Georgia on my Mind! All Roads Lead to the Georgia International Horse Park and the Atlanta Summer Classics!
Big news for those heading to the Atlanta Summer Classics! Classic Company announces that they will offer the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby the opening week of the two week series on Friday, June 14.
That addition combined with the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program which starts June 10, the weekly $15,000 Open Jumper Welcome Classes and the $35,000 weekly grand prix are bound to make this a show to remember! And, don’t forget-new this year will be the Freestyle Equitation Class that takes place during the Outback Charity Dinner Week II. The class is open to riders of all ages and the riders set their course to music!
Between Weeks I and II, USHJA Zone 4 has sponsored two free riders’ clinics on Monday and a Water Jumping clinic on Tuesday. For more information on the clinics, please contact Janet McCarroll at 228-669-2687.
Week II features the USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships and the TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter and Jumper Division. The Emerson Burr Program for pony riders, the $10,000 Pony Hunter Derby Classic, the $5,000 Future Class, the Atlanta Cup Equitation Classic and the Grand Puba Junior Hunter Championships are also featured. The $35,000 Grand Prix and the Freestyle Equitation Classic during the Outback Steakhouse Charity Dinner put the finishing touches on a perfectly packed week of events!
Everyone is very excited about the USHJA Children’s Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships. The new program offers riders the opportunity to compete in a Nations Cup format, representing their states and zones.
There are four Regions:
•North Region-representing all of the states within Zones 1, 2 and 5
•South Region-representing all of the states within Zones 3 and 4
•Central Region-representing all of the states within Zones 5 and 6
•West Region-representing all of the states within Zones 8,9,10, 11 and 12
Riders must apply in order to have a chance to represent their state. For more information, go to ushja.org. Riders in the south only have until May 5 to apply for the 2013 year. So, time is of the essence if you want to get in on this exciting new program!
VIP Elegance “Classic Style”
In response to the rave reviews, Classic Company intends to continue to offer the red carpet treatment and VIP food service in its VIP tent located adjacent to the Grand Prix arena. Bell said, “We always have such a great response to it every time we offer this added level of service. Our summer shows are so popular and we know everyone will love it,” They definately loved it in the spring. Adam Cramer of
Pittstown, New Jersey and head trainer at Equi Sport, LLC commented “The VIP tent was one of the best I’ve ever seen-it had a full buffet and a professional catering company, full bar, soft drinks, to sum it all up—-it was quite chic.”Week I VIP will be offered Friday during the $25,000 International Hunter Derby and Saturday evening during the $35,000 Grand Prix. Week II VIP will be offered Saturday night for the $35,000 Grand Prix and on Sunday a luncheon will be offered during the Pony Derby and the Child Adult Jumper Championship. Make sure to see Jennifer in the show office to reserve your table!
Entries close May 22nd so make sure to fill out and mail your entries in now! For those looking save the cost of postage, paper personal time, make sure to go to Equestrian Connect, Classic Company’s Official Service Provider, to submit your entries today!
Equestrian Connect is Classic Company’s Official Service Provider and allows exhibitors to store their data one time, on the web, and then use that data to automatically fill out hunter/jumper entry forms across the country. The service offers a free 45 day trial period for new members. At the conclusion of the trial period, Equestrian Connect offers an annual subscription, or a “pay as you go” service. The service allows exhibitors to save both time and money. This is the one-minute online entry service that will help you get your entries in on time and you to the show!
Anyone who has shown with the Classic Company knows what sets them apart from the rest: Classic Shows are FUN! Complimentary exhibitor parties, luncheons, Saturday pizzas and the friendliest show management team anywhere work hard to make your showing experience the best. Classic Company never charges an add or scratch fee for those last minute changes and there is no office fee added for credit card payments.So, whether you are a seasoned veteran or novice rider looking for a positive show experience, look to the Classic Company shows and join them in Atlanta this summer. The Classic Company is aUSHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. For more information on Classic Company and its exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them www.atclassiccompany.com or call them at 843-768-5503.
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See you at the ring!
The Classic Company, Ltd.
Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457