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Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic Introduces 2006 Sponsors

South Hamilton, MA – August 17, 2006 – The Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic is recognized as one of the premier equestrian events of the year and takes place September 6 – 10 in South Hamilton, MA, on the Coldwell Banker Previews Field. The week’s competition culminates with six- time Title Sponsor, Fidelity Investments $75,000 AGA Grand Prix on Sunday, September 10th.

“We are excited to have Fidelity Investments as the Title Sponsor on board with us again for this marquis event,” said Melissa Lovasco, President of The Jumper Classic. “Fidelity Investments has been so supportive year after year, and our relationship with them has helped make this an unprecedented event. Because of this, our sponsorship continues to grow and remain consistent with our mission. Our mission is to produce an elite horse show that offers something for everyone, involving not just horse enthusiasts, but the community as well. I can’t thank all the sponsors enough for bringing that mission to reality,” she added.

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. 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 number one 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.

“ The quality of the corporations involved with this, “the world's most beautiful sport”, and New England's premier AGA Grand Prix event, parallels the development of what has become one of the most important stops on the annual show jumping circuit,” said Sue Chavez, VP of marketing for The Jumper Classic. “We applaud the caliber of the corporations in partnership with the Jumper Classic, and on September 6-10 athletes from around the country will aspire to honor them with the highest caliber of sportsmanship and competition,” she added.

The Jumper Classic will welcome Mohegan Sun as the new sponsor of the $7,500 Mohegan Sun Speed Stake which will take place prior to the Grand Prix on Sunday, September 10, 2006. Mohegan Sun was created in 1996 by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut and is a casino destination that offers some of New England's finest dining, hotel accommodations, retail shopping, live entertainment, and sporting events. For more information about Mohegan Sun, please visit http://www.mohegansun.com.

OneSky Jet Network will return to host the Opening Day Ceremonies at The Jumper Classic. OneSky Jet Network unites the country’s best aircraft charter operators into a national network that gives travelers the tools they need to charter private jets easily. Also instrumental in the Opening Day Ceremonies will be Boston Organ and Piano http://www.bostonorganandpiano.com headquartered in Natick, MA.

Herb Chambers’ Mercedes- Benz, New England’s largest automotive dealer, returns once again as one of the Jumper Classic’s principal sponsors. This elite car dealership will display some of the newest models of luxury vehicles around the show ring for all to see. The dealership has locations in both Somerville, MA, and Lynnfield, MA. For more information, go to http://www.herbchambers.com.

All the action takes place on the Coldwell Banker Previews Grand Prix Field. Coldwell Banker Previews is a returning sponsor headquartered in Waltham, MA. They are dedicated to luxury in real estate throughout the world. Visit their website at http://www.coldwellbankerpreviews.com to view the most prestigious properties imaginable.

Another returning sponsor this year will be The Hinckley Company, which was founded in 1928 and is considered to be one of the premier yacht builders in the United States. The company's magnificent Sou'wester sailboats are innovative Talaria jet boats that range in length from 29 to 70 feet and are each hand-built to order. This year, The Hinckley Company will showcase their Hinckley T29R at the show. If you are interested in more information on The Hinckley Company, go to http://www.thehinckleycompany.com.

Another sponsor in the luxury category at The Jumper Classic is RV Sales of Broward. They are the official sponsor of the rider’s tent. RV Sales of Broward is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has been catering to the equestrian market since 1986. They will proudly display one of their recreational vehicles for spectators to walk through during the show’s event. CEO Gigi Stetler is an avid competitor herself, and she counts many Jumper Classic competitors and top riders on the show circuit as her clientele. RV Sales of Broward prides itself on providing the best accommodations for comfort and convenience on the road at the most competitive prices. For more information on packages and pricing, visit http://www.rvsalesofbroward.com.

Doyon’s Modern Home Superstore will provide the Rider’s Tent with one of the newest high definition televisions so the riders can view all the action on the field, and Polar Beverages will sponsor the tent with cold drinks. In addition, Dunkin Donuts will be the Official Coffee of The Jumper Classic in 2006.

EquiFit, Inc. will proudly sponsor the warm-up rings at the show. EquiFit, Inc. is dedicated to helping riders improve and become more competitive. To accomplish this, EquiFit, Inc. offers an extensive range of products including: the revolutionary T-Boot Series™ horse boots, T-Sport Wraps™, T-Form saddle pads, and the industry’s only riding posture correction garment, ShouldersBack™. For more information on EquiFit, Inc. products, please visit http://www.equifit.net or call 1-877-4-EQUIFIT.

The World will once again sponsor the Masters Division at The Jumper Classic and will also be a featured vendor. The World, based in Miami, Florida, is the only private residential community at sea offering residents and guests a lifestyle of adventure and discriminating luxury. This exquisite ship offers you the choice of owning a vacation home or renting a private residence. In addition to extended port stays that allow passengers in-depth exploration and shore excursions arranged by their tour office, the ship offers wonderful shops, restaurants, a library, theater, tennis, and a spa managed by Clinique La Prairie. For more information, visit http://www.aboardtheworld.com.

The Official Website of the Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic will be PhelpsSports.com, an equestrian website with up to the minute news, photographs, videos, audio interviews, and the writing of the world’s best equestrian journalists. Look for special coverage of the 2006 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic. This brand-new, dynamic and exciting equestrian news website will launch during the World Equestrian Games in August. Sign up now for special early registration discounts on both annual and lifetime memberships at http://www.phelpssports.com.

The specialty store Der Dau is another proud sponsor of the Jumper Classic. Der Dau designs custom-made boots and shoes to fit your taste and feet. Der Dau’s selection of field boots, half-chaps, paddock boots, and every day shoes offer the very best in leather footwear and gear. More information on Der Dau can be obtained by visiting their website at http://www.derdau.com. The Official Saddle of the competition will be CWD Saddler, which designs custom saddles and boots. More information is available at http://www.cwdsellier.com. The Tack Shop and The Equestrian Shop of North Andover, MA are two of the official tack shops that support The Jumper Classic. Dover Saddlery returns to the show once again as the sponsor of the scoreboard. Best In Show, who designs some of the best equine blankets in the industry, also joins this wonderful line up of sponsors. Best In Show will sponsor the Low Junior/ Amateur-Owner Jumper Class.

Other class sponsors include Equine Insurance Services (EIS), who will sponsor the new Futures Class on Saturday. Sidelines Magazine, an equestrian magazine based out of Wellington, FL and SUCCEED™, the leader in equine digestive health products and programs, are sponsors of the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers William A. Berry and Son will sponsor the new Young Rider Division. A few other newcomers to this year’s event are Mazonson, the Official Insurance Agency, and AIG Private Client Group, Official Insurance Company.

Media sponsors for this year’s show include Comcast CN8, NECN, NorthShore Magazine, Boston Common Magazine and NorthShore 104.9 radio. NorthShore 104.9 will be airing live on the radio during the week. NorthShore Magazine will host Family Day that will be held on Saturday, September 9, and will offer events for the entire community. EuroStoves will host the press conference for all media outlets to interview the competitors and organizers of The 2006 Jumper Classic on Wednesday September, 6, 2006 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m at their store located in Beverly, MA and serve gourmet hors d ‘oeuvres and wine. For more information, please contact the Phelps Media Group office at 561-753-3389.

Watch for The Jumper Classic’s Official Traveling Billboard with all the event details provided by Guerrilla Billboards, or the Clear Channel Outdoor billboards on route 1.

Transportation and accommodations for the 2006 event are provided by Lufthansa, the Jumper Classic’s Official Airline. BostonCoach.com is the Official Ground Transportation, and the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston is the Official Hotel. Sovereign Bank is the official bank for all your banking needs.

The week of competition begins with the VIP Kick Off Party sponsored by Boston Common Magazine. This welcome party will take place on Thursday, September 7, and will be graciously hosted at Misselwood, Endicott College’s breathtaking new venue that overlooks the ocean in Beverly, MA.

The 2006 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic is slated to be the best year yet, as the show continues to attract the top riders in the world and continues to be an exclusive and exciting venue. The continued support by the highest quality corporate sponsors and show management team guarantee a world class event.

For tickets and more information please visit http://www.jumperclassic.com.

Photo Credit: Peggy Lynch, Horse show manager. President of The World, James St. John, and President of the Jumper Classic Melissa Lovasco. Photo ©: Glenn Kulbako.


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