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Garden State Horse Show Announces 2004 Sponsors

Augusta, NJ—February 23, 2004—The 53rd Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Inc., returns to the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ, May 5-9, 2004, with several new sponsors.

It is through the ongoing support of its sponsors that the Garden State Horse Show remains the largest horse show show in New Jersey. Some of this year’s major sponsors include B & B Saddlery, Der Dau Custom Boots, Kistler Buildings and Paul Miller Land Rover.

The 2004 Garden State Horse Show will have a number of colorful, eye-catching jumps in its Grand Prix ring thanks to B & B Saddlery, who will be hosting breakfast parties on Saturday and Sunday and providing T-shirts for the staff; Cosequin®, who also helped outfit the jump crew; Jamie’s Jumps, sponsor of the Large Junior Hunter Division; the Saunders family, who sponsored the Colonel George Saunders jump and the “Gregory Beowulf Saunders Memorial” perpetual trophy; and Kistler Buildings, sponsor of the 2004 Garden State Horse Show Grand Prix Party. Land Rover of Parsippany will display several brand new vehicles in the Grand Prix ring.

Several companies and individuals donated valuable products to this year’s Garden State Horse Show. These include Brandy Parfums, Ltd., Breyer Animal Creations, Janet Crawford, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Cosequin®, Equus Entries, Finish Line, Hamilton Products, Kocher Tack Shop, Leather Therapy, Charles Pinnell, SmartPak Equine, Stitching Horse Leathers, The Tack Box and Twinkle Products.

The Garden State Horse Show also acknowledges support from many others. Garden State thanks David’s World Famous, the Duddy family, Fleeceworks, David Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Green Valley Tack, Infologix, the Kamine family, Debbie and Perry Martin, New Jersey Horse Shows Association, Productions East, The Ridge Farm, the Saunders family, Sidelines, Tranquility Large Animal Veterinary Services and Wild Horses.

A special presentation will be held on Friday, May 7, when the Oradell Girl Scout Troop will present ribbons to the winners of the Small Pony Hunter Division.

The Garden State Horse Show draws top equestrians, including U.S. Equestrian Team and Olympic veterans such as Peter Leone and Nona Garson, 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.

The Garden State Horse Show offers 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.

Other features include the $7,500 Colonel George Saunders Gamblers Choice, the $5,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Prix, and Marshall & Sterling Children’s & Adult League classes, presented by Corona-Lexol.

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 Grand Prix Saturday, when admission is $10.00 per carload to benefit a local charity. For ticket information for the 2004 Garden State Horse Show, please call (973) 948-5022. For all other inquiries, please call (508) 698-6810.


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