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Tahoe Kids Day, July 8, at HITS Tahoe Horse Show in Minden, Nevada

SAUGERTIES, NY (June 14, 2001)--Horse Shows In The Sun has announced that the second annual Kids Day at the HITS Tahoe horse show circuit in Minden, Nevada, will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2001, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Officially titled "Resort Sports Network's Kids Day presented by Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department and the Douglas County Library," the event will provide free admission and free fun activities for children 12 and under. A full acre of the 100-acre HITS Tahoe show grounds will be devoted to Kids Day and the line-up of fun-and-games booths, live entertainment, and educational exhibits. More than 1,000 children and their parents are expected to attend.

Bruce Mulder of the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department and Linda Wilson of the Douglas County Library have lined up dozens of the most popular Kids Day festivities:

Arts & Crafts
Autograph Session with Grand Prix Riders
A Variety of Exhibits from Local Youth Clubs
Carnival Games
"CC" the Clown
DARE car with DARE officer
Face Painting
Fire Engine Squirt Hose Game
Fire House hosted by the Fire Department
Hay Ride
Hobby Horse Rides with Hurdles
Horse Grooming Demonstration
Library Materials Displays
Petting Zoo
Pony Rides
Raffles and Prizes
Super Jump

Resort Sports Network television crews will be on the grounds filming and Lloyd Higuera of KGVM radio will broadcast live for the entire three hours. Food and beverages will be available from the HITS on-site food service facility. Following the Kids Day festivities, children and their parents are invited to stay for the $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at 1pm. To cap off their day, the kids are invited to an Autograph Session with the Grand Prix riders in the Grand Prix ring following the victory lap.

HITS Tahoe is a four-week hunter/jumper horse show circuit that will be held for the second consecutive year in Minden, Nevada, 12 miles from Lake Tahoe. The horse show features approximately 300 competition classes each week from June 27 through July 22. More than $800,000 in total prize money will be awarded. The show grounds are open Wednesday through Sunday from 8:00am until 3:00pm. Competition is featured in six rings. On-site parking is free. No charge for admission Wednesday through Saturday, adults are $5 on Sunday--proceeds benefit local charities.


Week I June 27-July 1
Week II July 4-8
Week III July 11-15
Week IV July 18-22

$50,000 Cosequin® Grand Prix Sunday, July 11pm
$50,000 EMO Grand Prix Sunday, July 8 1pm
$50,000 Coldwell Banker ITILDO Grand Prix Sunday, July 15 1pm
$100,000 Rio Vista Grand Prix Sunday, July 22 1pm

Resort Sports Network's Kids Day presented Sunday, July 8 10am-1pm
by Douglas County Parks and Recreation
Department and Douglas County Library

Seniors Day presented by Douglas Sunday, July 22 10am-1pm
County Senior Services

DIRECTIONS: 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.

HITS TAHOE: 1901 N. Hwy. 395, Minden, Nevada, 89423. Phone during show dates: 775-783-8907.

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