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HITS Tahoe Charity Partners Benefit From Horse Show Ticket Sales

SAUGERTIES, NY (April 15, 2002)--Horse Shows In The Sun is presenting the HITS Tahoe Circuit, a four-week hunter/jumper horse show, from June 26 to July 21, in Minden, Nevada. For the third consecutive year, the HITS Tahoe Circuit is again working with local charities that will benefit from ticket sales. HITS Tahoe horse shows will be held Wednesday through Sunday with free admission every day except Sunday, when adults pay $5 each to see the featured event, the $25,000 Grand Prix. The proceeds are donated to the charities that have partnered with HITS since the inception of the HITS Tahoe Circuit. For the third year in a row five Carson Valley charities will each receive a check for their participation. In addition to a percentage of the total gate, the five charities will also be allowed to keep all of the money for tickets sold before the show.

"HITS works with charities at all of our show grounds in essentially the same way--we provide tickets to the organizations to pre-sell for our Sunday Grand Prix events and they keep 100% of the ticket sales," explained Tom Struzzieri, owner and president of HITS, the Saugerties, New York-based company that produces horse shows at six sites nationwide, including HITS Tahoe. "The charities that work as ticket-takers on Sundays receive a percentage of the gate as well. We also offer our grounds as a fundraiser site for charity luncheons or other special events. We're happy to donate the money and we welcome the spectators the charities bring in."

The summer circuit's five charity partners are Carson Valley Sertoma; U.S. Pony Club--Sierra Pacific Region; Soroptimist International of Carson Valley; Kiwanis Club of Gardnerville-Carson Valley; and Minden Rotary.

To purchase tickets through one of these charities, contact:
Carson Valley Sertoma, Chuck Dickerson, 775-721-0165
Silver State Pony Club, Denise Walsh, 775-265-2972
Soroptimist International of Carson Valley, Renee Mack, 775-782-5755
Kiwanis Club of Gardnerville-Carson Valley, Sylvia Arnett, 775-782-6001.
Minden Rotary Club, Roger Falcke, 775-782-4361


From the Reno/Tahoe airport (about 40 miles), travel south on Highway 395 to Minden; at Stockyard Road, turn left; show grounds entrance is on the left. From Lake Tahoe (about 12 miles), take Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade), cross Foothill Road to Mottsville, proceed 3 miles; turn left onto State Highway 395 North; turn right at Stockyard Road; show grounds entrance is on the left. From Minden (about 2 miles), follow 395 North; turn right at Stockyard Road; show grounds entrance is on the left.

1901 N. Hwy. 395, Minden, Nevada, 89423.
Phone during show dates: 775-783-8907.

Week I June 27-30
Week II July 14-7
Week III July 10-14
Week IV July 17-21

$25,000 Carson Valley Inn Grand Prix Sunday, June 30 2:00pm
$25,000 EMO Grand Prix Sunday, July 7 2:00pm
$25,000 Coldwell Banker ITILDO Grand Prix Sunday, July 14 2:00pm
$25,000 King Shavings Grand Prix Sunday, July 21 2:00pm

Kids Day Sunday, July 14 11am-2pm
Presented by Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department and Douglas County Library

Seniors Day Sunday, July 22 11am-2pm
Presented by Douglas County Senior Services



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