South Hamilton, MA – July 28, 2006 – The 17th Annual Jumper Classic (JC) hosts a community event that offers an eclectic array of activities for riders and spectators alike. The competition, shopping, and unique catering create an ambience of both excitement and relaxation. Riders can take a break from the ring to peruse vendor stands that meet equestrian and non-equestrian needs. Weekend spectators can shop till they drop with the line-up of wonderful vendors that will be blanketing the show this year.
Herb Chambers’ Mercedes- Benz, New England’s largest automotive dealer, returns once again as one of the horse show’s principal sponsors. The elite car dealership will display some of the newest models of luxury vehicles around the show ring. The dealership has locations in both Somerville, MA, and Lynnfield, MA. For more information go to http://www.herbchambers.com
Another treat sure to please spectators will be The Hinckley Company yacht display. With its corporate office in Rhode Island, The Hinckley Company was founded in 1928 and is considered to be one of the premier and oldest 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 along the luxury line at the Jumper Classic is RV Sales of Broward. 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
The World, based in Miami, Florida will once again sponsor the Masters Division at the Jumper Classic and will be another featured vendor. The World, 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 to allow for in-depth exploration and shore excursions arranged by their tour office, the ship offers wonderful shops, restaurants, a library, theater, tennis, and spa managed by Clinique La Prairie. For those with a spirit of adventure, a taste for luxury and a desire to see the four corners of the earth, The World , holds a powerful attraction. For more information visit http://www.aboardtheworld.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.
Not far from any horse lover is his or her dog, which is why the Best Friends Bakery of Gloucester, MA, will be there to offer some tasty treats for pooches. Four Preppy Paws will display the latest in fashions so your dog can walk the show grounds in style. Dog Watch of the North Shore will display the latest in canine invisible fencing.
Horse products, equestrian wear, and unique gifts can be found at A Leg Up, which is best known for their custom chaps. Nutrena Feeds and NutriScience USA will bring you the cutting edge in horse nutrition and supplementation. Tack and grooming supplies can be found at Equestrian Store North, Fitch Farm Stable Supplies, and The Tack Shelter, Inc .The fine specialty saddlery of CWD Selliers France is sure to be a popular vendor throughout the week.
Equestrian art is always a main attraction at horse shows. This year is no exception, and an array of talented equestrian artists will display their work. The 2006 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic will also feature the artwork of this year’s official artist, Gretchen Almy. Additional artists who will be on display include White Pickets Studio, J.Whitney Gallery & Whitney Elegant Equestrian Designs and Equine Inspired Art by Lydia Taylor. Event Specialists, Inc will offer the finest in equestrian photography.
For the fashion oriented spectators, specialty boutiques such as The Mixed Bag, which offers preppy clothes and accessories that are chic additions to any wardrobe, The Snappy Gator, Maxx, Viola and Saltare Equestrian will also be on-site fashion boutiques. Don’t miss out on the infuse semi precious stones in an array of exciting pieces designed by Lindalynne. The Outback Store will deliver you the highest quality leather coats and hats straight from the outback.
Briar Hill Signworks will be selling their custom made signs. Country Squire Antiques, Inc., which sells antiques and specializes in English library furniture and equine related antiques will also be a must see. Boston Organ and Piano will be displaying some of their instruments and offer the occasional serenade.
Catering will be provided by David’s World Famous Caterers, and there will be food and beverage samples from Dunkin’ Donuts and Polar Beverages. Be sure to visit the booth of EuroStoves, the premier provider of kitchenware, appliances and culinary training to "make the home cook better." Spectators can taste some of their scrumptious meals and will be inspired to sign up for those cooking lessons sooner than they think. Élan Frozen Yogurt will be serving a selection of flavors to cool you off as you are taking in all the action.
After taking in all the horse show and shopping action, treat yourself to an afternoon at Bodiscience, a holistic Spa located in Beverly, MA. Anyone who is sore after browsing through all the unique boutiques and is in need of some instant gratification can stroll on over to the Exclusive Equestrian Services, Inc. and slip into a chair for a quick massage and some instant relaxation. You can even tempt yourself at the Budget Pool display where they will be showcasing their Jacuzzi Hot Tubs.
The Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic truly offers something for the entire family. Saturday, September 9th will be “Family Day,” sponsored by Northshore Magazine. It will include fun activities throughout the day such as potato sack races, face painting, a dunking contest, a cupcake decorating contest sponsored by EuroStoves, and much more, all while watching some of the best horses and riders compete for top honors.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this wonderful event, please call Melissa Lovasco at 978.283.7708. Limited space is still available.
For more information, please visit http://www.jumperclassic.com
and click on vendor shopping or call (978) 283-7708.
Fidelity Investments is one of the world's largest providers of financial services, with custodied assets of more than $2.6 trillion, including managed assets of $1.3 trillion as of May 31, 2006. Fidelity offers investment management, retirement planning, brokerage, and human resources and benefits outsourcing services to more than 22 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
Photo Credit: Der Dau display at the 2005 Fidelity Investments Jumper Classic. Photo By: Glenn Kulbako.
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