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Winter Premier Is Next Week

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week at Bruce’s Field for the Winter Premier, January 18-20. Don’t forget to also get your entries in for the Winter Encore, February 1-3, also at Bruce’s Field at the Aiken Horse Park in Aiken, SC. Prize List, Entry Blanks, & Tentative Schedules available on EquusEvents.com.

Please send all stabling requests for Equus Events horse shows to stabling@equusevents.com.

Megan Wexler and Cadence Take Top Spot in the $30,000 Fenwick Equestrian Grand Prix

May 20thth, 2013 – It was a family affair for Megan Wexler and Cadence during the Atlanta Spring Challenge’s $30,000 Fenwick Equestrian Grand Prix.  The pair came away the victors in the class topping a tough field of competitors over a course designed by Michel Vaillancourt.   Wexler’s entire family including grandmother and grandfather were on hand to watch the 26 year old win the class and take part in the awards ceremony.  The class took place out on the International field and featured 16 jumping efforts including a double and a triple combination.  11 riders returned for the jump off out of the original field of 22.  Wexler and Cadence, a 12 year old Swedish Warmblood owned by Procedures, Inc., finished with a clear jump off round and a time of 36.899 almost 4 seconds quicker than the second place finisher Wilhelm Genn of Lebanon, Ohio and his Happy Z with a time of 40.068.  Frances Land and her Merlin rounded out the top 3 spots with a time of 40.629.  Wexler received amongst other goodies a custom cooler donated by Fenwick Equestrian as well as a sterling silver piece donated by the Mark Lexton Jewelry Collection of Camden, SC.  Wexler rides for Don Stewart Stables out of Ocala, FL.

Not all of the action was located center ring.  During the class the show’s annual Preakness Party was taking place ringside under the VIP tent.  Exhibitors and spectators alike enjoyed dinner and drinks as well as a viewing of the 138th annual Preakness Stakes which was sponsored by DFG Stables and Daniel and Cathy Geitner of Aiken, SC.  Saturday evening’s hospitality was just a taste of what else was offered during the 2013 Atlanta Spring Challenge.  The show’s hospitality sponsors hosted a continental breakfast each morning of the show, a Derby party Friday night, and snacks and goodies daily at the show rings.  The Meadow Hill Stable and The Porath Family also hosted a farewell pizza party at the rings on Sunday.

Don Stewart Stables continued their winning ways from the Grand Prix ring to the hunter and equitation rings over the weekend bringing home several championships and wins before heading on their way to Devon.  Megan Flanagan won the WIHS overall as well as coming away with the large junior 16-17 championship with Sarah Milliren’s CR Moet.  She also picked up the small junior 16-17 championship as well as the classic win aboard her own O’Ryan.  Over in the pony ring Ashton Alexander had a banner weekend capturing the large pony championship and the classic win with Madison Goetzmann’s Happily Ever After while Devon Seek picked up the medium pony championship and the classic win on Christine Carlson’s Tiffany Blue.

For a complete list of results, please go to www.equusevents.com/results.html.

Equus Events would like to thank all of the 2013 Atlanta Spring Challenge Sponsors.  Many thanks to Brick Church Farm and Reflections Farm for hosting the USHJA International Hunter Derby and to Fenwick Equestrian for hosting the $30,000 Fenwick Equestrian Grand Prix.  Thank you to the Mark Lexton Collection for providing awards for the hunter classics, One K Helmets for providing helmets for the jumper classic winners and Integrity Linens for donating their beautiful wool coolers.  Other sponsors include:

Gold Sponsors:

Brick Church Farm, Reflections Farm, Fenwick Equestrian, Equifit, Inc., The Mark Lexton Collection, Dietrich and Company Equine Insurance, One K Helmets, Daniel F. Geitner Stables, The Barn Book, Gamboa Veterinary Services, Sidelines Magazine

Silver Sponsors:

Integrity Fine Equestrian Linens, Hot To Trot Boutique, Finally Farm, Meadow Hill Stables and the Porath Family, Katherine Lily Equestrian, Oak Manor Saddlery

Equus Events continues its 2013 schedule with the Tryon Summer Classic May 30 – June 2 and the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club Charity Horse Show I June 6-9.  Stalls are limited at both events so please contact Equus Events at 803-643-5698 to make reservations.

Equus Events is a horse show production company based in Aiken, SC. We are committed to producing unique exhibitor friendly events that excel in a high level of quality, competition, and hospitality. Equus Events is the current USHJA Members Choice award winning horse show company in zone 4 for an AA rated horse show.

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Equus Events to Kick Off 2013 Show Season with Camden Winter Classic February 22-24

Grace Howard and Bethel's Peri

February 6th, 2013 – Aiken, SC based Equus Events, Inc. is gearing up to kick off its 2013 show schedule with the Camden Winter Classic February 22-24 at the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden, SC.  The event in its second year will again feature many exciting classes including a USHJA National Hunter Derby and Exhibitors’ Party Saturday evening.  Fenwick Equestrian has signed on again as a corporate sponsor for the 2013 season and will be the presenting sponsor of the Derby.  “We are extremely honored to be working with Fenwick again this year,” said show manager J. P. Godard.  “Their high performance products are outstanding and I am pleased to have them as such an enthusiastic member of the Equus Events family of sponsors.”

The winner of the derby will receive a custom embroidered Fenwick EquiSuede Cooler, and new this year, the leading junior and leading amateur rider of the class will also receive a Fenwick Jacket.  Fenwick will also be offering Equus Events exhibitors a special discount code during all shows in 2013.  Details will be available in the horse show office.  The exhibitors’ party will be taking place Saturday evening under the pavilion during the derby and is graciously sponsored by Christison Stables and Bruce and Amy Christison of Camden, SC.  Many thanks to Christison Stables for their support of the Camden Winter Classic.

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Equus Events Announces New Show at the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden, SC

December 6th, 2011 ~ Equus Events, Inc. is pleased to announce a new event that is being introduced on its 2012 horse show calendar. The inaugural “Winter Classic” will take place February 24-26 at Camden’s South Carolina Equine Park. The SCEP has recently gone through major renovations including footing by Bob Kiser (footing consultant for the 2010 World Equestrian Games), improved stabling with rubber mats in every stall, and many other structural and cosmetic updates throughout the entire park. The two outdoor rings contain “all-weather” footing and the covered arena has an all-purpose footing that suits many disciplines.

The Winter Classic will host numerous USEF “A” rated divisions and classes, classics, and will also feature a USHJA National Hunter Derby on Saturday afternoon featuring many of the area’s top hunter riders and horses. Daily hospitality and a Saturday evening Exhibitor’s Party are on the agenda as part of the event as well. As always, Equus Events continues to offer unique, exhibitor oriented events that strive to give their customers a horse show that excels in the highest level of quality, competition, and hospitality. “The new Winter Classic will be no different and will be a welcome addition to our expanding event schedule,” said show organizer J. P. Godard. “We are very excited to be back in Camden and invite you to re-discover the SCEP and this wonderful town.”

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Equus Events Inaugural Atlanta Summerfest Kicks Off to Rave Reviews

Snook and Christina Jason jumping. Picture copyright Steven G. Webb photography

August 21st, 2010 – Equus Events has just wrapped up its inaugural Atlanta Summerfest at Chatt Hills (Bouckaert Farms) in Fairburn, GA.  The show, a USEF “A” sanctioned event took place August 18-21 and was managed by Aiken, SC’s Equus Events Inc. and show manager J. P. Godard.  “We are unbelievably excited about this new show series,” boasted Godard.  “This facility is outstanding and I am really looking forward to the future and all of the potential we have here.”  Well known in the eventing world, Chatt Hills will host the 2011 USEA American Eventing Championships in just over a week and Godard is excited to introduce it to the hunter and jumper world.  The facility boasts an over 8000 acre equestrian paradise filled with established pastures, lakes, and woodlands with ample room to ride located along the Chattahoochee River.  From excellent footing to exceptional stabling, this place really has it all!  During the week, exhibitors and spectators were treated to daily hospitality all sponsored by the show’s hospitality sponsors; Brad Spragg and the Atlanta Hunt Club, Elizabeth Warmington and Brooksgate Stable Inc., Matt Martin and Windy Oaks Farm, Casey Whitaker, and The Farm House.

The hunter ring was featured Friday evening during a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Classic.  Julie Curtain and Donna Bassinger’s Miramax took top honors in that class topping the field of 14 just edging out another of Curtain’s mounts, Gregg Burrows’s Vince.  Junior rider Alexa Boggio took rounded out the top three with her Alamo.

The jumpers were the highlight in Saturday evening’s Chattahoochee Hills $5,000 Jumper Classic.  Exhibitors and spectators were treated to an exhibitor’s party sponsored by the show’s hospitality sponsors during the class.  Five horse/rider combinations advanced to the jump off over the J. P. Godard designed course.  In the end it was Aiken, SC young professional Christina Jason and CDS Stable’s Snook who took home the blue in a time of 36.819 just edging out Mary Kate Dillon’s Utharo and Glenn Hartigan’s time of 36.825.  Highridge Farm’s entry Uranda and rider Susie Fried took home third.  “The show grounds is beautiful!” quoted Jason.  “It was a fun, fast class and Snook was absolutely perfect … I had a great time!”

Another Aiken, SC rider rose to the top on Sunday in the $2,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Adult Jumper Classic.  This time it was Heather Crespo and her Fritz R.B who took home the blue in the class.  The action continues this week with the Atlanta Summerfest II starting up on Thursday August 25th.  For complete horse show results or this week’s schedule of events please go to www.equusevents.com or call 803-643-5698.