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Atlanta Fall Classic Wraps Up with Big Numbers and Big Winners

Ricardo Villa Pilots Cludy to Victory in the $15,000 Classic

The $15,000 Jumper Classic saw twenty-seven horse and rider teams tackle the course designed by Paul Jewell of Lambertville, New Jersey in the Olympic Arena Saturday. Only four advanced to the jump off round and Ricardo Villa of Campobello, South Carolina in the irons of Arianna Tucker, LLC’s Cludy won the class with a clear jump off round in 46.567 seconds.

“I think the course was very technical which is why we didn’t have more clears. I have a new horse and only had him for 2 weeks. I didn’t know how fast he was, but he has a huge stride and is really sensitive and turns quickly. I wanted to go a little fast and of course clear. I got to put a little pressure on those other girls and it worked – it was fast enough,” said Villa.

“Arianna [Tucker] owns him [Cludy] and she also rides with me. She’s been with me a couple of months and asked me to ride him for a month. I jumped him at home for a week and he was good and then I took him to Atlanta. I did the 1.20 m and won it, then we did the 1.20 Welcome and had just one rail down. I called her the day before the Classic and suggested that instead of doing the 1.20 on Sunday, we should do the Classic,” he said. “She agreed with me and that turned out to be an excellent decision,” he added.

Second place finisher, Stella Swarr of New Orleans, Louisiana, aboard High Hopes Farm, LLC’s Anos Veros went clear in the jump off round in a time of 47.581 seconds.

Last to go in the jump off order was Shanna Beyer of Collierville, Tennessee and her own Invictus who earned one time fault in their jump off round with a time of 48.020 seconds and a third place ribbon. Welcome winner, junior rider Olivia Epple and Livhaven Stables’ Itile Horta, placed fourth with one time fault in the jump off round with their time of 44.351 seconds.

Fifth place was awarded to Paul Macrae and Maarten Hygens’ Casquino for their first-round performance which earned them one time fault for their time of 75.435 seconds.

Heather Steinman and Elisabeth Yaeger’s Hot Spot earned a sixth for their four fault first round in a time of 66.243 seconds, and seventh was awarded to Madeleine Reich and Booth Parker’s Nomination Hastik for their four fault first round in a time of 67.038 seconds.

Eighth place finisher J. F. Gagne and Lyons Creek Sport Horses’ Lyons Creek Dragon Bleu posted a four fault first round in a time of 68.591 seconds, and Casey Charles in the irons of Double C Sporthorses’ CC Kolaborant earned a ninth place for their four fault first round in a time of 69.002 seconds.

Freestyle 3, owned and ridden by Greer Campbell of Charlotte, North Carolina, placed tenth for their four fault first round in a time of 65.910 seconds, and Aide Sanchez Long of and Eliza Lehrman’s Mr. DW took home an eleventh placing after posting a four fault first round in a time of 72.036 seconds. Mary Meghann Huitt and her own The Stig wrapped the class up with a twelfth-place ribbon after posting a four fault first round time in 73.455 seconds.

Fifteen-Year-Old Olivia Epple and Itile Horta Win the $5,000 Welcome

Week II of the Atlanta Fall Classic again saw big numbers in the jumper rings. The week kicked off with twenty-five horse and rider teams competing for the blue ribbon in the $5,000 Welcome Thursday over a course designed by Paul Jewel.

Set in the famous Olympic arena, the first round was designed with a time allowed of 80 seconds and second round of 45 seconds.

Livhaven Stables’ Itile Horta, ridden by fifteen-year-old Olivia Epple of Woodstock, Georgia, took home the blue ribbon in lightning fast double clear rounds in times of 70.785 seconds and 36.399 seconds, respectively, beating twenty-four horse and rider teams, including her trainer Heather Steinman.

“I know a lot of the folks I was riding against, and a lot were from my barn. And I just have to say, I have the best barn family!” commented the high school Junior.

“The course was great! It was challenging and just fun. I loved the lights in the big arena; it’s so cool when it gets really quiet when you start and well; you just get into a zone when you start going,” she said. “I just went for it. It is so much fun and it’s what I want to do for the rest of my life. I love to go fast and really love the tight turns.

“My mare is amazing. There was one turn where you had to turn back left. I haven’t don’t that often and I thought it was kind of cool. My mare is scopey; I enjoy going fast and pushing limits. The distance really turned up there for us,” she said of the course.

“I’ve had her [Horta] a couple of months. I got her from Maartin Huygens. This is a new partnership and she’s something special. We’ve jumped up pretty quickly and she is very forward thinking,” she said of her mount. “We did a bunch of 1.25 m and played a little in the 1.30 in Brownland, but this kind of a bigger step it for us. Horta is 11 and has done bigger heights and grand prix and this was our first time showing at Conyers. I feel like on this mare I can jump anything and I’m really excited about showing her in Gulfport this winter,” she said.

Casey Charles of Birmingham, Alabama and Double C Sporthorses’ CC Kolaborant earned a second-place ribbon for their double fault free rounds in times of 78.968 seconds and 36.950 seconds, respectively.

Elisabeth Yeager’s Hot Spot, ridden by Heather Steinman of Canton, Georgia, earned a third-place ribbon for their double clear rounds in times of 75.511 and 36.961 seconds.

Caroline Monahan of Birmingham, Alabama piloted her own Sevani to a fourth place with double clear rounds in times of 75.362 and 37.556 seconds, and Camille Maddrix of Leeds, Alabama in the irons of Ellie Miller’s Zathura earned fifth with their clear rounds in times of 74.195 and 38.191 seconds, respectively. Maddrix returned for a sixth aboard Caroline Michele Dugas’ Skyfall for their double clear rounds in 75.276 and 38.388 seconds, and J. F. Gagne of Columbus, South Carolina and Lyons Creek Sporthorses, Ltd.’s Lyons Creek Dragon Bleu placed seventh. Eighth was awarded to Madeline Reich of Mountain Brook, Alabama and Booth Parker’s Nomination Hastak.

Sydney Crenshaw and Camera Ready Honor Cathey Coffey with Double Wins in Barry Lane Jumper Classics

The third installment of the $5,000 Barry Lane Classic Saturday welcomed 24 horse and rider teams to the 1.10 m course in the Olympic Arena and it was Sydney Crenshaw of Canton, Georgia and Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready who won the class with lightning fast rounds. The pair was first to go and turned in double clear rounds in times of 67.772 seconds and 29488 seconds, well within the 75 and 45 seconds time allowed. No one touched their new time to beat.

“Thinking back on the weekend, we wanted to honor Cathy [Coffey]. She used to own Carmen [Camera Ready]. I’ve known Cathy since I was about 12 and she was a really special lady to me. She made dreams come true for me that I didn’t even know I had at that time. I remember when I got the call January that she had died, I couldn’t believe it. I wanted to call Cathy and ask her if it was true.

“Looking back on Facebook on my way home, I realized I had won that class with Carmen [Camera Ready] in 2014 and 2015 and then back to back this weekend. It was really weird doing the class on Saturday. We finished the jump off and to not have Cathy there to celebrate; it was so strange. She was always there cheering us on, wanting to celebrate us, telling us what a great job we did. She loved the Barry Lane Classics and always wanted us to ride in it. It was a great way to honor her and winning both days was just amazing. I thought about Cathy the entire weekend,” said Crenshaw.

“Carmen is the nicest horse in the world and it was a perfect weekend – my perfect horse and just perfect weather. It’s funny – we always joke that Carmen’s name is Camera Ready, because she is anything but that! She cannot stand still ever!“

Alexandra Doyle, also of Canton, Georgia, and her own Wrozbita earned a second place for their double clear rounds in times of 70.0006 and 31.353 seconds and then picked up a fourth-place ribbon with her other mount, Carto’s Star, after posting a four fault second round in a time of 29.147 seconds.

Third place finisher, Cameron Parke of Marietta, Georgia, and her own Santa Rosa C posted double clear rounds in times of 73.501 and 33.277 seconds, respectively.

Falcon Ridge Stables’ Captivate and Annie Parsons of Atlanta, Georgia earned fifth place with their four fault second round in a time of 29.648 seconds. Jesca Henning of Milton, Georgia and Maarten Huygens’ Zaander VD Veoldekensho Eve Z placed sixth for their four fault second round in a time of 35.34, and seventh was awarded to Lauren Lemaster of Austell, Georgia and her own Lancelot Quainton, who finished their second round with four faults in a time of 36.190 seconds. Eighth was awarded to Chasm Z, owned by Madison Akins and ridden by Isabelle Blackstone of Monroe, Georgia, and Christian Currey of Franklin, Tennessee picked up ninth place with his own Vigaro. Courtney Kelling of Marietta, Georgia and her own Finnegan placed tenth, and Caliente, owned by Kate O’Grady and ridden by Sally Nicholas of Smyrna, Georgia, wrapped up the class in twelfth place.

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Payne and Quintessence Win $5,000 Classic Company Welcome

Week I of the Atlanta Fall Classic kicked off on the 8th and welcomed big numbers to the jumper divisions.

Jumper action got under way at the Olympic venue with the $5,000 Welcome and saw twenty-three tackle the course designed by Paul Jewel of Lambertville, New Jersey. First round was set with a time allowed of 74 seconds and the second was set at 47 seconds.

Doug Payne of Aiken, South Carolina entered and rode three mounts to the winner’s circle. As fourth to go in the order with Kelsey Calabro’s Home James, the pair posted the first double clear rounds and set the time to beat at 38.381 seconds.

Macie Atwood of Brentwood, Tennessee and her own SCS Luigi followed with the next set of double clear rounds and took the lead from Payne with their 35.915 second round time.

Heather Steinman of Canton, Georgia and Alexandra Doyle’s Carto’s Star’s 34.751 seconds followed Atwood and took the lead, which would see Atwood and SCS Luigi finish in sixth place overall.

J. F. Gagne of Columbus, South Carolina and Lyons Creek Sporthorses, Ltd’s Lyons Creek Dragon Bleu followed with double clear rounds, but their second-round time of 35.936 seconds would see them finish in seventh overall.

Payne returned to the arena, this time in the irons of Quintessence, owned by Jane Dudinsky. The pair bested the leading second round time with their own 34.474 seconds and took the lead.

Steinman and Elisabeth Yeager’s Hot Spot challenged that time with their own clear second round of 35.176 seconds but would settle into fifth place overall.

Maarten Huygens’ Fintan, ridden by Paul Macrae of Alpharetta, Georgia, followed with the next set of double clear rounds, but their time of 35.944 would see them finish in eighth place.

Charles Casey of Birmingham, Alabama in the irons of Double C Sporthorses’ CC Kolaborant also posted double clear rounds, but their second-round time of 36.325 seconds put them in ninth place overall.

Steinman returned to the ring, this time in the irons of Courtney Kelling’s Finnegan and looked to take the lead from Payne with their double clear rounds in a fast jump off time of 34.731, but by a mere hundredth of a second, would finish in second place.

Tenth was awarded to Emily Chavez’ Morning De Reve, ridden by Gagne. Payne picked up an eleventh place for his ride on Wendy Luce’s Marshal M Dillon and Sydney Long of Atlanta, Georgia rode her own Venchy De Bornival to a twelfth place finish.

“Quintessence is the best jumper I ever rode,” commented Payne. “He’s done really well over the last few months, winning the 6-year-olds in Kentucky and most recently in Princeton,” he added.

Tim Maddrix and Ebelina W Victorious in the $15,000 Jumper Classic

Twenty-three horse and rider teams tackled the course designed by Paul Jewel on Saturday in the Olympic Arena and Tim Maddrix of Leeds, Alabama took top honors with his own Ebelina W.

The 1.25 m course had a first round time allowed of 83 seconds. Only four advanced to the jump off round which was set with a time allowed of 47 seconds.

Doug Payne, winner of the $5,000 Welcome Week I, was the first to post a clear round in a time of 80.282 seconds with Wendy Luce’s Marshal M. Dillon. Maddrix followed with his own Ebelina W in a clear first round in a time of 81.979 which insured a jump off to the delight of the crowd.

Macie Attwood and her own SCS Luigi added themselves to the jump off roster after posting their first round clear score in a time of 79.876 seconds. Payne added another ride for the jump off round with Kelsey Calabro’s Home James after posting a clear first round in a time of 78.088 seconds.

As the first to go in the jump off round with Marshal M. Dillon, Payne posted a clear 42.110 seconds, well within the 47 seconds time allowed. Maddrix was up next with Ebelina W and also went clear with a time of 41.546 seconds, taking the lead.

Atwood and SCS Luigi followed but with four jump faults and 12 time faults for their time of 54.516 seconds, would settle into fourth place overall.

Payne and Home James sat it the desirable last to go spot, and looked to beat Maddrix and Ebelina W’s time. But a rail and four jump faults in a time of 39.081 seconds would find them finishing in third overall. “The time allowed was really snug. I tried to beat Tim’s time, but I knocked the front rail at the second element in the triple,” said Payne. “Tim rode well and had me by a second and a half off the first horse. I went for it and took a shot and well, you win some and you lose some. It’s just the nature of the sport,” he added.

The final results had Maddrix and Ebelina W with the win and Payne picking up second and third with Marshal M. Dillon and Homes James, respectively.

Fifth was Maarten Huygens’ Casquino, ridden by Paul Macrae, with an 84.381 second first round with two time faults, and Payne picked up a sixth place finish with Quintessence, owned by Jane Dudinsky, for their four fault first round in a time of 76.983 seconds.

Seventh place went to Sydney Long of Atlanta, Georgia and her own Take Two for their four fault first round in a time of 77.944 seconds, and Caroline Michele Dugas of Birmingham, Alabama and her own Skyfall earned an eighth-place finish for their four fault first round in a time of 78.802 seconds. Heather Steinman of Canton, Georgia earned ninth and tenth placings with Elisabeth Yeager’s Hot Spot and Livhaven Stables’ Itile Horta, respectively, while Long returned to the ring with her own Venchy De Bornival for an eleventh placing. Charles Casey of Birmingham, Alabama in the irons of Double C Sporthorses’ CC Kolaborant wrapped up the class with a twelfth place ribbon.

Second and third place finisher Payne commented, “There were a good group of horses here. The course was tricky enough and rode bigger and a lot more interesting than it looked and It suited my horses very well.

“Marshal M. Dillon is owned by Wendy Luce in Milford [NJ] and I’ve ridden for her for a long time. We bought him quite young and initially as an event horse. He got to the Preliminary level and it just didn’t suit him, so we moved over to the jumpers. Marshall is a beautiful horse and has really come along over the last three months,” said Payne.

“Home James is a really great horse and has just got the biggest heart. When he came to us about four or five months ago, he had lost his left eye from an infection. But the owners wanted us to play it by ear and give him a shot,” he said. “Sometimes the shadows make it a little tough for him, but he really just gives it his all. He actually won the $35,000 Grand Prix in Charleston Week II last summer. He’s a little weird with shadows and the Olympic Arena here is a tough setting for him, but he is the most genuine and big-hearted creature,” he added.

Payne continued, “We’ve got a great group here. We brought 11 horses and we have three other students showing with us too. Two of our horses are going to the Jockey Club in Ocala next week for an event and this is the perfect prep for us. They’ve done really well here and they got to jump in the big ring. I haven’t been here in a couple of years and the footing is a huge improvement over what it used to be. The rain really hit us here this week and the footing held up really well, especially with the Classic Company guys managing it-really a great job!” he added.

Abigail Beaty Pilots Via Dolorosa to the win in the $5,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic

Saturday’s first installment of the $25,000 Barry Lane Classic saw 21 enter the 1.10 m class and awarded Abigail Beaty of Indian Springs, Alabama and her own Via Dolorosa the first place ribbon for their double clear rounds in times of 73.132 seconds and 33.131 seconds, respectively.

Of the twenty-one entries, twelve advanced to a second-round opportunity and only five went clear. Jack Dengler of Marietta, Georgia and Castlewood farm, Inc.’s Kira Van De Vaartdijk were the first to advance to the second round and set the new time to beat at 33.396 seconds.

Four horse and team riders later, Beaty challenged that time and grabbed the lead with her own 33.131 seconds. Adam Edgar of Leesburg, Virginia and Ellie Miller’s Zathura got close with their own 33.511 clear second round, but settled into a third-place finish. Lucy Reich of Birmingham, Alabama and Booth Parker’s Nomination Hastak earned double clear rounds, but their second round in a time of 34.528 seconds saw them finish in fourth overall.

Grace Jordan or Marietta, Georgia and Darragh Kerin’s Rossco also turned in double clear rounds, but their second round in a time of 36.930 seconds landed them in fifth place overall.

Sixth was awarded to Alexandra Doyle of Canton, Georgia and her own Carto’s Star for their four fault second round in a time of 30.746 seconds.

Ella Duffy of Marietta, Georgia rode Missy Nolen’s Croft Original to a seventh-place finish and Lucy Reich of Birmingham, Alabama rode Ashley Hayden Morrison’s Cucino Z to an eighth-place ribbon.

Clayton Mullis piloted his own Tower Lux to a ninth-place finish, and Paris, owned and ridden by Jordan Keay Dillenberg, placed ninth. Grace Jordan of Marietta, Georgia rode Sarah Kerins’ Camboro to an eleventh-place ribbon and Accomplice, owned and ridden by Grace Asbury of Atlanta, Georgia, wrapped up the class in twelfth place.

Alexandra Doyle and Carto’s Star Win the $7,500 NAL WIHS Barry Lane Jumper Classic

Twenty-five horse and rider teams competed in the $7,500 Barry Lane Jumper Classic, the second installment of the $25,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic, Week I at the Atlanta Fall Classic.

The 1.10 m course designed by Paul Jewel was set with a first round time allowed of 77 seconds and 48 seconds for the second round. Only eight advanced to a second round opportunity. Adam Edgar and Ellie Miller’s Zathura were the first to post double clear rounds and set the time to beat in the second round at 38.783 seconds. Jordan Grace and Sarah Kerins’ Camboro tried to take the lead, but their clear second round in a time of 43.690 would finish the pair in third place overall.

Doyle and Carto’s Star sat in the second to last to ride in the order of go and posted lightning fast double clear rounds. Their second-round time in 37.841 seconds stole the lead and the win, moving Edgar and Zathura into the second place finish.

“I thought it was a really clever course. He [Paul Jewel] is an excellent designer and really set it up so it baited you to go fast in sections, where you really shouldn’t,” commented Doyle.

“My grey horses is pretty hot and has a lot of anxiety. My plan was to just get around the first course safely and correctly. The second round I just let him go a bit. He’s a naturally quick horse and he really enjoys his job. I want to give him a good ride and don’t want to give him any mental setbacks.

I’ve had him about a year. He really wants to do well and he is so afraid that he won’t do well, he freaks himself out. He’s such a good boy and I owe that horse everything,” said Doyle.

Isabelle Blackstone and Madison Akins’ Chasm Z finished in fourth with the fastest four fault second round in 37.819 seconds. Fifth was awarded to Lucy Reich and Booth Parker’s Nomination Hastak.

Doyle returned for the sixth-place ribbon in the irons of her own Wrozbita for their four fault second round in a time of 40.780 seconds. “I’ve had this horse for about a month. This was his second show in America and it’s his first time in Conyers. I want to say he was imported a month and a half ago but he was jumping on the larger side in Europe. I Was trying horses at Paul Mcrae’s and he suggested I ride him. I did and it has turned out really well. He’s been a good boy. I’ll definitely be showing both horses in the Barry Lane Jumper Classics next weekend,” she said.

Jordan Keay Dillenberg brought home the seventh-place ribbon with her own Paris, and Celia Cram of Aiken, South Carolina rode her own Auspicious to an eighth-place finish. Clayton Mullis earned ninth with his own Tower Lux and Abigail Beaty rode her own Via Dolorosa to a tenth-place ribbon. Grace Jordan of Marietta, Georgia and Darragh Kerins’ Rossco placed eleventh, and Grace Asbury and her own Accomplice wrapped up the class in twelfth place.

Natalie Geller Earns Top Scores in Classic Hunter Derby

Natalie Geller of Alpharetta, Georgia rode the first and second place $3,000 Classic Hunter Derby winners to top scores Week I of the Atlanta Fall Classic.

The winning ride in the irons of Holly Sims’ Sunkist saw first and second round scores of 84, for a total of 168 which bested the competition. Her second ride, Lori Christman’s On Board, led the first round with a score of 86, but their second-round score of 78 finished them in second place for a total of 164.

Javite, owned and ridden by Katie Kittrell of Madison, Georgia, rode to the third-place ribbon with a total score of 154 and the $250 3’3” Non Pro Rider Bonus. Eljero, owned and ridden by Sarah Williams of Peach Tree City, Georgia, earned a fourth place for their combined score of 153 and the $150 3’3” Non Pro Rider Bonus.

Low Country Phantom, owned and ridden by Laura Neely of Savanah, Georgia, placed fifth for their combined score of 146 and earned the $250 3’ Non Pro Rider Bonus. Josie Evans of Covington, Georgia rode to both the sixth and eighth placings in the irons of Lynn Laird’s Mandolin and her own QVF Colt Seavers, respectively. Her performance on Mandolin earned them the $150 3’ Non Pro Rider Bonus also. Conrad 10, owned by Seven Hills Farm and ridden by Kristin Martiniello, placed seventh and also earned her the $100 3’3” Non Pro Rider Bonus.

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Hunter News from Week I of the Atlanta Fall Classic

Hunt Tosh and Bastogne [photo by Alison Hartwell Photography]

The highly anticipated $30,000 Green Hunter Classic, sponsored by Ariat and Friends of Ellen Veitch, took to the Olympic Arena at the Georgia International Horse Park and welcomed twenty-one finalists to the inaugural Classic championship.

Riders showed their horses in the Sidelines Green Hunter 3′ and 3’3″ Divisions all year hopeful to qualify for this inaugural Classic. The first round of the 3′ class had fourteen horse and rider teams and the 3’3″ saw seven horse and rider teams.

Bastogne, owned by Doug Wheeler and ridden by Hunt Tosh of Milton, Georgia, galloped away with the first place honors and their $9,000 share of the prize money, besting twenty other horse and rider teams. “Bastogne is five years old and we only started him in the Green Hunter Division in the Spring. He hasn’t even been doing this a full year! He is one of our greener horses but he went really well today. We went early in the first round and we turned in a really nice first round and his second round was more of a handy course for the Green Hunters and he did well in that too, turning in two solid, nice rounds,” commented Tosh.

Bastogne and Tosh’ s total score of 176 led the pack followed by Walkabout Investments, LLC’s Godric Gryffindor, ridden by Erin Mccabe Clayton of Zionsville, Indiana, with their overall score of 171. Daniel Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina in the irons of Liz Hudspeth’s Limelight, LTD earned an overall score of 169, awarding them a third place.

Tosh returned for a fourth place ribbon this time in the irons of Ceil Wheeler’s Lights Out with their overall score of 167. “He’s only six and we started him out in Florida last winter and he ended up winning the future hunter championships. He’s had a bit of a break but he went really nicely here. He had a little rub in the one round which kept him from placing higher, but we were happy with him,” commented Tosh. “This class was great for him and we’re excited about starting him the First Year Greens in 2018,” he added.

Kelly Sims’ Eleventh Hour, ridden by Michael Leon of West Hollywood, California, placed fifth with their overall score of 161.5, and Isabella Lafferty’s Argento, ridden by Carolyn Bell of Alpharetta, Georgia, placed sixth with their overall score of 160.

Tosh picked up a seventh with Douglas Wheeler’s Uptown for their overall score of 159.5. “Uptown is a six-year-old and has been really doing well and although we had a little mistake in the first round, we did well in the second round and overall went nicely. He’s a blast to ride!”

David Jennings of Franklin, Tennessee picked up eighth and ninth places with Belle Rolfe’s Boure [overall score 157.5] and Sabina Holtzman’s Jerez Mail [overall score 150].

Karen Lackinger’s Gratis, ridden by Elizabeth Boyd of Camden, South Carolina, placed tenth with their overall score of 145, and Eleese Shillingford’s Odyssey, ridden by Carolyn Bell, placed eleventh for their 126 overall score. Cypress, owned by Missy Nolen and ridden by Tim Maddrix of Leeds, Alabama, wrapped up the class with twelfth place and an overall score of 124.

“To get three nice checks was really great,” said Tosh. “Classes like this make you feel like you’re ready to move up to the 1st Year Greens. The Classic gives the owners, riders and trainers something to look forward to and to jump for $30,000 is really great.

“Our horses did well and everyone in the class did a great job,” Tosh continued. “I think it’s great that Bob offers the Green Hunters for $5 a division and gives everyone something to shoot for with this $30,000 Green Hunter Classic,” he added. “We have the Capital Challenge and then we’re finished. To have this class come later is perfect and Paul [Jewell] did a wonderful job with the course.

“Because of classes like these, we’re able to develop our horses and move them up next year. Now we have some new young ones to school and we’ll definitely be back to show in the Classic Company Green Hunters,” he added.  Tosh also received a pair of Fabbri Boots from Susan Benson and Somerset Sport Equestrian Trading.

Bob Bell commented, “We are so pleased with the success of our inaugural $30,000 Green Hunter Classic. We are committed to the development of our hunter horses and feel that by offering the Division for only $5 and then producing a $30,000 Finals Classic helps the horses, owners and riders continue to produce quality hunters,” he said. “To dedicate this Classic to our dear friend Ellen Veitch makes it that more special,” he added. “We are appreciative to everyone who supported our efforts this year and would like to especially thank Ariat for its sponsorship.”

True Enough and Michael Leon Win the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Kruse Cushion Ride

Michael Leon of West Hollywood, California and Kelly Sim’s True Enough bested a field of twenty-five horse and rider teams to take the win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Leon had four horses in the class and guided three of them to finish in the top twelve. “It was fun,” said Leon. “The course was nice and open and he [True Enough] jumped really bright which let me show off how scopey he is with a couple of nice long gallops to a single. In the handy, he was really on it – very bright and strong,” he said. “He’s one of those horses that just wants to win,” he added.

“True Enough is seven coming eight and I’ve been riding him since last June in the Green Divisions. This is our third National Derby win,” he commented.

Leon also picked up the second place ribbon with his own Nil Du Buffant Rouge, also known as ‘Frenchy’. “He is a veteran,” commented Leon. “He’s 15 years old and I’ve won more than ten National Derbies and three International Derbies with him. I did it for fun and to be competitive. I try equally on all of the horses I ride, whether they are mine or my clients’,” he said. “Frenchy jumped beautifully, but he had a little swap at the last jump which moved him down in the placing.”

Third place was awarded to Tim Maddrix and Missy Nolen’s Special, and Cassico, owned by Rebekah warren and ridden by Julie Curtin, finished in fourth place.

Sue Gibbs’ Gioia, ridden by Vick Russell of Columbus, North Carolina, earned a fifth place finish, and Leon returned with Kelly Sims’ True Story for a sixth place ribbon.

Kat Fuqua of Atlanta, Georgia and her won RS Levitation placed seventh, and Matt Martin of Petersburgh, Tennessee rode Jessica Dicampli’s Berlinka to an eighth place finish. Shane Powell of Sterling, Massachusetts rode Sydney Mannon’s One Love to a ninth place finish, and Kat Fuqua took home the tenth place ribbon with her own High Noon 3E. Curtin and her own Honey Badger finished in eleventh place, and Russell returned for the twelfth place ribbon, this time in the irons of Skipping Foal Sport Horses’ Corton Charlemagne.

“This is my first year here,” said Leon. “I showed here in June and then relocated to the area from California so this is the first time for me making it to all of these shows,” he said. “Bob does a fantastic job. It’s been a breath of fresh air for me to experience Classic Company shows and their team. The show management and staff all the way to the folks who work the in gate – everyone is nice, the show runs on time, and you can just feel how much this horse show cares about the horses, competitors and owners. It really makes a difference how the Classic Company really cares about the professionals and stays on top of everything. Bob is out at the rings, the staff is always eager to help you out and everyone is so nice,” he said.  “We’ll be here next week too and I’m looking forward to riding four in the International.”

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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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Jennings and KM Corfina Win the $35,000 Classic Grand Prix

David Jennings and KM Corfina.

Michel Vaillancourt, originally from Quebec, Canada, former Olympian and 2015 Pan American Games course designer, put the riders to the test in last night’s $35,000 Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO.

David Jennings of Franklin, Tennessee was the first to go in the irons of Masie Mcswain and Full Circle Farm’s Blue Moon 22. Although the pair beat the time allowed of 83 seconds with their time of 80.384 seconds, a rail at the triple combination would cost them four faults and they finished in fourth place overall.

Nobody was able to turn in a clean first round effort until Haley Gassel of Lenoir City, Tennessee, Jennings’s student and winner of last week’s $35,000 Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO, and her own Quite Dark 2 turned in the first clear round in a time of 80.487 seconds.

Gassel sat in the lead until her mentor, Jennings, returned to the Olympic Arena, this time in the irons of KM Farms’ KM Corfina. The pair turned in the second clear round in the prix in a time of 76.548 seconds and to the delight of the crowd, ensured there would be a jump off round!

None of the riders following Jennings in the jump order turned in clear rounds and the stage was set for the teacher versus student jump off round.

“Michel set a very technical course,” commented Jennings. “I have ridden many of Michel’s courses and have found they are built according to who is in the class,” he added. “While the course wasn’t too big, it was a tough, technical ride,” he said.

Vaillancourt set the jump off round with a time allowed of 48 seconds. Gassel and Quite Dark 2 were first to go, turning in a clear round and setting the time to beat at 37.094 seconds. But her mentor Jennings and KM Corfina followed and posted a fault-free round in a time of 36.912 seconds, securing the win.

“It is really rewarding to ride against one of my students,” commented Jennings. “Haley has worked her way up the ranks and has been progressing really well,” he added. “When I ride against anyone, including my students, I do my best,” he said. “I ride to win and hopefully my students can see what I am doing so they can emulate that in their future rides,” he said.

KM Corfina is an 8 year old mare Jennings and KM Farm imported last January. “This is her second grand prix and her second win,” said Jennings. “She is progressing nicely and looks to be a great amateur or grand prix horse,” he said. “She is one of our sale horses and we expect great things from her this winter,” he added.

Final placings for the $35,000 Classic Grand Prix awarded third place honors to the fastest four-fault round, turned in by Michael Tokaruk of Germantown, Tennessee and A Propos, owned by Ilan Ferder, in a time of 72.741 seconds. Fourth place went to Jennings in the irons of Blue Moon 22, and fifth was awarded to Kelly Arani of Dover, Massachusetts and Marigot Bay Farm, LLC’s Artani, 2 who turned in a first round time in 83.585 seconds with four jump faults and one time fault.

Leann Kelly of Valatie, New York and Honorway Farm, LLC’s Leander placed sixth with eight jump faults in a time of 77.056 seconds, and seventh was awarded to Amy Yoder’s Stitch, ridden by Carlos Aramburo of Red Banks, Mississippi. David Geitner of Aiken, South Carolina in the irons of Lionshare Farm’s Creativo received eighth place after posting an eight fault first round in a time of 80.043 seconds. Ninth was awarded to Gassel and her own Werner 61 after turning in an eight fault first round in a time of 81.750 seconds.

The Atlanta Fall Classic is wrapping up the competition today at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympics. More than $300,000 in prize money is offered over the two AA weeks and riders have the opportunity to compete in the Olympic arena and participate in the Zone 4 Finals, the $25,000 Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classics, EMO Equitation Finals and the National Classic Equitation Finals. The facility recently installed new footing 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.

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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Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classics Offer Trifecta to Children’s/Adult Riders

Madison Akins pilots her own Chasm Z to the win in Friday’s $5,000 Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classic in the Olympic Arena Week I at the Atlanta Fall Classic.

Week I of the Atlanta Fall Classic offered the Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classics totaling $25,000 in prize money. These popular Children’s/Adult Jumpers Classics kicked off on Friday at a 1.10m, followed by the 1.10m Saturday and wrapped up Sunday with a 1.15m Classic.

Friday’s $5,000 Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classic welcomed 34 horse and rider teams to a course designed by former Assistant Olympic Course Designer, Manuel Esparza.

The first round was set at 74 seconds time allowed and fourteen went clear. The second rounds saw only eight go double clear and Natalie Geller of Canton, Georgia and her own Caletto V led the way with a time of 38.059 seconds, well within the 55 seconds time allowed. Madison Akins of Winder, Georgia in the irons of her own Chasm Z challenged Geller’s time and set the new time to beat at 35.030 seconds. Geller and Caletto V would finish in seventh place overall.

Fairfield Farm, LLC’s Whip Jet 41, piloted by Baily Martin of Birmingham, Alabama, followed Akins and Chasm Z, but their second round time of 37.902 would see them finish in sixth place overall.

Natalie Hughes of Spring Hill, Florida and her own Ramona Quimby were the next to turn in a second round, but four faults in a time of 34.855 would have them finish in ninth place. Mary Elise Nolan of Leeds, Alabama in the irons of her own Take a Chance looked to beat Geller, but their time of 36.724 seconds would find them finishing in fifth.

Hannah Fuller of Green Village, New Jersey and her own Sonrisa’s second round effort resulted in four jump faults and their time of 60.523 seconds earned six time faults; the pair would finish in thirteenth place.

Wimberly Debono of Birmingham, Alabama and her own Indecision turned in a second round effort in a time of 46.588 seconds, but with four jump faults, would finish in twelfth place overall. Cahal, owned and ridden by Mattie Worsham of Cumming, Georgia, turned in a second round effort in a time of 36.341 seconds with four jump faults placing them in tenth place.

Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready, ridden by Sydney Crenshaw of Canton, Georgia, turned in a fault-free second round in a time of 32.905 seconds, stealing the lead from Akins and Chasm Z.

Alexandra Lundin of Austin, Texas and her own Pantera returned for a second round effort, but after posting four faults in a time of 27.262 seconds, would finish in eleventh place overall. Bailey Martin of Birmingham, Alabama and her own Contador De Bornival tried to beat Akins’ time, but after posting a fault-free second round effort in 35.620 seconds, would find themselves in second place. Makoa, owned by Kaitlyn Timblin and ridden by Hannah Fuller, also turned in a second round fault-free performance. Their time of 38.759 seconds would not beat Akins and Chasm Z and the pair finished in eighth place overall. Captivate, owned by Charity Durgin and ridden by Isabel Harbour of Alpharetta, Georgia, also advanced to the second round; however, their fault-free time of 35.960 seconds would not catch Akins and they finished in fourth place overall, leaving Akins and Chasm Z the victors.

Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classics Part II
The second installment of the Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classic 1.10m took place Saturday and offered a purse of $10,000. Thirty eight horse and rider teams navigated the course, but only nine advanced to the jump off round.

Isabel Harbour, in the irons of Charity Durgin’s Captivate, was the first to tackle the course in a time of 75.422 seconds, within the 76 seconds time allowed. Their jump off round resulted in another fault-free effort in 46.129 seconds, within the 64 seconds time allowed and set the time to beat.

Hannah Fuller, in the irons of Kaitlyn Timblin’s Makoa, posted a first round effort in a time of 75.422 seconds and followed Harbour with a fault-free jump off round in 41.982 seconds, ousting Harbour and Captivate from the lead position.

Steven Turilli’s Raphael IV, ridden by Austin Cumming of Madison, Georgia, turned in a first round effort in a time of 75.925 seconds. They followed Fuller in the jump off order and turned in a four fault round in 44.264 seconds, which landed them in eighth place overall. Helen Julianov of Paris, Kentucky in the irons of Palmer Divide Ranch’s Castelli advanced to the jump off round after posting a first round effort in 75.481 seconds. A rail and a time of 50 seconds would see the pair finish in ninth place overall.

Heather Zuber of Zionsville, Indiana riding her own Hawkeye turned in a first round effort in a time of 73.690 seconds and a clear jump off round in a time of 45.837 seconds, which set the new time to beat.

Isabel Harbour and Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready turned in a first round effort in a time of 74.025. Their jump-off round in time of 41.910 seconds took the lead from Zuber.

Mary Elise Nolan and her own Take a Chance posted a first round effort in a time of 76.384 seconds. Their jump off round time of 38.379 put them in the lead although two additional horse and rider teams had yet to go in the jump off round.

Meghan Flanagan and Fairfield Farm’s Fitz followed Nolan in the jump off order and posted a time of 41.548 seconds with four jump faults which would place them in seventh place overall. Akins and Chasm Z were in the last to go position and tried to beat the new time set by Nolan, but their time of 38.833 seconds and four jump faults saw the pair finish in sixth place overall, leaving Nolan and Take a Chance in the winner’s circle.

Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classics Part III
Sunday the $10,000 Barry Lane Memorial Jumper Classic was set at 1.15 m and saw twenty five horse and rider teams tackle the first round.

Eleven riders advanced to a second round opportunity and Samantha Johnson of Skillman, New Jersey and her own Airport Duchateau Hollogne led the pack. They followed their first round in a time of 72.009 seconds, within the 76 seconds time allowed, with a clear second round in a time of 33.031 seconds and set the time to beat.

Mattie Worsham of Cumming, Georgia and her own Cabal were the next to go clean in their first round with a time of 69.025 seconds. Their second round effort saw the pair drop a rail earning four jump faults in a time of 30.276 seconds which would place them in ninth place overall.

Christian Currey of Franklin, Tennessee and Page Tredennick’s Vigaro posted a first round effort in a time of 75.396 seconds and a fault-free, second round in a time of 30.751 seconds, setting the new time to beat.

Annie Miller of Salt Lake City, Utah and her own HJ Dudinka followed Currey with a first round effort in a time of 70.121 seconds and turned in a fault-free, second round in a time of 30.264 seconds, ousting Currey and Vigaro from the lead position.

Heather Zuber and her own Phoenix were the next pair to turn in a clean first-round effort in a time of 73.290 seconds. However, their second round in a time of 33.213 seconds wouldn’t beat the time to beat and the pair would finish in seventh place overall. Isabel Harbour and Charity Durgin’s Captivate turned in a clean first round with a time of 75.789 seconds. Their fault-free, second round in a time of 33.026 seconds placed them in fifth place overall.

Camera Ready, owned by Fit to Print Farm and ridden by Isabel Harbour, turned in a fault-free first round in a time of 73.048 seconds. Their second round effort resulted in a fault free time of 32.145 seconds, which would place them in third place overall.

Madison Akins and her own Chasm Z had a clear first round effort in a time of 73.209 seconds; however, a fall in the second round would find them finishing in eleventh place overall. Meghan Flanagan and Fairfield Farms LLC’s Whip Jet 41 turned in a clean first round effort in a time of 73.789 seconds; however, eight jump faults in a time of 33.951 seconds would see the pair finish in tenth place overall.

Zuber returned to the Olympic Arena, this time in the irons of her own Hawkeye and turned in a fault-free, first round effort in a time of 75.763 seconds. Their second round resulted in a time of 32.806 seconds, ensuring Miller and HJ Dudinka the win and placing Zuber and Hawkeye in fourth place overall. Currey and Vigaro finished in second place, followed by Harbour and Camera Ready.

These Children’s/Adult Jumper Classics memorialize Barry Lane, the well-respected Atlanta horse trainer who was a strong supporter of the Atlanta Classics. “These Classics are something that has grown in popularity over the years,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic Company. “We look forward to offering more of these jumper classics at our 2016 shows,” he added.

The 20th anniversary show of the Atlanta Fall Classic kicked off at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympic Games, on Wednesday. There are few stalls available, so if you haven’t sent your entries in yet, call the office at 843.768.5503 or email jonathan@classiccompany.com to reserve your stalls now. Then enter online at horseshowsonline.com and remove the hassle from filling out entries!

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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Gassel Pilots Quite Dark 2 to the Winner’s Circle in the $35,000 Classic Grand Prix

The $35,000 Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO, took place Saturday night in the Olympic arena at the Atlanta Fall Classic. Former Olympic Assistant Course Designer, Manuel Esparza, set the first round time allowed at 82 seconds and only five horse and rider teams advanced to the jump off.

The field of Grand Prix riders competing in Saturday night’s $35,000 Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO, are all well known, but it was the youngest amateur rider, Haley Gassel of Lenoir City, Tennessee and her own Quite Dark 2, who won the class.

“I’m kind of the underdog here,” said Gassel. “This is just my second full year showing Grand Prix and I’ve had ‘QD’ [Quite Dark 2] for about two and a half years,” she said. “I worked my way up, starting with the Highs then the Grand Prix. After I won my first one [Grand Prix] last July, I always thought that if I could win one per year, that would be good,” she said. “I knew that this year was almost done and although I have had good placings, I was trying not to be too hard on myself if I didn’t make my goal,” she said.

Gassel and Quite Dark 2 were the last to go clean in the first round, posting a time of 78.098 seconds, earning the enviable last to go spot in the jump off round.

Gemma Paternoster of Wellington, Florida, winner of Thursday’s $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcome, and fresh back to the competition ring after recovering from a broken shin bone, was the first to take on the jump off round on her own Osiris. The pair had turned in a clear first round effort in a time of 77.767 seconds and followed it with a fault-free jump off round in a time of 49.612 seconds, well within the 66 seconds time allowed.

Lauren Hester of Lexington, Kentucky, in the irons of Hester Equestrian LLC’s Clueless P, followed Paternoster and turned in a clear round with a time of 43.958 seconds and set the new time to beat.

One of most well-known, high speed Grand Prix riders, Laura Linback of Morriston, Florida, followed Hester in the irons of Rolling Acres Farm’s Whittaker MVNZ. The pair turned in a fault-free jump off round in a time of 42.613 seconds and took the lead.

Glenn Hartigan of Canton, Georgia, riding his own Z-Coco Cabana, followed Linback in the jump off round. A rail at the second fence with a time of 46.678 seconds would see the pair finish in fifth place overall.

Hassel and Quite Dark 2 were up next. “I’ve gone up against Laura for the past couple of years and I know she is extremely fast,” commented Hassel. “When I ride against her, I have to find ways to beat her,” she said. “But I didn’t watch her go and I didn’t know her time. I only watched Gemma and part of Glen’s and it worked out,” she said. “Sometimes I imitate what they are doing and by not watching them, it allowed me to have my own ideas on what to do and that worked out for me,” she added. Gassel turned in a fault-free round in a time of 40.729 seconds, winning the $35,000 Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO.

“The jump off was really fun,” commented Gassel. “He [Esparza] made it so you couldn’t run around the whole course, which I prefer. There were a few tight roll backs and my horse is really good at turning tight. Even though he is huge and almost 18 hands, he can really turn that fast,” she added. “I thought he did a great job with the course and included lots of galloping and turns,” she said.

“I love Manuel Esparza courses,” she continued. “He is very fair and builds according to who is in the classes and he builds appropriately. The jumps were plenty big enough at m 1.40-m 1.50 and the technicality was right on,” said Gassel.

With Gassel and Quite Dark 2 stealing the lead, Linback and Rolling Acres Farm’s Whittaker MVNZ would finish in second place. The yellow ribbon was awarded to Hester and Hester Equestrian LLC’s Clueless P. Fourth place honors went to Paternoster and her own Osiris. This is the last horse show Osiris will compete in before being shipped back to England to enjoy retirement.

Hartigan and his own Z-Coco Cabana finished in fifth, followed by Daniel Geitner of Aiken , South Carolina and Lionshare Farm’s Creativo. Geitner and Creativo turned in a four-fault, first round effort in a time of 73.383 seconds.

Linback returned for the seventh place ribbon, this time in the irons of Woodrun Acres Farm’s HH Dauphin. The pair turned in a first round effort in a time of 73.514 seconds and four jump faults.

Leann Kelly of Valatie, New York and Honorway Farm LLC’s Leander finished in eighth place after a first round effort resulting in eight jump faults in a time of 80.034 seconds.

Richard Cheska of Waukesha, Wisconsin and his own Alonso du Monselet finished in ninth place, followed by Amy Yoder’s Stitch, ridden by Carlos Aramburo of Red Banks, Mississippi. Paternoster returned with her own Zonneglans to pick up the eleventh place ribbon.

“I’m really excited that I won,” said Gassel. “I have been coming here since I was a kid showing Short Stirrup. So just to be out there with them makes me happy,” she added.

Kastel Denmark Style of Riding Award

Annie Miller of Salt Lake City, Utah, winner of Sunday’s $10,000 Barry Lane Memorial Jumper 1.15 m Classic, was awarded the Kastel Denmark Style of Riding Award. This honor is awarded to the rider who exhibits the best American style of riding and possesses the respectful, dignified, courteous and workmanlike manner of a true sportsman.

The 20th anniversary show of the Atlanta Fall Classic kicked off at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympic Games, on Wednesday. There are few stalls available, so if you haven’t sent your entries in yet, call the office at 843.768.5503 or email jonathan@classiccompany.com to reserve your stalls now. Then enter online at horseshowsonline.com and remove the hassle from filling out entries!

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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Fantastic Friday at the Atlanta Fall Classic

Sydney Crenshaw pilots Camera Ready to the win in the $5,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic.

Atlanta Fall Classic Crowns NCE Champions, $5,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic Results, and Curtain Wins $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

The Atlanta Fall Classic was hopping yesterday with nonstop activity in the jumper, hunter, equitation and breeding divisions at the Georgia International Horse Park!

The Week I featured favorite, the $5,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic, saw 34 horse and rider teams take to the 1.10 m course with a first round time allowed of 74 seconds. Fit to Print Farm is regular in the winner’s circle in this event and 2015 proved to be no different. Of the eight who turned in double clear efforts, Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready, piloted by Sydney Crenshaw of Canton, Georgia, turned in double clear efforts in times of 64.491 seconds and 32.095 seconds, respectively. Chasm Z, owned and ridden by Madison Akins of Winder, Georgia, turned in the second fastest double clean effort in times of 69.978 and 35.030 seconds, respectively, securing second place honors. Bailey Martin’s Contador De Bornival came in third with times of 67.915 and 35.620 seconds, respectively, while fourth place honors went to Charity Durgin’s Captivate, ridden by Isabel Harbour, in times of 71.133 and 35.960 seconds, respectively. For complete details on this class, click here.

Tonight the prize money increases to $10,000 in the second installment of the Barry Lane Jumper Classics and it is shaping up to be an exciting competition!

The National Classic Equitation Finals

Last night under the covered arena, the riders competed for the National Classic Equitation Championship honors. Riders competed throughout the year in Classic Company NCE Classes in order to earn an invitation to compete in the Finals. “These Finals are so important to the growth of our industry and sport and provide recognition for the riders and their horses who have worked hard for a chance to compete,” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.

Congratulations to all National Classic Equitation Finalists and the Champions!

Curtin is victorious in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia, in the irons of Charlotte Warren’s Enticement, was on the hunt for the blue in yesterday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby! Their combined first and second round scores of 180 points bested fourteen horse and rider teams and secured the win!

Julie Curtin and Enticement
Julie Curtin and Enticement

Second place was awarded to Lord Nelson, owned by Renee Gruenthal and ridden by Leah Rodman of Miami, Florida, who earned a combined first and second round score of 168.5 points. With a combined score of 168 points, third place honors were awarded to Braemer Road’s Midnight Hour, ridden by Emma Wilson of Savannah, Georgia. Fourth place was awarded to Ruth Bley’s Casanova M, ridden by Elizabeth Boyd of Camden, South Carolina, after earning a combined score of 160 points. Valentine, owned by Wendy Arndt and ridden by Liddy Strickland of McDonough, Georgia, received a combined score of 159.5 points and was awarded fifth place overall. For complete results, click here.

Next week Friday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby will be followed by the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, scheduled to take place in the Olympic arena under the lights. Make sure to reserve your VIP table now since it is always in high demand! For those who fly charter, you are invited to sit at the Apollo Jets table, compliments of Brian Hillen. Simply contact Brian at bhillen@apollojets.com or call him at 908.307.1822 in order to reserve your seat! Otherwise, be sure to reach out to jonathan@classiccompany.com to order your table. Prices are only $300 for a table of eight and include two bottles of wine.

The 20th anniversary show of the Atlanta Fall Classic kicked off at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympic Games, on Wednesday. There are few stalls available, so if you haven’t sent your entries in yet, call the office at 843.768.5503 or email jonathan@classiccompany.com to reserve your stalls now. Then enter online at horseshowsonline.com and remove the hassle from filling out entries!

The Remaining Schedule:

  • Saturday: $10,000 Barry Lane Classic
  • Saturday: $35,000 Atlanta Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO
  • Sunday: $10,000 Barry Lane Classic

Week II:
Zone 4 Finals All Week!

  • Thursday: $7,500 Nalley Toyota Stonecrest Open Welcome
  • Friday: EMO Equitation Classic Finals
  • Friday: $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • Friday: Hunter Breeding Classes – double judged
  • Friday evening: $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
  • Saturday: $10,000 Child Adult Jumper Classic
  • Saturday: $35,000 Atlanta Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO
  • Sunday: Circuit Awards, presented by Practical Horseman

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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Bob Bell
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Classic Company Celebrates 20 Years at the Olympic Venue

Carolyn Aurand and Eternal Optimist won last year’s first round in the $25,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic.

Time flies when you’re having fun! The Atlanta Fall Classic will be celebrating its 20th anniversary November 4-15 at the Georgia International Horse Park, home of the 1996 Olympic Games. The prize list is online, so be sure to visit horseshowsonline.com and enter for free now! This is a big year for the Classic Company at the Atlanta Fall Classic and you are invited to join in the festivities.

JUMPERS!

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

Although not listed on the prize list, the Hunter Breeding class WILL be held Friday mornings Week I and II. This class is double judged so be sure to enter now.

The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies 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 plenty of prize money for the Pony Hunters, the Junior Hunters, the Amateur Owners, the High Performance Working Hunters, and the list goes on. Check the prize list for all the hunter offerings.

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. There is no entry fee for those qualified for the Finals competition and besides winning top honors in the National Classic Equitation Championship Finals, the winning rider and his or her trainer will receive the coveted letter man jackets.

Jordan Coyne and Lazaro won last year's Week II Grand Prix under the lights in the Olympic Stadium.
Jordan Coyne and Lazaro won last year’s Week II Grand Prix under the lights in the Olympic Stadium

Friday, Week I, the National Classic Equitation qualifiers compete and the top six ribbon winners are invited to return for the Finals which take place that evening under the covered, spacious arena.

Did you qualify? Click here to see if your name is on the list. Time is of the essence, so be sure to call the office at 843.768.5503 if you have any questions.

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 EMO Equitation Finals, the Zone 4 Finals, the EMO National Classic Equitation Championship, and the Classic Company Circuit Awards, Presented by Practical Horseman, round out the two weeks of the Atlanta Fall Classic. The Zone 4 HOTY Finals Classes and/or sections are open to all competitors residing within Zone 4. In order to earn Zone Bonus Points, the owner of the horse or pony must reside within Zone 4 and be Active members of the USEF and USHJA and the horses/ponies must be recorded and registered with these organizations. For more details, please see the prize list.

OLYMPIC VENUE AND FALL FOLIAGE AS THE 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 celebrating our 20th anniversary with our horse show family!” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.

VIP SEATING AND SERVICE!

The Classic Company considers everyone a VIP, but in order to get the best food, drink and ringside seating, make sure to reserve your table when you place your entries. Tables have sold out at every event, so don’t wait! Table seat 8 and are only $300 per week or $50 a seat. See Jonathan in the show office or email jonathan@classiccompany.com.

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

EMO Circuit Champs Crowned at the Atlanta Fall Classic

Lisa Goldman and Centurion B fly over the Horseflight jump on their way to the win in Week II’s $10,000 Open Welcome class. Flashpoint Photography.

Classic Company Closes Out Its 2014 Season

It’s a wrap! The Classic Company closed out its 2014 show calendar at the Atlanta Fall Classic yesterday at the Georgia International Horse Park, home of the 1996 Olympics. “We had a great show,” commented Classic Company President, Bob Bell.

Lisa Goldman of Hawthorne Woods definitely had a great show after securing wins in both the Week I and Week II Welcomes and the Week I $45,000 EMO Grand Prix. She closed out the two weeks as the fastest four-faulter in Saturday’s $45,000 Cedar Street Advisors Grand Prix, presented by EMO, and received a third place. Goldman also received the Kastel Denmark Style of Rider Award for the jumpers Week I during the championship presentation.

Jordan Coyne of New Port Ritchey, Florida rode her own Lazaro to win Saturday night’s $45,000 Cedar Street Advisors Grand Prix, presented by EMO under the lights in the Olympic Arena at the Georgia International Horse Park. Former Chef d’Equipe of the Canadian Olympic team and the 2015 Pan American Games Course Designer challenged the field of horses and riders with a course that only saw two go clear. Aaron Vale of Williston, Florida battled it out with Coyne leaving the crowd on the edge of their seats.

Fridays celebrated the hunters and the Week I USHJA $2,500 Hunter Derby saw Matt Martin of Petersburg, Tennessee take the win and go back for seconds, in the irons of Wonder C, owned by Alliah Kassem and Ellie Kimmel’s Cooper, respectively. Week II offered the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, in addition to the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Kat Chyrsostom’s Samba Sensation won the National Derby, ridden by up-and-coming talented fifteen-year-old Lindsey Ayres of Lenoir City, Tennessee, and Kelley Farmer of Keswick, Virginia took home the first place honors in the International Derby in the irons of Why, owned by DL Glefke and Kensey LLC. Kastel Denmark presented its Kastel Denmark Style of Riding Award to Liza Boyd and Week II’s recipient was Haley Gassel.

Why and Kelley Farmer won the $15,000 USHJA International Derby Week II. Flashpoint Photography.
Why and Kelley Farmer won the $15,000 USHJA International Derby Week II. Flashpoint Photography.

Week I was action packed and included the $25,000 Barry Lane Classics as well as the National Classic Equitation Championship Finals. The National Classic Equitation Finals was held under the covered arena and trainers and families enjoyed a complimentary buffet during the event. “We love producing the NCE Finals because of its focus on the up and coming talent in the show jumping world,” commented Bell.

Sponsors Cedar Street Advisors, EMO, Kastel Denmark and GGT Footing representatives all stopped by the horse show to watch some of the best in show jumping. Kastel Denmark, the Official Jacket of the Atlanta Fall Classics, also sponsored the wine during the Week I $45,000 EMO Grand Prix.

“Thank you to all of our exhibitors who made our Atlanta Fall Classic a success,” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company. “We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did and we wish everyone safe travels a very happy Thanksgiving,” he added.

9 Weeks + 1 Circuit = a Perfect Gulf Coast 10!

The Pensacola and Gulf Coast Winter Classic prize lists are online and Pensacola is on deck! What are you doing this winter? The Classic Company is going to the beach! Join them on the Gulf of Mexico for the best in show jumping action! This circuit has received rave reviews and equestrians travel from around the country to get their “leg up” on the competition. After three beautiful weeks on the Gulf in Pensacola, Florida, only an hour and a half drive away is the Gulf Coast Winter Classics, in Gulfport, Mississippi, consistent winners of the USHJA Members Choice Award and home to the best footing, best show management and top prize money around this winter!

Come show on the Gulf Coast with the Classic Company this winter and discover your new favorite show!

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.

Stay up to date: Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter!

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