Saugerties, New York - HITS Shows Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2010 Prize Lists for both the HITS Saugerties Fall Series and the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix are now available. The Fall Series will include both HITS-on-the-Hudson VII, September 1-5, 2010, and HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII September 8-11, 2010 and will conclude with the $50,000 Pfizer Million Wild Card FEI World Cup Qualifier on Saturday, September 11, 2010. On Sunday, September 12, HITS will host the two legendary events that everyone has been waiting for: the Pfizer Million, followed by John Fogerty live in concert.
Commencing on September 1, Week VII will offer the final two Pfizer Million Grand Prix Qualifiers with a $25,000 Grand Prix on Friday, September 3, and a $50,000 Grand Prix on Sunday, September 5.
Week VIII will run from September 8-11and offer not only a full week of classes, but also the first FEI World Cup Qualifier to ever take place at HITS Saugerties. The $50,000 Pfizer Million Wild Card FEI World Cup Qualifier will take place Saturday, September 11, and will determine the final name to be added to the following day's Pfizer Million roster, assuming the winner is not already qualified. Additionally, Week VIII is set to present the $30,000 FEI Welcome Classic as well as the IJF 4-Year-Old Regional Finals.
Both Week VII and Week VIII will offer Marshall & Sterling Wild Cards for the upcoming 20th Annual Marshall & Sterling League Finals to be held in Saugerties, NY, September 16-19, 2010. Entries for the HITS Saugerties Fall Series close on August 11, 2010.
Upon the conclusion of the HITS Saugerties Fall Series, the legendary events that comprise September 12, 2010 will get underway. Following the presentation of HITS Saugerties Year End Circuit Awards, the Pfizer Million will open its gates to the first entry at 1:30PM, kicking off the most talked about event of the season. Unprecedented in nature, the Pfizer Million offers a purse the likes of which America has never seen: $1,000,000. The winner will carry home a life-altering check for $350,000, while the remainder of the top 20 finishers take home their respective share of this remarkable purse.
The excitement doesn't end there! Just over the berm, legendary Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter John Fogerty will begin to play a full set of his most impressive hits, including Proud Mary, Down On The Corner, Midnight Special, Centerfield, Fortunate Son, Who'll Stop The Rain, Rock and Roll Girls, Bad Moon Rising, Susie Q, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, and Up Around The Bend.
If there was ever a day of United States show jumping not to be missed - September 12, 2010 is it. Mark your calendars and make your plans, because tickets are selling fast for this once in a lifetime debut of a $1 Million purse in the United States of America. Entries for all riders qualified for the Pfizer Million, must be officially entered by 5:00PM on Sunday, September 6, 2010.
For more information on the HITS Saugerties Fall Series or the Pfizer Million please visit www.hitsshows.com
Tickets for the Pfizer Million are on sale now at Ticketmaster and the HITS Corporate Office. General admission tickets are $50 and include admission to both the Pfizer Million and the John Fogerty concert. VIP Tables are available for purchase, for more information, please contact Tony Hitchcock via Tony@hitsshows.com.
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Fall Prize List | Fall Schedule | Class Listing
In order to qualify for the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix, a rider must compete in eight or more HITS Grand Prix classes. The top 40 riders, based on money won by horse/rider combination, will be eligible to ride for the Pfizer Million. For more detailed information on the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix, please visit our website at HitsShows.com.
HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia. In 2010, HITS will take the industry to new heights when it hosts the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix in Saugerties on September 12.
For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit www.HitsShows.com.
Photo Credit: HITS Saugerties Fall Prize List Cover. Photo © HITS Shows.