Last Call! Entries Close Today for Atlanta Summer Classics

Devin Ryan and Zosja sail over a jump in the Olympic Stadium during the Classic Company’s Spring Atlanta Classic. Flashpoint Photography.

Today is the last call for entries in order to eliminate a late entry fee and insure you a stall at the most popular Atlanta Summer Classics. Your options are to get started filling out entry forms, run to the post office and overnight them and pay for postage, the gas to get to the post office, and somehow fit this into your laundry list of “to-dos” today… or go to Equestrian Connect.

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!  There is no easier way to get your entries in today and the Classic Company recommends that you give it a try.

The Georgia International Horse Park is where the action will be and if you want to catch the best of ringside action, make sure to reserve your VIP tables today.  VIP tables are available for the event and cost $300.00 a week for a table of eight.

The Sixteenth Annual Outback Steak House Dinner to benefit the Hope Clinic will take place on Friday night, June 14 at 6 pm during the Freestyle Equitation Classic which will include a buffet dinner and silent auction.  The Hope Clinic provides compassionate and practical help to those in need and offers medical care to the uninsured, plus a variety of social services to minister to the whole person.  One hundred percent of the proceeds (after expenses) generated by the event will be used to support patient care at the Clinic. “We look forward to this event every year and it is such a huge help to care for the uninsured patients, those with heart conditions, diabetes and those number over 9,000 people now.  This fundraising event helps us get through the summer.  It is our favorite event – our staff, our supporters, all look forward to seeing everyone every year,” said Event Coordinator Jessica Geller.  Those interested in sponsoring the event or donating to the Hope Clinic should contact Jessica Geller at 404-399-7735 or by email at

Ashley Foster and Indy make it look easy in the Olympic Stadium
Ashley Foster and Indy make it look easy in the Olympic Stadium

The Atlanta Summer Classics will kick off with the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program and will produce the inaugural Children’s and Adult Jumper Regional Championships as well as the Freestyle Equitation Classic.  Week II features the World Champion Hunter Rider and the $2,500 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.  Of course, Classic Company will also have back to back Grand Prix and Hunter Derbies.

June 17 and 18 the USHJA Zone 4 Committee will offer complimentary riding clinics to its members with noted judge and horseman Bob Crandall and legendary Steve Stephens. These complimentary Zone 4 clinics fill fast, so be sure to reserve your spot now by contacting Janet McCarroll at or call her at 228-669-2687.  Auditors are welcome to attend.

So get your entries in today because you don’t want to miss the fun at the world class Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympics, for two weeks of non-stop show jumping action.  The venue offers the one of a kind Olympic feel and offers excellent stabling, arenas, footing and of course, award winning service found only with the Classic Company.

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 looking for a positive show experience, look to the Classic Company shows and join them in Atlanta this summer.  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 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  All program advertising should be directed to Nate Poliquin, Program Sales Representative at

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

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