Jan 3 12

HITS: Entry Deadlines Fast Approaching

Let Equestrian Connect make it easy for you

HITS is pleased to announce that Equestrian Connect will return to HITS as an Official Service Provider for the HITS Desert Circuit, HITS Arizona Winter Circuit and the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit for the third consecutive year .

Entry deadlines for the winter circuits are rapidly approaching and there is no faster way to complete entries for all HITS winter shows than Equestrian Connect. Equestrian Connect provides competitors the opportunity to complete their entry forms on-line. They simply click on the Equestrian Connect logo and link on the opening page of the HITS Thermal, HITS Arizona or HITS Ocala pages and the easy to follow, secure format will allow them to enter all of their horses. Last winter alone, approximately 2,800 HITS entry forms were completed using the Equestrian Connect on-line entry system.

Equestrian Connect uses the actual entry form from each horse show and provides a way to accurately complete and print personalized entry forms. The information is stored and can then be applied to any other horse show entry forms, making entries a simple and less time consuming task. With a few clicks of the mouse entries can be printed and mailed, hassle free. This in turn saves a significant amount of time during check-in, making Equestrian Connect an easy and reliable tool for everyone to use.
“I was introduced to Equestrian Connect last winter. I misread the due date on entries for the Thermal circuit and realized entries were due the next day. I was so grateful to find Equestrian Connect,” said Trainer Micca Henry from Winsome Farms in Colorado. “I was able to complete six weeks of entries for multiple horses on time. I have continued to use the service throughout the season for on time and neat entries.”

Barbara Phillips and Simone Coxe (owner of Mr. Whoopy, ridden by Duncan McFarlane to a second place finish in the 2011 Pfizer Million) are two innovative hunter/jumper exhibitors who after years of repetitively filling out entry forms conceived the idea of Equestrian Connect. Equestrian Connect is based in Menlo Park, California and is now available for over 800 USEF A and Jumper rated horse shows in zones 1-10 and select shows in Canada. Equestrian Connect offers a free 45-day trial period for new members so that they will be able to complete their HITS Winter Series entries quickly at no charge. At the conclusion of the trial period, Equestrian Connect offers an annual subscription, or a “pay as you go” service.

“At Ash Meadow Farm we use Equestrian Connect to enter all 18 of our horses. We started using it last year and now we use it for every show,” said Amanda Steege of Ashmeadow Farm in New Jersey. “I believe Equestrian Connect provides a great service to professionals and makes the entry process effortless.”

Entries for HITS Thermal close tomorrow, January 4, followed by HITS Arizona on January 17 and HITS Ocala January 18. The 2012 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit begins January 18 with two unrated weeks of competition, followed by seven consecutive weeks of A and AA rated competition from January 31 through March 18. Out west, the HITS Desert Circuit will get underway on Tuesday, January 24 and will run for three consecutive weeks until Sunday, February 12. After a short break, February 13 – 19, show jumping returns on Tuesday, February 21 and will continue until Sunday, March 11. The HITS Arizona Winter Circuit will also run six consecutive weeks of AA rated competition from February 1 through March 11.

For more information on any of the HITS Horse Shows, please visit www.hitsshows.com. To request a prize list, click here or call 845.246.8833.

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