Sunday, May 8, 2016

HITS - The Final Series 2016







HITS is an acronym for Horses in the Sun.  It is a hunter/jumper horse show.  In Ocala, it runs from January through March and offers a series of competitions with substantial prize money for the winners.

It is a massive event, with people and horses attending from all over the world. And the farm acreage where it is held becomes like a small town.  Because of its size, people ride horses to get to different places, or motor scooters, or golf cars.

We've attended HITS for several years but were late getting out there this year and so missed most of the jumping events.  But we've posted a number of photos of the shows and you can find them by typing in "HITS" in the search box on this blog.

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18 comments:

Lois said...

Wonderful shots of the horses Lowell. I don't think I've ever seen one on the ground like that.

Linda said...

Lowell, beautiful captures here! The horses are gorgeous!

Taken For Granted said...

Beautiful horses in your photos. I can see why you attend this event. I grew up with a barn full of horses, so I know something about their attraction. My last horse when I was a teenager was a large (17 hands +2") show jumper. She could jump the moon if asked.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

As a native of Kentucky, horses hold a special place in my heart...I love these photos.

Laura. M said...

Hermosos caallos Jacob. Es un animal muy noble.
Buena semana.
Un abrazo.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belos cavalos.
Um abraço e boa semana.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Curious about the one on the ground.
Do you ride? You are in horse country!

Great photos!

Janis
GDP

Blogger Jedidja said...

I love your pictures! Beautiful horses!

Sharon Anck said...

This must be such a fantastic event to watch. That horse in your third shot is a beauty.

William Kendall said...

The third shot is my favourite.

RedPat said...

It must be a fabulous time in town, Lowell!

Bergson said...

a beautiful reportage

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I was telling Bill about HITS (what I had already learned on your blog) while we were watching the Ky Derby Saturday (I know, different, but horses...) I don't know much about horses at all, but my mother was born and raised in Louisville and loved it. (She migrated west as a young woman for a job and never went back.) So we always watched the Derby with her and now when we can we watch in her memory.

magiceye said...

Lovely captures of horses frolicking!

Kay said...

My brother-in-law rides and competes in cutting competitions. Very different from your fancy eastern horsie stuff!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Goodness look at those beautiful shiny coats, fabulous horses Jacob and obviously very well loved and cared for.

Small City Scenes said...

Horses horses---what can I say!
MB

Karl Demetz said...

Looks like a great event, Jacob !
Beautiful captures !

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson