The 25st Annual HITS Thermal Desert Circuit Show
January 13th - March 15th, 2015




HITS Desert Horse Park, 85-555 Airport Blvd., Thermal, CA

The HITS Desert Circuit is where equestrian stars from the short stirrup ring to the grand prix stadium converge for eight weeks in the desert. After setting roots in Indio, California in the mid-nineties, the first horse was unloaded at the HITS Desert Horse Park in 2007. In the years that followed, the HITS Desert Circuit has earned a reputation as the place to be for West Coast show-goers during the winter months. After regularly hosting Olympians, World Cup Champions and international show jumping stars, HITS put the Desert Circuit on the map in 2013 with the debut of the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix. The celebrated class, which offers the richest prize in American show jumping, is the first jewel of the HITS Triple Crown.

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EVENT:
HITS Thermal Desert Circuit

WHERE:
HITS Desert Horse Park
85-555 Airport Boulevard, Thermal, California 92274
Phone: 760.399.9200 (during horse shows only)

WHEN:
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
AIG $1 Million Grand Prix Sunday, March 15

2015 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:
All Grand Prix events at the HITS Desert Horse Park will be qualifiers for the MortgageCall $1 Million Grand Prix to be held Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the HITS-on-the-Hudson facility in Saugerties, New York. West Coast riders will have 18 opportunities to qualify for this historic event.

All Grand Prix classes are presented byMortgageCall except as otherwise noted.


Desert Circuit I
Class Listing   |  Schedule  |  Entry

Desert Circuit II
Class Listing   |  Schedule  |  Entry

Desert Circuit III
Class Listing   |  Schedule  |  Entry

Desert Circuit IV
Class Listing   |  Schedule  |  Entry

Desert Off-Week
Entry

Desert Circuit V
Class Listing   |  Schedule  |  Entry

Desert Circuit VI
Class Listing   |  Schedule  |  Entry

Desert Circuit VII
Class Listing   |  Schedule  |  Entry

Desert Circuit VI
Class Listing   |  Schedule  |  Entry

Full Thermal Prize List     
Full Thermal Prize List - Retail
Online Feed & Bedding Form
Online Add & Scratch Form
Credit Card Form


ADMISSION:
No admission charge Tuesday t hrough Saturday. Sunday admission is $5 per person, children under 12 are free.

DIRECTIONS:
From points West: From I-10 E. Keep RIGHT to take CA-86 Spur S toward Brawley / El Centro. 6.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Airport Blvd. 2.2 miles. End at 85-555 Airport Blvd.

From points East: From I-10 W. Take the Dillon Rd exit toward CA-86S Expressway / Coachella. 0.2 miles. Turn LEFT onto Dillon Rd. 0.7 miles. Turn LEFT to take the CA-86S-Expressway S ramp. 0.2 miles, Merge onto CA-86 Spur S. 5.2 miles Turn RIGHT onto Airport Blvd. 2.2 miles. End at 85-555 Airport Blvd.

SPECTATOR PARKING & ENTRANCE:
Main Entrance, off of Airport Boulevard. Parking is free.

EXHIBITOR ENTRANCES:
Stabling Entrance - Permanent and Temporary Stabling
Main Entrance - Horse Show Office and Competition Rings

THE FACILITY:
HITS Desert Horse Park, Thermal, California is the newest addition to the HITS facilities, the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California is one of the largest hunter/jumper horse show venues in the United States and is the new home to the HITS Desert Circuit. This 230-acre, state-of-the-art facility officially opened in January of 2007. There are 14 competition rings for hunter, jumper and equitation classes, including a covered ring for all FEI World Cup Qualifiers offered at Thermal. Shaded spectator seating is available at every ring. Spectator parking is located off Airport Boulevard at the main entrance gate. For a map of the property, please click here

REFRESHMENTS:
The HITS Desert Horse Park offers one of the best on-site Food Service Pavilions in equestrian sports today. The HITS Bar and Grill serves pizza and cold beer in a spacious air-conditioned lounge. Spectators can grab some lunch and find a grassy spot on the berms while watching some of the world's best show jumping with the entire family in the heart of the Coachella Valley.

SHOPPING:
The Desert Marketplace located near the Grand Prix arena features dozens of shops offering quality equestrian gear, apparel, jewelry, videos and more.

HITS-TORY:
HITS operated its first West Coast winter circuit back in 1991 with great success. In 1992, HITS produced the Desert Circuit in Indio, California where the circuit continued to grow in popularity and success for the next 15 years. In 2007, HITS debuted its newest facility, the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, just five miles from the former Indio location. The newest addition to the HITS facilities, the HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, is one of the largest hunter/jumper horse show venues in the United States and is the new home to the HITS Desert Circuit. This 230-acre, state-of-the-art facility officially opened in January of 2007 and boasts more than $20 million in improvements over the former location in Indio, including stabling for more than 3,400 horses and 14 competition rings, featuring a covered ring for all FEI World Cup Qualifiers offered at Thermal. The Desert Circuit has been a mainstay of West Coast competition for the past 20 years and offers classes ranging from Grand Prix show jumping to a selection of divisions for both the novice and experienced rider. In addition to offering more than 250 different classes each week, four of the 16 Grand Prix events at HITS Thermal are FEI World Cup qualifiers. Each year, more than 3,000 horses, 10,500 horsemen and 25,000 spectators attend HITS Thermal and more than $1.5 million in prize money is awarded.

The economic impact of the HITS Desert Circuit on the surrounding community is estimated to be more than $120 million, which reflects spending on food, lodging, living expenses and entertainment in the area during the eight-week circuit.

HITS Desert Horse Park | 85-555 Airport Blvd. | Thermal, CA 92274
760.399.9200 | fax: 760.399.1952 - Mention PalmSprings.com!
Entry forms and more information can be found HERE...


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