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Paternoster and Zonneglans Win the $5,000 Open Welcome at the Charleston Summer Classic

Gemma Paternoster and Zonneglans.

Week II of the Charleston Summer Classic opened up on Tuesday and the action has been non-stop! Wednesday the $5,000 Open Welcome, presented by Finish Line, got the party started.

The United Kingdom’s Gemma Paternoster, now of Wellington, Florida, won the class with her own Zonneglans after posting double clear rounds in times of 76.774 and 37.900 seconds.

Jordan Gilchrist of Flower Mound, Texas and Anna Beth Athey’s Serena followed in second with double clear rounds in 79.231 seconds and 40.847 seconds. Third place went to DS Holdings, LLC’s Capricello 2, ridden by Frankie Owens of San Antonio, Texas, in double clear rounds with times of 79.791 and 40.542 seconds, respectively.

Paternoster returned for the fourth place honors in the irons of Julie Lee’s Osiris with double clear rounds in times of 81.325 seconds and 41.603 seconds.

Fifth place was awarded to Timothy Maddrix of Birmingham, Alabama and Baily Martin’s Contador De Bornival, who turned in a clean first round effort in a time of 78.791 seconds and a second round time in 35.358 second. An unfortunate rail in their second round gave them four jump faults.

Krisley Hill Equine’s Calligraphy, ridden by Haley Lubow of Nashville, Tennessee, took sixth place after posting a clear first round in a time of 81.196 seconds and a second round score in 41.321 seconds with four jump faults.

The fastest of the four-faulters, Matilda, owned by Abigail Baskind and ridden by Emily Hertz of Cordova, Tennessee, placed seventh after posting a first round time of 76.108 seconds.

Whitney Owens of Windcrest, Texas rode DS Holdings, LLC’s S & L Shoe Guru to the eighth place finish after posting a first round in 80.217 seconds with four jump faults.

For complete results, click here.

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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The Classic Company, Ltd.
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Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457

Julie Curtin Pilots Samaritan to the Win in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Julie Curtin and Samaritan.

Week II of the Charleston Summer Classic has been non-stop fun for everyone at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center.

The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby was the featured class last night and twenty-seven horse and rider teams competed for the blue.

A first round score of 74.5 was the cutoff point in order to move onto the handy phase. Grace Gumbel of Wilson, Louisiana rode her own Leopold to a second round score of 80 and combined 154.5, which would place the pair in eighth place overall.

Caracas, owned by Mary Claire Ray and ridden by Carlos Aramburo of Red Banks, Mississippi, earned a first round score of 75 and followed Leopold in the handy round. Their second round score of 77 for a combined total of 152 put the pair in ninth place overall.

Lynn Seithel of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina and her own Versace earned a first round score of 76. Their handy round earned them an 81 for a combined score of 157. They would finish in sixth place overall.

DS Holdings, LLC’s Dsh Anka, ridden by Whitney Owens of Windcrest, Texas, earned a first round score of 84, but with a handy round score of 43, would finish with a total of 127 and in the twelfth place position.

Kendall Woodleif of Apex, North Carolina and her own Authentic Gold earned a first round score of 77. Their handy score of 68 and overall score of 145 would see them finish in eleventh place overall.

Aramburo returned for his second handy round, this time in the irons of Amy Yoder’s Unikat. The pair earned a first round score of 78 and a handy score of 78. Their total score of 156 earned them seventh place overall.

Antwerp, owned and ridden by Isabel Coleman of New Orleans, Louisiana, finished their first round with a score of 79. Their handy round earned them 81 points for a total of 160 and placed them in fifth place overall.

L’Esperado, owned by Amber Hill Farm and ridden by Emma Mandarino of Bedminster, New Jersey, placed fourth overall after turning in a first round score of 85 and a handy round of 76 for a total of 161 points.

Owens returned for her second handy round, this time in the irons of DS Holdings, LLC’s MTM Ex Go. Her second round score of 59 combined with her first round score of 86 put them in tenth place overall with a score of 146.

Life Is Good, owned and ridden by Missy Nolen of Leeds, Alabama, earned a first round score of 87. Their handy round score of 79 for a total of 166 points had the pair finish third overall.

Addison Bihm’s Forever, ridden by Emily Hertz of Cordova, Tennessee, earned an 88 in their first round. Their second round score of 84 for a total of 172 points would see the pair finish in second place.

Samaritan, owned by Jennifer Munday and ridden by Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia, had the leading first round score of 90. Their handy round also led the pack with a score of 92 for a total of 182 points and they secured the win.

Jennifer Munday was also awarded the Kastel Denmark Hunter Style of Riding Award.

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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Gemma Paternoster and Zara Kelly Riding Clinic Tomorrow at the Charleston Summer Classic

Gemma Paternoster and Zonneglans won last year’s Open Welcome Week I at the Charleston Summer Classic. She will be the clinician in tomorrow’s Young Horse to Grand Prix Clinic.

The Charleston Summer Classic is pleased to announce that International Jumper Rider Gemma Paternoster, currently of Wellington, Florida, and Zara Kelley, Riding Instructor at the Hilton Head International Riding Academy, will be conducting a riding clinic Monday, July 13 at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center.

Gemma will focus on the Young Horse to Grand Prix section and Zara Kelly will conduct a separate riding clinic working with younger, junior riders. Each will teach up to four riders in two sessions, 8am-9am and 9am-10am. The cost is $100 per rider. Pre-registration is required and riders are to meet with Grace in the VIP tent by 7:30am on Monday to sign in. Riders will be grouped according to level. There is no cost to audit the clinic. Please email lisa@classiccompany.com to register.

Gemma Paternoster has been riding almost her entire life and specializes in show jumping and the development of young and inexperienced horses through the grand prix level. Her resume includes representing Great Britain as both a Young Rider (European Champion 2006) and as a senior rider, making several appearances in Nations Cup squads. She has earned wins and top placings in Europe, including Rotterdam as well as competed in legs of the Global Champions tour. She is equally known for her ability to make up a grand prix horse from “scratch”, taking young jumpers from ages 4 and 5 through the grand prix level.

Gemma’s unique approach incorporates ridding oneself of the mental baggage so many riders bring to the ring and their horses. “We get in the way of ourselves more than we get in the way of our horses. The subconscious mind is the most staggering piece of equipment. The sport is hard enough without mental baggage,” she said.

Zara Kelly will focus on the junior riders in tomorrow's clinic.
Zara Kelly will focus on the junior riders in tomorrow’s clinic.

Zara Kelly also hails from the United Kingdom and is the head instructor at the International Riding Academy. A double Gold medal winner while representing England as a member of the Junior Show Jumping Team, Zara was also a member of the Silver medal-winning Welsh Junior Showjumping Team. She has won many top ribbons in Europe as well as a win at the Royal International Championship. A very accomplished equestrian and trainer, Zara is known for her effective methods of communication with young students and is committed to the welfare, safeguarding and promotion of junior riders.

Please email lisa@classiccompany.com for additional information.

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
The Classic Company, Ltd.
www.ClassicCompany.com
Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457

Magic Maddrix Continues Winning Streak with Contador de Bornival Z at Charleston Summer Classic

Contador de Bornival Z and Maddrix.

Tim Maddrix of Birmingham, Alabama has had the magic touch Week I at the Charleston Summer Classic. Last night before a sold out VIP tent, Maddrix piloted Contador De Bornival Z, owned by Baily Martin, to Contador’s first grand prix win in the $35,000 Regions Private Wealth Management Grand Prix.

Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana, Technical Coordinator for the 2015 World Cup in Las Vegas, Nevada, designed the course and set the first round time allowed in 90 seconds. Seven returned for the jump off round and Jordan Gilchrist of Flower Mound, Texas was first to go with Anna Beth Athey’s Serena. While the team kept the rails up, their time of 49.677 seconds would incur two jump faults and place them in sixth place overall.

Great Britain’s Gemma Paternoster, presently of Wellington, Florida, followed Gilchrist in the irons of her own and Julie Lee’s Osiris, and turned in a fault-free round, setting the new time to beat at 45.526 seconds.

Maddrix and Contador entered the ring and clearly looked to chase Paternoster’s time. The pair blazed through the course and posted a clear round in a time of 44.112 seconds, taking the lead. “He [Contador] jumped like a meter 60 through the whole course. His body was above the standards,” commented Maddrix. “I think I did a six between the Beau Rivage jump and the triple bar. I don’t think anyone did less than seven. He was fast – great turns, sliced the number three oxer in the jump off really good and just galloped the last jump. He jumped everything easy and was very comfortable,” Maddrix added.

Frankie Owens of San Antonio, Texas followed Maddrix and Contador in the irons of DS Holdings, LLC’s Capricello 2. A rail at the combination in a time of 45.851 seconds would see the pair finish in seventh place overall.

Krisley Hill Equine Investments’ Calligraphy, ridden by Hailey Lubow, turned in a clear jump off round with a time of 45.935 seconds which would place them in third place overall.

Christina Jason of Aiken, South Carolina and Susan Strecker’s Vancouver IV followed Lubow and turned in a clear jump off effort in a time of 47.225 seconds which would place the pair in fifth overall.

Maddrix2Maddrix was in the enviable last to go position in the irons of Missy Nolan’s Specialized and turned in a clean round in a time of 46.581 seconds. “Specialized is a work in progress,” commented Maddrix. “That was the first time he [Specialized] went double clear in a grand prix,” he continued. “He was awesome. Knowing that I already won the class, I didn’t want to run him off his feet and I just kind of stayed out there. I would rather be double clear than get four faults and end in seventh,” he added. “The triple bar to that combination in the first round, I got out there in 3/12 on him – I don’t know how he did that, kind of contorted his body. In the jump off round, after the triple bar, he landed, sat back on his haunches and jumped back and it was probably the best jump in the course. He knew he made a mistake the first round and came back and fixed it. He’s thinking about jumping clear,” added Maddrix. Specialized and Maddrix finished fourth overall.

Contador and Maddrix won the class followed by Paternoster and Osiris.

“That was Contador’s first grand prix win and I am really happy with how he jumped,” commented Maddrix.

“We had a great week here and besides winning the prix and the derby, Mary Elise Nolan was also second and fourth in the Junior Hunters,” he said with a smile.

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
The Classic Company, Ltd.
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Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457

Maddrix Pilots Shutterbug to First Derby Win at the Charleston Summer Classic

Maddrix and Shutterbug.

The Hunters LOVE to showcation at the Charleston Summer Classic!

Thirty-four horse and rider teams took to the hunt over the course designed by Classic Company’s Joe Carnicum before a sold out VIP tent and it was Timothy Maddrix of Birmingham, Alabama who won the class with Alina Dumitrescu’s Shutterbug.

After earning the leading first round score of 94 with Missy Nolan’s Life Is Good as well as a first round score of 91 with Shutterbug, the competition looked to be geared for a Maddrix win. After returning with Shutterbug in the Handy round and earning a total of 94 points, with three handy rounds to go, there was still a chance that Life Is Good may take the win.

However, as the last to go in the handy round, Life Is Good had a refusal at fence three which resulted in a second round score of 44, which moved Shutterbug to the winning position with a combined score of 185 while Life Is Good dropped to tenth place overall with a combined score of 138.

“The trap jump just came up dead wrong and he looked to take the step out and I looked to put it in and he just stopped,” commented Maddrix.

“Shutterbug was awesome,” said Maddrix. “I haven’t had him long; I just got him in Conyers. He is a warmblood coming seven and has done a lot of jumper classes,” Maddrix said. “That was the first time in the Handy that he went like a hunter and his first Derby win! He was awesome; he turned well, was quiet and jumped amazing,” he said.

“Joe [Carnicum] did a great job with the course,” commented Maddrix. “It was really fun and gave you a lot of options with inside turns and allowed you to separate yourself from the crowd. The course was pretty perfect being very technical, yet providing options.”

A first round score of at least 78 was the magic number for those seeking a Handy opportunity. After turning in a first round effort with a total score of 78, Isabella Rand’s Silver Stone, ridden by Lauren Marcinkoski of Hardeeville, South Carolina, was the first to go in the Handy round and scored a 62. Their total score of 140 would see the pair finish in ninth place overall.

Charles Harfield’s Hidden Creek’s Tango, ridden by Christina Jason of Aiken, South Carolina, followed Silver Stone. Their first round score of 79 and second of 81 would see the pair finish in fifth place overall with a total score of 160.

The third horse to return was Sophia Stouse’s Elder, ridden by Livia Steffee of New Orleans, Louisiana. Their first round score of 79.75 combined with their second round score of 80 would see the pair finish in seventh place overall with a total of 159.50 points.

Unikat, owned by Amy Yoder of Seneca, South Carolina and ridden by Carlos Aramburo of Red Banks, Mississippi, placed eighth overall with combined scores of 79.75 and 78 points, respectively.

DS Holdings, LLC’s DSH Anka, ridden by Whitney Owens of Windcrest, Texas, followed in the Handy round and turned in a score of 79.75. Combined with their first round score of 80, the pair would finish in sixth place overall with a score of 159.75.

Petrossian, owned and ridden by Whitney Miller of San Antonio, Texas, had a first round score of 80.5. However, they were eliminated in their second round and subsequently placed twelfth overall.

Isabel Coleman of New Orleans, Louisiana and her own Antwerp placed third overall after earning a first round score of 81 and second round score of 84 for a total of 165 points. Coleman was also the recipient of the Kastel Denmark Hunter Style of Riding Award.

Lynn Seithel of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina and her own Versace earned scores of 83 and 44, respectively, and their total of 127 would see the pair finish in eleventh place overall.

Julie Curtain of Woodstock, Georgia and Jennifer Munday’s Samaritan returned for their Handy round after earning a first round score of 89. Their second round score of 76 gave them a grand total of 165 points which earned them fourth place overall.

Frankie Owens of San Antonio, Texas piloted DS Holdings Carrida to a first round score of 84 and second round score of 81. Their overall total of 168 would see the pair finish in second place overall.

How did Maddrix feel about the award presentations with the firefighters from the Charleston Animal Society’s calendar? “I really think I should have flexed my muscles with them but I didn’t want to scare them off,” he laughed. “And for the record, they also wanted me to be in the calendar for next year but I declined,” he joked.

Tim Maddrix loves the Charleston Summer Classic! “I’ve been to Kiawah Island, went to the ocean, went to Seabrook the second day and now we’re horse showing. After tonight’s prix, we’ll probably hit the pool at the Seabrook Club and then after the show tomorrow, go back to the beach!” he said.

Official Restaurant Partner CRAVE, catered the VIP dinner sponsored by the Seabrook Island Equestrian Center and all dined on a fabulous dinner along with an open bar sponsored by Tito’s Vodka.

The VIP was HOT HOT HOT! The Charleston Summer Classic’s Official Charity, the Charleston Animal Society, was on hand promoting their 2016 calendars which feature the hottest fireman in South Carolina and rescued animals.

Everyone had an opportunity to pre-purchase a calendar and pose with the firefighters and, to say the least, a good time was had by all! For those that missed it this week, the Charleston Animal Society will be back next Friday from 6-7:30 pm during the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix.

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
The Classic Company, Ltd.
www.ClassicCompany.com
Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457

The Charleston Summer Classic Is Underway

Mary Huitt pilots her own Honfleur over the Horseflight jump to the win in the $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome.

The Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour has headed to the ‘showcation’ destination at the Charleston Summer Classic and Week I is a sold-out show!

The $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome yesterday saw a field of fifteen compete for the prize money in the new grand prix arena at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Only eight of the fifteen turned in clear first round efforts and Balizo Z, owned and ridden by Anna Beth Athey of Enid, Oklahoma, was the first to do so in a time of 80.290 seconds, well within the 83 seconds time allowed. Their second round effort was also fault-free and in a time of 36.77 seconds, bested the time allowed of 50 seconds and set the new time to beat.

Mary Huitt of Savannah, Georgia and her own Honfleur followed Balizo Z and rose to the challenge, turning in double clear rounds in times of 80.194 seconds and 34.814 seconds, taking the lead.

Osiris, owned by Julie Lee and Gemma Paternoster of Wellington, Florida, gave Huitt a run for the money after turning in fault-free rounds in times of 78.367 and 35.273 seconds, respectively, and was able to move into second place behind Huitt and Honfleur.

Capricello 2, owned by DS Holdings, LLC and ridden by Frankie Owens of San Antonio, Texas, followed with a clear first round in a time of 78.304 seconds. They went clean in their second round effort with a time of 36.109 seconds which would find the pair finishing fourth overall.

Susan Strecker’s Vancouver IV, ridden by Christina Jason of Aiken, South Carolina, turned in a fault-free first round in a time of 79.550 seconds. Their clean second jump effort in a time of 40.007 would see the pair finish in eighth place overall.

Calligraphy, owned by Krisley Hill Equine Investments and ridden by Haley Lubow of Nashville, Tennessee, turned in clean first and second round efforts in times of 79.040 seconds and 35.875 seconds, respectively, and would find themselves move into third place overall.

Whitney Owens of Wind Crest, Texas rode DS Holdings, LLC’s S & L Shoe Guru in back to back clean rounds in times of 82.801 and 37.857 seconds, respectively, and finished in seventh place overall.

Ann Beth Athey’s Serena, ridden by Jordan Gilchrist of Flower Mound, Texas, turned in double clear efforts in times of 79.556 and 36.574 seconds, respectively, which would see the pair finish in fifth place overall.

A determined Huitt pilots Honfleur to the winner's circle
A determined Huitt pilots Honfleur to the winner’s circle

The class wrapped up with Honfleur and Mary Huitt in the lead followed by Osiris and Paternoster in second place.

Tonight’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby is set to take the stage this evening before a sold out VIP tent and 38 horse and rider teams are expected to compete. Besides a beautifully catered dinner by restaurant partner CRAVE, and sponsored by Seabrook Island Equestrian Center, the VIP is going to be HOT HOT HOT! The Charleston Summer Classic’s Official Charity Partner, the Charleston Animal Society, will be bringing their poster boy firemen from the special Charleston Animal Society’s Calendar from 6-7:30 pm for photo opportunities. Time to refresh that profile picture! For only $10.00 pose with the hottest firemen in South Carolina, or buy a calendar and get your photo for free, all for a good cause. Stop by the VIP tonight and be sure to bring your camera or smartphone.

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
The Classic Company, Ltd.
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Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457

The Atlanta Summer Classic Wrap Up and the Tour with MORE Continues

Vale was on a winning streak during the Atlanta Summer Classics.

The Atlanta Summer Classics wrapped up with Aaron Vale of Morriston, Florida taking a lot of the green. Atlanta may have been hot, but Vale was on fire with wins in both the $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcome and the $15,000 Nalley Toyota Stonecrest Open Welcome, the $35,000 Outback Steakhouse Grand Prix, and the $35,000 Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO. He was also won the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby honors both weeks as well as the Kastel Denmark Hunter Style of Riding Award. He tied for the win in the $10,000 Six Bar Class, presented by Regions Private Wealth Management, and had a series of winning rides in the other rings.

Kelley Farmer had the WOW factor and brought the crowd to their feet with applause with her handy rounds in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Week II. Farmer went on to secure the first and second placings in the irons of Mindful and Dalliance, respectively, out of a field of thirty one horse and rider teams.

Week II the Zone 4 USHJA $1,000 Pony and $1,000 Junior/Amateur Handy Hunter Classic saw big numbers of riders looking to win a ribbon and qualify for the Finals. Ribbon winners have the opportunity to compete in the Finals either at the Atlanta Fall Classic this November or in Tampa.

Olympic Course Designers Manuel Esparza of Mexico City, Mexico and Steve Stephens of Palmetto, Florida designed the world class courses Weeks I and II, respectively. The top hunter judges also officiated and included Mary Babick, Joey Brumbaugh, Crystal Brumbaugh and Chance Arkillian. Week II welcomed William Sparks, Heidi Casciaro, Christine Schluesemeyer and Ginger Black.

Approximately 2,000 horses competed over the two weeks of the Atlanta Summer Classic and sponsors Regions Private Wealth Management, Outback Steakhouse, Horseflight, Nalley Toyota Stonecrest, Essex Classics, Kastel Denmark, CWD, Devoucoux and others all enjoyed the volume of people and the level of interest in their products and services offered to horsemen.

The new footing installed in the arenas had been fine-tuned since the Atlanta Spring Classic and by all accounts was vastly improved. “It is much kinder to the horses,” commented Vale.

There are big plans for the Atlanta Fall Classic, so be sure to tune in for updates. It will be the Classic Company’s 20th Anniversary show and all are invited to attend and celebrate with them. “It will be an incredibly special show and we are planning on some exciting events to commemorate our anniversary,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.

The second leg of the Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour is underway at Brownland Farms with one more week to go until the Charleston Summer Classic, the grand finale of the inaugural Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour.

Brownland Farms, located in Franklin, Tennessee, offers weekly grand prix, National Hunter Derbies, Open Welcomes and a class for everyone. Their pastoral venue is in close proximity to the Country Music Capital Nashville and downtown Franklin offers boutique shopping, quaint streets and fine dining. Don’t miss a trip to downtown Nashville on a Monday or simply rent a jet ski and take to the water. Only one more week for Brownland Farms, so make sure to email them today and try to reserve a stall for the upcoming holiday weekend.

The Charleston Summer Classic is shaping up to be another perfect Show-cation Destination for equestrians and their family. Some stalls are available for Weeks I and II but it recommended you call or email your stabling request soon. You can go to horseshowsonline.com to register for no additional fee.

The competitions kick off on Wednesday, July 8 and run through Saturday, July 18th. The Great Magnolia Show Jumping Tour Circuit Champions, presented by Practical Horseman, will be recognized and receive stunning, silver loving cups.

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
The Classic Company, Ltd.
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Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457

Regions Private Wealth Management Sponsors the Classic Company

Derek Peterson and Cassevel were one of the three winners of the Atlanta Summer Classic’s Six Bar Class. Flashpoint Photography.

The Classic Company is proud to announce that Regions Private Wealth Management has signed on to sponsor the 2015 Charleston Summer Classic and the Atlanta Summer Classic.

Regions Private Wealth Management has already kicked off its sponsorship and is proudly showcasing their connection with the Classic Company and President, Bob Bell. Bell has been featured in the Regions Private Wealth Management advertising over the past month and has been included in The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Fortune, Garden and Gun and numerous other publications. Bell has even filmed a testimonial. Click here to see his interview.

Regions Private Wealth Management provides a personalized financial strategy supported by an experienced team of professionals, all available through one Wealth Advisor – that’s what clients have with Regions Private Wealth Management. Regions Private Wealth Management Advisors have access to knowledgeable subject-matter experts in the financial field – including a lending advisor, insurance specialists, trust advisor, portfolio manager, wealth strategist, and more – allowing them to bring unbiased, tailored solutions to their clients.

“I believe in Regions Private Wealth Management,” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company. Bell is President of both the Gulf Coast and Classic Companies, owns a marina and enjoys his plane and time on his yacht, Gallopin’. In addition, Bell is very involved in the United States Hunter Jumper Association and the United States Equestrian Federation. “I lead a very active lifestyle from business to pleasure. Regions Private Wealth Management is perfect for me,” he said. “I deal with one person only – Virginia Mandell. Her expertise, attentiveness and attention to detail with my interests as a priority, make Regions Private Wealth Management my choice for all of my banking needs,” he added. “I know I am in good hands and that peace of mind is very important to me,” he said.

Classic Company President Bob Bell is featured in Regions Private Wealth Management advertising.
Classic Company President Bob Bell is featured in Regions Private Wealth Management advertising.

Regions Private Wealth Management will be the presenting sponsor of the very popular Six Bar, presented by Regions Private Wealth Management scheduled for the Atlanta Summer Classic on June 12. “Everyone at the show watched this event last year and had an absolute blast,” said Bell. “As each round progressed, the jumps got raised until we were left with three finishers. It was fun for everyone – the riders and the spectators. I am absolutely positive that Regions Private Wealth Management will thoroughly enjoy this class,” he said.

Regions Private Wealth Management will continue its sponsorship at the Charleston Summer Classic as title sponsor of the $25,000 Regions Private Wealth Management Grand Prix slated for Saturday, July 11th at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island, South Carolina. The Charleston Summer Classic is the flagship show for the Classic Company and is the top show-cation destination for horsemen and their families. “The Charleston Summer Classic has grown exponentially over the years, but has retained its boutique feel,” said Bell. “This will be the third year we have brought back grand prix competition to Johns Island and are thrilled that riders are traveling from around the country to participate in our jumper classes as well as our wildly popular hunter classics and breeding classes,” he said. “This is a perfect show for Regions Private Wealth Management to sponsor since my Regions Private Wealth Advisor is just a few miles away in Charleston. I am looking forward to introducing her and her colleagues to our horse show family at our flagship show,” he said.

“We’re happy to support the Classic Company,” said Virginia Mandell, Vice President, Wealth Advisor. “We were really excited to feature Bob in our advertising campaign, because he is a perfect example of a client with a multitude of needs, in addition to banking, for a broad range of business interests,” she said. “Every client is unique and we have a dedicated team working with our wealth advisors to provide business solutions to our customers,” she added. “We’re looking forward to this sponsorship and continuing our relationship with Classic Company,” she said.

Gemma Paternoster and Osiris were a force to contend with last summer at the Charleston Summer Classic. Flashpoint Photography.
Gemma Paternoster and Osiris were a force to contend with last summer at the Charleston Summer Classic. Flashpoint Photography.

The Charleston Summer Classic is truly the show-cation destination. From July 7 through July 18, horsemen, friends and families converge on Johns Island, minutes from the ocean, world class golf and restaurants and just a fifteen minute drive to downtown Charleston. Many have already reserved their beach front condos for July, so don’t get left behind. Click here to book your condo and insure your best show-cation! To get a real feel of the Charleston Summer Classic, click here and see for yourself. This is THE show-cation destination!

If you haven’t yet signed up for Pensacola, go to HorseShowsOnline.com. The on-line entry system makes signing up easy and involves no added fees. HorseShowsOnline.com allows you to not only sign up for the shows, but you can also see orders of go, how many, ring schedules and complete results. Credit card information is completely secure and encrypted. This may be the easiest way to sign up for a show. And for a limited time, the service is completely free. Yes, free.

The Classic Company is a USHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. Together, they offer the best exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events each winter. Please visit them on the web at www.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

Check Out the Charleston Summer Classic Video

Well, I know we’re well underway planning our Atlanta Fall Classic and our Gulf Coast Classic shows in Pensacola and Gulfport, but I was so excited about the following video, I just needed to share it with you!

As you all know, the Charleston Summer Classic is what we think horse showing should be – boutique feel, beachside, close to the downtown, reasonable show schedules and something for everyone. This was the show that put the Classic Company on the map. This is our flagship show and because you have supported it over the years, it is still one of the most well-loved shows in the country.

We had a video production company try to capture what we think the Charleston Summer Classic is about and I think they did a marvelous job. Check it out and click on this link.

We love this show as do the folks who travel from all over the country to compete here. We want to continue the boutique feel, but think that others need to give it try and escape from the rat race of horse shows and enjoy themselves for a change! Bring the family and know that they will enjoy every bit of the southern hospitality that makes Charleston a world-wide destination and the Charleston Summer Classic the “show-cation” destination.

Start thinking about booking your beachside condo sooner than later. I hope to see you all again this summer and meet the rest of you who are ready to add our beloved Charleston Summer Classic to your show schedule.

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

Paternoster and Osiris Win the Bohicket Marina Grand Prix at Charleston Summer Classic

Gemma Paternoster pilots Osiris over the Antares oxer to the win in the $25,000 Bohicket Marina Grand Prix. Flashpoint Photography.

Osiris is considered to be the King of the Egyptian gods and the horse Osiris lived up to the name when he ruled the grand prix and won last night’s $25,000 Bohicket Marina Grand Prix to wrap up the Charleston Summer Classic.

British show jumping superstar, Gemma Paternoster, now of Wellington, Florida, sat in the first to go spot with Osiris, owned by Julia Harrison-Lee, ahead of the Texas rider contingency. The pair turned in a clean round in a time of 84.198 seconds, well within the time allowed of 94 seconds.

Frank Owens of San Antonio, Texas was next to go in the irons of DS Holdngs, LLC’s MTM Twenties Girl and also turned in a clean first round effort in a time of 88.758 seconds setting the stage for a Texas showdown in the jump-off.

Flower Mound, Texas’ Jordan Gilchrist was next to go in the irons of Shawn Hodgen’s Okaletto. Although the pair had no jump faults, their time of 95.345 seconds incurred two time faults and the pair would finish in ninth place overall.

The next clear round would come three trips later when Paternoster returned to the ring, this time aboard the mare Zonneglans, who turned in a clean first round effort in time of 84.534 seconds.

Texas was on the heels of Paternoster, when San Antonio’s Whitney Owens entered the ring on DS Holdings LLC’s S & L Shoe Guru. The pair turned in a clean ride in a time of 84.664 seconds and Whitney would join her brother Frank again the UK’s Paternoster.

Gilchrist was next to go, this time in the irons of Jenny Booth’s Lucie De Brecey. The pair was victorious in the $5,000 Open Welcome on Wednesday and looked to ensure that they would join fellow Texans and Paternoster in the jump off when they posted a clean round in a time of 83.816 seconds.

Paternoster returned to the Grand Prix arena with her third ride of the day, Figarro D, owned by Julia Harrison-Lee. A clean round in a time of 84.664 seconds guaranteed their entry to the final show down.

Nashville, Tennessee’s Haley Lubow rode Krisley Hill Equine, Inc.’s Calligraphy to a clean first round effort in 88.678 seconds, joining the UK and Texas riders in the jump off.

Christian Rogge of Spring, Texas in the irons of his own Lissa TSP was next to go clean and did so in a time of 86.419 seconds which was the final ride to go clean in the first round.

The jump off time was set at 45 seconds. Paternoster was first to go in the irons of Harrison-Lee’s Osiris and turned in a clean first round effort in 40.119 seconds, setting the time to beat. “I wanted my first ride to be fast enough to put pressure on the others and force mistakes,” commented Paternoster. That approach worked. “He [Osiris] has such a massive stride, amazing scope and can make such tight, fast turns,” said Paternoster. “I just left him in his rhythm and didn’t interfere,” she continued. “I just let him be awesome… and he was,” she smiled.

Frank Owens and MTM Twenties Girl were next to go but eight jump faults in a time of 41.327 seconds would see them finish in seventh place overall. Zonneglans and Paternoster were next to go and suffered a rail at the final fence, incurring four jump faults in a time of 41.166 seconds. “I was trying to beat my time [Osiris] with her and she really flew,” said Paternoster. “But I think dropping that rail helped me ride my last horse better [Figarro D],” she added. Zonneglans would finish in fourth place overall.

Whitney Owens and DS Holdings, LLC’s S & L Shoe Guru were next to go and incurred four jump faults in a time of 40.699 seconds, which would see the pair finish in third place overall.

Gilchrist and Lucie De Brecey were next to go but eight jump faults and two time faults with a time of 46.226 seconds would see them finish in eighth place overall.

Paternoster and her final ride, Figarro D, owned by Julia Harrison-Lee, were up next and turned in a clean effort in a time of 40.584 seconds. For now the pair sat in second place but there were still two rides from Texas to go.

Lubow and Krisley Hill Equine Inc.’s Calligraphy received four jump faults and one time fault after posting a time of 45.555 seconds and would finish in sixth place overall.

Rogge sat in the enviable last to go position with his own Lissa TSP, but four faults at the fourth fence in a time of 42.360 seconds would see the pair finish in fifth place overall, leaving the UK rider in the first, second and fourth place finishings with Osiris, Figarro D and Zonneglans, respectively, all owned by Julia Harrison-Lee.

“I had such a great time here,” said Paternoster. “Being able to hone in on two classes a week and really concentrate for those classes and be very successful was such a treat. I could have gone to another show, but I wanted to look after myself better, try to incorporate beautiful places like Charleston in my show schedule and I love the beach,” she said. “It’s hard to achieve balance in this industry, but this show helped me do it for the past two weeks,” she said. “I want to come back next year and bring a string of horses,” she added.

“I loved how the barns are right next to the rings, and the trails are right here too. I did a lot of riding on the trails which was great for my horses,” Paternoster continued. “The footing here is really nice. It doesn’t shift, you don’t slip; it’s really safe and very nice on the horses’ feet,” she said. “This was really a great show for both me and my horses,” she said.

Bob Bell, President of Classic Company, said, “Some people call it a horse show but I call it one big, fun party with my friends who have horses. We started this show 22 years ago by inviting a few of my friends to come and compete. Twenty-two years later, the tradition continues and it looks as if I have a lot more friends!” he said.

Today wraps up the Charleston Summer Classic so stay tuned for the Grand Champion report which is on deck!

The Charleston Summer Classic

Conde Nast calls Charleston the top destination location, which anyone who has shown at the Charleston Summer Classic knows. For twenty-two years, the Charleston Summer Classic has been offering riders, their families and friends the opportunity to jump the waves and the jumps. Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, located on Johns Island, South Carolina, is twenty minutes from downtown historic Charleston with its abundance of historic southern mansions, fabulous seafood, dining, art galleries, horse and buggy tours and world class shopping.

Make sure to book your condos now for next year. The dates are July 7-11 and the 14 through the 18th! Book now before the rate increase in 2015!

On Deck!

Everyone is enjoying the summer but fall will be here before you know it! And as the summer transitions to autumn, all eyes will be on the prestigious Atlanta Fall Classic set to kick off on November 5th through the 16th at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia. The Classic Company calls the Olympic venue home for two weeks each year and welcomes new and familiar faces to the iconic show grounds.

Finals events, such as the Pre-Green Hunter Finals and the National Classic Equitation Finals, will highlight the two weeks of show jumping in addition to the crowning of the Classic Circuit Champions.

Riders are traveling from across the country to participate in these events. If you haven’t checked your status, now is the time to do so!

Week I opens up with the $10,000 Open Jumper Welcome class and the $65,000 EMO Grand Prix as well as the $15,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic and the $1,500 Take 2 Thoroughbred Hunter and Jumper Division. The $10,000 Child Adult Jumper Classic, the $5,000 Open Jumper Welcome Class, the $45,000 EMO Grand Prix and the International Hunter Derby take place Week II as well as the National Classic Equitation Finals, the Pre-Green Finals and the crowning of the Circuit Champions.

It’s not too late to enjoy the last Classic Show of the year. There is always something for everyone at Classic Company shows and the Atlanta Fall Classic shows are no exception. So make sure to bring everyone to the Georgia International Horse Park in November and enjoy Classic Company’s world class customer service, beautifully decorated rings, big prize money, great events and fun for all! Email Jonathan at jonathan@classiccompany.com or call the office at 843.768.5503.

The prize list will be on-line by August 1 and starting that date, you can sign up for the Atlanta Fall Classic on-line and for free using HorseShowsOnline.com. The Classic Company just rolled out the new on-line entry system in time for Charleston and many exhibitors have already experienced the ease of entries on-line with no hustle and no rush to the post office and NO ADDED FEES – just entries made easy!

HorseShowsOnline.com allows you to not only sign up for the shows, but you can also see orders of go, how many, ring schedules and complete results. Credit card information is completely secure and encrypted. This may be the easiest way to sign up for a show. And for a limited time, the service is completely free. Yes, free.

The Classic Company is a USHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. Together, they offer the best exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events each winter. Please visit them on the web at www.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