Owen To Sponsor Children's and Adult Medals
Leading Manufacturer of Riding Helmets Supports New Marshall
& Sterling League.
SAUGERTIES, NY (December 20, 2002)--The New Marshall
& Sterling League announced today that Charles Owen, the British
manufacturer of quality riding helmets, has become the title sponsor
of the League's Children's and Adult Medal Classes. The Charles Owen
Children's Medal and the Charles Owen Adult Medal will be offered
at League horse shows throughout the country beginning January 1,
Owen, founded in London, England in 1911, is a leading manufacturer
of ASTM/SEI certified riding helmets. The company offers the ultimate
helmet for the safety conscious rider, with standards that not only
meet U.S. requirements, but also pass rigorous British and European
criteria. Charles Owen helmets are available in a range of such
well-known styles as the Hampton, John Whitaker, and the Showjumper.
are delighted to welcome Charles Owen as the title sponsor of the
Children's and Adult Medal Classes," said Tom Struzzieri, owner
and president of HITS. "Charles Owen is a company that is dedicated
to improving the safety of riders and we are proud to have them
as a League sponsor. The company's outstanding reputation as a manufacturer
of high quality riding helmets makes them a perfect fit for our
League. We look forward to working together to continue to advance
and promote the sport."
1991, the Marshall & Sterling League has served to encourage
and enhance the competition level of Children's and Adult Amateur
Hunter and Jumper riders by providing the opportunity to qualify
for a prestigious National Finals Competition. Having grown from
10 member shows and approximately 100 riders in 1991, to over 300
horse shows and more than 3,500 riders in 2002, the Marshall &
Sterling League is poised to take on new challenges in 2003.
most notable enhancement to the League in 2003 is the introduction
of an exclusive National Indoor Finals. The New Marshall & Sterling
League National Indoor Finals will provide the ultimate goal for
hunter/jumper exhibitors across the country and will feature national
finals for the Charles Owen Children's Medal, Charles Owen Adult
Medal, and HBO Junior Medal as well as year-end finals competition
for 11 hunter divisions, 5 jumper divisions, Young Jumper Championships,
and a Grand Prix.
New Marshall & Sterling League National Indoor Finals will take
place at Worcester's Centrum Centre, Worcester, Massachusetts, September
17-21, 2003. Worcester's Centrum Centre is one of the nation's most
celebrated sports arenas located 40 miles west of Boston, right
in the heart of New England. With this impressive facility as its
backdrop, the New Marshall & Sterling League will provide a
first-class competition that is poised to become the event of the
season for hunter/jumper enthusiasts across the country.
addition to being associated with the New Marshall & Sterling
League National Indoor Finals, League sponsors will also receive
exposure at member horse shows. Member horse shows will offer Marshall
& Sterling classes coast to coast throughout the season, thereby
providing exhibitors all over the country and at all levels of the
hunter/jumper sport with the chance to qualify for the Finals.
specifications for the Charles Owen Children's Medal and the Charles
Owen Adult Medal may be found at http://www.hitsshows.com/marshallsterling/specsr.html