Hits Saugerties’ Announcement about the Great American Summer Series

2020. Events 2020 Hits Saugerties' Announcement on Summer Series ESI

Saugerties, New York, USA – May 29, 2020 – HITS, Inc., is pleased to announce, pending USEF approval, HITS-on-the-Hudson will be host to a six-week series of shows this summer that will combine three existing Vermont Summer Festival shows and three HITS Saugerties Summer Series shows to create the Great American Summer Series, July 1 – August 9, 2020.

“We are pleased to be working with John Ammerman and the Vermont Summer Festival to create the Great American Summer Series at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York this year,” said Tom Struzzieri, President and CEO of HITS. “When John [Ammerman] first found out he could not run shows in Vermont in 2020, we immediately began collaborating to bring our two circuits together to provide exhibitors with a world-class experience this summer.”

The Great American Summer Series will begin July 1, kicking-off with two VSF Shows, the Vermont Summer Special and Manchester Summer Festival, followed by the three-week HITS Saugerties Summer Series, and finishing with the Vermont Summer Celebration.

We will make our final announcement and publish the Great American Summer Series Prize List soon! In the meantime here are some of the highlights we have in store for you!

Great American Summer Series 2020 Highlights

VSF Summer Special  |  July 1-5 $100,000 Sunday Grand Prix

VSF Manchester Classic  |  July 8-12 $100,000 Sunday Grand Prix

HITS-on-the-Hudson IV  |  July 15-19 $200,000 Voltaire Grand Prix
$10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
World Championship Hunter Rider Week

HITS-on-the-Hudson V  |  July 22-26 $200,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix
$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

HITS-on-the-Hudson VI  |  July 29 – Aug. 2 $200,000 Great American Grand Prix
$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
World Championship Hunter Rider Week

VSF Summer Celebration  |  August 5-9 $100,000 Sunday Grand Prix

We look forward to a great summer in Saugerties! For more information or for any questions, you may contact Tom Struzzieri or Kristen Vale-Mosack directly. Stay tuned for more information at or HITS Facebook as well!

Source: Press release from Hits Horse Shows

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