SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, is pleased to announce their Platinum Sponsorship of the HITS Horse Show series. The sponsorship will start this week at the Saugerties, New York facility for the HITS-on-the-Hudson series and will extend through both the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit in Ocala, Florida, and the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, California.
Denise Bevers, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, said, "As a company dedicated to developing innovative medications for our horse companions, we are very pleased to be partnering with HITS to sponsor the KindredBio Open Jumper Prix. With members of the show jumping community on our very own KindredBio team, we look forward to supporting the veterinarians, trainers, and horse owners behind such talented horse and rider athletes."
"We are honored that KindredBio selected HITS Horse Shows as its first sponsorship in the industry," said HITS President and CEO Tom Struzzieri. "My team is looking forward to watching this new innovative company grow into something special right before our eyes."
About Kindred Biosciences
Kindred Biosciences is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets. Its mission is to bring to pets the same kinds of safe and effective medicines that human family members enjoy. The Company's strategy is to identify compounds and targets that have already demonstrated safety and efficacy in humans and to develop therapeutics based on these validated compounds and targets for dogs, cats, and horses. The Company has a deep pipeline of novel drugs and biologics in development across many therapeutic classes.
About HITS, Inc.
HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since then, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter/jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia.
HITS produces three of the richest grand prix in the world with the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California, Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida and Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix FEI CSI-5* in Saugerties, New York – all forming the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping. The HITS Championship, held each September at HITS-on-the-Hudson, hosts the HITS $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix, the Stal Hendrix Pre-Green Futurity, and the crown jewels of the hunter discipline: the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and the Platinum Performance $250,000 Hunter Prix Final.
For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit www.HitsShows.com. Stay connected with HITS! Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Media should contact the HITS Media Team at 845.246.8833 or e-mail media_info@HitsShows.com.
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SOURCE Kindred Biosciences, Inc.