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HITS Horse Shows Announces Peter Englehart as New CEO


Saugerties, N.Y. – February 21, 2023 – HITS LLC is pleased to announce that Peter H. Englehart has been selected as the 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.”

The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit at Post Time Farm will continue through March 26 and will be followed by five more circuits throughout the spring, summer and fall in New York, California, Illinois, Vermont and Virginia. For more information visit


About HITS: 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 2022. 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.

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