SAUGERTIES, N.Y.--Wordley Martin, a leading developer of equestrian properties and premier riding surfaces, will be building new arenas at the HITS Saugerties show grounds ahead of its 2023 show season.
Co-founders Sharn Wordley and Craig Martin are highly respected in the private arena construction industry and work with riders in the Olympic disciplines of show jumping, dressage and eventing.
"After the resounding success of renovating the Grand Prix and Main Hunter Arenas at HITS Ocala, Wordley Martin is very excited to team up with HITS once again in Saugerties," said Wordley. "We look forward to providing the very best riding surfaces for horses and riders at this venue."
At HITS Saugerties, Wordley Martin will resurface the Grand Prix Ring along with the former Diamond Mills Ring, which will become the grand prix schooling ring.
Next to the remodeled Ringside Cafe will be THE Ring, a new competition area showcasing top equitation, hunter, and jumper classes.
The main hunter ring, a beautiful stone-lined arena, will receive refreshed footing.
OVERALL, Wordley Martin will renovate more than 205,000 square feet of riding arenas at the venue, which showcases HITS’ dedication to providing the best experience for both horses and riders at all of its locations.
“Our exhibitors can expect an entirely new experience at HITS Saugerties, just like they saw us produce at HITS Ocala,” said HITS CCO Joe Norick. “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Wordley Martin again to provide premium riding surfaces for our horses, and our new layout will showcase the best the sport has to offer for both riders and spectators in a format that is friendly for all.”
Competition at HITS Saugerties begins May 19 and runs through September 10, 2023.