HITS Horse Shows Announces Peter Englehart as New CEO

Edited Press Release

HITS LLC had selected Peter H. Englehart as its new President & Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  As the equine industry’s leader and largest producer of hunter/jumper shows in the country, Englehart will continue to lead HITS as it redefines its commitment to creating an exemplary customer experience at all six of its world-class venues.

Englehart’s entrepreneurial, managerial and strategic visions have been built upon past tenures with iconic brands such as ESPN, ABC Sports, Sesame Street, MotorTrend & Hot Rod magazines, Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Series, along others. He joined HITS in March of 2022 and has been a part of the visionary team recruited by new owner Traub Capital Partners.

“Peter has a proven track record of creating winning teams and businesses,” said Brian Crosby, Co-Managing Partner of Traub Capital Partners. “Understanding the enthusiast consumer is a characteristic in which he is well-versed, and this trait will aid the growth of HITS in the equestrian marketplace.”

As HITS enters a new era of reimagining its legacy in equine sports, Englehart has already helped launch such initiatives as the Young Jumper Program, developing more dressage events, as well as expanding into a California location at the historic Del Mar Horse Park, which will open in July after a two-year hiatus.  

“Leading HITS is a wonderful opportunity to take a legacy brand to a new level of growth,” said Englehart. “We are blessed with wonderful locations, dates and an experienced management team to help move the company forward in the future.”

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