Indoor Finals Fueled By 600 Horsepower Gallops To Worcester
Horse Show Brings Equine Agility, Speed and Power To Centrum
SAUGERTIES, NY (September 2, 2003) - Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS)
has saddled up with Worcester's Centrum Centre to host the inaugural
Marshall & Sterling League National Indoor Finals Horse Show
slated for September 17 - 21, 2003. Along with the thrilling hunter/jumper
competition taking place in the ring, an expansive variety of
entertainment and educational programs will be featured day and
night during the five-day event.
will be treated to amazing feats of speed and agility as some
of the country's finest horses and their riders compete for the
blue ribbon in 6 jumper divisions, 11 hunter divisions, the HBO
Junior Medal Finals, and the Charles Owen Children's and Adult
Medal Finals. Worcester's Centrum Centre, a first-class sporting
facility in the heart of Massachusetts, will showcase this extravaganza
of exciting show jumping competition. The five days of competition
will culminate with the $100,000 Grand Finale Grand Prix on Sunday.
Visit www.hitsshows.com to see the full schedule of events.
addition, the day and nighttime program will include the following
special attractions: "The One-Armed Bandit" rodeo performer;
"The Horse Experience," a mobile, interactive multimedia
exhibit of the horse; horse grooming and shampooing demonstrations;
blacksmithing presentations; face painting; autograph sessions
with world famous riders; a "Barn Night" for area stables
and riding clubs; charity partner booths Children's Equitation
Center, MSPCA at Nevins Farm, Mass. 4-H Horse Program, Pet Rock:
A Benefit for the Animals, Helping Hands Monkeys for the Disabled,
and much, much more.
major highlight of the entertainment will be K-9s in Flightthe
premier Frisbee Dog entertainers in the world. All adopted and
trained by John Misita, these World Class champions have appeared
for more than ten years in over 150 cities around the globe, and
on ESPN, The Discovery Channel, and National Geographic. These
cavorting canines will be presenting shows of their amazing skills
on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Sunday afternoon.
ranging from $10 to $45 are now available at the Centrum Centre
Box Office 508-755-6800 ext. 2164, through Ticketmaster 617-228-6000,
or ticketmaster.com; groups of 15 or more call 508-929-0125; box
seat packages are available through HITS 845-246-8833.
Major corporate sponsors include HBO, Purina Mills, Marshall &
Sterling Insurance, Corona-Lexol, Great American Insurance Companies,
Charles Owen Helmets, Stillwell-Hansen, Inc. and Four Winds Farm,
The Equestrian Shop, State Line Tack, Rio Vista Products, Weston
Nurseries, Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar, HorseCity.com, Practical
Horseman Magazine, and Equisearch.com. Extensive information on
the League and other HITS programs can be found at www.HitsShows.com.
its headquarters in Saugerties, New York, HITS produces five series
of horse shows at locations in California, Arizona, Florida, New
York, and Virginia, totaling 32 weeks of year-round competition.
Founded by Thomas G. Struzzieri in 1982, HITS prides itself in
offering professional, competitive opportunities for riders in
a broad range of ages and skill levels.