HITS Coachella Desert Circuit

January 14th - March 15th, 2020

The HITS Coachella Desert Circuit established its roots in Indio, California, in the mid-1990s, and years later, in 2007, the shows moved to the AON HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal. Join us for the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit and don’t miss out on eight weeks of USEF Premier-rated Hunters and 5*/6* Jumpers with total prizes over $3 million. Spanning nine weeks (with one off-week) from mid-January through mid-March, the circuit draws thousands of equestrians to the premier Southern California show grounds. With classes for every level rider, the HITS Coachella also features weekly Grand Prix, two USHJA International Hunter Derbies and qualifiers for the HITS Championship. HITS is excited to announce the all new Marshall & Sterling Team Challenge, making its West Coast debut at the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit, the Team Challenge adds sections for Children and Adult Hunters and Jumpers Riders to the more than two dozen divisions already recognized. All this culminates with the annual AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, a tradition that began in 2013. 

The AON HITS Desert Horse Park is located just minutes from Old Town La Quinta and less than a half hour from Palm Springs.

Horse Show Office Hours (During shows only)

  • Monday: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 7 am - 5 pm
  • Wednesday-Sunday: 6:30 am - 5 pm 

2019 DATES 

National Sunshine Series I October 30 - November 3 FEI CSI3*
National Sunshine Series II November 6-10 FEI CSI3*-W

2020 DATES 

DC I January 14-19 USEF Premier / 5*
DC II January 21-26 USEF Premier / 5*
DC III January 28 - February 2 USEF Premier / 5*
DC IV February 4-9 USEF Premier / 5*
DC V February 18-23
USEF Premier / 5*
DC VI February 25 - March 1 USEF Premier / 5*
DC VII March 3-8 USEF Premier / 5*
March 10-15 USEF Premier / 6*
    AIG $1 Million Grand Prix Sunday  
National Sunshine Series I October 28 - November 1 FEI CSI3*
National Sunshine Series II November 4-8 FEI CSI3*-W

Private Barns - Private Barns are available for trainers and exhibitors to lease at AON HITS Desert Horse Park. Enjoy the opportunity to have a fully customizable year-round facility on HITS! Reserve a Private Barn today – contact HITS at 845.246.8833 for more information.


DC I Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC II Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC III Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC IV Class Listing Schedule Entry  
  $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby   Specs    
Off-Week     Entry  
DC V Class Listing Schedule Entry    
DC VI Class Listing Schedule Entry   
DC VII Class Listing Schedule Entry    
Class Listing Schedule Entry Revised Schedule
  R.W. Mutch Equitation Championship   Specs    
  Zone X NAJYRC Qualifiers   Specs    
  $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby   Specs    
  AIG $1 Million Grand Prix   Specs Entry  


Full Desert Circuit Prize List Printable Version Prize List
Printable Version Feed & Bedding Credit Card Form
Online Feed & Bedding Form Online Add & Scratch Form

Ultra High-Speed Internet is available - with speeds faster than 100 mg!  Access this new premium service in the VIP Club, the new Coachella Bar, and the RV Area for just $50/show week.  Upload, download, stream video and TV, and more!  Check in the Show Office for more information.


Enter Online!  HITS now accepts Entries electronically through the
Show Management System Entry Portal at no charge to exhibitors.
Additional features coming soon!
Submit your entries Electronically using Equestrian Connect 
– The One Minute Horse Show Entry Service.
Use Electronic Vet's innovative EVet certificate to submit your
horses health requirements to HITS. Keep all of horses vaccine
records in one place, without the worry of lost paperwork!

KindredBio Leading Rider Award Winner - 2019

Karl Cook  


Zazou Hoffman  

Donna Vale Sportsmanship Award - 2019

Macella O'Neil  


To receive a Prize List click here


HITS, Inc. | 319 Main Street | Saugerties, NY 12477
845.246.8833  |  Fax: 845.246.6371


AON HITS Desert Horse Park
85-555 Airport Boulevard  |  Thermal, CA 92274
760.399.9200  |  Fax: 760.399.1952