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California: The Desert Circuit Horse Show 2008
Posted on Wednesday, October 19 @ 21:50:09 MST by iljiana

Horse Shows

EVENT: Indio Desert Circuit
Six-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit produced by HITS
WHERE: HITS Desert Horse Park,
885-555 Airport Blvd.
Thermal, CA 92274
Tel: 760.399.9200 | fax: 760.399.1952

THE DESERT CIRCUIT: Known as the largest hunter/jumper event West of the Mississippi. Each January, riders and horses from all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe flock to Indio to compete at the Desert Circuit. For several years, the Desert Circuit has attracted over 2000 horses annually. Although the attraction of the warm California winter is undeniable, riders are drawn to the Desert Circuit due to its reputation for world-class show jumping and its high quality facility. The Desert Circuit offers over $1 million in prize money throughout the six-weeks of competition, plus a $150,000 Grand Prix - America's richest show jumping purse. The Circuit has 12 Grand Prix events, four of which are World Cup Qualifiers. The premier show jumping event is unique in its ability to attract both the top international horses and riders as well as beginning rider seeking to gain valuable experience in the ring under the eye of some of the countty's top judges.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-10 to the Monroe Street exit in Indio. Go south approximately five miles to Avenue 52, and then turn right onto Avenue 52. Horse Show entrance is ? mile on right.

PARKING: Parking is free Wednesday through Sunday.

ADMISSION: No admission charge Wednesday through Friday. Saturday or Sunday admission is $5 per person, children under 12 are free. Admission proceeds benefit local charities.

SHOW GROUNDS: 10 all-weather hunter, jumper, and equitation rings located on 80 acres.

CLASSES: Approximately 250 classes take place per week including two Grand Prix classes each week.

ATTENDANCE: Per week, approximately 2,000 horses and 6,000 horsemen are on the grounds. More than 25,000 spectators attend during the six-week event.

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