Lisa Goldman and Morocco jumping in Olympic style at the Georgia International Horse Park during the Fall Atlanta Classic. Flashpoint Photography.
Johns Island, South Carolina (March 5, 2013) – Have you ever wanted show your horse over fences to your own music? How about compete in a Nations Cup formatted class? Or do you consider yourself an emerging athlete and ready to tackle the challenges of the USHJA program that is taking the industry by storm? Look no further – the Atlanta Summer Classic has it all!
Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships
Classic Company is proud to announce that it will be offering the first USHJA Children’s and Adult Amateur Jumper Regional Championships Week II at the Atlanta Summer Classic. This is another creative addition from the USHJA and offers riders the opportunity to compete in a Nations Cup format, representing their states and zones.
There are four Regions:
- North Region – representing all of the states within Zones 1, 2 and 5
- South Region – representing all of the states within Zones 3 and 4
- Central Region – representing all of the states within Zones 5 and 6
- West Region – representing all of the states within Zones 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
Regional Championships for the South Region will be held at the Atlanta Summer Classic, Week II at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia.
Riders must apply in order to have a chance to represent their state. For more information, go to www.ushja.org. Riders only have until April 15 to apply for the 2013 year. So, time is of the essence if you want to get in on this exciting new program!
USHJA Emerging Athletes Program at the Olympic Venue!
How fitting — the up and coming riders, many with sights on the Olympics, get the opportunity to participate this year in the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program during the Summer Atlanta Classic shows at the Georgia International Horse Park, home of the 1996 Olympics.
The Classic Company welcomes the USHJA’s Emerging Athletes Program June 10 through 13. Participants in the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program arrive on Sunday, June 9 before Atlanta I and four days later it wraps up. Participants work with expert riders on perfecting their jumping techniques in the shade of the covered arena. “This is a very rigorous program and it is so well received by the up and coming riders, the future of our sport. It is an honor to host it this year,” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.
Ready for the most fun equitation class ever? Classic Company introduces its Freestyle Equitation class, open to anyone. Participants are given the course a week ahead of the show; it’s posted online and available in the office upon the riders’ arrival at the show. Freestyle ‘equitators’ will have to jump 12 jumps in three minutes to the music of their choice. Yes, music of their choice! The class will run in the covered arena during the Outback Steakhouse Charity Dinner and the winner will receive a cooler and an Essex shirt. With fences set at 3′, all are welcome to participate. Don’t miss the fun! Come for the Emerging Athletes Program and stay for the music!
The Atlanta Spring Classic kicks off March 20 and will run through March 31st. After a short springtime break, the Atlanta Summer Classic commences June 12 and runs through June 23rd. Don’t miss the opportunity to show in the Olympic Stadium and experience the Classic difference!
Anyone who has shown with the Classic Company knows what sets them apart from the rest: Classic Shows are FUN! And, this year the fun continues at the Gulfport show with complimentary exhibitor parties, breakfasts, luncheons and office snacks to make your showing experience the best ever.
Classic Company never charges a scratch or add fee for those last minute adds and scratches, so if you haven’t entered yet, go to the prize list or simply click on Equestrian Connect to fill out your entry form and stabling requests.
Equestrian Connect is Classic Company’s Official Service Provider and allows exhibitors to store their data one time, on the web, and then use that data to automatically fill out hunter/jumper entry forms across the country. The service offers a free 45 day trial period for new members. At the conclusion of the trial period, Equestrian Connect offers an annual subscription, or a “pay as you go” service. The service allows exhibitors to save both time and money. This is the one-minute online entry service that will help you get your entries in on time and you to the show!
So, whether you are a seasoned veteran or a novice looking for a positive show experience, look to the Gulf Coast Classic shows in Gulfport, and let the good times roll!
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 www.ClassicCompany.com or call them at 843-768-5503.
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See you at the ring,
The Classic Company, Ltd.
Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457