HITS Announces Great American as veteran title sponsor for 2016 Great American $1 Million Grand Prix

Press Release

unnamed (1)Charlie Jayne and Chill R Z on their way to a 2015 Great American $1 Million Grand Prix win at HITS Ocala. Photo by ESI Photography.

HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that Great American Insurance will again be the title sponsor of the 2016 Great American $1 Million Grand Prix, the second jewel in the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping, on Sunday, March 27.

“I think that all of the million dollar classes that HITS produces are phenomenal,” said Olympic gold-medalist and professional show jumper McLain Ward. “The level is world-class, the prize money is world-class and when you’re able to do well at that level of competition, it’s certainly something to be proud of.”

The third annual Great American Million beckons the attention of the entire equine industry—from spectators to competitors, sponsors to media—to HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida. The most elite riders will travel to compete for one of the richest purses in show jumping, including a $350,000 prize for the rider to claim the blue ribbon.

“Great American’s continued support for this iconic class solidifies their commitment to the people of the horse sport industry,” said HITS President and CEO Thomas Struzzieri. “They are a greatly valued sponsor.”

Great American has one of the most comprehensive and unique product portfolios available to horse owners; the highly-regarded insurance company recognizes involvement in the horse industry as an ongoing investment, which deserves expert insurance coverage.

“Great American Insurance Group is proud to be the sponsor of the third annual Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala.  For more than two decades Great American has been in support of HITS Horse Shows—sponsoring the Great American Time to Beat and sharing the sponsorship of the Marshall and Sterling League,” said Ken Standlee, President of the Great American Equine Division.  “Last year was once again, a great success.  Every year is better and better and our thanks goes to Tom Struzzieri and the HITS staff for all of their hard work.”