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Fantastic Friday at the Atlanta Fall Classic

Sydney Crenshaw pilots Camera Ready to the win in the $5,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic.

Atlanta Fall Classic Crowns NCE Champions, $5,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic Results, and Curtain Wins $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

The Atlanta Fall Classic was hopping yesterday with nonstop activity in the jumper, hunter, equitation and breeding divisions at the Georgia International Horse Park!

The Week I featured favorite, the $5,000 Barry Lane Jumper Classic, saw 34 horse and rider teams take to the 1.10 m course with a first round time allowed of 74 seconds. Fit to Print Farm is regular in the winner’s circle in this event and 2015 proved to be no different. Of the eight who turned in double clear efforts, Fit to Print Farm’s Camera Ready, piloted by Sydney Crenshaw of Canton, Georgia, turned in double clear efforts in times of 64.491 seconds and 32.095 seconds, respectively. Chasm Z, owned and ridden by Madison Akins of Winder, Georgia, turned in the second fastest double clean effort in times of 69.978 and 35.030 seconds, respectively, securing second place honors. Bailey Martin’s Contador De Bornival came in third with times of 67.915 and 35.620 seconds, respectively, while fourth place honors went to Charity Durgin’s Captivate, ridden by Isabel Harbour, in times of 71.133 and 35.960 seconds, respectively. For complete details on this class, click here.

Tonight the prize money increases to $10,000 in the second installment of the Barry Lane Jumper Classics and it is shaping up to be an exciting competition!

The National Classic Equitation Finals

Last night under the covered arena, the riders competed for the National Classic Equitation Championship honors. Riders competed throughout the year in Classic Company NCE Classes in order to earn an invitation to compete in the Finals. “These Finals are so important to the growth of our industry and sport and provide recognition for the riders and their horses who have worked hard for a chance to compete,” said Bob Bell, President of Classic Company.

Congratulations to all National Classic Equitation Finalists and the Champions!

Curtin is victorious in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby

Julie Curtin of Woodstock, Georgia, in the irons of Charlotte Warren’s Enticement, was on the hunt for the blue in yesterday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby! Their combined first and second round scores of 180 points bested fourteen horse and rider teams and secured the win!

Julie Curtin and Enticement
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Julie Curtin and Enticement

Second place was awarded to Lord Nelson, owned by Renee Gruenthal and ridden by Leah Rodman of Miami, Florida, who earned a combined first and second round score of 168.5 points. With a combined score of 168 points, third place honors were awarded to Braemer Road’s Midnight Hour, ridden by Emma Wilson of Savannah, Georgia. Fourth place was awarded to Ruth Bley’s Casanova M, ridden by Elizabeth Boyd of Camden, South Carolina, after earning a combined score of 160 points. Valentine, owned by Wendy Arndt and ridden by Liddy Strickland of McDonough, Georgia, received a combined score of 159.5 points and was awarded fifth place overall. For complete results, click here.

Next week Friday’s $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby will be followed by the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, scheduled to take place in the Olympic arena under the lights. Make sure to reserve your VIP table now since it is always in high demand! For those who fly charter, you are invited to sit at the Apollo Jets table, compliments of Brian Hillen. Simply contact Brian at bhillen@apollojets.com or call him at 908.307.1822 in order to reserve your seat! Otherwise, be sure to reach out to jonathan@classiccompany.com to order your table. Prices are only $300 for a table of eight and include two bottles of wine.

The 20th anniversary show of the Atlanta Fall Classic kicked off at the Georgia International Horse Park, home to the 1996 Olympic Games, on Wednesday. There are few stalls available, so if you haven’t sent your entries in yet, call the office at 843.768.5503 or email jonathan@classiccompany.com to reserve your stalls now. Then enter online at horseshowsonline.com and remove the hassle from filling out entries!

The Remaining Schedule:

  • Saturday: $10,000 Barry Lane Classic
  • Saturday: $35,000 Atlanta Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO
  • Sunday: $10,000 Barry Lane Classic

Week II:
Zone 4 Finals All Week!

  • Thursday: $7,500 Nalley Toyota Stonecrest Open Welcome
  • Friday: EMO Equitation Classic Finals
  • Friday: $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby
  • Friday: Hunter Breeding Classes – double judged
  • Friday evening: $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
  • Saturday: $10,000 Child Adult Jumper Classic
  • Saturday: $35,000 Atlanta Classic Grand Prix, presented by EMO
  • Sunday: Circuit Awards, presented by Practical Horseman

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

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