HITS to Build New Hunter Stadium at Post Time Farm

(c) ESI Photography. The Ocala Horse Properties Stadium opened in 2014. The new Hunter Stadium will shine a similar spotlight on high-performance Hunter Riders.

Exemplifies Commitment to High-Performance Hunter Riders

OCALA, Florida (June 6, 2015): A new Hunter Stadium to be built this year at HITS Post Time Farm will give high-performance hunter riders a premier location in which to compete during the 2016 Ocala Winter Circuit and beyond.

The decision to build the new Hunter Stadium came in light of the high demand for hunter classes at the 2015 Circuit, and the growing need for hunters to have a stage of their own. The new Hunter Stadium will provide a similar opportunity to spotlight hunters as the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium, which opened in 2014, has done to showcase top jumpers.

The Hunter Stadium will be located next to the original Post Time Farm Grand Prix Ring, in the area previously used for day parking. The stadium will host exciting hunter classes and classics, including the $100,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby during Week VI, The Ocala Masters, February 23-28.

HITS will break ground on the Hunter Stadium immediately following construction of the new Custom Barns also being built at HITS Post Time Farm. The new barns will be erected beginning in July, and ten Custom Barns have already been reserved for 2016. For more information on this new stabling option at HITS Ocala or HITS Thermal, or to reserve your custom barn, please click here.

Also new at the 2016 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit is a FEI CSI-5* event (approval pending), during Week VII, the Ocala Tournament, March 1-6, which will feature a range of FEI-rated classes culminating in a $350,000 Grand Prix. The annual Great American $1 Million Grand Prix – the Grand Finale of the circuit – returns in March, and HITS is also seeking to secure the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup again and looks forward to the return of this exciting, international event.

“Unlike other Show Facilities on the East Coast, HITS Post Time Farm has plenty of room to grow,” said HITS President and CEO Thomas Struzzieri. “With space to add barns, show rings, schooling areas and riding areas, it won’t be long before the entire East Coast realizes that HITS Ocala is the only place to show in the winter where horses will be safe and happy, exhibitors will be welcomed, and the facility can easily accommodate the needs of its customers.”

The creation of the new Hunter Stadium, the addition of the USHJA Hunter Derbies at HITS shows in Ocala, as well as Thermal, California, and Saugerties, New York, and unparalleled prize money at the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final, exemplifies HITS’ commitment to high-performance hunter riders, just as the expansion of FEI CSI-5* events at four circuits and the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping is evidence of HITS’ commitment to jumpers.

The 2016 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit Prize List will be mailed this fall and will also be available online. To join our mailing list, please click here. For other details or information, please contact our Main Office at 845.246.8833 or info@hitsshows.com.

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