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2007 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic Fast Facts Update

Event:

Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic - September 5-9, 2007

What:

Now in its eighteenth year, The Jumper Classic is the only AGA sanctioned Grand Prix to take place in New England. The show caters exclusively to jumper riders offering a chance to compete for over $200,000 prize money culminating with the $75,000 Fidelity Investments AGA Grand Prix and the $10,000 Mohegan Sun Speed Stake on Sunday, September, 9th.

Where:

Coldwell Banker Previews Grand Prix Field in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Highlights:

$75,000 Fidelity Investments AGA Grand Prix, Sunday, September 9th

$10,000 Welcome Stake, Friday, September 7th

$10,000 Mohegan Sun Speed Stake, Sunday, September 9th

$5,000 Masters Division Sponsored by The World, held on

Thursday, September 6- Saturday, September 8th

General Information:

The Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic has become the premier equestrian and social event on the North Shore of Boston. It hosts some of the most successful equestrians in the world, including past Olympians. Riders with high hopes for the future have the opportunity to compete in the many amateur divisions offered throughout the week. The Masters Division makes The Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic a destination show for riders of all ages, from all over the country. The social scene is always a favorite at this unique venue. This year the featured VIP Kick-Off Party is sponsored by Boston Common Magazine at Misselwood, Endicott College's ocean-side venue with over five hundred attendees expected.

This year "Ultimate Resort Family Day" will be on September 8th. Come and meet Ms. Massachusetts and Ms. Teen Massachusetts, they will be taking picture with the kids and signing autographs. On Saturday, September 8th, 2007, Ultimate Resort Family Day activities begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Jumper Classic. The lineup of family activities includes the ever-popular event for children, face painting by Gin C Productions. New this year, the experienced staff of The Fun Factor will be orchestrating family fun, including wacky relay races geared for all ages and abilities, and Tom Sawyer's White Washed Fence, a picket fence canvas for the artists in the family.

Everyone will want to participate in the all-out cookie decorating contest held by the gourmet cooking store, EuroStoves of Beverly. Elan frozen yogurt will be giving away a "healthier-for-you" indulgence for all to enjoy, and the Polar Bear from Polar Beverage will make a frosty appearance along with a new sugar-free soda.

But in addition to watching the show, spectators can hop aboard a wagon fora hayride. Draft horses will pull passengers in a hay wagon around the show grounds, guided by expert driver, Scott Colby of Foxmere Farm in Amesbury.

On hand to answer questions and let everyone get a closer look at riding equipment and clothing, equestrians will participate in a parade and fashion show with horses. They will demonstrate tack and wardrobe for different equestrian disciplines, including fox hunting, dressage, polo, thoroughbred racing, saddle seat, carriage driving, and western riding. Family day will also host a number of events sure to entertain children of all ages.

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Charity Luncheons: Saturday, September 8th

Lovelane Luncheon and Hat Contest: A benefit champagne luncheon for Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program will be held in a ringside tent for children and adults. For a second year in a row all female guests are encouraged to express themselves with fun and creative hats at the luncheon, the ladies' hat contest is a horse show tradition. For information and tickets, contact Lovelane at JCLunch@Lovelane.org or call 781.259.1177 ext. 22. Founded in 1988 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1992, Lovelane offers personalized horseback riding therapy to children and young adults who have physical, mental, social, emotional or learning disabled conditions. To learn more, visit their website at http://www.lovelane.org.

City to Saddle Luncheon: A benefit luncheon will support City to Saddle, a program that enables underprivileged, inner city children to enjoy the benefits of horseback riding, and encourages them to exercise patience and compassion, while building confidence and trust in horses and other people. City to Saddle was the inspiration of two riders who had both witnessed - and personally enjoyed - the many benefits derived from the unique and powerful relationship between human and horse. The program has been graciously hosted by Dana Hall School Riding Center Summer Horsemanship Program in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and at several private equestrian facilities during the summer months. To learn more, visit their website at http://www.citytosaddle.org

A link with information on these charities and to purchase tickets is at http://www.jumperclassic.com.

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Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

General Admission:

Free to the public Wednesday through Friday

Saturday: $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for children over 13 and children under 13 are free.

Sunday: $25.00 for adults and $15.00 for children under 6 are free.

Embraer Executive Jets Grandstand Seating:

Sit comfortably and get the best views of all the action on the Coldwell Banker Previews Field. Reserve your seats now for the Tented, Aluminum Grandstands. Limited Seating, only 500 seats available!

Saturday: $25.00 for adult $20.00 per child over 13, under 13 are free Sunday: $35.00 per adult and $20 per child, under 6 are free. Tickets are Limited and may only be purchased online and will not be available to purchase during the event.

Pol Roger Champagne Luncheon:

A Champagne Lunch is served on Sunday during the Mohegan Sun Speed Stake and Fidelity Investments AGA Grand Prix. Price includes four course lunch, open bar, ringside seating, program book and complimentary VIP parking.

Individual VIP Tickets for the week: $160.00

VIP Tables (seats 10): $1,550.00

Corporate Tables:

The Corporate Table gives you a great experience for you and Ten of guests. Your package will include Tickets to the VIP Kick-Off Party held at Misselwood at Endicott College at a beautiful ocean front estate, on Thursday, September 6th, Front row ringside seating for you and your guests, four course champagne luncheon, open bar, complimentary VIP parking, Jumper Classic gift bags, your Company name will be displayed on the table at the events, your Company name will be listed as a "Corporate Sponsor" on the invitations that are sent out to the VIP guests and it will be listed in the program book, and your Company banner will be displayed at the event during the week long event.

Corporate Table: $2,500

Corporate Sponsorships and Advertising:

There are many levels of Corporate sponsorship available. For more information please call 978.283.7708.

Parking:

Free during the week.

$5.00 Saturday and Sunday

Directions:

Coldwell Banker Previews Grand Prix Field is located adjacent to the Myopia Hunt Club on Route 1A in Hamilton, Massachusetts. It is accessible via I95 and Route 128.

Website: http://www.jumperclassic.com

Exhibits and Boutique Shopping:

>From tee-shirts to riding apparel, equestrian jewelry, antiques for the riding life, and the latest in fun fashions, the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic offers unique shopping opportunities as well as informational opportunities. As part of the exhibits, the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) will be on hand with information about opportunities for pet adoptions, their unique services and fundraising events, and MSPCA clothing and other items for sale.

To learn more about the schedule of events for the 2007 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic, visit http://www.jumperclassic.com or call 978.283.7708.

Management:

Jeffery Papows, Chairman of the Board

Melissa Lovasco, President & CEO

Susan Chavez, Vice President of Marketing

Richard Jeffery, Course Designer

Margaret Lynch, Show Manager

Jumper Classic Mailing Address:

892 Washington Street

Gloucester MA 01930

Phone: 978.283.7708

Email: info@jumperclassic.com

Website: http://www.jumperclassic.com

Media Contact:

Anne Wargo, Director of Public Relations publicrelations@jumperclassic.com

or at 508.246.4828.

Title Sponsor:

Fidelity Investments

82 Devonshire Street

Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 1.800.Fidelity

http://www.fidelity.com

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About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services, with custodied assets of $3.0 trillion, including managed assets of $1.4 trillion as of March 31, 2007. Fidelity offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to more than 23 million individuals and institutions as well as through 5,500 financial intermediary firms. The firm is the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans, the largest mutual fund supermarket and a leading online brokerage firm. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit http://www.Fidelity.com.

Photo Credit: KulbakoPhoto.com

 

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