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HITS Coachella Desert Circuit

January 15th - March 17th, 2019

HITS Coachella Desert Circuit features eight weeks of USEF Premier-rated Hunters and 5*/6* Jumpers with total prizes of nearly $3 million. Spanning nine weeks (with one off-week) mid-January through mid-March, the circuit draws thousands of equestrians to the premier Southern California show grounds. The annual AIG $1 Million Grand Prix and two USHJA International Hunter Derbies highlight this circuit.

AON HITS Desert Horse Park is located just 45 minutes from Palm Springs. After setting roots in Indio, California, in the mid-1990s, the shows moved to the AON HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal in 2007. In 2013, HITS held its first AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, a tradition that continues today. 

Horse Show Office Hours
(During shows only)

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

2018 DATES

   
National Sunshine Series I October 31 - November 4 FEI CSI3*
National Sunshine Series II November 7-11 FEI CSI3*-W
     

2019 DATES 

   
DC I January 15-20 USEF Premier / 5*
    USHJA Gold Star Clinic January 16-20  
    $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Friday  
    $70,000 Back On Track Grand Prix Sunday  
DC II January 22-27 USEF Premier / 5*
    $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Friday
 
    $70,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix Sunday  
DC III January 29 - February 3 USEF Premier / 5*
    USHJA Pony Hunter Derby
Friday  
    $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Friday
 
    $70,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix Sunday
 
DC IV February 5-10 USEF Premier / 5*
    $30,000 SmartPak Gambler's Choice
Friday  
    $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Saturday  
    $70,000 Eq International Real Estate Grand Prix Sunday  
Off-Week February 12-17  
DC V February 19-24 USEF Premier / 5*
    $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Friday  
    $70,000 Osphos Grand Prix Sunday  
DC VI February 26 - March 3 USEF Premier / 5*
    $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Friday
 
    $70,000 HITS Grand Prix Sunday
 
DC VII March 5-10 USEF Premier / 5*
    USHJA Pony Hunter Derby Friday  
    $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
Saturday  
    $70,000 Ulcergard Grand Prix Sunday  
DC VIII - WCHR Week
March 12-17 USEF Premier / 6*
    $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix Friday  
    RW Mutch Equitation Championship
Friday  
    Zone X NAJYRC Qualifiers
Friday & Saturday  
    $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
Saturday  
    AIG $1 Million Grand Prix Sunday  
     
National Sunshine Series I October 30 - November 3 FEI CSI3*
National Sunshine Series II November 6-10 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.


PRIZE LIST & FORMS

DC I Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC II Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC III Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC IV Class Listing Schedule Entry  
Off-Week     Entry  
DC V Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC VI Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC VII Class Listing Schedule Entry  
DC VIII
Class Listing Schedule Entry  
 R.W. Mutch Eq Championship   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!
   


Donna Vale Good Sportsmanship Award - 2018 

Ryan & Nicole Haunert, Tri Star Farm

KindredBio Leading Rider award - 2018 - Richard Spooner


RECEIVE A PRIZE LIST

To receive a Prize List click here

PRIOR TO THE HORSE SHOWS

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

DURING THE HORSE SHOWS

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