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Cars wanted! HITS-on-the-Hudson Classic Car Showcase to benefit Family of Woodstock on Saturday, July 26

SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (June 24, 2008)--Limited spaces are still available for the first-ever HITS-on-the-Hudson Classic Car Showcase at the HITS equestrian facility in Saugerties, New York

The HITS-on-the-Hudson Classic Car Showcase will be held from 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday, July 26 and will coincide with the world-class show jumping action that will be going on in as many as 10 competition rings. Prizes will be awarded to the top cars based on votes from the crowd. The most popular car will take home the HITS Horse Power Trophy, which will be awarded prior to the $50,000 Strongid® C 2X Grand Prix on Sunday, July 27.

All of the cars will be placed on the grass that surrounds the show rings throughout the facility and there will be ample dust control throughout the day. Further, participants can visit an on-site car detailer the morning of the horse show to give their car an extra shine.

There will be a $10 registration fee, which will go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc. All participating cars must be registered by Monday, July 21. Car enthusiast are encouraged to register as soon as possible. All hot rods, classics and antiques are encouraged to participate. To register a car, please call HITS' Director of Special Events Chris Mayone at 845.246.8833 or e-mail Chris@HitsShows.com.

Show jumping at HITS Saugerties runs Wednesday through Sunday from 8 am to approximately 5 pm during a horse show week. On Thursdays some of the top Grand Prix riders will look to earn the lion's share of prize money during the $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix and on Sunday afternoons the stakes are higher as riders and horses vie for up to $50,000 in prize money.

Admission for adults during the week is free and is just $5 on weekends. Children are always admitted free. Once again, all of the proceeds from the gate go directly to Family of Woodstock, Inc. so visitors can feel good that their participation in the horse show is helping a great organization that serves the surrounding community.

The HITS equestrian facility is nestled at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, just one mile outside the village of Saugerties. The facility offers an on-site food service pavilion, an ice cream parlor featuring an assortment of frozen delights and Starbucks® coffee. The HITS Bar and Grill serves up pizza and cold beer in a spacious air-conditioned lounge. Spectators can grab some lunch and find a grassy spot on the berms while watching some of the world's best show jumping with the entire family right here in the Hudson Valley.

Those interested in the behind the scenes of show jumping can watch the horse show farrier put new shoes on a horse and even tour the stables to see some of the horses and riders up close. And for those who love to shop, HITS does not disappoint. The HITS Saugerties Mall features clothing, tack, fine jewelry, custom footwear, art and photography, and custom HITS souvenirs. For more information on any of the HITS Horse Shows or special events, please call 845.246.8833 or visit http://www.HitsShows.com .

HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since that time, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter/jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia.

For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit http://www.HitsShows.com.

PHOTO: ©2007 DDK Photography; The HITS-on-the-Hudson Classic Car Showcase to benefit Family of Woodstock will take place on Saturday, July 26 at HITS-on-the-Hudson


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