HITS-on-the-Hudson to Host 2013 Junior Hunter National Championships – East Coast

©ESI Photography. Lillie Keenan shows off her overall Grand Champion award with Confidential and overall Reserve Grand Champion award with Madison after dominating the 2011 USEF Junior Hunter Championship - East Coast at HITS-on-the-Hudson.

SAUGERTIES, NY (November 27, 2012) – HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has selected HITS-on-the-Hudson as the host site for the 2013 Junior Hunter National Championships – East Coast. The 2013 Championships will mark the seventh time the event has been held at the HITS facility in Saugerties, New York and will take place July 29-31, between HITS-on-the-Hudson V and VI.

The Championships will feature competition for all four sections of Junior Hunters, including Small Juniors 15 and Under, Large Juniors 15 and Under, Small Juniors 16-17 and Large Juniors 16-17. Each section will include three phases, beginning with the Classic Over Fences round and the Under Saddle phase on Tuesday, July 30. The final phase, the Handy Hunter Over Fences, will take place Wednesday, July 31 before the overall Champions are crowned.

Also scheduled to highlight the three-day competition is the popular Hunterdon Cup, which offers a prestigious equitation championship for junior riders. The Hunterdon Cup will take place following the Junior Hunter Classic rounds on Tuesday.

In addition, several Medal classes will be held and will be open to all riders, regardless of their participation in the Championships. The USEF/Pessoa Hunter Seat Medal, the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Medal and the WIHS Equitation Classic will be held Monday, July 29, prior to the official start of the Championships.

“The Junior Hunter National Championships have been a cornerstone of the HITS-on-the-Hudson Summer Series many times in the past and we are pleased to welcome them back to Saugerties,” said HITS President and CEO, Tom Struzzieri. “We are excited about the atmosphere that the Junior Hunter Championships delivers to our show grounds and we look forward to welcoming some of the country’s top junior riders to Saugerties.”

Junior Hunter National Championships – East Coast featured classes will take place in the Strongid C 2X Grand Prix Stadium with other competition happening in the Main Hunter Stadium. The 2013 HITS-on-the-Hudson prize list is currently in production and is expected to mail in early March. For more information on HITS Saugerties or to request a prize list, please visit HitsShows.com.

HITS, Inc. • 319 Main Street • Saugerties, NY 12477-1330
845.246.8833 Tel • Media_Info@HitsShows.comHitsShows.com

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