Out of an abundance of caution and in the best interest of HITS exhibitors, their horses and HITS employees, HITS President and CEO, Tom Struzzieri, made the decision on March 17 to cancel the Commonwealth National Horse Show, April 15-19, at HITS Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia.
“Health and safety come first,” said Struzzieri. “This was a tough decision. The Culpeper April show is one of our favorite shows all year, but the well-being of our exhibitors and staff is the top priority for us right now. We wanted to get the word out early so exhibitors, staff and their families can make plans appropriately.”
The HITS Culpeper Summer Series at Commonwealth Park will now kick off with the two-week July Series, July 1-12, that will feature two USHJA National Hunter Derbies as well as USHJA Green Hunter Incentive qualifying classes. The August series runs two weeks, August 12-23, and the Culpeper Finals horse show closes the season September 23-27.
“We will be back for the summer and fall with bells on,” Struzzieri continued. “In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you soon.”
To view the HITS Culpeper Prize List, click here. HITS will continue to closely monitor the health situation and stay in daily contact with appropriate officials and health experts for HITS Culpeper and all HITS Summer Horse Shows. Updates will be posted on the HITS website or HITS Facebook.