Calling All Equine Artists!!!


Image provided. Jean Haines, Green Horse.

Image provided. Jean Haines, Swirl leap Horses.

Dear Equine Artist:

The HITS-on-the-Hudson Horse Shows have returned to Saugerties for the 2009 spring and summer seasons, bringing thousands of horsemen to the beautiful Hudson Valley. We are pleased to invite you to participate in this year’s Equine Art Exhibition to be held in conjunction with a special Saugerties Sidewalk Stroll on Friday, July 17 at the Muddy Cup Coffee Shop in Saugerties, New York.  Replacing last year’s Block Party, the Sidewalk Stroll will be an evening where HITS competitors and their families will be encouraged to visit Main and Partition Streets to enjoy activities in more than two dozen stores and restaurants that will remain open from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Each participating artist will be able to display one or two original pieces of art during the Equine Art Exhibition and, in addition, each artist and their work will be featured in an event catalogue produced especially for the Exhibition.  Each artist will be responsible for providing their own easel, pedestal or other display piece because there is no provision at the Muddy Cup for hanging art on walls.  The total fee for displaying one or two pieces of artwork is $50. Participating artists also will have the option of moving their artwork over to the HITS show grounds to display in the Starbucks Café for the remainder of the HITS Summer Series (through Sunday, August 2).

Artists interested in participating must complete and submit the 2009 Application Form with the $50 fee, and supply samples of their work as described in the Submission Requirements. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, July 3, 2009.

The linked information will provide many of the details but please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any further questions.  I am also including a link to our Special Events page on our website for a listing of some of our additional fun things that are open to the public:

Please follow this link to the HITS-on-the-Hudson Equine Art Exhibition to download an application, a timeline and other important forms for your convenience.

We are excited to once again offer this special opportunity and invite you to consider exhibiting your equine-related artwork.  I look forward to hearing from you.


Tony Hitchcock
Senior Vice President
HITS, Inc.

319 Main Street
Saugerties, NY 12477
C: 631-219-1022
T: 845.246.8833 x14
F: 845.246.6371

  HITS CORPORATE OFFICE: HITS, Inc. 319 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477-1330
phone 845.246.8833  fax 845.246.6371