Charleston Summer Classic and Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour Champions Crowned

Maddrix and Shutterbug take their victory gallop.

The Charleston Summer Classic wrapped up last weekend to rave reviews from horsemen from around the country who couldn’t say enough good things about their “showcation” on Johns Island, South Carolina.

Besides offering the largest prize money of any horse show in South Carolina, the Charleston Summer Classic provided the perfect backdrop for family and friends looking to enjoy the entire experience and make memories to last a lifetime.

The fun was non-stop from the VIP to the Annual Unbridled Affair at the Seabrook Beach Club. The hottest firefighters in South Carolina increased the temperature promoting their 2016 calendar to benefit the Charleston Summer Classic’s Official Charity, the Charleston Animal Society. “Our fundraising efforts for the Charleston Animal Society were a huge success,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic Company. “Through our fundraising efforts, we raised more than $7,000.00 for the Charleston Animal Society,” he said proudly. “We are looking forward to partnering with them again next year,” he added.

The show offered many riders the opportunity for a series of “firsts”. Week I saw Tim Maddrix pilot Alina Dumitrescu’s Shutterbug to a first win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby.

Maddrix earned the title “Magic” Maddrix when he went on to win the $35,000 Regions Private Wealth Management Grand Prix the following day with Baily Martin’s Contador de Bornival Z. This was Contador’s first grand prix win!

Paternoster takes 'Dolly' on her victory gallop after winning the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix
Paternoster takes ‘Dolly’ on her victory gallop after winning the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix

Spectators got to see Gemma Paternoster pilot her own Zonneglans [aka Dolly] to win her first Grand Prix Week II in the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix. Dolly did a double that week, as the pair also won the $5,000 Open Welcome, presented by Finish Line Horse Products.

Fun in the sun and after hours is part of the Charleston Summer Classic’s “showcation” feel. Friends charter boats for fishing excursions, lie on the beach, windsurf and kayak. The Classic Company pulls out all the stops for its flagship show and welcomes all with parties at Red’s Ice House, the Annual BBQ at Classic Company’s Tissy Principe’s beautiful home, Bloody Mary Brunches in the VIP on Saturdays and the list goes on.

The Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour Champions, presented by Practical Horseman, were awarded on Saturday as well as the Division Champions. Congratulations to the Champions!

Grand Hunter Champion and recipient of the James Vaughn Perpetual Trophy:
Special, owned by Missy Nolan and ridden by Tim Maddrix

Grand Champion Amateur Hunter Champion and recipient of the Seabrook Perpetual Trophy:
All the Best, owned and ridden by Christina Fisher

Grand Junior Hunter Champion and recipient of the Hummel Perpetual Trophy:
Confidential, owned and ridden by Bergen Sanderford

Grand Large Junior Hunter Champion and recipient of the Rave Perpetual Trophy:
Antwerp, owned and ridden by Isabel Coleman

Grand Small Junior Hunter Champion and recipient of the Sweet Surprise Perpetual Trophy:
Confidential, owned and ridden by Bergen Sanderford

Grand Pony Hunter Champion and recipient of the Keith R. Nichols Memorial Perpetual Trophy:
Star Command, owned and ridden by Erica Van Dyken

Grand Children’s Hunter Champion and recipient of the Trick or Treat Memorial Trophy:
Cure the Blue, owned and ridden by Alyssa Talpos

Grand Adult Amateur Champion and recipient of the Hillbright Farm Trophy:
Geddaway, owned and ridden by Sherri Geddes

Grand High Point Hunter Champion and recipient of Marie Reynolds Memorial Perpetual Trophy:
Shutterbug, owned by Alina Dumitescu and ridden by Tim Maddrix

Grand Green Working Hunter Champion and recipient of the Sit Down Perpetual Trophy:
Special, owned by Missy Nolan and ridden by Tim Maddrix

Grand Pre-Green Hunter Champion and recipient of the Beverly Finkle Memorial Trophy:
Carrida, owned by DS Holdings, LLC and ridden by Frankie Owens

Grand A/O 3’3″ Hunter Champion and recipient of the Tormoline Memorial Perpetual Trophy:
Fabrege, owned and ridden by Sara Stephens

Grand Champion Adult Jumper and recipient of the St. Charles Place Perpetual Trophy:
Score, owned by Penelope Worsham and ridden by Mattie Worsham

Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour Circuit Champions, presented by Practical Horseman, received a silver loving cup to commemorate the prestige of earning points over six weeks of destination show locations at the Atlanta Summer Classic, Brownland Farm and the Charleston Summer Classic!

Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour Circuit Champions:

Adult Amateur 18-35 Hunter Champion:
Enchanted Evening, owned by Lizabeth Fisher and ridden by Christina Fisher

Adult Amateur 36-50 Hunter Champion:
Overseas, owned by Mindy Werzburg, LLC and ridden by Mindy Werzburg

Adult Amateur 51 and over Champion:
Inked, owned and ridden by Holly Simms

Amateur Owner Hunter 3’3″ Champion:
Ruby, owned and ridden by Holly Labry

Amateur Owner Hunter 3’6″ Champion:
All the Best, owed and ridden by Christina Fisher

Child Jumper Champion:
Score, owned by Penelope Worsham and ridden by Mattie Worsham

Adult Jumper Champion:
Monte Carlo, owned and ridden by Eden Frye

Children’s Hunter 14 and Under Champion:
Equanimity, owned by Black Ankle, LLC and ridden by Laura Neely

Children’s Hunter 15-17 Champion:
Cure the Blues, owned and ridden by Alyssa Talpos

Children’s Hunter Pony Champion:
Artwork, owned and ridden by Paige Moose

Junior Hunter 3’3″ Champion:
Special, owned by Missy Nolen and ridden by Mary Elise Nolen

Large Junior Hunter Champion:
Playoff, owned by Howe Equine, LLC and ridden by Addison Howe

Small Junior Hunter Champion:
Confidential, owned and ridden by Sanford Bergen

Junior A/O Jumper Champion:
HH Narcos Du Marais, owned by River Mountain Farm, ridden by Anna Beth Athey

Green Working Hunter Champion:
Life Is Good, owned and ridden by Missy Nolen

Adult Hunter 2’6″ Champion:
Clark Kent, owned and ridden by Tricia Conahan

Children’s Hunter 2’6″ Champion:
Good Deal, owned by Dina Van Dyken and ridden by Hannah Kent

Large Pony Hunter Champion:
Woodlands Misty Rain, owned and ridden by Isabelle Aldridge

Medium Pony Hunter Champion:
Happy Feet, owned and ridden by Sloan Hopson

Small Pony Hunter Champion:
Baby Blue, owned by Bibby Hill and ridden by Libbie Gordon

Green Pony Hunter Champion:
Woodlands Polar Bear, owned by Bibby Hill and ridden by Devin Seek

Performance Hunter Champion:
Shutterbug, owned by Alina Dumitrescu and ridden by Tim Maddrix

Pre-Green Hunter Champion:
Valhalla, owned by the Wheeler Family and ridden by Hunt Tosh

“We would like to thank all of the competitors, sponsors and their families for attending the Charleston Summer Classic. Next year marks our 25th anniversary and we are planning THE show of the summer!” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company. “We are already making outstanding plans to ensure its success and invite all to enjoy what the Charleston Summer Classic offers: the biggest prize money in South Carolina, the best exhibitor parties and cocktail receptions and of course, the beach!” The dates for the show are July 12-16 and July 19-23. “We’re running our show from Tuesday to Saturday in order to meet the condo rental schedule here on the island,” commented Bell, “and that way folks can still get to Blowing Rock for those who are going,” he added.

“Since our show is in the middle of the high season on the island, reserve your condo early!” Bell advised. “The prize list will be available online by February 1st and we hope you will join us to celebrate our 25 years!” he added.

The Classic Company is a USHJA’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 at classiccompany.com or call them at 843-768-5503.

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

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See you at the ring,
Bob Bell
The Classic Company, Ltd.
www.ClassicCompany.com
Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457

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