HITS to Create Four New Rings with Wordley Martin at Post Time Farm
HITS LLC is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Sharn Wordley and Craig Martin of Wordley Martin Premium Equine Surfaces to resurface four rings at HITS Ocala. Committed to creating the best experience possible for the exhibitors and horses at Post Time Farm, HITS will be working with these world-class experts to re-create the Grand Prix Ring and Main Hunter Ring, as well as the corresponding schooling rings for the 2023 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit.
“HITS is entering a new era, and we understand the importance of providing the best possible surfaces for our customers,” said Show Manager Rian Beals. “We are thrilled to be working with Sharn and Craig, who bring their expertise as international riders to their business and have created incredible rings for the best in the business. This is just the beginning of the many changes we plan to implement in the coming years at HITS, and we are thrilled to begin this process at HITS Ocala for the 2023 Winter Circuit.”
“We are very excited about the new team at HITS and the opportunity to create these top-quality rings for HITS Ocala,” said Wordley, an Olympic rider who represents New Zealand. “The team at HITS has an incredible vision that we are thrilled to help execute. This project is especially close to our hearts because we will be here riding and showing each week. This will allow us to monitor and maintain the arenas throughout the competition to consistently deliver a quality experience for the exhibitors. We are dedicated to creating an exceptional surface for all of the HITS customers to enjoy!”
The 2023 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will get underway with 10 weeks of hunter/jumper competition on January 17. The Grand Prix Ring, Main Hunter Ring and both schooling rings will feature the new Wordley Martin premium equestrian surface. All other competition rings are also being reworked, with regraded bases and freshened top material. Additional amenities will include enhanced exhibitor hospitality, upgraded wifi, the new premium tent stall options, renovated restrooms, an on-site school and new landscaping. To download a copy of the class listing, submit entries or reserve stalls visit www.HITSShows.com.
About Wordley Martin:
Wordley Martin provides equestrian arena architecture, construction, installation, and footing products to create a personalized, ideal riding environment. Founded by international grand prix riders Sharn Wordley and Craig Martin, Wordley Martin has installed more than 450 arenas throughout the United States and has become the choice of Olympians, top athletes, and owners from show jumping, eventing, and dressage who value Wordley Martin’s exceptionally high standard of execution. Whether it be for a traditional outdoor arena, underneath watering system arena, covered arena, indoor arena, or gallop track, Wordley Martin’s unique sand mixture, incorporating textiles and fibers, results in a dust-free surface to ideally support every impact. Learn more at www.WordleyMartin.com.
For more than 40 years, HITS has established itself as an industry leader and the largest producer of hunter/jumper horse shows in the United States. HITS revolutionized the industry when it produced three of the then richest Grand Prix in the world. By the numbers HITS operates 6 venues; 60 Weeks of sanctioned Hunter/Jumper competitions; 6 Weeks of Dressage events; and 65,000 horses expected to compete in 2023. Based in the Village of Saugerties, New York, HITS is a national company producing horse shows in Ocala, Florida; Culpeper, Virginia; Wayne, Illinois; East Dorset, Vermont; Saugerties, New York, and Del Mar, California. www.hitsshows.com