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The 53rd Annual Garden State Horse Show Returns, May 5-9, 2004

AUGUSTA, NJ—January 14, 2004—The 53rd annual Garden State Horse Show returns to the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ, May 5-9, 2004. Presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Inc., the Garden State Horse Show is the largest horse show in New Jersey.

The show features five rings of exciting equestrian competition daily and is highlighted by the $50,000 Garden State Grand Prix, a member event of the King Shavings/U.S. Grand Prix League, on Saturday, May 8.

The Garden State Horse Show draws top hunter and jumpers, with many making the show their first stop in the northeast after wintering in Florida. The prestigious event marks the start of the spring circuit, enticing hunters and jumpers with top prize money. In addition to the Grand Prix, other Garden State Horse Show highlights include the $15,000 Junior Amateur-Owner Jumper Division, part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series; The $7,500 Colonel George Saunders Gambler’s Choice and A Marshall & Sterling Children’s & Adult League classes, presented by Corona-Lexol.

The Garden State Horse Show is rated "AA" by US Equestrian. As one of the largest shows of its kind in the country, the Garden State Horse Show attracts the nation’s best riders, including U.S. Equestrian Team and Olympic veterans such as Peter Leone and Nona Garson.

In addition to witnessing top athletes, spectators can enjoy the numerous shopping and dining opportunities available at The Country Fair. Admission is free every day except on the Grand Prix day, when admission is $10.00 per carload to benefit a local charity. Please call (973) 948-5022 for ticket information and for other information on the Garden State Horse Show, please call (508) 698-6810.


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