HRTV.com Provides Live HITS Webcast from Saugerties on Aug. 4

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Aug. 1, 2013 -- HRTV , The Network for Horse Show, will continue to offer equestrian fans the best in Show Jumping when it presents the live free webcast--via www.HRTV.com--of the HITS $100,000 Strongid C 2X Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, from Saugerties, New York, this Sunday, Aug. 4. The live webcast will begin at 2 p.m. ET.

Sunday's upcoming live webcast comes a week after www.HRTV.com's coverage of the HITS $75,000 AIG Grand Prix, Presented by Zoetis, from Saugerties. The renowned McLain Ward (Zander) won last week's event and is expected to compete this Sunday, along with Kevin Babington (Mark Q) and Peter Wylde (Zorro), who finished second and third, respectively.

The latest Grand Prix offering brings the best horse and rider combinations together in the HITS on the Hudson series and continues the lead-up to the $1-million Zoetis Grand Prix, which is slated for Sunday, Sept. 8 in Saugerties, and is the lynchpin for the richest weekend in Show Jumping.

Network Unveils 13-Part Charles Wilhelm Series

After debuting on Tuesday, July 30, HRTV will air a weekly 13-part series featuring noted horse trainer/clinician Charles Wilhelm entitled: "Gunner's Makeover: From Basket Case to Confident."

In the series--which will air on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. ET--Wilhelm methodically works with “Gunner,” a 12-year-old rescued Morgan gelding with severe behavioral issues. Gunner spent the majority of years sitting idly in a pasture with limited handling, resulting in extreme insecurity with human interaction.

To assist in the maturation process, Wilhelm adroitly uses his "Ultimate Foundation Training" method to systematically help Gunner regain his confidence and become a productive riding horse. From week-to-week, viewers will be treated to Wilhelm's skilled transformation of Gunner.