Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show to Feature Texas High Performance Series

The Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show is pleased to announce that its weeklong hunter/jumper event will be part of the Texas High Performance Series. The series lasts for three weeks and is paired with the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show which will take place March 23-April 3, 2011, followed by the Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show April 5-10, 2011. The Texas High Performance Series more than half a million dollars in prize money for hunters and jumpers, and all three weeks of competition will be taking place at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in beautiful Katy, Texas.

The Texas High Performance Series includes new prize money for jumpers in 2011: a $15,000 Jumper Rider Bonus- $5,000 goes to the Leading Open Jumper Rider, $5,000 to the Leading Low Jr./AO Jumper Rider, and $5,000 to the Leading High Jr./AO Jumper Rider.

For hunter riders in 2011, there will be a $20,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby joins the roster, with fences from 3′ 0″ to 3′ 3″. These competitions are structured in the format that the USHJA commission said would be ideal so that higher fences equal higher prize money with the addition of the 4′ High Performance Hunters and the 3’6″ to 3’9″and 3’3″ Performance Hunters.

This year’s event also includes the Carole and Jim Looke Family Fund $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, which adds up to a total of $190,000 in hunter prize money at Spring Gathering, and $120,000 at Pin Oak. Compete for your share of the prizes offered by the Texas High Performance Series. Send your entries in today!

The Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and is looking forward to a very successful event in 2011. For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact Peter Pletcher at (713) 822-4617. For more information about the Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show please visit www.britanniafarm.com or for a copy of the 2011 prize list contact Pauline Cook at (281) 924-6579.

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Photo Credit: The Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show will be part of the Texas High Performance Series. Photo Courtesy of the Client. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

SPRING GATHERING CHARITY HORSE SHOW FAST FACTS

EVENT: Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show

WHAT: An “AA” rated hunter and four-star jumper horse show produced by P.J.C.P Horse Shows and benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

WHERE: Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX, located just 40 minutes from Houston, TX.

WHEN: April 5-10, 2011

FEATURES:

. Over $250,000 in total prize money and over $150,000 in Hunter Prize Money

. Carole and Jim Looke Family Fund $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

. $25,000 Grand Prix

. $25,000 Pre-Green Classic

. $20,000 National Hunter Derby

. $5,000 Junior Hunter Classic

. $5,000 Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic

BENEFCIARY:

The Spring Gathering Charity Horse show benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which works diligently to find a cure for diabetes through the support of research. JDRF is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for Type 1 Diabetes research. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with Type 1 Diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times each day or use a pump – each and every day of their lives. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with Type 1 Diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including more than $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.

HOURS: Wednesday through Sunday, from 7:30 a.m. to around 5 p.m.

ADMISSION: Complimentary during every day of showing

PARKING: On-site – There are also 50 amp & 30 amp Camper Hookups located directly on the showgrounds.

DIRECTIONS:

From Houston, take I-10 West and exit Mason Road, Exit 745. Go left (south) for three miles and the Center is on the left.

From San Antonio, take I-10 East and exit Mason Road, Exit 745. Go right (South) for three miles and the Center in on the left.

From Dallas take I-45 South and exit Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Toll Road) south to I-10. Take I-10 West to Mason Road, Exit 745. Go left (south) on Mason for three miles and the Center is located on the left.

From the Rosenberg-Richmond area and points south, take the Grand Parkway (Hwy 99) north. Exit Cinco Ranch Boulevard to Mason Road and go a left (north). The Center is located approximately 100 yards on the right.

HOTELS:

La Quinta Inn  & Suites Houston West Park 10, 15225 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77094, Phone: 1-281-646-9200

Crowne Plaza Houston, West Energy Corridor 14703 Park Road Houston. TX. 77079 Phone: 281-558-5580

Red Roof Inn Houston West  15701 Park Ten Place, Houston, TX. 77084 Phone: 281-579-7200

Towne Place Suites 15155 Katy Freeway Houston, TX. 77094 Phone: 281-646-0058

Super 8 22157 Katy Fwy, I-10 West Exit 743, Katy, TX, 77450 866-539-0036

Comfort Inn 22025 I-10 and Mason Road Katy, TX, US, 77450 Phone: (281) 392-8700

Hampton Inn 22055 Katy FreewayKaty, Texas, USA, 77450 1-281-392-1000

Motel 6 I-10 & Mason Rd, 22105 Katy FreewayKaty, TX 77450 (281) 395-4866

SPRING GATHERING CONTACT:

Pauline Cook 2501 South Mason Rd. KATY, TX 77450 Contact Tel: (281) 579-1272 Email: cookie143@hughes.net

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phelps Media Group, Inc.

12230 Forest Hill Boulevard

Suite 214

Wellington, FL 33414

561-753-3389 (phone)

561-753-3386 (fax)

pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com

www.phelpsmediagroup.com

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