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Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic Tickets Available for Purchase Online...

Enter to Win a Grand Prix Course Walk with Olympic Team Gold and Individual Silver Medalist Chris Kappler

South Hamilton, MA - May 31, 2006 – Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic is excited to announce today that online ticket sales will be available on June 1, 2006. To encourage spectators to purchase tickets online, The Jumper Classic has come up with an exciting incentive. All participants who purchase tickets online between June 1st and August 5th will be entered to win an opportunity to walk the grand prix course with Olympian Chris Kappler.

Kappler has competed at The Jumper Classic for several years and also trains several amateur riders who will be competing at the show. The winner from the ticket drawing will get an opportunity to hear Kappler’s approach to riding the course. The lucky winner will discuss first hand how the Richard Jeffery- designed course adapts to each horse and rider.

Chris Kappler is one of the most celebrated equestrian athletes in Show Jumping history, and the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic looks forward to his attendance at the competition every year. As one of the world’s top grand prix riders, Chris Kappler is always a crowd favorite during the $75,000 Fidelity Investments Grand Prix.

Kappler’s many notable achievements include a bye onto the 2004 Olympic Team. The trust paid off for the United States Show Jumping Team when Kappler helped his teammates Beezie Madden, McLain Ward, and Peter Wylde claim the first Team Gold Medal for the U.S. since 1984. Kappler also took home the Individual Silver Medal.

“The Jumper Classic was kind enough to give me a really nice trophy,” stated Kappler humbly. “They honored our US Show Jumping Team’s result in the Olympics and my performance for the team. The show is extremely supportive of our sport on all levels, and showing there is always a great experience. Offering a lucky winner a tour around the course is just a small way that I can give back to the people that have honored me so greatly.”

To buy tickets online and be entered in the drawing, please visit http://www.jumperclassic.com and buy your tickets today!

About Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with custodied assets of $2.6 trillion, including managed assets of $1.3 trillion as of April 30, 2006. Fidelity offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to more than 20 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, one of the largest mutual fund supermarkets and a leading online brokerage firm. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit http://www.Fidelity.com.

2006 FIDELITY INVESTMENTS JUMPER CLASSIC FAST FACTS

Event: Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic - September 6-10, 2006

What: Now in its seventeenth 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 on Sunday, September, 10th.

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

Highlights:

$75,000 Fidelity Investments AGA Grand Prix, Sunday, September 10th

$7,500 Welcome Stake, Friday, September 8th

$7,500 Mohegan Sun Speed Stake, Sunday, September 10th

$4,500 Masters Division Sponsored by The World, held on Thursday, September 7- Saturday, September 9th

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 Party will be sponsored by Boston Common Magazine with over five hundred attendees expected.

An added feature for 2006 will be “Family Day” on September 9th. It will host a number of events sure to entertain kids of all ages. Children will be able to get their faces painted, visit with the Polar Beverage Bear and receive free a free Polar beverages, what the famous clown demonstrate some of his juggling, enjoy free pony rides, and enter in a cupcake decorating contest sponsored by EuroStoves, all while watching some of the country’s top horses and riders compete. Children under 13 will be free on this day, all other children will be $15.

Several Charity Luncheons are scheduled for Saturday, September 9th. Money raised will benefit Lovelane Farm Therapeutic Riding Center based in Lincoln, MA, and The Children’s Equitation Center, based in Ashfield, MA. A link with information on these charities and to purchase tickets is at http://www.jumperclassic.com.

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.

NEW Grandstand Seating:

Saturday and Sunday: $10.00 extra per seat for adults and $5.00 for children. Tickets may only be purchased online will not be available to purchase during the event.

VIP Seating:

Champagne Brunch is served on Sunday during the Grand Prix. Price includes open bar, ringside seating, and VIP Parking pass.

Individual VIP Tickets for the week: $150.00 per person if bought online before August 5th. Each ticket holder is entered to win a Grand Prix Course Walk with Olympic Gold Medalist Chris Kappler.

VIP Tables (seats 10): $1,450.00 includes listing in program book if purchased by August 5, 2006!

Parking:

Free during the week.

$5.00 on Saturday and Sunday

Directions:

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

Website: http://www.jumperclassic.com

Shopping:

Vendors offering equestrian equipment, food, boutique apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings will be located adjacent to the Grand Prix ring. Vendors may call (978) 283-7708 for more information and to reserve space.

Hotels:

·Lakeview Motor Lodge

978.922.7535 or

800.922.7535

http://www.lakeviewmotorlogde.com

ronbrenda@comcast.net

·Day's Inn

978.777.1030

http://www.daysinn.com

Room rate $59- $89 for show

·Sheraton Ferncroft Resort

978.777.2500

http://www.sheratonferncroft.com

Rooms held for Jumper Classic $79

Rooms for you and your Pet

·Wingaersheek Inn & Motel

978.281.0100

800.858.3710

http://www.wingaersheekmotel.com

žThe Manor Inn

978.283.0614

http://www.themanorinnoflgloucester.com

žTown Hill B&B

978.356.8000

800.457.7799

http://www.townhill.com

·The Whittier Motel

978.356.5205

http://www.whittiermotel.com

whittiermotel@aol.com

·Country Garden Inn & Motel

978.948.7773 or

800.287.7773

reserve@countrygardenmotel.com

·Royal Sonesta

617.806.4200

http://www.royalsonesta.com

Management:

Margaret Lynch, Show Manager

Melissa Lovasco, President of the Jumper Classic

Jeffery Papows, Chairman of the Board

Course Designer, Richard Jeffery

Phone: 978.283.7708

892 Washington Street

Gloucester MA 01930

Email: info@jumperclassic.com

Website: http://www.jumperclassic.com

Media Contact:

Phelps Media Group, Inc.

13833 Wellington Trace

Unit E-4 #221

Wellington, Florida 33414

Phone: 561.753.3389

Fax: 561.753.3386

pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com

http://www.phelpsmediagroup.com

Title Sponsor:

Fidelity Investmentsâ

82 Devonshire Street

Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 1.800.Fidelity

http://www.fidelity.com

 

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