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SBS Farms’ Susan Schoellkopf and Jennifer Alfano Honored at USHJA Convention

Jennifer Alfano and Jersey Boy. Photo © 2010 PMG

Buffalo, NY – December 14, 2010 – Susie Schoellkopf of SBS Farms at the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center in Buffalo, NY, was honored this past week at the USHJA Annual Meeting, which was held on December 6-9, 2011. Schoellkopf was given the President’s Distinguished Service Award at the USHJA Evening of Equestrians Awards Dinner for the second year in a row.  SBS Farms’ Jennifer Alfano was also awarded at the dinner, as she earned The Rider Recognition Award for 2010.  This award is given for the most money won as a Hunter rider and her cash earnings were just above $400,000.

The President’s Distinguished Service Awards were developed in 2006 to acknowledge and honor the dedication and service of volunteer members to both the USHJA and the sport. 2010 marked the second year for Schoellkopf to win the USHJA’s President’s Distinguished Service Award, as she was also the recipient of this award in 2009. Schoellkopf is the chair of the Open Hunter Task Force and a member of the Hunter Restructure Committee, the Hunter Zone Council, the High Performance Hunter Committee, and the Junior Hunter Task Force. She is also on the USEF Drugs and Medication committee and serves as chair of the Zone 2 Hunter Committee.

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Linda Andrisani to Lead Judging Clinic at Kentucky Horse Park

Linda Andrisani will be conducting a judging clinic at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Photo By: Kenneth Kraus/ PhelpsSports.com.

Lexington, KY – December 14, 2010 – The Kentucky Hunter/Jumper Association, in conjunction with the USHJA and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, is conducting an educational judging clinic with Linda Andrisani on Saturday, January 22, 2011. This exciting event will take place in the New Alltech Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Linda Andrisani will give live commentary and scoring for a 3′ hunter division as well as 3′ equitation and 3’6″ medal classes.  This clinic is open to the public, with substantial discounts for early entries as well as KHJA members. ($50.00 KHJA members, $75.00 pre-entry, $100.00 at the door.)

The clinic will run on Saturday, January 22nd from 10:00am to 4:00pm (9:30 registration) and will include a lunch buffet.  Linda Andrisani will provide her perspective and technique of judging hunter and equitation rounds to professionals, clients and riders of all interest and skill levels.  The clinic will be conducted in a warm, elegant, comfortable, indoor horse show setting.  There will be an open question and answer session after each section.

Linda Andrisani is a legendary hunter judge with 25 years judging experience and the author of the DVD, “From the Judge’s Eye”.  She will provide insight and knowledge about showing horses, both broad in concept and trivial in the details. This is valuable information which will be helpful to all riders, professionals, and even children and amateurs. Come join some of the nicest people and horses in the Midwest and learn something!  Fabulous accommodations and dining in the Lexington area.  Contact Trena Kerr 859-250-5473 or Elaine Schott 859-489-0481; RMFHorses@aol.com for more information.

Media Contact: Mason Phelps
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
phone 561.753.3389  fax 561.753.3386

Jacksonville Winter Series 2011

December 14, 2010 – Time is flying by again…. If you are anything like me, I am running from one activity to another getting ready for the Christmas. This message is just to remind you that the Jacksonville Winter Series (Jan 12-30) is coming up soon. Please call for your stall reservations so we know how many stalls to erect.

This year the series will run three weeks with lots of exciting classes including the $100,000 FEI World Cup, $20,000 USHJA Hunter Derby and Gamblers Choice.

If you need a prize list they are online on both the Classic Company (www.classiccompany.com) website and the North Florida Hunter Jumper website (www.nfhja.com).

One more thing – the FEI has changed the prize money for the Welcome Class during week one.  This is due to the exchange rate of the dollar.  The $25,000 class will now be $31,250 and the entry fee will go up from $450 to $475. The payout will now be $9375, $6875, $4062.50, $2500, $1875, $1562.50, $1250, $937, $937, $625, $625, and $625.

See you at the rings,

Bob Bell

The Classic Company, Ltd.


Phone/FAX:  (843) 768-5503

Post Office Box 1311  Johns Island  SC 29457

Molly Ashe-Cawley Is Back in the Game in $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Molly Ashe-Cawley and Back in the Game won the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Holiday & Horses Show. Photos © Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

Wellington, FL – December 5, 2010 – The Holiday & Horses Show, held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, concluded competition today with the feature event for the hunters, the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Molly Ashe-Cawley of Newton, CT, rode Olivia Jack’s Back in the Game to the win in the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Kelley Farmer of Keswick, VA, was second on Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Oare’s Rosalynn, while Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL, rode Sanzibar for Barbara Ridder Irwin and Karen Long Dwight to third place.

The Holiday & Horses Show is the first competition in the Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP) Holiday Series, which consists of seven shows through the beginning of January.

The course designer for today’s derby was Skip Bailey, who set a beautiful track with bright new jumps and interesting options. Farmer described, “They did a beautiful course. The jumps were gorgeous and it all looked great. Skip does a beautiful job. The horses jump well, you’re not in their mouths, they flow beautifully, and there’s not a lot of related distances. It’s never a trap to make the horses nervous. Even if it’s hard, they jump well. I thought it was great.”

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Gene Mische – A Legend Passes

Stadium Jumping CEO Eugene R. Mische passed away on Friday at the age of 79. ©Kenneth Kraus/ PhelpsSports.com.

December 3, 2010 – Legendary horseman Eugene “Gene” Mische, the founder of Stadium Jumping, Inc., passed away on Friday evening, following a long, hard fought battle with cancer.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 26, 1931, Mische, more than any horseman in history, changed the face of horse sports in the United States.

He was 79 years old.

Mische recently celebrated over 60 years in the equestrian industry and over the course of his stellar career managed the most prestigious shows in America including the Budweiser American Invitational, American Grand Prix Association National Jumper Championship, New Albany Classic, Lake Placid and I Love New York Shows, Charlotte Jumper Classic, the American Gold Cup, USEF National Jumper Championships, and the National Horse Show. Other Stadium Jumping Inc. productions included the Olympic Games Show Jumping Team Selection Trials in 2000 and 2004, and the World Equestrian Games Show Jumping Team Selection Trials in 2002 and 2006.

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Gulf Coast Winter Circuit 2011

November 19, 2010 – The Gulf Coast Prize list is available online and will be mailed during the week of Thanksgiving. We are very excited out our new class offerings this year.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 843 768 5503.

If you would like to view or download the prize list, click the following link: http://www.classiccompany.com/showdocs.php#gcw.

See you at the rings,
Bob Bell
The Classic Company, Ltd.
Phone/FAX:  (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311  Johns Island  SC 29457

Kentucky Fall Classic Wrap-Up: November 11-14, 2010

Chris Payne and Clooney claimed the championship honors during the Pre-Green 3' division at the Kentucky Fall Classic. Photo By: Holly Whiteman.

Lexington, KY – November 17, 2010 – It was a weekend full of gorgeous and unseasonably warm weather for the Kentucky Fall Classic. The event was held in the New Alltech Indoor Arena November 11-14, 2010 and featured the areas top hunters and jumpers.

Alliy Moyer took home both the champion and reserve champion honors in the Junior Hunter division. She showed Safari to the championship prize and was awarded the reserve championship tricolor for her ride aboard Momentus.

Later in the day, Susan Moriconi was awarded the championship prize in the Adult Amateur Hunter division on her horse, Liberty. Anne Molnar took home the reserve championship prize for her ride aboard Apriol.

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Atlanta Fall Classic – One

November 14, 2010 – Today we finished the first of two weeks in Conyers, Ga.  We had a great week of showing.   The highlights of the shows started with the Welcome Class that was won by David Jennings riding Tornado, owned by Two Shannons Farm.  There were 33 in the class.

This show was the host of the Zone 4 Finals and the following were the Champions.  Congrats to all.

Green Working – Fonteyn HF, Elizabeth Devor

Am Owner 18-35 – Cosmopolitian, Sarah Digiorgio

Am Owner 36-Ovr – Marquis, Lee Cesery

Am Owner 3’3″ – Overboard, Holly Sims

Small Jr – La Canto, James Fisher

Large Jr – Alexa Boggio

Small Pony – James Blonde, Carly Reinsel

Medium  Pony – Highlands Make Believe, Bergen Sanderford

Large Pony – Roosevelt, Amanda Schaefer

Ad Am 18-35 – Icebreaker, Stephanie Zimmerman

Ad Am 36-49 – Benedetto, Blair Jordan

Children’s Hunter 14 U – Believe, Emily Weeks

Children’s Hunter 15-17 – Overeasy, McClain Newton

Children’s Hunter Pony – Bonfire, Anna Smith

Pre Green 3′ – Fine Print, Fit to Print Farm

Pre Green 3’3″ – Ferragamos Featu, Jenna Weiner

Short Stirrup – Tristans Marquis, Rebecca Hadfield

Pre Adult – Oxford, Polly Johnson

Pre Children’s – Buckely, Catherine Stumberg

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Alissa Kinsey Wins Barry Lane Memorial; David Jennings Triumphs in EMO $25k Grand Prix

David Jennings & Marcus Aurelius ©Flashpoint Photography

Conyers, GA — November 14, 2010 — Classic Company’s Season Finale event, the Atlanta Fall Classics, is a virtual cornucopia of equestrian competition with everything from Zone Championships to a $25,000 Adult-Child Jumper Classic to a show jumping Grand Prix just in the first week. “We always like to end our year big!” Classic Company President Bob Bell quipped.

Friday’s kick off of head to head competition began with the USHJA National Hunter Classic. This event is considered a stepping stone to the regular Hunter Derbies for many and designer Joe Carnicone gave riders a taste of that experience with a layout offering four higher option fences to garnish bonus points. Top scores were invited to return for a handy round in which an overall point total would determine the victor. Round one found Camden, SC favorite Elizabeth Boyd riding the Lee Cesery owned Marquis to an early lead, but the young talents of Marlena Parker and Edie Ringger were right on her coat tails. And when the scores were tallied it was Edie Ringger of Midland, GA with her mount Norway de la Fosse taking the number one position.

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Farnam All-Around Amateur Is Crowned at World Show

Adelaide Moncrief of Fort Worth, Texas, takes the top honor and more than $15,000 in prizes.

The American Quarter Horse Journal, Oklahoma City – The American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show offers exciting competition for American Quarter Horse Association members November 6-20 at State Fair Park.

The Farnam All-Around Amateur award is the top honor at the Bank of America Amateur World Championship Show. It is awarded to the exhibitor who earns the most points in three or more events in two categories during the show. The winner receives $15,000 plus $1,000 in Farnam product, an original Lisa Perry bronze and a WeatherBeeta blanket.

This year’s Farnam All-Around Amateur Award was presented November 12 to Adelaide Moncrief of Forth Worth, Texas, who showed her 1996 bay gelding, Steady Spirit, in four events.

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