Farm, one of the most spacious and horse friendly show grounds in the country. Situated on 500 acres, with bridle paths, lush grazing area, ample riding and lungeing space, there is no place like it to spend your winter show season. HITS Ocala offers both permanent and temporary stabling options with open air stalls, as well as a select number of private barns available for lease. Over 100 permanent turnout paddocks, on-site RV hook-ups, and on-site housing rentals round out the amenities at HITS Post Time Farm that put the horse and horseman first.

HITS has a nearly 40 year history of producing top-level USEF-Rated shows. A dedicated full-time staff brings more than a century of equine experience, from riding and training to barn and show management, and beyond, to their word-class shows. With all the amenities that HITS Post Time Farm has to offer, HITS can take care of your stabling, housing and showing needs – during the circuit, for the season, or even year-round.