August, 28th, 2013-The 2013 version of the Atlanta Summerfest Horse Show series wrapped up this past Sunday. The event again took place at beautiful Chatt Hills (Bouckaert Farms) in Fairburn, GA August8-25th. “We were extremely pleased with this year’s show”, said show organizer JP Godard. “We were sold out again and it always a pleasure putting on an event at such an incredible facility”. The facility is an exhibitor favorite that boasts an over 8000 acre equestrian paradise filled with established pastures, lakes, and woodlands with ample room to ride all located along the Chattahoochee River. The footing and stabling are both exceptional and the schedule allots for early days so exhibitors can enjoy the nearby lake, Six Flags, or the hustle and bustle of nearby downtown Atlanta which is only minutes away.
Highlights of the week included a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby that took place Friday evening along with exhibitor’s party sponsored by The Atlanta Hunt Club. Alyssa Mansfield took home the blue ribbon honors in the derby on Stone Lane Farm’s Calice De Fuyssieu Z. Julie Curtain took home second through fourth place honors respectively; second place went to Jeffery Sutton’s Visible, third place to Helen Brown’s Tybee and fourth place to Mimi Washburn’s Confetti. Complete results are as follows:
$2500 USHJA NATIONAL HUNTER DERBY
The $10,000 Chattahoochee Hills Jumper Classic took place Saturday in the jumper ring. The hospitality sponsor’s provided the party hillside. This year’s sponsor’s included; Dr. Juan Gamboa, Hillford Farm, The Curtis Family, New Vintage Farm, Sidelines Magazine, Stevehaven Stables, The Barn Book, The Tack Room, and Eurimports. Timothy Maddrix of Birmingham, AL and Daniel Grice’s Boysterous came home the victors taking home the blue rosette and custom cooler donated by Integrity Fine Equestrian Linens. The pair was the only clean round in the jump off marking the timers at 42.463. Maddrix also took home second place on Claudia Styslinger’s Uluxion, and Danielle Grice rounded out the top three spots with Loretta Patterson’s Rapid Rewards. Complete results are as follows:
$10,000 OPEN JUMPER CLASSIC 1.35M
Equus Events would like to thank to all of the exhibitors, sponsors, staff, and spectators for a very successful Atlanta Summerfest Series. For more information and complete results please log on to www.equusevents.com.
Equus Events continues its schedule with the Aiken Fall Festival September 5-8 and 12-15. Features include a $15,000 Mini Prix each week, a $5,000 Open Welcome Stake each week, a $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby, Take 2 Thoroughbred Hunter and Jumper classes, the First Tee Bridles, and Birdies Relay Challenge, and Zone 4 Finals.