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Boutique Garden Draws Savvy Shoppers at the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show

DARIEN, CT – June 4, 2002 – When the 73rd annual Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show opens Wednesday, June 12 at the Ox Ridge Hunt Club in Darien CT, smart shoppers head for the Boutique Garden.

The Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show offers some of the finest shopping at more than 60 boutiques, featuring gifts for home and horse, young and young-at-heart, art-lovers and animal-lovers and more!

Jewelry lovers at Ox Ridge will enjoy shopping at The Amber Rose, with its Baltic amber, gemstone & sterling items; at Catherine Canino for sterling and 14K gold designer jewelry; at The Silver Web boutique for custom jewelry in gold and silver; and at Great Horse Designs for fine equestrian jewelry.

Equus Entries features 14K, 18K, and sterling silver equestrian jewelry, as well hand-painted furniture, giftware and antiques. Furniture, home furnishings and accessories, gift ware and antiques can also be found at the boutiques of Air Chair Co.; Anita Designs; April 56; Catch All; Cynthia Alexander; Briar Hill Signs; The Designer’s Workroom; Flying Colors: Galloping Grape; Heather Shea; House of Needlepoint; Krazy Ceramics & Gifts; Sporting Antiques; and Paint Your Wagon.

Clothing and personal accessories for children and adults are the attractions at many of the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show boutiques. Body Colors, Chou Chou II, Cowgirl in the Sand, David Gregory, Halabaloo, Indo-Chic, Laszlo Accessories, Little Follies, Ostilly Collections, and Wild Horses, Ltd. offer a wide array of items of many styles.

Leather products are featured at Beverly’s Leather Imports, Chaps and Fringes, and Der-Dau Boots, as well as at many of the equestrian specialty boutiques.

Equestrian products, services and gifts can be found at Beval Ltd., C. L. Adams, CM Hadfields Saddlery, Inc., Equine Comfort LLC, Equine Impressions, and O’Halloran Co.

Artwork and photography are the main attractions at the boutiques of Linda Tenukas, Martha Roeder, Petography, Ponce Studios, and Reflections of Killington, the official photographer of the 2002 Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show.

To learn more about the fine services available, Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show visitors will want to stop by the booths of the Center for Hope, Inc., the beneficiary of the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, as well as C & P Enterprises Ltd. which offers magnetic massage therapy. Pegasus offers therapeutic riding, Vespa of Ridgefield features the acclaimed Vespa motor scooters, and Respond System can show the Respond laser systems, bio-pulse, and magnetic field therapy systems.

For refreshments, stop by Burgess & Clark for beverages and fruit smoothies, The Harold’s Original Kettle Korn, Mr. Softee, or David’s World Famous, the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show Caterer.

Kool 96.7, the official radio sponsor of the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, offers great times, great radio.

When visitors take a break from shopping in the Boutique Garden, they’ll see why the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show is one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious competitions, drawing more than 1500 horses from around the country. Horses and riders compete over classically beautiful hunter courses and technically challenging jumper courses on the park-like facility at the Ox Ridge Hunt Club.

The highlight of the Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show, the $35,000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix on Father’s Day, June 16, features many of the nation’s top horses and riders including many Olympic veterans. Two-time Olympian Leslie Howard of Westport, CT, is expected to be in the line-up of participants. Howard, who won the 2000 Ox Ridge Grand Prix, recently tied for fourth place with 2001 Ox Ridge Grand Prix winner, McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, in the Show Jumping World Cup Final in Leipzig, Germany. In 2001, Ward rode his mount Xtatic to the win and placed 8th with another of his horses, Farrah, in the Ox Ridge Grand Prix.

Sponsors of the 2002 Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show include Beval LTD, Brooks Community Newspapers, C. L. Adams, Der Dau, Great Horse Designs, House of Needlepoint, Indo-Chic Imports, KOOL 96.7 fm, Lucky Lawn, Inc., Pharmacia Animal Health, Reuters, Scudder Private Investment Counsel and Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

Admission from June 12-15 is $5.00 per car. Admission on Grand Prix Sunday, June 16, is $8.00 per adult and $5.00 for Senior Citizens and children over 5 years old. For additional information, please call the Horse Show office at (203) 656-1745.



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