Atlanta Summerfest II Wrap Up

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August 20th, 2013 – Fairburn, GA – Week II of the 2013 Atlanta Summerfest show series came to a close on Sunday.  Friday evening featured the $1,000 Atlanta Summerfest 2’6-3’ hunter derby along with the popular cookout sponsored by Dr. Juan and Jennifer Gamboa.  Tim Sweat of Alpharetta, GA took home the top two prizes in the class.  The blue ribbon honors went to Laura Michelson’s Fritz with Playoff, owned by Howe Equine, LLC, taking the reserve spot.

The $10,000 Atlanta Summerfest Jumper Classic sponsored by The Barn Book and Sidelines Magazine took place Saturday evening along with a special retirement ceremony for The Water Boy.  Exhibitors and spectators alike were also treated to a VIP dinner on the hill sponsored by the Curtis Family in honor of the retirement of their special pony.  Chase Boggio of Alpharetta, GA and his Hennessey came home the victors turning in an impressive clear jump off round with a time of 34.490.  The Ellen Walker owned entry of Blackstone took second place honors with J. Michael Halbleib in the irons breaking the timers in 38.439; Albrecht with owner rider Kathleen Feeley rounded out the top three bringing home a time of 38.785.  The Barn Book and Sidelines Magazine representative Jyoti Parry was on hand to present the trophy and custom cooler by Integrity Linens to the winners of the class and also hand out free Sidelines Magazine subscriptions to a few lucky exhibitors.

The final week of competition at the 2013 Atlanta Summerfest kicks off on Thursday featuring a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby and the $10,000 Chattahoochee Hills Jumper Classic.  For complete results and more information, please visit www.equusevents.com.

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