Meg O’Mara demonstrates her winning style at the 2012 Southeast Medal Finals aboard Vancouver. Photo by Flashpoint Photography.
New at Southeast Medal Finals – EMO Equitation Championship
Jacksonville, FL – August 28, 2013 – The Southeast Medal Finals received high praise following the show’s inaugural year in 2012, and this year Southeast Medal Finals management is pleased to announce the addition of new and exciting classes, divisions and finals. Among this year’s added highlights is the EMO Equitation Championship, presented by The EMO Agency, Inc. The EMO Championship will be held on Friday, September 20, during this year’s show, running September 19-22, 2013.
The popular show, held at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, attracts some of the country’s top junior riders and trainers, and this year juniors are invited to enter the EMO Equitation Championship. Riders competing in the EMO Championship will be judged over 3’3″ fences and scored numerically. At the judge’s discretion, riders may be called back for a second round of testing.
In addition to the EMO Championship, show management is also excited to have added the $25,000 Land Rover of Jacksonville Grand Prix, as well as the Developing Sport Horse Division sponsored by Team Rakowsky. This new division is inspired by European-style classes in which the horses are judged on their athletic potential to be top contenders in the future of the sport. Horses in the Developing Sport Horse classes will be judged on style, presentation, rideability and their potential to eventually compete at the grand prix level.
“Speaking for all of us involved with The Southeast Medal Finals, and thanks to Land Rover of Jacksonville, EMO, Team Rakowsky and all our sponsors, we’re extremely excited to be able to offer these new classes and divisions,” said James Lala, who has partnered with Bob Bell and Classic Company to bring together this year’s Southeast Medal Finals. “Especially with these new offerings, we’re able to provide top of the line competition for everyone.”
Entries for the Southeast Medal Finals are due Friday, August 30, 2013. Visit www.southeastmedalfinals.com to learn more.
Get your entries in on time! Click here for Equestrian Connect. Equestrian Connect is the Southeast Medal Finals and Classic Company’s Official Service Provider and allows exhibitors to store their data one time, on the web, and then use that data to automatically fill out hunter/jumper entry forms across the country. The service offers a free 45-day trial period for new members. At the conclusion of the trial period, Equestrian Connect offers an annual subscription, or a “pay as you go” service. The service allows exhibitors to save both time and money. This is the one-minute online entry service that will help you get your entries in on time and get you to the show.
Southeast Medal Finals Fast Facts:
WHAT: The Southeast Medal Finals is a USEF A-Rated indoor hunter, jumper and equitation horse show. USEF Rated Jumper Level 3
WHEN: September 19-22, 2013
WHERE: The Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Jacksonville, FL, featuring a large indoor coliseum with 3,000 seats, two outdoor rings and 500 permanent stalls.
13611 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221
- Phelps Media Group Southeast Junior Medal Finals
- Southeast Adult Medal Finals
- ASPCA Maclay Regionals
- $25,000 Land Rover Grand Prix of Jacksonville
- $5,000 Welcome Stake
- $7,500 Child/Adult Jumper Finals
- New European Style Developing Sport Horse Division
- New Southeast Children’s Hunter Final
- New Southeast Adult Hunter Final
- EMO Cup Championship
Click here for the prize list, entry forms, schedules and more.
HUNTER & EQUITATION JUDGES: Linda Andrisani & Molly Flaherty (Hunter, Maclay & SEMF), Tony Sgarlatta (Hunter, Equitation & SEMF), Jennifer Drahan (SEMF)
JUMPER JUDGES: Allen Rheinheimer & Fred Brown
STEWARD: Janet McCarroll
Susan Rindal – 904-655-5497 – email@example.com
James Lala – 561-906-6668 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Bell – 843-768-5503 – email@example.com
DIRECTIONS: For map and address information, visit http://www.southeastmedalfinals.com/Location.aspx.
Carrie Wirth for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
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