Since the 1980s, Horses in the Sun – known as HITS to equestrians – has been bringing expert riders and their horses to Ocala from around the world. This six-week event kicked off today with nearly a dozen rings in use where riders pitted their skill against each other in time trials. When successful, which is almost always the case, the jumpers and their riders are grace in motion.
Jumper at HITS
Spectators at Horses in the Sun, an annual event in Ocala, can watch nearly a dozen rings where riders pit their skill against each other in time trials.