Category archives for: Hunters

Oasis a Dream for Guests

Gourmet burger and fries.

The Oasis Club at the HITS Desert Horse Park has always lived up to its name – an island of comfort and luxury for VIP patrons in the middle of the Coachella Valley desert.  Now a good thing is getting  even better with upgrades to the menu and building. Five-star Chef Giuseppe Napoli of the […]

The hunt is on at HITS with new $50K Challenge

Hope Glynn and Chance of Flurries ride the Outside Course in Saugerties.

HITS Inc. continues to amp up the excitement in the hunter ring with the addition of a $50,000 East Meets West Hunter Challenge that will pit the most accomplished riders on the Desert Circuit in Thermal with top talent on the Winter Circuit in Ocala, FL. Challengers from each state will rotate rounds in a […]

Captain America Rides into Middle Ranch

George Morris and students.

Who cares about Santa? George Morris is coming to town! The renowned USEF show jumping chef d’equipe and father of the hunter seat equitation riding style is holding a clinic at Archie Cox’s Brookway Stables in Lakeview Terrace, Dec. 4-6. There will be two sessions per day: a 3’ at 9 a.m. and a 3’6” […]

HITS Heats Up Thermal 2013

Chris Pratt and his bay horse Cruise sail over a yellow oxer jump.

HITS has set dates for the 2013 Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA, including the inaugural Thermal $1 Million Grand Prix on  March 17. The show unfolds Jan. 22-March 17 with a week off Feb. 12-17. “We ended the 2012 season in Thermal with a tremendous amount of momentum,” HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri  said. […]

HITS 2013 Desert Circuit Dates

HITS grand prix ring in Thermal, CA

HITS has set dates for the 2013 Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA, including the inaugural Thermal $1 Million Grand Prix on  March 17. The show unfolds Jan. 22-March 17 with a week off Feb. 12-17. Leading up to the 2013 event will be the all-new Thermal Million Grand Prix League, a series of qualifiers that […]

Griffith Leads Hunt at HITS

Patricia Griffith and Sienna on course.

Patricia Griffith maintained regained her early lead to finish at the top of the HITS 3’3” Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final on Sienna. She rode off with a check for $150,000 Sunday, Sept. 9, at HITS on the Hudson VIII in Saugerties, NY. Chiara Parlagreco of Warrenton, VA, won the 3’ final, a $250,000 […]

Malibu Creek Bubbles Up in Agoura

Hunter rider in the arena at Malibu Creek Equestrian Center.

There’s a new presence on the West Valley horse scene, the Malibu Creek Equestrian Center, which in August opened under new management on the site formerly known as Pegasus.  That comes as welcome news to those who had heard the venue might be developed for non-equestrian use. But owner Philip Atwell says he’s in it […]

French Anthem Played at HITS

John French and Small Affair on course.

John French and Small Affair trumped a field of 38 to take the blue in the $25,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix that capped the 2012 HITS Desert Circuit. It was a contentious battle, and at the end of the Sunday, March 11, class only three names dominated the top seven slots, with French sitting atop with […]

Haness Takes Hunter Spotlight at HITS

Nick Haness and Cristiano sail over a jump on course.

Nick Haness, who finished second in the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix last year, is off to a great start qualifying for the 2012 championship, cleaning up on the HITS Desert Circuit hunter prix division. Haness, of San Clemente, CA, took first and second place at the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix in Thermal on March […]

Bragg top huntsman at HITS DCII

John Bragg and Castle Hill pose with trophy with the horse's owner Stephanie Ray

John Bragg lived up to his name and earned boasting rights at HITS, winning the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix on Feb. 5 with a pair of scores in the 90s aboard Castle Hill. Bragg, of Redwood City, CA, runs Bridgeport Farms. He rose to the top in a class of nearly 60 horse-and-rider combinations, over […]

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