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Spectators Delight at Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic

South Hamilton, MA--July 14, 2003--The Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic brings the excitement of powerful horses and fast-paced show jumping competition to the Boston area on September 3rd through the 7th. The only Grand Prix event in the Boston area, the Jumper Classic has been dubbed the premier social sporting event of the season by The Boston Globe. This world class show jumping competition attracts some of the top riders and horses in the country who have represented the United States internationally. This year’s $50,000 Grand Prix will draw a field of some 40 competitors vying for first place. Grand Prix is the highest level of show jumping in the sport and tests both skill and speed over a complex course of obstacles.

But the Jumper Classic is not only about horses. Gourmet food, exhibitors’ tents filled with artwork and horse-related items and gifts, pony rides for children, and intermission entertainment will add to the ambiance of a festive late summer weekend. Spectators and exhibitors alike are also invited to the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic Kick-Off Party to benefit S.A.F.E Studio on Friday evening, September 5th. Located in Ipswich, Mass., S.A.F.E. Studio, Inc. is a non-profit expressive art therapy center for survivors and those at-risk of abuse and trauma. They provide a place of support, safety and expression for their clients. At the party in addition to a live and silent auction, Denise Hajjar Fashions will be modeling what to wear to Sunday’s Grand Prix and VIP champagne luncheon. All in all, it is a great evening to meet the riders and enjoy the country setting. Tickets for the party are $65 per person, $125 per couple. The ticket prices include a cocktail reception with an open bar for the evening.

The Laurent Perrier Champagne luncheon will be held on Sunday, September 7th. This is the highly sought after spot to watch the Grand Prix while you sip on champagne and enjoy gourmet food. Spectators at the VIP luncheon can also participate in the Lady’s Best Hat Contest. The judges will be Sarie Boyd, editor, and Eleanor Spaak, society writer, of The Newbury Street and Back Bay Guide. Tickets for the lunch are $130; they include lunch, open bar, seating under the tents, parking, and a program book.

So come applaud the national and international riders who have achieved the pinnacle of equestrian excellence in a sport that demands courage, confidence and commitment. Cheer the horses whose strength and bravery will be tested by the technically challenging courses. Whether you are an equestrian, an avid spectator, or attending for the first time, you will enjoy the array of activities.

The Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic will be held at the Myopia Hunt Club Schooling Field, on September 3rd and 7th. Myopia Hunt Club Schooling Field is located off of on Route 1A in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. For ticket information to the Grand Prix, and the VIP luncheon, contact the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic at 978-283-7708 or at


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