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 the Nevele Grande Hotel and Country Club in Ellenville, New York, will sponsor two of the six $100,000 Grand Prix events to be held at the HITS Catskills summer series of horse shows. The Nevele Grande is sponsoring a $100,000 Grand Prix on Sunday, June 3, as the highlight of the second week of the horse show, and on Sunday, August 5, the featured event of the fifth week.
The national real estate development and investment company, Stratford Business Corporation, which is owned by Mitchell Wolff and Joel Hoffman, purchased the 800-acre Nevele Grande complex last year and has implemented a $10 million renovation plan at the historic resort. All 682 of the luxury guest rooms as well as all the common areas, recreational facilities, nightclubs, and restaurants at the Nevele Grande are included in the complete makeover. From May through September, exhibitors at HITS Catskills will have luxury accommodations conveniently located literally next door to the horse show-the entrance to the Nevele Grande is just ½ mile from the show grounds entrance. In addition to the Grand Prix events, the Nevele is also hosting a
series of exhibitor night parties.
"We are proud to be a part of the HITS Catskills horse show," said Mitchell Wolff. "The Nevele Grande can accommodate exhibitors and their families for the entire circuit, including their dogs. We have everything here to make their stay a vacation-there's a 12-acre lake, an 18-hole golf course, an outdoor ice rink, racquetball and tennis courts, plus our spa facilities and health club. This is a partnership that benefits everyone involved. It's a great opportunity for us to be the title sponsor of two of the Grand Prix events."
Stratford Business Corporation has offices in Hempstead, New York and Parsippany, New Jersey. For more information, contact the Nevele Grande Resort & Country Club at 1-800-647-6000 or visit www.nevele.co.
HITS CATSKILLS 2001 SHOW DATES ARE:
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