It’s almost time for the Charleston Summer Classic, set to kick off on July 12 at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island, South Carolina. It’s the 25th anniversary year of the original show-cation destination AA competition, located on scenic Johns Island, a few miles from downtown historic Charleston.
Class offerings this year not only include $35,000 Grand Prix and $2,500 National Hunter Derbies, but a class for everyone including a cross rails division, jumper divisions from .75 m to Grand Prix, and all levels of hunters and equitation catering to both novice and professional riders.
“We offer classes for every level so the entire family can attend,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.
The show runs from Tuesdays through Saturdays to allow for extra beach time and the social calendar is action packed. On Wednesday, July 13th, the Annual Unbridled Affair, sponsored by Cerulean Stables and Bob Bell, takes place at the exclusive Seabrook Island Beach Club and welcomes all to the Charleston Summer Classic. A live band, sponsored by Anson Restaurant, heavy hors d’oeuvres and an absolutely beautiful setting make this a favorite among riders and their families.
On Thursday night, July 14th, the USHJA Derby Party takes place in the Grand Pavilion at 5 pm and offers an open bar and dinner sponsored by the Seabrook Equestrian Center. On Friday, the $35,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix takes place and Ridgewater Show Stables sponsors the open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres in the Grand Pavilion VIP tent.
Week II starts off with the Annual BBQ at Tissy’s Oak River Farm, hosted and sponsored by Tissy and Ralph Principe. All are welcome.
On Thursday night the festivities continue in the Grand Pavilion with an open bar and dinner sponsored by Seithel Law Firm and Lynn Seithel. On Friday night the $35,000 Sidelines Grand Prix takes place during the Grand Prix Reception, sponsored by Black Ankle Farm, in the Grand Pavilion with an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
The show closes on Saturday July 23 and features the Farewell Brunch, sponsored by the Atlanta Hunt Club, in the Grand Pavilion, as well as ringside mimosas sponsored by Judy Porter. The Farewell Brunch also offers a Bloody Mary Bar, sponsored by Charleston Mix.
All events in the VIP Grand Pavilion, with the exception of the Farewell Brunch, require a table purchase of $400 per week or an individual ticket of $50 per person. Tables sell out quickly, so be sure to email Grace and reserve your table today.
All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.