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Jumpers Close Out Week III of the Jacksonville Spring Classic

Brian Moggre and MTM Flutterby [Photos: Alison Hartwell Photography]

Week III of the Jacksonville Spring Classics was one for the books when fifteen year old Brian Moggre of Flower Mound, Texas and Major Wager, LLC’s MTM Flutterby won the $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix against a field of twenty-three seasoned, professional riders.

“I’ve won a couple of grand prix before this but I would say it was a pretty tough crowd to compete against,” commented Moggre. MTM Flutterby is only 15.3 hands and Moggre has been riding her for about two years. “I went in and wanted to do my best and it feels pretty good to come out beating your trainers,” he laughed.

“When we [Moggre, McCormick and Fenney] walked the course, we knew in the first round you could do a bending 6 or 5 or direct 4. We talked about what would be best and decided that smooth and fast, executing the smoothest route with the least amount of strides was the plan,” he said.

Eleven advanced to the jump off round over a course designed by Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana and Moggre had two in the jump off, MTM Flutterby and DDM Equestrian LLC’s Condero 3.

First to go was David Jennings of Franklin, Tennessee and KM Farms’ KM Corfina. While their time of 35.421 seconds beat the time allowed of 43 seconds, eight jump faults would see them finish in tenth place overall. Tracy Fenney of Flower Mound, Texas and MTM Farm’s Igor Van De Heibos followed Jennings and KM Corfina with four jump faults in a time of 34.979 seconds which would see them finish in fifth place overall.

Moggre, in the irons Condero 3, followed Fenney in the order and earned eight jump faults in a time of 32.694 seconds which would find them placing eighth overall.

Dorothy Douglas of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts and MTM Farm’s MTM Malfoy followed Moggre and Condero 3 and with four jump faults in a time of 39.153 seconds finished seventh overall.

Diamant’s Legacy, owned and ridden by Derek Petersen of Williston, Florida, followed and the pair turned in the first double clear jump off round in a time of 33.873 seconds and set the new time to beat.

Moggre followed Petersen, this time in the irons of Major Wager, LLC’s MTM Flutterby with their own clear round in a time of 30.638 seconds and took the lead, setting the new time to beat.

Sitting in the last to go position, Fenney and MTM Farm’s MTM Como No earned 16 jump faults and two jump faults in a time of 44.860 seconds and finished in eleventh place overall. The fastest of the first-round four-faulters was Dorothy Douglas and MTM Farm’s S & L Elite in a time of 85.716 seconds and they wrapped up the class in twelfth place.

“MTM Farm had a lot in the jump off and we were all going after each other and it was really fun,” he said. “My win made everyone on the MTM team really happy,” he added.

MTM Farm’s Mike McCormick commented, “We think Brian is going to be really famous. I try to not treat him like a ‘prima donna’ here. I make him tack all of his horses and help with lunging and school them,” he said. “The home team and on the road team is doing great. We must have 30 at home and 30 on the road and everyone has really been team players to get us where we are. Everyone has to work hard, because if you don’t, you’re going to have problems,” he said. “Heck, even Tracy helps!” he laughed.

“We’ve been doing great and we’re winning in the hunters and the jumpers. We’re qualified for Devon and things look great for MTM,” McCormick added.

Moggre has been buying horses from MTM Farm since 2012 and toward the end of 2015 started training with Mike McCormick and Tracy Fenney, moving his three horses to MTM Farm. “For the most part, I live on the road with them. I do online school and am a sophomore. My family has an RV and either my Mom or Dad will be at the shows with me,” commented Moggre. “I have a brother and a sister and it gets pretty hectic at times, but it’s easy to stay at the horse shows and not have to travel to and from home,” he added. “I have a very supportive family and I’m thankful for that,” Moggre said.

“I definitely want to make a career out of this like Mike. And of course, my dream since I was a kid was to be on the Olympic team. I love the sport and just want to be successful,” he added.

“This year I want to test the waters with the bigger jumps and the Nations Cup team is something I have my eye on this year,” he shared. “My next big show is Devon and that’s one I’m looking forward to,” Moggre said.

Tracy Fenney and MTM Farm’s Reve Du Paris

The $5,000 Horseflight Open Welcome kicked off the jumper action at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center and MTM Farm’s Tracy Fenney took the win in the irons of MTM Farm’s Reve Du Paris with their double clear rounds of 83.239 seconds and 29.310 seconds, well within the 43 seconds time allowed. No one would beat that fast second round and leave the rails up. Brian Moggre and MTM Farm’s Condero 3 came close with their clear second round in a time of 30.013 seconds, but they would settle into a second place overall finish.

Third place was awarded to KM Farm’s Corfina, ridden by David Jennings, for their clear second round in a time of 30.724 seconds. Fenney picked up a fourth place with MTM Farm’s Igor Van De Heibos for their clear second round in a time of 32.205 seconds and Jennings returned for a fifth place ribbon with Full Circle Farm’s Harvest Moon for their clear second round effort in a time of 32.472 seconds.

Moggre and Major Wager, LLC’s MTM Flutterby earned a sixth place ribbon and Fenney and MTM Farm’s MTM Como No placed seventh. Another MTM Farm rider, Dorothy Douglas, and Erika Guthinger’s Tiger Lion placed eighth, and Cassandra Kahle of Califon, New Jersey and Redfield Farm’s Wall Street earned a ninth place ribbon. Haley Gassel and Westwind Equine Trail’s Werner 61 came in tenth. Douglas returned for an eleventh place ribbon with MTM Farm’s S & L Elite, and Mark Jungherr of Williston, Florida and Susan Banta’s Conte Couleur wrapped up the class with a twelfth place.

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Tracy Fenney and MTM Reve Du Paradis Win the $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome

Fenney and MTM Reve Du Paradis.

Week II of the Jacksonville Spring Classic is underway and the $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome kicked off the jumper action yesterday afternoon and saw a field of 30 horse and rider teams compete in the indoor stadium at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

Course Designer Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana designed the course and set a first round time allowed of 88 seconds and second round time allowed of 45 seconds.

Amanda Flint of Long Valley, New Jersey in the irons of the Coverboy Group’s Cairo was the first to go in the order and the first horse and rider team to go clear in a time of 87.867 seconds. Their second round course incurred two time faults in a time of 46.086 seconds.

Last week’s $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome winner, David Jennings, in the irons of Masie Mcswain and Full Circle Farm’s Blue Moon 22, followed Flint and turned in double clear rounds in times of 82.875 and 40.463 seconds, setting the second round time to beat.

Flint returned to the arena with the next clear first round, this time in the irons of J and J Imperatore, LLC’s Daisy Chain Vt. They turned in a first round time of 81.957 seconds and their clear second round took the lead from Jennings with their time of 40.089 seconds.

Jenna Friedman of Morriston, Florida and her own Glorix Van De Mispelaere followed with a clear first round in a time of 83.886 seconds and clear second round in a time of 40.892 seconds.

Aida Sanchez Long of Ooltewah, Tennessee followed with the next clear first round in the irons of Katie Barnette’s Catalyst in a time of 83.886 seconds. Their clear second round in a time of 38.426 seconds would set the new time to beat and take the lead from Flint and Daisy Chain Vt.

Mary Katherine Hargraves of Alpharetta, Georgia and her own Quartus followed with the next clear round in a time of 83.982 seconds. Although their second round was also clear, their time of 44.053 seconds would see them finish in ninth place overall.

Dorothy Douglas of West Bridewater, MA rode MTM Farm’s MTM Axel in clear first round in a time of 80.603 seconds. Four faults in their second round in a time of 38.862 seconds would find them out of the ribbons.

Fenney2Tracey Fenney of Flower Mound, Texas and MTM Farm’s MTM Reve Du Paradis was next up and turned in double clear rounds in times of 78.919 and 36.734 seconds which took the lead and set the new time to beat.

Bella Equestrian’s Aventador, ridden by Jennings, were next to go and although they turned in double clear rounds in times of 83.680 and 39.116 seconds, their time would not catch Fenney’s and they would settle for fourth place overall.

Derek Peterson of Archer, Florida and his own Diamant’s Legacy turned in a clear first round in a time of 80.539 seconds and although they turned in a fast second round in a time of 38.317 seconds, four jump faults would see them finish in tenth place overall.

Hargraves returned to the arena, this time in the irons of her own Benedetto for a clear first round in a time of 85.673 seconds, but their second round earned eight jump faults with a time of 44.635 seconds which would keep them out of the ribbons.

Fenney and MTM Farm’s MTM Como No followed with the next set of double clear rounds in times of 82.297 seconds and 40.287 seconds which would see them finish in sixth place overall.

Douglas and MTM Farm’s S & L Elite followed Fenney and posted double clear rounds in times of 81.029 seconds and 38.543 seconds which put them in third place overall.

Mackenzie McGehee of Jacksonville, Florida and her own Fiona V T Paradijs followed with a clear first round in a time of 82.789 seconds; however, eight jump faults in their second round in a time of 43.721 seconds would keep them out of the ribbons.

Hayley Waters of Sparr, Florida and Double H Farm’s HB Eli Cash followed with a clear first round in a time of 82.465 seconds, but their second round saw four jump faults in a time of 38.784 seconds which put them in twelfth place overall.

Francois Lamontagne of Saint Eustache, Quebec, Canada, winner of Week I’s $35,000 Crescent Grove Advisor’s Grand Prix, was last to go and turned in a clear first round in a time of 86.120 seconds. Their second round had four jump faults in a time of 38.255 seconds and would find them finishing in eleventh place overall.

Fenney won the class with MTM Reve Du Paradis and Sanchez Long finished in second with Catalyst. For full results, click here.

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Redfield Farm Ruled the Hunter Division Week II at the Jacksonville Spring Classic

Cassandra Kahle and Amari.

Redfield Farm of Califon, New Jersey owned the Hunter Division Week II at the Jacksonville Spring Classic!

The $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Legend, awarded Amari, owned by Emma Richardson and ridden by Cassandra Kahle of Califon, New Jersey, the win after earning a first round score of 91 and a Handy score of 92 for a total score of 183.

Whiskey Tango, owned by Lee Cesery and ridden by Megan Young of Jacksonville, Florida, earned a Classic score of 89 and a Handy score of 88 for a total of 177, which took second place.

Meadowood Farm’s Sandrimo, ridden by Lauren Schweppe of Ocala, Florida, placed third overall after earning a Classic score of 85 and a Handy score of 89 for an overall score of 174.

Kahle also picked up fourth through sixth place. Fourth was awarded to Redfield Farm’s Nino Nacho after earning a first round score of 88 and Handy score of 83 for an overall 171. She rode Redfield Farm’s Balouette to a fifth place finish with a Classic score of 86 and a second round score of 85 for a total of 171. She placed sixth with Isabel Stettinius’ Guest of Honor with an overall score of 169.

Lee Cesery’s Swagger, ridden by Camryn Hulsey of Saint Augustine, Florida, placed seventh, followed by Janine Pappas’ Romanov, ridden by Claire Lee of Ponte Vedre, Florida. Ninth place went to Peggy Fuller’s Entreprenur, ridden by Nashea Powell of Jacksonville, Florida.

Tenth was awarded to Masterpiece, owned and ridden by Paige Moose of Tampa, Florida. Eleventh was awarded to TM Hills Farm International’s Ingo De Kalvaire, ridden by Dominque Gonzalez of Dunellen, Florida, and Seven Hills, LLC’s Conradi 10, ridden by Kristin Martiniello, wrapped it up in twelfth place. For full results, click here.

Redfield Farm’s Giovanni, ridden by Cassandra Kahle of Califon, New Jersey, brought home the Championship in the 3′ Division along with almost $200 in prize money, all for a $5 entry fee! King, owned by Tracy Treace and ridden by Chad Watridge, was Reserve Champion.

Kahle went on to win the 3’3″ Pre-Green Hunter Division Championship in the irons of Emma Richardson’s Amari and collected close to $250 in prize money for the $5 entry fee. Redfield Farm’s Nino Nacho, ridden by David Wilbur, rode away with the Reserve Champion honors.

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Jacksonville Equestrian Center Readies for Spring Classic II to Be Held This Weekend

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Jacksonville, Florida (April 19, 2016) – The inaugural Jacksonville Spring Classic is underway at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. Last weekend, the Jacksonville Spring Classic I kicked off the two-weekend series, which has been described as the perfect place for hunter/jumper riders to wrap up their winter show circuits. The Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, Florida is proud to host the event, produced by the Classic Company.

The Classic Company has been organizing equestrian show jumping competitions for nearly 30 years. The organization’s competitions span four states and are noted for the southern hospitality that the Classic Company brings to each event. The Classic Company has even been awarded the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA)’s Member Choice Award for providing excellent customer service to competitors. Bob Bell, President and founder of the Classic Company, was quick to applaud the hard work of the Jacksonville Equestrian Center’s staff, as well. “So far, this has been the perfect venue for our show,” Bell said after the first weekend of Jacksonville Spring Classic competition. “The staff is working hard and bending over backwards. This is a real horse show facility – it was meant to be an equestrian facility and the people who are running it understand the horses.”

Many riders who spent the winter competing in Florida – either in Wellington at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) or in Ocala at HITS – are stopping in Jacksonville for their final competition in Florida for this season before heading north. A perfect place to layover on the long journey home, the Jacksonville Equestrian Center is located just a few miles off of I-95 and offers over 400 permanent stalls, an indoor coliseum, and several outdoor arenas.

Savannah Unger is one rider who is taking advantage of the opportunity to show at the Jacksonville Spring Classic on her way home to North Carolina. At the Jacksonville Spring Classic I, she guided Fresh Prince, owned by Amber Hill Farms, to victory in the 1.10. For Unger, the winning ride brought a lot of ‘firsts.’

“This is our first time at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center,” she said. “It’s a beautiful facility. We really like the indoor arena! This is also the first time I’ve ever jumped Fresh Prince, and I got on him for the first time ever yesterday.” Unger planned to head into the ring and do her best, but even she was surprised by how well the pair clicked together as they sailed over the jumps. As she accepted her blue ribbon at the end of the large class, Unger was already planning to compete on a few more horses before the weekend was over.

Riders are also using the Jacksonville Spring Classic I and II as a way to acclimate their horses to an indoor arena after a season of outdoor classes. Indoor jumping arenas, known for having tighter turns on course and different shadow patterns, can especially be a challenge for greener horses. Grand Prix rider Aaron Vale guided Corvett over the fences in the 1.10m class in the massive 123,000 square foot indoor arena, and said, “This is a good experience for Corvett to jump in an indoor. It’s different for the riders and the horses. Things come up quicker.” Vale earned several top placings throughout the weekend at the Jacksonville Spring Classic I.

After a fun and competitive first weekend, horses, riders, and the Jacksonville Equestrian Center are all gearing up for another great show at the Jacksonville Spring Classic II on April 20-24, 2016.

Nearly every weekend, the Jacksonville Equestrian Center is host to family-friendly events that are open to the public. After the Jacksonville Spring Classic II, cowboys and cowgirls will take over the venue for a roping event where the winner will go home in a new truck on April 29 – May 1. The facility features an enormous indoor arena, outdoor turf arena, outdoor show rings, and more than 400 permanent stalls. Ample RV hookups and vendor spaces ensure exhibitor comfort and convenience. The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, located at 13611 Normandy Blvd. in Jacksonville, Florida, has amenities to host not only equestrian events, but also recreational, sporting, and community events. For more information, visit www.jaxequestriancenter.com or call Penny Gorton at (904) 255-4227.

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Farmer Is Fabulous in the International and Williams Is Wonderful in the National

Kelley Farmer and It’s Me.

The top hunter riders in the country competed in the Jacksonville Spring Classic’s $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club, Friday afternoon.

Kelley Farmer of Keswick, Virginia, winner of the $77,700 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Brook Ledge Horse Transportation, won the class with Bibby Hill’s It’s Me. She also took the second place ribbon with Amanda Hone’s Publicized. She took fourth with Dani Brown Swanston’s Need I Say More as well as eighth and ninth places in the irons of Jane Gaston’s Taken and Kensel, LLC’s Clever Conversation and then wrapped up the class with Gaston’s Because in twelfth place.

Farmer led the way earning the highest Classic score of 172 with It’s Me. Their second round score of 194 locked them in for a total of 366 and the win.

Farmer and Publicized earned a first round score of 166. Combined with their Handy score of 192.50, their combined score of 358.50 would find them in second place.

Emily Williams of Ocala, Florida and Amanda Flint’s Cabana VDL earned a first round score of 163. Their Handy score of 189 for a total of 352 would see them finish in third place. Farmer returned to the winner’s circle to pick up her fourth place with Need I Say More after earning a Classic Round score of 163 and a Handy score of 189 for a total of 352.

Emily Williams and Heartthrob
Emily Williams and Heartthrob

Artillery Lane, LLC’s Chances R, ridden by Gregory Prince of Sherborn, Massachusetts, placed fifth overall after earning a Classic score of 151 and a Handy score of 185 for a total of 336.

Kris Killam of Naples, Florida in the irons of Barbara Fishman’s Mr. Big finished in sixth place overall after earning a first round score of 156 and second round score of 175 for a total score of 331.

Farmer returned for seventh with Jane Gaston’s Taken after earning a Classic score of 124 and a Handy score of 171 for a total of 295.

Emily Terry Peterson of Naples, Florida rode Leslie Terry’s Pet Rock to the eighth place ribbon with a combined score of 280, and Farmer returned for ninth place in the irons of Kensel, LLC’s Clever Conversation with a combined score of 260. Megan Young of Jacksonville, Florida rode Lee Cesery’s Rockaway to the tenth place finish after earning a combined score of 258, and Claire Lee White of Ponte Vedra, Florida rode Janine Pappas’ Romanov to eleventh place after earning a combined score of 243.

Farmer wrapped up the class with a twelfth place finish in the irons of Jane Gaston’s Because with a combined score of 237.

For full results on this class, click here.

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Jennings and Divace Win Horseflight Welcome in Jacksonville

David Jennings and Divace.

The $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome kicked off the jumper action Thursday afternoon and saw a field of 26 horse and rider teams compete in the indoor stadium at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, Indiana, Course Designer and Technical Coordinator for the 2015 World Cup Finals, designed the course and set a first round time allowed of 90 seconds and second round time allowed of 45 seconds. David Jennings of Franklin, Tennessee in the irons of Masie McSwain and Full Circle Farm’s Blue Moon 22 were the first to go and turned in back to back clear rounds in times of 87.620 seconds and 41.261 seconds which set the new time to beat.

Tracy Fenney of Flower Mound, Texas and MTM Farm’s MTM Full House were the next horse and rider team to turn in double clear rounds, taking the lead and setting the new time to beat at 38.801 seconds. Donegue, owned and ridden by Emma Willsky of Aspen, Colorado, turned in a clear first round effort in a time of 83.105 seconds. Although they turned in a second round with a time of 39.963 seconds, four faults would see the finish in ninth place.

Aaron Vale of Williston, Florida and Thinks Like a Horse’s Spirit of Alena turned in a clear first round in a time of 82.948 seconds. However, eight jump faults and ten time faults in a second round time of 54.708 seconds would see them finish in eleventh place overall.

MTM Axel, owned by MTM Farm and ridden by Dorothy Douglas of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, turned in the next double clear rounds in times of 83.146 and 41.734 which would see them finish in fifth place overall.

Jennings returned to the arena, this time in the irons of S & L Farm’s S & L Puppy Love, and turned in double clear rounds in times of 82.546 seconds and 38.870 seconds.

Chanel Du Calvaire, owned and ridden by Francois Lamontagne of Saint Eustache, Quebec, Canada, followed Jennings with double clear rounds in times of 86.230 and 43.934 seconds which would see them finish in eighth place overall.

Kyle Dewar of Ocala, Florida and his own Russell followed Lamontagne and posted a clear first round in a time of 83.527 seconds. Their second round in 46.942 seconds had eight jump and two time faults which would find them finish in tenth place overall.

Fenney returned to the arena, this time in the irons of MTM Farm’s MTM Como No. The pair turned in double clear rounds in times of 87.137 seconds and 42.609 seconds, respectively, which would see them finish in seventh place overall.

Jennings2Jennings returned to the arena for his third ride in the irons of Lexander Farm, LLC’s Divace. After turning in a clear first round in a time of 84.528 seconds, Jennings knew he had to beat Fenney’s second round time of 38.801 seconds. Jennings did it! The pair turned in a clear second round in a time of 38.597 seconds and took the lead!

Amanda Flint of Long Valley, New Jersey and the Coverboy Group’s Coverboy followed with the next clear first round in a time of 86.599 seconds. Four jump faults and fourteen time faults in a time of 58.117 seconds would see the pair finish in twelfth place overall.

Final results had Jennings taking the win with Divace as well as third and fourth place ribbons with S & L Puppy Love and Blue Moon 22, respectively. Fenney took the second place honors with MTM Full House and seventh with MTM Como No. Dorothy Douglas grabbed the fifth and sixth place honors with MTM Axel and S & L Elite.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Jumpin’ in Jacksonville!

The Jacksonville Spring Classic gets underway Thursday at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center and runs through April 24 for an action packed two AA weeks with lots in store and more than $200,000 in cash and awards up for grabs.

The popular $1,000 Pre-Green Division will be offered both weeks for only $5.00 per horse. For a total of $2,000 up for grabs in both the 3′ and 3’3″ Divisions, the entry fee for the Division is only five dollars per horse.

The $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcome takes place both weeks on Thursdays and the weekly $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, presented by Legend, takes place on Fridays.

Friday morning will also feature the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club, which will take place on the beautiful grass Derby field and there will be a special, complimentary Derby breakfast ringside for all.

Friday evening at 5pm, Boehringer-Ingelheim will have a special presentation of interest to all equestrians. Come see what the new USEF vaccination regulations mean to you. The presentation will take place in the stadium concourse. Food and refreshments will be served.

Saturday of Week I the $35,000 Crescent Grove Advisors Grand Prix will take place Saturday night at 6 pm in the indoor stadium and VIP service will be offered. Tables of six are available for $200 and include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds of all VIP tables will be donated to the Smiles Pets 4 Vets program run by Smiles Forever Animal Rescue, a 501c3 program that focuses on giving companion animals to Military Veterans. Buy a table and help this great program that benefits rescue dogs and veterans. Email Grace to reserve your table.

Golf carts are available all week for $100 a day or $250 for the week. Get your reservations in early since there is a limited amount available. Email Alexis or call/text 904.993.2053 to reserve your golf cart now.

The world-class Jacksonville Equestrian Center features a large indoor coliseum with seating for 3,700, two outdoor rings and a turf arena plus schooling rings and 500 permanent stalls. There are also 78 full hook-up RV spaces available.

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is conveniently located off of Interstate 295, I-10 and US 301 and in close proximity to the Jacksonville International Airport as well as the Cecil Field Regional Airport. The location is ideal for those traveling back from the winter circuits and for all Florida equestrians.

“We are looking forward to an excellent show and are extremely pleased with our entries and sponsor support,” commented Bob Bell, President of the Classic Company.  “We believe the added improvements made to the world class Jacksonville Equestrian Center combined with the Classic Company show production team’s efforts will provide an excellent show experience for our competitors,” he added.

The prize list is online and entering is easy with horseshowsonline.com for no additional fees. Reserve your stalls now by emailing Alexis.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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How the USEF Vaccination Requirement Affects Horsemen

Boehringer Ingelheim Sponsors the Jacksonville Spring Classic

The Classic Company is proud to announce that Boehringer Ingelheim has signed on to sponsor the Jacksonville Spring Classic April 13 through the 24 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center located in Jacksonville, Florida and will be hosting a special forum on the USEF vaccination requirements on Friday, April 15 at 5 pm entitled Inside Out Protection.

The forum will be led by Dr. Scott Hancock, a Professional Services Veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim. Dr. Hancock grew up in Kentucky and after much racing industry experience, attended the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He worked in Wayne and Holmes Counties, Ohio until 1989 when he built an equine referral practice outside Atlanta, Georgia. His practice included ambulatory and referral lameness, reproduction and surgical cases as well as international consultations on pre-purchase exams, herd health and embryo transfer. His background includes his work with the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta in 2003 which developed a herd of hyper-immune draft horses to create antibodies against bio-warfare toxins which led to the creation of an FDA licensed product for treating American citizens exposed to deadly bio-warfare toxins.

As of December 1, 2015, all USEF events will require horses entering the grounds to have documentation of vaccinations prior to competing. Vaccines for both EHV (Equine Herpesvirus) and EIV (Equine Influenza Virus) are required and must be administered no more than six months prior to entering show grounds. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica carries a wide variety of vaccines that meet USEF criteria.

All are welcome to attend the Inside Out Protection forum 5 pm, Friday, April 15 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center in the stadium concourse adjacent to the horse show office. Food and beverages will be served and a question and answer session will follow Dr. Hancock’s talk about the history leading up to the latest USEF vaccination mandate and what this rule means to competitive equestrians in all disciplines.

The Jacksonville Spring Classic takes place at the world-class Jacksonville Equestrian Center facility which features a large indoor coliseum with seating for 3,700, two outdoor rings, and a turf arena, plus schooling rings and 500 permanent stalls. There are also 78 full hook-up RV spaces available.

Featured events include weekly $35,000 Grand Prix, $10,000 Horseflight Welcomes, $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, presented by Legend, $1,000 3′ and 3’3″ Pre-Green Divisions for only $5 per horse, $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club Week I, and more than $200,000 in cash and awards!

Those competing in the International Hunter Derby will have a chance to hunt for the blue on the beautiful grass turf field on Friday, April 15 Week I. In usual Classic Company style, there will be a special brunch for everyone to enjoy while watching the world class hunters compete on the stunning turf hunter field.

Grand Prix competition takes place in the world class indoor stadium on Saturday nights and VIP seating will be available along with an open bar!

The Equestrian Center is conveniently located off of Interstate 295, I-10 and US 301 and in close proximity to the Jacksonville International Airport as well as the Cecil Field Regional Airport. The location is ideal for those traveling back from the winter circuits and for all Florida equestrians.

The prize list is online and entering is easy with horseshowsonline.com. Reserve your stalls now by emailing jonathan@classiccompany.com.

All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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The Jacksonville Spring Classic April 13-24, 2016

The Classic Company is well underway planning for the inaugural Jacksonville Spring Classic April 13 through the 24 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center located in Jacksonville, Florida and this show will be jumpin’! Weekly $35,000 Grand Prix, $10,000 Welcomes, $15,000 International Hunter Derby, $2,500 National Derbies and more!

The $5.00 Pre-Green Division was such a success in Gulfport that the special price offering will be extended to the Jacksonville Spring Classic! That’s right, only $5 per horse for the entire Division! Besides saving a lot of green, riders can earn a lot of green also. There’s plenty of prize money offered at the Jacksonville Spring Classic and both weeks offer the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Legend and $10,000 Horseflight Open Welcome classes and grand prix events!

Week I the $35,000 Crescent Grove Advisors Grand Prix will take place in the world class indoor stadium Saturday night at 6 pm and Sunday there will be a special Crescent Grove Advisors Brunch. Saturday night Week II the $35,000 Classic Grand Prix will be the featured jumper event in the indoor stadium. VIP will be offered during these world class events.

The Hunters will have a chance to hunt for the blue on the beautiful grass turf field in the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club, which takes place Friday, Week II. In usual Classic Company style, there will be a special brunch for everyone to enjoy while watching the world class hunters compete on the stunning turf hunter field.

The world-class facility features a large indoor coliseum with seating for 3,700, two outdoor rings and a turf arena plus schooling rings and 500 permanent stalls. There are also 78 full hook-up RV spaces available.

The Equestrian Center is conveniently located off of Interstate 295, I-10 and US 301 and in close proximity to the Jacksonville International Airport as well as the Cecil Field Regional Airport. The location is ideal for those traveling back from the winter circuits and for all Florida equestrians.

“We are excited to be bringing our shows back to the Jacksonville area,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic and the Gulf Coast Classic Companies. “We believe the new location with its added improvements will provide an excellent show experience for our competitors,” he added.

The prize list is online and entering is easy with horseshowsonline.com. Reserve your stalls now by emailing jonathan@classiccompany.com and then enter for no additional fees.

For more information, visit www.classiccompany.com. All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel at lisa@classiccompany.com.

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Phone/Fax: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311, Johns Island, SC 29457

Classic Company Announces New Show Dates in Jacksonville

The world class Jacksonville Equestrian Center will be home to the inaugural 2016 Jacksonville Spring Classic slated to kick off April 13 through the 24th.

The Classic Company is proud to announce that it has added the Jacksonville Spring Classic to its 2016 tour of show jumping events.

The USEF AA Premier rated 2016 Jacksonville Spring Classic is scheduled for April 13 through 24 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center located in Jacksonville, Florida. The Equestrian Center is conveniently located off of Interstate 295, I-10 and US 301 and in close proximity to the Jacksonville International Airport as well as the Cecil Field Regional Airport.

The world-class facility features a large indoor coliseum with seating for 3,700, two outdoor rings, and a turf arena, plus schooling rings and 500 permanent stalls. Hotels are just around the corner, but for those who want to stay onsite, there are 78 full hook up RV spaces available.

“We are excited to be bringing our shows back to the Jacksonville area,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic and the Gulf Coast Classic Companies. “We believe the new location, with its added improvements, will provide an excellent show experience for our competitors,” he added.

Peggy Fuller, Vice President of the Northeast Florida Equestrian Society, Management Group for the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, said, “We contracted with Field Specialties’ David Frey who is a well-respected professional in his field for our footing enhancements. As a result, we have resurfaced the Hunter rings as well as the schooling ring with Future Tracks (sand-fiber footing). The other rings have new bases and we have added footing,” she commented. “We have doubled the size of the original schooling area and added two additional schooling arenas, one adjacent to the Hunter Ring and the other adjacent to Barn A.” She continued, “The two outside arenas have been enlarged and the indoor arena’s base has been repaired and new sand footing has been added.”

In addition to the footing enhancements, new landscaping has been installed and additional arenas are scheduled to get underway September 8th. The facility will plan to add two additional arenas, approximately 150′ x 300′, as well an additional schooling arena set for completion by January 1st.

Future plans also include an approximate 300′ long, covered pavilion to be constructed between the arenas which will include restrooms and judges’ stands.

“We are very excited to have the Jacksonville shows and can’t think of any better show management team than the Classic Company. Bob Bell’s knowledge of the area and the horsemen in this part of the country will bring back our local exhibitors as well as neighboring states’ equestrians to the area and we are looking forward to it!” said Fuller.

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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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