Buick & GMC - Adding Horse Power To The Fairfield June Show Benefitting The EQUUS Foundation

May 9, 2011 - 12:41 PM

WESTPORT, CT – May 6, 2011 – Buick and GMC are extremely proud to be the official Car and Truck Sponsors of the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show and The EQUUS Foundation. Like the power and precision of the exceptional horses and athletes that will be competing, both of these iconic automotive brands exemplify the highest levels of quality, capability and performance.

The show offers free admission to the public and will be held on Tuesday-Saturday, June 21-25, 2011, on the beautiful grounds of the Fairfield County Hunt Club at 174 Long Lots Road in Westport, Connecticut. The five-day show is fun for everyone, with over 250 classes in which national and local equestrians of all ages compete; and social activities and shopping at the show’s Paddock Boutiques, offering clothing, jewelry, home accessories and gifts. Buick and GMC will also host the Exhibitor BBQ on Thursday, June 23, 2011, which is complimentary to all exhibitors, owners, trainers and attendants, thanks to Buick and GMC.

Today, Buick is a modern luxury brand offering vehicles with beautifully sculpted designs, luxurious interiors with thoughtful personal technologies, and responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning models, including the Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan, Regal sport sedan and the highly anticipated all-new 2012 Buick Verano compact luxury sedan. Buick was the fastest growing major brand in the U.S. in 2010 and remains a best-selling brand in China with continuing record growth.

GMC has built trucks since 1902 and is one of the industry’s strongest and most recognized brands. Today, GMC is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover.  Innovation and engineering excellence are woven into all GMC models including the new GMC Sierra Heavy Duty pickups – the most capable and powerful trucks in the market; the Yukon and Denali family of SUVs, and the full line of Sierra pickups. GMC is also the only manufacturer offering three full-size hybrid trucks.  And for 2011, GMC has extended its iconic Denali brand to Acadia and the entire Sierra portfolio.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show and invite you to stop by the Buick and GMC display where there will be a full line-up on hand for you to check out.  And if you want to learn more before then, please be sure to visit us on line at www.Buick.com and www.GMC.com.

For additional information about the show and The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., visit the EQUUS website at www.equusfoundation.org/fairfield or contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at telephone (203) 259-1550, email to equus@equusfoundation.org.

About The EQUUS Foundation, Inc.
The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., established in August 2002, as a 501(c)(3) national charitable foundation, seeks to raise public awareness of the value of the horse in society through education and the awarding of grants to charities that use the horse to benefit the public, promote the health and welfare of horses, and elevate the equestrian sport as a whole.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors, which is responsible for the selection of the grant recipients. The Board includes: Jenny Belknap Kees, Chairman; Catherine Herman, Vice Chairman; Jane FitzGerald, Secretary/Treasurer; Lynn Coakley, President; David Distler, David Goodwin, Patricia Keenan, Frank Madden, Richard Mitchell DVM, Clea Newman Soderlund, Susan Weber and Visse Wedell.

Thanks to the generosity of its donors, The EQUUS Foundation helps thousands of people and horses each year. Over $1.5 million in grants has been awarded since the first awards in 2003. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: equus@equusfoundation.org, website: www.equusfoundation.org.

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