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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.

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

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.

ClassicCompany.com
GulfCoastClassicCompany.com
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