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National Classic Equitation Champions Crowned

Victoria Willetts and Sirachi.

The top ribbon winners in the Classic Company Equitation classes competed Friday and looked to earn an invite to compete in the evening’s National Classic Equitation Championship Finals under the lights of the covered arena.  Only the top six were called back for the evening’s Finals.

Agents Steve Way and Rachel Gonter of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers sponsored the National Classic Equitation Championships Reception last night and everyone enjoyed a dinner of delicious shrimp, chicken, vegetable and beef kabobs, refreshments and deserts.

Children’s 3′ Equitation
Champion: Victoria Willetts in the irons of her own Sirachi
Res. Champion: Halle Brandt riding her own Absalon

Amateur Owner Equitation 3’/Adult Equitation 3′
Champion: Michelle Newman riding UK Equestrian Team’s Royal Blue
Res. Champion:  Libby Greene riding Edie Caldwell’s Petra

Short Stirrup/Pre-Children’s/Pony
Champion:  Isabelle Aldridge and Woodlands Misty Rain, owned by Aldridge Equestrian
Res. Champion:  Isabella Griffin riding her own Happily Ever After

Junior Champion
Champion: Isabel Harbour riding Greer Hindle’s Freedom
Res. Champion:  Abigail Poss riding her own Upset de Talma

“We were happy to offer this no class fee Finals Competition to our loyal competitors and we were thrilled to have the support of Steve Way and Rachel Gonter of Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Metro Brokers,” commented Bob Bell, President of the Classic Company. “The event went really well and we congratulate all of our NCEC Champions!” he added.

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Daniel Geitner Pilots Chapeau to the Win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Daniel Geitner and Chapeau.

Nineteen horse and rider teams were on the hunt for the blue in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Legend, but it was Josie Baird’s Chapeau, ridden by Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina, who took the win earning a combined score of 174.

Hilary Baylor of Alpharetta, Georgia and her own Naddel gave Geitner and Chapeau a run for the money with their combined score of 170.5 which would earn them second place.

Third place honors went to Katharine Torrey’s The Stig, ridden by Jeremy Greene of Jasper, Georgia. The pair earned a first round score of 84 and a Handy score of 81 for a grand combined 169.

Barbara Fishman’s Mr. Big, ridden by Kris Killam of Naples, Florida, rode away with the fourth place ribbon after earning a combined score of 168.

Capriccio, owned by Samantha Kench and ridden by Carolyn Bell of Alpharetta, Georgia, earned a fifth placing with their combined score of 166 and Charlotte Warren’s Enticement, ridden by Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia, placed sixth.

Upset de Talma, owned and ridden by Abigail Poss of Locust Grove, Georgia, placed seventh and Karen Bailey rode Troubadour, owned by Sarah Milliren of Jenks, Oklahoma, to an eighth place ribbon. Breaking News, owned and ridden by Isabel Harbour, placed ninth and Curtain returned for the tenth place ribbon in the irons of Rebekah Warren’s Silver Charm. Allure, owned and ridden by Gianna Cobb of Marietta, Georgia, finished in eleventh place and Tim Sweat of Milton, Georgia and his own Autograph wrapped it up with a twelfth place finish.

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Peterson Family Dominates $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcome Week I of Atlanta Fall Classics

Derek Peterson and Diamant’s Legacy.

The jumper action got under way Week I of the Atlanta Fall Classics with Thursday’s $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcome and saw a field of 21 take to the Olympic Stadium over a course designed by Michel Vaillancourt. Vaillancourt, originally from Montreal, Canada, was the Course Designer for the 2015 Pan American games in Canada and was the first Canadian equestrian athlete to win an Individual Olympic medal during the 1976 Olympic Games. He became the head of the Canadian Olympic team as their Chief d’Equipe, was inducted into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame in 2009 and is considered one of the top course designers in North America.

Fourteen advanced to a second round opportunity with a time set at 45 seconds. Only eight had double clear rounds and the Peterson family of Archer, Florida dominated the standings.

Redeemed, owned and ridden by Derek Peterson, was the first to go double clear in times of 72.312 and 33.014 seconds, respectively and set the time to beat. David Jennings of Franklin, Tennessee and Ally Moyer’s Beorn followed with the next double clear round, but their second round time of 35.910 seconds would have them finish in eighth place overall.

Aida Sanchez Long of Ooltewah, Tennessee and Nelson Long’s ML Hartwick also had double clear rounds and their second clear round in a time of 33.728 seconds, would find them in seventh place overall.

Jennings returned with the next double clear rounds, this time in the irons of KM Corina, owned by KM Farms. Their clean second round in a time of 32.654 seconds moved them temporarily to the lead. Peterson and his own Co Pilot rose to the challenge. They returned to the Olympic Arena and posted double clear rounds in times of 72.349 and 32.806 seconds, respectively, just missing taking the lead and seating them behind Jennings and KM Corina.

Jared Peterson followed his father in the irons of Derek Peterson’s Titus 2:11 and bested his father’s time after posting double clear rounds in times of and 74.060 and 32.016 seconds, respectively, taking the lead from Jennings and KM Corina.

Stepping up to his son’s challenge, Derek returned to the ring this time with his own Diamant’s Legacy and took the lead after posting double clear rounds in times of 70.455 and 31.116 seconds, respectively.

The finals placings saw Derek Peterson in the first place position with Diamant’s Legacy and fifth and sixth placings with Co Pilot and Redeemed. His son Jared Peterson rode home with the second place ribbon in the irons of his father’s Titus 2:11. Jordan Coyne of High Springs, Florida took third place honors with her own Lazaro and Jennings collected the fourth, eighth and tenth place ribbons with KM Farm’s KM Corfina, Ally Moyer’s Beorn and Full Circle Farm’s Blue Moon 22. For full results, click here.

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Countdown to the National Classic Equitation Finals

The Atlanta Fall Classics will host the annual National Classic Equitation Finals take place Friday, November 11 at 6 pm in the covered arena at the Georgia International Horse Park, home of the 1996 Olympics.

The top ribbon winners in the Classic Company Equitation classes are invited to compete in this prestigious Finals competition that highlights the up and coming talent in the sport of show jumping. Besides winning top honors in the National Classic Equitation Championship Finals, the winning rider and his or her trainer will receive the coveted letterman jackets. The first round of the National Classic Equitation Finals takes place Friday afternoon, Week I and the top six are invited to return for the Finals that evening under the covered, spacious arena. There is no entry fee for those riders who qualified.

Did you qualify? Click here to see if your name is on the list. Each trainer on record in our data base was sent a list of competitors that qualified. If you think you qualified and did not see your name on the list, please contact our office at info@classiccompany.com. Time is of the essence, so be sure to email the office if you have any questions.

“The National Classic Equitation Finals recognize the top, up and coming riders in our sport,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic Company. “We look forward to the Finals as it recognizes those high scoring Classic Company exhibitors who have shown with us throughout the year,” he added.

The Classic Company kicks off its 21st anniversary at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia on November 9th through the 20th.

With so much happening at the Atlanta Fall Classics, from Zone 4 Finals to the USHJA 3’3″ Jumping Seat Medal Championship Class, from the hundreds of thousands of prize money offered and National and International Derbies, it’s time to reserve your stall and submit your entries. “This is one of our largest shows of the year and wraps up our 2016 Classic Company calendar,” said Bell. “With the indoors wrapping up and the equestrian migration south, it’s always a big event for us and we want to make sure no one is left without a stall,” he added. And reserving your stall couldn’t be made any easier with Classic Company’s new online reservation form. It’s easy – just click here.

BIG MONEY

The highly popular $25,000 Children’s/Adult Jumper Barry Lane Classics takes place Week I over three days: Thursday, the $5,000 Barry Lane Classic, Saturday the $10,000 Barry Lane Classic and Sunday culminates with the final $10,000 Barry Lane Classic. Awesome prize money for the Children’s/Adult Jumpers.

The $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO, takes place Weeks I and II as well as the $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcomes.

The Atlanta Fall Classics offer a lot for the hunters including weekly $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, presented by Legend and the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby held Friday night, Week II in the majestic Olympic Stadium.

How about entering in the Hunter Breeding Classes held Friday both Weeks I and II? The class will be double judged – enter today.

The Atlanta Fall Classic is offering the $7,500 Pony Hunter Division, the $7,500 Junior Hunter Division, $2,000 Amateur Owner Section, $2,500 High Performance Working Hunters and the list goes on. That Atlanta Fall Classics will also offer the $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Challenge both Weeks I and II as well as the Take II Thoroughbred Hunter Division.

CELEBRATE IN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE WEEK II

The USHJA 3’3″ Jumping Seat Medal Championship, the Zone 4 Finals, the National Classic Equitation Championship and the Classic Company Circuit Awards, presented by Practical Horseman, round out the two weeks of the Atlanta Fall Classic.

OLYMPIC VENUE PROVIDES BACKDROP TO UNBRIDLED EXCITEMENT

Held at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympics, riders have the opportunity to compete in the Olympic arena and ride for some of the top prize money offered this fall. New footing has been installed in all of the arenas and with more than 300,000 in prize money offered, world-class stabling and arenas, top show management staff and a division for everyone in your barn, there is no better place to be in November. From the jumper ring to the short stirrup arena, each competition ring is highly decorated and staffed with top-notch, friendly professional show staff. “This is going to be a fantastic two weeks of showing and we’re looking forward to seeing our horse show family!” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.

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The Atlanta Fall Classics Are on Deck

Welcome Fall! The Indoors are coming up and the Atlanta Fall Classics will be here before you know it.

The Classic Company kicks off its 21st anniversary at the Georgia International Horse Park, home of the 1996 Olympics, on November 9th through the 20th. Be sure to visit horseshowsonline.com and enter for free!

Big Money for the Jumpers

The $25,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic takes place Week I starting Thursday with the $5,000 Barry Lane Classic, then Saturday with the $10,000 Barry Lane Classic, and wraps up Saturday with the second installment of the $10,000 Classic.

Saturday Week II offers the $10,000 Child Adult Jumper Classic. The Jr. Amateur 1.40 Classics are offered both weeks as well as the $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcome Thursday nights as a prelude to the Saturday night $35,000 Grand Prix, presented by EMO, both Weeks I and II.

Hunters

The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, presented by Legend, take place both Weeks I and II and the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby takes place Friday evening, Week II. The $1,000 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Challenge takes place each week as well as the Take II Thoroughbred Hunter Division.

The Atlanta Fall Classic is offering the $7,500 Pony Hunter Division, the $7,500 Junior Hunter Division, $2,000 Amateur Owner Section, $2,500 High Performance Working Hunters and the list goes on. The Hunter Breeding class will be held Friday mornings Week I and II. This class is double judged so be sure to enter now.

National Classic Equitation Finals

The top ribbon winners in the Classic Company Equitation classes are invited to compete in this prestigious Finals competition that highlights the up and coming talent in the sport of show jumping. Besides winning top honors in the National Classic Equitation Championship Finals, the winning rider and his or her trainer will receive the coveted letterman jackets. Did you qualify? Click here to see if your name is on the list. Each trainer on record in our database was sent a list of competitors that qualified. If you think you qualified and did not see your name on the list, please contact our office at info@classiccompany.com. Time is of the essence, so be sure to call the office if you have any questions.

National Classic Equitation qualifiers take place Friday week II and the top six are invited to return for the Finals that evening under the covered, spacious arena. There is no entry fee for those riders who qualified.

EMO Equitation Classics

The EMO Equitation Classics take place Week I and the EMO National Classic Equitation Championship Finals take center stage Week II.

Celebrate in the Winner’s Circle Week II

The USHJA Jumping Seat Medal Finals, the EMO Equitation Finals, the Zone 4 Finals, the National Classic Equitation Championship and the Circuit Awards, presented by Practical Horseman, round out the two weeks of the Atlanta Fall Classic.

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Amanda Forte and MHS Automatic Victorious in the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome

Amanda Forte and MHS Automatic.

Twenty-eight horse and rider teams tackled the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome at the Charleston Summer Classic.

Ten advanced to the second round and only seven turned in double clear rounds over a course designed by Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana, who set the first round time allowed of 81 seconds and second round time of 43 seconds.

Hayley Iannotti of Wellington, Florida, in the irons of Sandalwood’s Vanda Gabbana, was the first to go, turning in a fault free effort in a time of 79.960 seconds. Their second round was also clear and their time of 41.764 seconds set the new time to beat.

Doug Payne of Aiken, South Carolina and Debi Crowley’s Vandiver followed several rounds later and turned in clear first round in a time of 74.167 seconds and bested Vanda Gabbana’s time with their own fault free 38.489 seconds, taking the lead.

Iannotti returned to the jumper ring, this time in the irons of Pumpkin Patch Farm, LLC’s Carlos G. They advanced to the second round after going fault free in their first round in a time of 76.440 seconds. However, eight jump faults in their second round in a time of 40.349 seconds would keep Payne in the lead.

Paul Macrae of Alpharetta, Georgia and Maartin Huygins’ Corini followed with the next clear first round in a time of 77.112 seconds. They also turned in a fault free second round in a time of 38.145 which took the lead and set the new time to beat.

Christoph Schroeder and his own Heliante Ter Wilgen, winners of last week’s $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix, followed with the next clear first round in a time of 77.160 seconds. However, their second round in a time of 37.778 seconds with eight jump faults would keep the lead with Macrae and leave them in finishing in ninth place overall.

Payne returned to the arena, this time in the irons of Courtney Young Alston’s Botanja, for a clear first round effort in a time of 75.536 seconds. Although their second round was the fastest thus far in a time of 32.802 seconds, two rails for a total of eight jump faults would have them finish in eighth overall.

Amanda Forte of Glenview, Pennsylvania and Cerulean Stables, LLC’s MHS Automatic, second place finishers in last week’s $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix, followed in the order and turned in double clear first and second rounds in times of 76.241 seconds and 34.297 seconds, taking the lead and setting the new time to beat!

Schroeder followed Forte, this time with Nuvolari Holdings, LLC’s Commissario. The pair turned in double clear rounds in times of 77.447 seconds and 37.238 seconds which would keep Forte in the lead and have them finish in fourth place overall.

Missy Clark’s Baluga, ridden by Michael Kocher of Tryon, North Carolina, was the next horse and rider team to turn in double clear rounds in times of 78.004 seconds and 36.796 seconds, which would earn them third place honors overall.

Schroeder and Faith Davis’ Dekadenz was the last to turn in double clear rounds. However, despite their fault free efforts in times of 77.558 and 36.589 seconds, respectively, their time could not beat Forte and MHS Automatic, which would have Schroeder and Dekadenz finish in second place overall, leaving Forte and MHS Automatic victors!

“Automatic went great!” commented Forte. “We showed last winter in Gulfport and then he injured himself in turnout so he’s been on a break,” she said. “He’s just coming back and we’re getting to know each other again,” she added. “He’s very talented and I’m really happy with how he is progressing,” she said.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Christoph Schroeder Wins the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix

Christoph Schroeder and Heliante Ter Wilgren.

Why does Christoph Schroeder of Wellington, Florida love the Charleston Summer Classic? Well, besides winning the Week I $5,000 Horseflight Welcome, he rode away with the win on Marion Head’s Heliante Ter Wilgren in Friday’s $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix, coached his student KC Aarem to third and fifth place finishes, grabbed eleventh place with Faith Davis’ Dekadenz, and will be spending Saturday trail riding on the more than 23 miles of beautiful scenic trails at the Equestrian Center while planning a day of beach riding on Sunday with six of his horses!

“We love showing, vacation and our family,” Schroeder said. “We are so glad we came here!” he added.

Twenty-three horse and rider teams tackled the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix last night before a sold out VIP tent, sponsored by Seabrook Equestrian Club and Schroeder rode away with the blue ribbon and big check. Schroeder has been riding Heliante since November last year. “She’s only nine and has the best character in the world,” commented Schroeder. “This was her first win with me,” he said happily.

Classic Company Course Designer and Technical Coordinator, Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana, set a first round course with a time allowed of 84 seconds, which included a combination that saw many in the first round dropping rails. Only six would go clear and advance to the second round.

The time allowed in the jump off round was 41 seconds and had both Schroeder with one and his student, KC Van Aarem, with two in the lineup. “I had to get my horse ready, but I had to help KC too. I didn’t want to slow the class down, so I’d rather take time away from me and my horses and help her,” he added.

KC Van Aarem, of Woodbine, Maryland, in the irons of her won Temple Run, was the first to go in the order and had two rails for a total of eight jump faults in a time of 37.535 seconds.

Gemma Paternoster of Wellington, Florida and her own Demi followed Aarem with a four fault round in a time of 36.335 seconds, which temporarily took the lead. “I was really happy with her performance,” said Paternoster. “She is only eight and has gone two for two in advancing to the jump off rounds for her first Grand Prix,” she said.

MHS Automatic, owned by Cerulean Stables, LLC and ridden by Amanda Forte of Glenmoore, Pennsylvania, followed Paternoster and turned in the first clean jump off round in a time of 31.592 seconds and took the lead from Paternoster.

Michael Kocher of Tryon, North Carolina followed in the order in the irons of Missy Clark’s Baluga; however, two refusals at the first fence of the combination would have them eliminated and finishing in sixth place overall.

Schroeder and Heliante Ter Wilgren followed Kocher and Baluga. “My plan for the jump off with Heliante was I wanted to try a five instead of a six at the first line and a four instead of a five on the last line, and in between, keep the turns tight,” he said. “We’ve been getting to know each other and she is the kind of horse where you need to listen to her more than you need to have her listen to you,” he said, “She knows that if I depend on her, she gives a lot,” he continued. “She can turn well and then she even gets more active,” he said. “When you have a really scopey horse like her, the tighter turns make it more interesting for her and she jumps even better,” he said. “And I guess that’s the trick,” he added. The pair turned in a clear round in a time of 30.254 seconds, taking the lead and setting the new time to beat.

Sitting in the enviable last to go position, Aarem followed Schroeder with her second mount Mastermind. Despite their clear round, their time of 31.654 seconds would not be fast enough to take the lead and the pair would settle into a third place finish.

Finishing in seventh place was Maggie Sjoberg’s Something Gained, ridden by Abbly Sjoberg of Ila, Georgia, with a first round time of 84.933 seconds with one time fault.

Eighth place honors went to the fastest four fault first round, Kasarr, owned and ridden by Erin McGuire of Cornelius, North Carolina, after posting a time of 74.192 seconds.

Mackenzie McGehee of Jacksonville, Florida and her own Fiona Van’t Paradus placed ninth with their four fault first round in a time of 80.246 seconds, and Doug Payne of Aiken, South Carolina rode Courtney Young Alston’s Botanja to tenth place with an eight fault first round in a time of 76.526 seconds.

Schroeder returned for eleventh place with Ruth Davis’ Dekadenz, and Megan Wexler of Reddick, Florida wrapped up the class in twelfth place in the irons of Penny Lane Farm’s Maximus.

“My horses went really well here,” said Schroeder. “We want to keep moving Heliante up and I’m really happy with her progress,” he added.

“We’re thrilled with the attendance this year,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.  “We have so many new people here showing with us from all over the country enjoying our ‘show-cation’ horse show, the beautiful islands of Kiawah and Seabrook and Charleston, which is Conde Naste’s #1 Destination city in the country,” he said.  “We have all had a blast this week and are looking forward to another week of blue ribbons and beaches!”

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Tim Maddrix Pilots Shutterbug to the Win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Tim Maddrix and Shutterbug.

The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Geddaway Farm, was the featured hunter event Friday night and 34 horse and rider teams took to the course designed by Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana.

Tim Maddrix of Leeds, Alabama and Missy Nolen’s Shutterbug led the first round with a score of 91 and combined with their second round score of 88, for a total of 179 points, found themselves in the winner’s circle!

Southland Stables’ End Game, ridden by Christina Jason of Aiken, South Carolina, earned second place honors with a first round score of 85 and a second round score of 84 for a total 169 points.

Third place honors went to Fit to Print Farm’s Homepage, ridden by Holly Sims of Atlanta, Georgia, with a Classic round score of 84 and a second round score of 80, for a total of 164.

Lord Baltimore, owned and ridden by Katie Ramsey of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, placed fourth after earning a first round score of 83.5 and a Handy score of 79 for a total of 162.5.

Barn Rat, LLC’s Nobel Laureate, ridden by Erika Jakobson of Boca Raton, Florida, placed fifth after earning a first round score of 78 and a second round score of 82 for a total of 160 points.

Matt Martin of Petersburg, Tennessee rode Karen Kogon’s Casino Royal to the sixth place ribbon after earning a first round score of 86 and a Handy score of 72 for a total of 158.

Pumpkin Patch Farm’s Vermeer, ridden by Emmanuelle Greenberg of Boca Raton, Florida, earned a Classic score of 78.5 and a Handy score of 76 for a total of 154.5 which saw them finish in seventh place overall.

Eighth was awarded to Gene Cone’s Cash in Hand, ridden by Alex Joerg of Collierville, Tennessee, after earning a first round score of 80 and a Handy score of 74 for a total of 154 points.

Martin returned for the ninth place ribbon in the irons of Jessica Dicampli’s Sparticus after earning a first round score of 77.5 and handy score of 76 for a total of 153.5 points.

Jason returned for the tenth place ribbon in the irons of Carline Clark’s Caballero after earning a Classic score of 84.5 and a Handy score of 68 for a total score of 153.5.

Liza Thompson’s Promise, ridden by Eliza Hay of Johns Island, South Carolina, took eleventh place honors after earning a Classic score of 82 and a 64 in the Handy round for a total of 146.

Lalique, owned and ridden by R. Meggin Patterson of Malvern, Pennsylvania, wrapped up the class with a twelfth place finish.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Christoph Schroeder and Catungee Win $5k Horseflight Open Welcome at Charleston Summer Classic

Christoph Schroeder and Catungee.

Christoph Schroeder of Wellington, Florida and his own Catungee won the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome, besting a field of 27 horse and rider teams over a course designed by Classic Company’s Course Designer and Technical Coordinator Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana.

Schroeder was a busy man! He rode four horses in the class. “Three of the four that I rode today need the experience and this class was great for them,” he said. Schroeder competed at the Charleston Summer Classic three years ago and decided to return this year. “It’s been a great time for us and we’re glad we came!” he commented.

Rheinheimer’s first round course was very inviting and he set the time allowed at 86 seconds. Schroeder and Catungee were the second to go and the first to turn in back to back clear rounds, setting the new time to beat at 39.790 seconds.

Mastermind, owned and ridden by KC Van Aarem of Woodbine, Maryland, followed Schroeder in the order and turned in a clear first round. While their second round time of 39.288 seconds beat Schroeder’s leading time, four jump faults would find them finishing in ninth place overall.

Maggie Syoberg’s Something Gained, ridden by Abby Syoberg of Ila, Georgia, turned in the next set of double clear rounds, but their time of 45.492 seconds would see them settle in eighth place overall.

Schroeder returned to the arena in the irons of Faith Davis’ Dekadenz. They turned in double clear rounds, but their second round time of 43.065 seconds would see them finish in sixth place overall.

Kasarr, owned and ridden by Erin McGuire of Cornelius, North Carolina, followed in the order with double clear rounds. However, their second round time of 42.692 seconds would see the pair finish in fourth place overall.

Mackenzie McGehee of Jacksonville, Florida and her own Fiona Van’T Paradus also earned double clear rounds; however, their second round time of 45.391 seconds would find them finishing in seventh place overall.

Ann Horrell Glaus of Ocala, Florida and Troy Glaus’ Darling GR followed with clear rounds and a second round time of 42.860 which would finish them in fifth place overall.

Gemma Paternoster of Wellington, Florida and her own Demi followed with double clear rounds. Their second round time of 42.528 seconds finished them in third place overall.

Amanda Forte of Glemoore, PA and Cerulean Stables, LLC’s MHS Automatic had the last double clear round and posted a time of 39.801 seconds for their second round which earned them a second place ribbon behind Schroeder and Catungee.

Schroeder also earned tenth place in the irons of Scott Head’s Carjo Z and twelfth with Marion Head’s Heliante Ter Witgen. Doug Payne of Aiken, South Carolina rode Courtney Young Alston’s Botanja to eleventh place.

“Catungee has more experience than my other horses I rode today and that definitely gave us that winning advantage,” commented Schroeder. “They all went well and I plan on having five in Friday’s Grand Prix,” he added.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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The Charleston Summer Classic Is on Deck

Gemma Paternoster.

It’s almost time for the Charleston Summer Classic, set to kick off on July 12 at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island, South Carolina. It’s the 25th anniversary year of the original show-cation destination AA competition, located on scenic Johns Island, a few miles from downtown historic Charleston.

Class offerings this year not only include $35,000 Grand Prix and $2,500 National Hunter Derbies, but a class for everyone including a cross rails division, jumper divisions from .75 m to Grand Prix, and all levels of hunters and equitation catering to both novice and professional riders.

“We offer classes for every level so the entire family can attend,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.

The show runs from Tuesdays through Saturdays to allow for extra beach time and the social calendar is action packed.  On Wednesday, July 13th, the Annual Unbridled Affair, sponsored by Cerulean Stables and Bob Bell, takes place at the exclusive Seabrook Island Beach Club and welcomes all to the Charleston Summer Classic. A live band, sponsored by Anson Restaurant, heavy hors d’oeuvres and an absolutely beautiful setting make this a favorite among riders and their families.

On Thursday night, July 14th, the USHJA Derby Party takes place in the Grand Pavilion at 5 pm and offers an open bar and dinner sponsored by the Seabrook Equestrian Center. On Friday, the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix takes place and Ridgewater Show Stables sponsors the open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres in the Grand Pavilion VIP tent.

Week II starts off with the Annual BBQ at Tissy’s Oak River Farm, hosted and sponsored by Tissy and Ralph Principe. All are welcome.

On Thursday night the festivities continue in the Grand Pavilion with an open bar and dinner sponsored by Seithel Law Firm and Lynn Seithel. On Friday night the $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix takes place during the Grand Prix Reception, sponsored by Black Ankle Farm, in the Grand Pavilion with an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

The show closes on Saturday July 23 and features the Farewell Brunch, sponsored by the Atlanta Hunt Club, in the Grand Pavilion, as well as ringside mimosas sponsored by Judy Porter. The Farewell Brunch also offers a Bloody Mary Bar, sponsored by Charleston Mix.

All events in the VIP Grand Pavilion, with the exception of the Farewell Brunch, require a table purchase of $400 per week or an individual ticket of $50 per person. Tables sell out quickly, so be sure to email Grace and reserve your table today.

Entering is easy!  Just go to horseshowsonline.com for no additional fees. Email Jonathan at jonathan@classiccompany.com to reserve your stalls.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Phone/Fax: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457