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Fieldstone Show Park Extends Special Thanks to GGT Footing™ and Elite Sponsors For Their Generosity for the Fieldstone Summer Showcase

Written by: Kendall Bierer
Client: Morrissey Management Group (MMG) http://www.stadiumjumping.com/sj/index.cfm
Release Date: 2013-08-07

Halifax, MA – August 6, 2013 – The Fieldstone Show Park is busy preparing for the quickly approaching Fieldstone Summer Showcase, a two-week series to take place from August 14 – 24, 2013. Fieldstone Show Park and Stadium Jumping would like to thank their kind sponsors for their contributions to the Summer Showcase, as well as their generosity in helping with the improvements on the show grounds. GGT Footing is the official footing sponsor of the Fieldstone Show Park, and they are thrilled to have a part in the two weeks of competition.

For 25 years, CEO of the Fieldstone Show Park Scott Clawson has been making steady improvements to make the show park into the world-class facility it is today. As part of GGT Footing’s sponsorship, they directly sold Clawson the textiles. He used his own experience, knowledge and team to install the pristine textiles into all of the arenas, except the all-grass Grand Prix Field.

“It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that we began selling and sponsoring horse shows with our textiles directly,” GGT Footing National Account Manager Cynthia Brewster-Keating said. “Scott has been doing arenas for 25 years, I have known him since I was a kid, and have had some nice memories of showing here. He has real knowledge for the makings of a great show, and he has made tremendous improvements, but there is always more tweaking that could be done at any farm. That is where GGT Footing came in. We are very proud to work with him. We get a lot of business from Fieldstone. A lot of the local people from New England really love it. Not only are we proud to be a part of such a great show, but it is also a very worthwhile relationship for GGT Footing.”

For GGT Footing, the secret is in the sand. Since 2008, GGT Footing has been utilizing pre consumer residual Polyester substances .By incorporating the recipe of sand, textiles and know how, many show managers and professional arena builders are able to promote a better quality of footing for horses and riders alike. The German Geo Textile by GGT Footing that has been installed at the Fieldstone Show Park has a high water storage capability, optimal impact resistance; higher slide strength, additional stability and an extended lifetime of the arena surface.

“The quality of our product is very high,” Keating described. “The raw material is very specific to our requirements. This is not a product that has been used, chopped up and made into something. A lot of other footing companies use old sneakers or old rubber tires to create their footing. What we have is remnant material that is clean and 100 percent polyester.

Years ago construction workers would roll out the polyester textile to use on commercial flat buildings, and then cut the extra material from the sides. It was costly to have the material taken away, but the smart thinking management in Germany, thought of a way to utilize these textiles. Working with suggestions from several European arena builders, GGT Footing created a new use. They used this newly created material to combine with sand, mixing it into a unique and beneficial footing. This was the inception of GGT Footing.

“The most important thing about GGT Footing is the consistency, high quality, and the fact that we manufacture it right here in the United States,” Keating said. “Horse show managers have actually told us that their entries have gone up by putting in GGT Footing because it has earned such a reputable name.”

The Third Annual New England Hunter Derby Finals will take place during the Fieldstone Summer Showcase II, welcoming riders to take on the battle of the best as they vie for the lion’s share of the prize money, as well as the coveted bragging rights. The three divisions for the finals have something for riders of all levels; the $15,000 NEHJA GGT Footing 3’3” Hunter Derby Finals, $10,000 NEHJA 2’9” Hunter Derby Finals, and the $5,000 NEHJA Pony Hunter Derby Finals. GGT Footing will be on site at the Fieldstone Show Park. They are proud to provide saddle pads, act as the Jumper Ring Sponsor, and sponsor the $10,000 GGT Footing 3’3” Hunter Derby set to take place during the first week of the Fieldstone Summer Showcase.

Keating concluded, “I used to show at Fieldstone when I was an Adult Amateur, and they are constantly making improvements. It is such a fun place to show, such a nice town, and so much property to ride. They do such a good job with the exhibitor’s parties, and making the show really special. He really treats the exhibitors well. He has really made every effort to make the show grounds a world-class facility. Between Silver Oak Jumper Tournament and the Fieldstone Summer Showcase, I think there is a real opportunity for a New England Summer Circuit.”

The Fieldstone Show Park and Stadium Jumping would like to extend a special thanks to their other generous Elite Sponsors including Antares Saddles, SmartPak, Langebec Wood Shavings, Holly Hill Transport, South Shore Equine Clinic and Diagnostic Center, Equine Site.com, Equine Insurance Services, Draper Equine Therapies and Purina Animal Nutrition. Other sponsors include Equifit, Vaughn Equine Transport, The Tack Shelter, Horse Sport International, Litchfield Equine Wellness, Ronnie Anderson Show Stables, Bell and Bows, CMJ Sporthorse, Equine Health Coach, Esterbrook Farm, Voltaire Saddles, CWD and Dover Saddlery. The Fieldstone Show Park would also like to thank their Farm Sponsors: Woodridge Farm, Grazing Fields, Autumn Mist Farm and Mor Linn Farm. The Fieldstone Summer Showcase series is proud to be aligned with charity partner, Children’s Wish Foundation International. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the August shows, please contact Scott Clawson at showfieldstone@aol.com or call (781)254-9622 for further information.

For more information on Stadium Jumping and the approaching Fieldstone Summer Showcase I and II Horse Shows, please visit www.showfieldstone.com. You can also follow the Fieldstone Horse Shows on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/fieldstone.equestrian.

 

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