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2009 HITS Desert Circuit

2009 HITS Desert CircuitThe HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California is one of the premier show facilities in North America and is host to the 2009 HITS Desert Circuit. Held over eight weeks of competition from January 20 to March 22, the HITS Desert Circuit is the only show circuit that offers four World Cup qualifiers for High Performance Show Jumping athletes. As part of the High-Performance schedule, HITS hosts two Grand Prix events each week of the circuit, including the four World Cup classes. The highlight of the HITS Desert Circuit continues to be the $150,000 Grand Prix of the Desert, which will close out the season on Sunday, March 22.

In addition to hosting more World Cup qualifiers than any other single circuit, the HITS Desert Circuit is also the only winter show circuit in the country that offers the opportunity for riders to compete in a large, outdoor ring as well as an indoor arena for jumper classes.

The grand prix schedule of events is as follows:
DC I
January 23 –$25,000 HITS Grand Prix
January 25 - $50,000 EMO Grand Prix
DC II
January 29 –$25,000 HITS Grand Prix
January 31 –$50,000 Strongidฎ C 2X™ FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix, presented by Adequan
DC III
February 5 –$25,000 HITS Grand Prix
February 7 –$50,000 Purina Mills FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix, presented by Adequan
DC IV
February 19 –$25,000 HITS Grand Prix
February 21 –$50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix, presented by Adequan
DC V
February 27 –$25,000 HITS Grand Prix
March 1 –$75,000 HITS Grand Prix
DC VI
March 5 –$25,000 HITS Grand Prix
March 7 –$50,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix, presented by Adequan
DC VII
March 13 –$25,000 HITS Grand Prix
March 15 –$50,000 HITS Grand Prix
DC VIII
March 20 –$25,000 HITS Grand Prix
March 22 - $150,000 HITS Grand Prix

2009 WINTER CIRCUIT DATES

1. HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in Ocala, Florida January 14 - March 15

2. HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, California January 20 - March 22

3. HITS Arizona Winter Circuit in Tucson, Arizona January 28 - March 8

2009 HITS Desert Circuit official site

 

 

 

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