Seniors Admitted Free to Horse Show and Seniors Day Activities at HITS Tahoe, Sunday, July 22

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MINDEN, NEVADA (July 17 2001)-HITS Tahoe Horse Show Circuit is introducing a new event for spectators this year-Seniors Day presented by Douglas County Senior Services and the Douglas County Library. On Sunday, July 22, seniors will be admitted free to the show grounds and free bus service to and from the event will be supplied by the Douglas County Seniors Center. A full acre of the 100-acre HITS Tahoe horse show grounds will be set up for free entertainment, cultural exhibits, and educational displays for seniors. 

Event organizer Warren Bottino of the Douglas County Senior Services, along with the Douglas County Library staff and HITS, has prepared a grand finale to the final day of the horse show circuit, kicking off Seniors Day with a 5K Fun Walk & Run starting at 9am and a Horse Shoe Contest starting at 10am. All ages are invited to participate in the HITS Tahoe Seniors Day 5K Fun Walk & Run, a benefit for the Northern Nevada Home School Cross Country Team. Participants in the Fun Walk & Run will start and finish at the HITS Tahoe horse show grounds. Prizes will be awarded in all age divisions from youngsters to seniors, and everyone will receive a HITS Tahoe 5K Fun Walk & Run T-shirt. Pre-registration is encouraged-call 775-783-6455 for details 

From 10am to 1pm, seniors will be treated to hayrides, buggy rides, follies entertainment, barbershop quartet music, health booths, and a free root beer float. Seniors Day will feature a "Turn of the Century" theme with staff members from the county working at the event dressed in "Music Man" style outfits-straw hats, white shirts, and black garters. Seniors attending the event are also invited to dress in 1900s style costumes. A Parasol Contest will be featured and prizes will be awarded in four categories: Funniest, Most Original, Vintage Style, and Most Macho. 

Following the Seniors Day festivities, everyone is invited to stay for the biggest purse competition of the HITS Tahoe horse show circuit-the $100,000 Rio Vista Grand Prix starting at 1pm. HITS management expects an international roster of over 20 riders to compete. Winners of Seniors Day contests will have the opportunity to be a part of the awards ceremonies at the conclusion of the $100,000 Rio Vista Grand Prix. 


8:00am-9:00am Late Registration for 5K Fun Walk & Run. 

For pre-registration information, call 775-783-6455. 

9:00am-10:00am 5K Fun Walk & Run and Registration for Horse Shoe Contest

10:00am Horse Shoe Contest &Gil Grahams Barbershop Quartet 

10:30am Performances by Young Chautauqua Historical Club 

11:15am Weekenders Senior Fashion Show 

11:45am Parasol Contest Winners 

12:00pm-1:00pm Senior Follies Vaudeville Show 

1:00pm-3:00pm $100,000 Rio Vista Grand Prix (Limited Reserved Shaded Seating for seniors) 

Features throughout Seniors Day: 

FREE Root Beer Float 

Sociable Health Booths 

Hay Rides 

Art Exhibit 

Model T Cars 

DART Community Transportation Information


9:00am Park and Rides from the Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville

9:00am Topaz Ranch Estates Shuttle 

1:00pm First return departure to Senior Center 2:00pm Second return departure to Senior Center 

3:00pm Last return departure to Senior Center 

To arrange Senior Transportation, call 775-783-6456