Beautiful spring weather has arrived here in the south and Equus Events spring and summer schedule is beginning to heat up. The Atlanta Spring Premiere May 11-15 and the Atlanta Spring Challenge May 18-22 are just around the corner and will include two fabulous weeks of AA competition at the Georgia International Horse Park. This show series takes place in one of the countries premiere equestrian facilities and will offer over $180,000 in prize money through out the two weeks. Features include a $25,000 Grand Prix each week, two $5,000 Open Welcome Stakes each week, a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, a USHJA National Hunter Classic, a $7,500 JR/AO Jumper Classic each week and in addition the Atlanta Spring Premiere has been selected as a World Champion Hunter Rider Event. These shows will offer something for everyone as nearly every hunter and jumper division will be offered a classic. Equus Events will also offer daily hospitality for exhibitors, trainers, and riders and weekly parties. The annual Preakness Party will take place May 21st to celebrate the 136th running of the Preakness Stake. DFG Stables and Daniel and Cathy Geitner of Aiken, SC are graciously sponsoring this event.
The Tryon Summer Classic Horse Show will again take place June 2-5 at FENCE in beautiful Tryon, North Carolina. FENCE (Foothills Equestrian Nature Center) is a 380 acre nature, education and recreation facility nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area offers many activities including numerous shops and antique stores as well as adventures whitewater rafting on the Green River. This year’s show will again benefit the Tryon Hounds. www.tryonhounds.com This unique event encompasses the days of old with a rich tradition but also attracts top riders and trainers in the southeast. Many will be contending for their name to be engraved on numerous perpetual trophies. Some of last years winners include: