January 17th, 2011 – Equus Events is very busy preparing for the 2011 show season. The 2011 Atlanta Spring Premiere and Atlanta Spring Challenge will take place May 11-15 and 18-22 at the beautiful Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA. The Horse Park was home to the equestrian portion of the 1996 Olympic Games. It is one of the premiere facilities in the country offering excellent footing, stabling, ample room to ride and much more on over 1400 acres. This is the 7th year for the event and it will again offer exhibitors a “AA” USEF rating and also be a Jumper 3. In addition, the shows will offer over $180,000 in prize money through out the two week event.
New this year, the Atlanta Spring Premiere (week 1) has been selected as a World Championship Hunter Rider event and will also host a USHJA National Hunter Classic. The Atlanta Spring Challenge (week 2) will again host a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. An additional $5,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake has been added to the schedule for a total of two each week. Prize money has also been added to the Low Jr/Am Jumper division and non-showing fees have been removed. “Despite economic conditions these shows have continued to grow and I would like to thank all of our exhibitors and supporters for that,” said show manager J. P. Godard.