[THERMAL, CA] From record-breaking numbers and celebrated grounds improvements, to an AIG $1 Million Grand Prix that crowned California-girl Ashlee Bond Clarke queen, HITS Thermal 2014 enjoyed a wildly successful winter. As a result, HITS, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of a January 13-18 week to the 2015 HITS Desert Circuit.

Now an eight-week USEF Premier Rated series over a nine-week period, the Desert Circuit will run January 13 through March 15 with four shows in the first half and four shows in the second half, separated by an off-week February 10-15. In addition to the expanded schedule, riders with their eye on HITS’ big-money finals will not only enjoy additional opportunities to qualify for the AIG Million on March 15, but also the high stakesHITS Championship in Saugerties this next September.

With the addition of DC I HITS Thermal will gain two more grand prix totaling 18 qualifiers, for the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix. Plus an additional Junior/Amateur-Owner High Jumper Classic, a qualifier for the Bayer’s Legend $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix.

For hunters, the $50,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge will make a highly-anticipated return to Thermal, while weekly Devoucoux and Platinum Performance Hunter Prix entice West Coast riders to head east for big-money glory next September–where Hunters will again shine during the HITS Championship in theDiamond Mills $500,000 and Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Finals.

“The popularity Thermal experienced over the past few years led us to add a week,” said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri. “With Premier rated Hunters and 5*-6* Jumpers, two World Cup qualifiers (DC IV and DC V), exceptional facilities and footing, HITS is now considered the destination circuit on the West Coast and beyond.”


DC I – January 13-18
DC II – January 20-25
DC III – January 27 – February 1
DC IV – February 3-8
Off-Week – February 10-15
DC V – February 17-22
DC VI – February 24 – March 1
DC VII – March 3-8
DC VIII – March 10-15

The GoRentals VIP, as well as Platinum Club will be available during DC I and included in circuit VIP reservations. GoRentals VIP tables boast the best value in the country with gourmet food service in a luxurious yet relaxed setting. To reserve your table now, please contact Chris Mayone at 845-246-8833.

The 2015 HITS Desert Circuit Prize List will be available at HitsShows.com and mailed this October. To request a prize list, click here.

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