Top Jumper Riders to Compete at Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show

As the Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show quickly approaches, riders are gearing up for this top-notch event, which will feature the best hunter and jumper riders in the country. The show features over $250,000 in total prize money, as riders will compete for top prizes April 5-10, 2011 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in beautiful Katy, Texas. This unique event draws the top competition from around the country and benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

One of this year’s highlight events will be the $25,000 Spring Gathering Grand Prix on Sunday, April 10, starting at 2:00 p.m. Other exciting jumper events will include the $10,000 1.45m Spring Gathering Welcome Stake, the $10,000 1.40m Spring Gather Jumper Classic, and the $10,000 1.35m Open Jumper Speed Stake.

Top rider Tracy Fenney has won numerous grand prix classes at the nation’s most prestigious competitions, and will be showing at the Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show. This year, she plans to show her top mounts MTM Timon and MTM Centano in the $25,000 Spring Gathering Grand Prix.

“We have ten horse shows in Texas that are very high quality with good management and good prize money. Spring Gathering is one of them,” noted Fenney. “There are top course designers and riders travel from all over to show at this event. It is fun to have people come to our area rather than us to travel a long distance. It’s also nice to know that there are horse shows that give back to a charity.”

Fenney’s partner Mike McCormick added, “This is one of the best horse shows we go to each year. The facility is super, it’s all outdoors but it’s covered and it has fantastic new footing. The competition is very good and people come from all over, it’s a great experience. Everything benefits the JDRF, which is very special.”

The Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show is a weeklong hunter/jumper event, and other highlights will include the Carole and Jim Looke Family Fund $50,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, the$20,000 National Hunter Classic, and the $25,000 Pre Green Classic.

The Spring Gathering Charity Horse Show 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.

Photo Credit: Tracy Fenney will be competing in the 2011 $25,000 Spring Gathering Grand Prix. 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 Freeway Katy, Texas, USA, 77450 1-281-392-1000

Motel 6 I-10 & Mason Rd 22105 Katy Freeway Katy, 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

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