Tahoe 2002 Horse Show Circuit Dates Announced
NY (April 4, 2001)For the third consecutive year, Horse Shows
In The Sun will present the HITS Tahoe Circuit in Minden, Nevada
from June 26 through July 21, 2002. This hunter/jumper horse show
circuit features nearly 300 classes each week for four weeks including
a $10,000 Open Jumper Prix
every Friday, and a $25,000 Grand Prix on each Sunday. Horse Shows
In The Sun management is anticipating that HITS Tahoe will again
have an international roster of exhibitors including entries from
the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe.
HITS Tahoe show grounds is located on 100 acres of property owned
by local industrialist Don Bently, on Highway 395, two miles north
of Minden and about 20 minutes from Lake Tahoe. Competition is featured
in six all-weather rings Wednesday through Sunday from 8am until
approximately 4pm. Spectators are admitted free Wednesday through
Saturday. Tickets are $5 on Sunday with the proceeds benefiting
local charities. Children under 12 are always admitted at no charge
and parking is always free. Vendor Row on Main Street of the show
grounds is lined with more than a dozen shops offering equine-themed
merchandise from tack to 14K gold jewelry. A variety of delicious
lunch and snack items are available on Main Street as well. Bleacher
seating is available at all of the rings. More than 10,000 spectators
are expected to visit HITS Tahoe during the four-week circuit.
than 50 staff and crewmembers will also be returning to the show
grounds to install the structures necessary for the competition
and to run the horse shows. HITS built the show grounds two years
ago on this former alfalfa field and brought it to life as a temporary
small village. The huge blue-and-white tents that serve as portable
barns, the white ring fencing, the jumps, the Great American Insurance
Company Time To Beat clock in the Grand Prix ring, the mobile offices
and restaurant all return to Minden again this year. The infrastructure
of water and electricity lines that were installed will be brought
back into use for the show as well as the other amenities--15 pipe
corral paddocks, pads for 50 RVs, plus the roads that provide access
to the rings, parking, and stabling areas.
most important element of the show grounds is the competition rings.
At HITS Tahoe the all-weather rings that were constructed in late
1999 and early 2000 at a cost of more than $500,000 are ready for
action. To create these permanent rings, more than 30,000 tons of
stone dust were hauled in for the base and 60,000 pounds of ground
rubber were used as a top layer. This award-winning footing is used
at all six HITS horse show grounds nationwide.
are also an important part of the horse shows and HITS Tahoe will
again produce special events for the fans including the annual Kids
Day and Seniors Day. Kids Day will be held on, Sunday, July 14,
from 11am to 2pm and is officially titled Kids Day presented
by Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department and Douglas County
Library. The event will again feature fun and festivities
for kids and their parents including a hayride, face painting, petting
zoo, pony rides, games, and exhibits. On Sunday, July 21, from 11am
to 2pm, Seniors Day presented by Douglas County Senior Services
will feature a variety of exhibits, activities, and entertainment
geared toward the health and well being of seniors, plus other fun
things for the whole family.
and charity events are also an integral part of HITS Tahoe. Local
charities pre-sell tickets to the Grand Prix events and are the
ticket-takers on Sundays. Charities keep 100% of the proceeds from
pre-sold tickets and receive a percentage of the gate. HITS Tahoe
has partnered with the same five charities since the inception of
the HITS Tahoe Circuit --Carson Valley Sertoma; U.S. Pony Club,
Sierra Pacific Region; Soroptimist International of Carson Valley;
Kiwanis Club of Gardnerville-Carson Valley;and Minden Rotary.
Tahoe not only benefits local charities, but also provides a large
economic impact on the entire Carson Valley. It is estimated that
the area receives over $7.5 million through spending by exhibitors
on food, lodging, and consumer goods.
From the Reno/Tahoe airport (about 40 miles), travel south on Highway
395 to Minden; at Stockyard Road, turn left; show grounds entrance
is on the left. From Lake Tahoe (about 12 miles), take Route 207
(Kingsbury Grade), cross Foothill Road to Mottsville, proceed 3
miles; turn left onto State Highway 395 North; turn right at Stockyard
Road; show grounds entrance is on the left. >From Minden (about
2 miles), follow 395 North; turn right at Stockyard Road; show grounds
entrance is on the left.
1901 N. Hwy. 395, Minden, Nevada, 89423.
Phone during show dates: 775-783-8907.
TAHOE 2002 SHOW DATES:
Week I June 27-30
Week II July 14-7
Week III July 10-14
Week IV July 17-21
$25,000 Carson Valley Inn Grand Prix Sunday, June 30 2:00pm
$25,000 EMO Grand Prix Sunday, July 7 2:00pm
$25,000 Coldwell Banker ITILDO Grand Prix Sunday, July 14
$25,000 King Shavings Grand Prix Sunday, July 21 2:00pm
Kids Day Sunday, July 14 11am-2pm
Presented by Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department
and Douglas County Library
Seniors Day Sunday, July 22 11am-2pm
Presented by Douglas County Senior Services