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Purina Mills Named Official Feed Partner For All HITS Horse Shows

SAUGERTIES, NY (February 12, 2004)—Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS) is pleased to announce that Purina Mills, LLC, America's leader in animal nutrition, is the Official Feed Partner for all HITS horse shows including: HITS Indio Desert Circuit, HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, Arizona Winter Circuit, HITS Culpeper, HITS-On-The-Hudson, and the Marshall & Sterling League National Indoor Finals.

"Purina Mills is a company that strives for excellence in the area of animal nutrition," said Tom Struzzieri, President and Owner of Horse Shows In The Sun. "The equestrians who compete at our horse shows share that same passion for excellence. We welcome Purina Mills as our Official Feed Partner and look forward to a long-lasting relationship that will benefit our equestrians and their horses, as well as our sport."

Purina Mills is the largest producer and marketer of animal nutrition products in the United States. Purina Mills products are identified by the checkerboard logo and the Chow® brand of feed. The company produces a complete line of commercial animal products, as well as a line of horse, companion animal and specialty animal products, under numerous, well-known brand names including Horse Chow®, Strategy®, Equine Junior®, and Equine Adult®.

Over 4,000 Purina dealers nationwide form a vital performance link between Purina Mills and its customers. Each of these independent local businesses sells and distributes Purina products and services to customers in their local markets.

"Purina Mills is honored to be the Official Feed Partner for HITS horse shows," said Nancy Shearer, Equine Events Coordinator. "HITS competitors understand that good feed practices are of paramount importance when they ask their horse to deliver a winning performance in the ring. Purina Mills understands the demands of such high levels of competition. Our vast knowledge in the area of animal nutrition, combined with our high product standards, offers our equestrians and their horses the means to excel."

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