Countdown to the Atlanta Summer Classics

Martien Van Der Hoeven in the irons of Easy Touch finished in the top three in the 2014 $10,000 Six Bar Class.

The first leg of the Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour kicks off at the Atlanta Summer Classics June 15th through the 26th at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia. Have you entered and reserved your stalls? Prize lists and time schedules are online; you can enter online for no additional fees at and stall reservation requests can be made by emailing

Week I starts off on Monday with the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program. The USHJA Emerging Athletes Program takes place Monday, June 13 through June 16 which welcomes young riders accepted into the program who look toward furthering their education, not only as riders, but as complete horsemen.

During the extensive four-day training sessions, riders at the Atlanta Summer Classic have the opportunity to work with top riding clinicians and some of the country’s leading stable managers. Riders and horses participating in Regionals will be instructed on flat work, gymnastics, related distances and course work, as well as an intensive stable-management curriculum that will incorporate proper care and grooming, horsemanship skills, and barn management. Riders will also complete a written test as part of their evaluation for the National Training Session.

Week I of the Atlanta Summer Classic continues with the USHJA Children’s/Adult Regional Championships Friday and Saturday. The $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcome is slated for Thursday and the $10,000 Six Bar Class takes place Friday evening in the Olympic Stadium along with the lavish Outback Steakhouse Dinner to benefit the Hope Clinic. Wonderful silent auction items will be available and tickets are available at $25 or purchase a table for eight for $200. Saturday the $35,000 Outback Steakhouse Grand Prix will take center stage in the Olympic Arena and VIP seating is also available. Email Grace to reserve your tables now, and while you’re at it, reserve your tables for Week II also.

Week II kicks off on Monday, June 20 with a complimentary Zone 4 Riding Clinic for all hunter, jumper and equitation riders. The clinic is FREE for Zone 4 Riders and is filled on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to reserve your spot now and email Janet McCarroll at

Week II continues with the $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcome and the $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix, presented by EMO, as well as the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby which takes place in the Olympic Stadium on Friday. Add the $5,000 Futures Class to that schedule and a class for everyone in your barn and these two weeks are a winner!

The Georgia International Horse Park installed new footing and since the Atlanta Spring Classic has been further improved and fine-tuned, so expect to be pleased with the upgraded rings.

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