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Catskills Agway to Give Away One Ton of Feed at HITS Catskills

SAUGERTIES, NY (May 18, 2001)-Horse Shows In the Sun, Inc. (HITS), producer of six world class hunter/jumper horse show circuits nationwide, has announced that Agway is the "HITS Official Feed Partner" for 2001 HITS Catskills Horse Shows. Agway will participate in a variety of promotional programs for the six-week summer series, including giving away one ton of feed. "That's 40 bags," explained Shana Weiler-Bloomfield, Agway Equine Feed Specialist. "It will be divided between winners of several of the high-profile classes at the show."

Agway is a farmer's co-operative located in the Northeast. Triple Crown and Legends feed lines are both sold from Maine to Florida--in the Northeast by Agway dealers and in the South by Southern States Cooperative dealers. At HITS Catskills, Agway will have all their horse feed lines available and will be supplying all the grain to horse show participants who order feed. Ms. Weiler-Bloomfield plans to feature a different feed every week for the six-week series and will be giving away samples to exhibitors at the horse shows.

Agway will also introduce several new products at HITS Catskills including an herbal feed by Triple Crown. "It's the first herbal feed available in the Northeast," said Ms. Weiler-Bloomfield. "We're also introducing a product for ponies called Triple Crown Lite which allows people to feed less grain and avoid making the pony too plump, but still maintain the same vitamins and minerals the pony would get if he were eating more feed. Triple Crown Lite is the only Triple Crown feed that is low fat. All the other Triple Crown feeds are high fat, which is important in the performance horse world."

Ms. Weiler-Bloomfield will visit barns at the show grounds personally during HITS Catskills to answer feed questions. She holds a BS degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and has a Masters from Cornell in Agricultural Engineering, plus she has extensive experience with Agway as a Feed Specialist. "For Agway, I go from farm to farm and work on feeding programs as well as troubleshoot. I work with barn and farm managers to create an optimal program for their operation. If anyone at HITS Catskills wants me to work with them personally or with the entire barn, I can provide that service, including feeding trials."

For more information or to schedule a barn visit, contact Shana Weiler-Bloomfield at the Agway office, 845-756-3143, or at HITS Catskills, by cell phone, 914-706-1628.


HITS Catskills I, May 23-27
HITS Catskills II, May 30-June 3
HITS Catskills III, July 18-22
HITS Catskills IV, July 25-29
HITS Catskills V, August 1-5
HITS Catskills VI, August 29-September 2

May 27 $100,000 EMO Grand Prix 1pm
June 3 $100,000 Nevele Grande Grand Prix 1pm
July 22 $100,000 Avis Grand Prix 1pm
July 29 $100,000 Cosequin® Grand Prix 1pm
August 5 $100,000 Nevele Grande Grand Prix 1pm
September 2 $100,000 Rio Vista Grand Prix 1pm

Taste of the Hudson Valley For Exhibitors Only Sunday, July 22
Kids Day Sunday, July 29 11am-1pm

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