Marshall & Sterling League Gears Up for 2003 Season
SAUGERTIES, NY (December 2, 2002)--The New Marshall
& Sterling League, presented by Corona-Lexol, is pleased to announce
that it will offer hunter/jumper exhibitors some exciting new levels
of competition for the 2003 season. The new League will introduce
an expanded series of competition to include 11 hunter divisions,
5 jumper divisions, indoor finals for the Young Jumper Championships,
the HBO Junior Medal Class, the Charles Owen Children's and Adult
Medal Classes, and a Grand Prix. The competition year will culminate
in an exclusive National Indoor Finals to be held September 17-21,
2003 at Worcester's Centrum Centre, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Centrum Centre is one of the nation's most celebrated sports arenas,
located right in the heart of New England (40 miles west of Boston).
With this impressive facility as its backdrop, the New Marshall
& Sterling League will provide a first-class finals competition
that is poised to become the event of the season for hunter/jumper
enthusiasts across the country.
Marshall & Sterling League has seen tremendous growth since
its inception in 1991," said Tom Struzzieri, owner and president
of HITS. "We have seen the League grow from its small beginnings
of 10 member shows and approximately 100 riders, to over 300 horse
shows and more than 3,500 riders. Encouraged by this popularity,
we decided to open up the League to a broader range of competitors
and to offer a spectacular end to the season with our new indoor
finals at Worcester's Centrum Centre."
expanded slate of divisions offered at the Finals will showcase
a broad range of horses and riders, from ponies to Grand Prix. Member
horse shows will offer New Marshall & Sterling League classes
coast to coast throughout the season, thereby providing exhibitors
all over the country the chance to qualify for the Finals. The 2003
season runs from January 1, 2003 to August 31, 2003. The qualifying
period for subsequent years is September 1 through August 31. Riders
must be members of the League to be eligible for the Finals. Any
horse shown by a member rider will earn points in the division.
Horses will qualify for the Finals based on points accumulated at
member shows throughout the season.
a complete list of the divisions recognized, membership applications,
and rules and specifications please visit www.HitsShows.com/marshallsterling
& Sterling is a privately owned insurance agency that has provided
asset protection for clients since 1864. Great American Insurance
Companies, the nation's largest equine insurer, was selected by
Marshall & Sterling to protect their clients' assets. Corona,
a healing ointment, and Lexol, a leather conditioner, manufactured
by Summit Industries of Marietta, Georgia, are sold nationwide.