319 Main Street
Saugerties, NY 12477-1330
HITS (Horse Shows In The Sun) is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since that time, HITS has grown into a nationwide company, producing hunter/jumper horse shows in California, Florida, Arizona, New York, and Virginia.
The key to the success of HITS is its strategy of producing a series of horse shows over contiguous weeks, in desirable destinations, with first class competition facilities and professional operations. Additionally, the company offers competitive opportunities for riders in a broad range of ages and skill levels.
Since 1991, the Marshall & Sterling League has served to encourage and enhance the competition level of Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter and Jumper riders by providing the opportunity to qualify for a prestigious National Finals Competition. The League has grown from 10 member shows and approximately 100 riders in 1991, to over 450 horse shows and more than 3,500 riders in 2003. With the introduction of the National Finals, the League is projected to grow to 1,000 member events and 7,500 members by 2005.
With the acquisition of Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia, HITS brought back the very successful United States Grand Prix League (USGPL) in 1998. The USGPL is comprised of approximately forty-two member event horse shows located nationwide that collectively offer over $2 million in prize money. The finals are held in the last week of the HITS series of shows at Commonwealth Park.
Rose View Stables, Inc., dba HITS has been continuously owned and managed by Thomas G. Struzzieri. Mr. Struzzieri serves as the President of the National Hunter Jumper Council, of the USA Equestrian, as well as a member of its Show Management Committee, Planning Committee and Executive Committee.
HITS has a professional, full-time staff of 25 employees, including a complete administrative staff located at the company's headquarters. Their level of experience and dedication guarantee superior execution of the details of the horse shows and your sponsorship.