HITS Announces Special Savings Opportunities and Grand Prix Schedule for 2010 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit
RELEASE: September 9, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jennifer Wood
All 14 Grand Prix Events are Qualifiers for $1 Million USGPL Grand Prix in September 2010
HITS is pleased to announce that the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, held at the HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, FL, will offer circuit pricing packages for exhibitors. The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will have two weeks of pre-circuit competition running from January 19-31, and then six weeks of circuit shows on February 9-March 2, including an off-week, February 2-7.
The HITS Post Time Farm has 22 permanent barns all located on the show grounds and has 540 permanent stalls. An additional 27 tents house another 2,000 stalls. There are nearly 100 turn-out paddocks, a permanent food service facility, numerous RV parking sites, and ample parking. The Grand Prix Ring and Main Hunter Ring are featured along with 10 additional show rings and seven warm-up rings.
Exhibitors planning to show for the entire winter series will enjoy the most significant savings, while a discounted circuit rate will also be available for tent stalls. The Ocala Tent Series stalls (eight weeks, two unrated and six rated) are at a savings of 20% from last year's prices, and Ocala Tent Circuit stalls (six rated weeks) are a savings of 16% from last year.
Permanent stalls are always in high-demand in Ocala and the majority of the stalls are reserved for repeat permanent stall customers, but each year HITS reserves a small inventory of permanent stalls for customers interested in upgrading their stabling from the tents to the permanent stalls.
For the first time ever, HITS will also offer a discount on permanent stalls for all eight weeks of shows at 17% off the series rate from last year. These stalls are available from November to March.
Paddock and RV prices for both series and circuit are unchanged from last year's rates.
"Our Winter Circuit in Ocala is very special and has always been very competitively priced," said Tom Struzzieri, HITS President and CEO. "I believe these additional savings will enable more customers to take advantage of all that Ocala has to offer and, hopefully, improve their experience at the circuit."
More details on the circuit pricing and all other specifics for the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will be available in the 2010 Ocala Prize List, due to mail this fall.
Since the announcement about the $1 Million United States Grand Prix League (USGPL) Grand Prix, Struzzieri and his team at HITS have been gearing up for a really big 2010. "We are looking forward to a great season and are excited about the new $1 Million USGPL Grand Prix that will be held next September in Saugerties. The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will be the first opportunity for riders on the East Coast to start qualifying for the event, and we expect an exciting circuit with lots of great competition, not only at the high-performance level, but throughout all the different divisions."
Grand prix riders at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will have 14 opportunities throughout the series to qualify for next year's $1 Million USGPL Grand Prix in Saugerties, NY, on September 12.
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit grand prix schedule is as follows:
Ocala January Classic: January 19-24 - $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Sunday
Ocala January Festival: January 26-31 - $25,000 HITS Grand Prix on Sunday
Off-Week, February 2-7
Ocala Winter Classic: February 9-14 - $25,000 Grand Prix on Thursday; $50,000 EMO Grand Prix on Sunday
Ocala Winter Festival: February 16-21 - $25,000 Grand Prix on Thursday; $50,000 Grand Prix on Sunday
Ocala Masters: February 23-28 - $25,000 Grand Prix on Thursday; $75,000 Strongid C 2X Grand Prix on Sunday
Ocala Tournament: March 2-7 - $25,000 Grand Prix on Thursday; $50,000 Ring Power Grand Prix on Sunday
Ocala Winter Finals: March 9-14 - $25,000 Grand Prix on Thursday; $50,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix on Sunday
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