Saddle up and head to the horse show of the year, HITS Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Shows, from January 16 - March 18, 2018, and watch as riders and their horses jump, leap and gallop their way across the course with amazing grace and skill.
HITS features horse shows in both the hunter and jumper classes. Hunters (and their riders) are judged subjectively on the basis of their style, movement and conformation, while jumpers are judged on entirely objective criteria, such as faults incurred for refusals, rails down and seconds over the optimum time.
This thrilling and unique event is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages, so bring the kids with to see one of the largest and most exciting equestrian events in the country.
Attending the Event
Events are held every Tuesday through Sunday (aside from an "off" week February 12-18) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grand Prix events take place every Sunday, culminating in the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix. Daytime admission to HITS Coachella Desert Circuit is free Tuesday through Saturday and only $5 per person for Saturday evenings and Sunday shows. Children under 12 are free of charge.The HITS Desert Horse Park in Thermal, California, is just minutes from Palm Desert. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the HITS Coachella Desert Circuit website.
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